Season 2 closes with a new alien and death in threes. We discuss announced cast changes for season 3. Winners of our giveaway. Will the 2nd Mass be staying in Charleston? Dai goes all season not getting injured until now. Will Jessey Schram be back for season 3 with her new series in production? The future of Arthur Manchester. We have a brief comparison of Falling Skies to a 1980’s TV series, Dark Skies. What can we expect from Hal at the start of season 2? Will the focus of the series start to shift away from Ben? Will the 2nd Mass find out about Bressler sabotaging the rebel alliance.
Art and Karen won’t “Wish you into the Cornfield” for not listening to this episode, but you will miss out on an exciting giveaway. Details are in this episode. The ‘writing on the wall’ for this episode is the fourth verse of the United States National Anthem:
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Do Arthur Manchester’s writings expose him as a despot? Dr. Anne pulls medical rank. We learn Tector’s real first name. Was it just me, or were we waiting for Matt Frewer to break into his ‘Max Headroom’ alter-ego. Another character from a prior episode make a return. No one dies this week. Season 3 of Falling Skies begins production three months earlier then in the prior years.
Many of our listeners, including McKayla Maroney, were not impressed with the episode “Death March”. However, Art and Karen explaining why this may be the most important episode of the season. This story, told in three acts, provides us with additional surprise backstory on our characters. Another death of a long running cast member. What was the purpose of Jenny and Tyler to this story? What is the significance of Charleston in the overall story?
Picture of “Tyler” (left)
Karen and Art provide their Emmy Award winning skills to this episode of The Falling Skies Podcast as they act out the last two chapters of The Battle of Fitchburg. We also congratulate Moon Bloodgood (Dr. Anne) as she is 5 1/2 months pregnant. We speculate how big of a role she will have in season three as she will be due during the filming.