Prior to leaving our money at the nearby casinos, we headed just northwest of town to a collection of cemeteries. Rich history dating back to the founding of Colorado. I edited two videos, with the only difference being a ‘filter’ in post production to give one version on ‘old time’ feel.
We reached the finish line, and the writers chose to play it safe. No Mason’s were killed in the making of this series, even though the producers promised us ‘significant deaths’. Should Ben have died as he was part Esphani? Did Pope get a proper sent off? Was Jeff Fahey properly used as a guest star? Once again, Cochise fails to mention something important. The whole ending appears to have been rushed. We blame less then antiquate writing. News on Sara Carter (Maggie). What is up with the pins everyone was wearing at the end. Should the queen have had better protection. This week we borrow from Aliens, Starship Troopers, and Independence Day. We announce our next podcast to succeed this one. Stay tuned. Thank you to all the loyal listeners of our podcast over the last five years.
Nazca Lines from Wikipedia (Will this be another plot device, or will we get a real answer?)
Two different reunions this week with different outcomes. Is Pope really dead. The odds are NO!! Who dies in the next episode? Twitter has Tom getting it at the end. We discuss how this season has dragged on a bit too long, leaving us with a lot of story to resolve in 44 minutes. What is the Doria prime motivation? Can the world be saved with a suppository? We learn that Marty really does have a purpose.
Two episode left, and we spend the last two on filler. We did get music back on the podcast. Art calls it that Marshall was an alien. Noah Wyle direct this episode. His first in a directors chair. Another new alien (see picture). Is this alien and the Rebecca alien the same? Cochise needs to stop holding out on the 2nd Mass. We discuss who will hookup with who. We also discuss who dies. POPE RETURNS!!! Will episode nine be his last?
What?? No mourning for the loss of Col. Weaver’s pony tail?? Just when you though you could march straight into Washington, an overlord throws a wrench in the works. Did Tom avoid a possession by swatting a bug from his neck in the first episode? It looks like we will not have a Hal/Maggie/Isabella triangle. Why has Weaver not pulled rank and taken over leadership at the base? Tom should learn about his right to remain silent. At last… History lessons. Who will be the person that will be able to work the communicator? Our bet is Tom. Excellent listener feedback this week. We discuss why it is possible that you could stay isolated from the war. The job of continuity director must be tough for scenes involving food. Mmmmmmm…. Beefaroni.
Tom gets a taste of paradise this week as he is taken in by a family who have managed to remain isolated from the war. The practical side of prepping is shown as the family has ? But at least they have found the enigma code. power, running water, food, and ICE!! In five seasons of this show, has the second mass not learned to touch Esphini technology. Do we now have a Hal/Maggie/Isabella love triangle? We discuss the case of the disappearing/reappearing cornbread. Will the 2nd Mass win the war with a collection of classic cars? Will How will Weaver handle the fawning by Marty. We found an interesting article on Moviepilot.com titled “Seven things we will miss about Falling Skies”. Four episodes left.
Pope gathers a few flesh wounds in this episode. Once again, Art incorrectly calls the fate of Pope. Were we introduced to the end of the Ben/Hal/Maggie triangle? (We hope so!!!) Is a muscle car a good tactical weapon? Will it be sacrificed for the greater good? Is Tom going to be the Mason that dies at the end? Will Cochise understand American slang before the series end? How is there still bottled water in this universe? Don’t dead bodies smell after a while and shouldn’t Weaver have noticed? The show has lost something not having a weekly history lesson or movie references. We have not talked about ratings, but the average audience is about one-fifth of the series premiere.
Pope loses it in this episode. We focus on grief as the main theme and how it effects several characters this week. Some have closure and other go off the deep end. Karen and Art disagree if Pope makes it beyond the next episode? Is Collin Cunningham glad he doesn’t have to wear that wig. Who is more mentally imbalanced? Pope or Tom. Why can the new alien occupy the same space as Tom? Who else will die next week?
We say goodbye to three characters in this episode. Sara was the surprise, but we were promised that there would be major character deaths this season. The major setups for the balance of the season will be the conflict between Pope and Tom, the trip to Fayetteville, and the trip to Washington, DC. Will the final scene be an overlord sitting in the Oval Office. I guess if Tom failed to slap the insect in the first episode, He would be eaten alive? Again, we see the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few. Borrowed a bit from the movie “Aliens” and the nursery. If Pope carried appropriate backpack essentials, He would have had a fire starter, just sayin’.
In this episode, Art and Karen learn that skitters do not taste like chicken. Why is it the person who could go the longest without eating always in the front of the food line? Will the new problem for the 2nd Mass be something small. Matt has a girlfriend, will he have a better outcome? Why is Anne talking about having a baby when the whole compound may not live another day? Pope knows how to cook a gourmet dinner. Anthony blows up the food pantry, but suffers no punishment. NO cats were harmed in the making of this episode. Tonight’s episode was brought to you by Pringles and Hostess Ding Dongs.
Season 5 starts with the rehash of same themes from prior seasons. Have the new showrunners not looked at prior work? We have been promised a few things this season. 1) Why was there an invasion? There will be major character deaths. Is the Hal, Ben,and Maggie triangle run its course? What is now replacing the eye worms from prior seasons. Do we have a new alien species? Is Matt becoming a ‘ladies man’? Will all heck break loose when Tom and Anne have a fight? Stay tuned as we review the final episodes of this series. Will the ending be up to out standards?
Art and Karen discuss the final episode of Season 4. The big questions are “Where is Tom?” Art is asking “When is TOM?” Is Mira on the Beemer or did she go down with the ship? Is Tom’s first wife a Alien/Human Hybrid? How does the war end?