Tonight, “Falling Skies” will end its summer run for TNT, but what we always like to do at around this time for a show is look forward, rather than just spending a whole lot of time looking back or trying to guess something that is hard to guess: Specific events in a finale.
In terms of broad strokes, what we do anticipate from the final season starts and ends with one word: Hope. While we’ve seen our fair share of shows with sad endings as of late (from “Breaking Bad” to “Dexter” to even “How I Met Your Mother,” mostly in that it wasn’t any good), we cannot imagine that this will be one of them and leave anyone satisfied. After all, what would be the point of the past several years just to see them suffer more at the end? This is not like Walter White, where he was a terrible person for most of the run and really got what was coming to him in so many ways. Tom doesn’t deserve to be gunned down or destroyed.
Also, we do expect some cast shake-ups (characters do die), some further information about the Espheni and other alien races, and what a potential human society could look like now that so much as changed.
As for specific dates, just look towards June 2015 again. There is no need for the show to change what has worked the past few years. What we could be a little more curious about, though, is if they move either this show or “The Last Ship” to a new night, that way they can use the two to launch other new programs. (Showtime did something like this in 2013, moving “Dexter” and “Homeland” apart for “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” to have larger audiences.)
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