There are only three episodes left to air on “Falling Skies,” and that is a fairly strange phenomenon to think about. This is a show that has gone through some really wonderful highs and had a few lows, but ultimately when the dust settles, it has delivered on one of the craziest, most action-packed premises that TNT has ever put out there.
What we want to do in this article is look ahead at the final two episodes of the season courtesy of their press releases. We’re going to present these without interruption next, and we’ll get to the analysis after that.
“Reunion” (airing on August 23) – “Tom gains a powerful new weapon against the Espheni. Ben puts his life on the line to extract enemy plans. Pope discovers that Tom is alive, and launches a final attack. Meanwhile, the 2nd Mass must reassess their situation when an unexpected visitor appears.”
“Reborn” (series finale, airing on August 30) – “The final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with new and unpredictable obstacles. Despite great loss along the way, they must persevere with hopes of once and for all reclaiming Earth and humanity.”
The truth here is that there is nothing altogether surprising about what TNT is releasing in these, and we feel like more than anything else, these are mostly just meant to serve as a reminder that the show is going out in a blaze of glory here rather than a whimper. It’s possible that we’ll lose some lives, and we hope above all else that there is resolution. The last thing that we want is for the show to end with loose ends that have not been tied up properly.