'Falling Skies' recap: The Trojan Skitter

It has been quite the week for Falling Skies. On Thursday, word came through that TNT has ordered a second season of their sci-fi hit, and tonight, after last Sunday's mediocre episode and a slight slip in ratings, Falling Skies comes back with a much more exciting hour.

In light of the events of tonight's episode, I feel a need to address some comments I made in last week's recap about Steven Weber's character, Dr. Harris. I expressed disappointment that he wasn't punched in the face again. My remarks were poorly thought out, and I took Dr. Harris' face and its punchability for granted. I've learned my lesson.

This week's episode, enticingly entitled "Silent Kill," gets things moving quickly. Margaret and Hal arrive back at the school, lots 'o drugs in tow. These are the drugs they'll need for the surgeries to remove harnesses from the captive kids. Anne and Tom discuss the prospects for the surgery and Ben’s chances of survival. Tom reassures her that the procedure worked last week on Rick. Really? That worked? He voluntarily put the harness back on, tried to free the skitter and had the harness ripped of his back by his father’s bare hands. Worked like a charm, Tom. Read More...



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