'Falling Skies' season finale recap: The Skitter End

After a summer of ups and downs, Falling Skies ended its first season with two of its best hours and a reminder of the premiere's promise. Everything that made the show a refreshing summer series was back tonight, plus we got to see Rick climb up a wall Exorcist-style.

Before we begin, let's dedicate the season's final recap to the late, great Dr. Harris. I'm sure he's up in the big chem lab in the sky, presumably getting punched in the face.

The finale opened with a surprisingly touching moment from the eaters. (After all the Second's fighters have been through this summer, it's hard to not call them that.) As the troops mount their plan of attack on the enemy base over Boston, the civies take a moment to kick back and enjoy a movie, just like Shawshank Redemption—which in all likelihood is playing on TNT at this very moment. But all isn't well in the school. Anne shares her discovery about the harnesses buried inside the skitters with Tom, and both question what it will mean for Ben and his gross back callouses. (Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.) Read More...



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