Falling Skies “Compass” Review

Just as I was starting to warm up to Jimmy on Falling Skies, they’ve got to go and kill him off in tonight’s episode, "Compass." Jimmy had grown up quite a bit since he first became a fighter with the 2nd Mass, and had he lived through this accident, I expect he would have continued to become the soldier that Weaver believed he was.

Jimmy had a history of unintentionally putting lives in danger, so when it was revealed that he and Ben had been "hunting Skitters" outside of their usual patrol boundaries, it came as no real surprise. Jimmy’s rather reckless style made him a great partner for Ben who needed someone who wouldn’t think twice about going on a secret, personal mission to take down Skitters.

I got a really good sense of Ben’s emotional loss after Jimmy’s death, but I expected more from Weaver. Last season, we saw how Jimmy had become a kind of surrogate son to Weaver. Jimmy had somehow worked his way into Weaver’s hardened heart, so I expected to see Weaver have more of a personal breakdown over Jimmy’s death. Read More....



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