For the past ten weeks, both old and new fans of Falling Skies have watched as the writers have set in motion story line after story line like bottle rockets in the night sky, each on it’s own new and exciting trajectory and those of us who sat eagerly watching, especially those of us who have been watching the show from the beginning, anxiously awaited every Sunday night for our beautifully explosive pay off. Well much like cheap fireworks, there was no pay off and the most exciting thing about the whole process was the lighting of the fuse.
The pace was frantic in tonights season finale as they tried to tie up a seasons worth of loose ends in the 45 minutes of airtime that TNT affords them. It was a classic case of trying to fit 15 gallons in a Ten gallon hat. There were no less then 6 story lines that found their resolution in such a short amount of time. When there has been a ten week build up it’s disappointing to any fan that they only get 7-8 minutes to find the answers they’ve been waiting for all season long.