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Recap Taken: Episode 10

With the military in hot pursuit, Charlie, Lisa and Allie rendezvous with Tom for aid in leaving the United States altogether, with John providing much-needed help in evading Project agents. While awaiting transportation to Buenos Aires, the fugitives seek sanctuary in the old Clarke farmhouse, where the experiment began. John is forced to depart, giving Allie a chance for a normal life. The military tracks them down and surrounds the farmhouse. They are thwarted when a large collection of the "Taken" and other people associated with the Clarke and Keys families arrive to defend Allie, who in turn provides them with the peace of mind they have been seeking. That evening the military launches an attack and blood is shed. Allie is forced to forsake her place with her parents and any chance of life on Earth. She uses her abilities to summon the Alien Visitors, whose entire armada of Motherships arrive and teleport her away, their experiment on Earth concluded. The Project disbands and the military retreats, their mission a failure. Mary Crawford is arrested and imprisoned for life for her crimes, and Charlie and Lisa mourn the loss of their daughter (until they find one of the Clarke star-earrings in the field where Allie vanished). They are heartened by the prospect that Allie will return one day. This episode marks the death of Chet Wakeman and is the series finale. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 9

Mary and a group of soldiers are dispatched into the crashed alien Mothership to seek an audience with the aliens. Nothing is achieved because the ship re-activates, dispatches the humans, and departs, taking Allie along. Just as it seems the military has failed in its mission, it is discovered that Allie has used her powers to deceive them. On the run with her parents from the military and their civilian aides, Allie is approached by an old acquaintance of the Clarke family, who offers his help: the alien "John." Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 8

The military, at the direction of the imperious and xenophobic General Beers, arrives and claims custody of Allie. They set up a trap on an abandoned North Dakota farm for the aliens, intending to bring one of their ships down to interrogate the Visitors about their experiments. While Wakeman is allowed to travel with the military, Mary is effectively frozen out, but she resolves to use the Artifact to work her way back into the inner circle. Charlie and Lisa frantically search for their daughter, evading Project agents intending to "tie up loose ends." They succeed in tracking Allie down, but not before her contact with the Artifact summons an Alien Visitor ship, which is promptly shot down. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 7

Charlie Keys desperately seeks answers to his family's manipulation by the Alien Visitors, while Lisa Clarke enjoys a musical lifestyle and shares a special bond with her daughter Allie. All are unaware that they are under surveillance by the Project, with a special focus on Allie. Mary Crawford, now in a leadership position in the Project under her father (who she sees as weak and not up to the job), correctly believes her to be the centerpiece of the Alien Visitors' experiments. Allie displays almost God-like abilities, and Mary lays the groundwork for her capture by the Project. Eventually, the truth is learned by Charlie and Lisa, but they are unable to act as they find themselves in a hostage situation along with Allie. Allie uses her superhuman intelligence and inherent calming abilities to solve the crisis. After sending her parents and their comrades to safety, she surrenders herself to the custody of Mary and Wakeman in exchange for her parents' lives. This episode marks the death of Eric Crawford (the last of the major second generation characters). Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 6

Over the next sixteen years, Charlie Keys (Adam Kaufman) and Lisa Clarke (Emily Bergl), the latest generation of their respective families, become increasingly important in the Aliens' plans. They soon attract the attention of the Project, which is resurrected when the government realizes the Aliens are a true danger. The Alien Visitors bring Charlie and Lisa together by abducting them. Manipulated by the Alien's telepathic powers, Charlie and Lisa have sex and Lisa becomes pregnant. The two are then returned to Earth with no memory of the encounter; and both are finally left free of the Alien's manipulation as their part in the alien's experimentation is over. Lisa gives birth to her daughter Allison, or "Allie" (Dakota Fanning). The Aliens shift their attention towards overseeing the child's development, which in turn draws the Project's attention. This episode marks the deaths of Jacob Clarke and Jesse Keys, and the birth of Allie Keys. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 5

Eric Crawford manipulates and blackmails his way into the head office of the Project; he continues investigations into the Alien Visitors' activities on Earth. Eric continues his pursuit of Jacob Clarke and Jesse Keys, hoping for answers about the Aliens, and enlists the aid of eccentric scientist Dr. Chet Wakeman; he also seduces Becky Clarke. Meanwhile, Jesse realizes the Alien Visitors are still taking him, and he seeks aid in finding a way to escape their manipulation before they come for his son Charlie. His efforts not only prove futile, but also attract the attention of the Project, and his efforts to defend his son from the Aliens leads them to drive him completely insane. Charlie and Amelia are forced to hide from the Project and leave him behind. This episode marks the death of Sally Clarke, the last of the major first generation characters. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 4

When Owen Crawford is finally ruined by Tom Clarke's revenge efforts, his legacy passes onto his sons Eric and Sam. While Eric is a staunch believer in his father's activities and holds a leadership position on the Project, Sam believes the Alien Visitors are merely a cover story for the government's own illicit activities on the unsuspecting population, and as such, the two brothers find themselves in opposite positions. When Sam finds the Artifact, he learns and accepts the truth, but he believes the opposite of Eric and their father: namely, that the existence of the Alien Visitors should be known by the entire world. Upon reading in a newspaper that symbols found in a newly-discovered Native American mummy tomb match those on the surface of the Artifact, Sam journeys to Alaska to gather additional information on the Aliens. While there, he encounters an Alien-human hybrid named Lester, who has been living in seclusion in a shack. In the shack is a young girl, Wendy, who disappeared from her mother's sight and became injured, Lester having cared for her since. The townspeople eventually go after Lester, but not before Sam brings Wendy safely out of Lester's shack into her mother's arms. One of the townspeople sets the shack on fire and Sam, wanting to save Lester's life, tries to convince Lester to come with him. In the process, Sam accidentally uncovers Lester's face and after looking into his eyes becomes frozen in fear; both burn to death within the shack. Meanwhile, Jesse Keys, now a Vietnam veteran, returns home addicted to heroin and is haunted by his Alien Visitor-manipulated past and his military career. He eventually finds peace with the nurse Amelia, who helps him get over his addiction. This episode marks the deaths of Owen and Sam Crawford, and the birth of Mary Crawford. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 3

President John F. Kennedy is threatening to shut down the Project, as he believes the Aliens are not as dire a threat as Owen Crawford is making them out to be. With 30 days to prove otherwise, and having failed to previously recruit Jacob Clarke in his attempts to activate the crashed Alien Visitor ship, the pressure is beginning to mount. Anne, Owen's wife, becomes increasingly unstable and threatens to expose his Project secrets. Hoping to give their superior some peace of mind, Marty Erickson and Howard Bowen, Owen's subordinates and lackeys, go in search of Jacob, despite his supposed death. In the end, they fail because of Jacob's abilities (which he uses despite warnings by the Alien Visitors to avoid them, lest they degrade his health). Irate that the Project is relegated to an office-based department by Kennedy, Owen arranges the death of Bowen and Anne. Meanwhile, Jesse Keys, still being abducted by the Alien Visitors, reunites with his father and talks him into finding and approaching Owen for help. With Owen's desperation for proof of the Alien's true intentions, it results in fatal consequences for Russell. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 2

The episode opens with Kate Keys reading a bedtime story to her 7-year-old son Jesse. Jesse falls asleep and Kate converses with her husband, Sheriff Bill Walker. Jesse wakes up to noises outside and encounters an Alien, disguised as a character from his bedtime story. The Alien beckons Jesse and he is thus taken for the first time. Russell Keys, hoping to find a way of evading the Alien Visitors' countless intrusions upon his life, ekes out a meager existence as a drifter, and his efforts are soon shown to be in vain. On one of his many abductions, he sees his 12-year-old son Jesse. Russell later approaches Jesse at his old home, much to the chagrin of Kate and Bill. They escape together on Christmas Eve, but Jesse is soon taken by the Alien Visitors and Russell is left at the mercy of Bill and the police. Meanwhile, Owen Crawford has attained the rank of Colonel and continues being overall head of the Project at Groom Lake (Area 51). He is using increasingly amoral methods and teaming up with unscrupulous characters in his mission to discover the secrets of the Alien Visitor's experiments. His research centers on the captured saucer, though all attempts to make the vessel fly fail, leaving him in dire straits with the Eisenhower administration. Meanwhile, Sally is alone with her half-human, half-Alien son Jacob and desperately searches for a way to contact John. Her efforts are soon discovered by Owen, who goes undercover, and schemes his way into Sally's confidence in order to enlist Jacob's aid before the Project is shut down. Jacob possesses Alien Visitor abilities, and instantly realizes Owen's intentions for him. When Owen makes his move, Jacob uses those abilities to send Owen into a horror-induced panic attack, driving him away. Tom and Becky, upon retrieving Jacob, agree with Sally to send him away for his own safety, and fake his death in case Project agents return for him. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Recap Taken: Episode 1

A mysterious extraterrestrial race, simply referred to as the Alien Visitors, comes to Earth to perform a genetic experiment of monumental proportions upon the human population. The Aliens arrive in the midst of an air battle over Germany during World War II, abducting B-17 pilot Captain Russell Keys and his entire crew. Russell loses all memory of the incident, retires a highly-decorated war hero, settles down with his childhood sweetheart Kate, and has a son named Jesse. Eventually, Russell realizes he is still periodically being abducted and, desperate for answers, tracks down the sole surviving member of his bomber crew, Lieutenant Lou Johnson. Johnson, in his final moments, makes him realize the "German doctors" experimenting on them were Aliens using their abilities to disguise themselves. Not wanting to bring the Aliens down upon them, he abandons his family and flees for his life. Meanwhile, in Roswell, New Mexico, Captain Owen Crawford discovers a crashed saucer, which is soon retrieved and becomes the initial subject of a "Project" intent on discovering the Alien Visitors' purpose on Earth, which is headed by Colonel Thomas Campbell, Owen's superior. After Owen is frozen out of the investigation, he is given a mysterious Alien Artifact, seduces and marries Anne, daughter of Colonel Campbell, and uses both the artifact and the marriage to blackmail Colonel Campbell. He gets promoted to Major and becomes leader of the Project. Owen attempts to locate the fifth member and only survivor of the spaceship crew. This alien, in human disguise and calling himself "John", enjoys a relationship with the lonely Sally Clarke, who sheltered him (despite learning of his true nature) and ended up pregnant by him. Source: Wikipedia If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now