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Skies" review by Suzanne
Two-Hour Season Premiere Sunday, June 9 at 9/8c on TNT
The show is back and better than ever! There are more new
characters (like ER's Gloria Reuben, who plays Marina, Tom's
aide, and House's Robert Sean Leonard as "Roger Kadar, PhD,
an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs Charleston’s
power grid and lives underground with his pet rats.") and
the return of Eureka's Matt Frewer as General Bressler, and
Terry O'Quinn as Manchester, as well as all of the other
regular characters that we know and love. Another new
character is the alien Cochise, played by Doug Jones (best
known for the Hellboy movies). It's nice to see Tom settling
more comfortably into the role of leader as the new
TNT sent me the first 5 episodes, and they have
been great! Lots of twists and turns, just like always. Of
course it wouldn't be "Falling Skies" if some people didn't
die tragically and bravely, and some others were secretly
working for the aliens.
What awaits the people of Earth in Season Three of
Falling Skies? Find out!
Season Premiere June 9 at 9/8c
Go behind the scenes of Falling Skies as the crew sheds
light on some unanswered questions. Get your first glimpse
of Season Three before the premiere June 9.
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of Season 3.
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FALLING SKIES: Full-Season Marathons
Slated for Memorial Day and June 1
TNT to Present First
Two Seasons of Falling Skies
During Build-Up to
Two-Hour Season 3 Premiere on June 9
Full-Season Marathons Slated
for Memorial Day and June 1
As TNT prepares to launch the third season of Falling
Skies, the network will give viewers the chance to catch up
on the riveting first two seasons. Noah Wyle stars in the
epic drama, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television
and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
On Monday, May 27, TNT will present a Memorial Day
marathon of the entire first season, beginning at 10 a.m.
(ET/PT). The following Saturday, June 1, TNT will roll out
the entire second season, beginning at 10 a.m. (ET/PT). Then
on Saturday, June 8, the day before the new season begins,
TNT will present the back half of the second season,
beginning at 7 a.m. (ET/PT). A complete schedule for all
three marathons is included below.
The war against an occupying alien force will enter a
volatile new phase when Falling Skies returns for its third
season with a two-hour television event Sunday, June 9,
beginning at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The top-rated summer drama will
then settle into its regular timeslot Sundays at 10 p.m.
In addition to Wyle, Falling Skies stars Moon Bloodgood,
Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight,
Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah
Carter. As the new season of Falling Skies opens, seven
months have passed since the survivors of the 2nd Mass
reached Charleston, which has been named capital of the New
United States. The government has formed a tenuous alliance
with a band of rebel skitters, but the alliance may not be
enough to overpower the enemy Espheni, whose forces are now
being led by an even more sinister overlord. To complicate
matters further, another race of aliens has just entered the
battlefield. Among the guest stars set to appear this season
on Falling Skies are Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean
Leonard, Stephen Collins and Terry O’Quinn.
Falling Skies debuted on TNT in summer 2011 and ranked as
basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. The show returned
last summer, garnering 5.6 million viewers and ranking as
basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 25-54 (3 million).
Falling Skies is produced for TNT by DreamWorks
Television. Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers,
along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.
TNT’s Falling Skies Season 1 Marathon: Monday,
May 27, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
“Live and Learn” – Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m.
The world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and
unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet’s
remaining human population to fight for survival against the
occupiers. History professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) has been
named second in command for the 2nd Mass, but his real focus
is on his three sons, one of whom has been captured by the
aliens for an unknown purpose.
“The Armory” – Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT)
While scouting for supplies, Tom, Hal and their squad
encounter a gang of marauders determined to get their hands
on the 2nd Massachusetts’ weapons. Leading the gang is an
ex-con named John Pope, who decides to use his hostages as
“Prisoner of War” – Monday, May 27, at noon
Dr. Michael Harris (guest star Steven Weber) joins the 2nd
Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers
abducted by the aliens. But the plan could be derailed when
Tom starts digging for answers to questions that have
haunted him since the early days of the invasion. The 2nd
Mass comes face-to-face with skitters and mechs when they
attempt to rescue Ben.
“Grace” – Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT)
Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for
the 2nd Mass., relying on Pope to guide them to a good
location. They hit the jackpot until they meet some skitters
and harnessed teenagers at the bike shop. Back at the base,
Dr. Harris (guest star Steven Weber) and Anne disagree over
the best method to gather more intelligence on the aliens.
“Silent Kill” – Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. (ET/PT)
Hal comes up with a risky new plan to rescue captured
teenagers from the aliens, but it might require putting
someone at risk. Meanwhile, a sudden tragedy causes Anne to
make an enormous discovery that proves instrumental to Hal’s
“Sanctuary, Part 1″ – Monday, May 27, at 3 p.m.
Lt. Terry Clayton (guest star Henry Czerny) of the 7th Mass
arrives with word that the aliens are on their way to attack
the 2nd Mass. Clayton’s plan to lead the children to a safe
haven while the adults remain behind to fight is met with
some resistance from the parents, including Tom.
“Sanctuary, Part 2″ – Monday, May 27, at 4 p.m.
Hal takes the lead fighting an unexpected threat against the
children of the 2nd Mass. Anne has her hands full when Sarah
goes into labor while the 2nd Mass. base is being evacuated.
Henry Czerny guest-stars.
“What Hides Beneath” – Monday, May 27, at 5 p.m.
The 2nd Mass. prepares to take the fight to the invaders
with an assault on one of their bases. But Weaver’s
increasingly strange behavior worries Tom that he might not
be fit to command. Hal and Tom encounter a left-behind woman
(guest star Blair Brown) who employed a suspicious means of
surviving the invasion, making it unclear whether they can
“Mutiny” – Monday, May 27, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT)
As the 2nd Mass. prepares for a major assault, divisions
within the ranks threaten to tear the group apart. Tom has
difficulty processing the profound implications of Anne’s
“Eight Hours” – Monday, May 27, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)
With Weaver leading several squads of fighters against the
aliens, Tom remains behind to help protect the civilians as
they evacuate. But a major breach in security endangers both
the soldiers and the civilians. Tom is confronted with a
decision that may lead him to discovering what the aliens
want with the captured teenagers, humankind and the planet.
TNT’s Falling Skies Season 2 Marathon: Saturday,
June 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
“Worlds Apart” – Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.
The season two premiere begins three months after Tom Mason
agreed to go with the alien invaders. Weaver is still in
command of the 2nd Mass, while Anne continues to serve as
medic. They have seen many battles and are a much leaner
unit now. Pope has taken command of the Berserkers, a
renegade group within the 2nd Mass that Weaver doesn’t fully
trust. When Tom suddenly returns, he is faced with doubt
about his loyalties to the group. Meanwhile, Hal and Ben
continue to drift apart as Ben challenges his older
“Shall We Gather at the River” – Saturday, June
1, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT)
Tom is still haunted by memories of his time with the aliens
and begins to wonder if they did something to his mind.
Pope, who is in charge of questioning Tom, plants seeds of
doubt about him among the group. Meanwhile, Ben’s hatred for
skitters grows, and the 2nd Mass scouts locate an old bridge
that will help them cross the river to safety ahead of an
“Compass” – Saturday, June 1, at noon (ET/PT)
The 2nd Mass moves into an airport hanger, but the drafty
conditions cause Anne to grow concerned about the group’s
health. Meanwhile, the Berserkers hatch a plan to get rid of
Tom. And while dealing with a loss of one of its own, the
2nd Mass receives a promise of hope from a mysterious
“Young Bloods” – Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m.
While on patrol together, Ben and Hal try to help a young
boy and wind up having their bikes stolen. The hunt to
recover them leads them to the discovery of something much
bigger. Also, Matt is put in danger, and Weaver is reunited
with a family member.
“Love and Other Acts of Courage” – Saturday, June
1, at 2 p.m. (ET/PT)
A familiar face returns to the 2nd Mass, but his intentions
remain unknown. Meanwhile, a skitter is captured and brought
back to the camp as a prisoner. And Hal bonds with Maggie as
she begins to open up about her past.
“Homecoming” – Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m.
Hal stumbles across bodies of de-harnessed kids and finds
someone from his past. Tom and Anne grow closer. And
Weaver’s health deteriorates just as Tom discovers he may
have been keeping important matters from the group in order
to protect them.
“Molon Labe” – Saturday, June 1, at 4 p.m.
Ben is placed in harm’s way by someone who he thought he
could trust. Tom captures another hostage. Weaver offers
Matt a job to lift his spirits and make him feel useful. And
when members of the 2nd Mass are trapped in the basement of
a building, the situation takes a turn for the worst when
they find themselves faced with a new enemy.
“Death March” – Saturday, June 1, at 5 p.m.
The 2nd Mass pushes on to Charleston, but some are still
grieving the group’s recent losses. Weaver learns more about
Tector’s background before the invasion. And Matt begins to
bond with a harnessed girl who was found recently.
“The Price of Greatness” – Saturday, June 1, at 6
The 2nd Mass meets new faces, while Tom comes across his
former mentor and professor Arthur Manchester (guest star
Terry O’Quinn). But it’s difficult to know whom to trust.
Maggie begins to realize that Pope may not be sticking with
the group very long. And Tector embraces his military past.
“A More Perfect Union” – Saturday, June 1, at 7
When skitters approach the newly combined resistance force,
the groups’ interaction surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Tom
finds out life-changing news just as the 2nd Mass comes
face-to-face with their most dangerous threat to date. Terry
TNT’s Falling Skies Season 2 Mini-Marathon:
Saturday, June 8, 7 a.m. – Noon (ET/PT)
“Homecoming” – Saturday, June 8, at 7 a.m.
“Molon Labe” – Saturday, June 8, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT)
“Death March” – Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. (ET/PT)
“The Price of Greatness” – Saturday, June 8, at 10
“A More Perfect Union” – Saturday, June 8, at 11
Falling Skies – Season 3 – Two-Hour Premiere:
Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
cable’s #1 summer drama among key demos tells the
extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a
catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle
stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely
resistance leader in this gripping series from
DreamWorks Television and executive producer
Steven Spielberg. Moon Bloodgood,
Will Patton, Drew Roy,
Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup
also star. In the third season of Falling Skies,
Gloria Reuben is set to guest-star in a
multiple-episode arc as Marina Perlata, an aide to Wyle’s
Tom Mason. In addition, Robert Sean Leonard
is slated to guest-star as Roger Kadar, an obsessive but
gifted scientist who runs the local power grid and lives
underground with his pet rats, earning him the nickname “The
Rat King.” In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies
is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman
also serve as executive producers.
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