Falling Skies

Falling Skies

TNT’s latest venture into original programming is the much-hyped Spielberg project, Falling Skies. Starring Noah Wylie and Moon Bloodgood, it is what V wanted to be but was not: a creepy, high-action sci-fi epic about embattled humans fighting an alien invasion. Audience reaction was high enough to renew this show for a second season before the third episode aired.

Live and Learn – We meet Tom Mason and his family, who are part of the Second Massachusetts volunteer army fighting the aliens who have invaded Earth, wiped out civilization, and taken one of Tom’s sons hostage. Airdate 19 June 2011

The Armory – Tom and his squad are taken hostage by an outlaw gang while searching for weapons. Airdate 19 June 2011.

Prisoner of War – A new volunteer with the 2nd Mass may have a theory about the harnessed teenagers, and how to free them. Airdate 26 June 2011.

Grace – When Tom leads Pope and his team on a mission to scavenge motorcycles, they find a nest of skitters and a new, horrifying twist. Airdate 3 July 2011

Silent Kill – Hal risks his life in an attempt to infiltrate a nest of Skitters to rescue a group of harnessed children, including Ben. Airdate 10 July 2011

Sanctuary: Parts 1 and 2 – A message from another group warning that Skitters are on their way forces the 2nd Mass to send their children to a sanctuary — which turns out to be a trap. Airdates 17 and 24 July 2011

What Hides Beneath – John Pope is back, and this time contributes to a mission to blow up an alien construct. Airdate 31 July 2011

Mutiny/Eight Hours – A desperate mission to strike a decisive blow against the aliens is compromised by a traitor in the middle of the Second Mass. Two-part Season 1 Finale. Airdates 7 and 14 August 2011.