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Falling Skies: "Space Oddity" and "Shoot to the Moon" (Season 4, Episodes 11 and 12)

 

What do you know? Every dog does indeed have his day, and Falling Skies closed out its fourth season with two more watchable hours of television (the second better than the first). They even made Lexi tolerable. Not bad for a show that's always skirting a rut.

"Space Oddity"

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Falling Skies: "Drawing Straws" (Season 4, Episode 10)

 

Use the Light in Your Mind, Luke. The Light in Your Mind will be with you always, Luke…   um, I mean Lexi.

Yeah, it’s that blatant. Lexi’s a Jedi now. She’s mastered The Light in Her Mind, which allows her to tap into the atomic structure behind all forces. No word on the midichlorian count yet. But at least she does get to kill her tall, skinny Yoda. 

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Falling Skies: "Till Death Do We Part" (Season 4, Episode 9)

 

Not bad. This one was a little ridiculous in places, but had enough action, special effects and movement to make for a nicely watchable hour of television. Shakespeare it ain’t, but it held its narrative balance better than the more recent episodes. This is the best this show has been since the ghetto escape.

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Falling Skies: "A Thing with Feathers" (Season 4, Episode 8)

 

I had to look that title up. It comes from an Emily Dickinson poem, and it seems that hope is a thing with feathers. Okay.

We open with the remains of the 2nd Mass moving out into the debris at sunrise to look for survivors. You can see their breath fogging, and it sure looks there’s snow on the ground . That’s disorienting because when we see scenes in the nearby woods there certainly is no snow. Nonetheless we do get to see a Skitter get its skull bashed in by a rock as our heroes fan out. It makes a convincing crunch.

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