Those Who Matter Don’t Mind, And Those Who Mind Don’t Matter
Falling Skies‘ “At All Costs” was an episode full of startling new revelations and sacrifice. The episode featured the introduction of the President of the United States, Benjamin Hathaway, played by Stephen Collins. Now that the 2nd Mass has discovered there are other camps of resistance fighters scattered across the country, the human’s chance of survival has dramatically improved. After weeks of appearing to be losing her mind, Anne Glass now has proof that she’s been right about Baby Alexis all along. The other important stories this week featured two of the Mason boys. In the first, Ben learned the procedures to relieve him and the other harnessed kids has been successfully adopted, and grappled with the decision to become “normal” again. The second story finally gave viewers answers about Hal Mason’s infected condition.
“I love you mommy.” For the past three episodes we’ve watched as Anne appeared to be fighting a case of postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Alexis. She’s been under the impression that her new baby isn’t quite human, despite the fact all of Alexis’ tests have come back normal. This week, Anne discovered that her suspicions about her baby have been correct. Thanks to some new tests run by Dr. Kadar, Anne now knows that Alexis is somehow both human and alien, but that her alien DNA is taking over. Afraid of what will happen when the rest of Charleston learns of her baby’s condition, Anne attacks both Dr. Kadar and Lourdes (who was babysitting), and tries to run away with the baby. This turn of events were necessary to allow Moon Bloodgood the opportunity to leave the series for her own maternity leave, but also solves the problem of having a baby storyline on a science fiction series. Usually, a baby spells death for any horror/sci-fi series, and since the series already established that Alexis was growing at an accelerated rate, one can assume that by the time Tom finds his daughter she will be at least Matt’s age. This will allow the series the opportunity to go any several different directions, but also maintain the series’ tone. (More…)