In Sunday’s episode of Falling Skies, the 2nd Mass discovered Hal wasn’t quite Hal when he took his father, Tom, hostage. While this was news to them, it wasn’t to viewers who had seen an Earworm crawl out of Hal’s eye and into his ear in the season 2 finale. This season Hal has battled intense “dreams” of secret rendezvous with Karen, paralysis, and an alter ego. With only Maggie as his confidant, Hal struggled with the belief he was the mole responsible for stealing secrets for the Espheni and murdering Arthur Manchester. Drew Roy has shown many different sides to Hal this season, but it wasn’t until “Be Silent and Come Out” that we got the opportunity to see how broad his range as an actor truly is. This is why he has been chosen to be this week’s Most Valuable Actor. (More…)
Falling Skies Episode 3×07, “The Pickett Line” – Sunday, July 14th, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
What is The Most Valuable Actor (MVA)
For most of the shows we cover, we find each episode has an actor that stands out more than the others – one who absolutely owned the episode. This vote isn’t about the other actors not delivering or being any less valuable, but as we mentioned, it’s about who stands out in the episode. It could be a combination of great writing, delivered lines, emotional execution; basically, if it gives us goosebumps or moves us in any way it’s getting a vote. We’ve found that, depending on the show, it’s a lot tougher to see who got our vote. This means that for every episode we, at TVAfterDark, will decide who gets our MVA vote. An actor can be voted several times within a season, but only ONE can be chosen in each episode. You can see our MVA’s here.