Falling Skies 4×11 “Space Oddity & 4×12 “Shoot The Moon” (Season Finale) – Tom’s mission to destroy the Espheni Power Core is complicated by Lexi’s return. Lexi is forced to take extreme measures to save her father’s life – and her own – after a Beamer malfunction. Meanwhile, the 2nd Mass fears an impending Espheni strike by the scorched Overlord. Treva Etienne guest-stars.
From IGN comes the review: “Shoot the Moon” is tonally quite a bit different than the first hour. The opening scene with Dingaan was a creepy introduction to what has been happening back on Earth while Tom and Lexi have been in space. The twisted scene with Dingaan’s team being transformed into human skitters right before him definitely had a B horror film vibe and that atmosphere carries itself throughout the episode.
We quickly learn that the process of turning humans into skitters has seemingly evolved and now the Espheni are able to drop pods from the sky with slug monsters that can do the job with great efficiency.
A lot of the characters are paired off. Dan and Matt are placed together and find themselves trapped in a warehouse. Matt’s skills with knife throwing are show off. To keep Matt’s head in the game Dan decides to repeat the mantra “The fight isn’t over till it’s over”, which became nauseatingly cheesy…
Pope being trapped in the sticky stuff with Dingaan had its moment. Pope was his usual loud self and he played well off Dingaan. They should try pairing the two up for an episode next season. Pope biting into that umbilical cord to save Dingaan’s life was hilarious and gross.
Sara returned to save the day. It was a little disappointing to see everything in Pope’s life resolved by Sara’s return. They put a lot of effort into showing just how broken Pope was in the last two episodes and all of that was seemingly washed away by Sara’s return.
Ben, Maggie and Hal had to work together to save themselves from a few slugs as well.
exi really wasn’t the one behind the damage done to the bombs. It would have been interesting if Lexi had one last twist in her but at the same time I’m kind of glad that the explanation for the damage done was somewhat simple in the end.
Lexi and Tom’s problems only grow as they are soon captured by a warship and are confronted by Tom’s personal nemesis, the Espheni with a scar, and Mira who is acting as its mouthpiece.
The final confrontation between Tom and this Espheni who has been chasing him all season was a little underwhelming. Lexi’s attempt to deceive the alien into thinking she was still working with them was a little ridiculous considering what she did just a couple of episodes ago.
Tom finally getting the upper hand by injecting the Espheni with that poison Hal gave him last episode was somewhat satisfying. I’m not sure what happened to Mira after that. I guess she went down with the ship.
The Volm sweeping in to fend off the Espheni impending attack was expected but I’m surprised Tom didn’t make a last minute plea to them to destroy the mining station before Lexi had a chance to so that she didn’t have to sacrifice herself. When they had revealed that Tom was lost in space I thought that alone was a great way to setup a cliffhanger. The reveal of the other alien threat that was hinted at earlier this season was interesting. Very interesting. Tom describing whatever he saw as beautiful was just a fascinating way to end the season. We get a glimpse of the alien in a reflection and I’m not sure I could describe what we saw as beautiful. It’s almost as if Tom recognized whatever he saw.
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