Falling Skies season 4 hits the beginning of the last half of the season on July 27 with episode 6, “Door Number Three.”
The episode sees Tom finally reuniting with his family but Lexi undergoes a health crisis.
What many fans are really wondering about, though, is the new love triangle between Hal, Ben, and Maggie.
“It’s one of the more special things we got to do on the show just because we had to pay special attention to our motives, to what we were doing and make sure it had a good payoff,” said Drew Roy, who plays Hal, at the San Diego Comic-Con.
“Week-to-week, even inside one episode, you could be pulling for this part of the triangle or this part of the triangle.”
There are several hints in the descriptions for the episodes leading to the finale, which will be on August 24 at 10 p.m. EDT. The description for episode 8 says that Maggie is left fighting for her life … “and Hal fighting for Maggie.”
Episode 9 says that at camp, “Maggie and Ben grow closer as he teaches her to hone her new skill.”
The descriptions also reveal that episode 7, “Saturday Night Massacre,” will see Lexi emerging more powerful and ruthless than ever while Tom and the 2nd Mass must work together with the Volm to hold off the invading Espheni forces “in what becomes the bloodiest battle of the series.”
The insight at Comic-Con included the information that the Espheni aren’t united anymore. These characters are not of one mind. They’re not just a hive-like simplistic being,” said new showrunner David Eick. “They might have differences with one another. They might have feelings for one another. They might have jealousies that could get in the way of their agenda. In season 5 we’ll explore that further.”
And the whole mutations thing will be taken to another level, with “new variations on existing species.”
“The Espheni are very immersed in genetics, the idea of altering, the idea of adapting, and corrupting, mutating,” Eick said. “It’s a terrifying idea, one that resonates. It does feel like a kissing cousin of where we are in real life. Hopefully it’ll scare the [expletive] out of you.”