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Falling Skies Season 5 Synopses: Episodes 501 - 510

Falling Skies Season 5 Synopses: Episodes 501 - 510

 

Season Premiere: "Find Your Warrior" – Sunday June 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

On the heels of Tom and Lexi's successful albeit tragic mission to destroy the Espheni power core on the moon, we pick-up with Tom's life hanging in the balance as his Beamer drifts into space. While onboard the beamer, Tom encounters a surprising guest who urges him to find his inner warrior. Meanwhile, back on earth Anne reluctantly steps into Tom's shoes to help lead the 2nd Mass in his absence. Against all odds, Tom makes a miraculous, yet mysterious return to earth. Once reunited with the 2nd Mass, Tom shares a new plan for winning the war. The Espheni, for the first time, are on their heels and the 2nd Mass will not rest until they are gone from this planet for good.

 

Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi                                                                           

Written by David Eick

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Hunger Pains" – Sunday July 5, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

A surprise skitter attack leaves the 2nd Mass without food. In desperation, Maggie, Ben, Pope, and Sara go on a dangerous mission hoping to find supplies. Along the way, they encounter a family deeply scarred by the Espheni plan. Maggie must make false promises to insure the 2nd Masses' survival. Meanwhile, Tom and Anne discover the Espheni have created something part Espheni, part Skitter, part Hornet…and part human.

 

Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Written by Marc Dube

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Hatchlings" – Sunday July 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

The 2nd Mass discovers the source for the seemingly endless supply of enemy forces. With the Volm's help, Tom's leadership begins to spread to remaining human militias around the world. Hal disobeys his father to help Maggie on a personal mission. Meanwhile, Tom has to make an agonizing choice that ultimately risks one of their own, leaving lasting repercussions for them all.

 

Directed by Robert Lieberman

Written by Jonathan Glassner

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Pope Breaks Bad" – Sunday July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

A mission to procure vehicles and fuel goes awry. Cochise shares troubling news with Anne that will test both her medical and leadership skills. Anthony's mental stability and his loyalties are brought into question. Meanwhile, a desperate Pope takes things into his own hands.

 

Directed by Peter Leto

Written by Jack Kenny

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Non-Essential Personnel" – Sunday July 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

The 2nd Mass leaves Chinatown en route to what they hope will be the final Espheni battle. Along the way, they encounter a deranged and desperate gunman who takes Weaver hostage. Meanwhile, Tom sets off to rescue Hal from Pope and his dangerous group of survivors.

 

Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Written by Jim Barnes

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Respite" – Sunday August 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Injured, Tom takes refuge with a unique family who has distanced themselves from the fight, giving him a glimpse of life without war. Hal and Isabella's romance grows as they search for a missing Tom. Meanwhile, The 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device that could be a linchpin to winning the war…if they can figure out how to use it. And Maggie makes a decision that has consequences for her and the entire 2nd Mass.

 

Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Written by Ayanna A. Floyd

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Everybody Has Their Reasons" – Sunday Aug. 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

The 2nd Mass arrives at a safe haven – a functional military base run by Weaver's old colleague and flame, Captain Katie Marshall. As the two groups make plans for the final assault on the Espheni, the 2nd Mass begins to realize that things aren't exactly as they seem.

 

Directed by Matt Earl Beesley

Written by Ryan Mottesheard

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Stalag 14th Virginia" – Sunday Aug. 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Weaver discovers a shocking truth about an old friend and must decide how to best protect the 2nd Mass. Maggie and Isabella are forced to work together, while the remainder of the 2nd Mass attempts an escape led by Tom.

 

Directed by Noah Wyle

Written by Jack Kenny

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

"Reunion" – Sunday Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Tom gains a powerful new weapon against the Espheni. Ben puts his life on the line to extract enemy plans. Pope discovers that Tom is alive, and launches a final attack. Meanwhile, the 2nd Mass must reassess their situation when an unexpected visitor appears.

 

Directed by Brad Turner

Written by Marc Dube

Created by Robert Rodat

 

 

Series Finale: "Reborn" – Sunday Aug. 30, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

The final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with new and unpredictable obstacles. Despite great loss along the way, they must persevere with hopes of once and for all reclaiming Earth and humanity.

 

Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Written by David Eick

Created by Robert Rodat