Falling Skies: Season 3 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Falling Skies is big popcorn entertainment, with an engrossing stable of characters up against a major sci-fi threat.


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Air date: Jun 9, 2013
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Season 3 of the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama about an alien invasion opens seven months after the previous season, and in that time some major changes have occurred. Chief among them: Tom (Noah Wyle) has become president of the new United States; and formed alliances with the Volm and the rebel Skitters. But his new status may be called into question when it's learned that the president (Stephen Collins) of the old U.S. is still alive and working against the invaders. Anne (Moon Bloodgood), meanwhile, deals with unexpected complications from her pregnancy; Weaver (Will Patton) and Pope (Colin Cunningham) clash over how to deal with a suspected mole; and Hal (Drew Roy) slowly comes to grips with his dark side.

Critic Reviews for Falling Skies Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Reasonably clever.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

On the whole was disappointing, but the finale, "Brazil," may have been the biggest letdown.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

All in all, a welcome return to the world of Falling Skies with plenty to chew on, but not quite up to the quality the series has shown before.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Much of Falling Skies season 3 felt as though it overlooked (or undercooked) the journey.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Alien clichés, done badly. Characters with no purpose. And most of all, a story that seemed to be going nowhere.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Their dilemmas and antics... remain fun to watch.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Remains solid entertainment, thanks to shock deaths, well-mounted action and "human moments" which fall just the right side of the touching/sickbag-required divide

Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Never able to improve on what came before it and ended up being a satisfactory, yet unremarkable, ten episode run.

Jun 26, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'm interested in where the show goes from here, and in that regard the premiere did its job.

Jun 9, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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You may start wishing for another invasion by those creepy "skitters" - or maybe a bag of Skittles, because even that would be less sickeningly sweet.

Jun 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 3

Pointless and cliched, Falling Skies falls flat in its third season. While the action is well-done and the plot is fairly interesting, the storytelling is especially poor; which really shows through in a 10 episode season. Newly elected President of the New United States Tom Mason forges an alliance with the Volm, who've been fighting for generations against the alien race that has taken over Earth; meanwhile Pope stirs up discontent within the civilian population and a mole carries out covert strikes against the human resistance. In the past the writing has been rather creative, but this season they pull out every sci-fi trope in the book; body possession, undercover moles, implanted dreams, and the Star Child. The Star Child plot (creating an alien/human hybrid with super powers) is just the worst, and is unbearable to watch. An uneven season with a lot of false starts, Season 3 of Falling Skies fails to deliver on its potential; but it's still entertaining and is full of action.


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