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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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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.


Noah Wyle
as Tom Mason
Moon Bloodgood
as Anne Glass
Drew Roy
as Hal Mason
Maxim Knight
as Matt Mason
Connor Jessup
as Ben Mason
Mpho Koaho
as Anthony
Sarah Carter
as Margaret
Dale Dye
as Porter
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Critic Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 3

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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

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

Season 3 opens up with a visually impressive large-scale battle.

June 26, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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.

June 7, 2013 | Full Review…

It's when the show slows down for conversations that it runs into problems, getting bogged down in soapy drama and sci-fi tropes.

June 9, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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

June 9, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm determined to stay focused on the human drama, the one in which people fighting to stay alive also try to figure out a way to shape a future they may never see.

June 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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