Falling Skies: Season 4 (2014)


Season 4
Falling Skies

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Air date: Jun 22, 2014
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The post-apocalyptic sci-fi series' fourth season kicks off with the Masons and the 2nd Mass under brutal attack by a menacing creation and a new war machine of the Espheni, the alien race that has invaded Earth. Members of the 2nd Mass are separated, with Tom (Noah Wyle) and others sent to an Espheni ghetto, prompting Anne (Moon Bloodgood) and various survivors to launch a mission to find, rescue and reunite the group. Meanwhile, Lexi (Scarlett Byrne) has grown from a girl to a young woman with ever-expanding and potentially dangerous powers. In other developments, Tom and the 2nd Mass work with the Volm, an alien species and enemy of the Espheni, to prevent an invasion, leading to an all-out battle. Later, the heroic group embarks on a perilous quest to destroy the all-powerful Espheni power core.

Critic Reviews for Falling Skies Season 4

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

The groups each are facing very different realities and aspects of this changed war. It's a sharp contrast to the previous seasons of Falling Skies, which makes it all the more intriguing.

Jun 23, 2014 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

Not as goofy as I feared, but boy, did it leave much to be desired.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Faced a few stumbles in its path, not only in transitioning to showrunner David Eick, but also revamping a few aspects of the mythology while crafting at least four separate story arcs for the core cast.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A season filled with exciting action and strange inconsistencies.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I'm still so excited for this season that it's stupid.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

With all the alien developments that have occurred, it still seems like there [are] plenty of other exciting (possibly ridiculous) concepts to come. Here is to keeping Falling Skies eyes on the prize.

Jun 30, 2014 | Full Review…

It's definitely new ground for Falling Skies.

Jun 23, 2014 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Based on the first few hours it would be premature to suggest the sky is falling. But as the producers labor to manage and advance all the show's moving parts, they appear to have lost a couple of battles.

Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 4

  • Oct 08, 2014
    A pale shadow of itself, Falling Skies strays far off course in its fourth season. Throwing out most of the events of the last two seasons, the show reboots itself and focuses on the Star Child, Lexi, and her struggle to find her humanity. The first few episodes are universally terrible, with story arcs following Matt Mason being held at a Nazi Youth-like brainwashing camp and Lexi leading a Beatnik hippie peace commune. But what's worse are the character re-writes, with Anne as a gun toting military leader and Ben and Hal forced into a love triangle with Maggie. Still, among all this garbage there are some exciting battle scenes and the special effects are impressively done. Yet overall Season 4 of Falling Skies isn't really worth watching, and insults the long term viewer.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2017
    For the first time in show history, Season Four of Falling Skies has a couple of so-so episodes. It says a lot about the show creators and actors, however, that despite a momentary lull, the season still manages to pull off some incredible drama and character development worthy of a five-star rating. This fourth season sees the 2nd Mass initially dispersed to seemingly all corners. Tom Mason (Noah Wyie) and Captain Weaver (Will Patton) are taken to an Espheni ghetto. Matt (Maxim Knight) is put in a Nazi-like brainwashing camp. Anne (Moon Bloodgood) embarks on a guerrilla-like search for her daughter Lexi. The second portion of the season focuses much of its efforts on Lexi (Scarlett Byrne), who is a child no more, but rather a hybrid of sorts. These are the episodes that wane just a bit, as the action falls off and a lot of spiritualism is introduced. Not terrible or anything, but not necessarily up to the shows previously high standards, either. Luckily, the "third act" of Season Four is some of the greatest drama the show has ever produced, as the 2nd Mass discovers a way to power down the Espheni power grid. In the words of former President John F. Kennedy: "We choose to go to the moon!" So, despite a couple of episodes that dipped a little bit, Falling Skies' fourth season still delivers what it is known for: great character moments, great human drama, and intense science fiction action. After four seasons, this show has now vaulted itself into my top-five TV shows of all-time, right up their with LOST, X-Files, 24, & Battlestar Galactica (as you can see, I'm a sci-fi guy!).
  • Nov 21, 2016
    If i want to see something like this i would watch 1984 or Brave New World the story isn't bad but they changed everything without an explanation, i repeat the story is not bad but the storyline jumps from something to another completly different.
  • Aug 17, 2016
    Probaly the worst season in the series. S4 takes a huge step backward by undoing all the hard work of s2 and s3. It is also more darker than the previous seasons. The beginning of this season drags on with the "star child" subplot. Honestly without the "star child" subplot this would've been a decent season. It also finds ridiculous excuses to undo the almost perfect ending of s3.
  • Mar 19, 2016
    This is what scifi is supposed to be like. No Space Opera here.
  • Mar 18, 2015
    Great show. Quick paced. Good character development and story line. A little slow in places but completely hooked on this show. Good special effects as well. Watch it.
  • Feb 22, 2015
    Don't know why; it's the first time I started rooting for the main protagonists, but then got sick of them, and started to enjoy their failures. Great series, tho. Pope and Weaver ended up getting my vote.
  • Oct 27, 2014
    This disappointing season of Falling Skies is boring and retreads the same themes the previous seasons covered.
  • Sep 14, 2014
    Must see every week. Only drag about the show that it's too short sans the commercials. Fine acting and script. I own the tube when this is on.
  • Sep 05, 2014
    This show is one of the best thing came out from TNT and was the reason to introduce me to 'Leverage', 'The Last Ship' and now 'Legends' plus seeing Noah Wyle from ER and The Librarians as Tom Mason was great! The first couple season was just great! how everything folded, the resistance, the second mass, the strategy and the creepy Aliens :) For this season :/ I don't know I didn't like it as much as the previous ones and it seems it gone long enough to wrap it up as so we get the Finale season next year... If that was it I'd kinda feel bad about it but coming up this year and hopefully years to come 'The Librarians' :) as a show :) I always though 'Warehouse 13 - Syfy' was just a rip-off the movies but I enjoyed it till it ended this year and her again we get the original :) very excited to see it this fall :) returning to the main topic :) This show got its moment, the early seasons are just great! to give it an 8/10

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