Falling Skies: Season 5 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Falling Skies' final season resolves itself with a predictable, albeit satisfying, conclusion.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2015
2
Air date: Jul 5, 2015
3
Air date: Jul 12, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 19, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 26, 2015
6
Air date: Aug 2, 2015
7
Air date: Aug 9, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 16, 2015
9
Air date: Aug 23, 2015
10
Air date: Aug 30, 2015

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The post-apocalyptic science-fiction series' fifth and final season dramatizes the aftermath of a successful yet tragic mission to destroy the Espheni power core. But the battle to ultimately defeat the enemy alien invaders continues to rage, with Anne (Moon Bloodgood) reluctantly taking on a leadership role and a new plan for winning the war coming to the fore. Before long, the heroic ragtag survivors of the 2nd Mass make a discovery about the source for a seemingly endless supply of enemy forces, and Tom (Noah Wyle) must find his inner warrior as his leadership spreads to remaining human militias. Later, Tom gains a powerful new weapon, and plans spin into motion for a final assault on the Espheni. At last, the final standoff begins. Here, the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their newfound allies face unforeseen obstacles in the core of an iconic American location, as they try to persevere with hopes of reclaiming Earth and humanity.

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Critic Reviews for Falling Skies Season 5

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

[The] alliances remain tenuous right up to the final moments. And while the hour has plenty of action, it doesn't forsake the romances it has spawned along the way.

Aug 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You sense that everyone concerned felt as though humanity actually deserves to perish.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The show deserved a better ending; the characters deserved better treatment; and the audience deserved a grander send-off.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Wyle, an actor I've always found quite watchable, puts in a pretty good performance here.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

For the first time in a long time, it feels like the show wants to be there again.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Although Falling Skies is a pretty lean, mean, combat machine, with some first-rate visual-effects work, the producers have also incorporated plenty of soapy elements.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…
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It benefits from the resolution that many shows don't get, and sits comfortably and competently in the Spielberg TV pantheon.

Feb 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With the human death toll continuing to rise, even significant wins against the Espheni are coming at too high a price. It feels like an ever-increasing game of high-stakes chess, and there are only so many pawns left on the board.

Jul 8, 2015 | Full Review…

I was underwhelmed by Falling Skies' return largely because I was so impressed by the Season 4 finale. It promised us a new world. I'm still waiting for my new world.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Tom's inner rage bubbling to the surface definitely brought a new kind of energy to the show. His no nonsense attitude is certainly refreshing even if it can be a bit scary at times.

Jun 29, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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