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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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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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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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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.

August 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.

April 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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

June 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.

June 25, 2015 | Full Review…
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