To start off, jazz pants are totally a thing. I wore a jazz pant jumpsuit during my last year of winter guard in college. They were a lot like yoga pants, but roomier in the thigh and bootie and less annoying.
Sorry. The whole discussion about Hal’s ex-girlfriend’s jazz pants in the abandoned Honda Civic got me thinking of my old winter guard costumes. Contrary to popular belief, I could actually dance when given direction. I could also toss a flag and catch it one handed while doing a leap without braining myself or anyone nearby.
Tom Mason: Action Professor is a great dad. I really like how he handled The Littlest Mason, who clearly wanted to help out: send the kid to “guard the med bus.” The kid is going to be safe because the med bus is well guarded already, but he gets to feel like he’s contributing and will likely stay put and out of trouble. That’s skillful parenting.
What I didn’t quite understand with Mason in this ep was his bullheaded refusal to accept the possibility of a Skitter resistance. It’s totally plausible and he’s uncharacteristically letting his emotions shut down his reason.
Then again, it’s probably much easier to look back at history and view resistance from the outside through the filter of time, which is what Mason is accustomed to. Living it is another matter entirely.
And now, the season’s first History Drinking Moment with Tom Mason!
“History is full of people who were following orders.”
I’m going to need to work out a new Falling Skies drinking game because one drinkable moment in four episodes is not acceptable. I think, instead, I’ll go with one or a combination of the following:
- Every time Maggie pushes Hal away
- Every time the Littlest Mason is shown with a rifle in his wee hands
- Every time there’s a visual allusion to America’s! Awesome! Freedom!
Like “Independence Bus Lines” which is apparently the where the 2nd Mass got the med bus. Which I just now noticed the sign for inside the med bus. US Army ads count. Every historical quote and American flag that shows up counts.
Lastly, is it just me, or does anyone else see a love triangle brewing?
It started with sharing scotch in the season premiere. Since then, Weaver’s talking with Dr. Glass more often and in a familiar fashion, when he’s never been anything but shortly cordial to her. We know he’s a widower. We know is daughter abandoned him last ep. Weaver is typically all resolve all the time, with little room for such trivialities as feelings, so his emotional development tends to happen as subtly as a sledgehammer to the face.
There’s just little things, you know? He holds a look just a bit too long. He continues looking at Dr. Glass after she’s turned away. Casual touching of safe places like hands and arms, that sort of thing.
Am I the only one seeing this?