Yeah. A title like “Death March” isn’t ominous at all.
Most of the episode was taken up with the usual road trip things: conversations about life and love and dark pasts, broken down vehicles, and stray skitter kids.
The Littlest Mason makes out a will and I wonder if that’s really such a shocking thing for a 9 year old to do.
I had a will at about his age. Not that I expected to die any time soon, but I was starting to become cognizant that death happens. I’d also seen people on TV with wills, so I made one, too. I don’t recall what was left to whom, but I probably left my bank and Star Wars toys to my brother, and directed that my Cabbage Patch Kids be buried with me.
Maggie reveals her dark past to Hal – drugs, robbery, prison, prison baby – who, understandably, doesn’t know what to say. What do you say? “It’s OK” is dismissive. “You’re not that person anymore” is judgmental. Hopefully, Hal won’t get $h!tty about it. He’s better than that and Maggie doesn’t deserve that treatment, anyway.
Weaver gave a pep talk. The Littlest Mason got friendly with a harnessed little girl and told her about Charleston before she ran away. Pope threw beer cans out of a pickup truck.
And even though there was the temporary devastation of seeing the bridge to Charleston bombed out and the city in ruins, it all ended well because this is Falling Skies and that’s how Show rolls.
It all felt very much like the calm before the storm.
With two episodes left, with a skitter girl knowing about Charleston, there’s plenty of opportunity for things to go south for the 2nd Mass again. There are a lot of ends to tie up in these last episodes – hopefully, it’ll be satisfying.