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Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14





"Evolve Or Die" - Sunday, July 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-14-V

After breaking out of the Espheni Ghetto, Tom and the 2nd Mass seek refuge in a Volm hideout, where tensions run high between the Volm and humans. Tom sets off with Weaver and Cochise to find Matt, leaving Hal in charge. Meanwhile in Chinatown, Anne is reunited with Lexi, and comes to realize that the little girl she saw 6 months ago is now a grown woman. Mira Sorvino and Treva Etienne guest-star.

Directed by Bill Eagles

Written by M. Raven Metzner

Created by Robert Rodat


Episode 4 of 12


Previous Threads:

Episode 3
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-06-14-a.html

Episode 2
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/620...6-29-14-a.html

Episode 1
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/620...6-22-14-a.html
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Show just keeps getting dumber and dumber
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

since it is now going head to head with The Strain, I suspect this will be the last season of this show.

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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Originally Posted by anomynous View Post
Show just keeps getting dumber and dumber
Isn't that the truth!

Love how there are two huge mech things investigating the house with Pope and the new woman, and they just run past them, get into the truck, and drive away, dodging bullets and missiles.

And of course, the same old Pope to start that scene, "I have to pee," and takes off in the truck.

This show is so bad, I'm angry at myself, and embarrassed for watching it.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

WTF??? That thing was Weaver's daughter? How the hell did she transform like that? Must have happened in that missing time gap.

So the big master plan is to turn all the humans into some weird monster hybrids.

Pleasantly surprised to see Mira Sorvino guest star last night. I normally like her, but her acting was pretty bad in this episode. It stood out more since she was mostly in scenes with Colin Cunningham, who is God awful in this show.

Did like Tom beating the shit out of Mini Hitler. Glad that child camp subplot is over with.

The Lexie stuff continues to get weirder and weirder.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

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WTF??? That thing was Weaver's daughter? How the hell did she transform like that? Must have happened in that missing time gap.

So the big master plan is to turn all the humans into some weird monster hybrids.

Pleasantly surprised to see Mira Sorvino guest star last night. I normally like her, but her acting was pretty bad in this episode. It stood out more since she was mostly in scenes with Colin Cunningham, who is God awful in this show.

Did like Tom beating the shit out of Mini Hitler. Glad that child camp subplot is over with.

The Lexie stuff continues to get weirder and weirder.
Forgot about that part. Yeah, that was good. Mini Hitler's hands behind the back thing was driving me mental.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

The Espheni can squeeze rocks into communication devices?
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

this show continues to be a hot mess, but god damn it, like a battered wife I keep coming back for more.

(ps: the volcanic ash hologram scene was pretty badass looking)
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

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The Espheni can squeeze rocks into communication devices?
Seems to be some sort of telepathy.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

It keeps hitting new levels of camp each week. It is a terrible, terrible show by this point, TNT is simply playing out the string. Amazing how Mira Sorvino has come down from contending for Oscars to making cameos on a mindless, sci-fi summer cable series. I guess she is Pope's new partner.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

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Isn't that the truth!

Love how there are two huge mech things investigating the house with Pope and the new woman, and they just run past them, get into the truck, and drive away, dodging bullets and missiles.

When I watched that I wondered what type of plan was that. If the mechs had ANY they would have been dead.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
Isn't that the truth!

Love how there are two huge mech things investigating the house with Pope and the new woman, and they just run past them, get into the truck, and drive away, dodging bullets and missiles.

And of course, the same old Pope to start that scene, "I have to pee," and takes off in the truck.

This show is so bad, I'm angry at myself, and embarrassed for watching it.
That was so absurd.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

This show is so bad it's good. (almost)

So all of a sudden Weaver's daughter is a mutant? WTF? Way to skip over a huge plot point.

Pope is good, he's bad. Who knows? Who cares? This show sucks anyways.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

I'm about to quit on this turkey. Of the four major plotlines - the POW camp, the Hitler Youth indoctrination center, Ann as Pancho Villa, and Lexi as the Messiah - only the Great Escape-esque plotline held any interest for me. The other three have me rolling my eyes so hard I'm getting dizzy. Now four seem to have converged into two, but it's still just as much of a waste of time. The writers pull new shit out of their asses every week with no regard for logic or continuity. I just can't continue to subject myself to something that's this big of an insult to my intelligence.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

I suppose many are glad the seasons are only ten episodes.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

But this season's 12.




1.2x the suck
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Originally Posted by mnementh View Post
The Espheni can squeeze rocks into communication devices?
I thought it was dirt which is even sillier
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

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I thought it was dirt which is even sillier
And the transition of flying through the ruby or whatever he created was really hokey. It seemed like an entirely different show during that whole sequence.

I'm still watching this for some reason, but every week is another half-dozen eye-rolling moments, usually involving the damn kid story. At least the nazi-youth aspect is hopefully over.

Mira Sorvino still looks hot.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

I have skipped through most of the episodes this season on fast forward. Unless Tom or the alien daughter are on the screen, the scene gets skipped.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...by-tnt/284156/

Renewed for a 5th and final season. 10 episodes. If you managed to last this long, one more summer isn't going to kill you huh?
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Just saw the renewal announcement. I thought I was slogging through the final season--now one more! I finally gave up on Californication. I can only be stupid for so long.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

Another season? Why does Noah Wyle stick with this show?
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E04) -- "Evolve or Die" -- 7/13/14

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Another season? Why does Noah Wyle stick with this show?
Because he's the star and credited Producer. But he could probably get a much bigger paycheck signing on to a network TV series.

He's also going to be doing the new TNT show The Librarians this Fall, so his schedule isn't lighting up yet.
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Yeah, this show really lost steam after season 2. I'm sticking with it because sci-fi and aliens, but it is not like appointment television at this point.
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At least there is an end in sight.

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