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Old 07-27-14, 03:13 PM
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Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14





"Door Number Three" - Sunday, July 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-14-V

After months apart, Tom finally reunites with his family and the 2nd Mass. But the joyous reunion is cut short as Lexi undergoes a health crisis tied to her hybrid DNA. The crisis pits family members against one another as they fight over how to deal with Lexi's illness. Anne goes to great lengths to save her daughter. Treva Etienne, Jessy Schram and Robert Sean Leonard guest-star.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Written by Melissa Glenn

Created by Robert Rodat


Episode 6 of 12


Previous Threads:

Episode 5
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-20-14-a.html

Episode 4
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-13-14-a.html

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
Old 07-28-14, 03:26 AM
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

After last week's episode, I gave up. I'm done with this show.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

So we wait a full episode of filler to find out what Lexi will morph into?
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Tom should've gotten everyone somewhere safe in case Lexi became the next Big Bad.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

No worries. Tom will take care of it.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Noah Wyle's voice sounds like it comes from the Christian Bale school of Batman these days.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
So we wait a full episode of filler to find out what Lexi will morph into?
I did catch myself thinking, move it along already.

A show with ten to twelve episodes should not poke around.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Yeah, the muddling around endlessly is problematic for a lot of 'modern' shows (Revolution, anyone?). There's certainly a place for serialized stories with inter-episode continuity & can make for some truly compelling plots...but the format can also lead to lazy writing that strings viewers along waiting for the inevitable to happen.

Sometimes makes me long for those old 'classic' shows in which the characters foiled tons of nefarious schemes, had multiple love affairs, and generally saved their communities (if not the world) dozens of times all in the course of one season. In fact, most of what the characters experience over the course of 22-30 episodes would fill several lifetimes of the Most Interesting Person in the World.

And, yeah, Tom Mason (AKA Ghost...at least he has a cute nickname to match Cochise) does have that Batman voice deal going on. Makes everyone take him more seriously, I guess (maybe the 2nd Mass still remembers him from ER).
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

I actually thought this was the first good episode of the season. Pope had the best line of the season, calling Lourdes an alien-loving bitch.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

god this series is terrible
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
god this series is terrible
They are basically playing out the string until they hit the necessary totals for syndication. It has been announced next year is its last season.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
god this series is terrible
I agree.

Back when Stargate Universe ended in 2011, I was looking for another sci-fi series to watch and came across Falling Skies.

Even back in season 1, it seemed rather lackluster and boring.

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
They are basically playing out the string until they hit the necessary totals for syndication. It has been announced next year is its last season.
As in syndication on services like Netflix, Hulu, etc ... or basic cable channels?

Except maybe syfy, I don't know what network/cable channels would be interested in doing reruns of a 52-episode show that is sorta serialized. (IIRC, wasn't the magic number of 100 or 88 episodes desirable for off-network syndication? )
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post

As in syndication on services like Netflix, Hulu, etc ... or basic cable channels?

Except maybe syfy, I don't know what network/cable channels would be interested in doing reruns of a 52-episode show that is sorta serialized. (IIRC, wasn't the magic number of 100 or 88 episodes desirable for off-network syndication? )
With DVDs, BDs and streaming, the whole off network syndication thing is almost a thing of the past.

Falling Skies actually has an exclusive streaming deal with Amazon Prime. That's pretty much where WB/Amblin will be getting the off network revenue from.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E06) -- "Door Number Three" -- 7/27/14

at least the previous seasons had some type of cohesion to them

This season is a hot mess

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