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Old 08-24-14, 07:47 PM
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Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14





"Drawing Straws" - Sunday, Aug. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)- TV-14-LV

Tom and the remnants of the 2nd Mass learn to pilot a Beamer as part of their plan to destroy the Espheni Power Core, and the group draws straws to see who will embark on the dangerous mission. The threat of death hanging over everyone triggers long-simmering confrontations between many of our main characters, ultimately bringing the 2nd Mass closer together. Treva Etienne guest-stars.

Directed by Adam Kane

Written by Josh Pate

Created by Robert Rodat


Episode 10 of 12


Next week is the 2 Hour season finale


Previous Threads:

Episode 9
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...8-17-14-a.html

Episode 8
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...8-10-14-a.html

Episode 7
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...8-03-14-a.html

Episode 6
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/621...7-27-14-a.html

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 08-25-14, 02:46 AM
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

Not much to say, except Matt is the new Carl.

And, that I wish they could've finished this up this season.

Also, Tom manages to fix the draw? Seriously? Why would they let anyone with an interest in going, actually draw the names?

I hate myself for watching now. Next season I'll have to feel worse about it.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

Use the Force, Lexi. The other plot felt like the writers had just watched Independence Day.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
Not much to say, except Matt is the new Carl.

And, that I wish they could've finished this up this season.

Also, Tom manages to fix the draw? Seriously? Why would they let anyone with an interest in going, actually draw the names?

I hate myself for watching now. Next season I'll have to feel worse about it.
I liked Pope's line..."Tom Mason, glory hog". For a minute there I thought Pope was fixing the drawing for himself.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

Please ... Please ... Please fire this season's show runners and creative staff. Wait, were there any even working on this season?
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

Originally Posted by mnementh View Post
Use the Force, Lexi. The other plot felt like the writers had just watched Independence Day.
What an awful episode full of tired cliches. Even her Espheni father sounds like Yoda at times.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

I thought he sounded like Liam Neeson.


Oh, and does Falling Skies have the world's cheapest looking title screen, or what?

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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

I'm going to agree that drawing names out a hat is silly in that it could have at least been a hat full of names of those best suited for the job.
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Re: Falling Skies (S4E10) -- "Drawing Straws" -- 8/24/14

This has become the biggest chore to watch through an entire episode. I completely skip any scene with certain characters. The writing is so mediocre this season, I have to believe some of the dialogue and plot is made up as they film.

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