|Season 1, Episode 4|
|Air date||July 2rd, 2011|
|Written by||Melinda Hsu Taylor|
|Directed by||Fred Toye|
Prisoner of War
Grace is the 4th episode of Season 1.
Tom and Hal lead a team to find more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass after Pope provides details on where they can be found. Back at the high school where they've set up base, Dr. Harris and Anne disagree over the best tactic to gather more intelligence on the aliens.
In an attempt to understand the Skitters a little bit more, Anne and Dr. Harris try to communicate with it. Meanwhile, Weaver sends Tom and Hal out on a mission. While Tom is desperate to rescue Ben, it's pointed out that the kids who undergo the harness-removal operation need to be pumped full of drugs to wean them off of it.
Rick is still under a morphine drip, and if the 2nd Mass is going to rescue more kids, they're going to need more drugs. Pope mentions that he knows of a motorcycle dealership not too far from the school where they might pick up some bikes, which would help in transporting the drugs. Reluctantly, Tom agrees to have Pope join them on the mission. Matt is frustrated that he can't help his father and brother, but he's picked by Scott to help monitor radio signals by using a hand-cracked receiver.
While Anne shows the alien pictures of Earth and the galaxy to see whether she can get the Skitter to share a little bit of its language, Harris takes a much more visceral approach. He brings in the corpse of the Skitter Pope's gang killed and shows it to the captive alien, who reacts negatively to the dead body. At the same time, Matt notices a burst of static on the radio.
As Tom and the others travel to the dealership, they run across a nest of sleeping Skitters perched upside down under a bridge. Pope suggests blowing them up, but Tom thinks that the attack would bring too much attention to them, and they pass the Skitter nest by.
Later, as the team explores the bike store, Pope escapes and ends up blowing up the Skitter nest, which calls attention to the team. Tom and company are holed up in the shop by a group of armed harnessed teens, who open fire on the shop. Tom refuses to shoot at the kids, and the team manages to escape by distracting the kids, who don't seem to have any guidance other than shooting at a conspicuous target. In the melee, Dai is shot in the leg.
Meanwhile, Rick gains consciousness, but when Mike attempts to talk to his son, Ricky claims to not recognize him. The harness has somehow cured Ricky's cystic fibrosis as well. Frustrated, Mike tries to communicate with the Skitter, asking why they chose the kids and why his son was cured. When the Skitter doesn't answer to Mike's satisfaction, he shoves the barrel of a rifle into the Skitter's mouth, which causes the alien to collapse. At the same time, more static is picked up by Matt and Scott's radios.
This suggests that the aliens must use radio waves to communicate. Harris and Anne do an autopsy on the dead Skitter, to see whether any of the internal organs lends themselves to radio communication, but the corpse has been dead too long and everything inside has turned to mush.
The captive Skitter wakes Ricky and he places the harness back onto his spine. He then tries to free the alien but is caught by Mike and the others. The Skitter begins to communicate through Ricky, asking them to free it and then later, asking them to kill it. Infuriated, Mike takes his son and rips the harness off his back.
Later, at dinner, the group eats bread that Pope left for them after Lourdes says grace.
Did you Know?Edit
- Rick didn't regonize his father at first.
- The Skitter spoke through Rick.
|Falling Skies Season 1|| |
|#01||"Live and Learn"|| ||#09||"Mutiny"|| || |
|#02||"The Armory"|| ||#10||"Eight Hours"|| || |
|#03||"Prisoner of War"|| || || || || || || |
|#04||"Grace"|| || || || || || || |
|#05||"Silent Kill"|| || || || || || || |
| #06||"Sanctuary (Part 1)"|| || || || || || || |
|#07||"Sanctuary (Part 2)"|| || || || || || || |
|#08||"What Hides Beneath"|| || || || || || || |