|Season 1, Episode 9|
|Air date||August 7th, 2011|
|Written by||Joe Weisberg|
|Directed by||Holly Dale|
What Hides Beneath
The 2nd Mass took some time to relax in the auditorium while Anne showed Tom the Skitters harness. Dai returned injured, and Anne said she didn't find any internal damage. She noticed Lt. Danner was moving up the chain, and Tom talked to her about Weaver. When the fighters went over the plan and Tom questioned Weaver, Danner went on the defensive. After Weaver cleared the room, he said the mission would be completed and put Tom on sentry duty. Anne and Lourdes told Tom about Weaver's medication, which he took to help him sleep and wake up. Taking too much could lead to extreme symptoms.
Hal wasn't happy about sentry duty either and wanted to follow up on Weaver's pills. However, Tom needed more information first and sent Margaret with Hal. Pope watched over the bullet production, which Matt was helping to do something. Tom insisted on talking to Weaver in private, but when he confronted him about the pills, Weaver called Danner and Jimmy in to secure his weapons and lock him up. Jimmy was beginning to doubt what was happening, but Danner was behind Weaver. Ben ended up helping Scott, who was hoping to find the right frequency to jam the Skitter's transmission. As he turned the radio dial, Ben heard something but kept quiet.
Weaver told Pope he needed four bombs, but Pope didn't have enough fuse to give them too much time between lighting them and the blast. Ben went back to the radio when he saw Scott leave, and Rick joined him. Ben hoped that Rick would change his attitude, but Rick said he could feel the change coming as well. Ben wondered if that was why he could hear the radio. Hal and Margaret returned and told Weaver there were signs of Skitters and Mechs, but he said the mission was still on. Jimmy joined them in going to Anne with what was happening, and they came up with a plan to free Tom. Jimmy brought down food, and once Danner opened the door, Tom charged at him.
When they got to the infirmary, Dai told them the Skitters and Mechs hit Porter's post when he was there, and Porter was probably dead. The other units never reported in, and Porter said to abort the attack. It was up to them to stop Weaver, who found Danner tied up. Ben talked to Scott about the radio and confessed, "I don't know what I am." Tom sent Matt back to his quarters and closed up the classroom before telling Pope what was happening. He wanted Pope to take apart the bombs while he talked to Weaver.
Weaver went to Anne for Tom's location, and Hal and Margaret relieved him of his weapons while Tom questioned him. Weaver wanted to show the aliens they weren't going to lie down, but Tom refused to stand down. However, Pope showed up and said he hadn't defused the charges. He wanted to kill some aliens. Tom said he took the blasting fuses, and Weaver pulled his gun on him. Tom wanted Weaver to admit to what was happening and said there was another way: to trust their people. Jimmy showed himself, and Weaver stood down. He was willing to give the others all the facts with Tom at his side.
As they headed for the gym, Weaver told Tom he quit taking the pills. He told the 2nd Mass Porter's orders and said they had to remember to protect their civilians because they represent their future. He wanted 50 volunteer fighters for the mission. As the fighters gathered in the front, Weaver told Tom that Porter was smart to make him his second and to keep the others safe.
The fighters gets their gear together, and Matt confronted Pope over what he did to Tom. Pope told him to listen to his father so he wouldn't end up like him, and Matt said he'd never be like him. Margaret asked Pope for his plan, and he said he was going through with the attack. He reminded her that he saved her, but she hadn't forgotten any of what he did. She was willing to protect the 2nd Mass from Pope if needed. Hal was going with Weaver because of what happened to his mother, Ben, and Karen. All Tom could do was wish him luck. Ben and Scott told Tom what happened with the radio as the fighters set out.
|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"|| || || || || || || |