|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Air date||July 19th, 2011|
|Written by||Graham Yost|
|Directed by||Greg Beeman|
Live and Learn
Prisoner of War
Commander Weaver sends Tom and a small battalion to scout out a possible weapons armory, but they are taken hostage by Pope's Gang, who then try to use Tom and his team as leverage to acquire food, weapons and a vehicle. The trade is interrupted by an alien ship, which kills most of the outlaws. Their leader, Pope, is taken into custody. Margaret, another one of the outlaws, agrees to fight for the 2nd Mass and help Tom find his harnessed son Ben, who was seen at a nearby hospital only days before.
At the Armory, Tom and the other members gather to see if aliens are present. Hal throws a tennis ball to the entrance, hoping that the dog with them will go for the ball. The dog moves forward, barking and a Mech appears. Before it can kill the dog, Jimmy stops it, compromising their position. They all move before the Mech attacks.
The next morning, Tom informs Weaver about the previous night's events. He tells Tom to return again tonight. Anne then confronts Weaver about the current sleeping situation, where civilians are living in tents and the fighters in houses. Anne deems it unfair, yet Weaver believes the soldiers need proper rest. Anne and Tom then discuss "civilians vs. the military". The pair then watches Uncle Scott teaches the young kids about biology. Later, Uncle Scott talks to Tom about the aliens. He points out that when we made robots they looked essentially like us; however the Mechs do not look like the Skitters. After running in to Lourdes, Karen talks to Hal about the other girl's intentions. Hal doesn't seem to care about Lourdes and kisses Karen. Tom interrupts, telling Hal they are due to return to the Armory later.
Later that night, the group gets ready. Jimmy is told that Click will be going in his place which disappoints him. At the Armory, Click is shot and killed by two arrows and as he goes down, he shoots someone in the leg. It is revealed to be not aliens, but a group of outlaws who capture the group. The outlaws, led by a man named John Pope, take the group to an auditorium, tying them up. Pope interrogates them and Tom responds to all his answers. Pope pulls a gun on Tom, but Hal tells him that they can help him get weapons. Hal is led out of the auditorium by Margaret, a woman in Pope's gang, who gives him one hour to go back and get guns from the 2nd Mass. Tom and Pope discuss the aliens and Tom discovers that Pope is a gifted fighter. Tom asks for a beer and untied by Pope, who notices Tom eying his brother's sidearm. He confronts him about it and Tom asks "What would you do?"
Hal returns and informs Weaver about the situation. Weaver says they will not trade with Pope and orders Mike to take Hal upstairs as prisoner until they are ready to leave. Mike, however, allows Hal to leave and on the way, Hal runs into Anne, who offers her assistance. They both return to find Margaret who escorts them back to Pope. Anne offers her assistance in relation to Pope's wounded brother, Billy. She bandages up his leg and Pope leaves him, Cueball and Margaret in charge of the prisoners as he and his other outlaws attempt to rob the 2nd Mass.
Pope sends a flare into the air to alert the airships, giving Weaver an ultimatum. Weaver reluctantly agrees and hands over food and ammunition. Back at Pope's base, Billy, Cueball and Margaret hold Tom and the others captive. Billy tells Karen to stand up and show her body, aggravating Margaret, who kills Billy and Cueball. She then lets the hostages go.
As Pope and his group load up the car, Tom and the other militia fire at them with guns, killing some of Pope's men. Tom offers him and ultimatum: "Join or die." Pope declines and waits for the alien's attack. An airship flies above Pope, who drives away, allowing his men to be killed by the ships. Pope pulls aside not far away, trying to escape, but Weaver pulls a gun on him, taking him hostage.
The next day, Weaver talks to Tom about the events that occurred the previous night. He then hands Pope over to Tom, who puts him in custody. Tom meets up with Matt for a quick game of catch. After, Tom, Hal, Karen, Dai, Anthony and Margaret go in search for Ben at a local hospital.
Did you Know?
- Margaret was sexually abused by Pope's Brother and Cueball.
- Margaret killed Pope's Brother and another.
- Skitters killed the rest of Pope's Men
|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"|| || || || || || || |