Tick, tick... boom!
Falling Skies Season 4 Episode 7 was my favorite episode of the season so far. It dealt with real issues, threats and sacrifice. There's been a lot of meaningless talk this season and not much action, but that wasn't the case in "Saturday Night Massacre."
If there was a weak element of the hour, it was with Lexi. I'm sure there will be a big payoff for her character at some point, but so far it hasn't held my interest. As soon as she came out of the cocoon and called her father, "Tom Mason," it was clear she wasn't going to stick around with her family.
She may have had a connection to Anne, but it wasn't enough to overcome the betrayal she felt by her family's refusal to adopt a peaceful existence over violence. The Second Mass was afraid of her and rightfully so. While she preached peace, she never understood humans or their values as she proved when she killed Lourdes. Death was not the freedom her friend was seeking.