A new day in dystopian Falling Skies world where Tom and Ann wake up in the hospital the 2nd Mass is now staying in – and they’re acting all couply and fun together (if they keep this up, maybe, just maybe I might actually believe in some chemistry between them. Maybe).
But it’s time for a meeting with Weaver who is telling his fighters that they’ve all become too soft, too complacent in the time they’ve spent at the hospital. His tirade is interrupted by him getting the shakes, having a major seizure and collapsing – his skin is covered in rashes and his veins are popped out and red.
Time for Ann to arrive and Weaver to make it clear he wants Tom to take over (hah, aww, Weaver thinks he’s still in charge). His condition is caused by the harness bite he took to the leg that Ann just can’t cure. Tom has a hissy fit about Ann keeping it a secret and decides that the cure should be to take him to Charleston (the new capital) and find a doctor there who can cure him (wow, really? Ann, he needed a slap there, he really did).
Tom meets with the leaders of the group to tell them the situation and that he wants to hurry on the Charleston, but there’s a problem. Jamil reveals that Weaver had him drain all the fuel from the trucks to feed the hospital generator and they don’t have enough left to drive to Charleston. In fact, since they’ve found no fuel supplies, they only have enough left for 12 hours of electricity. First order of business is to find more fuel.
On patrol Hal and Maggie are still flirting (and doing a better job than Tom and Ann) with extra bonus of Maggie saying they can’t be together. The flirting is interrupted by finding the corpses of several children – all of which have had a harness removed. Except one who is still alive – Karen (remember Karen? Hal’s girlfriend?)
They rush her back to camp – but Ben warns them, she’s still connected to the aliens, he can hear it (because that doesn’t make him creepy at all), so she ends up being put in a secure room (which does not impress Hal). Karen wakes up in a panic with Ben telling everyone not to talk to her and not trust her (methinks this is not going to win friends and influence people). Karen doesn’t remember anything but she’s very gushy and happy about being back with the 2nd Massachusetts. Tom is being careful, cautious and sensible (everything he wasn’t with Ben) and wants her guarded – Ben also wants to stay near since he has a good chance of sensing anything amiss.
Hal is less than pleased with Ben – especially since everything he’s saying about Karen must apply to Ben as well – but Ben worries about Hal being manipulated by Karen, or what Karen has become. Maggie also talks some sense to Hal about his complete lack of suspicion over Karen’s very sudden reappearance.