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 Posted: 08/13/14 14:01
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Don't hear anything.

I think we're safe to go out.

Anne: Let's look for survivors!

Fan out.

Eyes and ears open.

Hell of a lot of debris our people could be trapped under.

Hal: Maggie!

Come on, Matt.

Tom, you better be alive.

Hal: Maggie! Maggie!

You bounce back quick.

You got hit hard when that gas line blew.

Thank God for spikes, right? Yeah.

Maggie!

Maggie!

[ Gasps ]

Sorry about that.

Matt: Dad! Maggie!

[ Breathing heavily ]

Pope: You bring overlords to the party, huh?

You send Beamers down on us.

[ Whimpers ] Well, I'm still standing, bitch.

No!

Let me do it.

[ Growling ]

[ Growls, screeching ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Rock slams ]

Dad? Dad!

Anne: Is this where you said you saw him last?

Tector picked the sniper's perch.

Tom was supposed to get into position, take the shot, and he had the Overlord in his sights.

What happened after, I couldn't say.

My dad is alive.

Anybody alive under this rubble doesn't have long -- 12 hours at the most.

We need to start digging.

If your dad's under there, we're gonna find him, Matt.

We'll find him.

[ Gasps ] Oh, God.

Oh, God.

[ Breathing heavily ]

It's Tom's, right?

The one he wore in the ghetto?

Yeah.

Dad!

Dad.

Dad?

♪ Falling Skies 4x08 ♪
A Thing With Feathers
Original Air Date on August 10, 2014

[ Indistinct shouting ]

Oh, no.

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Coughs ]

Thank goodness. There you go!

You're breathing. There you go.

Hey!

I need a little help over here!

[ Groans softly ]

I can't -- I can't - can't move my legs.

Oh, my God.

I-I need some help! I have Maggie over here!

She's alive!

Hello!

Is anybody up there?!

Hey!

Man:

[ Weakly ] Help.

Who said that?

Who's there?

[ Weakly ]

Help me.

Keep talking so I can find you. Help.

Help.

There you are.

Tom.

Hang on.

Please.

It's crushing me.

[ Grunts ]

All right, hang on.

I'm gonna get you out of there.

[ Rocks clatter ]

[ Grunts ]

Get it off.

Please.

Okay. Ready?

[ Grunting ]

Wedge something under there.

Hey, come on.

[ Metal creaks ]

Come on!

[ Grunts ]

Okay, man.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

[ Coughing ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

It's no use. I can't get out.

You will get out.

Now I'm gonna push on this.

When I do, you're gonna do the best bench press of your life, okay?

If we get a little space, you're gonna wiggle out.

Okay?

Push!

[ Screams ]

[ Grunting ]

Come on. Come on.

[ Grunting ]

I can't hold it. I'm losing it, Dingaan.

Get out. Get out right now.

[ Metal creaking ]

Get your legs free. Come on.

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Spits, groans ]

[ Chuckles ]

See? Told you I'd get you out.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Lexi.

What -- what is this? Where am I?

Somewhere safe.

What?

With my family, with our family.

What family? What family?

You mean the Espheni?

[ Sighs ]

Okay.

[ Muffled skitter growling, people screaming ]

Get me out. We've got to get out of here.

We've got to get back to camp.

We can't go back to camp.

It's too late for them.

What do you mean, it's too late? God.

A peaceful solution has begun.

Really?

[ Groans, gasping ]

I didn't ask you to follow me, but now that you're here, I want to show you something...

The future.

Anne: Keep her steady.

Open the door!

Watch her neck.

[ Indistinct shouting ]

All right, easy, guys. Careful.

Anthony: We got her. Come on.

All right, steady.

All right, all right, all right. Easy.

All right, real gentle.

Okay. Hey, I got you, honey. I got you.

Anthony, get some blankets and some water.

Got it.

Anne: Okay, let's take a look at you.

Set up assembly lines for the smaller stuff.

Signal if you need a lever for the slabs, bigger stuff, and don't forget to listen.

Yeah, well, keep on listening there, Cap. I say Tom Mason's dead.

Or there's no other reason why they would have retreated.

I told you my dad was alive!

[ Both grunting ]

Weaver: Hey. Easy, easy.

I didn't know you were there, kid.

Sometimes people say stupid things.

As soon as my dad took that shot at the Overlord, he would have run back to the bunker when the building went down, okay?

He's got to be somewhere around here.

All right, Matt.

I'll dig with you.

Way to go there. He really got you good, huh?

[ Clears throat ]

Yeah, let's scout the perimeter, see if we can find any survivors here.

Really?

There's probably angry birds out there still waiting.

Here, give me your hand.

Come on.

[ Both breathing heavily ]

Can you see a way out of there?

Is this what I think it is?

It's -- it's the crashed Beamer.

Cochise must have nailed it with the rocket.

I was on my way back to the shelter with survivors when I saw the building cave in.

Maybe we can find an entry and crawl up through it.

Get inside the Beamer?

Yeah. Why would we do that?

'Cause the way out is up.

There's got to be a hatch.

I see nothing.

Nothing yet.

We just have to clear out a little bit more space.

[ Grunts, coughs ]

Can't... get enough air.

We're trapped.

Buried.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Okay.

We're buried here!

We're going -e're going to die!

Hey! Hey!

Dingaan! We're going to die!

Aah! Hey!

Aah! What are you doing?

What are you trying to do?!

Bring this whole thing down on top of us?!

Maybe it's better if it collapses and be done with it already!

[ Breathing heavily ]

Dingaan.

Is that a hatch?

That's a hatch.

There's no response from the neck down.

It's not good.

But it's, um...

I mean, it's temporary, right?

It's like me in the wheelchair.

Maggie has a serious spinal cord injury.

What are -- what are you saying? She's paralyzed, Hal.

And I think there's some internal bleeding going on.

I'm s-- I'm sorry.

Okay. Can't you do something?

Outside of making her comfortable, not much.

I-I don't know what else I can do.

We can't just let her die.

Well, what do you want me to do? We can't...

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Sighs ]

Okay.

What about, um, spikes?

Okay, because Denny's spikes, they made her heal fast, and -nd maybe Denny's spikes --

I know you want to help her. I want to help her, too.

[ Voice breaking ]

We got to do something.

Please.

Okay. Okay.

Maybe the Volm can help, okay?

I'll talk to Cochise.

Okay.

Okay.

A hatch door that does not open.

We'll get it open.

We just haven't figured out how yet.

[ Electricity hums ]

What is that?

Bioelectrical wiring.

We should be able to follow that to a control panel and open it.

When we get in there, we can signal whoever's topside.

Or, hell, maybe we'll just fly the damn thing out of here.

[ Chuckles ]

Yeah, right. [ Scoffs ]

We are being punished, Tom.

Even if we manage a way out, it'll be for what?

To find everyone dead?

[ Scoffs ]

Listen to me.

Don't ever say that again.

Really?

You're lying to yourself.

Damn right I'm lying to myself!

I lie to myself every day.

Sometimes every hour of every day.

And sometimes that's not even enough, and I do it anyway.

Because if people think that there's no hope...

They damn well better believe that I think that there is.

Does that make sense to you?

I suppose so.

Good, because it is hard enough down here without you going into the tank.

Do you think you can keep it together?!

Right now?!

Sorry.

I just don't like the idea of being buried.

[ Laughs ]

As opposed to everybody else who loves the idea?

Come on.

[ Sighs ]

[ Metal creaking ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Electricity hums ]

Hey.

Tom, what are you doing?

What are you doing?!

You're go--

[ Sighs ]

[ Grunts ]

Wiry tendons.

What?

Maybe there's a switch or something.

Ow! Ow! Aah! What is it?! Tom!

Something -- something bit me! Get your hand out of there!

Tom!

Tom! Aah!

Tom, pull it out! Pull it out!

Pull it out!

[ Groans ]

[ Electricity humming, machinery whirring ]

[ People screaming ]

What?

This is what the Espheni have planned for us.

It's what they told dad about.

It's the evolution of the species, Ben.

[ Screaming continues ]

[ Creatures screeching ]

[ People screaming ]

This is your peaceful solution.

This is evolution.

And the beauty part is the transformation can occur anywhere without violence.

They have perfected the delivery system.

Listen to yourself.

These are human beings...

Being turned into monsters.

I tried to show humans a path towards peace. They refused to listen.

No, you can't believe that!

They're -hey're brainwashing you.

No, they've shown me the way forward.

This is not the way forward.

This is not evolution.

This is genocide! It's extinction!

Just stay with me. Please listen to me!

[ Electricity humming ]

You're just gonna kill me like you killed Lourdes?

[ Gasps ]

Can you see?

This is the only way, the better way.

Go ahead. Make me your slave.

The Espheni already did that to me once.

There isn't time to change anything for either one of us.

Soon I'll be leaving for my training, but I want you to come with me.

We can still be family.

[ Wings fluttering ]

[ People screaming ]

Overlord: You are the bringer of peace.

Ben: Go ahead. Make me your slave.

Overlord: You have been chosen to reveal the solution.


Ben: The Espheni already did that to me once.

The spikes are filled with an engineered bioplasma.

The serum is the source of Denny's quick regeneration.

So we extract the fluid like a stem-cell procedure and inject it into the injury?

Correct.

In theory, this could promote radically advanced healing.

Another theory is that Maggie's body rejects the serum and goes into anaphylactic shock.

So this could kill her.

The procedure could also injure Denny.

There is a danger to a fluid extraction.

Pull too much and you could trigger an epidural hemorrhage, resulting in a coma.

She'd do it for me.

Just be careful, though.

Then it's settled.

No, it's not.

I'm not injecting alien DNA into Maggie's body until we get her permission first.

[ Cocks gun ]

What's the matter?

Hey, relax, will you? Relax.

Stop it. I can't. I got the yips.

[ Bird caws ]

You're giving me the yips. Come on.

Sara, please.

I take it you've never been in an attack like that before.

Oh, no. A couple dates in college maybe came close, but...

Thanks for holding my hand through it, though.

You're a real prince.

Oh, God.

[ Insects buzzing ]

It's Bennett.

He was on sentry duty with Anthony.

Overlord burned him alive.

What are you doing?

Find something to dig a grave.

Hey, Colonel. It's Tector's gun.

[ Clicks ]

It's been fired.

Dad must have winged the son of a bitch, and then he retreated.

Yeah.

Wait, there's, uh, something down there.

I can hear it.

[ Rattling ]

I don't hear anything, son.

It's Dad.

All right, Matt.

Let's dig. Let's dig.

Let's just keep digging.

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunting ]

[ Grunting ]

Tom, your hand -t's...

Your hand.

It's fine.

Well, I was expecting bucket seats and a leather interior.

More space. It's better.

Well, should we see if it comes with a moonroof?

[ Electricity hums, zaps ]

[ Screams ]

I can feel something moving inside of me!

It's spreading! It's spreading!

Tom, there's something in your arm. Tom.

Tom!

Tom!

Hey.

How am I doing?

[ Sighs ]

Well, look, um...

Anne, uh, took a look at you.

And she, um...

And what?

She thinks you're paralyzed, Maggie.

[ Sighs ]

I was afraid you were gonna say that.

But we still have a chance, all right?

See, Cochise -e thinks that the fluid from Denny's spikes -hey can heal you. No.

It's a little dangerous, I know... Hal, stop.

...but -- but we just need your permission.

I can't do that.

It could save your life.

I kill aliens. Remember?

I can't become one.

Please, just do this for me.

You said you'd protect me.

You have to let me go.

[ Cries ]

What'd she say?

She wants to do it.

Okay. Have a seat.

[ Sighs ]

This gonna hurt?

Anne: Yeah, it is.

[ Sighs ]

Tell your girl she owes me a drink when this is all over.

[ Chuckles ]

All right.

Okay, hold still.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Whimpering ]

Okay, hold her steady.

Let her see you.

Shh, Maggie. It's all right. It's all right.

The anaesthetic should be kicking in.

You won't even feel the prick of the needle.

I'm gonna inject you with the fluid we took from Denny's spikes.

And then hope for a miracle.

Ow.

[ Whimpers ]

What did you do?

What...?

[ Sighs ]

Well, he deserved better.

At least that'll keep the animals from getting at him.

I-I-I'm sorry, Pope.

I'm not used to caring, a-and I'm no good at it.

[ Sniffles ]

Last night was terrible.

I thought I was gonna die.

And... I thought

you were gonna die.

You thought wrong.

Death sucks.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Tom. Tom.

Aah! Tom, Tom, Tom.

Pull, okay? Pull on that.

Pull!

[ Energy humming ]

Get it out. Okay.

Get it out!

[ Groaning ]

Aah! Aah!

This thing is barbed on the inside like a fishhook.

Going in may have hurt a little, but coming out -f it doesn't come out now, you're in here alone.

So pull it out, and don't stop.

Even if I ask you to, don't stop.

[ Screams ]

Don't stop! Don't stop!

[ Muffled screams ]

[ Creature screeching ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Crunches ]

Okay. Okay. Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

You still carry a hanky?

They haven't taken all my dignity... yet.

[ Sighs ]

We're gonna be okay.

[ Chuckles ]

We're gonna be okay, Dingaan.

[ Slow beeping ]

What's -- what's that beeping?

Some kind of ordnance?

When the Beamer crashed, it was dropping explosives on us.

I think we just pulled the pin on a grenade.

Dingaan. Make it stop.

Make it stop.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

Dingaan.

Make it stop. Keep it together, huh?

I can't take it. Make it stop.

Hey. Hey!

[ Beeping continues ]

She's alive, but her heart is really weak.

I don't know how much longer she's gonna last.

I'm so sorry.

[ Sniffles ]

She didn't want to do it.

[ Crying ]

I couldn't let her go.

Oh. Oh, God.

I don't blame you, okay?

I would have done the same for your dad.

Ben: Anne! Hal!

Ben! What happened?

Are -re you okay?

I got back as fast as I could.

Lexi. Did you find Lexi?

She's gone over to the Espheni.

Well, then, we'll go find her. W-we have to --

There's nowhere to go.

Then we'll follow her trail.

There is no trail. She's off training with the --

What the hell does that mean, she's training?!

You have to understand.

Lexi's gone over to the Espheni.

Completely.

She showed me how they're mutating humans.

She insisted it was the solution.

It's already happening. Even if we went back...

It's too dangerous. We could have 10 2nd Masses and we'd never get out of there alive.

I'm only here because she let me go.

I saw in her mind.

The Lexi we know is gone.

Maggie.

What happened?!

She was paralyzed in the attack.

We tried taking the fluid out of Denny's spikes, injecting it into her, but her body rejected it.

The fluid from the spikes?

It didn't work.

[ Sighs ]

What about a full transplant?

Man, uh, if you're thinking what I think you're thinking -ou took spikes and harnesses off kids in Charleston.

Anne.

You okay?

Transplants are a lot more complicated than extractions.

Besides, we don't have the equipment we had in Charleston.

Cochise. Cochise could help.

There must be some kind of Volm field medicine.

[ Sniffles ]

Take my spikes. Put them in Maggie.

Denny could barely stand when we tapped her spikes.

Removing yours entirely could kill you.

I'm not gonna lose both of you!

I don't care.

I couldn't save Lexi.

Please, let me try and save Maggie.

All right. Okay.

[ Slow beeping ]

We're not going to stop it.

No, we're not.

We can't stop this missile from exploding.

But we don't have to die in here.

We could shelter ourselves from the blast.

Where?

There, back where we came from. Don't you see?

It won't matter.

Get up.

[ Beeping continues ]

[ Device whirring ]

It is similar to the M.R.I. device in Charleston, but without the view screen.

You must operate by intuition.

You will know when it latches on.

[ Spike screeching, hissing ]

The spike is clear for extraction.

[ Maggie groans softly ]

So far, so good.

Matt, I'll dig for both of us while you get a couple hours shut-eye.

What do you say?

No, I, uh... I can't.

Not with dad down there.

Well, then, if you won't stop to eat, will you just take this?

Some chocolate.

Oh. Thanks.

We have to build this blast shield.

The missile could go at any minute.

[ Both grunting, beeping continues ]

There's a reason I'm down here.

It's karma.

Karma has nothing to do with us being underground.

We're buried because of me, because of what happened to my family.

You said your family was killed in the invasion.

No.

No.

I married above my station.

My Adeleke.

My beautiful wife.

I wanted to prove to my in-laws I was a success, give my little boy Idrissa a better life than I had.

So on her birthday, I built her a swimming pool.

The day we broke ground, my son and I watched as the bulldozer started digging.

Took my eye off him to answer the phone.

I was always on that damn phone.

When I returned...

I saw that...

[ Sniffles ]

[ Voice breaking ]

He -- he was in the pit.

[ Crying ]

The dirt caved in on him.

He -- he was buried.

My wife, Adeleke, she -he never got over it.

She -- she drank herself to death.

[ Beeping continues ]

That -- that sound!

I can't take that sound!

[ Sobs ]

I rode with my son in the ambulance.

Hearing that beeping on the heart machine...

Until it...

...until it stopped.

And he was gone.

Now, you see.

It's my fault...

That I should be buried in here alive, as well.

[ Sighs ]

[ Device whirring ]

[ Ben groans ]

We're not taking out any more spikes.

Maggie only got three.

Okay, then those three spikes are gonna have to save her.

I'm not losing your brother.

[ Sighs ]

[ Spikes humming ]

What?

[ Humming continues ]

[ Both grunt ]

[ Both grunt ]

[ Both grunt ]

[ Both grunting ]

[ Slow beeping ]

Tom: Dingaan, you didn't do anything that every parent hasn't done 10 times a day.

You took your eye off your child.

[ Crying ]

A terrible thing happened, but you don't deserve to die.

Your family wouldn't want that.

They wouldn't want you to lose hope.

That's the one thing they'd never forgive you for.

[ Sniffles ]

You can't lose hope.

We can't lose hope.

[ Rapid beeping ]

[ Indistinct shouting ]

Dingaan? Is that you?

Yes.

[ Chuckling ]

Yes. I'm alive.

Tom: Matt?

Dad?

Matt?!

Weaver: Tom!

I told you he'd make it.

You did.

Weaver: I've got you, Tom. I've got you.

Here you are.

[ Tom chuckles ]

He never stopped fighting for you.

I knew you were fighting for me.

It's what kept me going down there.

Anne: [ Sighs ] Tom.

Thank God.

Ben's awake.

What do you mean, Ben's awake?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Ben: Dad.

You came back.

So did you.

All right?

Is Maggie -s she gonna be okay?

We won't know until she wakes up.

Thank you, buddy.

For everything you did, whether she makes it or not, thank you.

I didn't do it for you.

[ Crowd cheering ]

Tector.

Best damn shot ever. Man: Amen to that.

All: Hear, hear!

Pope: If Tector was here, I know exactly what he'd say.

Long live...

I just felt like a walk, especially after what Ben said about Lexi.

[ Sighs ]

I can't give up on her. We have to find her.

I'm not sure what we'd find.

Dingaan: Uh... to remembering to fight for those we've lost.

All: Hear, hear!

Man: Right.

Sleep with the angels, Lourdes.

All: Yeah!

I'll miss you, girl.

Sara: Um, I'd like to say goodbye to someone, too.

The old me.

This girl thought that if she hid herself away from the world and, uh, looked out for number one, that she'd stay safe.

Uppers, downers...

But that's no kind of life.

[ Crowd cheers ]

Going after Lexi isn't really a possibility right now.

Listen, we're here. We are alive.

There's other people here that didn't leave, that didn't switch sides, that need us.

Woman: Look.

Man: Look who's on her feet.

That's for betraying me.

And that's for saving my life.

Looks like

she's back to normal.

[ Clears throat ]

I didn't save your life, Maggie.

Ben did.

I have spikes.

[ Ben sighs ]

How are you feeling?

I guess I'm okay.

Hal.

Ah, come on. Don't make me run after you.

[ Breathing heavily ]

You all right?

[ Scoffs ] Yeah.

[ Inhales deeply ]

Well, Ben, I mean, he really stepped up for Maggie.

[ Electricity hums ]

What the hell is that?

Please tell me you just saw that.

I saw it.

Thought I was going crazy.

Wonder what it means.

It's about the moonlight.


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