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I believe Shaerra is right - Charleston will end up being the 'neutral zone'/prison camp that the alien leader mentioned in the season premiere. They're sending out human ambassadors like this Avery Churchill to entice any surviving human resistance to come willingly (For the record, I don't believe that these ambassadors are maliciously trying to lure their fellow humans to their doom - they're just people who are tired of fighting and, for better or worse, have decided to buy what the aliens are selling in the hopes of resuming a somewhat normal life). Once the 2nd Mass arrives (probably in the penultimate episode of the season), they'll be surrounded by a massive alien force and given a choice of surrendering and entering the camp or resisting and being annihilated. Of course, they'll choose the second option, or else the show would essentially be over :)
WatchesTooMuch is right - the smart thing would be to send a scouting party ahead to verify that Charleston actually is what C
My theory about Red Eye is that he is not dissimilar from Tom or Pope of whatever species he was, he might remember more of who he was before and has been looking for an opportunity to overthrow these really tall alien things. He likely is not a good guy, but he sees in Tom a chance to join forces for a common purpose. After that, well who knows. While I am sure that he was reading the Second Mass' plans from Ben, I also wonder if he was telling Ben anything or if he was just trying to figure out more of something familiar he had seen from their first interaction and determined this boy was Tom's son.
I doubt Charleston is anything that is really good, but you wonder about their travel (I have a terrible sense of direction, but it would seem you have to go almost to the Appalachian mountains to avoid New York and Washington
This show is nowhere near as compelling as reviewed here. Pope is about the lamest bad guy I've ever seen. He can't control his idiotically named crew - the berserkers? really? - Tom has more authority with them, He can't fight worth a damn, and really he is just to vanilla to be threatening at all. A short, skinny guy with long hair is threatening only to 15 year old nerds. Tom is not a fighter, yet he can kick ass on the tough guy of the group? lame, lame, lame. Most egregious example? Why would Pope keep the compass off the kid? That's not being a "bad guy" that's just being an idiot which reflects the writing. Terrible show and equally bad review. Sorry, but you sound more like a fan than a reviewer.
How soon before the secret, rebel aliens make contact? C'mon you know they're out there. Maybe Red-eye is one of them or their leader?
Charleston is the 'netural' zone Tom was told to take the 2nd Mass to. The aliens are just trying a different tactic since the first one didn't work.
I agree that this was a good episode. I share your skepticism about Charleston, and I wonder why the group couldn't send out an advance team of 2-3 members to check the place out.
I don't like anything involving Pope. He's not a real character. He's too smart, too unpredictable, too much of a smartass, and too clumsy at looking after his own interests. Including criminals in the mix was a good idea; giving us an inverted Mary Sue as one of the characters was not such a great idea.
As regards Red Eye, I think it's safe to assume that this skitter has an agenda of its own, and I'm guessing that down the road we're going to see this skitter making common cause with the humans (or at least using the humans) against their shared evil alien overlords.
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