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How can Chloe have a smile on her face when she saw two other Mai in her store who were acting like they owned her. Haven’t Valentina, Alek and jasmine made it clear there are many evil forces out there to get her! She shouldn’t open up to everybody without proof of their innocence or justifying their causes. She’s the Uniter for goodness sakes. It’s like her stupidity excelled to new levels here.

In this episode, Chloe hangs out with two Brazilian Mai girls, Lilah and Nikki. Chloe hangs out with them on a girls night out, as the title suggests, along with Amy and Jasmine in a nightclub. Jasmine is there to look out for Chloe as she suspects something is amiss, since Lilah and Nikki hadn’t contacted Valentina through proper channels about their arrival or their interest in Chloe. Their views on humans differ vastly from that of Valentina and the other Mai living in San Fransisco. They are more likely to make out and kill a human without a second thought. Apparently girls these days don’t walk into the restrooms as often as I have seen them do. A guy is kissed to death and he’s spread across 3 stalls and none of the girls raise an alarm. And of course, in classic teen show style, we have to believe that the Brazilian Mai leader sent two teenage, bitchy girls to bring back the Uniter with them. Chloe doesn’t accept their request and so they fight with her and Jasmine upon which one of the girls dies and the other runs away with her tail behind her legs spewing threats.

The two Brazilian bitchy Mai's!

Oh and Amy wants a bit more romance in her boring relationship with Paul. So, Chloe gives him hints to take it to the next level and Paul uses Chloe’s word of wisdom on his romance and makes the classic guy mistake of sleeping naked on her bed with some lit candles! That was hilarious to watch Amy freak out. Poor girl had dressed up for the night with such high hopes and expectations! The actual interaction of friends was good to see. When Chloe told her that she put Paul up to show some affection to her, Amy wasn’t upset like in all the other teen shows, she was actually happy.

And I was getting my hopes up when Brian’s father told him to get his ass back into college, but then they poured water on me by making him stay back giving an idiotic reason! He wanted to prove himself to his father. Prove what, I say? I didn’t understand a thing he was explaining about that issue. Damn him, he is boring. The thing I was dreading has finally happened. No Alek in the whole episode!! Why are they creating unnecessary, improbable relationship issue with Chloe and cat ears!! Damn I wish they would just kill off Brian. Watching grass grow is much more exciting than watching him trying so difficultly to recite his dialogues. And what’s up with Chloe giving a whole speech about how much cat ears means to her and how much she likes him and cares about him?? Its only been like 4 weeks since she met him and she doesn’t even know about him properly. Without Valentina and Alek, the show lost some charm this episode.

And I am thinking the comedic part of the show is overshadowing and undermining the much darker part of it. Comedy is all well and good, but I think they take it too far sometimes. But it’s still addictive and I am excited for the next episode. And now we know that Alek wasn’t completely bluffing when he said Mai kiss kills. I think there’s more to it than a simple kiss to kill a human. What did you guys think about this week’s episode?

How can Chloe have a smile on her face when she saw two other Mai in her store who were acting like they owned her. Haven’t Valentina, Alek and jasmine made it clear there are many evil forces out there to get her! She shouldn’t open up to everybody without proof of their innocence or justifying their causes. She’s the Uniter for goodness sakes. Its like her stupidity excelled to new levels here.

In this episode, we are on another attempt to rescue Ben from the skitters and the evil mech robots. I was thinking, if this episode doesn’t resolve the Ben situation, the show is going to lose some viewers. Thankfully, they finally resolved it.

Since Tom is a hotshot and had done another good deed in the last episode, he gets to put his 5 fighters, probably the best fighters in mortal danger once again. This time Weaver allows him to do whatever he wants as long as the plan is sound, since Tom brings a lot to the table. Tom suggests a plan which is not approved by Weaver. Later Hal comes up with an undercover plan which doesn’t sit well with Tom, but is probably the best bet to get Ben without any casualties.

Apparently, the harnessed kids are allowed to roam around on their own as long as the harnesses control them. Tom suggests he put on a dysfunctional harness and sneak into enemy camp to rescue Ben and the other kids. The plan is put into motion and it allows Hal to discreetly sneak into the place where his brother is being held captive. A skitter takes him and the other kids in a grossly disturbing, symbiotic, motherly embrace and all the kids fall asleep. Hal assumes this is best shot to kill the skitter by the method taught by Anne earlier and puts it to good use.

Dr. Harris has an inglorious end this episode where he is murdered by the skitter. The always calm, collected, level-headed Anne has a breakdown this episode and kills the skitter. She confesses to Tom that she doesn’t have any pictures or physical stuff of her family and is heartbroken about it. The emotional trauma she is going through was portrayed wonderfully. In the final scene, she and Tom holding hands has a deeper meaning and hopefully this will be the beginning of a romance between them. We are getting to know more about Margaret, she actually had cancer before and is now recovering.

Tom and the others rescue all the six kids and take them back to their camp. Five kids survive, but one of the kid dies. This may be because of the death of the skitter controlling those children. The ending was on a happier note with Ben waking up and recognizing his father. This was a very fulfilling episode and now the show can move on from the main objective of Ben to other more interesting things. Each week we are learning new things about the aliens. This week we found out that the working harnesses actually glow in the dark. How freaky is that. They are luminescent and give the skitters advantage to know who is under their control and who is not.

Symbiotic relationship!

I’m very excited for the next episode. Why is Ricky permanently damaged while Ben seems to have apparently recovered from the trauma of wearing the harness so quickly? Why do the skitters have a symbiotic relationship with the kids? Why the friendly bedding while earlier we saw the skitters sleeping like bats?

I’m not a cynic in any sense of the word, but after the above average pilot episode, I was wondering whether they could build the characters any more since the premise wasn’t original and I didn’t think they would be able to give the peripheral characters enough depth to make them interesting. Thankfully, the second episode – “Anchor Management” is even more entertaining than the 90 minute pilot itself.

Very hot dream scene!

Dr. Dani was likable and the characters around her also stepped up their game. Matthew and Dani were actually very hot in the dream sequence. Dani is getting really horny for him and did you know 47% of divorced women are much more horny than married women! That made me laugh so much! Callie and Marc have some major chemistry going on. T.K is still in the picture and so Matthew has something to work with. Dani’s best friend Janet actually provided insight to the psychiatrist into the mind of a teen! She made her realize what it was to be a teenager, since Dani’s daughter was lashing out. And Dani’s mother was nowhere to be found. I’m happy about that. I didn’t like her. Castle’s mother is the best one on TV.

Janet: Do you remember what happened when your Mom said you couldn’t go out with Ray? Dani: I got married and pregnant. Oh.

This episode concentrated on treating a hotshot anchor, Griffin who was given a prime time war news show. He was a war journalist for over a decade, touring around countries who were in war and for that the network had given him his own show. Griffin couldn’t stop the urge to laugh out during a live war interview and this made the network to rest him for a couple of weeks and he comes to Dr. Dani for help. It was very heartbreaking to watch the real reason for Griffin’s demeanour and all that angst. I hope I won’t be like him when the time comes to have my own child. All in all, a very good episode which makes me want to watch it next week. I enjoyed it more than the first.

NBC is the fifth and final broadcast network (following The CW, Fox, ABC and CBS) to release its fall TV game plan, and I spy a late start for Chuck‘s 13-episode final season. But outside of that and some early “sneak peeks” at the new comedies Up All Night and Free Agents, it appears to be business as usual for the Peacock network.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8/7c NFL Kickoff Special 2011
8:30 pm Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
7 pm Football Night in America

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
10 pm Parenthood

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8 pm America’s Got Talent (season finale)
10 pm Up All Night [new series]
10:30 pm Free Agents [new series]

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8 pm The Sing-Off (two hours)
10 pm The Playboy Club [new series]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
8 pm The Biggest Loser (two hours)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
8 pm Up All Night
8:30 pm Free Agents
9 pm Harry’s Law
10 pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8 pm Community
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation
9 pm The Office
9:30 pm Whitney [new series]
10 pm Prime Suspect [new series]

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9 pm Dateline NBC

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
8 pm Chuck
9 pm Grimm [new series]
10 pm Dateline NBC 

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: The Cape, Chase, The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Outsourced , Perfect Couples and, we have to presume, Love Bites

I am really pissed about the cancellation of The Event. It was a very exciting show. However, for the new season, I’m excited about Grimm, Prime Suspect and The Playboy Club and the regular Chuck which is premiering at the end of October! What are you excited about TV fans?

For the first time in the brief period of our endearing show, we get to start the episode somewhere other than in Chloe’s bedroom! This time Alek and Jasmine are training Chloe, in what seems to be apparently parkour. Since Chloe doesn’t want to jump across buildings, Alek taunts her as a scaredy ‘human’. Yeah, who wouldn’t want to jump across the huge gap between buildings and not get scared out of their minds. It’s not like death is a big deal if they didn’t make it! And humans are basically a spineless race according to him!

Ooh, I wanna kiss Alek! Wait! Damn there’s cat-ears too!

Also Chloe is starting to hear other people’s conversations and she can’t control it. Alek helps her to control her gift in the middle of a crowded marketplace or something by making her listen to his heartbeat and our Chloe goes weak in the knees at that moment. I really wish they just hook up! Alek is infinitely more interesting than cat ears Brian! And what’s with dear old Mom. She doesn’t even care about Chloe’s life now? She used to poke around so much into Chloe’s life and now all of a sudden, she doesn’t want to?? Well, that was resolved by the end.

This episode contained a stalker storyline along with the season arc of the Mai and The Order. Since Chloe can’t keep her nose out of other people’s business and now with her newfound empathy powers (which is an extra power which other Mai don’t have!), she gets tangled up with shopkeeper friend’s ex-boyfriend. You know the car scene with annoying Amy, it reminded me of Nancy Drew, Chloe being a more kick-ass Nancy Drew! (No disrespect to her, I loved Nancy Drew when I was younger. I suppose I do even now). With this, my doubts have been confirmed – Meddling is a Superhero birthright!

“I want to be a meddlesome Rapunzel!” Adorable pigtail Chloe!! I love it!!

Also Cat Ears didn’t seem to be as pathetic in this episode. He actually got a pretty good story now. He has no friends beside Chloe and he wants to date her – a 16-year-old, which basically means he’s the most pathetic guy ever. He discloses the real reason he came to the city. His mother was murdered and someone left him a key with a note saying that all was not as it seemed or something to that effect. He snoops around a bit and realizes his father had been hiding the whole truth from him. Come on Brian, when has your father ever been less than mysterious and emotionally distant?!! You should have realized something was wrong a long time ago! But of course, if he didn’t have a sad story, he wouldn’t have anything to brood about now, would he? And girls find brooding, creepy guys so attractive nowadays. So the writers said, lets keep him brooding for a reason now.

So this episode we finally had a Mai and The Order semi-leader showdown!! Brilliant, I can’t wait for more of their confrontations. The San Fransisco Mai leader was relaxing on Brian’s dad’s couch in a cat-like way and threatened him and his son. The most witty reply he could come up with was – “Get out of my house”! Dude you really have to improve upon your threats. Just looking constipated all the time won’t cut it!

I'm the king of constipated looks!

So, this episode wasn’t great or anything. They are continuing with the case of the week storytelling. They should stress more on the Mai mythology and less on stupid train wrecks like stalker boy! But, this episode still raised some interesting questions: Did the Mai kill Brian’s mother? Will Brian ever man up and go on a date with someone his own age? And how much do you love our adorable, meddling Chloe with the pigtail? lol. This show has slowly crept up into my ‘lovable awesome teen shows’ list!! What did you think of this week’s episode? Sound off on the comments below!

Harris and the others want to study the captive Skitter. Meanwhile Weaver orders Tom and his group to go and check out a motorcycle shop near Summerville. Pope goes along with them as he knows the fastest route there, while Weaver is keeping tabs on Maggie and not trusting her. I mean, give the girl a break! She was forced into doing the things she did and for survival she put up with it. Because of her, Weaver still has Mason, the second-in-command and his group! And trusting Pope to go along with the group is probably the dumbest thing ever! The guy has an ulterior motive for everything!

Back at the Kennedy High School, Dr. Glass tries to communicate with the skitter using pictorial methods, but to no avail, while Dr. Harris scoffs at her non-violent, non-invasive, passive methods. He taunts the captive skitter with Pope’s dead skitter, whereupon it goes nuts. He then proceeds to get ready with the invasive operation. Like as if the skitter would let him probe it that easily! Also Ricky had cystic fibrosis and the harness or skitters cured him of his ailments.

On the other side of town, our group come across a nest of skitters hanging upside down and sleeping like bats. Pope wants to kill the beasts, while Mason orders them to continue on their mission path discreetly. Back at the motorcycle shop, Pope escapes and blasts three of the skitters, like the idiot he is.

Ricky, the kid who was rescued, doesn’t remember his own father. But he seems to recognize the skitter. Uh oh, ominous signs in last episode are coming true. So, the black dude goes and tries to reason with the skitter. The skitter doesn’t budge, so finally he loses his cool and puts a gun in the skitter’s mouth. The skitter goes into a shock and gets knocked down. Dr. Glass theorizes that the skitters emit a frequency, which can be picked up as radio signals, inside their minds to communicate with each other and this theory is scoffed by Harris.

In the other room, Ricky gets up and puts the harness back on himself. How stupid is it to leave him alone in the room with the skitter!! Anyway after doing a postmortem on the dead skitter, the radio comes alive with static. They all rush to the other room to see Ricky trying to let out the skitter. The skitter communicates with them through the controlled kid and tells them to kill it as it would be punished if it went back. The father rushes to rip apart the harness from him and in the process Ricky dies.

The motorcycle shop is now surrounded by children who open fire on the group. Through some tactful, quick planning they manage to escape and kill one more skitter who was controlling the children. Hal has his doubts about rescuing Ben since the children who have been harnessed won’t be the same anymore.

Weaver is much more humane in this episode. Mason goes on and on about rescuing Ben! What about Karen!! She is also basically a kid, who went with them for the sake of Hal. He doesn’t even talk about her and this pisses of Hal somewhat. And Pope may be a bastard, but even when he escaped he had made a delicious meal for them and fresh bread! He can’t be all that bad. Damn, I hope he comes back soon. He makes the show more exciting. Intellectually, he is in the same level as Tom Mason, but since his experience is based on surviving throughout his life, killing off the skitters actually made sense and made me root for him.

This show has now found its feet and the story is progressing much more smoothly. We are now caring about the characters and their plights. Also this episode had much more focus on the skitter and the cgi on it looks insanely real and wonderful. And the sweet Lourdes seems to be the Christian faith propagator on the show. While its extremely prejudiced on the part of the writers, I don’t mind it that much. All I ask is, what about the other faiths? Are there none other than Christians in the camp? This is a huge cliché in American shows.

Can they rescue Karen, Ben and the others? How can they make the kids come out of the skitters mind control? Will Pope survive alone? Will the imprisoned skitter make more troubles for them? Will they get enough drugs to treat the kids? What did you think of this week’s episode, Falling Skies fans? Did you too think that this was the best episode on the show yet?

Our beloved show begins and ends with the way it typically likes to – Chloe alone in her room. This time we have Alek, who is flirting with her on her bed and even though she looks like she is annoyed, she is not trying hard enough to chase him away. So, she probably likes it. Turns out Alek isn’t there solely for the purpose of flirting with her – the Mai Leader wants to meet Chloe! I’m surprised it took her this long to even bother. Alek could have told this in school, but then we wouldn’t have the wacky mom moment. Of course, mom imposes a ‘No Boys in Bedroom’ rule. Like as if her teenage daughter wouldn’t have sex anywhere else if she wanted to!

Chloe meets Valentina, the leader of the San Francisco Mai who also happens to be Jasmine’s mom. She suggests Chloe go into hiding to remain safe. Chloe’s unsure of abandoning her life because of her mom and friends. The scarface killer is still out there and he begins stalking Chloe’s love ones and after a talk with Valentina, Chloe’s informed that even though Mai and Human co-exist, they just don’t mix. Amy performs at local talent show and Paul cheers her. Scarface steals Chloe’s mother cell phone calling her on it. Chloe finds out that scarface is bluffing and asks Alek to look out for her mom and Valentina makes Chloe to stay in her home. Scarface calls again, this time from the place where Amy is performing and threatens her. Chloe agrees to give herself up. Scarface then traps Chloe and throws her into the river to drown. That’s the best and most efficient way to kill her as everytime she returns back to life, she would drown again with no air to breathe. As Chloe struggles, Jasmine arrives and fights him until Chloe’s free of the ropes. They fight him off and Valentina comes out of the blue, pulls out a badass looking knife and kills Scarface in the process saving her daughter and Chloe from certain death.

Valentina came across as someone who gets what she wants no matter the price. She would definitely not leave Chloe alone until she gets her into going into hiding. On Chloe’s behalf Alek had been guarding her mom until she came back. That should atleast send a message to her that he actually cares about her and is not the snob he usually portrays himself as. And enough with the Chloe-Brian thing already. It is very annoying to watch the scenes where they are together. And he stalks Chloe EVERYWHERE!! No way is that even remotely cute. I am a guy and my friends have tried that. Trust me, a girl finds it creepy if you know everything about her. On another note, I think that Chloe’s mom may know about Chloe’s past. Well, we will find that out when that bridge comes to pass. And Amy actually seems to think that her singing debut is much more important than finding out about Chloe’s destiny, responsibilities and escaping scarface! She was cute before, but is now turning slightly obnoxious. Nobody should joke about breaking up with your significant others in front of third parties. Oh and Paul is probably the only one who gets how awesome and interesting Chloe’s newfound power is. Paul, you just became the voice of reason on this show. But that crying scene made him very lame!


Were you all happy that scarface died? Now that scarface is apparently dead, who will be the one to come after Chloe next? And will Brian’s dad learn about his son and Chloe anytime soon? Do you want Chloe to be with Brian or Alek? Will Valentina be able to convince Chloe into hiding? Does Chloe’s mom know about her daughter’s mysterious origins? And can anybody please tell me what the hell this episode’s title – Green Star means?