Falling Skies
Season Three
Number of Episodes 10
Air date June 9, 2013 - August 4, 2013
Other Seasons
Previous Season 2
Next Season 4

Season 3 is the third season of Falling Skies. It was announced July 11, 2012 that TNT had renewed Falling Skies for third season that will air during the summer of 2013, with an order of 10 episodes. It premiered June 9th in a 2-hour premiere .[1]

The third season on DVD and Blu-ray was released June 3rd, 2014 in the United States and Canada,[2] will be released July 7th in Europe,[3] and June 11th in Mexico, Central and South America, and Australia.[4]

Significant eventsEdit

  • Hal was an Espheni mole under the control of an Espheni eyeworm, which was removed with help from the rebel Skitters.
  • The new aliens revealed at the end of A More Perfect Union and their allegiances. They were eventually revealed to be allies of the humans, however by the end of the season the relationship is now strained due to the Volm's treatment of the human resistance.
  • Anne's pregnancy and the condition of her and Tom's baby. Alexis Glass-Mason, Tom and Anne's daughter is revealed to have alien DNA and some kind of accelerated growth.
  • The strength of the local Espheni and Rebel Skitter forces now that both of their leaders have been killed. Karen Nadler replaced the Espheni Commander, commanding the entire eastern North American forces, she was killed shortly after the arrival of the Volm reinforcements. A new rebel Skitter has taken over after Red Eye's death, and continues to support the human resistance and their new allies, the Volm.
  • The security of Charleston now that it appears a mole is helping them as well as Charleston's political stability. Hal's condition is eventually revealed, however a second mole was later discovered as well, further compromising Charleston until their discovery.


Title Director Writer(s) Original
Air Date
US Viewers
21 01 "On Thin Ice" Greg Beeman Robert Rodat, Remi Aubuchon June 9, 2013 TBC 4.21
On Thin Ice
Falling Skies opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. Tom Mason has been elected to political office, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders.
22 02 "Collateral Damage" James Marshall Robert Rodat, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle June 9, 2013 TBC 4.21
More happens with Hal and his nightmares of walking in the woods, a new character is introduced that helps on a mission, and Tom and Anne’s baby is still stirring up questions.
23 03 "Badlands" David Solomon Robert Rodat, John Wirth June 16,2013 TBC 2.79
The two-year anniversary of the alien invasion is fast approaching as the people of Charleston prepare for another potentially devastating offensive. A sniper attack by an unlikely gunman creates questions and doubts within the new government.
24 04 "At All Costs" Greg Beeman Robert Rodat, Heather V. Regnier June 23, 2013 TBC 3.55
After the people of Charleston defeat another alien attack with the help of new advanced weaponry, Tom is invited to meet with a powerful leader.
25 05 "Search and Recover" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Robert Rodat, Jordan Rosenberg June 30, 2013 TBC 3.22
When a mission goes terribly awry, Tom and Pope must rely on each other to survive. Meanwhile, Weaver and company search desperately for two members of the 2nd Mass who have gone missing.
26 06 "Be Silent and Come Out" Adam Kane Robert Rodat, David Weddle, Bradley Thompson, John Wirth July 7th, 2013 TBC 3.49
Hal finally reveals his internal struggle to everyone, and it doesn't bode well for the Masons. Charleston's government sees a massive shift in leadership when a group breaks away on a search and rescue mission.
27 07 "The Pickett Line" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Robert Rodat, Jordan Rosenberg, Heather V. Regnier July 14th, 2013 TBC 3.33
Falling Skies So3Ep07
The Masons run into trouble on the road when a family of outlasws intercepts their search-and-rescue mission. Meanwhile, looming doubts over the construction of a massive alien weapon ignite a conflict of interests.
28 08 "Strange Brew" David Solomon Robert Rodat, John Wirth July 21st, 2013 TBC 3.74
Falling Skies So3Ep08
Things seem much too calm for Tom, making him suspicious of his surroundings. On his way back to Charleston, he makes a number of discoveries, some incredibly surprising and others utterly horrifying.
29 09 "Journey to Xilbalba" Jonathan Frakes Robert Rodat, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle July 28th, 2013 TBC 3.06
Falling Skies So3Ep09
Tom uncovers confidential intelligence about the heart of the alien operation. Meanwhile, Charleston prepares to mount an offensive against the Espheni, but a massive explosion brings the operation to a halt.
30 10 "Brazil" Greg Beeman Robert Rodat, Remi Aubuchon August 4th, 2013 TBC 3.74
Falling Skies So3Ep10
When the 2nd Mass destroys a crucial Espheni base, a relentless enemy is taken down and the Mason family is reunited with those who had been lost. But the arrival of more interstellar players puts the fate of Earth's remaining survivors in doubt.




A revealed that Doug Jones will be joining the cast as the new alien species unveiled at the end of Season 2.[5]

Principal photography for the third season commenced on August 22, 2012.

On August 23, 2012, it was reported that House veteran Robert Sean Leonard and E.R. actress Gloria Reuben had joined the season's recurring cast as Roger Kadar and Marina Peralta.[6]

October 2, 2012, it was reported that 7th Heaven veteran Stephen Collins will be portraying Benjamin Hathaway, the current President of the United States, in the season's fourth and seventh episode.[7]

Jessy Schram dished in an interview that Karen is still alive & will appear in Season 3.[8]

It was revealed at Wondercon that season 3 will take place approximately 7 months after A More Perfect Union . It was also revealed that the 2nd Mass has stayed in Charleston and Tom has become the president.

Writer and co-executive producer Mark Verheiden disclosed that he would not return to the series for the third season.[9]

Promotional MaterialEdit



  5. Entertainment Weekly article
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