After an initial warm welcome, Tom becomes suspicious when he notices that the soldiers are focused on targeting people whom they believe to be Espheni collaborators, instead of taking the fight to the Espheni. But his primary focus is the safety of his three sons, one of whom was taken captive by the aliens. As a result of the attack, the 2nd Mass and 14th Virginia are forced to stay at their base another night. Release Date: 2015-08-30 The final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass, and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with new and unpredictable obstacles. As expected, the bioweapon passes through the queen's connection to her race and the Espheni die out all over the world, finally freeing Earth. Once reunited with the 2nd Mass, Tom shares a new plan for winning the war.
Season 5, Episode 1 June 28, 2015 Season 5, Episode 1 June 28, 2015 Tom's life is in peril as his beamer drifts into space following a successful yet tragic mission to destroy the Espheni power core. At the core of the story is Tom Mason, a bookish Boston professor who becomes a commander of a regiment of citizen soldiers. . Elsewhere, Tom's leadership spreads to remaining human militias; Hal helps Maggie on a personal mission; and Tom must make an agonizing choice. Just a few weeks was destroyed 90% of humanity, and those who were lucky enough to survive are fierce battles with extraterrestrial aliens. After an explosion separates them, Tom continues on alone and finally comes face to face with the Espheni queen in the ruins of the Lincoln Memorial. It's a logistically complicated shot, and Olatunde Osunsanmi pulls it off very well indeed.
The 2nd Mass come across a currently occupied by a group of soldiers under the command of female captain named Katie Marshall with whom Weaver once had a relationship. The bioweapon spreads through the Espheni and their various slave races and wipes them out, freeing the Earth. Meanwhile, The 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device that could be a linchpin to winning the war if they can figure out how to use it. Mason helps wage a counterattack against the extraterrestrial invaders, whose purpose remains a mystery. They return him to Earth, where Tom leads the 2nd Mass on a series of raids against key Espheni locations in an effort to dismantle their war machine before they can restore power to their mechs and ships on the Earth. When it escapes, she and Tom follow it and discover a huge swarm of Skitters and Hornets.
Hal disobeys his father to help Maggie on a personal mission. Pope not so much, since Tom is running in a panic, but the Second Mass unit was pretty fun. Tom tells them to leave before a Hornet carries him away. Also: Anne reluctantly takes on a leadership role; and a new plan for winning the war is shared. Weaver, along with other soldiers convinced that Captain Marshall isn't herself, refuse to carry out the execution. Tom infects himself with the Dornia bioweapon as the queen drains his blood, infecting and killing her.
After earlier injuring the Overlord and taking it captive, they return to Chinatown. During the attack, Hal takes Maggie to propose to her as they take cover and she accepts. Tom attempts to justify his actions to date and tells him that he lost his daughter in the war, and that they're done and that he should leave Chinatown. Weaver talks the man down and then offers him a place among the 2nd Mass when he learns that Marty's family are dead. Months later, humanity gathers at the Lincoln Memorial to select a new leader for the now-united race. The struggle is unequal, the invaders use high-tech weapons, which easily determines the location of the people.
While Tom is off on a wild goose chase, following Pope's directions and going on a tour of post-apocalyptic South Carolina, Weaver and Anne are leading the Second Mass on the big trip to Norfolk Naval Base, to rearm and prepare to take the fight to the Espheni in Charleston, Washington D. Using his spikes, Ben is able to connect to the Espheni communications device discovered earlier and finds that the Overlords serve some kind of higher being, surprising all but Cochise as it had been believed that the Overlords were the leaders. There, the queen explains that the attack on Earth is in revenge for a failed attempt 1,500 years before that led to the death of her daughter. Against all odds, Tom makes a miraculous, yet mysterious return to earth. Meanwhile, an Overlord watches the events going on in the base. It takes a while to unfold, to be sure, but the Weaver character and the way he reaches out to Marty by recognizing in the other man what he himself went through is quite clever.
He learns that the family have lived in the property the entire time and have avoided the effects of the Espheni war. Floyd August 2, 2015 2015-08-02 1. Months later, thousands of people gather at the rebuilt Lincoln Memorial to elect a new leader for a united humanity. Hal and Isabella's romance grows as they search for a missing Tom. Injured, Tom takes refuge with a unique family who has distanced themselves from the fight, giving him a glimpse of life without war. Noah Wyle directed the episode. Pope realizes he takes no pleasure in Tom's misery and lays down his weapon before dying of his injuries.
Tom tells Anne and the others about the Dornian weapon, and they are unsure if they should use it not knowing how it might affect humans. Desperate, Tom takes her where he last saw the Dornia and pleads with them to save her in repayment for his actions. The 2nd Mass arrive at a whiskey distillery and search for what they believe to be a communications device that can help them win the war. The next morning, shortly after the arrival of another militia, they receive word that is surrounded by an impenetrable defensive wall. Before dying, the clone warns Tom that the Espheni are onto him. But his primary focus is the safety of his three sons, one of whom was taken captive by the aliens.
They are trying to somehow connect with all the survivors on the planet to give a fitting rebuff to the alien invaders. Lieutenant Shelton, realizing that Marshall has gone too far and is running a , tries to relieve her of command but is killed. One of the lucky former Boston University professor Tom Mason, he is now deputy commander of the Second Massachusetts Regiment — a group of civilian and military, the main task of the second regiment of Tom bring to Boston and bring back his son was captured by Skeeter. Anne and other scientists manage to alter the weapon so it only targets Espheni, leaving humans unharmed. Weaver unsuccessfully reasons with her and sends Matt to the distillery to get reinforcements. Meanwhile, Hal and Isabella's relationship blooms as they search for Tom; the 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device; and Maggie makes a decision, with consequences. Tom tells the Overlord that he is not afraid of him either and shoots him dead.