On the plus side, way less of Lourdes and the annoying kid this week.
Really? Because to me it felt like they were in every other scene, especially the Sad Widdle Boy. The writers are determined to shoehorn him into as many scenes as possible.
Aren't there only ten episodes of this season? If so, they really need to get to work. Enough
with the daddies-wuv-their-boys, we get it
. Aside from obsessing about children, what are these people actually doing? Every week we watch them address short-term problems (finding more food, bickering about living arrangements, the endless quest for Ben) but do they have any actual plans for their long-term survival or an assault on the Skitters? Anything? Surely the head military guy must have some sort of plan in mind, I hope?
I'm glad that they recognized that they don't have an unlimited supply of morphine to pump into the harnessed kids, but good lord our lead character is dumb. "The pharmacies in a 20-mile radius have been picked clean." "So I'll go -- 30 miles!" Um, I'm pretty sure that all
the pharmacies have been ransacked at this point, and if you weren't on a TV show you'd be SOL.
Say what you will about Pope, but he's one of the few character who has any spark of life to him and at least he's interested in actually killing the Skitters rather than standing around obsessing about a son.
Where is the energy and enthusiasm? There was no spark, no sense of danger, no compelling characters.
Add "sense of urgency" to that list. These people seem to have no concept of the fact that they have a short window of opportunity to actually do
anything. Once the canned food and ammo has run out and the gasoline exhausted and they've given the last of their pharmaceutical drugs to Ben or Karen, they won't have to worry about the aliens anymore.
Not that the aliens seem especially interested in them, either. *yawn*