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Falling Skies: The Price of Greatness

The 2nd Mass finally arrives in the safety of Charleston. Tom is surprised to find his old mentor Arthur Manchester serving as leader of the colony. Everything seems happy until Manchester's true agenda is revealed. When the 2nd Mass and the Berserkers refuse his demands, he orders military commanders to throw them in the brig.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Sunday August 12th, 2012

Director: Adam Kane
Writer: Mark Verheiden

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Aug 09, 2012
ZA (FOX) Aug 19, 2013

Guest Stars
Dale DyeDale Dye
As Col. Jim Porter
Ryan RobbinsRyan Robbins
As Tector (Gunnery Sgt. Aloysius Murphy)
Luciana CarroLuciana Carro
As Crazy Lee
Laci J. MaileyLaci J. Mailey
As Jeanne Weaver
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Sgt. Clemons
Matt FrewerMatt Frewer
As General Bressler
Terry OTerry O'Quinn
As Arthur Manchester

Co-Guest Stars
Brad KellyBrad Kelly
As Lyle
Cainan WiebeCainan Wiebe
As Marshall
Main Cast
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
As Tom Mason
Moon BloodgoodMoon Bloodgood
As Anne Glass
Drew RoyDrew Roy
As Hal Mason
Maxim KnightMaxim Knight
As Matthew 'Matt' Mason
Colin CunninghamColin Cunningham
As John Pope
Sarah CarterSarah Carter
As Margaret "Maggie"
Will PattonWill Patton
As Captain Dan Weaver
Seychelle GabrielSeychelle Gabriel
As Lourdes Delgado


The episode begins with Porter leading the 2nd mass to an underground mall. He explains to them that when the aliens attacked, the mall was under construction. The top of the mall was destroyed but the base remained fine. The 2nd mass is welcomed and cheered by hundreds of people waiting for them. Next, Weaver meets his daughter Jean. She is glad to see her father again. She tells him that things with her boyfriend got all messed up after they left from the base. Weaver says it is ok and asks his daughter not to disappear on him again. Pope assures his Berserkers that they would leave this place soon. Matt looks at the kids and is happy that they might have a school in Charleston. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Rodat
Executive ProducerSteven Spielberg  |  Darryl Frank  |  Justin Falvey  |  Robert Rodat  |  Remi Aubuchon  |  Greg Beeman
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson
Supervising ProducerBryan Oh
ProducerGrace Gilroy  |  Noah Wyle
Co-ProducerScott Schofield
Consulting ProducerMark Verheiden
Production DesignerRob Gray
EditorJon Koslowsky
CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
Unit Production ManagerYvonne Melville
First Assistant DirectorIan Samoil
Second Assistant DirectorCory Faulkner
MusicNoah Sorota
Music EditorDerek Syverud
Costume DesignerAngelina Kekich
Key GripSteve Sherlock
Camera OperatorStephen Maier  |  Michael M. Soos
Set DecoratorJames Willcock
Location ManagerRitch Renaud
Transportation CoordinatorJake Callihoo
Property MasterJ. Graham Coutts
Production Sound MixerRick Bal
Script SupervisorMaggie Craig
Production CoordinatorGenevieve Bridges
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Post Production SupervisorChristina Perez-Esquivel
Supervising Sound EditorRobert Webber (3)
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
GafferMark Berlet
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorDean Choe
Art DirectorJames Steuart
Key Makeup ArtistNatalie Cosco
Production AccountantJulie Rieder
Visual Effects EditorJim Thomson
Key HairstylistCaroline Dehner
Music ConsultantPeter Snell
Original CastingDebra Zane
Science AdvisorKevin Grazier
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