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There were a couple of good scenes this week.
I liked Steven Weber being killed mostly off-screen and without any chance of a dying monologue or protracted death scene. It was so unusual for a TV show I kept expecting him to come back to life.
Moon killing off the skitter without much hesitation was pretty good too. I thought the show would go the usual route of nice doc making friends with the alien. At least she got something to chew on beside looking pretty.
"I don't know what's crazy any more. We are fighting aliens from outer space." I thought that line was very funny for some reason. Maybe it was just because they acknowledge the ridiculousness of the situation.
Highlight among the consistent plot holes though. It's lucky skitters cannot count. I was expecting a horde of kids for the infiltrator to blend with, not just six. Silly aliens. Build spaceships but they haven't grasped the concept of a roll call and both aliens and humans seemed to have forgotten the concept of guarding your prisoners. They should know how useless those mechs are. They can't hit a barn, sound like thunder, limited field of view, easy to avoid. Harness some dogs! Much better security.
My initial misgiving about the creators acknowledging that they are basically making this up as they go was not misplaced. The lore they have for the aliens is not very solid and I'm 100% certain that whatever theories are put forward on this board will be more elaborate than the show's explanation.