But I’m a little biased. I love “The Slippers.” And I grew up kind of always loving “The Slippers,” so it’s something where it just—I’m loving “The Price of Gold” (the episode featuring Cinderella—and those great glass slippers!). Of course, Robert Carlyle is so stunning in it. It’s kind of interesting because in those first maybe like six or seven episodes, I think the show was still really kind of finding its footing. So they kind of rounded up the character stories in a different way than they did throughout the season. So they are a little bit different from the second half. And it’s very interesting to watch each one, but all of them are so good.
So tell me a little bit about Falling Skies and your role in it.
Falling Skies has taken so many changes from when it had first started. You come [into the story] six months after this invasion from aliens; it’s a post-apocalyptic world. And you’ve seen the civilians kind of band together [forming] the Second Massachusetts. In the first season, everyone’s hiding and trying to figure everything out. And I start out as one of the scouts. So I’m riding dirt bikes and doing all that. I’m one of the fighters—one of the civilians who becomes a fighter. And in that process, my character gets taken away [by the aliens] in the first season.
And so basically, the purpose of the Second Massachusetts is to get people back [from the aliens]. After the abduction, I kind of become a vocal cord for the aliens. And because I have such a connection with the Second Massachusetts, it’s a very hard card for them to play. They can’t just capture me. They can’t just kill me. I’m one of their own, and I was one of their fighters and I left as well. So my character is interesting in that I have this personal pull with the Second Massachusetts and everyone there, and I also have this devotion to the aliens that is not of my own making. So really from the first season to the second, my character has a huge transformation in being one of the Second Massachusetts to then being under the aliens’ control, and being about [my loyalty].
During the first season, people are kind of trying to figure things, running around, and fighting, and there’s lots of [unanswered] questions. In the second season, more time has passed and you kind of see the skin that each person has grown because of the circumstances that they’re under. So—because of the losses that they’ve had, and the different battles that they’ve fought, and the different things they’ve learned—everyone transforms in such a really intense kind of way. So it’s neat to see the transition. And now we’re filming season three, which is a whole other standpoint. So throughout the seasons you really see distinct changes.