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FALLING SKIES Scoop: Seychelle Gabriel Talks Season 3 Mysteries and Aliens

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * WonderCon, Falling Skies on June 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm
"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

A full-fledged doctor in charge of the care and well-being of the 2nd Mass and the other human survivors, Lourdes (Seychelle Gabriel) finds herself in midst of the action in the third season of FALLING SKIES.  In a press interview at WonderCon, star Seychelle Gabriel talked about the new challenges ahead for her character and the remaining survivors as a new aliens lands in their midst.

So what’s Lourdes dealing with in Season 3?
SEYCHELLE:  We come back 7 months after where the show left off in Season 2, and Lourdes was left in a really dark place.  I think within that time she’s dealt with [Jamil’s death] and come to her own type of peace with it.  So when we come back, Lourdes is kind of rock solid in the medical arena in Charleston.  Throughout the season she becomes a doctor and more helpful; more so than Anne because Anne’s become a mother.  So it’s kind of like Lourdes has grown into herself and taken all of her hardships and channeled it into this new life.

Seychelle Gabriel and Drew Roy (photo credit: Courtney Vaudreuil)

Seychelle Gabriel and Drew Roy

Does Lourdes have an inkling there might be something going on with Hal (Drew Roy) because he’s kind of gone through a personality change?
SEYCHELLE:  There might be.  What’s cool about being in the infirmary is that while I don’t get to go on all the missions and do all those crazy action scenes, everyone comes through the hospital at some point. So I get to work with almost every character and get to touch on their progressions. It’s actually really nice because Hal and Lourdes haven’t really connected since the very beginning of the first season.  So because of the things that are going on with him and things that are going on with Lourdes as well, they finally have peace and quiet to kind of see each other again.

Seychelle Gabriel (photo credit: Courtney Vaudreuil)

Seychelle Gabriel

Does Lourdes encounter any problems being such a young doctor where people don’t respect her or are reluctant to have her treat them?
SEYCHELLE: I think in a post-apocalyptic world age is irrelevant.  I mean, we’ve got kids holding guns. So they know that we’ve been on the road for however many months and years and if you’ve gotten that experience on your hands, then you’ve got that degree of life experience.  I think what’s cool is the 2nd Mass has such great trust within their group that I think they trust so much in Lourdes that Charleston just kind of embraced that.  It’s kind of cool.

What did you think was really cool in this new capacity?
SEYCHELLE:  (Laughs) I got to say cool things like, “You can’t put weight on that ankle for a couple weeks.”  No, I got to work on some aliens and some alien flesh and tissue.  Like alien experiments that haven’t been introduced until this season.  It’s pretty neat.  It’s like a whole new frontier.

Are they tapping into Lourdes’ experience to try to create some biological weapons to fight back with?
SEYCHELLE:  There are biological enhanced things. I don’t know if it is so much weapons, but definitely to enhance people.

Like gene-splicing?
SEYCHELLE:  Yeah.  It’s cool ‘cause you know how the Espheni have the harness that injects that morphine type stuff?  Like the Volm kind of have stuff like that too.

To see what kinds of handy medical devices and other weaponry the Volm bring and how it effects the daily lives of the 2nd Mass, be sure to tune in for 2-hour third season premiere of FALLING SKIES on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m. on TNT.

Where to find this article:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2013/06/05/falling-skies-scoop-seychelle-gabriel-talks-season-3-mysteries-and-aliens/

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

FALLING SKIES Scoop: Drew Roy and Sarah Carter Preview Hal’s Dark Journey in Season 3

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * WonderCon, Falling Skies on June 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm
"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

The moment that alien bug crawled into Hal’s ear at the end of the second season of FALLING SKIES, we knew that was going to be a big problem.  Starting off seven months later, the third season shows how Hal has been adversely-affected by that blasted bug.  While attending WonderCon, stars Drew Roy and Sarah Carter provided a few teasers about Hal’s ongoing problems as a result his alien parasite infection.

It’s our understanding that Hal (Drew Roy) has a remarkably twisted journey this season.
DREW:  They took care of me this season. Gave me something fun to play.  Up until this season, most of what Hal does involves Maggie (Sarah Carter) and that continues, but in a whole new way.  I feel like we really got to see the ins and outs of their relationship or Hal’s pursuit of a relationship and her shooting it down last season.  So in this new season, we’ve really come along and Hal and Maggie are more like a married couple.  They live with each other. They have their own room.  But because of everything going on with Hal with the bug going in his ear, he has some issues and some troubles.  He needs some help and Hal’s not the kind of guy to tell anybody that.  But because of what Hal and Maggie have, she is really the only one that is seeing the pain of what he is going through with these difficulties because on the outside he tries to put up this front of “Hey, I’ve got everything under control. It might look like it’s not together, but everything’s fine.”  He’ll smile through it, but Maggie is the one who goes home with him and sees these struggles.
SARAH:  And he’s a bit snarky.

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

Does everyone know at this point that Hal has been infected?
DREW:  Nobody knows.  Maggie is only privy to it because of her intuition.

How quickly does Maggie figure it out?
SARAH:  Off the top, there’s curiosity as to why Hal is having these extreme mood swings.  He’s not treating Maggie as differently.  She finds it sexy at points.  It was really fun to play with that. It wasn’t so much a marriage for her initially.  It’s interesting the circumstances of how Drew playing Hal would interpret it versus me playing Maggie.

So there’s a bit more friction in their relationship?
SARAH:  There is friction.
DREW:  When has there not been?!
SARAH:  Yeah, it’s not easy for Hal and Maggie, but there’s deep loyalty there and ultimately that prevails.

Does Maggie ultimately start to question Hal’s ability to go out into the field and protect the rebels?
SARAH:  That’s where Maggie seems to empower her men.  She knows Hal’s spirit will die if he isn’t out on the field. So he’s never emasculated by Maggie in anyway.

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

Does Hal have any misgivings about his ability to competently go out into the field?
DREW:  Yeah, in the same way we saw Tom (Noah Wyle) in the second season, knowing something’s off and wondering how much he can trust himself.  Hal’s going through the same things.  But with Tom, he was infected by Red Eye.  So that’s someone who put the bug in him for good.  Where this time it is looking like Hal might have this coming from a not so good place.  So he is having those feelings, but even more extremely.  It is even showing itself in a more physical way, than just the psychological/mental way.

Does Hal seek out Ben’s (Connor Jessup) help with those issues?
DREW:  The interesting thing about this season was that we’re all so caught up on their own stories that there’s not a whole lot of interaction between us, which is how a lot of us end up going down darker paths and sliding off the deep-ends.  It’s because Tom is the President, so he has many other responsibilities.  Hal has already proven that he is someone who can take care of himself, so he doesn’t need to waste time with Hal.  Therefore, Hal sort of drifts off into this darker place.  Maggie is the one who gets to see that.  With Ben, you’d think that would be somewhere they could have gone.  While those two characters have come a long way in terms of getting closer with each other, but at the same time, I think Hal has a little bit of pride thing going on as well.  To ask a younger brother about this kind of stuff maybe he’s uncomfortable about it – on top of the fact that Hal knows that something’s wrong.
SARAH:  Ben and Matt (Maxim Knight) have a sweet relationship though this season.  I think Ben takes on the role of the older brother since Hal is so wrapped up on his own conflict.  So Ben steps up this season and takes Matt under his wing.  Actually Maggie does that too.  There’s a lot of coming together for the sake of Matt. I think that’s what brings the family aspect of the show back in sight.
DREW:  We’re going to see a little bit more of that rebel side that Hal comes from.  We’re going to see Matt a little bit more spunky this year.

How is Hal and Matt’s relationship this season?
DREW:  Again, Hal’s so caught up in his own problems.  I guess later we see a little something.  But for the bulk of the season, Hal is so focused on just keeping everything contained and not letting anything slip because he knows it is for the betterment of the entire Charleston area.  Hal’s potentially dangerous, but does he want to come clean on that?  And “coming clean,” what does that mean? There’s a lot of people not happy about that kind of stuff.  There’s Ben who has spikes; Tom has had the eye-bug.  They’re a whole family of half aliens, so does Hal really want to come out and say, “Hey, you know what? I’m feeling a little fishy too.”

Can you comment about the Volm and how it felt to bring a new species onto the show and having another unknown element again?
SARAH:  Doug Jones is so much fun.  I liked it.  It was “E.T.”, which is why I love Spielberg.  So it was so exciting to have such a fantastic character.  They did a great job with his look. I think it’s an awesome element.
DREW:  And with all the elements going on in Charleston of information somehow being leaked, you have your eye on several different characters as to how this happening and with this new species coming in, what are their motives?  Why are they here? Are they good? Are they bad?   They seem good.  They are definitely helping.  In the very beginning we see some of their technology at work, but are they really that transparent with us or what’s going on with them?  So having that aspect of a new alien really causes some potential drama.

To see what progress Hal is making in fighting off the alien intruder in his own body and the repercussions it has on all those around him, be sure to tune in for the 2-hour third season premiere of FALLING SKIES on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m. on TNT.

Where to find this article:

 

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2013/06/04/falling-skies-scoop-drew-roy-and-sarah-carter-preview-hal%E2%80%99s-dark-journey-in-season-3/

 

 

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

FALLING SKIES Scoop: Remi Aubuchon Talks Season 3, a Timejump, New Aliens and Trouble for Hal

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * WonderCon, Falling Skies on June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm
"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

We knew the peace and tranquility fought for in the second season finale of FALLING SKIES was too good to last.  Returning for its third season, FALLING SKIES introduces viewers to a brand new species of aliens briefly seen at the end of the second season.  In a press interview at WonderCon, executive producer Remi Aubuchon shared a bit about what third season mysteries the show shall explore.

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

What can you share about the new species of aliens that were introduced at the end of Season 2?
REMI:  Obviously it was a heartbeat of a moment at the end of the second season with this new alien that showed up, and our characters ask the question that hopefully we’re all asking, which is: “What the hell?!  Haven’t we had enough aliens for a couple of seasons?”  These aliens already appear different than the aliens that have invaded our planet and we have to hope that there is some hope on the ways. So what I think we’ll see because we have the amazing Doug Jones playing that alien is that we’ll learn more about what is actually happening and why the Espheni or the Overlords or the Skitters are on our planet in the first place. We want answers. I know me as a fan, I always want answers, but I don’t want answers spoon-fed to me.  I want to discover them along with the characters.  I always think that’s more fun to do that then all of a sudden have a long “Star Wars” scroll, which was very innovative at the time, but now is not what fans really want – and to figure out exactly what it is that these new aliens are going to bring us.  Are they really going to help us? One thing I also don’t mind telling you is we start the 3rd season 7 months after the end of the 2nd season.  So in a fun way we have to catch up to everything that’s happened in the last 7 months and a lot has happened, and we try to do that as efficiently as possible in the first returning episode. But even more and more stuff will be revealed and hopefully we will be processing it like the characters are processing it.  Like we’re given a lot of information, a lot of things are changing. Like what the heck’s going on with Hal?  What’s Tom going to do? Are they going to stay in Charleston? Are they going to leave? What’s going to happen?  We’ll know all of this and we’ll know pretty quickly, but we’re still going to have to process the implications and ramifications of it, which will be fun.

What are the new aliens called?
REMI:  They are called the Volm.

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

What was the inspiration for that name?
REMI:  It’s a challenge to come up with new aliens. We’ve been seeing them for a long time and I will even say that it is a bigger challenge for me to pitch new aliens to Steven Spielberg, who is the expert of all aliens and many who work at Dreamworks believe that Steven has actually met aliens – and I wouldn’t be surprised. (Laughs)  So we really have to work overtime to make sure that things feel different and unique — and yet at the same time there’s only so many aliens you can do. So one of the things we tried to do was make sure that the Volm are very different from the Espheni and that they have a different culture and we worked very, very hard.  We have an amazing science advisor, Kevin Grazier, who a lot of us worked with on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA and he literally did a 3-dimensional map of the universe for us to point out exactly where all these aliens have come from, what they are, how they would be different, and stuff like that.  He worked really hard on it.

In the first episode back, will we find out if the Volm are friend or foe?
REMI:  Yes, we will.  That does not necessarily mean that we will trust that information. But we will definitely feel if they are our ally or enemies.

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

Why did you feel it was necessary to do a time-jump between the 2nd and 3rd seasons?
REMI:  There were a couple of reasons.  First of all, it’s always fun to do a time-jump, both from a writing point of view and a viewer’s point of view.  As you know, Anne (Moon Bloodgood) is pregnant. So a part of it was we didn’t want to go through an entire season with Anne being pregnant.  We wanted to get past that as quickly as possible and open up a whole story there.  Second, we wanted to bring Tom’s (Noah Wyle) character along further. Also the mythology seemed to ask for it because how many details do you want watching it build up to a certain point.

Is that to increase the show’s momentum again?
REMI:  Yes, exactly. I also think there’s a fun thing in that.  Like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA pushed ahead a year, and you suddenly realize Baltar has messed up the entire thing.  So it’s like you can go from there and backtrack what’s happened. It’s a fun storytelling technique sometimes.

What was the thinking behind Hal’s (Drew Roy) parasite?
REMI:   Part of it is the character that Drew Roy has created for Hal. He leads with his heart.  He’s always there.  He’s the first one in to fight. He’s just such a good Boy Scout and that just seems like a prime target to mess that up and invest some sort of evil thing in it.  And Drew, just in that one scene, took that wonderful guy Hal that we love so much and twisted him on the side.  That will be an interesting adventure. It will put all the other characters through hell.

To see if the new aliens going to help or hinder the 2nd Mass, be sure to tune in for the 2-hour premiere of the 3rd season of FALLING SKIES on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m. on TNT.

Where to find this article:

 

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2013/06/03/falling-skies-scoop-remi-aubuchon-teases-season-3-a-timejump-new-aliens-and-trouble-for-hal/

 

 

"Falling Skies"

“Falling Skies”

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