This week Dark Horse Comics will release the 3rd installment of the Battle of Fitchburg for Falling Skies. In this 3rd installment Weaver makes a decision to send Rick and Ben into harms way. The enemy is closing in and the situation is desperate. It’s time for Ben and Rick to step up. The question is there will they survive the mission and will Weaver be able to live with his decision to send them into harms way?
This weeks plot just adds to the mystery surrounding Ben and Rick. Many have wondered what is going on with Ben and why his reaction to the harness has been so different from Ricks. With Tom gone, Ben is struggling to make himself useful and come to terms with changes he is not openly sharing with those around him. Ben knows those in the 2nd mass don’t trust him and he has gotten a lot of slack for his failure to shoot, almost getting Dai killed. Is that part of fueled Weaver to send Ben out in that way? Does Weaver want Ben gone or does he thing Bens new found strength may prove to be useful for them?
In a recent interview with Drew Roy, who plays Hal Mason, he described the dynamic taking place with him and Ben as we move into season 2:
While most might be afraid of Ben, Ben is his brother, he is family. No matter what Hal is going to protect Ben regardless of what is going on with him. I look at it like handling a family member who has gotten tangled up in something that would mess them up or that would cause them to question themselves and you don’t want them to feel like you are judging them and Hal is there to try and help Ben. No matter how bad it gets for Ben, Hal will always protect him.
Checkout the rest of our interview with Drew and learn more about Hal stepping up as the father figure in Toms absence. And be sure to visit FallingSkies.com on Wednesday when they release Battle Of Fitchburg #3.