Falling Skies Character Profile: The Ladies of the 2nd Mass

During a war there are always those who stay behind to help the wounded and sick. But there are also those who fight along side us that we don’t want to see hurt. The ladies of the 2nd mass are strong and will not back down in the face of some of the worst of humanity.

Dr. Glass – Season 1

Anne is a pediatrician who lost her only child in the initial attack, a tragedy she has yet to face fully. She pours herself into her work as a doctor for the 2nd Mass, doing what she can to help the survivors cope both physically and emotionally with their situation.. But beneath her sturdy exterior, Anne continues to be haunted by the death of her son in ways few can understand. Anne develops a close friendship with Tom as a result of their shared tragedy. She also takes Lourdes, a young first-year med student, under her wing to help out in the makeshift clinic. Together, they discover new things about the anatomy of the enemy: how to kill them, how to remove children from their harnesses, and most shockingly – that the Skitters themselves were once victims of harness control.

Dr. Glass has been the lead doctor for the 2nd mass helping save Dai and others many times. Tom and Anne have grown closer to each other as they worked together to understand the aliens and figure out a way to save Ben and the others. Anne has also grown close to Toms sons. She fears what she has learned about the skitters and what that may mean for Ben. Supporting Toms kids is a daily reminder for her of the son she lost.

Dr. Glass – Season 2

When Tom got on the alien ship, Anne lost hope that Tom would return and has since taken up looking after Toms 3 sons Hal, Ben and Matt. Matt is really the only one she has to look after as Hal took over the leadership role in the fight. Ben still has her worried as he continues to distance himself from everyone. The 2nd mass is on the move and the quarters for operating on people are even tighter and more difficult to work in than before. Lack of sleep and the constant worry about what might happen to the 2nd mass has Anne tired and worn out. When Tom returns Anne is happy to see him, but not everything is as happy and normal as everyone thinks.

Lourdes – Season 1

Lourdes is a young college student whose pre-med education was cut short by the alien invasion; she now helps Anne as a medic for the 2nd Mass. At first she clung on to the hope that her family and friends were still alive some place but that hope started to fade as the 2nd mass got a bigger picture of what was left in Boston. Lourdes had her eye set on Hal but it was cut short by Karen who had Hals hand at every step. Lourdes’ only escape in a world full of alien invasion was religion. She prayed often and learned her medical skills quickly at Annes side, turning into a very helpful and self-taught medic.

Lourdes – Season 2

3 Months after season 1 and Tom getting on the ship the 2nd mass went through hell at the battle of Fitchburg. During all of this Lourdes seems to have lost her religion. It was a large complaint among viewers last year that her preacher tone was overly annoying and out-of-place. I felt that while it may have been annoying some, it is 100% plausible that people would have still tried to hang on to something that made them feel in control. It’s also understandable that someone would lose it. Lourdes proves herself a very capable assistant to Anne helping those hurt and injured during the 2nd mass’s push against the aliens. Lourdes has also found herself a new boy to go after.

Maggie – Season 1

Margaret comes to the 2nd Mass after spending a difficult time with Pope’s misfit gang. But it’s just the latest emotional scar for a woman who has endured and overcome all the worst life could throw at her. Margaret is strong, tough and fearless. She remains cool under pressure and has impeccable aim with a gun; but she’s also a good friend who offers a helping hand whenever needed.

Maggie started out an outlaw, holding Hal and the others hostage at Popes command. Soon we find that Maggie was just as much a hostage as the rest of them and Maggie took out her revenge on Popes brother and 2 others of his gang. Maggie jumped right into helping the 2nd mass with a keen knowledge of the area they were hiding at and knew where Ben and the other kids were kept. Maggie had cancer and was in and out of the hospital the kids were kept at a lot before the invasion. Her detailed information on the layout inside provided Hal the ability to save his brother.

As the fight continued Maggie grew close to Hal, sharing with him the fact that she had cancer and opening up about her life before the invasion. She even holds Hals hand during the funeral for Ricks father as Lourdes sings a song for him. Maggie also grew close to another member of the 2nd mass, Jimmy. She looked over Jimmy like a big sister during the assault on the school and was a comfort for him when he was afraid he might be killed.

Maggie also took Dr. Glass aside and taught her to shoot and hold a gun to protect herself, after someone pistol whipped her and took the meds from the school. Maggie does have a sweet side but is also a fighter that you don’t want to mess with.

Maggie – Season 2

Hal and Maggies relationship continues to grow in the only way it can, slow and sometimes hindered by the constant daily near death assaults not he aliens. Maggie is part of a team headed by Hal that includes Jimmy and Ben. Maggies heart and tenderness towards children becomes a huge point in the first few episodes and will show just how much she cares for those around her. She also attempts to calm Hal when Ben just continues to fight him. She tries to get Hal to understand the pain and struggle that Ben is going through. She protected Ben before when the 2nd mass nearly turned on him and nearly shot Ben.

Karen – Season 1

We didn’t get much depth to Karen during season 1. She was taken about half way through the season and Hal never got over Karen having been taken by the aliens and harnessed. To make matters worse, Ben was one of the kids who helped take her, though under the control of the skitters. Karen reappears at the end of season 1, talking for the overlord and explaining to Tom that he has no choice but to go with them or they will take Ben back. I think we all felt that was a line of crap from the start but despite Toms better judgement he gets on the ship and the 2nd mass is left without Tom for 3 months.

Karen – Season 2

It should come as no surprise we see more of Karen in season 2. As we get a broader picture of what happen to Tom during those 3 months, we also get a picture of Karen and her state of mind. In a recent promo its clear that she is still very much under the aliens control and that he aliens are going to use her to lure Ben into a situation he might not like.

No matter what you think, the 2nd mass would not have made it without these leading ladies and all of them will see more action, love and death in season 2.

The actors and their bios

Moon Bloodgood – Dr. Glass

Moon Bloodgood has enjoyed success in all aspects of film and television. Most recently, she starred in the Warner Bros. blockbuster Terminator Salvation, opposite Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. She also appeared in a three-episode arc of the series Burn Notice. In addition to her role as Anne Glass in TNT’s FALLING SKIES, Bloodgood can next be seen in the independent film Beautiful Boy, which is set to premiere at Toronto Film Festival, and alongside Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in the George Tillman Jr. revenge thriller Faster.

Bloodgood started her career as a professional dancer, landing a coveted spot to join theLA Laker Girls team. From there, her love for hip-hop led to touring gigs with such superstar acts as Prince, Brandi and the rock band Offspring. She then turned to modeling, working for cosmetic giants Revlon, L’Oreal and Avon. Famed photographer David LaChapelle shot her Diesel campaign, and soon after, she was featured in both the Adidas and Nike Woman campaigns. Bloodgood was also featured in People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue in 2006 and again in 2009.

Bloodgood made her film debut in the DreamWorks film “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton”. Soon after, she starred opposite Ashotn Kutcher in Disney’s “A lot Like Love”, followed by “Eight Below”, co-starring Paul Walker and directed by Frank Marshall. Next, she transitioned into television with roles on two highly regarded shows. First, she starred in the ABC series, Daybreak, opposite Taye Diggs. Then she played the female lead in theNBC series “Journeyman”, opposite Kevin McKidd.

Seychelle Gabriel – Lourdes

As though being tapped to portray the young Eva Mendes in Frank Miller’s The Spirit wasn’t enough to jump start her career, multi-talented ingénue Seychelle Gabriel has gone on to several great roles in many high-profile projects. Previously, she appeared as Princess Yue in M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of the The Last Airbender, with Jackson Rathbone and Dev Patel. Gabriel will continue her relationship with the franchise by lending her voice to the role of Asami in the upcoming Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korr, a sequel to the wildly popular original series. Gabriel also had a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s Weeds as Mary Louise-Parker’s seductive stepdaughter, Adelita.

Born in Burbank, Calif., Gabriel embarked upon a performing arts career at a very early age. She was just three weeks old when she first appeared in the arms of Fred Savage in the classic series The Wonder Years. As she was growing up, she appeared in many commercials and print campaigns. She had several stints on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing in skits with Leno. Along the way, she also appeared in independent projects, including Welfare to Love and the educational documentary that exposed the misdeeds of the corrupt tobacco industry, Jeffrey Wigand’s Secrets Through the Smoke.

Since her early teenage years, Gabriel has been committed to her voice, piano and guitar training, including during her high school years at Burbank High School, where she competed with their highly ranked show choir, In Sync. Gabriel is currently honing her skills with a semester at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Sarah Carter – Maggie

As a star on the rise, Sarah Sanguin Carter is making a name for herself on both the big and small screens.

On the small screen, Carter starred as a series regular on CBS’ Shark, opposite James Woods. Carter has worked steadily playing roles in various television series including Boston Legal, Smallville, Entourage, Numb3rs, Dirty Sexy Money, CSI:NY, White Collar, WB’s Black Slash and Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen’s comedy series, Undeclared. She also has a role in the upcoming Screen Gems film The Vow with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Carter continues to balance her love of theater, starring in Toronto Ryerson University’s productions of Chekhov’s The Seagull and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, as well as Le Roi Jones/Amiri Baraka’s two person play Dutchman, while starring in independent and studio films such as Haven, Killing Zelda Sparks, Berkley and Final Destination II.

Outside of her acting career Sarah stays true to her artistic process as a singer/songwriter with her parallel career as a musician in her band, Sanguindrake.

Jessy Schram

Jessy’s success in the entertainment industry continues to grow. After moving to LA at the age of 18, Jessy quickly began to fill a long list of credits for film and TV. She has been a recurring role on nationally televised shows such as “Veronica Mars” (2004), “Jane Doe”, “Life” (2007), “Crash” (2008) and “Medium” (2005), where shes taken on the role of the young Patricia Arquette; as well as been featured on “House M.D.” (2004), “CSI: Miami” (2002), “Without a Trace” (2002), “Boston Legal” (2004), “Hawthorne” (2009) and more. Jessy also starred in Universal’s feature film American Pie Presents The Naked Mile (2006) (V) as well as played a supporting role in independent films such as I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) and Keith (2008/I). Most recently, Jessy has completed a new pilot for TNT and Dreamworks as well as a role in Tony Scott’s feature film Unstoppable (2010).

In addition to acting, Jessy discovered her groove for music as a singer/song-writing solo artist, as well as touring with Joan Baby’s soul band, performing at places like The Knitting Factory, Hard Rock Cafe, Tweeter Center, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Hancock Music Center, and many more. In addition to performing, Jessy has spent time fine-tuning her talents with various producers, songwriters, musicians, vocal coaches and choreographers. Over the years, she has had the privilege to collaborate with Jim Peterik of The Ides of March and Survivor, and Suave of Hip Hop Connxion. In addition to her singing and song-writing skills, Jessy continues to learn guitar and explore percussion developing her own unique style. Growing from pop/rock, R&B, to finding a voice in styles that meet the likes of Marc Broussard and K.T. Tunstall.

Jessy’s passion and dedication has helped fulfill her dreams and goals. Not only is she a role model for other aspiring performers, but Jessy is actively involved in working with different charities. She is committed in heart and frequently visits orphaned children in Baja, Mexico through a group called Corazon De Vida. As well as visiting Project Angel Food in Los Angeles and her church’s local soup kitchen when time allows.

Jessy’s success in the entertainment industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. Her ability to touch others through the roles she plays brings a freshness and truth that men and women alike adore. She has been “incredibly blessed” and plans to grow in her talents and share all that’s been given.

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