Second season of ‘Resident Alien’ returns to Ladysmith streets Feb 26, 2022 | 10:06 AM FYI:
LADYSMITH — While it causes some disruption in the community, the return of a sizeable television production continues to be a big win.
Filming of eight, season two episodes of Resident Alien will take place in the community, beginning Sunday, Feb. 27 through to early March.
Chris Sheridan, the show’s creator and show runner, told NanaimoNewsNOW crews are excited to return to Ladysmith and transform the town back into Patience, Colorado.
“There are crew members who are so excited to go back to shoot but excited to go to their favourite bakery, all these wonderful places in town they love going to, buying merchandise from. It’s really a nice place to shoot.”
The mid season finale of season 2 will air March 17, 2021
‘Resident Alien’ Gets Early Season 3 Renewal By Syfy
By Nellie Andreeva
Nellie Andreeva Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV
VIEW ALL July 21, 2022 7:00am
EXCLUSIVE: Syfy’s flagship series Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk, has been renewed for a third season, which I hear will consist of 12 episodes. The pickup comes ahead of the August 10 premiere of the second half of Resident Alien‘s second season.
The UCP-produced Resident Alien was a breakout for Syfy when it premiered in 2021 and continues to be a strong ratings performer. The hourlong comedy-drama ranks among this year’s top 15 most-watched cable series and top 5 most-watched cable dramas, averaging 2.3 million viewers in L+7. Across all airings, it has reached nearly 11 million viewers and recently received a Hollywood Critics Association nomination for Best Comedy Series.
Based on the Dark Horse comics, Resident Alien follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) whose secret mission is to kill all humans. In season two, Harry is once again stranded on Earth where he must confront the consequences of having failed his people’s mission to destroy the human race. The second half of Season 2 picks up in the immediate aftermath of the shocking action Asta (Sara Tomko) took to save Harry’s life. They must deal with the emotional fallout of the night all while searching for the alien baby – a search that leads to big realizations for each of them. Meanwhile, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) solve a big case, Ben (Levi Fiehler) and Kate (Meredith Garrettson) attempt to sell Patience on a new resort, and D’arcy (Alice Wetterlund) fights the challenge of a lifetime. The series also stars Judah Prehn.
From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, Resident Alien was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV also executive produce.
Sheridan and the series’ main cast, led by Tudyk, are slated for a Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
Harry, Asta, and D'Arcy lie to Mike to conceal that Asta shot the humanoid who tried to kill Harry. Asta wants to tell the police the truth, but Harry warns her that if she does, the friends of the deceased will know she killed him and will want revenge on her, so Asta does not tell anyone. Harry moves the body to a hot tub at a motel. Harry agrees to be the town's doctor again so the he would do the autopsy, and plans to fake the results to protect Asta. However, the hot tub was located past the county line, which means the other county will investigate the murder, including the autopsy. Harry finds the shell of the bullet that killed the person and moves it to a location in Patience near the motel where he placed the body. He proposes to the authorities that the shooter was in Patience when the shooting took place, and the victim was right next to the county line on Patience's side, but was knocked across the county line after being shot. The investigators find the bullet shell, and the authorities agree to allow Patience to investigate the murder. When Harry and Asta are about to perform the autopsy, Asta gets upset and doesn't feel she can get on with her life after shooting a person. Harry erases Asta's memory for the night so she doesn't remember the murder. This also means she forgets that Jay wanted Asta to spend her 18th birthday with her. David survives the bullet wound since he has the alien sphere near him. General McCallister brings David to a cabin to hide, then drugs his food and finds the alien sphere while he was asleep. Meanwhile, the alien baby is on the loose, and vomits the identification of someone the baby ate.
It is so wonderful to see Harry, Asta, baby Alien, and all the other crazies of Patience, Colorado.
81 years ago Bobby Smallwood is hunting with his sister. He follows a rabbit into an abandoned mine and does not come out. In the present day, Harry is glad to see Asta so happy now that her memory has been erased. Harry presents the autopsy results to Mike, Liv, and the sheriff of Jessup. Mike and the sheriff of Jessup enjoy working together which makes Liv feel left out. Harry learns that the alien baby has been going to a milk farm, so goes there to find the baby. He chases the baby and it goes into the abandoned mine that Bobby disappeared into. Jay sees Asta in public and asks her why she didn't meet her at the diner for her birthday like they planned. Since Asta doesn't remember making plans with Jay, she realizes Harry must have erased her memory so confronts him about it. Harry told Asta she was so sad about the shooting and it was good to see her so happy once her memory had been erased. Asta explains that humans have to take the bad emotions with the good. Bobby's sister recognizes someone as Bobby in public, then someone reminds her that Bobby disappeared 80 years ago. Sahar overhears the conversation and deduces that the alien baby found Bobby's remains and used his DNA to create a human body for itself. Sahar shows the alien baby (in Bobby's body) to Max and wants to keep this a secret from Harry. Ben tells Kate he is afraid of her. Harry assists a terminally ill patient to commit suicide.
As always the best part of the show is the relationship between Asta and Harry and Harry fumbling around with his human emotions.
Ah.....poor Liv, I hate how the Sheriff doesn't SEE her.
Luv'ed the phone call between the mayor and his wife.
Season 2 Episode 11 - "The Weight" - August 24, 2022
David watches surveillance videos to figure out who the alien is and correctly suspects the alien is still in Patience. General McCallister tests the alien sphere by having Dr. Ethan hold it, then pushes him off the edge of a mountain. When he survives the fall, McCallister realizes the alien sphere can protect anyone. Asta is frustrated with the situations she gets into because of Harry and feels the weight of the world on her shoulders, and she confides this to Dan, who offers to share that burden, drawing on his experiences in Vietnam. Harry investigates the mine the alien baby disappeared into. When he finds footprints, he realizes the baby alien took human form. Since Max can see aliens in their original form when disguised as humans, Harry pays Max to figure out who is the alien baby in human form. When Max does not take him seriously, Harry convinces Max that Sahar is in danger as long as she is around the alien baby, so Max takes Harry to the RV in the woods where they hid the baby. When Harry finds the baby, he and Sahar argue over who should raise it, and it runs away. Asta and Liv figure out that the creek is contaminated with heavy metals. Kate tells Ben that a blood test revealed that she is not pregnant after all.
Best part was Asta confiding to her dad about the murder and how she feels about it.
Second best part was Harry apologizing to Asta and telling her the world might end and she was OK with it.
Season 2 Episode 12 - "The Alien Within" - August 31, 2022
60 years in the future, Harry thinks about how he has become attached to his now elderly human body and misses Asta, who has died, while watching Patience burn. In the present day, Harry worries about becoming more human and doesn't want to end up like Goliath, so he temporarily reverts to his alien form. General McCallister goes undercover and serves lunch at Max's school, and Sahar becomes suspicious. When Max gets a stomach ache, Sahar believes McCallister put a tracking device in his food and gives him a laxative to defecate it out. Ben announces plans to build a resort, which most residents oppose because it could attract big corporations and out-compete local businesses. On Halloween, Harry takes Sahar out of school to search for the alien baby, whom Max finds at school. David, who has been watching surveillance of Max and Sahar talking about aliens at school, sees the encounter, and realizes the baby is an alien. Max uses a walkie-talkie to tell Sahar he found the baby, but the signal is broken. Asta, D'Arcy, Kayla and Liv take Kate to an old bridge where they played during their childhoods and convince her to oppose building a resort. Harry and Sahar find the RV just as military forces pull it away with a helicopter, abducting the baby. Asta finds a book of Goliath's paintings in Harry's mail. One painting depicts an encounter between Asta and Harry that nobody else knows about, so Asta concludes that Goliath is Harry's future self. 500 years in the future, humanity is extinct, and Harry, having shed his human form, lives alone on Earth. He finds a portal and emerges from it in Brazil 33 years before his arrival on Earth.
Parts of this show are very sad and a times the pacing gets bogged down, so I think it is best to watch two or three episodes at a time.
Oh No, the MIB (Men In Black) stole the baby in the RV!
Oh No, it time travel time, this could be good or so bad.
Season 2 Episode 13 - "Harry, a Parent" - September 7, 2022
After learning that Goliath is his future self who went back in time, Harry tells Asta that there are two alien races that could have created the portal to travel back in time: the Greys and the Alpha Draconians. Since the Greys have no interest in Earth beyond anal probing, Harry realizes the Alpha Draconians are the ones who want to destroy Earth. Asta finds out that Dan has been hiding a letter from her mother, who gave her up for adoption. While Harry, Asta, and D'Arcy travel to a ski competition that D'Arcy is competing in, Harry stops at the 37th parallel north to send a message to the Alpha Draconians through crop circles, stating that he claims Earth for himself and cursing at the Alpha Draconians. When he tells this to Asta, she is worried how they will react now that Harry angered them. Harry and Asta travel to meet Asta's biological mother, who has no interest in her, so she and Harry go back to the ski competition. D'Arcy introduces her archaeologist boyfriend, Elliot, to everyone. While traveling back home, the car suddenly stops and Asta and D'Arcy stop moving. Harry exits the car and finds a spaceship. A Grey emerges to tell him they are the ones planning to destroy humanity, not the Alpha Draconians, and warn him not to interfere. Kate and Ben fight over the plans to build a resort in Patience.
Totally luv'ed that crop circles are really alien emojis and how they communicate with each other.
Asta finding her mother goes under the title "Be careful What You wish For".
Season 2 Episode 14 - "Cat and Mouse" - September 14, 2022
After studying the baby alien, General McCallister is convinced that he is not an alien but a child playing a practical joke. After questioning him further, he reverts to his alien form. Kate meets with Kayla to petition a judge to prevent building the resort, so Ben and Kate agree not to talk about the subject at home. Liv meets with Peter Bach at the diner, so Harry and Asta escape through the kitchen, but Peter, who can see Harry's true form, catches a glimpse of him through the window. He tries chasing Harry, who escapes. Liv shows Peter a drawing Max made of Harry, and Peter concludes that Max shares his ability. Peter questions Max and gives him his business card. Harry sees the encounter and feels that Max has betrayed him. Mike invites himself to Ben and Kate's for dinner so he can convince Kate to approve of the resort. Max gets tired of the arguing, so he goes to his room and finds Harry there. Harry wants to know where Peter is, but Max doesn't tell him, unsure of who to trust. D'Arcy acts strangely because of her opioid addiction, enabled by Harry administering the drug at her insistence. When she won't tell Elliot what is happening, he breaks up with her. Peter shows up at Harry's house, but Harry captures him first, as it's implied Max warned Harry in advance.
Season 2 Episode 15 - "Best of Enemies" - September 21, 2022
Asta discovers Harry has been holding Peter hostage and removed an alien tracker planted in his neck by the Greys, which Peter states was his only connection to his son. The rivals eventually agree to work together to infiltrate General McCallister's secret base in Wyoming. Harry pretends to be Peter's captive and is taken to a holding cell in the base, from which he escapes while Peter handcuffs McCallister and uses her computer to free human prisoners who claim to have witnessed aliens, including his now-grown son, Robert. Harry mind-controls several wounded soldiers he fought in the first season finale to fight back against the soldiers pursuing him, allowing him to reunite with the alien baby, who gives him future Harry's (Goliath's) complete message. Before he can leave the baby to fend for itself, he takes it in his care when it calls him "Daddy". As Robert attempts to rejoin his father, Peter sacrifices himself by taking a bullet aimed at Robert from the assassin who nearly killed David. Harry almost kills McCallister but spares her at the baby's insistence. He then drives Robert and the baby to safety, and the latter regurgitates his missing sphere, having previously swallowed it. Liv watches video of Peter driving his truck with somebody (Harry) in the passenger seat. In Patience, D'Arcy, now recovering from her addiction and reluctant to return to work, instead spends time bonding with Dan at the Twelvetrees house. Asta tells her father to convince D'Arcy to leave, and he replies that it is time for her move out, too, so she and D'Arcy agree to be roommates in their next residence. Ben, who has been losing sleep over whether or not to go forward with plans for a resort as well as feeling unloved, drives exhausted one night and has a car accident. He reconciles with Kate at the clinic, and the other townspeople join him to show their compassion.
Season 2 Episode 16 - "I Believe in Aliens" - September 28, 2022
Harry has the alien baby give Asta Goliath's message: his people are not coming to Earth, the Greys have sent Grey-human hybrids to Earth, and he is Harry's future self. Goliath also says that General McCallister has the resources to save Earth. Harry wants to adopt Robert, who would rather live his own life. Before Robert leaves, Harry gives him the sphere for protection. Even though Ben has decided not to build the resort, he is still sleepwalking. Jay finds Asta at the café and asks for her old job back. Liv hears on the news that Peter was killed in a car crash but believes this is a cover-up. Joseph, the Grey-human assassin who killed Peter, informs Harry that Harry's people have ceded Earth and there is a pod on a mountain to take him home. Since Harry has information from the future that he will fail to save Earth, he decides to leave and says goodbye to Max, who informs Sahar. Sahar comes to say goodbye to the alien baby, whom Harry has named Bridget. Reconsidering his decision, Harry uses the pod to send Bridget home. D'Arcy finds the toxin used to kill Sam in Asta's room. She goes to Harry's cabin to confront Asta, demands to know the truth, and threatens to end their friendship. Harry then reverts to his alien form, and D'Arcy is relieved to know the secret Asta has been keeping from her. The military arrives in search of Harry, who tells Asta and D'Arcy to hide in his bunker, and takes him to a compound to see McCallister. Joseph applies for a job as a deputy in Patience. Robert is abducted by the Greys and brought to a spaceship with Ben. The Greys inform Ben that they abducted the fetus from Kate's womb three months ago.
I was expecting a bigger build up and climax for the season 2 finale.
D'Arcy is still OK with Asta being a potential killer as long as Asta does not keep any secrets from her.
I just wish the season was further along in the story as it felt as if it dragged in some parts.