Next thing we know, Jimmy, accompanied by Hal and Maggie, is telling Anne about Weaver holding Tom hostage. She's not surprised, because it's such a classic speed freak move. Jimmy says that Weaver doesn't really want to hurt Tom. He's a good man, and it's hard to figure out why he's doing this. Welcome to drugs, my friend. Jimmy says he thinks he can help to get Tom out of captivity. Dai starts to wake up at this point, and Anne says that when Tom is free, he should come to their makeshift ER.
Jimmy brings a plate of food to the boiler room, and quite craftily says that Weaver ordered him to bring it. Danner is okay with this, because even prisoners deserve their share of oatmeal mush. As Danner unlocks Tom's prison door, Jimmy gives Tom a long look and subtle nod. Tom gets this wordless battle plan, and then once the door is unlocked, Jimmy drops the tray. The clatter distracts Danner from guarding Tom, and then Tom smashes open the door and goes for Danner. There are fisticuffs, and for a while it looks like Danner is going to choke Tom to death. Now that is a plot twist I could get behind! Tom manages to shake Danner off, and then Hal enters with a gun. While they tie up Danner, he tells Tom how Weaver said they were punching through despite the fresh signs of Skitters. Why is two-thirds of this episode people telling people about what we already saw them tell someone else? Overall, I have very much enjoyed Falling Skies throughout the season, even though it has had its dumb parts, but I feel that they really shit the bed with these last two episodes. I think Lourdes facilitating a two hour prayer circle would have been more compelling.
Tom heads to see Dai, and asks what happened with Porter. Dai says that an hour after he reached Porter's post, the Skitters and Mechs hit. Porter was pinned down, and is probably dead by now. Dai got hit when a Mech blew up. Tom asks Dai for Porter's orders, and emphasizes that this is very important. Dai says that the other regiments never reported in. Runners went out, and never came back. Porter said that without confirmation that the Fourth and Fifth were alive, the attack should be aborted. Dai told all this to Weaver, or course. He ends his soliloquy with an emphatic and pained, "This mission...it's no good." Maggie is like, "So basically, we're screwed?" And everyone is kind of like, "Yeah." Anne says that it's not like Weaver to disobey an order from Porter. She wonders what he's thinking. Tom says that pillheads don't care about facts. Hal wonders how they'll stop Weaver when he has all the fighters and all the weapons, and Tom ominously whispers that he doesn't have them all.