Tom and Hal go through a door and run into some other guys with guns and explain that the street barricades are down. A gruff military guy, who we will soon come to know as Weaver (or "Crazy Weaver" as I think of him), tells Tom that Back Bay has been lost. Tom notes that if they've taken Back Bay, they've taken the city. And, I would add, one quality gay video bar. Weaver says that Commander Porter, who is the military dude (formerly retired, I guess) in charge, has called them back. And then, just for shits and giggles, a ship flies overhead and blows something up a few miles away. A lady comes running, yelling, "South Boston! South Boston!" THEY GOT SOUTHIE! Whatever will happen to Will Hunting and the Wahlberg family? You know that an ironic Skitter cover band has set up amongst the ruins and is blasting "Dirty Water" right now. As you visualize that, I will note that we've finally come to the opening credits.
Tom, Hal, and the others head back to their headquarters and a kid, who we will eventually learn is named Jimmy and who is quite a little fighter, asks who they lost. One of the dead guys is Jameson and Jimmy asks who's going to command the Second (by which he means the 2nd Mass one of the arms of the human resistance). We head inside with Tom and the others, or at least I think it's inside. They're either in some sort of ravaged building or maybe under a bridge. In any case, there are garbage cans with fire in them. Often accessories to mentally ill homeless dudes or miscreant teenagers, flaming garbage cans are always a sure sign that things are bad. We see a person on a gurney, and others in line for food, and little Matt passed out on a disembodied car seat. He's sleeping, and Tom picks him up and chucks him over his shoulder before heading to the food station.
Once there, Tom instantly begins flirting with Dr. Anne Glass, wielding some light post-apocalyptic humor. She says he's home early, and he says it was a tough day at the office, and so forth. This would be like the perfect time for a Skitter diarrhea joke! Come on, people. Things quickly turn serious as Tom tells Dr. Anne that the Skitters took Back Bay. He then hands over the spoils of his mission -- a singular can of tuna. Dr. Anne shows him Matt's drawings and says that he's getting a little better and drew his whole family. No dismembered body parts this time, either! Meanwhile, can you imagine how bad these people smell? We haven't learned this yet, but the alien attack came like six months ago. My hygiene-obsessed self would never survive it. Give me running water or just laser me to death.