The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 10 is the tenth (and final) instalment of an American science fiction television series created by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. The series is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and previously made into a film in 1976 starring David Bowie. This television series is actually a continuation of the events depicted in the film, a sequel of sorts.
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Entitled “The Man Who Sold the World”, The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 10 wraps up Faraday’s mission on Earth as he outsmarts Edie Flood, the CIA, the world and even Thomas Newton to “do the right thing”. The finale brings us back to that moment glimpsed in the first episode with Faraday on stage, presenting an adoring world with new technology.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 10 establishes that Faraday was not, in the end, merely an Anthean drone, he was always more than that and this is depicted in the opening sequence when on Anthea, he questioned Newton’s decision to go to Earth, something no drone would ever do.
Ultimately, the series’ is mainly about family. This is what led Faraday to defy Newton, betray him in order to attempt to bring all Antheans to Earth, not merely the Adepts. We see this theme also in the difficult relationship of Hatch and Edie and the undying bond of the Floods. Though it sounds corny, it is only love that can save the world, a self-sacrificial drive that considers the interests of others before our own.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 10 is a fitting finale for this excellent scifi TV series. Certainly the use of Bowie’s “Five Years” at the denouement was particularly moving. One of the best TV series of 2022. Highly recommended.
Now streaming on Showtime.
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