The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 9 is the ninth (and penultimate) 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 “As The World Falls Down”, The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 9 brings the battle between Faraday/Justin and Spencer Clay to a head. After the events of the previous instalment, where Clay re-captured Faraday and Justin, it appeared that Clay had the upper hand and the worst was in store for our intrepid duo. Torture was definitely on the table.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 9 does an excellent job in bringing the audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Obviously, rooting for Faraday and Justin even though the odds were stacked against them. But thankfully, as if on cue, Faraday and Justin begin to turn things around, with an unlikely ally. The tense exchange between Faraday and Clay with the Russian Roulette was particular chilling and thrilling at the same time!
The episode did a good job in keeping the audience on a knife’s edge, how would our heroes triumph? With a bit of ingenuity and guile ultimately, with Faraday being able to take advantage of Clay’s weaknesses. Not to mention that his colleague Lisa Dominguez is really the ace in the hole, as we discover at the end that she is actually an agent acting in the interests of Pressman Thorn! Good twist.
But that’s not all. One final twist before this fascinating instalment concludes and one that begins to make sense towards the denouement. Pressman Thorn is actually the alter ego of … Thomas Newton! Brilliant! We can’t wait for the final instalment to wrap up this intriguing story…
Now streaming on Showtime.
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