Aliens may have invaded the Earth, but that doesn’t mean life can’t go on — and with it, the blossoming of young love.
This Sunday’s episode of Falling Skies will explore the intense relationship between Hal (Drew Roy) and Maggie (Sarah Carter) that has developed over the last three months while they were out on high-risk scouting missions. Staring into the face of death, Hal will finally realize how much Maggie means to him, especially considering he already lost his first love Karen (Jessy Schram). Will Maggie return his feelings? Will that even matter when — dun, dun, dunnnn — Karen returns in an upcoming episode? TVGuide.com turned to Roy to get the scoop on this post-apocalyptic love triangle:
In this week’s episode, we’ll finally get to see what Hal and Maggie have been doing on missions. What can you tease?
Drew Roy: Over these past three months from when the first season stopped off until now, this relationship has been developing between Hal and Maggie. It’s not necessarily shown, but these two have been paired up to go out on missions together and they’ve really found this deep friendship between the two of them and this deep amount of trust.
Is there something more going on between them?
Roy: I don’t think they even really think of it as anything more than a friendship. There’s a little flirtation that goes on, but I don’t think they’ve ever seriously thought about what would life be like if they were together until this episode comes along. They have a couple of different situations where they’re looking death right in the face, and Hal has a realization that if he lost this girl that would be a horrible thing to have to go through again after having lost Karen. I believe that it brings a couple different emotions to the surface and a couple realizations to make him pursue her a little more directly this episode.
Considering he’s already lost Karen, how does Hal deal with these feelings for Maggie? Does he feel guilty?
Roy: He definitely felt guilty back when Karen was taken by the aliens because it happened right in front of him, even though he was powerless because of what had just happened. He always will feel like it was him not rising to the occasion to save her. But at this point, it’s a good six months later, and while he still feels like Karen was the first girl he ever fell in love with, at this day and age that they live in, people are dying all the time and being taken. At the same time, I do believe that’s why he hasn’t jumped on with Maggie or any of these other girls because there is a sense of loyalty there to Karen.
You can check out the interview in full over at TVGuide.com