Resident Alien's Season 3 Finale Teases Big Changes

RESIDENT ALIEN -- “Best of Enemies” Episode 215 -- Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alice Wetterlund as D'Arcy Bloom -- (Photo by: SYFY)
RESIDENT ALIEN -- “Best of Enemies” Episode 215 -- Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alice Wetterlund as D'Arcy Bloom -- (Photo by: SYFY) /

Resident Alien's third season was a big year for expanding the world and understanding how aliens fit into the expansive universe. Not only did the Greys become a significant villain throughout the season, but season three also introduced a Blue Avian named Heather, to its crew of recurring characters.

In the season three finale, "Homecoming," the big confrontation against the Greys has finally arrived, with many of the show's alien-centric storylines mixing together. Harry, Asta, and D'arcy board the Greys' ship to prevent them from killing all of the humans and taking over Earth. Meanwhile, Kate and Ben accept the horrors of their alien abductions, along with the terrifying reality that their unborn child had been abducted.

However, while plenty of Ben and Kate's storylines in season three have surrounded the uncertainty of what was happening to them, and the fear of what it means that aliens are real, one of "Homecoming's" biggest issues is how it inadvertantly shows how the season's plot lines have been ignoring Max for most of the episodes, especially when Ben and Kate try to hide the truth from Max that they had each been taken.

Given how Max has known about aliens since the first episode, Resident Alien could have let Max start to realize that his parents were being taken by the Greys, which could have offered him more to do, rather than having him being shoved to the side of the story.

Max's role has been mostly reduced in season three, making space for Harry, Asta, and D'arcy's plans against the Greys, Ben and Kate's fear of being abducted, Liv's dedication to proving aliens are real, and Mike's eventual discovery that perhaps his deputy had been right all along.

Max may become a more prominent character in season four, as he is the only one to recognize the show's big cliffhanger, that Harry had not returned from the Greys' compound, and that instead, a different alien had taken up his appearance and identity.

Resident Alien's decision to remove Sahar from the show, and replace her with new friends for Max ultimately goes nowhere. While Max has a few fun moments with the new characters, most of Max's role in season three is about him being disregarded by Harry, as if Resident Alien had chosen to sideline one of the show's original core frenemy dynamics.

D'arcy retrieving Kate and Ben's daughter and returning her to them teases an emotional reunion, but one that will likely be cause for many more questions. Although "Homecoming" never actually shows D'arcy walk inside to give Ben and Kate their daughter back, she does knock on the door, and it would only be moments before the confused parents would be reunited with their daughter. But, what questions could they then have for D'arcy?

D'arcy had already warned Ben that he had been taken a while back. So, does D'arcy have to then reveal all of her, Asta, and Harry's secrets? Does Max's involvement with aliens come to light now as well?

What does the finale's final moments mean for Harry and Bridget, who are trapped with the Greys? How long will it take for Max to reveal to Asta and D'arcy that the alien who came back with them is not the Harry that they have come to know?

The episode's final moments also see Liv reunite with the alien tracker and Mike get a first hand look at a Grey alien.

Considering how Liv and Mike had been on two opposite sides of the believing in aliens spectrum, and how the rest of the show's main characters are fully aware that that are aliens in town, it is only a matter of time before, eventually, Liv and Mike are dragged into the alien-centric plot lines that surround Harry.

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