‘Resident Alien’ Boss Breaks Down the Season Finale WTFs!


[Warning: The below contains spoilers for Season 3, Episode 8 of Resident Alien, “Homecoming.” If you don’t want to be spoiled, go check on the Hawthornes.]

Wait, what? The moon is a… what? And there are two Harrys? And the Alien Tracker is now… a cyborg? Resident Alien has at all times been a wild experience however the third-season finale was a full journey. Actually from Earth into orbit. And alongside the way in which, followers of TV’s greatest sci-fi comedy going acquired so many twists and flips and frickin’ moments to speak about, we don’t know the place to start.



All through a lot of the season, the motion revolved round curmudgeonly E.T. Harry (Alan Tudyk) and human pal Asta (Sara Tomko) racing to discover a approach to cease the alien hybrids generally known as the Greys from taking up the planet. With some shocking assist from Asta’s bestie D’arcy (Alice Wetterlund), in addition to ex-pat Gray Joseph (Enver Gjokaj) and Harry’s alien-baby son Bridget (don’t ask), our unlikely heroes had been in a position to delay the assault however wound up aboard the spaceship that had been abducting Mayor Ben and his spouse Kate (Levi Fiehler and Meredith Garretson, who each delivered gorgeous performances this yr).



From there, the race was on to save lots of an imprisoned D’Arcy and Asta, retrieve the infant daughter the Greys had taken from Kate, and get again to Earth safely. In the meantime, down on the bottom, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) lastly shed a few of his poisonous masculinity insanity and located love, Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) was reunited with a really totally different model of Peter Bach (Terry O’Quinn), and alien-hunting (and alien racist?) Common McAllister (Linda Hamilton) appeared to have given up hope of ever exterminating each unwelcome area visitor she might and walked by way of a portal to God is aware of the place. Oh, and Max Hawthorne (Judah Prehn) went to make peace with Harry, solely to note that his grownup nemesis was now a really totally different alien. And he could have lice.



It was so much to absorb for a Wednesday! So as a substitute of attempting to make sense of the place this all leaves our favourite Persistence, Colorado, denizens, we hit up showrunner Chris Sheridan for some solutions to our burning-est questions. So strap in and get these #RenewResidentAlien tweets prepared!

THE MOON IS A SPACESHIP? All this time? How lengthy has that been up your sleeve?

Chris Sheridan: If viewers had been paying consideration, they might bear in mind we teased this in Season 2 when Mike stated the moon was man-made and that it rang like a gong if you hit it—a undeniable fact that NASA found in 1969. The “rang like a gong” half, not the “man-made” half…but! Although there are different clues… I’ve gone down many rabbit holes on this, I extremely advocate it!

Are you able to tease what RoboBach needs from Liv? 

That’s humorous, we known as him RoboTracker within the author’s room, however RoboBach might be extra correct now that he has his consciousness again! He’s a human robotic and is wise sufficient to know he might use some assist to navigate what’s subsequent. And who higher to belief than the super-loyal Deputy Liv.


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What are you able to inform me concerning the Mantids’ plan for Earth?

As of now, the Mantids as a race, don’t appear to care concerning the Earth. As for the Mantid who swapped our bodies with Harry and now lives in his cabin—voiced brilliantly by Clancy Brown—we’ll have to attend and see. If I needed to guess, he’s in all probability fairly hungry…

If there may be anybody who will discover a distinction in Harry will probably be Asta, proper?

Asta is aware of Harry higher than anybody else on Earth, so that you actually would count on that. That being stated, Mantids are specialists at shapeshifting and taking up the character of different beings, so Asta’s going to should be fairly intelligent to select it up.


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It felt like D’arcy wasn’t able to return the infant to the Hawthornes. And we by no means noticed the door open. Is it doable she’s taking the infant some place else?

There’s actually so much occurring in D’arcy’s thoughts right here. Emotionally, she’s feeling fairly good for the primary time in a very long time as a result of she did one thing really heroic for a buddy and feels appropriately pleased with herself. Now, if she simply has sufficient time to assume earlier than Ben and Kate get to the door, she could begin questioning if giving them this child is the most effective transfer right here. We’ll should see what she does!

Love that Mike is in on the key now! 

Sure! However solely half the key! He is aware of aliens are actual, however nonetheless doesn’t know that Harry is one among them…but. However with extra folks being dragged into the alien storyline, it does really feel just like the partitions are closing in on Harry. And now that Mike believes in aliens, it additionally looks like his subsequent thought may very well be “If aliens are right here, they may very well be disguised as any one among us! Timmy the sandwich man places mustard in his rooster salad. He is perhaps one!”

Has McAllister given up on people? Did I learn that scene proper?

I believe McCallister is on a private journey of her personal. She looks like she’s within the means of failing her mission, one she’s spent her entire life on. And the portal might take her in one among two totally different instructions, towards the issue or away from it. I do know which method she’s headed and I can’t wait to discover that subsequent season.

Resident Alien, Syfy and now streaming on Netflix and Peacock.



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