Yeah, that's why I'm worried. I think they might have rushed this first season. I understand that they wanted to keep people engaged by reveals and all that. However, usually the boarding of the spacecraft for peace negotiations or whatnot is usually an ending stroke. I wonder if they did that for fear of not being renewed.
Also, I kind of noticed that Falling Skies borrows a touch or two out of the Mass Effect playbook. Still, it's nothing horribly overt and it's been tailored.
That wouldn't surprise me. So many shows these days get prematurely canceled. So if, by some chance, they weren't picked back up, at least they had some kind of ending. It did feel a bit rushed. I would have just fine if they ended it with the failure of the 'blow up' operation and had to retreat.
Pretty much, the resistance is gone. All the soldiers were in that group are dead and the only ones to survive was their drugged out captain, an ex-con, and a history professor...and maybe a small handful left at the school.
Still, that better be one hell of a first episode for the next season. I don't play Mass Effect, so I can't really compare to that. Even though the ending felt rushed, it was very well done for an 'alien invasion' story. The aliens are complex, the characters interesting, and it wasn't horribly unrealistic (on the human end, what with how the humans band together and split apart based on social classes and military knowledge).