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Season 3 is still 8 months away, but fans have been coming up with some very interesting theories on what might be coming for the 2nd mass and the new alien race revealed at the end of season 2. The 2nd mass made it to Charleston but it wasnt the haven they had hoped for and they had some heavy losses in a fight to take out an overlord weapon that Red Eye and Ben assured them must be taken out. Dai was lost and so was red-eye which left many fans upset as Dai was a fan favorite of the series since season 1.
Tom questioned the purpose of this weapon and why it was pointed to the sky and not to earth. Ben hints at the fact that it wasn’t mean for humans. The final moments of season 2 gave us an answer as to what it was there for. This weapon was pointed up to prevent these new race of aliens from landing. Now that they have landed, the question remains are they an alley or an enemy? This question has multiple possible answers.
In Molon Lobe, the overlord reveals a cliché line that earth is out of control and they were there to ‘correct’ their course. However many fans, including us felt this was all misinformation. It appeared as though the overlords or Ashpheni were running away from something and using earth as a staging ground. They can’t fight back against another race of advanced beings when their slave race is able to disobey orders. That’s where the harnesses come in.
We have seen a kid harnessed and we have seen with Ben what these harnesses start to do to the kids. It appears the overlords use the harness not only to control the mind and actions of the host but also to change them, creating an exoskeleton that would make them the perfect solider. Why not fight their own battles? The Ashpheni do not use storage devices and run huge sections of their global operations via their mind and communication with each other. That means they must keep what they say to the skitters or the kids at a minimum or risk plans being leaked to the new rebellion. That also means the Ashpheni would not show themselves on the battlefield or risk capture or death.