Tomís oldest son, Hal, has made his father proud by growing quickly into manhood during the six months since the invasion. Before their world was torn apart, Hal was an athletic and popular kid destined for success. Now he fights alongside his father as a member of the 2nd Mass. Although Hal can be impulsive under fire, he proves himself both brave and confident in the field. With younger brother Ben captured by the aliens and brother Matt struggling to cope with the situation, Hal now appreciates how much his family truly means and steps up to help any way he can. Hal also manages to find time for a new girlfriend, Karen. But in a world occupied by hostile aliens, young love has to come second to basic survival.