"He hasn't asked to be Tom Mason [for Halloween] but I do get a lot of street cred with his third grade class," Wyle said about his son Owen (he also has a younger daughter named Auden). "They all think it's pretty cool. And he gets to visit the set every year so he comes home with pictures of him holding my AK-47, which he seems to enjoy."
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For Wyle, it's Tom's hirsute feature—a beard—he particularly enjoys. "I like it," he told Parade.com. "It's sort of a default setting since I don't like to shave every day. But I started to forget what my chin looked like so it seemed like it was a good time to shave."
Read on for what to expect this season (like what Tom learned on the alien's ship!) and his thoughts on the new Steve Jobs movies.
On Tom's time with the aliens.
"We're going to learn it was a huge mistake getting on the ship. They tease him with having information about his middle son Ben and his kids are his Achilles heel so he goes. But he quickly learns these are not trustworthy aliens and there is no negotiation to be had. They are mostly on annihilation. He comes back a changed guy. He's inexplicably released so is he a security threat? He's been away for three months so the others are wary of him. The first couple of episodes are us fighting with each other again."
On a ray of hope.
"The fact that he is released inexplicably becomes a major plot point. We find there may be a sympathetic element within the alien community to the human's plight. Which we teed up with the autopsy in season one. It begged the question that maybe they were oppressed themselves and an alliance could be made."