An alien spacecraft is struck by lightning and crash-lands near the rural town of Patience, Colorado. Its pilot, whose real name is unpronounceable by humans, was on a mission to wipe out human life on Earth. Now stranded, he must blend in by assuming human form and the identity of a doctor, Harry Vanderspeigle, who he accidentally killed upon encountering. Harry is asked to examine the body of Sam Hodges, the town doctor, who recently died, and his odd behavior is off-putting but accepted. He even takes on the doctor’s job with help from his assistant Asta, but he learns his true identity can be seen by Max, Mayor Hawthorne’s young son. After drinking heavily in order to fit in, Harry attempts unsuccessfully to kill Max. After originally attributing Sam’s death to suicide, Harry (after re-examing his body at the funeral) now believes that he had been poisoned, having unsuccessfully attempted to perform a tracheotomy on himself to save his life. Harry confides in Asta that one of the mourners must be the killer.Resident Alien Season 1-2 Download
Having a sore throat, Max is taken to the clinic and learns Harry is now his doctor. Max distributes hand-drawn posters of Harry’s alien form, and Harry begins plotting ways to kill Max. D’arcy, the town bartender, jokes with Harry that, should he want to kill someone, he should make it seem like an accident. Harry cuts the brakes on Max’s bicycle, but the resulting accident only causes a wound requiring stitches on Max’s arm. He and Max verbally spar during the procedure.
Meanwhile, a man falls from a snowy cliff while taking a selfie but is suspended in mid-air before landing below; he is later found frozen to death above what appears to be a piece of Harry’s crashed ship. Feeling homesick, Harry starts gathering supplies to repair his ship, including mining tellurium which has levitation properties.