Melissa O’Neil (Two) will be Los Angeles rookie police officer Lucy Benitez (the last name is tentative) in the ABC TV series THE ROOKIE. Nathan Fillion will star as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD by about twenty years. Nolan’s effort to work with the other, younger trainees makes his life dangerous, unpredictable, and sometimes humourous. Lucy is (we are told) intelligent, tough, and compassionate, and a possible love interest for Nolan. (She may have taken up law enforcement as an act of rebellion against her family, who are decribed as “law_breakers”.) Lucy’s partner will be Tim Bradford (played by Eric Winter), and Nolan’s partner will be Talia Bishop (Afton Williamson). Liz Frielander will direct the first episode. There is no word yet on when THE ROOKIE will premiere.
Ellen Wong (Misaki Han-Shireikan in 9 episodes of DARK MATTER), seen here as Jenny Chey in the Netflix series GLOW, will be Sarah Tan in CONDOR.
O’Neil will also be Janice in CONDOR, an AT&T original series inspired by the film THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. The 1975 film centered on Joe Turner, an idealistic young CIA agent, who returns from lunch one day to find all his co-workers murdered, and then goes on the run in an attempt to outwit those responsible. (One of the murdered co-workers in the film is a data analyst named Janice Chong.)
In the reboot, Turner (Max Irons) is a millenial who joined the Agency in hopes of reforming it from within. He uncovers a brilliant but horrific conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions, and, shortly after that, the massacre of his co-workers happens and Turner is forced to do battle with shadowy and dangerous elements of the military-industrial complex. The leader of the plotting cabal (Brendan Fraser) is a fanatical bigot who believes that the government needs to wage war on Islam. The first of CONDOR’s ten episodes will air on Audience Network on 6 June.
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DARK MATTER – Season 3 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
Two (Melissa O’Neil) contemplates an unopened file containing information on her daughter
Six (Roger Cross) still has a death wish. He volunteers for what he thinks is a suicide mission to destroy a Ferris Corp shipyard. As it turns out, he creates what seems to be a giant interface with the universe inhabited by invading aliens. The Marauder, the shipyard, and probably a bunch of ships that were attacking the shipyard, vanish. (We know that at least two of the nine Ishida vessels were destroyed in the battle.) It does appear that the Marauder blinks to a different location as the space-time anomaly it created expands. Alien-Two programmed the Marauder’s blink drive to create a gateway between universes large enough for the Black Ships to pass through. Continue reading →
DARK MATTER – Season 3 Episodes 11 & 12 – SPOILERS
Three (Anthony Lemke) contemplates an interface between two universes
Aliens from a nearly dead nearby universe who feed on entropy want to move into this one. Dwarf Star is building bodies for them, so they can infiltrate human society and take over the galaxy. The Android Liberation Front has included a message in the latest system upgrade urging androids everywhere to overthrow the anthroparchy and take over the galaxy, the very thing that Ferrous Corp. is trying to accomplish for itself by waging war with all the other corporations.
The aliens communicate who and what they are to Three (who was previously possessed by one of them), and Three‘s unconscious mind pictures the alien initially as Five, then as The Android, Two, and Six. Alien-Five tells him: “Your mind is too primitive to grasp what we are, too frightened of the truth, so it seeks the comfort of familiar images.” (Jodelle Ferland is really scarily great as alien-Five.) Continue reading →