Not all of Hopkins’ characters this year were villains. She was reporter Monica Stuart in five episodes of THE EXPANSE (above). And she was one of the most memorable characters of KILLJOYS‘ fourth season, the Scarback-turned-dominatrix Fairuza.
“I’ve never really played a villain before, so I kind of got to channel everything I’ve ever wanted to do and haven’t been able to do. Yeah, I think when you’re playing something that’s so different from you, you have a lot more room to play. In fact, I find it’s kind of easier to do than just playing a regular gal.”
—- Anna Hopkins (to Hidden Remote — May 2018)
2018 was a big year for Anna Hopkins. She appeared in ten episodes of SHADOWHUNTERS as Lilith, Adam’s first wife. Lilith is complex and fascinating, and the best dressed demon on television. The role got Hopkins a Teen Choice Awards nomination in the category of Choice TV Villain.
In Season Two of the CITY-TV drama BAD BLOOD, Hopkins is Teresa Langana, an entirely different sort of villain whose father is head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria. She is sent, along with her twin brother Christian, to Hamilton. Ontario to make the drug trade there more profitable. Teresa is an utterly ruthless corporate mobster whose only loyalties are to her brother and the bottom line. Hopkins described Teresa to A.R. Wilson of TV-eh as “…one of those characters who is really powerful but doesn’t really need to exert or show that power very often…but when things don’t go her way, I think the extremes she can go to are a little further than most of us.” The first season of BAD BLOOD is on Netflix worldwide. Season Two can be streamed on the CITY-TV website. Continue reading →
The final appearance of Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn) on HOUSE.
Part of the crowd at House's funeral. Are those two in the back hookers?
The finale of HOUSE M.D., “Everyone Dies” turned out to be Greg House In Hell, a Shavian take on Holmes’ Final Problem. For House, who begins this episode in a burning building with a corpse, the devil had four faces. Each of the four (Kutner, Amber, Stacy, and Cameron) tries in turn to lure House into accepting his or her version of the meaning of life.
All these ghosts haunting House’s id represent failures of one sort or another. House did not
House and Wilson prepare to ride off into the late morning sunshine.
detect in advance that Kutner was suicidal. The relationship with Stacy failed despite his best efforts. Cameron could not be made to stay with the team. And although House figured out what was killing Amber, she died anyway.
Finally, the solution House selects is the same as the one arrived at by Holmes.
It wasn’t a bad way to end things, but you’d have to be Greg House to fully appreciate it.
Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn) relegates House to the background.
Amber Tamblyn dozing on the set of HOUSE
“I couldn’t compete with the sun in your fashion
glistening in its hairline like sweat
from a long constipated set.
I’ve heard how those black holes love
Taking back compliments.”
That’s from the poem BANG DITTO from the book BANG DITTO by Amber Tamblyn.
Yes, she will appear in the finale of HOUSE, briefly, as Martha Masters. Possibly she will turn up in a dream sequence. (If so the dream must belong to House. None of the current supporting cast on the show has enough imagination for a dream like that, and some have never met her.)
Kal Penn's suicidal character may utter the title line in the finale of House (it's a theory)
I have it on good authority that there will be no Cuddy.
Will House marry the Russian, kill 13, cure Wilson, or run off with Cameron to Storybrooke? Or will he wake from the dream he is having involving all these folk to find himself doing sketch comedy with Stephen Fry?
The last episode is titled Everybody Dies. House did promise to kill 13 if she asked him to, and 13 will be in the final two episodes. Wilson has cancer as of last week. But I doubt that the show will have a Hamlet-like conclusion. More than likely, Dr. Kutner (Kal Penn) will appear to House in a vicodin-induced hallucination and answer House’s demand for an explanation of his suicide with the title line.