Ryn tells Cami that her mother is dead, but does not tell her how Donna died.
Ryn‘s niece (Donna’s daughter) is attacked by a wolf. Ryn chases the wolf away, but Cami (Millan Tesfazgi) is in a weakened state from being on land for so long, and needs to go back in the water to heal. We find out that oil companies will be mapping the sea floor for another eight months, and that areas farther out to sea, and farther down the coast are occupied by other mermaid tribes.
Cami’s wounds need to heal, and all the refugees must re-enter the water periodically because their bipedal form is not yet stable. Ben chooses a shallow inlet for them, where the sound pollution will be minimized. They go there late at night, but a celebration of sorts is going on in town, and they are interrupted by a bunch of humans who also want to go in the water. One of the humans is bitten. Ben tells everyone that a sea lion is probably responsible.
Marissa Staub wearing the Sheriff’s badge. She is still listed in the credits as a deputy.
Xander (Ian Verdun) is one of those at the beach and he is not buying the sea lion story. Ben has to tell him that Levi (Sedale Threatt Jr.), the guy who killed his father, is in town. Ben tries to explain the situation, but Xander is pissed off and it seems likely he will tell his new girlfriend Nicole (Natalee Linez), and she will, in turn, tell the Navy. Somebody needs to get Xander on board with this. Maybe a mermaid needs to stop by and sing him a song.
On the way back from their evening swim, while Ryn and Maddie are distracted, the gang clumsily explores a gas station convenience store. Ben pays for the damage, but the clerk (Stew McLean) calls the cops anyway. The clerk tells Sheriff (?) Staub (Tammy Gillis) that the group drove away in a Pownall Seafood van. This gives Staub an idea where the culprits might be. Continue reading →
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 →
Eline Powell and Nico Mirallegro. The birthdays of their characters, Anita and David, are the same as their own (12 April and 26 January). .
Eline Powell‘s first starring role was in ANITA B., a film set in Eastern Europe just after the end of World War II, and based on the semi-autobiographical novel “Quanta stella c’è nel cielo” (How Many Stars In The Sky) by Auschwitz survivor Edith Bruck. ANITA B. deals with a part of history that has seems to have been largely neglected (at least in films), the repatriation of concentration camp survivors. In the opening scene we see Anita being handed into the custody of her uncle’s brother Eli on a snowy day in May.
Eli takes Anita home to his brother’s house in the village of Zvikov, but whenever she tries to talk about what happened to her, she is told (especially by her Aunt Monika) to forget all that and move on, so she spends a lot of time talking to her nephew, who is too young to understand a word she says.
The film begins with a quote from Isaac Bashevis Singer’s story “Gimple the Fool“: “Whatever doesn’t really happen is dreamed at night. It happens to one if it doesn’t happen to another, tomorrow if not today, or a century hence if not next year.”Continue reading →