Pippin somehow survived the explosion that was thought to have killed him in Episode 4.9, and Zeph finds him in one of the four cocoons on The Lady’s ship. (Actually, Lucy locates him when she scans The Lady’s ship, but doesn’t ID him specifically at the time.) When Zeph is understandably quite suspicious of his resurrection, Pip tells her: “You could just relax, chill with all the science stuff for one minute, and celebrate with me, ’cause, yay, I’m not dead.” He might at the same time be admonishing viewers to put away scientific quibbles and just enjoy the happy endings. Continue reading →
Shauna MacDonald (Dean Peretti in O Kappa, My Kappa) will be Fräulein Stumpf in the dark comedy BUSINESS ETHICS, which is about a man (Larenz Tate) who sets out to run a Ponzi scheme. He is assisted in his efforts by Edwin Murk, a wealthy but crooked investment manager, and Veronica, his loyal but unsuspecting assistant who develops unrequited feelings for him. (Murk is played by Gil Bellows, who starred in the original short film.) Alyssa Veniece, (Riley, the hotel maid whose uniform was appropriated by Bo in Like Hell, Part 1) will play a character named Cellar. No word yet on a release date.
Lisa Berry (Serena in ArachnoFaebia) will be Candace Cranston in POWER RANGERS (the latest installment in that franchise) which follows five high school teens with unique superpowers who learn that their small town of Angel Grove (and the world) is on the verge of being obliterated by aliens. The five quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome personal issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it’s too late. It seems possible that Candace Cranston is in some way related to Billy Cranston (the original Blue Power Ranger). A trailer is available on YouTube. POWER RANGERS will be released in the US and Canada on 24 March 2017.
Vaugier tweeted this photo on 29 September, saying: “You know your 1st AD [Reed Makayev] had a good time shooting when he shows up like this for the wrap party #WashedAway”
Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) will appear in two films coming out next year. She will be Lauren in the dark, supernatural thriller MASKS DON’T LIE, the story of Nora and her friend Daniela (Anna Hutchinson). The two women are invited to celebrate Carnival at a masked ball in Venice (Italy). Daniela wakes to find herself drugged and in a room filled with men who are celebrating something else entirely; and while searching for her friend, Nora follows someone she thinks she knows, and discovers that on a previous visit to Venice, she left a deadly secret behind.
Vaugier is also Gabrielle in WASHED AWAY, a TV movie about a recently widowed woman who, while on a business trip, spots her deceased husband alive and well and comes to realize that he has faked his death. Written by Roslyn Muir (who also wrote THE BIRDWATCHER) the film is set in San Francisco, and began production in Winnipeg last August.
An Emily Andras episode is a lot like a Bob Dylan song. The story is specific enough to keep you interested, and ambiguously vague enough to keep you guessing about what things mean. Willa’s motivations, for instance, could be speculated upon endlessly. She seemed irredeemable when she shot Nicole to delay Wynonna’s pursuit, but she could just as easily have shot Wynonna, and probably at least suspected that Nicole was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Wynonna and the tentacle. At least one of the runes visible in the force field at the edge of Purgatory also occurs in the rifling of Peacemaker
Then there’s Juan Carlos, who assures us that he is not Jesus Christ (“right initials, wrong fella”). Bobo reminds Juan that he’s “not allowed to interfere”. It is not known just who Juan Carlos is, and what prevents him from interfering. The whimsically inclined might point out that those initials also belong to someone connected with the episode’s title: “I Walk the Line”. Near the episode’s end, there was this mysterious exchange:
JUAN CARLOS:“The Triangle is not only a prison. It’s also a sanctuary.” WYNONNA:“For who?” JUAN CARLOS:“Not a who. A what.”
An anguished Wynonna after the death of her sister.
Bobo (aka Robert Svane) clearly loves Willa, and has sufficient concern for Waverly that he conceals her from Willa at the treehouse. Bobo did poison the entire population of Purgatory to facilitate his escape, but he also put all the other revenants in Shorty’s Bar to “guard” the poison, setting them up for Dolls and company to capture or kill, and making the poison easy to find. Bobo most likely did not want the other revenants to escape The Triangle.
Moira (Catherine Gell) – one of the more vocal townsfolk
The biggest revelation of the episode has to be that Waverly is not an Earp. We have only Bobo’s word for this, but it fits with Waverly’s annual height measurements not being marked on the doorway at the Earp homstead. (See previous post). This means that Ward’s wife may have had an affair that resulted in a pregnancy. Problem with that is that Ward Earp was not a nice man. (We find out that he beat his wife.) Why would he take in her illegitimate offspring? We have not met Wendy (Wynonna’s mother). If Wendy left the homestead because of Ward, wouldn’t his death make her come back to see her children? Bobo might be Waverly’s dad, but why wouldn’t he simply tell her that, having already told her she was not an Earp?
The treehouse where Willa lived for twelve years and where she was visited by someone Bobo didn’t know about, and whose identity she did not reveal.
Doc Holliday tells Wynonna that he once had a one-eared black and tan coon hound named Plucky who contracted rabies and had to be put down. He uses the story (which he may or may not have made up) to inspire Wynonna to go after her sister. Doc uses his memory of of a horse named Lavender to select which of two chemicals to inject into Dolls. (The lavender liquid was the right choice. It seems to give Dolls super strength.) When Dolls tries to keep Nicole out of the loop, Doc gives her a quick update on the situation: “Purgatory’s overrun by demon revenants, aka Wyatt Earp’s resurrected outlaws. Bobo Del Rey is their leader. I am Doc Holliday. Yes, that Doc Holliday. And Dolls here, he is just a dick.”
Agent Lucado (Kate Drummond) orders the destruction of Purgatory.
Agent Lucado (Kate Drummond) hates Dolls, not because he is a dick, but because he survived Kandahar (possibly by acquiring some demonic powers). It seems that others, presumably persons to whom Lucado was emotionally attached, did not survive. Defeating the Earp Curse is not a priority for Lucado, who warns Wynonna not to interfere with Black Badge business. “I know what you did,” she tells her, and the implication is that it was a very bad thing. (Wynonna does not seem overly concerned about it.)
When Willa crosses the line with Peacemaker, she is almost devoured by a large, tentacled thing that rises from the ground, but before that can happen, Wynonna shoots her sister in the head. The tentacled beast disappears with Willa’s body, leaving behind a puddle of black goo into which Waverly will eventually poke her finger. Once that happens, Waverly’s eyes turn black, suggesting something has possessed her. Waverly smiles as she walks toward Wynonna and Doc, then pulls a gun and fires. (She’s probably firing at something behind Wynonna. We need to have a season two to find out for sure.)
Sarah Troyer (Kiersten Lesko in episode one) will be Kali in ON THE ROCKS, a film about Grace (Carlee Ryski) and Adam (Riley Alexander), two runaway teens whose relationship is put to the test when they are stranded in the Alberta badlands. ON THE ROCKS was filmed in and around Edmonton, Alberta, and should be ready for release in the fall. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Michael Eklund (Bobo) is Mack the safe-cracker in the crime thriller DEAD DRAW, which is about a twenty-five million dollar heist gone wrong. Mack finds the getaway pilot dead, and he and his cohorts are stranded in a frozen hangar, held hostage by unknown parties outside. The band of theives must discover which of their number has betrayed them in order to escape. Director Brian Klemesrud said: “We shot DEAD DRAW in two locations: the heart of Chicago and a small town airplane hangar in downstate Illinois in brutal weather…I wanted this film to be brutal, to look like the arctic, to feel cold. I kept talking about the breath. I wanted to see it, and I was obsessed and worried it would be too warm.” DEAD DRAW should have a limited US release later this year.