Elida (Adriyan Rae) is threatened by Carl (Anthony C Hyde), one of her ill-fated attackers in the show’s opening scene. Stupid Carl is VAGRANT QUEEN‘s first WYNONNA EARP reference.
The dethroned Queen Eldaya of Arriopa (Adriyan Rae) is not exactly a vagrant. She makes a living as a scavenger (scav for short), a finder of hard-to-get things (mostly bits of used technology) by any means necessary. The first thing we see her do is fend off an attack by two other scavs (Nigel and Carl, played by Johann Vermaak and Anthony C Hyde) who have her at gunpoint but for some reason decide to gloat over her apparent helplessness instead of simply shooting her and taking what they want. Elida (that is the pseudonym she uses as a scav) seems to derive great satisfaction from killing them. El daya means “blood money” in Arabic. El ida means “unless”. Continue reading →
Ennis Esmer had recurring roles in three TV shows in 2017. Currently, he is hacker/consultant Rich Dotcom, working for the FBI with fellow co-opted hacker Patterson (Ashley Johnson) on BLINDSPOT (that’s the show where a woman is found naked in Times Square with her body covered with prophetic tattoos). He came back to DARK MATTER this year as Wexler from the alternative universe. (Unlike other characters from that show who were darker in the altverse, Wexler was the reverse. Original Wexler was evil. Alt-Wexler was more of a practical opportunist, much like the Raza crew.) It seemed likely that we would see more of Alt-Wex, but DARK MATTER was inexplicably cancelled by SyFy.
Cindy Sampson, Jason Priestley, Jordyn Negri, Samantha Wan, Ennis Esmer, and Barry Flatman — the cast of GlobalTV’s PRIVATE EYES
Esmer is also Detective Kurtis Mazhari, the friendly cop who bends the rules when he has good reason, on GlobalTV’s PRIVATE EYES (which stars Jason Priestley as a former hockey star and Cindy Sampson as the Toronto PI who hires him as her partner.) Unlike Wexler and Rich Dotcom, Mazhari has a love interest (Zoe Chow, played by Samantha Wan). PRIVATE EYES is currently on hiatus in the middle of Season Two on Global TV in Canada, and will resume sometime in the summer of 2018, probably about the time the show will begin airing on ION-TV in the US.