Martin Roach as Avasarala-friendly Admiral Souther, and Natalie Lisinska AS Shaffer. (Lisinska was Aynsley Norris in Season One of ORPHAN BLACK, and Collette in the LOST GIRL episode “The Mourning After“.)
Jules-Pierre Mao (François Chau) notices that Dr. Strickland is a mad scientist and tells him to stop his experiments. It seems unlikely that Strickland will give up so easily, and Mao must know that. Mao might succeed in saving the remaining five children with the help of Holden’s newly reinforced crew (once they arrive on Io), but Strickland might infect one or more of the remaining children with the protomolecule before he can be stopped. It is uncertain how Mao will react to Avasarala.
Under the influence of Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle), the Secretary-General blows up some Martian military stuff, and, in return, the Martians blow up a city in South America (Goias Maior, at the tip of Amazonia, probably near where São Paolo is now). It seems likely that there will be further Martian retaliation. Avasarala wakes up on the Rocinante, and is surprised that no one is enthusiastic about helping her. Continue reading →
Morgan Kelly as Bruce Lippe in the psychological thriller BLOOD HONEY. The film is currently available on VOD in Canada, and will be released in the US on 1 February.
Morgan Kelly (Alvis Akari) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Louella Simms) star as Elle and Tyler in the made-for-TV thriller TWISTED, about Kara (Elisabeth Harnois), who has spent months getting her boyfriend Tyler back on his feet after a turbulent time in his life. The two are planning to marry and everything is perfect until Tyler’s ex, Elle, returns from rehab and wants her old boyfriend back. Elle is sexy, outspoken, and daring (and Kara is none of those things). What starts off as one woman’s desire to hold on to her fiancé turns into a twisted game of cat and mouse, as Kara tries to survive Elle’s jealous wrath. Written by Barbara Kymlicka (who wrote TINY HOUSE OF TERROR), and directed by Philippe Gagnon, TWISTED began filming in Montreal in October. There is no word yet on when it will air.
Kelly will also be a character named Manusco in Episodes 3.3 and 3.5 of THE EXPANSE. No information is available on Manusco, but another character, Katoa Merton (Jaeden Noel), who will also appear in both those episodes, is a friend of Prax’s daughter Mei-Meng. Both Katoa and Mei were being treated by Dr. Strickland for Myers-Skelton Premature Immunosenescence on Ganymede, and the two are assumed to have been kidnapped by the doctor, and subjected to the influence of the protomolecule. One might speculate that Manusco will somehow help Prax locate Dr. Strickland and his experimental subjects. Continue reading →
Sara Waisglass as Quin, seen here bringing Alvis his Reckoning Day knives
The day before battle is Reckoning Day, a Scarback holy day commemorating the thirteen monks who (centuries previously) went to Arkyn to try to kill the ‘devil’. On this particular Reckoning Day, a very pregnant Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) arrives at RAC HQ alone, and declares herself as “the emissary of Commander Aneela Kin Rit”. We never do find out her real reasons for being there (she gives some implausible reasons) but we find out that the child she is carrying is part D’Avin and part Aneela. Zeph says that the pregnancy appears to be five or six months along, and Kendry corrects her, saying it’s been about three weeks. Johnny fears that if the Hullen can reproduce by normal means, they won’t need humans for anything anymore, but when Aneela made the discovery (in Episode 3.7) that led to the pregnancy, she said “I’ve found a way to save us all.” That seemed to indicate that the results of her research would have beneficial consequences for everyone. Continue reading →