Rukiya Bernard (Doc) will be Danielle in FREAKY FRIDAY, the third remake of the 1976 film which starred Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. This one is about Katherine (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Ellie (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), a mother and daughter who find themselves each in the other’s body after both express a wish to live the other’s life. (The magical device that does the switching is a pair of necklaces in the original film, fortune cookies in the 2003 adaptation, and an hourglass in this one.) This lastest incarnation of FREAKY FRIDAY is a musical (based on last year’s stage musical with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey), and will premiere on the Disney Channel on 10 August. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Left to Right — Freaky Friday posters 1976, 1995, 2003, 2018
Bernard is also Megan, Cara’s best friend, in ONE WINTER WEEKEND. Cara (Taylor Cole), who writes for a women’s magazine, is challenged by her editor to write about her decision to refrain from dating for a while after she is dumped on New Years Eve. (She calls it a “dating detox”.) Carla, looking for inspiration, books an impromptu ski weekend with Megan, but the two discover they’ve inadvertently double booked their chalet with two eligible men, Sean (Dweshane Williams) and Ben (Jack Turner). Then the four of them get snowed in. ONE WINTER WEEKEND will next air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday, 31 August at 4pm. Continue reading →
The gang is almost entirely reunited, but not with Vanessa, and not for long. Jolene (Carolyn Cave) and Doc (Rukiya Bernard) finally get back together, and Julius (Aleks Paunovic) is brought to Crooked Falls by a puzzled, scar-faced vampire who wants to know why this particular human won’t turn into a vampire when bitten. Young Callie turns up as well, having somehow acquired the ability to repair electronics.
Callie shows Jesse how to repair the radio, and this seems like a good thing, until she gives their co-ordinates to the first person she contacts. (The sound of a helicopter approaching at the end of the episode prompts Axel to exclaim “damned apocalypse!” Could this be the same helicopter that was used to kidnap Vanessa in episode 2.9? If so, it’s a good thing that Scarlett and The Boss have left on an excursion to prevent Dimitri from using the key to free The Elder. If Crooked Falls is captured, they won’t be. Continue reading →
Scarlett and Axel begin a relationship by sleeping together on a pile of (now worthless) money in the back of an armoured truck. That the relationship might develop into something serious is suggested by the Dick Flood song playing in the background as they cuddle the following night after vanquishing The Sisterhood. The song says: “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray our love will always keep”Scarax is not a bad ship name, but Axlett is better.
Before they have sex, Axel and Scarlett discuss each other’s past. Axel (like Fox Mulder) had a sister, but she disappeared one day after he left her alone briefly at the playground. (He was 13 at the time.) The loss of his sister, for which he blames himself, explains Axel’s dedication to protecting Vanessa. Axel assures Scarlett that his relationship with Vanessa is platonic. Continue reading →