Doc (Rukiya Bernard) has made a new life for herself repairing the wounded after the attack on the Citadel. She meets Joline (Caroline Cave), a resistance fighter, and they are just about to get close when Callie (Macie Juiles), who was last seen in Episode 1.6, shows up and recognizes Doc. Callie was rescued by Axel of all people. Axel is still a vampire, but he is a very disciplined vampire and he definitely holds a grudge against the doctor.
Other things happen in the episode, but not that many. Atanasia is killed by a masked, sword-wielding assailant. Axel runs through the blood Doc steals for him more quickly than Doc expects. He will need to either feed, or be bitten by Vanessa very soon. (Doc and Axel don’t know where Vanessa is.) Mohammed keeps giving himself suicide missions to atone for previous sins, but he keeps surviving them. He is currently being protected by Flesh and Lucky. Continue reading →
Hilary Jardine will be Susanna in the first episode of SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, an American adaption of the 2014 Korean TV mystery series GOD’S GIFT: 14 DAYS. (The Korean series followed a mother who travels back in time in an attempt to prevent the kidnapping that leads to her daughter’s murder.) In the ABC series, Laura (Paula Patton) knows that her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She knows the time, place, and method of the killing, but not the murderer’s identity or his motive. Despite her mother’s foreknowledge, Serena’s fixed and unmovable fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer. The ten episode series will premiere on ABC on 24 July at 10/9c.
Jardine will also be Tessa, Jackson Oz’ new girlfriend, in Season Three of ZOO, which is set a few years in the future, in a time when the elements that sterilized mutated animals back in 1895 have also affected humans. The animal attacks will worsen in Season Three, and Tessa will have the job of keeping refugees out of harms way. ZOO will premiere on 29 June at 10pm on CBS. The first two seasons of the show can be streamed on Netflix (US).
Laura Mennell will be Allison in nine episodes of LOUDERMILK, a ten-episode series about a substance abuse counselor (Ron Livingston) whose hostility and insensitivity toward those around him are obstacles on his road to recovery from alcoholism. The half-hour comedy will premiere 17 October on the Audience Network. — And Mennell will star as Heather, a cop in charge of protecting the daughter of a murder witness after the witness is shot by the killer, in the crime drama POLICE MOM. Filmed in Oak Bay, B.C. (near Victoria) and set (mostly) in Portland, Oregon, POLICE MOM will air later this year on Lifetime.
Christie Burke stars as Mary in the psychological thriller STILL/BORN. After Mary gives birth to twins, one of which is stillborn, the grieving mother becomes convinced that a supernatural force is trying to possess the surviving child. Sam Plank, writing for CREATORS.CO, said: “The film not only serves up some scares, it examines how men may react when their partners are suffering from a mental illness, and how women can be afraid to let their partners know what they’re feeling, for fear of being scoffed at, or thrown into unwanted psychiatric treatment.” STILL/BORN won the Scariest Movie award at the Overlook Film Festival in Oregon last April, and will next screen on 8 June at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
Alison Wandzura tweeted this photo from the set of Season 2 of the Netflix series HATERS BACK OFF, saying that she “finally got to work with Laughlin Munroe”.
Alison Wandzura will be Alice in the comedy DARROW & DARROW, the story of Claire Darrow (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), an idealistic lawyer who fights for what’s right, whether or not it makes her a cent. The second Darrow is Claire’s mother (Wendy Malik), who suddenly reenters Claire’s life after losing her job at a New York law firm. The pair clashes on nearly everything, especially on the best way to raise Claire’s daughter (Lilah Fitzgerald). Further complicating matters is Assistant District Attorney Miles Strasburg (played by Tom Cavanagh, who was Micah in VAN HELSING episode 1.10). Outside of court Strasburg tries to make a case for taking their professional relationship to a more personal level. DARROW & DARROW is written by Phoef Sutton (who wrote 23 episodes of CHEERS), and will premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on 24 September.
Jonathan Scarfe, who received a Leo Award for his role as Axel Miller on VAN HELSING, will co-star with Kelli Williams in CHRISTMAS SOLO, a film about two single parents who manage to stumble into a relationship, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. Naika Toussaint also appears in the film as Audrey. CHRISTMAS SOLO will air on UPtv sometime in December. Scarfe directs the Season Two finale of VAN HELSING (in which Alex Rose guests as the Marquis de Sade).
Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) preparing to unleash her sweetly phrased wrath on Sadavir Errinwright.
Naomi Nagata is up to something. She pretends to follow Holden’s orders and send the sample of protomolecule (the one The Rocinante had previously hidden) into the sun. In actuality, the sample remains hidden, and only Naomi knows that. She visits Fred Johnson, and persuades him to release the story of Miller and Julie (without any mention of the protomolecule). Later, she volunteers to help Drummer (Cara Gee) reprogram the twenty-nine interplanetary thermonuclear missiles that Fred hijacked. One suspects Naomi might leave a back door open in the programming so that, if the necessity arises, she can control those missiles.
The Martians were very suspicious about Naomi when they interrogated Holden and his crew in Season One, just before The Donnager was destroyed.
Errinwright reading about Miller and Julie
In a long and fiery speech, Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) gives Errinwright (Shawn Doyle) the word that Jules-Pierre Mao needs to turn himself in and help the UN understand what’s going on. Promising to rain hellfire on Mao, his family, and friends, Avasarala makes this cogent comment: “Government is more powerful than any corporation, and the only reason they think it tilts the other way, is because we poor public servants are always looking for some fat, private-sector payoff down the road.” She leaves Errinwright little choice but to co-operate when she tells him she is looking for no such payoff.
Avasarala cites Fred Johnson’s story about the adventures of Miller and Mao as conclusive proof that J.P. Mao was behind the Eros Incident. (Avasarala seems incorruptible at the moment. But remember that she actively endorsed torture at the beginning of Season One, so she’s not entirely on the side of the angels.)
Earth is getting a ship ready to head for Venus and find out if there is anything left of Eros. It is implied that even with a refit, the ship will not be able to get to the surface of Venus, but it will get close enough to make observations.
After Holden finds out that Johnson hijacked the missles, the two have this exchange:
JOHNSON:“We want the same things, you know. We’re on the same team.” HOLDEN:“That’s the thing with all of you. Earth, Mars, The Belt, The OPA, it’s all bullshit. There shouldn’t be any teams.” JOHNSON:“That’s a beautiful dream, son. And I hope I’m around to see it come true. But in this world that we live in, in order to survive, you have to pick a side.”
Sam Huntington as Solomon Epstein, the discoverer of the drive that bears his name, looking very pleased with his discovery. Huntington was werewolf nurse Josh Levison in the 2011 SyFy series BEING HUMAN .
Meanwhile, Martian Marines, led by Bobby Draper (Frankie Adams) have been sent to guard the agricultural station on Ganymede (which is a joint Earth/Mars operation). It is impossible to tell who attacks whom at Ganymede, but another Martian ship bites the dust in the battle. Among the Marines on the ground, Draper seems to be the only survivor. An unarmed drone scans the battlefield, locates the wounded Marine, and summons a strange looking humanoid creature who is apparently not wearing a space suit. The creature hauls Draper to safety. Are Ganymede’s attackers the same stealth ships that destroyed The Canterbury and The Donnager? Is Jules-Pierre Mao in league with extraterrestrials, or has he used the protomolecule to create people who can work unprotected in vacuum?
Bobbie Draper on Ganymede
Several flashbacks show us the accidental discovery of the Epstein Drive. (It was discovered by a Martian, and led to, among other things, Martian independence.) Are the flashbacks just an informative red herring? Or are they intended to suggest that whatever turned Eros into a spaceship and modified its population was the result of an accidental discovery made by one of Mao’s scientists at the research station on Phoebe?
Shawn Doyle and Anna Paquin on BELLEVUE (Mondays at 9pm on CBC)
Shawn Doyle (Errinwright) will star opposite Daniela Vlaskalic in the world premiere of Sean Dixon‘s play THE ORANGE DOT in Toronto. The play is about two city workers who are called to remove a large tree infested with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait. They talk, argue, and flirt as they pass the morning together armed with smartphones, a stethoscope, an ancient arrowhead, and a large dose of existential dread about what the world is coming to. The play is described as “…a blend of absurdity and realism that delves into the dynamics of power, the nature of partnerships and the modern human condition.” THE ORANGE DOT will run from 16 March to 1 April at Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto. Tickets are now on sale.
Athena Karkanis as Agent Khalida Massi in the 2008 series THE BORDER
Rhett Allain, Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, wrote an article for WIRED titled Let’s Do the Physics of Knocking an Asteroid Into the Sun. In it he discussed what would have happened had The Nauvoo actually crashed into Eros. He demonstrates rather conclusively that The Nauvoo could not have caused Eros to crash into the sun.
Athena Karkanis (Octavia Muss in seven Season One episodes) has joined the cast of ZOO, the CBS summer series based on the James Patterson novel about a violent, worldwide wave of animal attacks against humans. Karkanis will play Abigail, an operative who does not shy away from dangerous situations and has a surprising connection to the show’s protagonist, Jackson Oz. Season Three of ZOO will likely premiere at the end of June.