Well, guess what? I was wrong when I said last week’s rumours were pie in the sky: Marc Singer, who starred in the original V, is joining the cast. He plays a member of a secret organization keeping tabs on the aliens. He is only scheduled for one episode, but would return if the series is picked up for a third season.
I watched the latest promo of the show and it has Erica holding her son and crying. Is he dead? Probably just a nightmare. Bah! Some promo pictures of Morena Baccarin have also surfaced.
Elizabeth Mitchell, speaking in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, said she sympathized with critics’ feelings: watching people sitting around not doing stuff is not fun. Morena said, “we really hit our stride in the last few episodes and while season two picks up right where we left off, we’re going 150 miles an hour faster now.”
Unfortunately, it seems Tyler still has a “big” role in V and is important to the aliens’ evil plan.
What can I say? I look forward to some things, but can’t fully trust this show yet. We shall see what happens when it returns.
Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
Most of these spoilers come from last week, as it’s been dead this week for the most part – due to post-turkey coma among the promoters of the show, probably.
As you all know, “Exile on Main Street” repeated last week. It got 1.43 million viewers. Not bad for a repeat. There are first-run shows on the CW that get less audience.
Amazon put up a new entry for an upcoming Supernatural novel, One Year Gone, by Rebecca Dessertine (writing solo now) and coming out May 10, 2011: “Dean believes that Sam is in Hell so he is trying to keep his promise to his brother and live a normal live with Lisa and Ben. When he realizes that a spell in the Necronomicon could raise Lucifer and therefore Sam, he convinces his new family to travel with him on vacation to Salem. Meanwhile, Sam is not as far away as Dean thinks and is determined to protect his brother from the Salem witches….” On the one hand, hey, Lovecraft and Salem witches! What’s not to like? On the other hand, since when did Dean turn into a helpless victim who needs to be saved by Douchebag Hero Sammy? Plus, that last sentence is no longer exactly canon, since Soulless Sam has made it abundantly clear these past few episodes that he does not give a rat’s ass about his brother, or his brother’s safety. So, I’m guessing this novel will end up either wildly outside of canon or the Sam end of the plot will end up greatly changed.
We got a new sneak peek from 6.10 on Space, in which Meg gives Dean a lapdance while threatening to cut his throat and Sam smugly goes all Lie to Me and claims that Meg is running scared and won’t kill Dean because she needs him and is on the run from Crowley. I don’t really understand the reason for having two clips on the Douchebag Sammy theme. Are they hiding something involving Dean and the rest of the SPNverse or are they just hinting that the bulk of “Caged Heat” will involve worshiping at the throne of Douchebag Sammy? It’s hard to say, but with all the players involved in the episode (Grandpa Shady, Crowley, Meg, and Castiel are all in it) and Mark Sheppard recently getting a gig across the pond with Doctor Who, I’m guessing (well, hoping) that there’s at least one major twist hidden under it all and that we will finally break out of this three-episode-and-counting rut of Sam-navel-gazing and get back to far more interesting things…like, oh, pretty much anything that does not involve the state, location or retrieval of Sam’s soul, a subject at this point about which I care not a jot.
Cast member sketches for various guest and recurring characters are up for the Supernatural anime series. The headscratchingly-bad renditions of Missouri and Bobby in particular have excited much snark on ONTD. And John (Is that John?) looks like a shrimp boat captain. Oy to the vey. And there’s a new wallpaper that appears to give Sam a bustle, or at least an enormous-looking ass.
Finally, SpoilerTV is doing a giveaway of Supernatural and Firefly stuff.
I am working on the Supernatural review of “Clap Your Hands If You Believe”. Was just delayed a bit by NaNoWriMo and getting a novel ready to go out for publication here at Innsmouth Free Press.