SUPERNATURAL Photos: Winchesters vs. Vampires

Vampires have been a staple on SUPERNATURAL since the end of the first season when the Winchester boys (including John) first came up against them. Since then Sam and Dean have had run-ins with vamps many times — and Dean even became one for a short period of time.

Next week we’re going to see the brothers go up against vampires once again. In “The Raid”, Mary and the British Men of Letters are on a hunt to take out an entire nest of vampires. Unfortunately, the appearance of the Alpha Vampire (once again played by Rick Worthy according to the preview below) means the tables are turned on the Winchester matriarch and her band of British friends. At the same time, the British Men of Letters are doing their very best to recruit the Winchester boys thanks to Mary’s confession that she’s been working with them. In fact, Mr. Ketch is allowed into the bunker for a meeting with Dean. But are the boys prepared to help the interlopers from across the “pond” after their protests at the end of the last episode?

Browse through photos above from the March 2 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Sneak Peek: Almost Gone

It’s Been a Hell of a Ride (the name of tonight’s episode) for the cast and crew of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES over the past 8 years. There have been hookups and breakups. Marriages and divorces. They have welcomed babies and mourned the loss of one of their own. They have soared to new heights and plunged into sadness.

And that is in real life.

Perhaps the emotional roller coaster ridden by the young cast was instrumental in their acting development, allowing the actors to grow and to take us along for a great 8-year journey.

Now, older and more experienced, both Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) have directed first-class episodes, and the series has grown into so much more than a “high school show.” The cast and crew has overcome the fantastic premise and has created a world in which vampires and werewolves seem perfectly normal.

Tonight, with 3 episodes left before the series concludes on March 10, Stefan and Damon will “brother-up” one more time to take on their most ambitious project yet. They are going to kill the devil.

Before they can go all “Winchester” on the Prince of Darkness, the Salvatores have a few things to address.

Kai (Chris Wood) has snatched Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) coffin and hidden her away from Damon.

The evil Gemini twin also may have the answer to Alaric’s (Matthew Davis) and Caroline’s (Candice King) problem children… how to deal with their daughters’ burgeoning magical powers.

However, child-rearing advice from Kai could yield twin monster-tykes, and he never is very forthcoming in his dealings with others. Freeing Kai from a cage… or another world… or Hell… is always a risk.

And Kai’s continual need to win makes him a compulsive liar who cannot be trusted.

Stefan, is riddled with guilt about his vampire exploits. He killed Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and ruined Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) life. He took Elena from Matt (Zach Roerig) and her possibility of a normal future. He remembers every innocent he killed or turned when he was a vampire, and his ripper exploits haunt him.

Unsure if he and Caroline should continue their relationship now that he is human, Stefan dons his best “brooding-yet-heroic hair” and considers leaving her for her own good.

But, there is Damon, standing in the way of his exit. Damon, who has been there his entire life, asking him for help… to join forces to defeat Cade (guest star Wolé Parks) and retrieve Elena’s casket.

What is a human-turned-vampire-turned-human to do?

Tonight’s episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, “It’s Been a Hell of a Ride,” was written by Brett Matthews & Shukree Hassan Tilghman and directed by Pascal Verschooris.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs tonight a 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERNATURAL Recap: An Awkward Family Reunion

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We begin this week’s SUPERNATURAL in Massachusetts, with the mysterious death of a woman.

Back at the bunker, the Winchesters recap that Kelly Kline is still in the wind, so Sam suggests they investigate a case (involving the death of a teacher at a museum). Was a witch to blame? Dean suggests they call up Mary for some help. But she’s busy using some newfangled technology to kill monsters, courtesy of her new BFFs, the British Men of Letters. And when Dean calls, she declares herself “too tired” to help the boys.

Meanwhile, Crowley has Lucifer (in Nick’s old meat suit) locked up and we learn how Crowley captured Lucifer after the others thought they had sent him back to Hell for good. He also explains that they found poor old Nick years before so that Lucifer could continue to inhabit his old meat suit (and Mark Pellegrino could continue to play the role).

As the brothers head out to investigate the case they find more victims online and Dean seems suspicious about Mary’s excuse. The boys also soon realize that the case is connected to the Star, the ship Gavin (Crowley’s son) was supposed to die on.

Back in Hell, Lucifer and Crowley are having a chat about Kelly and Lucifer insists that his baby is still alive (which Crowley didn’t know). When called, Crowley refuses to help the brothers find Gavin and expresses anger that they let Lucifer’s baby live.

The boys turn to Rowena instead for help and they soon greet Gavin at a bus station. They introduce Gavin to his grandmother, Rowena, and she seems genuinely pleased to meet him. They head to the museum and Gavin recognizes a locket that he was going to give to his girlfriend, Fiona, before they were going to board the ship. Sam and Dean quickly conclude that the killer ghost must be Fiona, but the locket is missing from the exhibit. They try to track it down and discover that the ghost gave it to someone at a nearby all-girl’s boarding school.

All manner of ghostly things start happening at the school and two teachers are attacked. The Winchesters rush in — all hero-like — and save the day, at least momentarily. They’re joined by Gavin and Rowena and Gavin tries to talk to Fiona’s spirit (assuming it’s her). The ghost reveals herself and it is, indeed, Fiona. The pair discuss the night Gavin disappeared and she reveals how she became an angry spirit.

The Winchesters’ only solution is to send Gavin back in time so he can protect Fiona, prevent her from becoming an angry spirit, and die. Rowena is initially unhappy about this plan, but Gavin is fine with it. Crowley, however, pops by to say this is never going to happen. But Gavin is insistent and he had called Crowley to say goodbye. “He’s not like us, he believes in things. Let him do what he believes is right,” Rowena tells Crowley, just before she freezes Crowley so he can’t stop Gavin from leaving. Back at the bunker the boys prepare the spell to reunite Gavin and Fiona and soon Gavin is gone.

Throughout the episode we also see that angels are tracking Kelly and looking to kill her, but she’s got some help from one demon in particular: Dagon (a.k.a. Ramiel’s sister). After saving Kelly from the angels, Dagon takes a moment to educate her on the politics of Heaven and Hell and explains why the angels want her dead.

Elsewhere, Mary is hanging out with Mr. Ketch, who continues to be interested in the Winchester boys. But he tells her to “disengage from them a bit”. He tells her she’s weaker when she speaks to them, but when she’s hunting she’s strong.

As the boys realize that their plan worked, Mary stops by with burgers and beer and she makes a startling confession: she’s been working with the British Men of Letters. But Sam and Dean refuse her suggestion to work with the BMOL, so she begs them to hear her out.

Crowley confronts Rowena at the end of the episode, saying that what Rowena did wasn’t right because he believes she did it out of spite. Rowena insists that Gavin was a lovely boy and she cared for him in her own way, but the whole thing was really payback for Crowley making her kill Oskar to remove the Mark of Cain.

Throughout a montage we see Mary trying to convince her boys, Crowley brooding, Kelly accompanying Dagon to parts unknown, and Lucifer whispering for Dagon. Will Kelly’s baby daddy be reunited with her soon enough?

The next new episode of SUPERNATURAL will air on March 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Watch a preview below.

The CW Teasers: THE ORIGINALS Returns, Barry Turns to the Speed Force on THE FLASH and More

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What’s coming to The CW the week of March 13? Several shows are on hiatus (including SUPERNATURAL, RIVERDALE, JANE THE VIRGIN and more), but there’s a few shows airing new episodes. In addition, THE ORIGINALS is returning for an all new season.

Tuesday, March 14

THE FLASH 3.16 “Into the Speed Force”: Desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, Barry (Grant Gustin) turns to the speed force for answers. H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) gives Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) some advice. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Brooke Roberts & Judalina Neira (#316).

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 2.14 “Moonshot”: When the Legends track Commander Steel (guest star Matthew MacCaull) to NASA Headquarters in 1970, they learn where Nate’s (Nick Zano) grandfather hid the last fragment of the Spear of Destiny. The team notices a time aberration during the Apollo 13 mission and believes that the Legion of Doom might be involved. As the Legends journey into space to intercept Apollo 13, the Waverider suffers massive internal damage and Ray’s (Brandon Routh) life is left in jeopardy when he is stranded on the moon. Meanwhile, tension grows between Rip (Arthur Darvill) and Sara (Caity Lotz) as to who is the leader of the team. Victor Garber, Franz Drameh, Maisie Richarson-Sellers and Dominic Purcell also star. Kevin Mock directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree.

Wednesday, March 15

ARROW 5.16 “Checkmate”: Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) until she does a favor for them. Ken Shane directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff.

THE 100 4.06 “We Will Rise”: Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Roan (Zach McGowan) must work together in hostile territory in order to deliver an invaluable asset to Abby (Paige Turco) and her team. Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick also star. Dean White directed the episode written by Charmaine DeGrate (#406).

Friday, March 17

THE ORIGINALS 4.01 “Gather Up the Killers”: On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) defeat, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, leading him to seek counsel from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) closes in on the cure that will allow her to revive Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and the slumbering Mikaelsons, she faces a final task that will force her to make a ruthless decision. Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel also star. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.

REIGN 4.05 “Highland Games”: In order to get Mary (Adelaide Kane) to agree to a marriage, Lord Darnley (Will Kemp) must demonstrate his loyalty when she voices her concerns about his true intentions. Catherine (Megan Follows) and Narcisse (Craig Parker) work to repair King Charles’ (Spencer MacPherson) reputation after rumors spread about his strange behavior and threaten the throne. Rachel Skarsten, Rose Williams, Ben Geurens, Dan Jeannotte, Jonathan Goad and Celina Sinden star. Michael McGowan directed the episode written by Robert D. Doty.

ARROW Sneak Peek: The Gang Of Three

Today is Washington’s birthday, and I cannot tell a lie…Last week’s ARROW was an incredible sounding television show! More effective than a Covey seminar, more nuanced than a Joseph Conrad novel, the artistry of the post production sound team was both profound and elegant.

Supervising Sound Editor, Michael E. Lawshé, Rerecording Mixers Dan Hiland and Gary D. Rogers, Dialogue Editor, Jessica Goodwin, and Sound Effects Editor, Robert Ramirez, delivered a spectacular ARROW last week.

Film students, take note. Along with SUPERNATURAL, this is how television and film should sound. If you did not see either show last week, find them online and enjoy!

Powers-that-be… please submit these folks for Emmys and buy the advertising to ensure that great work gets rewarded.

Also, worth noting when extolling the treasures of ARROW and SUPERNATURAL, a brunette young Mary Winchester, guest star Amy Gumenick, returns to Star City tonight looking for that dish that is best served cold… revenge.

Tonight, Gumenick who returns as Cupid, is part of a 3-pack of crazy-yet-charming-yet-homicidal ladies who break out of Iron Heights and head out to SC for a bit of payback. Also in the dastardly trio are China White (guest star Kelly Hu) and Liza Warner (guest star Rutina Wesley). Definitely time for Team Arrow to suit up.

When Green Arrow tries to corral the new girl gang, the ACU intervenes. But not to arrest the threesome. Law enforcement wants to arrest GA for murdering Detective Malone.

Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) continues to battle his demons and feels responsible for the prison break. It seems as though Warner heard about him working with Damien Darhk. So much for Lance’s hard work getting her to follow the straight-and-narrow.

ARROW also stars David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum and Josh Segarra. Guest stars on tonight’s episode, “The Sin-Eater,” include Corina Akeson, Lexa Doig, Hesham Hammoud, Juliana Harkavy, Adrian Holmes, David Lloyd, David Meunier, David Nykl, Carly Pope, Dimitri Tsoy and Carlo Yu.

“The Sin-Eater” was written by Barbara Bloom & Jenny Lynn and was directed by Mary Lambert.

ARROW airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW in the U.S. and CTV Two in Canada.

SUPERNATURAL Sneak Peek: Is Dean Getting Suspicious of Mary?

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There’s a lot of complicated family relationships happening in this week’s SUPERNATURAL.

First, Crowley’s family is going to be complete when his son — Gavin — reappears. Gavin, of course, was brought into the present by Crowley and has remained here ever since, which meant he didn’t die in the past as intended. This week, Sam and Dean investigate a case related to the Star, the very ship Gavin was originally supposed to die on. Once they discover that they ask Rowena to help locate her grandson so they can get some information from him.

Related: See photos of Gavin meeting Rowena from this week’s SUPERNATURAL

Meanwhile, at the beginning of the episode we find the boys heading to their case before they’re really aware of Gavin. They’re discussing the fact that Mary has passed on helping them with this case because she was “too tired”. Sam seems to buy the excuse — after all, hunting is a tiring profession. But Dean seems suspicious that his mother is hiding something from them. Of course, we know the fact that she’s working with the British Men of Letters is the exact thing she’s hiding, but her boys don’t know about that yet. How long before they find out? And will they consider it a betrayal?

A new episode of SUPERNATURAL airs on Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE 100 Sneak Peek: Raven and John Fight for Survival

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Everyone has secrets, and that’s even more true on THE 100. In Arkadia, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) have secretly made a list of the 100 people they’ve chosen to survive the nuclear fallout, while the rest of the camp continues working towards a solution — unaware of their fate. Elsewhere in Polis, everyone except Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Indra (Adina Porter) now believe the Flame has been destroyed (rather than it was stolen), leaving King Roan (Zach McGowan) with a precariously weak hold on the throne.

And it’s all only get to worse before it gets better. But thankfully in this week’s episode, titled “A Lie Guarded,” there is some hope. As struggles with leadership and trust turn to violence in Arkadia and Polis, Abby (Paige Turco) leads a team to Becca’s island looking for answers. Raven (Lindsey Morgan), John (Richard Harmon), Emori (Luisa D’Oliveira), Nathan (Jarod Joseph) and Luna (Nadia Hilker) join her to see if Nightblood can help everyone weather the coming storm.

Meanwhile, Octavia’s decision to let Indra’s daughter, Gaia, take the Flame will have serious repercussions. King Rowan believes he’s been betrayed and that Skaikru are planning to replace him with a true Commander. As a result, Octavia will find herself going up against Echo (Tasya Teles), sending her further down a dark path.

Check out some sneak peeks from the new episode below. THE 100 airs tonight (February 22) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERGIRL Sneak Peek: Not THAT 5th Dimension

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There are many types of tricksters.

Richard Speight, Jr. played a great trickster on SUPERNATURAL (and did a fabulous job directing last week’s SPN episode).

Bugs Bunny is said to be based, in part, on a charming trickster character because he is clever, mischievous and can weasel his way into forgiveness with a smiling “I’ve been a bad, bad boy.” All charm. No remorse.

DC introduced a trickster into Superman’s world back in WWII named Mr. Mxyzptlk. Mxy was a troublemaker from the 5th dimension who plagued Supe with his magical ways, because even the Man of Steel could not fight against magic.

The only way to send Mr. Mxyzptlk home was to get him to say his name backward. (It was no mean trick to say it forward, either.)

Mxy pulled practical jokes and tormented Superman in weird, often childish, ways. He was the DC-verse version of a schoolhouse bully, except he picked on the quarterback instead of the geeks.

Tonight, on SUPERGIRL, Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot) reveals why he showed up at the end of last week’s episode to interrupt a potentially steamy kiss between Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood). Seems the Mx-ster has fallen in love from afar and has traveled to Earth to claim the blonde one’s affections.

Kara tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless, but Mxy misinterprets her actions and decides to wreak havoc on National City.

Mon-El has seen beings like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be, especially to someone who could be considered a romantic rival.

Even worse, Mon-El and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, further straining their relationship.

Is Mon-El simply showing concern or is he insanely jealous of the interdimensional charmer, who is played to the hilt by Gadiot (ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND).

Does Mxy consider Mon-El a rival, and is that why the Daxamite is at the DEO dressed only in his skivvies?

Elsewhere on the love front, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) meets a new “hot warrior chick” alien who is in the Valentine’s mood.

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone most places, but love is in the National City air tonight.

SUPERGIRL also stars Mehcad Brooks and David Harewood. Guest stars Andrea Brooks, Robert Zen Humpage and Barry Nerling return. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode, which was written by Jessica Queller & Sterling Gates.

SUPERGIRL airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Sneak Peek: You’re My Hero!! Really??

I just got used to seeing the evil Kai (Chris Wood) from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES struggling to become a good guy as SUPERGIRL’s Mon-El. Granted, it was not always easy as he plays a bad guy so frighteningly well. Just a couple of weeks ago, Supergirl was teaching him to change in an episode titled “We Can Be Heroes.”

Has that notion permeated its way through the TV universe and resurrected the late, lamented Kai and brought him back as a hero? Perhaps, but Kai has never been very trustworthy.

Wood, whose name was not in the press release for this week’s episode, “The Lies Will Catch Up to You,” referred to only as “an old enemy,” is the driving force in the photos and clips, I am guessing that his resurrection is one of the many returns in effect that marks the conclusion of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 8-year run, including Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, David Anders as John Gilbert and Kayla Ewell as Vicky Donovan.

As the Mystic Fallers enter their 4 final episodes tonight, one can surmise that Kai’s return has something to do with reversing Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) sleeping curse. After all, he was the baddie who hexed her into the sleeping beauty state and tied her resurrection to Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) death.

Damon (Ian Somerhalder), none too happy about having to lose his BFF to get his long-lost-love back, no doubt has “alt plans” for the evil Gemini twin. When Kai returns from Hell, facilitated by Matt’s (Zach Roerig) ringing Hells’ Bell, Alaric (Matt Davis) is ready to send him right back. After all, Kai did kill his own twin sister at her and Alaric’s wedding.

While Alaric would be happy to return Kai to Cade (guest star Wolé Parks), Kai proposes an “alt solution.” The possibility of bringing Elena back to life without Bonnie dying is one that Damon embraces. Kai, wanting to stay on Earth and avoid the cellar, makes a deal with Damon, but can he be trusted?

As Alaric and Damon continue their plan to destroy Cade, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is held captive by a surprising acquaintance. Forced to confront a dark secret from his past, Caroline (Candice King) and Matt try to keep Stefan’s violent history from destroying him.

Cade, not to be outdone by some mere vampires, focuses his attention on Bonnie and digs deep into her mind.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES also stars Michael Malarkey (credit only). Guest stars include Kenny Barr, John D. Hickman, Maurice Johnson. Brent McGee, Lily Rose Mumford, Tierney Mumford and Michael David Yuhl. Tony Solomons directed the episode, which was written by Neil Reynolds.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs tonight (February 17) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERNATURAL Photos: Crowley’s Complicated Family

Gavin MacLeod (a.k.a. Crowley’s son) has appeared twice on SUPERNATURAL. The first time we met him was back in the season 6 episode “Weekend at Bobby’s”, when he told Bobby and the Winchester brothers the location of Crowley’s bones, thus giving the men an advantage over the self-proclaimed King of Hell. We saw him again in the season 9 episode “King of the Damned”, when Abaddon brought him into the future to use as a pawn against Crowley. After Crowley refused to send his son back into the past to die, Gavin remained in the present.

In an upcoming episode of SUPERNATURAL it looks like Gavin will resurface. The Winchester brothers will investigate a murder at a museum and they learn that a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. In fact, this specific ship — “The Star” — was the ship that Gavin was originally supposed to die on. Armed with this information, Sam and Dean ask Rowena to track down Gavin.

Elsewhere in the episode, Kelly Kline is still pregnant with Lucifer’s child. When an angel attempts to kill her, she takes refuge with a demon.

Browse through photos above for the February 23 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.