BATES MOTEL Scoop: Max Thieriot and Kenny Johnson Talk the Shocking Father-Son Reveal

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There was always something a little off and unexplained about the relationship of Norma (Vera Farmiga) and her eldest son, Dylan (Max Thieriot). She seemed so uncomfortable around him and like she could not bear the sight of him most days. So finding out that Dylan was likely the product of Norma’s brother Caleb (Kenny Johnson) forcing himself on her finally shed light on a very painful secret Norma has been hiding and running from for a very long time.

In a recent press conference call, stars Max Thieriot and Kenny Johnson talked about their complicated and damaged characters and the dark path that they seem to be caught up on as they get deeper and deeper into Norma and Norman’s lives. [Read more…]

DA VINCI’S DEMONS Preview: Season 2 Offers a Rip-Roaring Adventure From Florence to the Amazon

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In Season 2 of DA VINCI’S DEMONS, Leonardo Da Vinci’s (Tom Riley) quest for the Book of Leaves takes him from the hallowed halls of Florence to deep within in the Amazonian forest. Out of his comfort zone, Da Vinci really must rely on his wits and unexpected allies as his journey leads him to a land that is as unconquered as it is mysterious.

In Italy, in Season 1, Leonardo merely had to navigate the thorny politics and personal vendettas of the Roman Catholic Church and the Medicis. But his eternal quest to hunt down the elusive Book of Leaves and gain access to a fount of information that man should never have in his possession, shall in Season 2 take Leonardo half-way across the world and introduces him to the wilds of the untamed jungles of Peru, where native tribes will fight to the death to protect their gods and their treasures. In a race against Count Riaro (Black Ritson), who also wants to lay claim to the Book of Leaves, Leonardo may find himself entangled with Riario as both friend and foe as they both are intruders in the protected world of the Incas.

Then back in Florence, life for the Medicis is tenuous at best. Lorenzo de Medici (Eliot Cowan) is initially at death’s door and then later arrested for murder, leaving his family’s good name in tatters and his family forced into hiding. Similarly, Clarice Orsini (Lara Pulver), Lorenzo’s wife, is in a precarious position with her family at risk and Lorenzo unable to rise to her defense. But Clarice is a resourceful woman who will do anything to protect those she loves, no matter what the cost. Her children and family are her life and with one last stronghold to retreat, she will entrench and fight back with surprising ferocity. [Read more…]

ARROW Scoop: EP Marc Guggenheim Introduces Starling City to the Suicide Squad and Previews What’s Next in Oliver’s World

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Long-time comic fans are going to thrilled with this week’s episode of ARROW, which brings together the famed Suicide Squad. The newest member who is reluctant to join up is John Diggle (David Ramsey). With Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) hovering in the shadows of Starling City waiting to strike at everyone that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) loves, this is the worst time for Diggle to be recruited for a top secret government mission.

But destiny waits for no one, not even a superhero looking to protect his own family. Swept up into events bigger than he and Oliver, Diggle finds himself leading the Suicide Squad on a sensitive mission. The episode also features flashbacks which show exactly why Diggle does not want to be a military man anymore. But with Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) around, as well as wanting to do the right thing, Diggle begrudgingly jumps back into the world of espionage. [Read more…]

ARROW Previewpalooza: “Birds of Prey” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Wednesday March 26th episode of ARROW. Direct from The CW, “WHEN THE HUNTRESS MET THE CANARY — When Frank Bertinelli (guest star Jeffrey Nordling) is arrested, Oliver (Stephen Amell) knows it’s only a matter of time before his daughter, Helena, AKA The Huntress (guest star Jessica De Gouw), returns to town. To make matters worse, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is picked to try Frank’s case, putting her right in the path of Helena. Oliver tells Sara (Caity Lotz) he will handle his ex-girlfriend, but when Helena takes hostages at the courthouse, including Laurel, the Canary will stop at nothing to save her sister. When The Huntress and Canary meet, an epic battle begins. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) realizes he needs to keep Thea (Willa Holland) safe, but doesn’t like the way he is forced to go about it. John Behring directed the episode written by Mark Bemesderfer & A.C. Bradley” [Read more…]

BANSHEE Season 2 Finale Previewpalooza: “Bullets and Tears” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday March 14th second season finale of BANSHEE. Direct from Cinemax, “Proctor gets out of jail. With Juliet gone and Alex visiting the slaughter house in his absence, Rebecca’s allegiance is in question. Lucas and Carrie use memories of the past to fortify themselves for the battle with a merciless Rabbit.” [Read more…]

REVOLUTION: Elizabeth Mitchell and Mat Vairo Reflect on Tonight’s Electric Episode and Preview What’s Ahead!

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Last week’s episode of REVOLUTION ended with a whopper reveal, Aaron Pittman (Zak Orth) awoke to find himself in a world where power and electricity still exist. He awoke March 5th in 2014. It was as if the blackout and the subsequent 15 years of darkness had never occurred. So what exactly has happened? Was the blackout all a dream, or has Aaron found himself in a dream-world run by the nanites? And if so, how does he escape from it?

In a fun-filled, mind-bending episode REVOLUTION looks at the lives of who are heroes would be if the the blackout had not occurred. It is an interesting look at who everyone could be in a world where electricity still existed and those intervening 15 years of hell-on-Earth had never happened.

The following is an interview with co-star Mat Vairo and a clip from the press interview with Elizabeth Mitchell as they talk about the after-effects from last week’s episode of REVOLUTION: [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: Slade’s Trap Is Sprung and Oliver Queen’s Family Must Pay The Ultimate Price

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On the heels of last week’s shocking surprise, where Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) found Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) standing in the Queen Mansion living room, this week’s episode “The Promise” reawakens Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) memories of that fateful day after which nothing was ever the same again — the day that Slade found out about Oliver’s choice to save Sara (Caity Lotz) over Shado (Celina Jade) on the island.

So what exactly happened on Ivo’s boat? Did Oliver and Sara rescue the other prisoners? Was the mirraku serum all destroyed? How did Slade find out the truth about Shado’s death? And did they all make it off that boat? That tale is finally told and it does not go exactly as planned, as heroes and villains take on different roles when faced with greater fears and greater motivation. There is also an unexpected visit from a familiar friend that also does not go as expected.

Back at the Queen Mansion, with Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) and possibly Thea’s (Willa Holland) lives on the line, Oliver must find a way to save them before Slade’s angry wrath is unleashed upon them all. But who can stop Slade whose mind has been warped and festering in a mirraku-infested haze for 5 years? Alone and unable to leave for one second with Slade in the house, Oliver must stand his ground to protect his family — weaponless and without the protection of his anonymous hood. It is a rare day that Oliver finds himself so defenseless and utterly naked before such a threat. Can Slade be reasoned with? Will anything less than total annihilation of the Queens satisfy his blood-lust?

Who amongst Oliver’s team will be the first to realize the danger that Oliver is trapped in? Will it be Diggle, Roy, Sarah or Felicity to the rescue, or will they be oblivious of the threat ’til the dire end? [Read more…]

BATES MOTEL Scoop: Season 2 Returns With Murder, Romance and Threats from All Sides (feat. interviews with Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Michael Vartan, Nestor Carbonell and More!)

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When we last visited BATES MOTEL at the end of Season 1, it ended with the brutal murder of Ms. Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy). Season 2 picks up right afterwards as Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) find out about her death, and their subsequent fears about who may ultimately be responsible. Norma has that uneasy feeling that her son may somehow be involved and yet wants to believe him incapable of that kind of violence – again. It was one thing for Norman to have killed his own father in a fugue state, but what could have compelled Norman to kill one of his favorite teachers? It seems unfathomable.

Fortunately, as the mystery surrounding Ms. Watson’s death unfolds, more than one suspect emerges when it is discovered that Ms. Watson had a private life that may have exposed her to greater danger than one would think for a mere high school teacher.

Then in Dylan’s (Max Thieriot) seemingly unconnected world of the underground marijuana industry in White Pine Bay, there is a power shift afoot that makes things a lot more uncertain and risky for him as well. Two new vying power brokers make a play for control of the weed industry and Dylan seems caught-up in the crosshairs.

As if murder, rampant crime and a rising drug industry were not enough to preoccupy the entire Bates family, a few other surprises arrive on their doorstep. There are new love interests for everyone. In fact, love is in the air.

Season 2 maybe about the heightened danger swirling all around, but it also about the need for human connection and the craving to be a part of a family. While people seem to sense that something is not entirely right with Norma and Norman, they cannot help but be drawn into their world; for there is an innate seductiveness about them that draws them in. For example, Emma and Sheriff Romero know all to well that it is wiser to keep the Bates at arms’ length, but the illusion of normalcy and love that Norma and Norman exude brings them closer. Like leaning in to feel the heat of a flame – it feels warm and inviting, until you get to close and get burned. Even Dylan seems in denial about the oddity of his own family.

So caught up in the Bates’ irresistible lure for Season 2 are newcomers: Caleb Calhoun (Norma’s estranged brother, portrayed by Kenny Johnson), George Heldens (Norma’s new love interest, portrayed by Michael Vartan), Cody Brennan (Norman’s new wild-child friend, portrayed by Paloma Kwiatowski), and Jodi Wilson (a business woman with an agenda, portrayed by Kathleen Robertson).

At last week’s premiere event, the cast took a few minutes to preview what Season 2 holds for their characters: [Read more…]