The Spirit: Here's the Spirit with one of his cats. It's like Friday superhero cat-blogging. [Movieweb]
Repo! The Genetic Opera: A new review explains a bit more of what this crazay musical is all about. This guy named Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino) has cornered the market on surgery. He's obsessed with beauty and bitter, and he's a former lover of the heroine's dead mother. Largo decides to stage an unprecedented event: The Genetic Opera. Largo has three kids, a hothead (Bill Moseley), a "skin-stealing freak" (Ogre from Skinny Puppy), and a drug-addict (Paris Hilton) who wants to sing at the Opera. [E! Online] Dollhouse: Some casting script pages from episode seven, "Echoes," have turned up. In a flashback, we meet Leo, a goofy guy whose girlfriend Caroline knits him a penis costume, in case his penis wants to go incognito. They're waiting for some mysterious guy to call — and then he does. They clasp hands as Caroline answers the phone. In another flashback, Caroline is telling Leo, plus their friends Penny and Trevor, about some research in 1941, when the Rossum Corp. got $17 million, which mysteriously vanished. But it turns out the Corporation was building mysterious lead tunnels underneath the college, leading to the Rossum Building. Leo warns Caroline that this could be dangerous, but she says Rossum is exploiting animals in its research, and they can't back out. Leo says he's not backing out. In the present day, a high-up guy in the Rossum Corp. tells Adelle at the Dollhouse about a worker named Owen, who's working on an experimental Alzheimer's drug and may be stealing samples for himself. The drug improves synapse function, but Owen may have been selling it as a party drug on the college campus. And now Owen has killed himself under the drug's influence. The Rossum suits want a "doll" to help clean up this mess before the company's reputation is damaged. And it sounds as though the "dolls"' activities are funding some ongoing research at the company that supports the Dollhouse. Echo goes to the makeshift memorial on campus for Owen. She meets a smart, strong-willed student named Sam, and asks him why Owen killed himself. Sam asks if she's a reporter, and Echo says no, she's a dominatrix. "I left a client. I never leave a client." She saw Owen's picture in the paper and couldn't help herself, she had to come there. Echo says she has to help "him" but she doesn't know who "he" is — maybe it's Sam. But Sam already had his spanking today. Echo insists that Sam is in pain and she can help. Sam is angry because last night Sam's girlfriend tore into her own eyeballs, leaving herself blind and a semi-vegetable, thanks to a mysterious drug called "Blue." She wasn't the type to do drugs like that. "I see a lot of people who aren't 'the type.' For all sorts of things," Echo says. Turns out Owen worked at the Rossum lab, and maybe he was making the drug that messed up Sam's girlfriend. Owen had a secret stash of the drug, and Sam wants to find it before anyone else gets hurt. But it turns out Sam is the bad guy — he and Owen were in cahoots to sell the nasty drug. Sam gets Echo and her fellow "Doll," Victor, tied up and doses them with Blue, so their brains go crazy. Turns out Owen died because he ODed on his own product, but he didn't tell Sam where to get more — so Sam used Echo to get to Owen's stash. (And it seems as though maybe Echo gets a bit of self-awareness from being dosed with that drug.) [SpoilerTV] Doctor Who: Did David Morrissey just give away the big plot twist of the Christmas special episode? He plays the "other Doctor" in the Victorian Cybermen romp, and he told WhatsOnStage, "I play a character called The Doctor – a man who believes himself to be a Time Lord." He also hints that he'd be happy to take over from David Tennant. [WhatsOnStage, thanks Christopher!] Heroes: Here's the press release for episode 11, "The Eclipse, Part 2", including some hints as to what Seth Green is up to:
THE HEROES CONTINUE TO DISCOVER THEIR TRUE ABILITIES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE ECLIPSE – GEORGE TAKEI, SETH GREEN, BRECKIN MEYER, KRISTEN BELL, BREA GRANT, JAMIE HECTOR AND BLAKE SHIELDS GUEST STAR – The eclipse continues to impact the Heroes’ abilities as Elle (Kristen Bell) and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) face off against a vengeful H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) while Claire (Hayden Panettiere) struggles to survive. In Haiti, Peter and Nathan (Milo Ventimiglia and Adrian Pasdar) join forces with the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis) to battle the Haitian’s brother, Baron Samedi (guest star Demetrius Grosse), and Nathan comes to a shocking decision. In the meantime, Ando (James Kyson Lee), Sam (guest star Seth Green) and Frack (guest star Breckin Meyer) work hard to get Hiro’s (Masi Oka) memory back with the help of the “9th Wonders” comic books at a local comic bookstore.Baron Samedi? Really??? [Heroes Spoilers] And speaking of comic book dorks, apparently Justin Baldoni (Everwood) is going to be in at least a couple of episodes of the "Fugitives" arc playing a guy who works in a comic book store. (See the logo on his shirt.) And I'm going out on a limb and saying his character has a romance with Claire, which could be a nice change from West. More pics at the link. [The ODI]
Smallville: How will the Lois-Clark relationship evolve this season? Erica Durance speaks! [The CW Source]
Life On Mars: Now that the time-traveling cop show's done hippies, gays and gangsters, what's left from the 1970s? The Weather Underground, natch. Some casting calls for episode nine, "Revenge Of Broken Jaw," have popped up. We meet Patricia Olsen, a Columbia University political science professor and founding member of the radical group the Weathermen, plus her husband Richard, a doctor who'll do anything to stay married to her. And their well-behaved daughter, Laura. The cops mistake a younger male student for "Pat" Olsen at some point. And we meet a charismatic member of the Weathermen, Rodney Slaven. Meanwhile, there's an explosion at a cop bar (called Glennisters, ha) and an old friend of Gene Hunt is killed. Sam has to break the news to the cop's son, a wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran named Danny Krasner. Also, a detective named Rooney finds himself "sweating bullets" in his car, worried it's going to explode. Also, Sam has to go see an NYPD psychologist, Alex Harvey, PhD, who evaluates him in his book- and paper-strewn office. [SpoilerTV] Chuck: Here's the official description of the Nov. 24 episode, "Chuck Vs. The Gravitron." We reviewed some script pages from this episode ages ago, but I'm too lazy to find the link.
BETRAY ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME—JORDANA BREWSTER GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are shocked to discover that Chuck’s girlfriend Jill (guest star Jordana Brewster) is a Fulcrum agent in search of the Intersect. In the wake of his disbelief, Chuck is asked to use his relationship with Jill to get to an agent called Leader. He willingly agrees to bring down the woman who betrayed him twice. Meanwhile, Captain Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) parents are coming for Thanksgiving and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) is determined to have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. To make sure everything goes smoothly, she tells Morgan (Joshua Gomez) that he cannot come to dinner this year. Without any holiday plans to fall back on, Morgan is recruited by Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) to stand guard at the Buy More with Lester (Vik Sahay) and Jeff (Scott Krinsky).[SpoilerTV] Supernatural: Episode nine and ten of this season are a two-parter, and in episode nine, "I Know What You Did Last Summer," we see flashbacks to Sam's time on his own, starting 24 hours after Dean was dragged to Hell. And we'll see that Sam and Ruby hung out while Dean was dead. Meanwhile, the angels Castiel and Uriel will continue to mess with Dean every way possible. [Zap2It]