A new Terminator Salvation synopsis gives away some major hints, plus there are Leonard Nimoy Fringe pics. Plus there are five Lost clips. Also: Eric Kripke's Supernatural forecast, Heroes and Smallville. Hop the spoiler train!
Old Spock actually says the classic line, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend," to Young Kirk. And the line Nero says in the trailers, "James Kirk was a great man. But that was another life," is said to Kirk himself during a fight scene. [Newsarama]
Sam Worthington says his character, Marcus Wright, is the key to how Kyle Reese becomes Kyle Reese. You'll re-watch the original movie, and realize Kyle learned all that cool shit from Marcus. [UGO]
And here's an extended official synopsis of the movie:
The year is 2018.
Judgment Day has come and gone, leveling modern civilization. An army of Terminators roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, killing or collecting humans where they hide in the desolate cities and deserts. But small groups of survivors have organized into a Resistance, hiding in underground bunkers and striking when they can against an enemy force that vastly outnumbers them.
Controlling the Terminators is the artificial intelligence network Skynet, which became self-aware 14 years earlier and, in the blink of an eye, turned on its creators, unleashing nuclear annihilation on an unsuspecting world.
Only one man saw Judgment Day coming. One man, whose destiny has always been intertwined with the fate of human existence: John Connor (Christian Bale).
Now the world is on the brink of the future that Connor has been warned about all his life. But something totally new has shaken his belief that humanity stands a chance of winning this war: the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger from the past whose last memory is of being on death row before awakening in this strange, new world.
Connor must decide whether Marcus can be trusted. But as Skynet adapts new strategies to end the Resistance forever, Connor and Marcus must find common ground to take a stand against the onslaught-to infiltrate Skynet and meet the enemy head-on.
Also, John Connor worries he can't become the John Connor his mom always talked about, because there are many possible futures. And Kyle listens to John Connor's shortwave broadcasts, never realizing that John is searching for him. John's second in command, Barnes, watches the captive Marcus while John tries to figure out what to do with him. Kate Connor has become a doctor by studying books, and talking to as many survivors as possible, learning techniques to help her save lives. And she's standing ready to take over if anything happens to John.
And there's this explanation of Helena Bonham Carter's character:
The notion of second chances is what had driven Dr. Serena Kogen to find Marcus on death row. A scientist with the genetics division of Cyberdyne Systems, Serena is played by Helena Bonham Carter. "Helena plays a very proficient scientist who is working on the cutting edge of technology," says McG. "She's further motivated by the fact that she has terminal cancer. She truly believes her research could give people like her a second chance, but her research falls into the hands of Skynet, and the consequences of that are quite revolutionary for the machines. But she is indeed the one who enlists Marcus to donate his body for what she will only tell him is ‘research,' and hers is the last human face he sees before dying.
Wait, so is Daniel Faraday really dead? Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse make it sound like the answer is yes:
It was an incredibly painful thing to kill this beloved character," Cuse adds, "but we feel that's what this show has to do. His death is kind of the culminating event in the entire season. It really ends one chapter and commences the start of the final chapter of the entire series. Once we explained that to Jeremy, while he was personally saddened that his full-time status on Lost was coming to an end, he put the story above his own personal self.
But the words "full-time status" make it sound like maybe we haven't quite seen the last of Daniel. We can hope! [TV Guide Magazine]
After you see the game-changing finale, you'll wonder how they can even keep doing the show after this. [E! Online]
Here are five clips from tomorrow night's episode:
Apparently Zachary Quinto will be around next season, "in a very Fight Club way." (Which I interpret to mean, faux-Nathan will be seeing Sylar, but nobody else can see him.) Also, there will be more deaths next season but "a few of your favorite characters" may be resurrected in the process. Yes, I know. [E! Online]
In next week's season finale, the series throws a curveball in the form of a shocker about Peter's secret side project. Meanwhile, Peter needs to help Walter uncover a mystery that may involve the very beginning of the Pattern. And Olivia has been searching for William Bell to find out the answers about the experiments he may have done to her as a child, but suddenly she finds herself having to protect Bell from a familiar foe. The Observer plays a role in unraveling Walter's past, and someone takes a bullet. Plus here are more pics of Leonard Nimoy as William Bell! [Fringe Television and Fringe Television]
Will there be any kissing in the last two episodes? It depends what you mean by kissing, says Roberto Orci. [E! Online]
What happened to Castiel when he went missing last week? Misha Collins surmises:
[Castiel] was dragged up to heaven and he was tortured or very sternly rebuked in some way that, pardon the expression, put the fear of God back in him and now he's back to toeing the party line, which is how he started.
Also, Dean's "intervention" for Sam's demon-blood addiction drives a major wedge between the brothers, says Eric Kripke. "We'll deal with some of the repercussions of their split before the season's out. Just to torture our fans."
Dean and Bobby don't have a problem with killing Lilith and saving the world - they just don't like the massive quantities of demon blood Sam will have to ingest to get it done. They don't want to forfeit Sam's soul in the process. Sam and Dean split up: Sam and Ruby go on a run to kill Lilith, and Dean hangs out with the angels, trying to do the same thing. We'll also see Zachariah, Anna, and even the prophet Chuck. There's more than one major death in the finale. But Sam doesn't die. And the season will end with a major, major cliffhanger. [TV Guide Magazine]
Look for more DC Comics characters to stop by in season nine. But not Batman, because the studio is still putting the brakes on that kind of crossover. But if the studio ever changes its mind, the show will jump on that opening with both feet. [E! Online]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.