More Clues to David Tennant's Departure, a New Monster for the Host 2, and Lost's Holdout Castaway Revealed

New hints about Doctor Who tie into the Tenth Doctor's demise. Behold concept art showing one of The Host 2's monsters, and tons of set reports for Lost, including the holdout cast member. Plus, The Hobbit, Supernatural, and True Blood.


Doctor Who

Digital Spy has a ton of teasers from "The Waters of Mars." The first line of the episode is, "Hello mum. Susie says hello!" which apparently holds great significance. The exact date the Doctor lands on Mars is November 21, 2059. Captain Adelaide Brooke is the head of Bowie Base One, the first human colony on Mars, and the Doctor recognizes her as the pioneer of humanity's colonization of space. He calls her, "The woman with starlight in her soul."

This episode will show a lot of behavior from the Doctor that we haven't seen before. For one thing, as soon as the Doctor arrives, he realizes he needs to leave. He tells the folks at the base, "Whatever has started here, I can't see it to the end. I can't." But before he has a chance to leave the water plague starts. We get some references to two stories from season four and the recent Easter special. There's also a flashback that hasn't been previously mentioned. There's also the quote: "It's taken me all these years to realise *** **** ** **** *** **** - and they **** **** **."

Additionally, an Ood makes an appearance (and it's significant that it's an appearance), and it's also significant that the human body is 60% water. And, at the end of the episode, the Doctor says something incredibly shocking, both in its content and in the way he says it. Apparently, the Doctor's odd behavior will tie into David Tennant's eventual departure. [Digital Spy]

True Blood

Want to see Lafayette's vamp blood-fueled sex dreams about Eric? Actor Nelsan Ellis says we might get a scene or two in the new season. [Den of Geek]

The Host 2

We get another piece of monstrous concept art from The Host sequel. We'll also be seeing a video game tie-in, a first person shooter featuring mutant humanoids with superhuman abilities. [ShockTillYouDrop]

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The Hobbit

Ian McKellan has read the script. He can't spill much about the content, but he does say that Guillermo del Toro's directing style is eerily similar to Peter Jackson's:

They were separated at birth. They're twins. They have the same attitude. Neither likes working in Hollywood. They're both fascinated by fantasy and violence on the screen, and gore, and things that frighten you. They like going into the psyche. They're both brilliant storytellers in very much the same way. And I think the script, because I have read it, plays very much to Guillermo's strengths, as I've seen them. I have seen his other movies, and people act very well in them. So I think it's all fine. And Peter will always be there.

[SCI FI Wire]

New Moon

We meet some more violent vampires in a featurette, introducing the Volturi. [via Cinema Blend]


Lost

Zuleikha Robinson, who plays Ilana, and Jeff Fahey, who plays Frank Lapidus, has been confirmed as series regulars for Season Six. [Lyly Ford]

While Boone is returning to Lost, he may not be getting quality time with his stepsister Shannon. Maggie Grace is the much-speculated-on holdout from the original cast, and hasn't signed on to return. Her rep says she's just filmed three movies back-to-back and just got back from filming last week. [E!]

The season's seventh episode will be called "Dr. Linus" and will naturally center around Ben. [Spoiler TV]

There is a new casting notice out for the eighth episode:

[SELENA] Any ethnicity, early 30s. A striking beauty who knows how to use it, mischievous, confident in tense situations. Ends up in bed with an attractive man, all by her own choosing. But after corporate negotiations, she finds the terms of the deal have changed and doesn't know who to trust to save her job...ONE DAY GUEST STAR

[Spoiler TV]

We already know that, despite being dead, Juliet will play an important role in the new season. Elizabeth Mitchell says that she's already shot some scenes with Sawyer and "It's one of those things where it appears to be one thing, and then it turns into something else." [LA Times]

The Lost crew was spotted at the Hawaii Medical Center East, which was playing the role of St. Sebastian Hospital in the timeline where Oceanic 815 lands safely. But the non-castaways are still running into one another as Jack was at the filming, along with Sayid and his girlfriend. Fans spotted another set of scenes filming at Papailoa Beach with Ben, Frank, Ilana, Miles, and Sun. In on scene, Frank was gathering wood and working in the sand, but in another he was carrying a gun. Then Ben was digging in the sand. Eventually, Ilana was holding Ben at gunpoint and marching him down the beach.

And below are photos from the Papailoa Beach filming. [Hawaii Blog]

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Supernatural

There will be much lampooning of Grey's Anatomy in this week's "Changing Channels" episode. On the set of Seattle Mercy Hospital, Sam and Dean will run into Dr. Sexy, MD and the show's waifish lead Ellen Piccolo. The characters use the word "seriously" a lot and there will be some "seriously" melodramatic music. Plus, Dean will explain the "dead Denny" character (Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays dead Denny on Grey's, in addition to playing Sam and Dean's father) to an exasperated Sam, who will ask, "This show has ghosts? Why?!" [E!]

V

We seen some of these before, but here is the full set of marketing posters for V. [Spoiler TV]

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Heroes

Now we know that Adrian Pasdar, who plays the deceased Nathan Petrelli, will be leaving the show, but how does he take his final bow? As Sylar, in a battle with Matt and Peter.

Yes, once again not really a death since Nathan was dead already, but it seems like there will finally be a battle between not only Sylar and Nathan and Sylar and Matt but Peter and Sylar (as Nathan). At the end of everything apparently Sylar takes over the body and that is the end of Nathan.

[The ODI]

There's a new promo for next week's episode, "Shadowboxing."


In the eleventh episode, aptly title "Thanksgiving," HRG hosts an unconventional Turkey Day dinner and the Petrellis receive a surprise guest. Meanwhile, Lydia searches for the truth. [Spoiler TV]

Fringe

We get a little more background on the Broyles-centric episode in a new featurette. A Russian cosmonaut brings something back from space that is turning people to ash. And it's all linked to an old case Broyles worked on. [via Spoiler TV]


We're going to learn more about the Observers in the upcoming episode "August." All of the observers are named after months, and the Observer we've come to know and hunt for is named "September." Walter is able to communicate with the Observers because of his experiences and the things they have done. John Noble, who plays Walter, believes the Observers were transporting a photo of Walter because he's their only contact, and the Observers aren't generally supposed to make contact with people. We'll also learn what the Observers' weakness is. And we're coming up on the Walter/William Bell meetup, and an upcoming episode will answer some of the questions from when Charlie died. Plus, Olivia will remember more about what William Bell said to her, especially about the supersoldier leader with the mark on his head. [Fancast]

We also get a couple of images of September from "August." [Spoiler TV]

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Chuck

Yvonne Strahovski says that Sarah won't be happy about the new Intersect in Chuck's head. She always admired Chuck for his innocence and as Chuck becomes more of a superspy like her, she wants him to hold on to that more normal person that he once was. It's especially disheartening for her, since she was starting to feel that it was time for the two of them to run away and be normal. She also says we'll be seeing more action this season. [Chuck TV]


Stargate Universe

We're going clubbing in a clip from this week's episode, "Earth."

Smallville

There's some good buzz going for the two-part Justice League episode airing in January, and some folks are saying Michael Shanks as Hawkman could be Smallville's most entertaining DC Comics import. [Fancast]

FlashForward

Here is the UK promo for this week's episode, "The Gift." [Flashforward Blog]


And there's a fresh casting call for the fourteenth episode:

[AUDREY] 50s-60s, Caucasian. No-nonsense, pragmatic retired school administrator who cares very deeply about her family. Possesses a good sense of humor and has a grace about her. Thoughtful and measured in her actions, her manner is infused with an underlying warmth...GUEST STAR. WILL RECUR

[Spoiler TV]

Sanctuary

In this week's episode, "Pavor Nocturnus," Magnus wakes to find the Sanctuary mysteriously destroyed.


Additional reporting by Josh Snyder.