For weeks now, the cast and crew of MTVs Teen Wolf have been warning audiences that a major character death would happen before the end of the third season. Although the show has never shied away from killing off characters — except for Jackson, who merely moved to London when Colton Haynes left the show — this one could be the last straw for fans.
In November, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis hinted that a core character would die in the second half of the third season: “Prepare to lose someone,” he said. “We will possibly be changing our main title sequence, so not everyone’s going to make it out of this season alive.”
For those of us who are still reeling from the traumatic deaths of Erica (Gage Golightly) and Boyd (Sinqua Walls) in 3A, this was particularly harsh.
So who could it be? If Davis is telling the truth and it’s someone in the main title sequence, then it could be Scott, Allison, Stiles, Derek, or Lydia — all of whom have been on Teen Wolf since the very first episode. If Davis is lying (a highly likely possibility) the victim could be Isaac, Danny, or one of the adults: Melissa McCall, Chris Argent, or Sheriff Stilinski. Any of these would tear out our hearts.
Since Teen Wolf is character driven — they keep the show grounded in reality while their lives are inundated with the supernatural — it’s hard to imagine the series without any of these characters. Then there’s the worry that the death won’t be given its due. If Teen Wolf kills off one of the main characters and the show does a poor job of it (like Erica in 3A) that could make the death even more heartbreaking... and infuriating.
We don’t know about you, but we’re very, very wary of the third season finale.
Hannibal Lecter may have met his match, and (hopefully) Ted Mosby is losing one of his. New additions to Hannibal, How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time and more fill out our casting roundup.
Hannibal: Laurence Fishburne joins Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson in NBC's upcoming Hannibal. Fishburne will play Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit (and Dancy's boss).
Once Upon a Time: Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf) has been cast as Sir Lancelot for one episode. Lancelot, a "sword for hire with nothing to lose," was expelled from King Arthur's Round Table and torn away from his love.
Royal Pains: Carrie Preston is heading from Bon Temps to the Hamptons. TV Line reports that the True Blood and Good Wife actress has been cast as Jackie Van Ark, a romance novelist whose daughter unexpectedly becomes ill, on USA's Royal Pains.
How I Met Your Mother: She's back! Again! Ashley Williams returns to HIMYM for its eighth season, reprising her role as Ted's former flame Victoria, who left him for her German lover but briefly reunited last season.
Scandal: Deadline reports that Gregg Henry (Hung) and Jillian Armenante (The Dark Knight Rises, everything) will join Shonda Rimes' Scandal for its second season. Henry will play a big-money Southern guy whose charm is only surface-deep; Armenante will play brash and quick-witted Lucas, a part originally written for a male actor.
American Horror Story: Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) is just crazy enough to join the second season cast of AHS, according to TV Line. No word yet on who her character is, but it's a good chance she'll be a patient at the insane asylum where this season is set.
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Shark Night 3D the new animal-attack thriller from venerable shlockmeister David R. Ellis is dead in the water. It might have had a chance had it chosen to follow the path of Piranha 3D Alex Aja’s winking meat-grinder and adopted a more self-aware stance embracing its B-movie ethos. Instead the film plays it disastrously straight – and PG-13 no less – wagering that it can make us care about its cast of pretty faces frighten us with its collection of CGI sharks engage us with a plot that integrates elements of Deliverance and a new-media twist or titillate us with shots of exposed side-boobs and bikini-covered derrieres. It’s a losing bet.
The story concerns a group of Tulane undergrads who descend upon Louisiana’s Lake Crosby for a weekend of summer partying. There’s Sara (Sara Paxton) a perky blonde with a past; there’s Nick (Dustin Milligan) a bashful pre-med; there’s Malik (Sinqua Walls) the exuberant star football player; there’s … oh who are we kidding? Most of these characters barely register in our consciousness; the lot are doomed anyhow.
The party ends when the kids discover that the lake has become infested with man-eating sharks. This happens when Malik by virtue of being the ensemble’s only African-American is the first to get nicked losing his arm but not his talent for over-emoting. When his friends try to seek help (we’re warned in advance that cell phone service is unavailable at their island cabin) they incur the ire of the area’s native redneck population whose natural enemies happen to be snooty college kids on vacation. Surrounded by dangers on land and at sea our protagonists must find their own way out or die trying.
Even with the help of ample CGI and some questionably lenient judgment on the part of the MPAA ratings board Ellis can’t conjure much in the way of scares in Shark Night. Indeed he hardly seems interested in trying. The film is almost entirely devoid of tension lumbering along lamely from one telegraphed attack scene to the next each episode of protracted underwater thrashing offering little to quicken the pulse. Rarely will you feel compelled to close your eyes. You’ll more likely be tempted to cover your ears if only to be spared the dialogue.
This new sea (get it?) of Shark Night 3D clips proves that this movie is going all out to please. It's got thrills of all types: happy thrills (the opening scenes of fun-filled partying), scary thrills (pretty much every scene after that), and even the subtle promise of romance. Watch the clips and you'll understand that a night free of sharks is one that might as well be in 1D. That's just lines. Lines are boring.
The first clip brings our heroes, a bunch of young, free-wheeling attractive people, to the location that will invariably cause their...shark night.
The second clip shows our young friends the first hint of danger. While Maliq (Sinqua Walls) is demonstrating his waterskiing prowess with unwielding hubris, a shark (like in the title) rears its fins to show us just whose waters these are. No fatalities yet, but from the looks of Maliq, the encounter is not a fun one.
This third clip ups the stakes even further. Trapped in the water, Maya (Alyssa Diaz) swims for her life to escape a full-faced, ravenous shark. This is the point at which the sun officially sets on Shark Day.
The dangers have escalated beyond the forces of the shark. At this point, the humans are turning on one another. Dennis (Chris Carmack) has come to the point where he feels his only choice is to feed the beast, and he has chosen to serve up Beth (Katherine McPhee).
Finally, we see snippets of a climactic faceoff. Our brave hero Nick (Dustin Milligan), following suit of Scheiders past, takes matters into his own hands and dives right into the pit of doom, to save his girlfriend and send the aquatic beast into a sea bed from which it will never awake. We can't say how it will end... but these clips are proof enough that Shark Night 3D has got enough bite (get it?) to make a real splash (get it?). What with all the fun promised by the videos, this movie should truly be an easy sell...achimorpha. ... ... .. Get it?