A female pilot is no different than a male pilot: That's what Aimee Garcia learned when preparing for her "badass" role as Iraqi war veteran and helicopter pilot Marisa Benez on NBC's Trauma (Mondays at 9/8c). Garcia told TVGuide.com about how she prepared for this challenging role, how the paramedic community's response has influenced future episodes and what's in store for Marisa in future episodes.
TVGuide.com: Last week, Marisa got a taste of the action. Will she get to do more in upcoming episodes?
Aimee Garcia: She will. When we were preparing for the show, all of my co-stars were taking EMT classes and I thought, "I'm going to spend most of my time with the helicopter pilots, in hangars and inside actual choppers." All of a sudden, they're starting to write Marisa out of the helicopter and onto the streets and all I can think was...
Although he started out as the bad boy on One Tree Hill, Nathan Scott has become the ultimate family man whose relationship with wife Haley is now the core of the show. James Lafferty, who plays Scott, told TVGuide.com that he was "excited" to have things shaken up a bit in its seventh season, which leaped (yet again) into the future. Read on about Lafferty's take on his alleged cheating storyline, and what he'd like for "Naley" if the show were to come to an end.
TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you first read the Nathan-Renee storyline?
James Lafferty: I was excited [because] it's rare nowadays that the Nathan and Haley relationship is threatened in any way. They used to have their ups and downs when they were in high school, married, and lately they've been a pretty rock-solid foundation. At no point did I actually think...
The Vampire Diaries
Last week's episode of Vampire Diaries provided a major turning point — Elena learned something's up with Stefan, and now she's determined to find out what it is.
In the Oct. 15 "Lost Girls" episode, a flashback will depict a Civil War-era Stefan, Damon and Katherine, as the Salvatore family history is divulged to Elena and she learns how the brothers' rivalry began.
In the first clip, Elena demands that Stefan start explaining his supernatural behavior. Listing off the vampire behaviors she knows only from fiction, Elena questions how Stefan survives in the sunlight and looks in mirrors, amongst other things, and Stefan debunks common myths about his "people."
Watch the clip after the jump.
Mozziz "Coach Mo" Dewalt didn't have it easy on the Biggest Loser ranch. The 56-year-old was taken to the hospital after the first challenge — to run a mile — and then was partnered up with Tracey, who has been dubbed as this season's villain.
In week 4, the contestants were split into two teams: the Bob-lead Blue team versus the Jillian-lead Black team. During a temptation challenge, Tracey won the power to decide which player would train on what team and after losing their first weigh-in as Blue, Mo, Tracey and their teammates were up for elimination. Viewers were shocked when Mo stood up and said he deserved to go home — and his teammates listened.
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So did Mo, who entered the ranch at 355 pounds, feel the same way about Tracey as his competitors did?
It's the Brode-ster's birthday and his girlfriend Jayde is throwing a surprise party. Is there drama? But of course. This is The Hills, people.
Kristin takes her new BFF Stacie to the Hustler store to buy some birthday "fun" for Brody and Jayde. Kristin is a little bummed that she didn't get to have a spicy relationship with Brody as she tells Stacie their love-life was "very vanilla, if you will."
Just when the contestants thought they finally had control, another temptation challenge changes the course of the competition. And as luck would have it, that power goes to Tracey yet again.
After four weeks on the ranch, the duos are disbanded and it's Blue (Bob) vs. Black (Jillian). So, how are the new teams decided? Through temptation, of course. Everyone but Abby chooses to spin the wheel with the hopes that they'll land on the golden ticket — the opportunity to choose who trains with who. The catch is that there are many calorie-laden items to land on as well. Rudy, Allen and Danny all have to consume sweets, but the game ends soon after their spins when Tracey takes a whirl and gets the golden ticket. "Seriously?!" Rebecca yells — pretty much how everyone felt. So does Tracey think game-play or save face with her already P.O.'d players?
Trust was tested in this episode of One Tree Hill as Haley delves further into the truth about Nathan's supposed affair, David finds out his wife went home with another man and Julian begins working with Brooke's oversexed model Alex.
Julio Gomez, who entered The Biggest Loser ranch at 407 pounds, lost his partner in the first elimination. Left to fight solo, the 40-year-old Chicago father of two was sent home after having one of the lowest weight-loss percentages in week four. TVGuide.com caught up with Gomez, who now weighs some 279 pounds.
TVGuide.com: After the first elimination, some of your fellow contestants felt you deserved to go home over your partner Alexandra. Do you think they didn't understand your workout process?
Julio Gomez: I completely think they didn't understand my workout process. That was a hard week for me, and the 13 pounds was a good weight loss ... I had no issue getting up at 6 in the morning, getting to the gym while other people were still asleep. If you want to call it hidden from them, maybe it was, or maybe while someone was at the pool, I was at the gym. I didn't feel it was necessary to...
On Tuesday's episode of The Hills, the Kristin-Justin Bobby-Audrina love saga continues. Kristin attempts to make peace with Audrina by texting an invite to lunch, but Audrina never shows. Instead, Lo swings by and Kristin tells her about how she met Justin Bobby for a drink, just to tell him they should remain friends. Lo knows there had to have been more to the meeting. "Justin never asked me out to drinks to get to know me better," she observes.