Mary McDonnell, The Closer
The inability to change creates huge stumbling blocks in every aspect of our lives and, in "Strike Three," The Closer runs into this particular roadblock at full tilt, resulting in one of the very best episodes in our five year run. Obstacles created by resistance to change not only provide the hateful ideology that binds a vicious criminal gang together, but also the motive for a truly terrible triple murder. And when Major Crimes arrives at the scene to find two officers and a civilian dead on the street, they have only begun to encounter the inflexible barriers erected between them and their dangerous suspects.
Enter Captain Sharon Raydor, played by the always brilliant Mary McDonnell, who performs her role as ...
This week on TNT's The Closer, as Gabriel came under fire after a questionable shooting, Brenda went toe-to-toe with an internal affairs toughie. Also: Kitty's fate was revealed. On with the recap!
Gabriel meets with Taylor at a bar. Seems that the commander was asked to play messenger and get a letter to the MIA Daniels. Irene, however, would have none of it, and sent the missive back untouched. "There are some things an apology just can't change," Taylor tries to explain. "She's moved on, and so should you." Hmm.
Gabriel starts to open up about how he has felt removed from the MCD gang ever since he bucked for the promotion Daniels got when BANG! Shots outside. Gabriel rushes out, gun waving. There's a body on the ground. In the dark, he sees someone fleeing. Gabriel fires multiple times ...
Sadly, Friday has arrived, which means the end of Battlestar Galactica is near. But, you can dry your eyes, weepy fans, because we still have the two-hour prequel movie to look forward to this fall.
TVGuide.com wraps up our fabulous video series with Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell with a discussion about "The Plan." Here, Olmos dishes on the idea behind the movie, how it felt to direct himself, and more! Watch the video after the jump!
Whoopi Goldberg, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos
Standing in a United Nations chamber before a table covered in placards for each of the 12 Battlestar Galactica colonies, Edward James Olmos delivered a stirring speech that led a crowd of reporters and students to join in a chant of "So say we all," one of the key phrases from the show.
It could have been a stirring moment in the series finale — but the moment was real.
Olmos, along with costar Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ron Moore and Dave Eick, spoke at the U.N. Tuesday about issues on the show that also face the organization, including racism, human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, reconciliation and more.
The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg moderated the event, which included speeches by three special guests from the U.N. and questions from an eager and engaged audience. It was hard not to feel the fan love in the room — including from Goldberg herself. Read about the rest of the event after the jump!
Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
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Who at TVGuide.com attended the Battlestar Galactica press screening on Monday night? And what's the frakkin' word? — Danny
MICKEY: I am in Florida, exploring an unfamiliar civilization of a different sort (the retirement community), so we sent TVGuide.com Nerd High Priestess Erin Fox. Once Doc Cottle revived her with smelling salts, she said this: "The first hour-and-a-half of the finale is so intense, you'll find it difficult to breathe. So many questions will be answered — including some you probably thought wouldn't be addressed due to time constraints. Also, if Mary McDonnell isn't recognized by the Emmys this year, it'll be a frakkin' shame. She had the crowd in tears more than once with her brilliant performance." Erin then hugged her Cylon toaster to her chest, placed a paper bag over her mouth and nose and breathed gently until it was safe to stand again. (P.S. Share your favorite BSG moments here.)
The best part of Grey's Anatomy for me this season has been the sexy pairing of Lexie and Mark. What's ahead for the sizzling duo? — Kelly
MATT: More sexy. More pairing. More ...
With only two more episodes left of Battlestar Galactica, fans are feeling quite emotional about the show's end. In this video, BSG stars Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos take some time to praise the intelligent, well-spoken and respectful fans they've met throughout their journey on the show. Olmos also discusses how BSG became the subject of a book that analyzes how the show evolved in a surprising way. It'll blow your mind! Check out the video after the jump.
Battlestar Galactica's President Roslin and Admiral Adama have been through a lot in the last four seasons of the show, and things show no signs of improving. In part four of our video series, Edward James Olmos discusses Adama's descent into alcohol and drug addiction, while McDonnell talks about the difficult decisions Roslin's had to make — and what she thinks the Roslin legacy will be.
Watch the video after the jump!
In part two of our interview with Mary McDonnell (President Roslin) and Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), the actors discuss being in "different stages of grieving" about the end of Battlestar Galactica (Fridays, 10 pm/ET, Sci Fi). Also, Olmos says that fans will "be very happy, but sad" with the way the writers crafted the conclusion of the show. Watch the entire video below to find out what questions McDonnell and Olmos want answered this season and so much more after the jump!
Toasters beware! Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Mary McDonnell (President Roslin) are in the house! Olmos and McDonnell stopped by TVGuide.com for a lengthy and emotional interview about their journeys on four seasons of the hit Sci Fi show. We have so much good footage that we're splitting up the interview into several parts. Part 1 below features a candid conversation about Adama's and Roslin's strengths and weaknesses — including Adama's downward spiral into alcoholism this season. Also, watch to find out if either of them ever thought their characters were Cylons. Battlestar's final season begins Friday at 10 pm/ET.
Watch the video after the jump!
Mary McDonnell by Jim Spellman/ WireImage.com; Melissa George by Steve Granitz/ WireImage.com
Grey's Anatomy is looking to clean up this sweeps with the addition of two very familiar faces.In the same November episode (exact airdate TBD, thank you, McCain and Obama), Mary McDonnell (aka Battlestar Galactica's Roslin) and Melissa George (Vaughn's eeeeeevil wife on Alias) will begin recurring roles on the ABC serial. McDonnell will play a surgeon scrubbing in at Seattle Grace, while George will appear as an intern who very well may further complicate Callie and Erica's already-sticky Sapphic situation.Both actresses are signed for multiple episodes, with George having the possibility of becoming a series regular, say sources. Word of George's possible Grey's visit was originally reported by EW's Ausiello. Matt Mitovich