InvasionI thought I saw Christina in a trailer for The Hills Have Eyes. When they ran the trailer for the second time, I was almost convinced. So I had it all figured out: If you see a TV actress in a horror-movie trailer, during the TV show in which she stars, she will soon die on said TV show. Pretty sweet. Except when I went to the trusty Internet to confirm the stars of the film, I found an entirely different actress, Emilie de Ravin. And so Claire's gonna die on Lost. Great theory. Now I know what you're saying: "But dude, Christina did die," and then I can say, "the show got canceled," and you'll believe me because I work here. Don't believe anything you read, or anything, ever. What you can believe is me when I say: N
William Fichtner, Invasion
ABC's Invasion is back with a bang tonight (10 pm/ET), sharing the first of two new shocker-filled episodes... before taking a five-week break. (Do not get me started.) Still, what's ahead is super stuff, led off by this week's episode, which is fittingly titled "The Fittest." TVGuide.com enjoyed a rather candid convo with none other than shady Sheriff Tom Underlay himself, film vet William Fichtner.
TVGuide.com: Invasion is so much fun. You must be camped out by your mailbox waiting for the next script, eh?William Fichtner:
Question: Any scoop on where we're going with this whole Invasion thing? I usually don't go for sci-fi, but I'm digging this show.
Answer: You and me both. At ABC's press-tour party on Saturday, series creator Shaun Cassidy was calling tonight's episode — in which William Fichtner gets shot — the series' best yet. (What? Him biased? Pshaw.) "[Underlay] is dying on the floor of his living room and he flashes back to the last time he almost died in a plane crash 10 years ago," revealed Cassidy, who added that viewers will "have to watch three more episodes" to learn the identity of the shooter. Anything else big coming up? "Dave (Tyler Labine) is greeted by a doppelganger version of himself that didn't quite take."
Status report on the networks' attempts to bring sci-fi/fantasy back to prime time: CBS' Threshold is, sadly, history. NBC's Surface will be history soon enough (at least for this season), with only a handful of episodes to go. But ABC's Invasion — which triggered an outpouring of confused and worried mail when it disappeared in early December to be replaced by a couple of Alias episodes — is finally returning this week (Jan. 11, 10 pm/ET) and is expected to play out a full season's worth of episodes.
I don't know if absence made my heart grow fonder, but Invasion has now invaded my psyche. With this week's episode, the show is kicking into high gear. It's gone beyond creepy to the realm of the a
Now, I don't normally watch this show — I mean usually I'm watching Lost and by 10 pm I'm spent, for one reason or another, and have no patience for more questions or creepy people. Well, I did tune in for the one where they find out the doctor's blood resembles a whale's or dolphin's — then she started, like, breathing underwater or something. I was intrigued then, I'll admit, but after tonight it is apparent that Sheriff William Fichtner really has something to be shady about, and that we're gonna have to start seeing some aliens pretty soon.
Actually, the creepy thing is what gets me. And the longer they don't show aliens, the longer the show lasts. Odd little girls that have tea parties on the banks of swamps are what make a series extend on forever. That whole Survivor Support thing at the church during a lightning storm? Weird but I wanted more. And Eddie Cibrian, that must have sucked watching your ex-wife and mother of your childre
I have been waiting my whole life for a show like this! OK, not my whole life, but it’s been a good few months since I’ve seen such a solid, exciting, mysterious show. The kind of show that leaves you with more questions than answers… Thank you, TV gods.
In one fell swoop, and eerie coincidence, we see Russell Varon (Eddie Cibrian) and his divided family deal with the aftermath of "Hurricane Eve." I loved the warning that aired before the show began, alerting me to the sensitive material. I suppose that’s reasonable, given the obvious, though morbid, irony. But hey, at least this Floridian town followed the preparedness rulebook. Eve was so vicious and malicious that the screen door to Russell’s house was knocked off its hinges, Wizard of Oz twister-style. But, like Uncle Dave (Tyler Labine) mused, the hurricane could merely be "a smokescreen cooked up by the military."
Seriously. I’d buy that for a dollar. The mysterious specks of light that bur