Today's spoilers include clips from the next episodes of castaway drama Lost and time-travel adventure Doctor Who. And another early review of M. Night Shyamalan's apocalyptic movie The Happening gives away most of its plot twists — but they don't sound that twisty in any case. We have the first promo image from J.J. Abrams' FBI show Fringe, and a picture of Hiro's new enemy on super-mutants show Heroes. Plus there's the secret ending of tonight's episode of young-Superman show Smallville, and some minor spoilers for Chuck, Kyle XY and Stargate: Atlantis. Spoilers are our life's blood, so drink up!
Another bad early review of M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening has gone up online. It's "The Birds without any birds." A neuro-toxin is released without any warning around the Northeastern U.S., and it causes people to murder themselves in terrible ways. Early on, we see a cellphone video of a guy walking into a lion cage without any awareness of what he's doing. And a row of people shoot themselves, and when each person drops the gun, the next person picks it up and uses it.
Mark Wahlberg is a passive-aggressive high-school teacher who's on the outs with his wife, Zooey Deschanel. They flee together, along with a few other people (plus the daughter of a fellow teacher) and they try to figure out what's happened. There are some War Of The Worlds-style fleeing sequences, including a barn with a trigger-happy farmer. And then it turns out the plants are releasing the neuro-toxin to get rid of the pesky humanity. Shyamalan attempts to "cut to a menacing-looking tree." And then they find a nice old lady whose house was built for hiding slaves — which turns out to come in handy. And instead of the trademark Shyamalan twist ending, the film has no ending at all. It just stops. Oh, and here are some images I don't think we've shown before. [Collider]
Here's the first promotional still from Fringe, J.J. Abrams' show that's really not an X-Files rip off. This must be from the scene where Anna Torv puts on a bikini to go inside the mind of her comatose boyfriend John. [New York Times]