A ton of new Transformers 2 spoilers may fill you with dread. But luckily, there's also an awesome Fringe scoop. Plus Lost/Heroes clips, and the best upcoming Smallville moments. And a Doctor Who tidbit. Spoilervana!
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen:
Are you ready for a double dose of John Turturro in the new movie? Not only is he back as the angry Agent Simmons, but he also voices a new Transformer, a robot that's old and broken down, and who loses screws and bolts at every move. (Fans speculate this is going to be Jetfire.) The movie starts out at Gyzeh, Egypt, long ago, before the pyramids were built, and ends up in the same place, in the present day, with a huge Autobot-Decepticon fight. And in between, we'll learn how the pyramids were built.
Also, Michael Bay says he wanted to include two "stupid Transformers," Skids and Mudflap, who are always bickering. But they do something heroic at the start of the movie. And Bumblebee has become more serious, and doesn't want to leave Sam's parents' garage. [TLAMB]
Big news: the show is casting a character for the season finale named "Dr. Smith," a brilliant male scientist aged 55 to 65, who's authoritative and comes from old money, and is a "contemporary of Walter Bishop." Everybody is assuming this is actually the mysterious William Bell, meaning that Bell isn't someone we've already seen on the show after all — unless this is a fake-out. The character only has one scene in the finale, and then becomes a recurring character in season two. And the rumor mill says the show is looking for a big-name actor to put alongside Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble. [Fringe Television]
So who's the major character set to die at the end of this season? The Washington Post's Lost blog looks at the top contenders — Ben, Jin, Sawyer, Daniel and Miles — and decide that it's probably Sawyer. He's had a great arc, and has ended up in a good place, so of course he has to die. And it'll generate loads of drama for Kate and Juliet. [Washington Post]
Dark UFO and The ODI teamed up to provide some spoilers for the upcoming episodes. Sayid shoots Young Ben, but Juliet saves him, despite Jack's unwillingness to help. Cassidy doesn't seem too thrilled when Kate tries to keep her promise to Sawyer, to look after Clementine. In episode 5x11, "Whatever Happened, Happened," we'll hear the line, "Because your daughter deserves to know her father cared about her." Horace and Radzinski will take a dark and violent turn. Hawking will return, and she's someone from the island (most likely Ellie), and she'll do something that will shock us. Miles may have to guard Jack and Kate at some point. The Jughead will reappear. And it's still possible we'll see an older Aaron and Ji Yeon. [The ODI]
According to producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, you're going to meet a couple of characters coming up that you've heard a lot about, but never really had the chance to meet. [Doc Arzt]
And here's a sneak peek from the next episode, "Namaste":
A couple of London buses have been spotted in Cardiff, one of which is all banged up and topless. (To match the one which was damaged during shipping to Dubai.) So it sounds like the show is doing some last minute filming for "Planet Of The Dead" to make sure all the shots of the bus post-alien adventure match up. (And if anyone asks, you can say there's toplessness in the next episode.) [Doctor Who Forum]
Here's the synopsis for episode 3x21, "Into Asylum":
Now that Nathan's (Adrian Pasdar) ability has been revealed and he has lost control of his operation, he and Claire (Hayden Panettiere) go into hiding in Mexico. With Emile Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) now in control of the government operation, his plan to destroy everyone with abilities is set into motion as he teams up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Angela (Cristine Rose) and Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) seek refuge in a church and begin to mend their broken relationship.
The show was filming its season finale, transforming the Los Angeles City Hall into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, complete with a sign saying Senate Rules Committee. Angela Petrelli, Claire and Matt Parkman were all involved. Could there be a superpowered fillibuster in the final episode? Or possibly some flying earmarks? [L.A. Times via SpoilerTV]
A new clip from episode 3x20, "Cold Snap." It's Winona!
TV Guide got the producers to list some great moments from upcoming episodes. In episode 16, "Turbulence," every moment that Chloe is torn between Jimmy and Davis is super-intense. And Clark and Tess in a plummeting plane is an action-packed scene. In episode 17, "Hex," Chloe-as-Lois gives the Hexed Clark a "Superhero 101 crash course." Something really unexpected (but unspecified) happens in episode 18, "Eternal." In episode 19, "Stiletto," we see Lois in stiletto boots and a cape, and there's a romantic scene involving Lois, a phone-booth, and the "red-blue blur." In episode 20, "Beast," Chloe's "Beauty And The Beast" fantasy turns into a nightmare. And the season finale, "Doomsday," is called that for a reason. It involves Clark vs. Doomsday. [TV Guide via OSCK]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.