Episode Title: "The Last Recruit"
Written By: Paul Zbyszewski & Graham Roland
Story: Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has led Jack (Matthew Fox) and friends directly into the lion's den — better known as Smocke's (Terry O'Quinn) camp. The artist occasionally known as The Smoke Monster does his best to woo Jack over to the dark side with surprisingly honest revelations, but his hand is forced when Charles Widmore (Alan Dale) fires the first shots of war.
In the wake of an explosive incident, Smocke sets Sayid (Naveen Andrews) after Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) while Sawyer (Josh Holloway) hatches a plan of his own to get Kate (Evangline Lily) and the others off of the Island for good. Meanwhile, the players of the Sideways Universe continue to come together, with Jack's hospital seeming to serve as a central location. Read More...
Title: "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
Writer / Director: Steve Melching / Steward Lee
Tagline: "The most dangerous beast is the beast within."
Story: The plot thread begun last week on Malastare with the fearsome, lightsaber-proof Zillo Beast continue this week... on the populous planet of Coruscant. In a poorly calculated plan to harness the beast's indestructibility for the Republic Army's use, Chancellor Palpatine orders the creature be brought to the same city-world where the government's seat of power presides. Don't they have monster movies a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? We can be happy they don't, because the chaos that ensues contributes to one of the best episodes this series has seen. Read More...
While big-ticket blockbusters flood theatres every week, worthy little indie films gasp for air. The quietly excellent “Handsome Harry” is one of these. The movie debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, then sat around till September, when indie vet Mark Urman picked it up for his Paladin distribution company. Now here it is, opening this weekend in New York, Los Angeles and Miami (and other cities soon). Better late than undeservedly overlooked. Read More...
Episode Title: "White Tulip"
Written By: J.H. Wyman & Jeff Vlaming
Story: Doctor Alistair Peck (Peter Weller) is a scientist who, like Walter Bishop (John Noble), has made a grave mistake in his past and is hoping to correct it with extreme measures — except instead of heading into an alternate universe, Peck has been going backwards in time due to some serious interior designing on his own body.
But Peck's motivations, while pure, come at the expense of innocent bystanders. As a result, Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and the rest of the Fringe team are sent to stop the scientist, but how can they defeat a man with unlimited access to a reset button? Read More...
Episode Title: "Let No Man Put Asunder"
Written By: Seth Hoffman & Quinton Peeples
Story: Demetri Noh (John Cho) is days away from his supposed death date. He and Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) attempt to track down Benford's stolen service weapon, the same firearm that's supposed to gun down Demetri. While Benford is busy helping his partner, his wife Olivia (Sonya Walger) is hanging out in places she shouldn't — namely Lloyd Simcoe's (Jack Davenport) house.
Elsewhere, Stanford Wedeck (Courtney B. Vance) is tasked by the Vice President of the United States to investigate Jericho. His search leads directly to the doorstep of Aaron Stark (Brian F. O'Byrne), still in the process of tracking down his daughter's abductors. It just so happens that these two men can help each other out. Read More...
Episode Title: "Everybody Loves Hugo"
Written By: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
Story: All eyes are on former lottery winner Hurley (Jorge Garcia) when it comes time to leave the crash site of Oceanic 815 and figure out the next move — especially in light of one particular castaway's explosive disposition. But Hurley's decisions aren't universally embraced, leading to a schism within Team Jacob that puts Hugo and his followers on a potentially deadly path.
In the Sideways Reality, the uncharacteristically lucky Hurley agrees to go on a blind date, and his romantic chemistry with a mysterious pursuer attracts the attention of a recently awakened Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick) — and Desmond himself has made some surprising maneuvers since putting his hands on the wheel of destiny. Read More...
Title: "The Zillo Beast"
Writer / Director: Craig Titley / Giancarlo Volpi
Tagline: "Choose what is right, not what is easy."
Story: Republic and Separatist forces are locked in battle on the contested planet of Malastare. Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu struggle against overwhelming odds, a treaty with the local Dug population hinging on their success. In the face of overwhelming opposition, Chancellor Palpatine authorizes the use of a super-weapon designed to cripple the droid forces while leaving organics intact. The weapon works, but it awakens a something ancient, a massive creature with great destructive capabilities that was long thought to be extinct by the Dug population responsible for wiping them out in the distant past. Read More...
Episode Title: "Olivia. In the Lab. With a Revolver."
Written By: Matthew Pitts
Story: A man dying of cancer is going around intentionally exposing specific victims to his disease — but cancer isn't supposed to be contagious, and it's certainly not supposed to kill an infected host mere minutes after exposure! Cue the Fringe team, as Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) begins to realize that this isn't just any man, but one of her former Cortexiphan classmates from Jacksonville.
But the sick man is just one pressing matter on Olivia's plate, as the tightly wound special agent debates whether or not to betray Walter (John Noble) by telling Peter (Joshua Jackson) the truth about his alternate reality origins. Read More...
Episode Title: "Queen Sacrifice"
Written By: Byron Balasco & Timothy J. Lea
Story: Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) and Miles Vogel (Michael Ealy) begin to suspect that a mole has infiltrated the FBI. The two of them put their differences aside and bring the rest of the agency under federal investigation, unveiling one traitor in the process while at least one other stays hidden in the shadows.
Meanwhile, Keiko Arahida (Yuko Takeuchi) and Bryce Varley (Zachary Knighton) continue their star-crossed search for one another in Los Angeles, though the law interferes with Keiko while Bryce has to confront his feelings towards Nicole Kirby (Peyton List). Read More...
Episode Title: "Happily Ever After"
Written By: Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
Story: Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick) is back and he finally has a purpose he can get behind — but it involves working with Charles Widmore (Alan Dale), a man he has been at odds with his entire adult life. Even if he chooses to comply with Widmore's wishes, he'll have to contend with an old friend who has chosen a much darker path.
In the Sideways reality, Desmond lands safely in Los Angeles to do business with his surprising employer. But an assignment to accompany recently arrested rock star Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) to a charity event results in some very strange occurrences for Desmond — occurrences that will have profound repercussions for the remainder of "Lost." Read More...