Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brandon Jay McLaren on "Harper's Island" - 5 (2009)

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) continued his recurring role as Danny Brooks on "Harper's Island," appearing in the show's fifth episode titled "Thwack." Danny and his fellow groomsmen, Malcolm and Sully are worried that their buddy Booth has not shown up since he left to bury the money they found in the previous episode. Malcolm, of course, doesn't reveal to them that Booth accidentally shot & killed himself. Malcolm buried his friend and is keeping the cash hidden in their room. Danny & Sully find it strange that Booth would leave the island without a word and they cover for him as the wedding party prepares for the rehearsal at the church. The fun comes to a grining halt, though when the bride's father is killed by a falling head spade during the rehearsal, right in front of the other guests, marking the first public death on the island. McLaren appears in several scenes of the episode.

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Anna Hutchison on "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" - 8 (2009)

Episodes 10 and 11 of "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" aired together as a two-hour event and series star Anna Hutchison (Lily, Jungle Fury) was in the middle of the action once again. She reprised her role as Alison Dine in the episodes "The Reckoning" and "The Brotherhood." Although Alison escaped her ex-lover's attempts to kill her by fleeing to the United States, she is found working in a small job and brought back to Australia to face Terry Clark in court and testify against him. Despite her fears, she finds understanding from the detectives who have been trying to catch Terry all this time. They encourage her to stand up for herself and the person she was before she became corrupted by Terry's lifestyle. In fact, their entire case depends on Alison's testimony and while Terry's lawyers try to tear her apart on the stand, she holds her nerve and reveals all of the details of his organization in front of the court. Given her starring role, a full zip of Hutchison's screencaps is available to download below.

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Katrina Browne, Nathaniel Lees & Paul Willis on "Young Hercules" (1998)

Episode #5 of "Young Hercules," featured three PR alums, long before their days on Power Rangers. The episode titled "Girl Trouble" finds Young Hercules (played by Ryan Gosling) and his pals Iolaus and Jason traveling to Athens on an errand. They hitch a ride on a ship only to discover a group of young Amazon women being held captive aboard. Katrina Browne (Kapri, Ninja Storm) plays Cyane, the leader of the group of Amazons. She is reluctant to accept any male help but after some bonding time with Hercules in the bowels of the ship, she accepts his help. Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury) appears in one scene early in the episode in his role as Cheiron, the centaur mentor of Hercules and his comrades. Lees & Browne would both appear throughout the series in their roles. It is Cheiron who sends the trio on their mission to Athens to locate a new cook for the academy. Rounding out the PR cast is Paul Willis (Baskin, SPD). Willis appears as the episode's villainous Zared, the captain of the ship carrying the Amazons and the heroes. Zared has no intention of setting his valuable cargo free without a fight. He almost kills Cyane in the episode's climactic battle aboard the ship, but he is caught by Hercules, who throws him overboard with Cyane's help. Browne would also appear on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" as another Amazon, while Nathaniel Lees would reprise his role as Cheiron on that series as well.

Katrina Browne

Nathaniel Lees

Paul Willis

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