Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ron Roggé on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1999)

Lightspeed Rescue's Ron Roggé (Captain Mitchell, Lightspeed) appeared on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" during the show's 3rd season. Roggé played the minor role of a cop in the episode "Bad Girls," which finds Buffy and her new partner Faith getting closer as Faith encourages Buffy to break more rules to get the job done. The two get tangled up with the police when they commit robbery to get some weapons for their hunt and are arrested. Not wanting to cause more trouble with innocents, Buffy suggests they go quietly, but Faith has other ideas, convincing Buffy to help crash the police car, which leaves both officers hurt, but alive. Roggé has several lines and appears in two scenes of the episode, interacting with series star Sarah Michelle Gellar and guest star Eliza Dushku. Walter Emanuel Jones and Karim Prince were previously-posted for appearing on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

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Vernon Wells on "MacGyver" (1988)

Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) played a major guest role on the hit '80s action series "MacGyver," during the show's third season. The episode "The Odd Triple," finds MacGyver agreeing to accompany his best friend Jack when he takes a job to pilot and protect a rich Frenchwoman who has just acquired a set of expensive jewels and wants to get them home safely. However, upon landing in France the men are arrested and accused of stealing the jewels, as their female boss gets away with them. After learning she was a thieving impostor, the two men escape custody and look to get the jewels back. Vernon Wells appears in the episode as Paul Donnay, the woman's partner who intends to sell the jewels to the highest bidder. When MacGyver is caught by Paul's men he wants him dead, but his partner refuses, saying no one was supposed to get hurt. Paul is annoyed at her compassion and locks her up with MacGyver only for them to escape and ultimately thwart his plans.

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Antonia Prebble & Pua Magasiva on "Outrageous Fortune" (2009)

Antonia Prebble (Clare, Mystic Force) continued her starring role on "Outrageous Fortune" during the Season 5 episode titled "O Wonderful Son (That Can So Astonish a Mother)." The episode finds the West family stunned by the actions of oldest son Jethro who has taken over his mother's lingerie company. When the family attends his first show, they are stunned by how wild and dirty the clothing has become. Prebble's character, Loretta is more than entertained by the latest West scandal as she watches from the sidelines and reports everything to Jethro's twin brother Van, who didn't attend. Loretta is a bit annoyed to run into her ex-boyfriend (and baby's father) Hayden at the event now that he's partners with her brother. Jethro's other new associate, Isaac Anesi is also present. Pua Magasiva (Shane, Ninja Storm) reprises the role, making his third appearance on the series. This episode proves to be his most revealing yet, as he's caught twice in bed with Deleesha, the young sister of Wayne Judd, who is the boyfriend of Loretta's pregnant mom Cheryl. Isaac reveals to Wayne that the rumors of him being involved with dangerous gangs were just rumors spread to heighten his business credibility. When Deleesha reveals her true feelings for Isaac, Wayne leaves the two to live together in peace. The Wests have their own drama to deal with as Cheryl goes into labor early and her baby is stillborn, crushing the entire family, including Loretta. The loss prompts her to spend some time with her daughter and accept Hayden's comfort.

Antonia Prebble

Pua Magasiva

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