Yes, the summer finale of Chasing Life just aired, but we already have scoop on what to expect when the second part of season 1 returns.
While most of the first half of the season and the finale focused on April’s cancer–discovery, acceptance, treatment– most of 1b will focus on the other characters in Aprils life.
Executive producer Sean Smith told Zap2It that we should definitely expect more Brenna and Greer despite her parent’s forbidding the girls from seeing each other. “When we pick up after our time jump, we do address their relationship. Greer is back, but it’s made complicated by their parents, which takes us to this place that we’re all really excited about — telling the story of Juliet and Juliet. Brenna’s such a rule-breaker and having her do that before sort of for evil instead of good, now it’s for the best of intentions while she tries to maintain a relationship with Greer despite their parents being against it.”
Brenna will also try to reconcile her friendship with Ford– although it might be a little harder than she thought. “We’ll see them try to reconcile. It’s a little bit deeper in to the 10. We really thought that we had lost the actress Dylan Gelula to ‘Jennifer Falls,’ but they ended up shooting across the street from us, so by the time we were coming back into production for these 10, we realized that she was available to us — and we missed her. We really wanted to get back into that friendship that Brenna and Ford had and how that plays into Brenna’s relationship with Greer, so we’ll see Kieran, we’ll see Ford and we’ll see Greer.”
Will Thomas Carver make a comeback? Quite possibly. Obviously he’s deceased so he won’t be rising from the dead, but he will be appearing in flashbacks to help guide the Natalie Ortiz story along. “We would love to go there. We didn’t have the opportunity in these back 10 episodes, but it’s something we would love — to understand Thomas Carver more and as we get more into his back story with Natalie and their relationship, I think it’s definitely fertile for much more of our series.”
Natalie Ortiz will be back in 1b in a “big way,” which I’m assuming means she’s going to be April’s donor. Raquel might’ve found some humanity when it came to April’s cancer but that doesn’t mean she’s going to stop from trying to excel at work. Sarah and Uncle George’s history will be explained more thoroughly. Will they get back together though? I think their cute but it might a little weird.
What about Leo Hendrie? Does he die? Does he live? You don’t have to wait till January to get the answer to that!
While the second part of season 1 premieres in January, the holiday episode will air during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas that reveals Leo Hendrie’s fate. Did he die? Did he decide to remove the tumor?
“You definitely know the outcome in our holiday episode, which picks up right where we leave off in the finale.It was always kind of by design that we wanted to have this moment of fear and ambiguity over which way Leo is going. You’ll know the answer in December.”(I’m leaning towards he’s getting the tumor removed and him and April will fall madly in love. Suck it Dominick!)
Most of 1b is much more lighthearted. The holiday episode starts off after April’s month in the hospital. She’s going back to work and trying to enjoy her life and have fun, although she’s constantly wondering if the chemo was successful.
“How effective was the chemo in getting rid of her cancer but also keeping it away? She is out of the hospital. The next 10 after the Christmas episode will pick up with her first day returning to work and the fallout of everything with Dominick. She’ll try to find some normalcy while she’s waiting to see if her cancer returns,” said Sean.
Italia Ricci, who plays April, added, “It’s not quite as emotionally draining as the first half [of the season]. Almost all of the bad news has been pretty well dealt with, so the writers wanted to have April have a little more fun. She gets to try and live a normal life again. She goes out and gets wasted, she tries pot, she does really, really bad karaoke that I apologize for. [ laughs] She tries to live it up and they spend more time on everybody else’s stories, but there’s the undertone of her constantly worrying that she’ll relapse, and having to deal with still being around Dominick at work.”
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Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash at 41
Kobe Bryant has passed away, according to TMZ.
The former Lakers player reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning.
Per TMZ: Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
The 5-time NBA champion and “Dear Basketball” star is survived by his wife and four daughters.
The LA Times reports that the “helicopter crashed and burst into flames on Sunday morning” due to foggy conditions.
According to reports, there were multiple fatalities.
27 Best Secret Siblings on Television
There are a lot of secret siblings on television.
Plenty of TV shows tend to build their foundation on common tropes such as the cringe-worthy love triangle trope and the long lost sibling trope.
If you need to stir up some drama, especially in a campy teen series, there’s no better way than by bringing in a secret sibling that’s jealous, scorned, vengeful, broken, betrayed, looking for a family, or all of the above.
Some secret siblings are introduced in a sensical way with the serious laying some breadcrumbs leading up to the introduction.
Other reveals come out of left field and frustrate audiences by appearing as mere plot devices thrown in for the sake of it.
And sometimes, the trope works well as the secret siblings become pivotal to the storyline and the main character’s development.
We’re looking back at some of our favorite secret siblings on television. Which ones would you add to the list?
Chic/ Charles – Riverdale
On Riverdale, Betty and Jughead’s first half brother (yes, they’re still dating), Chic, was a poser but stirred up enough drama to make the fandom collectively hate him. Eventually, we meet the real Charles, an FBI agent, who bonded with Betty over her mother’s time at The Farm.
Unfortunately, Charles turned out to be just as crazy as Chic. The two were revealed to be lovers who are plotting something against the family that abandoned them.
Scott Rosson – Gossip Girl
Scott appeared in the second season of Gossip Girl as the love child of Lily van der Woodsen and Rufus Humphrey thus making BF and GF Serena and Dan half-siblings.
Everyone tried to keep Scott a secret for as long as they could but eventually, the secret sibling was outed by the one and only Gossip Girl. XoXo.
Adam – Dynasty
Adam, the kidnapped child of Blake Carrington and Alexis Carrington, appeared early on in Dynasty but was quickly revealed to be a fake hired by Alexis to get her hands on the Carrington money.
The real Adam Carrington makes his way to the Manor, though, he’s equally as deranged and way more dangerous as his predecessor. He had his brother, Steven, committed in Europe after thinking he was having “hallucinations,” shoved his mother’s face into the fireplace, and continues to sabotage his half-sister, Fallon, daily all while hoping to gain his father’s love.
Ari and Ziva – NCIS
After Ari murdered NCIS agent Kate Todd, everyone believed that Ziva David was simply his Mossad control officer. It’s only after Ziva kills Ari to save Gibbs that we find out that he was her half-brother.
It’s a storyline that took place during NCIS Season 3 and has had repercussions that have lasted until present day NCIS Season 17!
Zelena – Once Upon a Time
Zelena, aka the Wicked Witch of the West (from the Wizard of Oz), arrives in Once Upon a Time Season 3. She is Regina Mills’ (the Evil Queen) half-sister, who was abandoned as a child and wished dearly for a family. Her jealousy over Regina consumed her and led to plenty of magical wars before the sisters mend their relationship and lived happily ever after.
Anezka – Jane the Virgin
Yael Groblas pulled double duty on Jane the Virgin to portray the main character Petra and her long lost twin, Anezka. Anezka was a “shy mouse” who grew up in an orphanage in the Czech Republic before being brought to America by their evil mother, Magda.
Though it seems like she wants a genuine relationship with Petra, she’s later revealed to be conspiring with Magda to steal Rafael’s money and flee the country.
Maggie and Meredith – Grey’s Anatomy
In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 finale, we learn that Maggie and Meredith are half-sisters. Their mother, Ellis, had a fling with Richard when Meredith was very young.
They put Maggie up for adoption, but when she got older, she learned her late mother was a top-notch surgeon at Grace Seattle Hospital. While the sisters had a strange relationship at first, they later came around and developed a friendship.
Adam was revealed to be John Winchester’s son on Supernatural, yet it was more shocking to find out that John was actually a better father to Adam than our boys, Dean and Sam. It’s no surprise that they left him in hell. The resentment is real.
Wally – Flash
The Flash Season 2 introduces us to Wally, who is revealed to be Iris’ long lost brother from her estranged mother. Wally hesitates to embrace the familial unit, but eventually joins Team Flash and becomes Kid Flash
Alex Drake – Pretty Little Liars
The PLL family tree was more complicated than the Game of Thrones one and there was plenty of surprise sibling reveals including Alex Drake as “AD” in the series finale.
Alex is the daughter of Mary Drake and Peter Hastings, and Spencer’s identical twin sister. While Spencer was given to her biological father and his wife, Alex was given up for adoption to an orphanage in the UK where she plotted her insanely complex revenge.
Charlotte DiLaurentis – Pretty Little Liars
Like I said, the family tree is very complicated. Charlotte was born “Charles” and transitioned into the character we know as CeCe. Though she is the biological daughter of Mary Drake and Pastor Ted, she was adopted by Jessica and Kenneth DiLaurentis (Jessica’s sister is Mary).
This makes her Alison and Jason’s biological cousin and adoptive sister (and she had a romantic relationship with Jason!), and also, the biological half-sister of Spencer Hastings.
Derek – One Tree Hill
In yet another case where we meet the “fake” secret sibling before meeting the real one, a deranged and broken man named Ian poses as Peyton’s half-brother, Derek, to get close to her.
When fake Derek realizes that he’s losing Peyton, he tries to rape her but thankfully, Lucas and her real brother, Derek, a US Marine, come to her rescue.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3 Trailer: Being The Queen of Hell is Hard Work
If you can’t contain your excitement for the season 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, join the club.
The new trailer for the series premiering on January 24 (soon) on Netflix introduces us to Sabrina: the Queen of Hell.
“You know what you have to do, Sabrina. Claim the throne,” a voice begins as Sabrina realizes she has to make the ultimate sacrifice to “save her precious Greendale” and her boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch, who sacrificed himself in season 2 to save his girl.
With the balance off in hell, heaven, and Earth, things are a little wonky yet also much darker than in previous seasons. There’s also new demons, cheerleading practice, and Sabrina wearing a lot of white colors.
“Hell’s under new management now,” Sabrina declares confidently.
Though, Sabrina’s decision doesn’t sit well with Aunt Zelda who informs her “being Queen of Hell” isn’t a summer job.
“You’re putting the whole coven in peril just so you can see your boyfriend.”
Watch the trailer above.
According to the Netflix synopsis: “Part Three finds Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch.”
The series also put out this fun and twisted music video. It’s catchy — you’ve been warned.
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