Our Castle season 6, episode 2 recap of “Dreamworld” takes a look at Rick’s possible demise and, more importantly, the relationship between Kate and Rick.

The episode opens with Rick receiving news that he only has 12 hours to live. The doctor says he can keep him as comfortable as possible but eventually the toxin will overrun him. Kate and McCord set out to find out what Dreamworld is and why Bronson was set up.

Rick is given permission to help on the case but only from inside the building. It is discovered that Bronson was connected to a reporter, Parker, who was writing an article on Dreamworld before he was stopped by the government.

Parker tells Kate and McCord that Dreamworld was a covert ops base set up in Afghanistan. The Secretary of Defense personally called to kill the story, leading Kate and McCord to wonder how dangerous the knowledge of Dreamworld really is.

Kate and McCord confront the Secretary of Defense, who is less than friendly with them. He initially denies the existence of Dreamworld, but then decides to give them some information regarding Bronson and his mission out of Dreamworld.

Meanwhile, Martha calls Rick, concerned that he was removed from his house by federal agents. Rick talks with both Martha and Alexis but doesn’t tell them that he is dying. His call is interrupted because he has to get another shot.

Kate and her team locate a suspect who is connected to the mission Bronson went on. As Kate tackles him in the street, her desperation begins to show. The only items in his backpack are school supplies.

Rasheed, the suspect, tells Kate and McCord that he and Bronson had a secret. On the night of Bronson’s mission, Rasheed had rushed to his brother’s house that had been destroyed. He saw Bronson standing in the rubble holding a girl. Bronson threatened Rasheed and fled with the girl.

Kate’s new team tries to figure out what Valkyrie is while searching a redacted department of defense file. Rick suggests searching for the word Valkyrie by size and discovers that the transcript of the attack contains the word the most. Kate manages to get a recording of the mission and discovers the the secretary of defense actually allowed an operative to be killed. Bronson was part of the cover-up of the operative’s death, therefore causing his death.

Back in New York, Martha goes to Esposito and Ryan because she is concerned about Rick. They don’t think there is anything wrong, but they call Kate anyway. She tells them everything is fine and hangs up.

Kate confronts the secretary of defense. He denies being involved in any cover-up and calls the attorney general on Kate. His actions basically rule him out as a suspect. When seemingly all hope is lost, McCord discovers a connection between the operative that was killed and Parker. He was her fiance.

Kate, Rick, and McCord search Parker’s apartment hoping to find the antidote. Parker is nowhere to be found, but the blueprints for the facility where the toxin was held and links to the secretary of defense were found. The team rushes to an event where the secretary of defense is speaking, but on the way Kate and Rick realize that Parker isn’t after the secretary.

As Rick becomes more ill, Kate rushes to the secretary’s house where Parker is set to interview Mrs. Reed. When they arrive at the house, Rick collapses and Mrs. Reed has already been poisoned. Kate chases Parker only to be attacked and lose her gun. When all seems lost, McCord shows up and takes Parker out.

Rick is saved and wakes up to Martha, Kate, and Alexis by his hospital bed. Mrs. Reed is saved as well. Kate and McCord discuss that the secretary won’t be charged for his actions. Kate has some difficulty accepting that. Kate seems to be torn between her new partner and her old one.

What will Kate ultimately decide, to stay in DC or go back to New York? Next week’s episode brings Kate back to New York with her new partner to take over a case from Esposito, Ryan and Castle. It is sure to be an entertaining episode as gang is back together, kind of.

It. Is. Here. The long-awaited first trailer for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Dan Stevens and Emma Watson is available to watch now!

Disney invites us to be their guest in this first tantalizing teaser for Beauty and the Beast, one of the most highly anticipated live-action remakes on their slate:

Anticipation has been high for Disney’s live-action retelling of their animated classic, and by all accounts the trailer suggests that the new Beauty and the Beast, hitting theaters in 2017, won’t disappoint.

The trailer does a lot to up the excitement factor, playing on our existing knowledge of the classic story, and teasing the arrival of Emma Watson’s Belle (damn you Disney, you know what we want!).

It opens with the castle (very Hogwarts-looking, no?), as we see iconic imagery from the Disney movie. We hear the voices of Ian McKellen and Ewan McGregor (Cogsworth and Lumiere), see the portrait of the prince, and finally, the rose — and Belle, barely visible, watching it in nervous anticipation. It looks like it still has all its petals, so we’d guess that this might be the first time she sees it.

We imagine the full reveal of Belle in the dress will be huge — we’ll keep you posted, as we’re sure that bombshell is dropping soon.

Beauty and the Beast opens March 2017 and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Audra McDonald as the Wardrobe, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, and Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth.

What did you think about our first look at the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie? Did it live up to your expectations?! Or was there just not enough Belle? Share your thoughts in the comments!

‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #9: The Facet mystery deepens

And Kara hates mysteries.

2:00 pm EDT, May 22, 2016

Adventures of Supergirl #9 gives us our first look at Facet but inspires more questions than gives answers.

Adventures of Supergirl #9 keeps its creative team and picks up where the previous issue left off, with Kara and Alex underground and facing off against bots from Fort Rozz. While the sisters fight off attacks, Kara muses about hating mysteries. She reflects that Clark likes them because they taught him to reveal the hidden truths about others while Kara doesn’t like them because she wants things — and people — to be straightforward.

The mystery is, of course, who is behind everything that has led Kara to this moment. The mastermind? Facet. While Kara and Alex are fighting, Alex is grabbed to serve as bait, bringing Kara face to face with Facet. Though Facet speaks a language Kara doesn’t understand, she does recognize Facet’s uniform as belonging to a guard on Fort Rozz.

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Kara attacks Facet but breaks her hand. Uh oh. She tries to use her heat vision, but Facet deflects it. Kara is overwhelmed by Facet’s counterattacks, and Facet has the bots grab Kara. When Facet removes her mask, she reveals a reflective silver face and says she wants to begin Kara’s training to make her Krypton’s finest, like Facet herself. Facet tells Kara to ask her mother about her, but the conversation is interrupted when Alex sets off an explosion.

In the chaos, Kara grabs Alex and flees. They reach the surface, mostly still in tact, and Kara says they should go speak to Alura, so I assume she’s going to speak to the Alura AI at the DEO. The mystery that Kara hates has come around to not only encompass Facet but also her mother, which frustrates Kara to no end.

A good portion of this issue is action, as Kara and Alex fight the Fort Rozz robots and Kara faces off against Facet. Both Kara and Alex are left the worse for wear after the encounter. While we know there won’t be anything too serious happening to our main characters since the comic ties into the television series, the action sequences were still quite engaging, particularly in terms of the art.

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As with the previous issue, we see a fair amount of Kryptonian as the Fort Rozz robots and Facet speak. However, Facet also speaks a language that Kara didn’t recognize that was represented by squiggly lines. This only enhances Kara’s frustration with the mystery that underlies the entire issue — and the comic as a whole, as we learn that everything ties together after all.

With four issues left, I assume Kara will get some answers from the Alura AI about Facet. This new villain tying into the life of Alura makes a lot of sense considering the television series spent quite a lot of time exploring the consequences of Alura’s actions on Krypton. As her daughter, Kara has had to face many who held grudges against Alura for sentencing them to Fort Rozz so thematically, this issue of Adventures of Supergirl ties in nicely with the series in that way.

Reading Adventures of Supergirl every other week is like catching up with a good friend you only see every now and then — especially now that Supergirl is on break for the summer. I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here and finding out just who Facet is and why she’s taken such an interest in Kara.

Adventures of Supergirl #10 will be released on Monday, May 30.

Fred Armisen hosted the season 41 finale of SNL with musical guest Courtney Barnett. He also brought along a couple of familiar friends as well.

SNL kicked off its season finale with a bang using Kate McKinnon and Larry David as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In what was maybe the best cold open of the season, Hillary and Bernie bickered back and forth about Hillary’s insurmountable delegate lead in the Democratic primary race. The sketch was particularly enjoyable as the two of them danced through the halls of Studio 8H before throwing to the credits with the entire cast.

Fred Armisen’s opening monologue was also one of the best opening monologues of the season. Fred performed a part of his fictional one-man show, and exaggerated just about every single thing you could imagine. The monologue was not only hilarious but one of the most unique monologues ever given on SNL.

The first sketch of the night featured a couple of breaks of character as Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen and Kyle Mooney played Native American explorers who take things a little bit too far.

To the delight of the audience, SNL brought back a Digital Sketch with none other than Andy Samberg himself. Samberg is set to star in the new movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Maya Rudolph, who has an upcoming variety show with Martin Short, stopped by Weekend Update to play the recent ousted President of Brazil. Maya can do no wrong, and this sketch was yet another example of her many hilarious accents.

The funniest sketch of the night had to go to Fred Armisen’s character Regine. Regine and her boyfriend played by SNL alum Jason Sudeikis are outlandish, rude and inconsiderate: the perfect recipe for tons of character breaks. This is a must-see sketch!

SNL will return for its 42nd season this fall. There is no word yet as of which cast members may be leaving the show. Details around casting usually happens throughout the summer months as the show gears up for its fall premiere.

What did you think of Fred Armisen hosting SNL?