Season 1 of this bleak psychological melodrama draws to a close as summer likewise fades for the show's characters, who are forced to consider taking epic risks and making painful sacrifices in the finale "We Are Gone." As things build to a fateful climax, the crew of the expedition once again confronts the Inuit mythology that has been stalking and harrowing them from the very beginning.
This Emmy-winning series marks its 10th anniversary with a new season of six episodes spotlighting celebrities as they delve into their family roots. In the season premiere, actor Jon Cryer's ("Two and a Half Men") journey takes him to Scotland as he explores the dramatic tale of an ancestor who endured horrific conditions as a prisoner of war after a catastrophic battle, and was forced to come to America as an indentured servant. Another episode with actress-activist Laverne Cox immediately follows.
Why are humans the only life on Earth with the smarts to, say, be able to leave our planet? Even today, an estimated 90 percent or more of life in our world doesn't need a brain to survive. A new episode called "Awakening" considers what circumstances and conditions may have set in motion a chain of seemingly impossible events that ultimately made humans much more intelligent than other life forms.
As she and Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) work the case, Watson (Lucy Liu) is so shaken by the murder of her former therapist, she considers making some big changes to her life in the new episode "Our Time Is Up." The investigation gives Watson access to files kept on her by the psychologist, which only does more to fuel her consideration of switching paths. The guest cast includes "The Wire" veteran Reg E. Cathey, in one of the last roles he filmed before his passing.
Lena Headey has experienced plenty of rough stuff in her role on the hugely popular series "Game of Thrones," but "grueling" goes to a new level for her as she joins Grylls on his brand of outdoor adventure in this new episode. When not immediately focused on getting past the physical challenges posed to them on Spain's Iberian Peninsula, she talks with him about the longevity of her career -- and the particular success she's had as the character Cersei Lannister.
Regardless of whether you're talking about books, films or TV series, a lot of science fiction reveals a fascination with dystopian civilizations and apocalyptic forecasts for near-future events. In the new episode "Dark Futures," directors Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan ("Inception"), author Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead") and other colleagues who work in this genre explore this topic and offer conjecture on how the human race will survive after the world goes all to hell.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
June Havens (Cameron Diaz) chats up her charming seatmate on a flight out of Kansas, but she doesnt realize that she will soon land in the middle of an international adventure. The fellow passenger, Roy Miller (Tom Cruise), is a covert operative who claims he has been set up to take a fall. Now his reluctant partner, June must dodge bullets in Boston, leap rooftops in Austria and evade bulls in Spain, while she and Roy learn that trust is the most important survival skill.
While his brother Bill (Benedict Cumberbatch) remains a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Irish hoodlum James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) continues to pursue a life of crime in 1970s Boston. Approached by FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), the lawman convinces Whitey to help the agency fight the Italian mob. As their unholy alliance spirals out of control, Bulger increases his power and evades capture to become one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history.
Thomas (Dylan OBrien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.
Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a man of mysterious origin who believes he has put the past behind him, dedicates himself to creating a quiet new life. However, when he meets Teri (Chlo&195;&171; Grace Moretz), a teenager who has been manhandled by violent Russian mobsters, he simply cannot walk away. With his set of formidable skills, McCall comes out of self-imposed retirement and emerges as an avenging angel, ready to take down anyone who brutalizes the helpless.
Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.
Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. Tris chooses Dauntless -- those who pursue bravery above all else. However, her initiation leads to the discovery that she is a Divergent and will never be able to fit into just one faction. Warned that she must conceal her status, Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens everyone she loves.
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
When Will (Stuart Townsend) and Karen (Charlize Theron) Jennings are held hostage and their daughter is abducted, a relentless plan is set in motion that will challenge everything they took for granted. Joe (Kevin Bacon) and Cheryl (Courtney Love) Hickey, along with their cousin Marvin (Pruitt Taylor Vince), have orchestrated the foolproof plan to extort money from wealthy families. As the plan escalates and unravels, Will and Karen are pushed to the limit to get their daughter back alive.
Following a 10-year prison stint, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) sprints through the gates to take vengeance on those responsible for his brothers murder. Within hours of dispatching his first one, he has two men on his tail: a veteran police officer (Billy Bob Thornton) and an eager assassin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Driver tries to stay a step ahead of his pursuers, but there are hints that his list is incomplete, and the unknown person may endanger his life.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.