The week of October 7 is a busy one as “Supernatural” and “The Tomorrow People” have their fall premieres while “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” air their second episodes of the new season.
Below are the synopses of all four. We’re on the fence with how much coverage to give “The Tomorrow People” so if, after watching a few episodes, it doesn’t seem to fall on the horror side of the fence, we won’t be mentioning it much more.
“The Originals” Episode 1.02 – “House of the Rising Son” (airs 10/8/13, 8-9pm; repeats 10/10/13, 9-10)
A FLASHBACK TO THE 1800s — When Rebekah (Claire Holt) arrives in New Orleans at her brother Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) insistence, she meets Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), who gives her some unexpected news. Concerned that her brother Klaus is up to no good, Rebekah seeks help from a reluctant Sophie (Daniella Pineda). At her wits’ end, Hayley takes matters into her own hands, but things quickly take a dangerous turn.
Determined to uncover Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) secret weapon, Klaus stays one step ahead and executes his plan. Meanwhile, after a run-in with Marcel, Rebekah is reminded of all the anger and disappointment Klaus has caused her throughout the years. Finally, Marcel enlists Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) help in his own dangerous plan. Leah Pipes also stars. Brad Turner directed the episode written by Diane Ademu-John and Declan de Barra.
“Supernatural” Episode 9.01 – “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here” (airs 10/8/13, 9-10pm) – SEASON PREMIERE
FALLEN ANGELS — Dean (Jensen Ackles) is frantic after Sam (Jared Padalecki) collapses and the doctor tells Dean his brother won’t make it. Desperate, Dean sends out an all points bulletin via prayer to every angel in the area, asking them to help his brother. In exchange, Dean will owe that angel a favor. Numerous angry angels race to find and kill Dean, but one, Ezekiel (guest star Tahmoh Penikett), gets to him first.
Meanwhile, Sam fights for his life and must face some familiar demons to do so. Castiel (Misha Collins) struggles to survive without powers. John Showalter directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver.
“The Tomorrow People” Episode 1.01 – “Pilot” (airs 10/9/13, 9-10pm; repeats 10/11/13, 8-9pm) – SERIES PREMIERE
THE UNKNOWN — When Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) begins hearing voices and waking up in strange places, he starts to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People — John (Luke Mitchell), Cara (Peyton List), and Russell (Aaron Yoo) — a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation, and telepathic communication. The Tomorrow People inform him that they are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra, led by Dr. Jedikiah Price (Mark Pellegrino).
Meanwhile, Stephen gets another surprise that leads him down his own path, which he hopes will help him uncover the truth about his father’s (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “Alcatraz”) mysterious disappearance. Madeleine Mantock also stars. Danny Cannon directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, and Phil Klemmer and teleplay by Phil Klemmer.
“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 5.02 – “True Lies” (airs 10/10/13, 8-9pm)
MISSING PERSONS — Without telling Elena (Nina Dobrev) that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is missing, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) turns to Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett).
While Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie (Kat Graham), but he can’t convince her that it’s time to let the others know that she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) uses violence to make a point about her own agenda. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Brian Young.
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