The week of April 18th sees the premiere of “Containment” on The CW… and not much else for horror fans other than an episode of “The Vampire Diaries” as “Supernatural” is airing a repeat, and “The Originals” is being preempted for a rerun of “Containment’s” debut. Here are the details, such as they are:
“Containment” Episode 1.01 – “Pilot” (4/19/16; 9:00-10:00 pm; rerun on 4/22/16; 9:00-10:00 pm)
SERIES PREMIERE — When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi), who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD. But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (Christina Moses), and his best friend and fellow officer, Jake (Chris Wood), are trapped within the cordoned area. Also quarantined within viral ground zero is 17-year-old Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence), who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and who is now racing to find a cure for the virus. On the outside Dr. Sabine Lommers (Claudia Black) leads the government efforts to contain the outbreak and asks for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon – which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates. David Nutter directed the episode written by Julie Plec.
“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 7.19 – “Somebody That I Used to Know” (4/22/16; 8:00-9:00 pm)
THE TEAM WORKS WITH RAYNA TO SAVE BONNIE’S LIFE — When Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) efforts to protect Bonnie (Kat Graham) end up putting her life in jeopardy, they learn that Rayna (guest star Leslie Anne-Huff) may hold the key to her survival. With time running out and Rayna at the reins, Enzo and Bonnie reluctantly team up with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), who is desperate to save Bonnie’s life and to repair their broken friendship. Elsewhere, when Stefan (Paul Wesley) travels to Dallas and comes face to face with Alaric (Matt Davis), tensions escalate; and they are forced to confront the fallout from Stefan’s absence in Caroline’s (Candice King) life. Finally, Enzo learns The Armory’s true motives behind their search for Bonnie. Chris Grismer directed the episode with teleplay by Holly Brix and story by Matthew D’Ambrosio.