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It Was So Good To See You (Week of May 8th) 

As May sweeps progress and more finales air, more familiar faces are popping up.

Photo Credit: A&E

First, we start off with the very awesome Mark Pellegrino  who showed up on the A&E series Breakout Kings on May 8, playing a dangerous escaped convict who hunted down college students involved in the rape of the daughter of a guard at the prison from which he escaped. Mark is best known for his roles on Lost (Jacob) and Supernatural (Nick/Lucifer), but his TV credits also include Being Human (the Syfy version), The Mentalist, CSI, CSI: Miami, Ghost Whisperer, Prison Break, Numb3rs, Chuck and Dexter.

Photo Credit: Cathy Kanavy/USA Network

That same night actors Bradley Whitford and John de Lancie appeared in the new episode of In Plain Sight.  Bradley played a whistleblower while John was the powerful business owner for whom Bradley’s character planned on testifying against.  Of course, Bradley appeared in The West Wing and more recently appeared in the short-lived shows Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Good Guys.

John de Lancie

John is best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as a couple of the other Star Treks, but he also appeared in the short-lived series Legend and in episodes of Charmed, Stargate SG-1 and Breaking Bad.

Merrilyn Gann. Photo Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/WB

Meanwhile, over on the AMC series The Killing, actress Merrilyn Gann made a brief appearance as the mother-in-law of Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell).  Merrilyn is best known for her role as Rose Abbott in the popular WB series Everwood.  Since that show ended, she has appeared in episodes of Supernatural (she was one of the pagan gods making life hell for the Winchesters in “A Very Supernatural Christmas”), Smallville and Life Unexpected.  She also appeared in the made-for-TV movie Freshman Father.

Kristen Hager

Then over on NCIS: Los Angeles on May 9, actress Kristen Hager appeared as a waitress at a beachside bar. Kristen is currently appearing in a recurring role on Being Human  (she’s Nora on the Syfy version). She got her start in the made-for-TV mini-seriesBeach Girlsand the made-for-TV movie Recipe for a Perfect Christmas.  She also made guest appearances on episodes of the short-lived series Runaway; the Canadian shows Valemont and Wild Roses and on CSI: Miami.  She also appeared in the made-for-TV movie Sorority Wars with Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars.


That same night, there were a number of familiar faces over on the May 9 episode of Castle, including actor Michael McKean as a Donald Trump-like businessman; actor Sasha Roiz as a randy sitcom actor who was the host of a local beauty pageant and actresses Teri Polo and Amanda Schull as the wife of the business man and a pageant contestant (respectively).  Michael McKean is obviously best known for being Lenny in the classic TV show Laverne & Shirley and more recently as the iconic Perry White on Smallville.


Sasha had a role in the short-lived Syfy series Caprica and Beautiful People.


Teri Polo. Photo Credit: Fox

Teri is best known for Meet the Fockers and its sequels…

Amanda Schull

Amanda appeared in the cult movie Center Stage and more recently appeared in episodes of One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars.

Rounding it all out was the season finale of the CW series Nikita where actress Alberta Watson and actor Robert Wisdom made guest appearances.

Alberta Watson

It was a nice nod to the past as Alberta (who played a member of the creepy, new Oversight organization) is best known for her role as Madeline in the USA Network TV Series La Femme Nikita. Some of her other credits include episodes of 24, Angela’s Eyes and the Canadian series The Border. Her movie roles include The Prince and Me and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Murder in the Hamptons.

Robert Wisdom

Meanwhile, Robert Wisdom is best known for his roles in Prison Break and Burn Notice; but he has also appeared in episodes of HawthoRNe, Supernatural (Uriel!!!), How I Met Your Mother and The Wire. His movie roles include Face/Off and Ray.

The bulk of the season finales will be airing this week so it will be very interesting to see the familiar faces who show up on TV.

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