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Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You (Week of May 15) 

It seemed that a number of my favorite shows featured some interesting guest stars over the course of this past week with all but one being a talented actress.

Over on Breakout Kings on May 15, actress Paula Garces appeared as a kidnap victim of a mentally unstable escaped convict who was being hunted down by the team. Paula is probably best known to sci-fi fans as the town veterinarian on Warehouse 13, dating Eddie McClintock’s Pete Latimer, but she has also appeared in the short-lived space drama Defying Gravity and the police drama The Shield. She has also had guest appearances in The Good Wife, CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Guiding Light. Her movie roles include Clockstoppers and the Harold and Kumar films.

Karina Logue

That same night, actress Karina Logue appeared in Army Wives as a homeless Marine who, it was revealed, was raped by a fellow Marine while on a mission overseas. Karina has made guest appearances in shows such as The Practice, JAG, Strong Medicine, Touched By An Angel, Cold Case, Big Love, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, True Blood, Saving Grace, and many others.  She has had small roles in Minority Report, When a Stranger Calls, and Zodiac. She is probably best known for her role in the short-lived FX drama Terriers, playing the sister of lead actor Donal Logue (who is her real-life brother).

Richard Burgi

Meanwhile, over on NBC during the season finale of Chuck on May 16, actor Richard Burgi showed up as Clyde Decker – the guy assigned to bring in Chuck and the team.  As readers may recall from two weeks ago, Burgi made an appearance on Breakout Kings.

Cristine Rose

Then over on CBS on May 17, during the season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles, actress Cristine Rose appeared as the head of the Comescu family, a family who Linda Hunt’s Hetty seemed to be hunting down in an effort to save Chris O’Donnell’s Callen. As most TV viewers will remember, Cristine was Angela Petrelli on Heroes, but she has a long resume of TV roles including (but not limited to) Big Love, Brothers & Sisters, Crossing Jordan, Boston Legal, CSI, Gilmore Girls, Providence, Charmed, Prey, Ally McBeal, and Picket Fences.

Jill Eikenberry. Photo Credit: ABC

On the season finale of Body of Proof that same night, actress Jill Eikenberry appeared as the mother of the latest victim to be examined by Dana Delany’s Megan Hunt. While best known for her role in the hit series L.A. Law, Eikenberry has a long list of TV appearances and made-for-TV movie roles, dating back to the 1970’s. She most recently has been seen in the box office film Something Borrowed alongside Colin Egglesfield and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Erica Cerra. Photo Credit: The CW

Lastly, during the season finale of Supernatural on May 20, actress Erica Cerra showed up as a bartender who was actually an inadvertent victim of Jared Padalecki’s “Soul-less” Sam. Erica is best known to viewers of Syfy as Deputy Jo Lupo on the fan favorite series Eureka, but she has also made guest appearances on The L Word, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, The 4400, and Reaper. She had a blink-and-you-missed her role in the box office film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

With May sweeps and season/series finales nearly at any end, it would seem that having familiar faces show up on TV will begin to be bleak, but thankfully there are plenty of new and returning summer shows coming in a matter of a couple weeks so there will be lots more fun to have. Who were the familiar faces that you saw on your favorite shows this past week? Please share.

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