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Guest Star Goodness: Breakout Kings “SEALd Fate” 

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That was an action-packed Breakout Kings. Even more so than usual. While Ray, Shea and Erica were busy tracking down an escaped former Navy Seal; Lloyd was dealing with the big bad villain of the season, Damien. Things certainly got shaky for Lowery as Fontleroy kidnapped him and made him play a game of chance for some NYU coed’s life. Some of the more surprising moments of the episode:

  • After their recent kiss and (Lloyd’s) emotional confession, Julianne told Lloyd the pen she placed in front of him was a gesture of…friendship, nothing more. She confessed she had no romantic notions toward him whatsoever. Is she being truthful? Regardless, Ray was pissed off to find out about what happened. He had vouched for Julianne and now things have gotten complicated.
  • Erica’s “boyfriend” used her and then got the hell out of dodge. He asked her to find some guy named Tommy Fitzgerald for him. She let Pete know she wasn’t allowed to use the Marshals database at all. However, somehow she ended up getting the job done. Next thing she knows, Fitzgerald is in the hospital in a coma and Pete has disappeared. The powers that be already know a computer search for Tommy originated right there in the office. How long is it going to be before Erica’s found out?
  • Some revelations: Shea’s great-grandfather had ties to the IRA. And his real name is Seamus? Is that true? I definitely need more intel on Shea. Ray’s dad abandoned his family when he was three. His mother put him in foster care because she couldn’t handle it. As for Lloyd, he sold drugs to support his gambling habit and a student died because of it. Hence, Damien’s nabbing an NYU student for his little game.
  • Jonah Whitman handed the top secret flash drives to Shea. I’m still not sure why. I think he was desperate because he didn’t want them to get in the wrong hands. He told Shea to keep them safe. But Shea stepped on them and destroyed them.
  • Lloyd made a painful — and rash — decision. Even though Lloyd topped Damien in poker, winning the hand, it didn’t stop the self-proclaimed misunderstood criminal from tapping into his murderous side once again. Damien killed the girl while Lloyd had to watch. After being rescued, it seemed like the brilliant convict shut down. In the end, it seemed all a bit too much for him. He quit the Breakout Kings. Let’s see how long that lasts.
  • And finally, somehow the end of Season 2 is upon us. On Sunday, April 29, the two-hour finale of Breakout Kings airs. How in the world did we get to the finale already? I’m not sure how to feel about that.

Now for the Guest Star Goodness. There were several well known actors who made appearances in “SEALd Fate”:

Jason Behr

Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/A&E

The Role: Damien Fontleroy
Breakout Kings Assessment: Damien makes another move. First, he sends Lloyd another postcard; and then once his nemesis figures out what the Latin and the Babylon means, he kidnaps Lloyd right in front of the NYU library. He also kidnapped a female student, who he ended up killing despite losing the poker hand. He doesn’t care. He wants to mess with Lloyd and get in his head. He hates Lloyd’s air of superiority.
The Actor: This was Jason Behr’s third appearance this season. But I’m sure he’ll be back for the two-part finale. After all, Damien’s the one that killed Charlie (Boo!) and the Breakout Kings have to get their revenge. Anyway, Behr is best known for playing Max Evans, the alien teenager that looks human, on the WB’s Roswell. Since the show went off the air in 2002, he’s appeared in the movies The Grudge, Skinwalkers and The Tattooist. Before making it big on Roswell, he did several episodes of Dawson’s Creek and guest-starred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, JAG and 7th Heaven.

Dash Mihok

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The Role: Jonah Whitman
Breakout Kings Assessment: Jonah was the one to break out of prison. This ex-Navy Seal had an agenda and he carried it out in an extremely brutal way. The character had been a consultant at this top secret facility known as the Alastor Corporation. Whitman had some serious psychological issues as he tracked down incriminating evidence that would nail some of his old colleagues. This guy killed a bunch of people. He severed a fellow prisoner’s foot; beheaded a guy because he needed it for a retinal scan that would get him into Alastor; plus, he broke some necks along the way. Yet, part of me still sympathized with him after he was caught and it was known that there was no way he was going to live to see prison once again. He was going to be killed for what he knew and what he did. He showed regret for what he and his Seal team did while in Yemen. What Alastor made them do. This was his way of enacting revenge on the company. It didn’t work out for him in the end.
The Actor: Dash Mihok played Whitman. While he has some big screen credits on his resume, he’s actually done a lot of TV. He’s appeared in several episodes of Felicity and guest starred in Grey’s Anatomy, Hawaii Five-O, The Good Wife, Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies. He was also in the Alanis Morissette music video for “So Pure.” The two were dating at the time. That’s how Mihok first got on my radar.

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

The Role: Kendra Park
Breakout Kings Assessment: Executive Director of Alastor Corporation. She was one of the people Whitman targeted. But she had skills in her own right. She was able to stop him. The character, however, was shady and up to no good. Her company was trying to (violently) clean up their mess, which really meant, cover their asses. She definitely benefits from Whitman being eliminated.
The Actress: Kelly Hu is a veteran of television and movies. She was a cast member on a Carlton Cuse-creation before Lost called Nash Bridges. She’s appeared in several episodes of Hawaii Five-O, Army Wives, and she was Anna’s mom, Pearl, on The Vampire Diaries. She’s guest starred in both NCIS and NCIS: LA and has done voice work on Robot Chicken, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. Hu is a pretty badass actress, especially when she breaks out her martial arts skills like she did in this most recent Breakout Kings. According to IMDB, she actually is a black belt in karate. Pretty awesome.

Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney

The Role: Lawrence Perry
Breakout Kings Assessment: Perry was one of Whitman’s teammates. He faked his own death and set up camp out in the wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Of course, Whitman catches up with him — and actually doesn’t kill him — but Perry does give him what he wants, which is an incriminating video that could nail Alastor. Perry tried to talk Jonah into laying low with him but Whitman’s guilt wouldn’t let him.
The Actor: It was so good to see Taylor Kinney guest star on Breakout Kings. It was unexpected, too, I seriously had no idea. This guy has been everywhere as of late. When he’s not appearing on The Vampire Diaries as Mason Lockwood (he went from werewolf in Season 2 to a ghost in Season 3), he’s guesting on Shameless, Castle, and securing a role in a pilot called Chicago Fire. He plays the daring Squad Lieutenant Kelly Severide, a firefighter who has no problem recklessly facing danger on a daily basis. He’s also starred in two short-lived series called Fashion House and Trauma. I have to say, while it was great to see Kinney on Breakout Kings, there was not enough of him. He so needed to be in it more. Just saying.

The Breakout Kings two-hour season finale airs Sunday, April 29 starting at 9/8c on A&E.

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