Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 23 Revealed The Truth About Silas

Here’s how The Vampire Diaries season 4 episode 23 revealed who Silas really was. Silas was a looming presence over much of The Vampire Diaries’ fourth season, even before he made his first physical appearance in the show. He was introduced by Professor Shane during a presentation at Mystic Falls High School during which it was revealed Silas was the world’s very first Immortals and a legend prophesized his return.

Further backstory revealed that thousands of years ago Silas asked his lover, a powerful witch called Qetsiyah, to create an elixir that would grant him immortality. After discovering Silas intended to use it on himself and another woman, Qetsiyah killed his side piece and buried the now immortal Silas alive on an isolated island. Qetsiyah buried a cure for immortality with Silas hoping he’d take it and die to be reunited with her on the Other Side, a sort of purgatory for supernatural beings. As revenge for Qetsiyah killing his other lover, Silas refused to take the cure until he was awoken from his millennia-long slumber by Katherine Pierce who took off with the cure.

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After Silas rose again, it transpired he planned to destroy the Other Side and take the cure so he could be reunited with his one true love who wasn’t Qetsiyah. However, at this time Silas’ true form was unknown. Before waking, a mask covered Silas’ face and after Katherine revived him he took on the form of various Mystic Falls residents to manipulate people into helping him. The Vampire Diaries season 4 saw Silas first pose as Professor Shane who had died on the island and he later took the form of Stefan, Damon, Rebekah, Caroline, and Klaus but never revealed what he really looked like.

When Bonnie petrified Silas into a stone statue, it seemed like his identity might remain a secret forever but in The Vampire Diaries season 4 episode 23, the truth was revealed. Stefan was about to throw Silas’ petrified body in a quarry but found that his body was missing. Silas rocked up in Elena’s form and explained that when he became immortal, Nature created a version of him that could be killed – a doppelganger.

As Silas had taken on Elena’s form, Stefan assumed he was a Petrova doppelganger until Silas revealed his true face – and it looked an awful like Stefan’s. It turned out Stefan was Silas’ shadow self just before the latter stabbed Stefan with a stake, locked him in a safe and sent him to a watery death in the quarry. More of Silas’ backstory and true intentions would be revealed, but The Vampire Diaries fandom would have to wait until season 5 to find out.

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2020-01-03 01:01:24

Helen Armitage

Truth Be Told: Where Else You’ve Seen the Actors | ScreenRant

Truth Be Told is a gripping drama that just premiered on Apple TV+. Based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber, it is about a true crime podcaster named Poppy Parnell who rose to fame after covering the case of a killer named Warren Cave. Her reporting helped get him convicted. But now, years later, questions arise as to his potential innocence. And Parnell must deal with not only trying to find the truth, but also her own guilt for possibly having helped put away an innocent man.

Parnell is played by Academy Award-winning actor Octavia Spencer, who you know from such massive hits as The Help and Hidden Figures. Cave, meanwhile, is portrayed by Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad and El Camino fame.

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But the series also has a pretty great supporting cast of characters that you might recognize from other top films and TV series, too. So, where have you seen them?

10 Lizzy Caplan

Playing dual roles as both Josie and Lanie Burhman, twin girls whose father was the murder victim when they were children, Caplan has been acting since the late ’90s. She first broke onto the scene on the cult classic series Freaks and Geeks, but really got recognized for her role in Mean Girls.

Today, she continues to act in popular projects, most notably Showtime’s Masters of Sex, on which she starred from 2013 to 2016, and in the Hulu original series Castle Rock.

9 Elizabeth Perkins

As Melanie Cave, Warren’s grieving and now ill mother, Perkins has a long resume of hit movies and TV series. She is best known today for her lead role in the long-running Showtime series Weeds where she played a single mother who becomes a drug dealer to support her family.

She has appeared in iconic films like the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street and Big (1988). In addition to this series, she can now also be seen in the just-released comedy miniseries The Moodys, based on the Australian series of the same name.

8 Michael Beach

Playing Poppy’s husband Ingram Rhoades, you might recognize Beach from NBC drama Third Watch, where he played Monte Parker. He has also been in a number of movies like Lean on Me, One False Move, and Waiting to Exhale.

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His big screen debut was way back in 1987 in End of the Line, but he got his big break as Angela Bassett’s cheating husband in Waiting to Exhale. ER fans will also recognize him from his role as the ex-husband of Jeanie Boulet, which he played from 1995-1997. He has also had guest roles on Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, and many other shows.

7 Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi players Markus Knox, a former detective and long-time friend (and former boyfriend) of Poppy’s. The actor is known for his roles on medical drama ER, where he played Dr. Greg Pratt, as well as for co-starring in the feature film 8 Mile alongside Eminem.

More recently, you will have seen him in a recurring role on Lie to Me and as a CIA agent in Torchwood: Miracle Day. His movie and TV appearances date back to 1995’s Clockers and New York Undercover. He has also appeared in a number of music videos.

6 Tracie Thomas

Desiree Scoville is Poppy’s commanding older sister on the series, who is played by Tracie Thomas, a film and stage actor and singer known for roles in Rent, Cold Case, The Devil Wears Prada, and more. She is also known for her role on the short-lived TV series Wonderwall.

Working steadily since the early ‘00s, her most recent roles include in episodes of The Good Doctor and Abby’s, in the 2018 movie The Basement, and in the 2016-2017 Broadway revival of Falsettos.

5 Ron Cephas Jones

A prolific actor with an impressive career, Jones plays Poppy’s motorcycle gang leader father Leander “Shreve” Scoville. But you might recognize him from a much different recent role as the biological father of Randall Pearson on NBC’s This Is Us. He was also an original member of the hacker group fsociety on Mr. Robot and appeared on Netflix’s Luke Cage from 2016-2018.

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Acting since the late ‘90s, Jones has appeared on film as well, and in theater productions. He will also appear in Hulu teen drama Looking for Alaska.

4 Tami Roman

In a recurring role as Poppy’s stepmother Lillian, Roman is best known for appearing on the reality TV series The Real World: Los Angeles in 1994 and as one of the breakout stars from Basketball Wives and its spin-off Basketball Wives LA.

Her other TV credits include CBS show Extant and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. If you don’t recognize her face, you might recognize her voice from Tami Roman’s Love Talk & Hot Jamz, which aired on Houston radio station KCOH.

3 Rico Elliott Anderson

As Herbie, the manager of the biker bar that Poppy’s family frequents, Anderson doesn’t have as recognizable an acting resume as the others. But the actor has appeared in more than 90 TV shows, films, and commercials!

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His most notable roles include in the award-winning documentary Mighty Times: The Children’s March and as Boras in Star Trek: Renegades. Beyond that, he has had bit roles on a long list of series, from S.W.A.T. to The Mick, Grey’s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, and more. So you’ve probably seen a lot more of Anderson than you realize!

2 Brett Cullen

Cullen’s character is Owen Cave, a police officer and Warren’s father who believes his son deserves to be in jail. The actor has been on the small screen since the ‘80s, first in CBS drama Falcon Crest then adding series like The Young Riders, The West Wing, and Friday Night Lights to his resume.

He also played astronaut David Scott in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and his appeared in many movies, too, like The Replacements, On Golden Pond, and Ghost Rider. But where have you probably most recently seen him? As Thomas Wayne in the 2019 film Joker, of course.

1 Annabella Sciorra

Playing the mother of Josie and Lanie, Erin Buhrman, Sciorra has appeared in a ton of movies, including True Love, Cadillac Man, Jungle Fever, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her guest role on The Sopranos, where she played Gloria Trillo.

But you probably know her best nowadays for her role as Rosalie Carbone on the second season of Luke Cage, a role that she reprised on the third season of Daredevil.

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2019-12-06 03:12:11

Christine Persaud

Truth Be Told Apple TV+ Review | Screen Rant

With its launch in early November, Apple TV+ is still in the early stages of the tech giant’s original content game. After a fine but unremarkable launch with some ambitious and expensive series like The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind, as well as the praised teen comedy Dickinson, it seemed as though the service may have found its best new series yet with the M. Night Shyamalan-produced Servant. Unfortunately, any goodwill brought on by that terrifically discomfiting series may prove to be undone by the moralistic crime dram Truth Be Told. 

The series stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer as Poppy Parnell, a journalist and podcaster aiming to reopen the case against convicted murderer Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), a man her writing helped put behind bars, as new evidence suggests he might not be guilty of the murder he’s been jailed for. It also features a dual role for Lizzy Caplan, as Lanie and Josie Buhrman, twin daughters of the man Warren was convicted of murdering, as well as Elizabeth Perkins, as Warren’s ailing mother.  

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Despite the talent in front of the camera and behind it — the series is executive produced by showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman — and the way it capitalizes on the likes of Serial and other podcasts and documentaries that have captured the attention of more than just true crime aficionados, Truth Be Told struggles to be as compelling as the stories — real or fictional — that it and the book by Kathleen Barber are clearly interested in exploring. Some of that has to do with the scope and intention of the series, one that uses a single incident  and the nearly two decades since to investigate complex issues of morality, culpability, and the unintended consequences of a horrible crime. And in doing so, the series raises additional questions, such as whether or not who a person has become changes the way he is treated, especially when his circumstances are not his to control. 

That’s one of the biggest questions asked by the series early on, as Poppy comes to believe Warren may have been wrongly convicted of murdering Chuck Buhrman, a crime for which he’s now served 19 years behind bars. In that time, the then-17-year-old has become a hardened convict, one affiliated with white supremacists in prison, initially as a means to survive in a harsh environment. It’s an interesting quandary: How much sympathy can Poppy and the audience have for someone whose life is fueled by racism and hatred? And for his part, Paul makes for a compelling character study, as his supposed innocence has suddenly become relevant again after nearly two decades behind bars, leaving the audience to wonder if the person Warren has become should benefit from any potential absolution for the crime he was possibly erroneously convicted of. 

To that end, Truth Be Told has an undeniable hook, one that is firmly entrenched in the appeal and addictive qualities of True Crime stories, podcasts, and documentaries. And it’s one that is further complicated by Warren’s actions both before and after he was convicted. Adding to the moral complexity of the story is Poppy’s role as an up-and-coming journalist who benefitted greatly from her coverage of Warren’s trial and who, the series claims, is partially responsible for his being convicted. As such, Poppy’s change of heart puts her on a difficult path of admitting she may have been wrong, and trying to help someone who may be beyond help, let alone redemption.

Truth Be Told is a dark, sometimes harrowing narrative, though, it could be argued, one that might have been better suited to a short miniseries or, better yet, a feature film. As such, Spellman and her writers’ room are tasked with stretching the drama out over 10 hours. Though Apple only made the first four available to critics ahead of time — the first three will be available to subscribers when the series premieres — it’s clear that the biggest challenge facing the series has to do with the real estate it’s being asked to cover. This is most apparent in the show’s asides with Poppy’s husband and family, played by Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, and Ron Cephas Jones, and with Caplan as the troubled Buhrnam sisters. All these subplots should help flesh out the main characters and humanize the otherwise forgotten victim in this story, but for one reason or another, they feel extraneous to a fault. 

The result, then, is a compelling concept, a visually impressive presentation, and a number of terrific performances that, weirdly, don’t add up to a propulsive or captivating series. It’s an interesting idea and it’s easy to see why Apple would be interested — gotta love those podcasts — but in the end, Truth Be Told’s pace is too languorous for its own good. 

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Truth Be Told episodes 1-3 will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on Friday, December  6, 2019.

2019-12-05 02:12:29

Kevin Yeoman

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Shia LaBeouf Didn’t Knock Out Tom Hardy (The Truth Is Weirder)

Shia LaBeouf didn’t knock out Tom Hardy, but the truth is even weirder. Since making his feature film debut in 1998 at the age of 12, LaBeouf has gone through what is arguably one of the strangest, yet most interesting transitions for an actor.

Having struggled with substance abuse issues as his career began to take off, the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star has repeatedly been in the news. Unfortunately, many of the stories that have been filed about LaBeouf over the years have had more to do with his off camera behaviour than with his actual credibility as an actor. In early 2014, LaBeouf turned up at the Berlinale Film Festival premiere of director Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac wearing a paper bag on his head, scrawled with the phrase “I’m Not Famous Anymore”. The incident kicked off a bizarre performance art campaign in which the then 27-year-old star occupied a Los Angeles art gallery for six days with the bag over his head, crying silently for bemused spectators. In 2018, it was revealed that while filming 2012’s Lawless, LaBeouf knocked out Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy during a scuffle.

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At the time of the news being revealed about LaBeouf and Hardy, it seemed hard for many to believe that LaBeouf could take out someone the size of Hardy. The story has persisted, however – that is, until LaBeouf sat down as a guest on the YouTube series Hot Ones with Sean Evans. Over the course of the 30-minute interview, LaBeouf samples some truly spicy chicken wings, and reveals that Hardy fell down a flight of stairs while the two actors were wrestling, hurting his back but not knocking himself out. Oh yes – LaBeouf was also buck-naked at the time. You can check out the full interview below, with the wrestling story coming at the 17:40 mark:

According to LaBeouf, there were no ill feelings between himself and Hardy prior to the wrestling match. Rather, he and Hardy typically got into wrestling matches for fun and during this particular time in question, LaBeouf was with his girlfriend when Hardy burst into the room and kicked off an impromptu wrestling match. Calling the story of knocking out Hardy “a bunch of bulls***t”, LaBeouf further clarifies the tussle by explaining that Hardy had picked him up and that the battle gradually moved along until the actors were out in the hallway and Hardy accidentally fell down the stairs. From that point onward, said LaBeouf, Hardy told everyone on the set of Lawless that LaBeouf had knocked him out.

The story is certainly an amusing one, but it does also go to show how drastically the truth can be altered when it comes to celebrities. Exactly why Hardy told people that LaBeouf knocked him out is unknown, though it does seem as though he simply thought it a funny story to tell. Perhaps it even seemed better to admit to than having to tell people that he hurt his back while wrestling a naked man. One thing is for certain, however – this particular warped and blown out of proportion LaBeouf story makes for some decent food for though with regard to other rumours spread about the star over the years.

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2019-09-20 02:09:40

Mike Jones

Preview: DC’s Collapser Reveals The Truth About Black Holes

The science fiction behind DC’s Collapser is getting stranger and stranger by the issue, as Liam James discovers the truth about his family… and their place in a cosmic hunt for reality-warping technology. But hey, at least he now knows that the rest of the world can see the skeleton bombing Earth from a hot air balloon, too.

There’s no easy way to describe the cosmic forces and mystical science that has led to this point in the series from Danny Way, Shaun Simon, and Ilias Kyriazis. In truth, the readers are still just as much in the dark as Liam himself. One day he wakes up with a black hole contained inside of his chest, begins teleporting around the globe to locations of cosmic or occult significance, and eventually sees his hallucinations become real. All things considered, our preview of Collapser #3 finding Liam with his black hole in the form of a kind old man is a welcome return to the familiar.

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The series has done Young Animal proud in its first two issues, with the writers and artwork perfectly capturing the spirit of this science fiction/body horror/theoretical physics adventure. The series has made vague allusions to a larger rivalry or war that Liam and his black hole have been dragged into, but Issue #2 brought those problems home to roost. After being treated for what he thought was hallucinations and paranoid fantasies, Liam has realized they may have actually been glimpses of the truth. But the preview of Collapser #3 confirms his path to understanding is going to get weirder before it starts to make sense. Take a look at the pages embedded below:

It looks like Liam just stumbled onto an entirely new mystery, meaning the true nature of black holes is just as strange as his own. Fans can pick up the full issue this Wednesday, and can find the full credits and solicitations details below:

  • COLLAPSER #3 (2019)
  • Released on: September 11th, 2019
  • Written by: Danny Way, Shaun Simon
  • Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
  • That feeling when a dead man tells you that your parents were superheroes from another planet…
  • There’s a voice in the head of Liam James questioning everything he does—from his job at the nursing home to keeping his relationship with his girlfriend afloat. Liam suffers from anxiety, and the only thing that quiets it is music, which makes a weekly DJ gig his one saving grace. But Liam’s life changes forever when he receives a black hole in the mail (yes, you read that right), one that takes up residence in his chest, grants him insane superpowers, turns him into a celebrity and draws him into a cosmic conflict beyond his wildest imagination. Where did this black hole come from? Why Liam? Is power the cure? Or will superstardom turn Liam into a black hole himself? Find out in COLLAPSER, a superhero story that could only come from DC’s Young Animal!

Collapser #3 is available from your local comic book shop on September 11th, or direct from DC Comics.

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2019-09-09 07:09:37

Andrew Dyce