Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
Fourteen men and women kick,
shoot, dive, punch, and literally fall for the chance to work
with one of the legends of American action cinema, Joel
Silver, for a made-for to be aired later.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Tina Malave
Casting Directors: Victoria Burrows, Scot Boland, Josh
Einsohn, Marki Costello
Creators: Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton
EP: Joel Silver, Gary R. Benz, Cris Abrego, Rick Telles,
Packager: Warner Bros. TV, Silver Pictures TV, GRB Entertainment,
Airs: Wedesdays at 8:00pm ET on NBC (replays Fridays
at 11:00pm ET on GSN)
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Special Ops - June 29
We are down to the final 14 - and they are rewarded by
having their own names in the intro. Ooooooooh.
Aaaaaaaah. After this episode, some of the people's
names will be irrelevant to the show. Let's watch and
This week's screen challenge is for a scene called
"Special Ops". The actors not only have to work well
with their co-star, but also have to use weapons
But forget about the dangerous stuff right now. It's
time to see even more rewards for the 14 people in the
house - like a trip to their new mansion-house, complete
with a pool table, gym and 14 person dining table. Also
waiting for them - a litter of cars decorating the front
and a swimming pool, which only the guys jumped into -
and Viviana, who came in with her bra and g-string.
Mark's reaction? "Bah," as we, so to speak, get to see
the full moon in the middle of the day.
It's time to claim the bedrooms, and Jared and Viviana
lay claim to the same room. Jared gives Viviana the
room, but not before giving her the business about it.
Also waiting to claim their time - Howard Fine, who will
be giving them lessons once a week. The person who does
the best job gets a casting card, and that person can
pick who they want to act with for their next screen
test - and it allows you to pick your role for the test.
Howard comes on and tells them to bring an object that
is very special to them. He wants to do an exercise
called "memory recall", which has each person opening up
and talking about something that is very special to
them. Mark has a gold chain, Melisande has a good luck
charm, Jeanne has a picture of her daughter who she gave
up for adoption. Howard tells her to take that and
change the emotion to being scared.
Howard (nicknamed "House") talks about being a gangster
and about selling drugs to a friend's mother. While he
was talking, he went into a zone which Howard Fine can't
talk him out of. He gets him out of it eventually, but
the tears coming down just shows the history that he
had. Howard says that he needs to take that pain and
make something out of it. He finds that House has gone
into a deep area that he hasn't dealt with, and he gives
a card to him, He also gives a card to Jeanne.
After the class, everyone is brought down for a casting
call. Harold picks Sean and Jeanne picks Melisande.
Melisande is playing this like a true games-player,
noting that not only can you pick a role that you want -
but you can also pick to give your main competition a
This scene is a group scene which will feature seven
people. The scene is based on Commandos, a Sniper who
works alone, and two pilots who need to be rescued. In
the first group, the Commandos for the scene are House,
Sean, Mark and Viviana, the pilots are Linda and John,
and the sniper is Santino, who thinks that the role is
up for you to make, hence the casting card is 'Crap'.
The second group had 5 women and 2 guys - and they
decided that the 2 men would be the people that would
need to be rescued by the 5 women. The commandos,
therefore are Jeanne, Corinne, Melisande and Somere, the
Sniper is Mae, and Jared and Greg are the victims.
Remember Jared and Viviana arguing about the bedroom?
Well, they are going after each other again in the
casting room about a chair. The girls think that Viviana
is a time bomb, while Jared, it seems, just likes to
push her buttons. Viviana just says to not mess with the
tail, or 'Grrrrrrrrrowwwwwwl'.
Maybe she can put her anger into good use as they get
into firearm training. They are going to teach them how
to look good and how to be safe when using the weapons.
The head of the training, Scott Reitz, tells them that
the actors who have trained here include George Clooney,
Benicio Del Toro and Jennifer Lopez - and he tells them
that if there is any violation on safety protocol, they
are off of training.
Viviana continues to cause trouble for House (Team
Alpha) when she drops a gun and Greg has to tell her to
pick it up. The other team, Jeanne (Team Bravo) has no
such problems. Both teams are set for their speed
challenge, which requires the team to pick up two
injured people and to use their weapons accordingly.
Team Bravo gets it done in 19.57 seconds and Mae knew
that her team is ready. Team Alpha... takes considerably
longer and Viviana's shooting forces the other team to
take cover. She eventually gets someone to help her with
the gun and almost has to take the weapon away from her.
Their time - 29 seconds, and a scared Greg saying that
"I do not feel safe around her."
Back at the house, Tina introduces them all to Joel
Silver, who talks to them for feedback. He reminds them
that two of them will be in a movie he is producing,
which makes them stare at him in awe. What is also
making them stare in awe is Viviana, who is now picking
fights with everyone else, and she tells Linda, "You
think you are a great actress, and I don't think you
are." Well, that doesn't boost morale, and it results in
them getting into a catfight and nothing getting done.
Well, they did want drama...
At the crack of dawn (4am), everyone proceeds to the
site of the Screen Test. Director Gerry Lively tells
everyone to make sure they know their lines, and under
NO circumstances does anyone direct anyone else. That
probably doesn't sit too well with her - and she makes
no friends with Lively as she can't get her gun
During lunch, 13 people were laughing and having fun -
but not Viviana, who wasn't having fun, and decided that
she wanted to eat alone. Jared decided that part of the
reason was the way that he was treating her, so, "she
left... and I followed her.... like an idiot." She then
proceeded to unload on him and told him to stay away
from her. A very guilty Jared then realized the monster
he created and told the other team that they need to
continue working with Viviana - even if she's gone.
Too bad he didn't use that advice for his own team as
John forgets a line which causes them to stop shooting
the scene. Lively, who will be their director for the
show, tells them that they all did marvelously, and that
he'll see 12 of them next week. House, who realizes that
two of them will be gone after tonight, and that Viviana,
if she isn't eliminated, could continue to damage the
team - or herself, goes into the house later and talks
to her. That works just as well as Jared's conversation
with her, as Viviana says that if she wanted to shock
him, she would jump on the table and eat one of the
flowers in the vase. She then proceeds to do so, as a
disgusted House just walks away...
...and into the swimming pool area, where he is
interrupting a conversation between Sean and Linda. He
realizes the tension and leaves. Hmmmmm...
John is walking around - and he notices Viviana packing
her stuff. He goes to see what's up with her, and as
House and Jared have found out, that is a mistake.
Viviana feels that people are threatened by her and has
had enough, as she lays into John as well. "I've been
waiting so long for someone to talk to me - now I don't
want to hear you." She packs her stuff and even though
she thinks that she would get a callback, she leaves.
"This is no longer a callback between people - this is
now a fight between people."
The fight now moves to the board room, as producer Alan
Schechter and Director Louis Morneau now will be doing
the judging. They get to watch the Special Ops screen
test. They find out that Viviana will not be evaluated
since she dropped out. They go after Santino, because
they don't think he is strong enough to carry a two-hour
movie. John immediately gets a strike for bobbling the
lines, but they like Jeanne - and everyone else gets
Now to Team Bravo. They rip Corinne for not handling the
weapons correctly, and she may be thankful that
Viviana's departure may have given her a second chance.
They like both Jared, Greg and Melisande, but mixed
results from everyone else.
Based on that, it looks like the female part is
Melisande's or Jeanne's to lose, while Jared, Greg and
Sean are the favorite for the male lead. In terms of who
is eliminated, it certainly looks like John and Corinne
will be going home...
...unless no one from the women's side will be
eliminated, as Tina tells everyone that Viviana has left
the show. We get parting words from her. "Right now I am
not mature enough to deal with people who do not like
me." She is officially out, and I can imagine Michelle,
Kristin and Matt M. right now cursing at the TV.
The people who won't be cursing, because they have
advanced, are... Jared, Jeanne, Greg, Melisande, Harold,
Mae, Sean, Corinne, Mark, Linda, Somere, and... John.
Santino gets knocked out, and he takes in stride, saying
that he learned a lot from the experience, and it will
help him in the future.
The future is kind to the latest 12 - but it won't be so
kind to two more people. Find out in 24 hours who those
June 14 - Casting Special
June 15 - Hollywood
June 22 - Method Acting