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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Watery Grave - July 14
We are down to the Final Four - or the Elite 8,
whichever way you want to see it. We have 4 men and 4
women, and they will be paired off into a one man and
one woman team to make a movie which... will be seen by
around 6 people and will be shows on USA Networks in
around a month.
The scene this time around is called 'Watery Grave'.
Both the man and the woman are tied up as they have to
get past their worst fears - and an explosion, to boot.
Some people's biggest fear could be lack of sleep, as
everyone got drunk after the callbacks. How drunk? Well,
Jared woke up... naked... with Melisande. Sure enough,
the video has Jared naked rolling on the floor. The rest
of the guys tell Jared that he was spooning Melisande
and refresh his memory about what actually happened for
the evening. The problem - Jared has a girlfriend
already, and she can't be too happy about Jared rolling
around the floor naked. Oopsie.
Melisande wonders if she can stop the gossip train.
Nope. She wonders if there is anyway they can drop it.
Sean - "It looks like it has already been dropped."
Melisande said that before she went to the show, she
realized that she would be characterized as either a
b$tch or a slut. Three guesses what you are
As the next scene involves water (and more importantly,
breathing underwater), Jim takes the 8 contestants left
and brings them to stunt diving class. They get to play
with the gear while trying to stay afloat. This concerns
Melisande, who is afraid of the water. Mae, meanwhile,
holds her nose while she is underwater. Being that they
were considered the 'lawnchairs on the Titanic' the last
time out, this isn't looking too good for either of
The NetZero High Speed Challenge is to work your way
through an underwater obstacle course by grabbing a rope
and swimming through it. By the way, you are wearing
goggles painted black in the inside - which would be the
equivalent of an underwater blindfold. Everyone made it
without much concern, though Mark wants to know why they
need to be so hard - and why they can't do it more than
once. You sure you're not a blonde, Mark?
Speaking of Blonde moments, Jared and Mark argue which
is better - grass or dirt. Or an Oscar and an Emmy, as
they run their own mock radio show. Mark reminds Jared
to keep his clothes on at all times. Now they tell him?
Of course, Jared doesn't have to worry about it, as
Hollywood fashion designer Brenda Cooper shows the next
wardrobe for the scene - skimpy bathing suits. Corinne,
who had enough problems with full length clothing,
should be having a conniption. The guys will be having
body paint added to their body to make them more
attractive - and Brenda orders the guys chests and backs
to be shaved. This upsets John, who looks like the
Tasmanian Devil, while Brenda reminds them to work on
Cut to the women. Brenda is playing with the girls'...
assets. Corinne takes it personally when Brenda tells
her and Melisande to get a boob job. That was the
equivalent of telling her to jump in a pool of acid, and
there is clearly no love loss between the two of them.
Jeanne loves cheese - and cheese loves Jeanne, as she
complains about her weight. The actors are complaining
about their next assignment, which is to write their own
last will and testament. How cheery. Howard Fine tells
them all that they can do better - and they want them
all to prove themselves today. John goes first - and
everyone was blown away. That concerns Mae, who felt
that she wasn't ready to display her emotions. Sean says
that he has a lot of relatives and he takes a while. He
lets it go - and it just seems like he is going
overboard, though Howard enjoyed it.
Next is Jared, who Howard is accusing him of being
over-competitive. He does the Last Will... if it was Jim
Carrey on his death-bed. Everyone was repulsed by it and
even Howard detects manipulation in the performance.
Howard gives his Casting Card to Sean...and Mae. He says
that Jared can be emotional at any t ime, which is a
neat trick - but it's still a trick. Hmmm...
Jared takes his snub personally. Everyone else takes a
break - except John and Mae, who have to select their
teams for the performance. Sean picks Jeanne, Corinne
and John, while Mae gets Jared, Melisande and Mark.
Being as Mae's group has the 'disposable' actors, they
better be able to do the job well...
After more discussion on Jared and Melisande, everyone
is introduced to a blond surfer-type. Chef Juliano (who
Corinne wasn't sure if it was a guy or a girl) shows
everyone about the wonders of vegetarianism. Sean did
find it tasty - while everyone else just found him
bizarre. Mad Mad House's Avocado's spirit has channeled
into this show - and so has their ratings.
Jared does play along with Chef Juliano, but his organic
spicy food was a little too spicy for him as he winds up
in the bathroom for most of the evening. When he finally
gets out of the bathroom, he goes right after the chef -
much to the consternation of the rest of the actors, who
go after Jared. Jeanne and Sean both go after Jared and
Sean wants to beat the crud out of him. Jared thinks
that Sean is threatened by him, and the war of words
At 4:30 am, the actors are whisked to the set, all
decked out with a water tank. Jared's group, who had a
prayer's circle beforehand, goes first. Jerry reminds
them that they need to show a sense of panic. Melisande
had that and then some, as she thought the whole
experience was a nightmare. On the other side, Jeanne
thought that she may have been over-trained for it,
because she was calm - maybe too calm.
The guys had their own problems. Mark, who never has
been in a fight, had troubles with the choreography.
Jerry says that looks are important, but it will take
more than looks to get the gig. That leads us into
callbacks, where we see everyone in action. All of them
thought that Jeanne's team was the stronger team, which
means that the eliminated ones will be in Jared's squad.
They weren't nuts with any of them in the group and they
think that Jared is starting to collapse. They still are
arguing between which of the 4 need to go...
...and we'll see who wins the argument as Tina hands out
the scripts. This time around, we also see casting
director Victoria Burrows to give feedback. She reminds
all of them that they are all at risk and to not be
comfortable. She tells them all that none of them did an
outstanding job, while Jared thinks that they all did a
good job in his group. Actor and Casting Director on
different pages - not good.
The call backs go to...John, Corinne, Sean and Jeanne.
The last two callbacks go to...all four people. No one
gets eliminated, but they all get a warning that this is
their first - and only - reprieve. Jared completely
disagrees and he rallies his troops, telling him that he
was happy with the scene. Can we say deluded?
So instead of letting the show die a quick death, we get
the agony prolonged by a completely useless episode.
Is it just me, or does both the producer and the
director look like they want to do another casting call?
Does that feeling - and the criticism of the actors
instead of saying what they have done right contributed
to people leaving in droves and only getting a 2.5
We'll have more rantings from me next week.
June 14 - Casting Special
June 15 - Hollywood
June 22 - Method Acting
June 29 - Special Ops
June 30 - Leap of Faith
July 7 - The Captives