This morning, we have a ton of Chuck spoilers, including leaked script pages and details about some irrevocable developments. There are some new images from Transformers 2, but are they fan art or leaked drawings? You decide. Some new Igor images are definitely genuine, but you may wish they weren't. There are new set reports from Lost and Fringe, and some new Stargate pics. Plus, there are new scoops on Smallville, Sarah Connor, Knight Rider and Heroes. Fall TV season is spoiler season! Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: These leaked images supposedly show us the "robot modes" of the Chevrolet Trax and Audi R8 from Transformers 2. Or they're just fan art. More images at the link. [TFormers]
Igor: Here are some new stills from Igor, the animated film about a hunchback with ideas above his station.
Lost: Another Lost set report. Someone observed some shooting involving a bloodied Hurley, Sayid, a man with a briefcase, and cop cars. Here are a few pics, including the mysterious man with the case. In a separate block of filming, Daniel Farraday was there, telling something to Sawyer, Juliet, Charlotte and Miles. So either Farraday's alive, or this is a ghost or flashback. [SpoilersLost]
Also, Lost season five will deal with where - and when - the island moved to. And we'll see Danielle Rousseau's early years on the island, including finding her research team slaughtered and her daughter kidnapped. And the Sayid-Hurley buddy comedy will be a major focus of the off-island sequences. [SpoilersLost again] Sarah Connor Chronicles: Summer Glau's Terminator, Cameron, may have overplayed her hand and pushed her luck when she begged for her life and told John she loved him, says producer Josh Friedman. Also, Shirley Manson isn't a T-1000, she's a T-1001, which is way more special. And there are only three Terminators running around L.A. — plus maybe one or two left over from last year. It's possible one of those spare Terminators will start hunting John as well. And Riley, John's new love interest, is definitely flesh and blood. [E! Online] Chuck: The eleventh episode of the new season is the Christmas episode, and it features a gunman named Ned who holds the Buy More employees, plus Ellie, Awesome and Sarah, hostage. Casey gets injured and relucatantly allows himself to be one of the first hostages traded away. Awesome, meanwhile, uses his football background to come up with a plan to take the gunman out, and Chuck has to talk him out of it, based on Chuck's experience with scared gun-wielding men. "Don't be awesome," Chuck pleads. It turns out Ned just wants to go home and spend Christmas with his family, but he needs a way out of this situation. As negotiations go on, Chuck realizes that both Ned and the hostage negotiator, Lt. Mauser, are Fulcrum agents. They've figured out the government is protecting something or someone in the store. And now they've guessed that Chuck has a connection to Bryce Larkin, who stole the Intersect from them. Mauser threatens to shoot Chuck's sister if he doesn't come clean. So Chuck finally admits the truth, and Lt. Mauser says Ned will release another hostage — Chuck. An ambulance will take Chuck to a secure Fulcrum facility. Chuck begs to say a final goodbye to his sister. Then Sarah and Casey realize Fulcrum is capturing Chuck and race after him. Meanwhile, Chuck gives Sarah his mother's charm bracelet to show how much he cares. She protests that this is something he should give to a real girlfriend, and he says "I know," before putting it on her wrist anyway. And Morgan needs a bold gesture to win back Anna, so he seeks advice from Big Mike. Oh, and the fact that Big Mike is in this episode means that he obviously isn't in any danger of dying. [ChuckTV and SpoilerTV] Meanwhile, two awesome Chuck-Sarah moments take place in the season's second episode. In the first, Sarah struts sexily into the Buy More, to the strains of Huey Lewis, and plants a kiss on Chuck. In the second, the retired spy (played by John Larroquette) who's training Chuck orders him to practice his seduction technique on Sarah, and her reaction to his lame moves is hilarious. Meanwhile, the character who dies in the season opener is one fans won't miss. [EW] Here's the official synopsis for that episode, which is supposed to be sort of a riff on My Favorite Year:
Emmy Award winner John Larroquette ("Boston Legal") guest-stars as the legendary debonair spy Roan Montgomery and Melinda Clarke ("The O.C.") guest-stars as a sultry but dangerous female spy known as the Black Widow. Chuck (Zachary Levi) must go undercover to retrieve the Cipher from the Black Widow. But in order to get close to his target, Chuck must learn the art of seduction from the suave and sophisticated Roan. Unfortunately for Chuck, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin), Roan is no longer the world's greatest spy. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) offers Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) some advice for a romantic night with Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), and Lester (Vik Sahay) struggles to gain respect at Buy More as the new assistant manager.
[SpoilerTV] And finally, here are some big spoilers for episode one: the new Intersect program self-destructs, because the final piece was a Trojan installed by Fulcrum. So Casey ends up not executing Chuck after all. And Lester gets the coveted assistant manager position after Chuck turns it down. [SpoilerTV] Fringe: A loyal io9 reader, Tom, witnessed Fringe filming at Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens. He got a look at a callsheet and saw it was for episode 6, "The Cure." Scenes were being shot in the Waiting Room, the Clean Room, and a bunch of scenes in the Decontamination Room. [Thanks Tom!] Peter and Olivia don't kiss in the first half dozen episodes of the season. [EW] Also, BuddyTV visited the show's set. [BuddyTV]
Fringe put out a casting call for its seventh episode. The show is seeking a sexy German intelligence officer, Lucas Vogel, who is happy to help out an old flame. Also, the episode will feature an inflexible, working class prison warden of a high-security German prison. And a third guest character is David Robert Jones, a playful, aloof British guy who is confident that he's part of a larger plan and content to wait for the moment when he'll be asked to step up to the plate. Also, episode four will be called "The Arrival." [SpoilerTV] Heroes: BuddyTV also posted a couple of behind-the-scenes videos of Heroes, which we linked to before, but now they're on YouTube.
Smallville: Chloe suffers severe memory loss in episode 9, the same one where Clark offers to show her his hayloft in a flashback. Clark asks Jor-El to help restore Chloe's memory... but then decides there are a few things she might be better off not remembering. [EW] Eleventh Hour: Wondering how Jerry Bruckheimer's oh-no-evil-science show differs from J.J. Abrams'? Here are star Rufus Sewell and producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, to fill you in.
Stargate Atlantis: Here are some promo pics for the 15th episode of the season, "Remnants." [SpoilerTV]
Knight Rider: And now for your favorite show and mine. Here are the official synopses of the first two episodes:
A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR: IN THE SERIES PREMIERE, MIKE'S NEW MISSION BRINGS HIM FACE TO FACE WITH PEOPLE FROM A PAST HE DOES NOT REMEMBER- Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are assigned a seemingly easy package delivery - until they realize the package is actually a man with vital top secret code decryption built into his DNA. The mission gets complicated when the enemies, including a mysterious woman (guest star Paula Garces, "The Shield"), seem to know a great deal about Mike and a past he can't recall. JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE KNIGHT: Mike (Justin Bruening) reunites with a former Army buddy (guest star Johnny Messner, "The O.C.") to bring down a drag racing gang that is smuggling weapons overseas. Sarah (Deanna Russo) joins Mike and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) on this dangerous undercover mission, much to her father's (Bruce Davison) dismay.
[KnightRiderOnline] Additional reporting by Lauren Davis