WNAB-TV CW58 Shows - Cult
You're Next, 02/19
MATT DAVIS OF THE VAMPIRE DIARIES STARS IN A NEW DRAMA " Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate's (guest star James Pizzinato Alcatraz) relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show called Cult intends to harm him. When his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff enlists Skye Yarrow (Jessica Lucas, Cloverfield, Melrose Place), a young research assistant working on Cult, to help with his investigation into the dark underworld of the TV show and its rabid fans. Meanwhile, in the parallel worlds of the show-within-a-show, the cult's ruthless leader, Billy Grimm, is played by actor Roger Reeves (the double role of Billy/Roger is played by Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Shameless), a man whose primary agenda is winning back his former follower and lover, Kelly Collins, played by actress Marti Gerritsen (the double role of Kelly/Marti is played by Alona Tal (Supernatural, The Killing). Since escaping from the cult, Kelly has become an LAPD detective who finds herself drawn back into an investigation of the group's activities as she struggles to keep Billy at a safe distance. As the television show grows in popularity, cast members Roger and Marti begin to feel the effects in their real lives. Jason Ensler directed the episode written by Rockne S. OBannon (#101).
In the Blood, 02/26
STACEY FARBER (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, 18 TO LIFE) GUEST STARS IN THIS EPISODE " Jeff (Matt Davis) enlists tech-savvy E.J. (guest star Stacy Farber Degrassi: The Next Generation) to help in his search for his brother Nate (guest star James Pizzinato Alcatraz). Skye (Jessica Lucas) finally reveals to Jeff that she took the researcher job on Cult to learn more about Steven Rae. Meanwhile, at the production office, associate producer Peter Grey (guest star Ben Hollingsworth) brushes off Skye's concerns that some of the Cult fans believe there are hidden messages embedded in the show. On the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) and Paz (guest star Kadeem Hardison, A Different World) discover a body buried vertically, and Kelly believes that this might be a message from Billy (Robert Knepper). Sam Hill directed the episode written by Rockne S. OBannon (#102).
Get with the Program, 03/12
THE NOTEBOOK " Jeff (Matt Davis) tells Skye (Jessica Lucas) about Ama (guest star Neelam Khabra), a woman he met on a "Cult" fan site who claims that her husband is missing after becoming obsessed with the show. When they finally meet her, Jeff notices that she has a "Cult" notebook that looks eerily like Nate's notebook. Ama introduces Jeff and Skye to a man who finds and deprograms cult members. EJ (guest star Stacy Farber, "Degrassi: The Next Generation") locates an IP address on a disk that could bring Jeff and Skye one step closer to finding Nate. Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) finds Professor Patrick (guest star Jonathan Holmes), the man who deprogrammed her, at Billy's (Robert Knepper) compound. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Craig Gore & Tim Walsh (#104).
The Kiss, 03/22
JEFFREY PIERCE (ALCATRAZ) GUEST STARS IN THE EPISODE " Jeff (Matt Davis) receives news that one of Nate's friends might be planning something at an upcoming "Cult" fan
costume party, so Jeff and Skye (Jessica Lucas) attend the party dressed as Billy and Kelly. At the party, Skye's drink is spiked with a hallucinogenic drug similar to a drug used on the television show "Cult." Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds "Weeds," "Hawthorne") warns Jeff that he might be in over his head. Also, at the party, Roger (Robert Knepper) meets mysterious stranger named Stuart (guest star Jeffrey Pierce). Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) marries Billy (Robert Knepper) in a flashback scene. Tim Hunter directed the episode. Story by David Kemper and teleplay by Lindsay Sturman (#105).
The Good Fight, 03/29
OBBA BABATUNDE ("DAWSON'S CREEK," "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS") GUEST STARS IN THE EPISODE " Skye (Jessica Lucas) collapses the morning after the Cult fan party, suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff (Matt Davis) to locate a sample of the drug so they can find a way to reverse its effects in order to save Skye's life. Detective Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds "Weeds") arrives at the hospital but refuses to help. Jeff suspects that the drug might be hidden at her place so he takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, inside Skye's hallucinogenic state, Billy (Robert Knepper), Kelly (Alona Tal) and Skye's father Quentin (guest star Obba Babatunde) encourage Skye to give up and stop searching for the truth. Martha Coolidge directed the episode written by Megan Lynn & Wade Solomon (#106).
The Devil You Know, 04/12
ERICA GIMPEL (NIKITA, VERONICA MARS) GUEST STARS " Jeff (Matt Davis) and Skye (Jessica Lucas) struggle to find evidence against Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds, Weeds) to use as leverage to gain information on Nate. Stuart invites Roger (Robert Knepper) to a weekend getaway at his Santa Barbara estate. Skye has lunch with her mother (guest star Erica Gimpel) and the two discuss the past. Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) strikes a deal with Billy (Robert Knepper) to get her sister Meadow back. Marita Grabiak directed the episode written by Hans Yobeason (#108).
Suffer the Children, 04/05
BRIGID BRANNAGH ("ARMY WIVES") GUEST STARS IN THE EPISODE -- E.J. (guest star Stacy Farber, "Degrassi: The Next Generation") slips Jeff (Matt Davis) a copy of Sakeliks (guest star Aisha Hinds, "Weeds") police personnel file which reveals that Sakelik was taken into custody by Child Protective Services 25 years ago after being found with other abandoned children at a house in Arrowhead. Jeff and Skye (Jessica Lucas) locate the house and question the owner, Annabelle (guest star Brigid Brannagh "Army Wives." Sakelik tracks Jeff and Skye to the house and they barely escape with their lives. Stuart (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, "Alcatraz") continues to befriend Roger (Robert Knepper). Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) finds a lock of Meadow's hair in the trunk of Billy's (Robert Knepper) car (Valiant). Nathan Hope directed the episode written by Megan Martin (#107).
Being Billy, 03/05
A DANGEROUS GAME OF ROLE PLAYING " Jeff (Matt Davis) finds a surprise visitor in Nate's apartment who tells him about a dangerous on-campus game that Nate had been hosting known as Being Billy, which involves role-playing scenes from past Cult episodes. Jeff and Skye (Jessica Lucas) follow clues that might explain the next scene the players will try to recreate. Meanwhile, E.J. (guest star Stacy Farber Degrassi: The Next Generation) searches Nate's laptop and finds that hes been active online and sent a cryptic email to a hidden recipient list. On the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) confronts Billy (Robert Knepper). Jim Conway directed the episode written by Megan Martin (#103).