ATN is playing catch-up yet again: I’ve just added over 450 HD screen caps from last week’s episode of “Graceland,” the penultimate ep of season two. Entitled “Echoes,” we saw some past choices of the characters continue to haunt them — from bruises to incriminating evidence. After engaging in a scuffle with Sid, Mike asks Briggs for advice, including what happens if he doesn’t catch the bad guy. “Maybe that’s where atonement comes in,” Briggs suggests, although Mike states simply that he’s “not interested in atonement.” If you haven’t yet watched the finale: any final predictions?
As the arrests of Sid and the Solanos near, even the best laid plans begin to crumble.
My apologies in the severe delay over these screen caps, for last week’s episode of “Graceland” (the eleventh in this second season, entitled “Home”). It included some explosive moments, including a messy sauce night and bank robbery that almost went awry thanks to Briggs nearly losing himself. Or, has he lost himself already? Caps have been a little slow this season due to issues with my laptop (long story), but I hope to get caps from last night’s episode – “Echoes” – on the site shortly. Thank you for your patience.
Off the heels of a street naming ceremony, Playbill.com has released a new interview with Aaron Tveit in which they talk about the honor. And with two episodes of “Graceland” left in season two, it’s no surprise they delve a little bit into the USA Network show — including transitioning from stage to small screen and whether or not there are plans for Aaron’s character, Mike Warren, to sing.
Speaking of singing, Aaron also talks about hopeful plans in the future, like performing in classic revivals and wanting to perform with more orchestras around the nation. In the meantime, he’ll get some of his concert fix this Saturday, as he’ll be performing with the Pasadena Pops in Michael Feinstein’s “New York! New York!” show.
Check out an excerpt of the article below before heading to the source for more:
After starring in two brand-new musicals, Tveit, who said he’s a fan of the classic musical catalog of Carousel, West Side Story, and South Pacific, among others, said he would like to perform in a revival. He also is “dying to do a play,” listing David Mamet and Martin McDonagh as two of his favorite playwrights.
“New musicals are really hard, to be completely honest,” he said. “Everyone’s taking a big chance and it’s a lot of hard work — which is also so exciting to get to be a part of something. But doing a revival, you’re working on a [known] property. You have to figure out a new way to do it or a fun way to do it. Those musicals are revived and are classics for a reason.”
On Sunday, August 31st, Aaron Tveit was in his hometown of Middletown, NY to help with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine grand opening ceremony. His duty was to act as keynote speaker for the event, in which he used his passionate experience to talk to inaugural medical students receiving their white coat.
Speaking to TWC News at the event, Aaron stated: “I see how my work affects people in a positive way and I think that’s what [medical students] are going to be doing on a daily basis. So I thought that’s how it tied together; the passion you do for a living can help other people.”
“I was lucky enough to follow my dreams and into my profession, and a lot of these doctors are probably doing that,” said Tveit.
The opening ceremony was held for the opening of Touro College’s osteopathic medicine wing, which was previously Horton Hospital — where Aaron was born. Middletown mayor Joe DeStefano said using Aaron as a speaker and representative at the event “couldn’t be a better fit” and that it was important to acknowledge successful natives of the town.
Following the opening and white coat ceremonies, Aaron hit the streets in front of the Paramount Theater. There, he received quite an honor: a street devoted entirely to him. Called “Aaron Tveit Way,” the new name replaces the South Street portion in front of the Paramount. Because Aaron had performed at the theater as a teenager, his honorary street name’s location seems even more appropriate.
Mayor DeStefano joined Aaron – and the Tveit family – to unveil the sign amidst flashing cameras along with throngs of fans and friends (including Aaron’s former music teacher, Greg Bennett) lining the barricade in support. Photos from the event can be seen in the gallery.
“Never in a million years would I have expected something like this,” Aaron said at the street sign unveiling. “It’s pretty great.”
Even as the agents bait their final hooks against the Solano Cartel, it dawns that Sid may still have a few tricks of his own.
While some celebrities receive keys to a city, Aaron Tveit’s New York hometown is taking it a step further by honoring him with his very own street name.
The event – which takes place at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, August 31st – will primarily serve as the grand opening for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, a new medicine school held at the former Horton Hospital, where Aaron was born. (“It’s not about me,” the ever-humble Aaron stated.) Students will recite the oath of osteopathic physicians before engaging in a “coating ceremony,” serving as a symbol to their dedication in the medical field.
Aaron will act as a keynote speaker at the opening, where he’ll talk about passion and how it spans from Broadway to the medical community. “I know they’re going into this because they’re passionate about helping people,” he said. According to Times Herald-Record, Aaron also stated that he was pleased the old Horton Hospital would be used as a school rather than demolished, a reason why he was happy to host the event.
Following the opening ceremony, Middletown will honor Aaron with a very special addition to the town: they’ll be renaming the portion of South Street in front of the Paramount Theatre – where Aaron performed at as a teenager – to Aaron Tveit Way. Speaking to Playbill, Aaron said of his new street, “It’s just utterly mind-blowing. I never would have expected that in a million years. I’m so grateful and flattered.
“I still can’t wrap my head around that, to be completely honest,” Aaron continued in his Playbill interview. “It’s an incredible thing. My hometown is awesome, and I still have a lot of pride there. I’m still very much still tied there.”
Following an episode where Mike literally had blood on his hands, he was barely able to get any rest before his ongoing operation blew up in his face. Did Paige and Briggs made the right decision by stepping into the compound? After exploring Sulla’s house, do you think Paige now has a hunch about Lena’s ultimate fate? Mike wasn’t featured heavily in this episode, but you can still find several HD screen caps from “The Head Of The Pig” in the gallery.
Briggs learns that someone at Graceland has proof of his past crimes.
The ninth episode of “Graceland” S2 might have been the darkest yet, showing the indescribable bleakness of Sulla’s house of sex trafficking. Mike Warren – who was staying overnight for the case – involved himself with a lot of trouble and heartache. Do you think Mike behaved rationally, or was he running too much on emotions? How do you think this will affect other relationships in the show? Over 250 HD screen caps from the episode (“Gratis”) have been added to the gallery.