When actors collide

Anastasia Dualla on "Battlestar Galactica" and  Clementine Chausseur on "Hemlock Grove"

Kandyse McClure: Anastasia Dualla on “Battlestar Galactica” and Clementine Chausseur on “Hemlock Grove”

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Aaron Douglas: Galen Tyrol on “Battlestar Galactica” and Sheriff Tom Sworn on “Hemlock Grove”

So I binge-watched “Battlestar Galatica” recently (the serious, “Edward James Olmos” one, not the cartoonish Lorne Greene version) and very much enjoyed it. Then this weekend I started Season One of “Hemlock Grove.” Now, I like to play “Hey! That’s the guy that was in…” as much as anyone, so when Aaron Douglas, who played Galen on Battlestar, showed up as the Sheriff, it was nice to see him again.

Then the unthinkable happened: ANOTHER actor from Battlestar shows up on Grove.  Kandyse McClure, who played Dualla on “Battlestar,” is now playing Clementine Chausseur on Grove, and she and Aaron Douglas are DOING SCENES TOGETHER.

That was unsettling.  And it took me a couple of days to figure out why.

If it’s just one actor from another show, that’s fine.  It’s easy to believe that the other actors on Grove don’t know that their Sheriff is really Galen from Battlestar, but when Dualla from Battlestar shows up and starts doing scenes with him, I know that she knows.  And he knows that she’s not who she’s pretending to be and this is all I can think about while I’m watching “Hemlock Grove” now and I don’t know what to believe.

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