Crusoe: Preview of "Smoke and Mirrors"
Crusoe: Preview of "Smoke and Mirrors"
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
There's an on going buzz that Crusoe is on the brink of cancellation.  The show hasn't been a critical favorite and hasn't exactly attracted promising numbers. Following its premiere episode on October 17, 2008, ratings have significantly dropped, leading critics to predict that NBC will soon pull the plug on the multi-million pound budgeted series.  On the other hand, the show boasts its own share of weird and fantastical elements.  And if you're a fan of the Justin Bodle-created drama, you still have four remaining episodes to enjoy, including tonight's installment called “Hour 10 – Smoke and Mirrors.”
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Based on the novel by Daniel Defoe, Crusoe is all about the tale of Robin Crusoe.  Leading the series is a young man who leaves his true love to embark on an escapade only to end up shipwrecked on a remote tropical island for six years.  Completely detached from his life he once knew, his longing to return to his wife and his unlikely friendship with Friday are the only two things that keep him sane.  But isolation isn't his only problem.  He also has to deal with enemies while being stranded in the island.

In the 10th episode of Crusoe, things are not always as they appear.  Crusoe (Philip Winchester) is reunited with his beloved Susannah (Anna Walton) when she appears on the island.  He is overjoyed but somewhat mystified as he gets a strange feeling.  Later, the couple looks for Friday (Tongayi Chirisa) but they discover that someone else is alive on the island and their lives are in danger.

“Hour 10 – Smoke and Mirrors” airs tonight at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.

Meanwhile, fans can also catch lead star Philip Winchester in the big screen as he stars in Michael J. Bassett's Solomon Kane and Allen Wolf's drama thriller In My Sleep.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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