|"Jellyfish in the Sky"|
|Air date||April 19th, 2013|
|Writers||Brian McGreevy; Lee Shipman|
|Producers||Lynn Raynor; Lauren LeFranc; Rafe Judkins; Daniel Paige; Eli Roth; Eric Newman; Michael A. Connolly; Peter Friedlander; Sidonie Dumas; Christophe Riandee; Katie O'Connell; Elisa Roth; Mark Verheiden; Brian McGreevy; Lee Shipman; Deran Sarafian; Tim King; Gregg Simon|
|Starring||Famke Janssen; Bill Skarsgård; Landon Liboiron; Penelope Mitchell; Freya Tingley; Dougray Scott|
"Jellyfish in the Sky" is the first episode of season one the supernatural drama series Hemlock Grove, which is based on a 2012 novel by the same name written by Brian McGreevy. This episode was directed by series producer Eli Roth and written by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman. It premiered exclusively on Netflix, along with the rest of the episodes from season one, on April 19th, 2013.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania is a place of strange people and dark secrets. A cheerleader is savagely murdered by what most believe is a vicious animal attack, but evidence also suggests something more. Teenager Peter Rumancek returns to Hemlock Grove with his mother Lynda to take up residence in the abandoned trailer home left behind by his uncle, Nicolae. Another odd youth in the town is Roman Godfrey, who comes from a life of wealth and privelege. In addition to sharing a somewhat inappropriate bond with his mother, Olivia, Roman enjoys going to amusement parks, hiring prostitutes and engaging in occasional bouts of bloodletting.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Principal Cast[edit | edit source]
|Famke Janssen||Olivia Godfrey|
|Bill Skarsgård||Roman Godfrey|
|Landon Liboiron||Peter Rumancek|
|Penelope Mitchell||Letha Godfrey|
|Freya Tingley||Christina Wendall|
|Dougray Scott||Norman Godfrey|
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
|Lili Taylor||Lynda Rumancek|
|Joel de la Fuente||Johann Pryce|
|Laurie Fortier||Marie Godfrey|
|Aaron Douglas||Tom Sworn|
|Nicole Boivin||Shelley Godfrey|
|Amazon Eve||Shelley Godfrey (body)|
Co-Stars[edit | edit source]
|Paul Popowich||JR Godfrey|
|Lorenza Izzo||Brooke Bluebell|
|Emilia McCarthy||Alyssa Sworn|
|Eliana Jones||Alexa Sworn|
|Don Francks||Nicolae Rumancek|
|Jennifer Gibson||Mrs. Banks|
|Joe Bostick||Vice principal|
|Alexander Marsh||Young Roman|
|Alanis Peart||Mrs. Pisarro|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Premiere episode; first appearance of all characters; first appearance of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania.
- The title of this episode, "Jellyfish in the Sky", refers to a dream that Peter Rumancek has in the beginning of the episode. The dream also includes a scene of a snake eating it's own tail.
- Actress Famke Janssen is also known for playing the role of mustant telepath Jean Grey in the X-Men film series.
- Peter Rumancek is accused of being a werewolf in this episode. Actor Landon Liboiron is no stranger to this sort of role. He played werewolf teenager Will Kidman in the 2011 direct-to-video feature The Howling: Reborn. Liboiron is also known for his work on TV shows such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Terra Nova]'.
- Actor Bill Skarsgård is the younger brother of Alexander Skarsgård, who plays vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood.
- Director Eli Roth appeared at WonderCon in April, 2013 to talk about Hemlock Grove. He was interviewed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein. 
- This is the first episode of Hemlock Grove written by Lee Shipman. His next episode is 1x03, "The Angel".
- Amazon Eve, who plays the body of Shelley Godfrey is the world's tallest supermodel, standing at 6'8".
- Fans of Battlestar Galactica may recognize actor Aaron Douglas, who plays Sheriff Tom Sworn. On Battlestar, he played Chief Engineer Galen Tyrol.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Christina Wendall: I've seen you swimming in my grandparent's pond.
- Peter Rumancek: So you've seen me naked.
- Christina Wendall: I don't care. It's just that I'm a novelist, so it's important to me to understand people's motivations.
- JR Godfrey: What are you?
- Olivia Godfrey: Annoyed, exasperated, sexually underwhelmed. Shall I go on?
- JR Godfrey What - are you?
- Olivia Godfrey: Pull the trigger. Find out.
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References[edit | edit source]
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