The real Pete Andrews is finally ready to stand up on Supergirl.
EW is exclusively debuting a sneak peek from this Sunday’s episode that reveals Sean Astin’s return appearance on The CW super-series. In case you forgot, the Lord of the Rings actor guest-starred in the pre-“Crisis on Infinite Earths” part of the season as Kelly’s (Azie Tesfai) old army buddy Pete — except when we met him then, he was actually J’onn’s (David Harewood) evil brother Malefic (Phil LaMarr) in disguise. This time around, there’s no shape-shifting shenanigans going on. This Pete is the real deal.
In the clip above, Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) visit Pete, who is a linguistics expert, visit the United States Congressional Library because they need his help tracking a symbol related to Leviathan. To their surprise, Pete’s discerning ear helps him pick up on the fact that Kara might be from around here because of the way she talks and writes. Furthermore, it also turns out that he’s actually heard “whispers” about Leviathan, so this guy definitely knows his stuff.
Astin initially agreed to appear on the show earlier in the season because both he and his daughter are fans of the show. “He’s seen every episode. So he cares so much and was so kind and excited and lovely,” Azie Tesfai told EW in October. “It was the best day of work I’ve had on this show by far. We got to do stunts and all of these crazy, cool things. He is such a kind person, so to see him play this character that ends up being so dark is so interesting because he’s so likable as the character Pete and as himself.”
Watch the clip above.
Supergirl airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
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US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States. Trump has been focusing on “law and order”, Biden has been trying to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement, and whether Trump will release his taxes are among the many issues…
US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States.
Trump has been focusing on “law and order”, Biden has been trying to strike a conciliatory note. The Black Lives Matter movement, and whether Trump will release his taxes are among the many issues Americans will consider when choosing their president.
As the hotly contested election approaches, Al Jazeera has been speaking to voters across the US asking nine questions to understand who they are supporting and why.
[Courtesy of Matthew Pinna]Age: 20
Residence: Cook County, Illinois
Voted in 2016 for: N/A
Will Vote in 2020 for: Donald Trump
Top Election Issue: The Economy
Will you vote? Why or why not?
“Yes, I will be voting this upcoming election. I really don’t feel an overwhelming compulsion to vote, but I do believe voting should be something one does as a member of a democracy – it’s a civic duty. But I also wouldn’t feel bad if someone decided not to vote. It’s their choice.”
What is your number one issue?
“I would say the economy. As a senior in college, I would say the job market is one of the most pressing things on my mind as well as my fellow classmates’. And so, ensuring that there’s an economy out there after I graduate – as well as for my parents – it’s very important for me.”
Who will you be voting for?
“I’ll be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.”
Is there a main reason you chose your candidate?
“Economically I would say that I favour his [policies]. I like what he’s done with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – I felt that was one of the crowning achievements of his four years, and I feel like four more years of Trump would bring in similar economic gains that we’ve seen under that act.”
Are you happy with the state of the country?
“I would say I’m happy, in terms of how it’s doing economically. I would say in terms of civility, certainly, our country seems to be a bit divided. But I would also note that a lot of that appears to be the work of the media or whatnot, because as a person who goes to school with a variety of people of all different walks of life, as a person who attended Marine Corps Officer Candidate School this summer, I got to see a bunch of people of all different backgrounds, and everyone does get along. It’s just those rare examples that are seen on the media that tend to be blown out of proportion and made to seem as if they’re indicative of our entire culture.”
What would you like to see change?
“I’ll speak towards Trump and say that I would like to see some more ‘presidential behaviour’. I would say [that] during the first four years … or especially as he entered office, I was a fan of his unorthodox methods. But now that he’s become a more established figure within politics, it would be nice to see some decorum and some measured calmness when it comes to handling issues, especially like the coronavirus epidemic.”
Do you think the election will change anything?
“I don’t think so, no. At the end of the day, we’re still America, and we’re still good people who still want to do right by our families. And at the end of the day, that’s still going to be there, regardless of who’s in office.”
What is your biggest concern for the US?
“I’d say [my] biggest concern for America would be foreign policy-wise when it comes to looking at China. I would say China’s growth as an economic power, as well as military power, is probably the most concerning thing for America to keep an eye on. And I think [China] and not Russia, should be the focus of our foreign policy efforts.
“Not entirely dissimilar to the Cold War, you have two competing ideologies here – one more, although communist in name, that appears to [have] elements [of a] significantly more authoritarian government – and especially when you compare that with our more civil rights, freedom-based system we have here. Those two ideologies certainly clash and we’re already seeing conflicts in the China Sea … So we’re coming to some sort of a head, it seems, and it’s only a matter of time I feel before something happens.”
Is there anything we haven’t asked about the election that you want to share?
“I would say an important aspect of the election is really looking at, less so much the Republican Party, but more so looking at what this implication means for the Democratic Party going forward. Especially in the primaries, [we] saw a significant split in ideology – on one hand, you have Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, you have Joe Biden, who essentially is the definition of establishment when it comes to his ties with the Obama administration and his long-lasting tenure with the party.
“Seeing what happens this election, whether he wins or loses, is going to have some pretty severe ramifications for the makeup of the party going forward. And I would just say to people to keep an eye out – in the nascent and progressive wing of the party – and see what happens with that. What I see is an ongoing power struggle between the establishment and the progressives.”
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Place your Echo somewhere in the living room. Chris Monroe/CNET If you’ve got a living room, you probably spend a lot of time there, which makes it the perfect home for your Amazon Echo (at least better than putting it one of these places). And while you may use Alexa to drop in on other…
Place your Echo somewhere in the living room.
If you’ve got a living room, you probably spend a lot of time there, which makes it the perfect home for your Amazon Echo (at least better than putting it one of these places). And while you may use Alexa to drop in on other speakers in the house or play music, there are other benefits to keeping an Echo device in the living room. For example, Alexa can turn your living room into a home theater, and can even let you control all your smart home devices from your couch. We suggest keeping Echo devices away from windows to prevent outsiders from having access to your household Alexa — while a rare occurrence, it is a possibility. Here are the best uses for an Amazon Echo in your living room.
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Your Echo can provide surround sound If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, you can turn your living room into a home theater for when you’re watching movies. Note that you do need to have compatible hardware. This works best if you have multiple Echo speakers in your living room or an Alexa-compatible soundbar. To get started, open the Alexa app and select Devices, tap the Plus icon and select Set Up Audio System. For the best results, you’ll need an Alexa-compatible smart TV or Fire TV to help prevent any lag issues. This also determines whether you’ll select Stereo Pair (connect multiple speakers) or Home Theater (connect speakers to Fire TV) to continue setting up your devices. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish pairing your speakers with your TV.
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Lock and unlock your front door from your couch If you like to keep your doors locked, even when you’re at home, smart locks can be useful for locking and unlocking your door with just your voice. Even better, you can connect it to your Echo speaker so you can ask Alexa to control your lock without moving from the couch. For example, you’d say, “Alexa. Lock the front door.” For security reasons, typically a smart lock twill lock the door in response to voice commands, but will only unlock it with a PIN code. Family game nights Playing the same board games over and over can get boring. Fortunately, your Echo device is chock-full of fun games you can play, from trivia to investigation games. Some of the games are already integrated into the Echo speaker, but many are Alexa skills that you can enable in the Alexa app. The games are great for family nights when you’re staying home — especially with the temperature cooling down. For some starting ideas, here’s a list of Alexa games we like best. For more tips, here are the best uses for Amazon Echo in your bedroom, the best things you can do with two or more Echo devices and the five best ways to use Amazon Echo in the kitchen.
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