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Starz’s Blindspotting | Dante Basco, April Absynth, and Lance Holloway on the Filipino Episode

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Despite being the Halloween episode, the fourth episode in season two of Blindspotting can easily be considered as its Filipino episode.

With Jacque and Cuddie’s relationship blossoming, Jacque decided to have Cuddie meet her Filipino family with a tiny surprise of Rufio from Hook.

Here is the description of the episode:

Swordfighting pirates, a chalice full of cheese, and a night full of Frights, in the fourth episode of Blindspotting. Ashley, Trish, Janelle, and Earl head out to celebrate Halloween in Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and find some understanding along the way. Meanwhile, Jacque (April Absynth) introduces Cuddie (Lance Holloway) to her Filipino family at the annual costume party. After being tricked into dressing as a pirate for the party, Cuddie is challenged to a duel by Jacque’s father, the real-life Rufio, Dante Basco, who, for obvious reasons, hates pirates.

The episode cast includes Jasmine Cephas Jones, Benjamin Earl Turner, and Candace Nicholas-Lippman.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke to the castmates of the episode for the Filipino story that included Dante Basco, April Absynth, and Lance Holloway. We discussed it as the Filipino episode, the food, swashbuckling, and Filipino traditions.

Dante Basco is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys, in Steven Spielbert’s Hook. He voiced the titular character in American Dragon: Jake Long and Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. His other credits included Kim Impossible, The Proud Family, The Boondocks, Ultimate Spider-Man, Star Wards Rebels, We Care Bears, and Carmen San Diego.

April Absynth is a series regular in the Blindspotting series as Jacque and has a leading role as Rachel in the comic book series Lumpia with a Vengeance. She is a performer in theater ranging from Miss Saigon to Thoroughly Modern Millie. Also, she tours throughout California as a professional singer with various bands.

Lance Holloway had roles in short films, movies, and television series, including Rabid Weight Loss, 12 Days of Giving, and Doubt. He was also credited as a staff writer for a few episodes of Grown-ish series.

The episode of “Rufio Still Hates Pirates” premieres tonight on Starz.

Watch the exclusive interview with Dante Basco, April Absynth, and Lance Holloway below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For news and interviews, contact Gig Patta at [email protected]. Follow for all his postings and musings in entertainment.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Starz

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