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In the final moments of Star-Crossed’s series premiere, a character was shot to death — and his passing will have an incredible impact on the lives of Roman (Matt Lanter), Emery (Aimee Teegarden), and could even threaten the entire future of human-alien integration.

Roman’s father, a peaceful leader and an outspoken advocate of integration, was shot and killed by a human at the end of Episode 1. Not only will human-Atrian tensions to explode into violence, but his death marks the loss of one of the most active supporters of peace. With Roman’s father gone, the formerly fringe voices calling for Atrian takeover will have an opportunity to grow unhindered.

The CW has released it’s official synopsis of Episode 2,  "These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends," which airs on Monday, February 24.

The funeral

"Roman (Matt Lanter) and Sophia (guest star Brina Palencia) prepare for a funeral. Roman is surprised and suspicious when his Uncle Castor (guest star Johnathon Schaech) shows up in the sector offering to help the family."

Roman pushes Emery away

"Meanwhile, Emery (Aimee Teegarden) tries to talk to Roman about what happened, but he doesn't want anything to do with her. Upset, Emery turns to Grayson (Grey Damon)." 

A kidnapping

"The Atrian Seven are invited to the school carnival. However, the fun ends after Drake (Greg Finley) is kidnapped and Roman finds out the Trags are preparing a hit on Emery and her family at the carnival."

Kidnappings. Love triangles. Threat of death. Yikes. And you thought the season premiere was intense!

Star-Crossed Season 1, Episode 2: "These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends" airs on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8 p.m./7c on The CW.