Last week, viewers were introduced to the alien-invaded world of The CW’s Star-Crossed. There, we met protagonist Emery, a high schooler who had spent most of her life in the hospital thanks to an immune deficiency. And on the day she was finally allowed to return to normal life, so were seven Atrians, the alien species that the government had previously kept segregated from the rest of the world. But when Emery and her best friend, the still-sick Julia, invaded The Sector in hopes of finding the Atrians’ secret healing plant, things got interesting.
By episode’s end, Emery had started a flirtation with Atrian Roman, who then used the healing plant, called Cyper, to help Julia. So what now? For starters: Fewer hospitals. For the rest, we caught up with Malese Jow (who plays Julia) to talk about what the season holds for Emery’s best friend, and more: