Friday, January 30, 2015

#Grimm Recap - Episode 11

Episode: Death Do Us
S04, E11

Rosalee and Monroe finally go on their honeymoon; Nick and Hank investigate a shocking homicide at an abandoned -- and supposedly haunted -- residence; Renard seeks help from a mystical woman.

Episode 11:

"He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began."

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#Parenthood Series Finale Recap

Goodbye to "Parenthood"

Ep 13, series finale:

Everybody on the phone arranging the wedding. Camille helping Amber and Sarah. Baby cries and Amber picks him up.

Adam on the phone. Max says hang up, this is an emergency. He talked to Hank and he has a job. I'm going to be the sole photographer at the wedding. And Hank said I should talk to you about what to do with the money.

Joel and Julia eating with the kids. She gets a call. Victor's social worker wants to see them tomorrow morning.

Hank comes to Zeke to ask for his blessing. Zeke tells him to have a seat. So, what would you like to say, Hank? Hank says he has Asperger's. Zeke says it's a surprise, and kinda explains a few things, but if Sarah is okay, he's okay. Sarah has taught him more about unconditional love. She's been all about giving her heart to those she cares about the most, so take care of my, my daughter. Be there for her. Hank says that will be his honor to do that. Never met anybody like her. I'll never stop loving her. And she wants to get married Saturday. This Saturday? What's the rush? Oh, right.... Okay, I get it.

Crosby and Jasmine visit Amber. Brought presents. A baby gift and food. Crosby has to tell her The Luncheonette is shutting down. What? Why? He says the truth is it's Adam. He didn't want to go for it like we did. So this is for you. He gives her a severance check. Says I'm sorry. She says it's not his fault. He did what he could. They hug.

Crosby at the luncheonette. Adam is packing. Crosby says he told Amber. And gave her the check. She didn't open it in front of me. Adam says just have to sign the dissolution papers. Crosby wants to read them first. Adam says he's sorry, but we're brothers, so can you stop treating me like someone you barely know.

Kristina and Max at a location, and it's raining. She says he needs to wear his suit. He says no, photographers don't wear suits. They need to be able to move.

Social worker has said something has come up with Victor's birth mother. She gave birth to a baby girl 3 days ago. And she wants to give it up for adoption, to you to have the option first. Victor has a half sister. Obviously, they're stunned!!

Joel and Julia discuss. We don't have anywhere to put another kid. We have to work on us. We can't throw another curve ball at the kids. Let's give it the weekend....

Hank and Drew. Hank came to the college to ask Drew to be his best man. I don't have any friends, but we've gotten to know each other and I like you. Just wondering, wanna be my best man at this thing? The wedding? Yeah, the wedding. You gotta hold on to the rings and don't lose 'em. Drew says thank you for asking. It was you of the UPS guy, LOL.

Adam at the school kitchen. Teaching them how to cut onions without crying. With goggles on. LOL. Crosby comes and sees. He brought the contract.

Sarah with Zeke out on the deck. Shows him baby pictures. He asks, have I told you you're my favorite? Dad.... You're my little girl. Getting married. Yeah, again. Hank came to see me for my blessing. Joel didn't even do that. I think he's the guy, Sarah. She says I wouldn't have found him if you hadn't let me come home. Thank you. He asks have I been a good father? The very best. They hold hands.

Jabbar assists Max. Hank and Sarah in their wedding clothes. Hank tells Max to get shots of all the family joy. Haddie arrived. Hank tells Max he's pretty good at this. The family poses for a photo.

Crosby checks on Zeke. He's okay. Look at your sister. Crosby says it's hard to focus on something besides the Luncheonette. Zeke tells him the hell you can't do this without Adam. You can do this. I know so.

Haddie wants to talk to Max. She says she misses him. Can you look at me? It would've been easy to resent you, but I was totally wrong and I'm a better person for being your sister. You're weird and wonderful and I love you. Can we take a selfie?

So many family photos. Awwwww. Great shots. They're all way too goofy. Even Drew's girlfriend is there. Awwww, Zeke and Sarah. Camille and Zeke. We did good, didn't we? We sure did. And now a giant family portrait!

Zeke walks Sarah down the aisle. Hank's blue suit looks good. Julia's holding little Zeke. Hank and Sarah say their vows. Song playing over the scene, so we don't hear any of this.

The wedding party. Crosby asks Jasmine what she thinks about the business if it's just him. She supports him if that's what he wants. He wants it. Then we're back in business.

Max taking more photos, of Ruby and her friend. Her friend introduces herself. Lynn. Kristina says she was cute. He runs off.

Amber sitting alone. Baby sleeping. Camille and Zeke got her a baby glider. Zeke says we don't know what address to send it to. We picture the baby playing in the backyard. Wait, what are you suggesting? We want you to come live with us, Amber. No, you're serious? No, I couldn't....this is your big 3rd act. We'd ruin any peace you have. Camille says we talked about it and we want this. Zeke pulls Amber into a hug. You have to cook and stuff. Earn my keep? Okay.

Crosby and Adam. Crosby tells him I want to keep the Luncheonette open on my own. Rent the upstairs and keep the downstairs for myself. Adam says it's a really good idea. Crosby is shocked. Adam says it's a great idea. Thank you. They hug. Adam has a 2nd interview coming to sell water. Crosby says he hopes it makes him as happy as he was teaching those kids.

Drew gives a speech. Hank, I think you make a nice addition to our family. There are a lot of things to celebrate. A new baby. Grandpa being here. And my mom. Mom, I know you didn't have a lot of time to focus on yourself and I'm happy you found someone to be happy with because that's all I could ever want for you. So, cheers. Cheers!

More dancing. Hank asks Sarah when's everybody going home? He's having fun, but it'd be fun to be alone. I've never been crazy happy like this.

Crosby tells Amber the Luncheonette is open and she's the new Crosby. She's thrilled.

Julia and Joel. What are you thinking? He's thinking they never expected to adopt, and not an 8 year old boy, but look at him. Our family. He was up all night and kept thinking, she's Victor's sister. She's already ours. Julia really wants her. Me, too. So we're deciding? Awww, they're happy now.

Lynn and Max chat. He follows her to the dance floor! Kristina and Adam see.

Bravermans are crazy dancers, LOL.

Julia and joel and the kids meet the new baby sister.

Adam at his interview. Mountain spring water.

Amber moved into Zeke and Camille's.

The school kitchen. Adam working with the kids. Kristina watches. She wants to talk in the office. Want to talk about your future at Chambers. You're so happy here and the kids adore you. She feels like maybe you should work here full time. He says he can't. She says you might. A non-profit group has been calling her for months. Offering him her job!

The wedding photos. Camille says they're wonderful. Zeke? Did you fall asleep again? Zeke? He's limp in the chair. She goes to him. Sits on the sofa.

Baseball field. The family gathered. Spreading Zeke's ashes on the field while My You Stay Forever Young plays. And then they play baseball.

Camille goes to France alone. Chez Marie.

The Luncheonette is open for business. Jasmine is pregnant again.

A puppy for Christmas at Joel and Julia's.

Hank and Sarah have the kids over for dinner. And Amber has a boyfriend? Ryan brings home Zeke from visitation! Amber was dating George from HoD, or maybe married. Didn't see if there was a ring. Don't know who's house it was, either, but probably Sarah and Hank's.

Max graduates high school. With a smile! Adam's still the principal.

Family hugs at home plate. And now they all leave.

And that's it. The end.

Interview with Jason Katims. More scoop. And a Parenthood movie?

#VampireDiaries Recap

Episode 12:


Liz asleep in bed. Caroline wakes up, hearing a noise. And again. She investigates. Goes downstairs. Broken window in the back door? There's a man there. The cancer patient came to her! She called Stefan. What the hell happened? How did he find you? She doesn't know. Did your mom sign the house over to you? Stefan moves the curtains. Colin is a vampire. Which means he died.

Elena getting ready in the morning. Kai is unconscious in a medical bed. Damon arrives. Brought breakfast. And Elena has a new daylight ring. She tells him to be supportive. Alaric is out of town to get a mystical thing for Jo. Elena gives him instructions for babysitting. He asks her if she's free for tonight. Eggplant, an art flick. Wait, we've gone on this date before. Damon, that's cheating, you already know everything about me. So where would you like to start? At the beginning. I'm off at 6, you can pick me up then.

Liv and Tyler in bed. Figuring out somewhere to spend Spring Break. Someone knocks. Olivia's dad! They rush to dress and she tells Tyler to hide. Her dad is early. He gives her a birthday present.

Jo at the hospital. She tries a spell on a plant to bring it back to life, and it doesn't work. Elena says her ring works, though. Stefan brings Colin in. Jo and the group look at Colin's scans. We have a Stage 10 cancer patient, which doesn't exist, and he's a vampire that can't die. The poor man's brain is riddled with tumors. Damon asks why they're here for Colin the cancer vamp. Caroline and Liz arrive. She says Caroline fed me her blood and the same thing is going to happen to me.

Stefan finds Elena outside. No news yet. Did you know Caroline was going to give her mom vampire blood? He says he didn't want to take the hope from Caroline. Caroline comes out and says Jo has an idea.

Jo thinks a full transfusion of human blood might stabilize Liz. Damon tells her to sound more confident.

Liv and Luke's birthday is in 2 weeks. They're going to convince Dad to let Kai and Jo do the merge. Liv tells Tyler he can't talk to her father. To trust her. Don't worry, you're not gonna lose me.

Damon waiting for Elena. Jo's still running tests on Liz. Damon says he and Liz are pretty close. Elena says if we can fix this, we will. Jo comes out.

Stefan finds Caroline. Coffee machine is broken. Stefan suggests she needs blood. Caroline is so guilty. Why did I feed her that blood? He says she's an optimist and that's what your mom needs to hear right now. They hear a scream. Colin trying to kill himself. Why can't I die? I'm in agony! I can hear my tumors growing. You want to help me? Help me die. Damon rips his heart out. Says the blood transfusion didn't work. So you didn't just kill him, Blondie. Caroline says it's fine, he's saying what everyone is thinking - I killed my Mom.

Elena calls Caroline's phone. Visits Liz. So, what's the verdict? She tells Liz we're not sure, yet. Liz says you shouldn't lie to sick people. It didn't work. I'm sorry. How's Caroline? She took off and I can't find her. Liz says Caroline won't forgive herself for this. Elena promises to find her.

Caroline at a flower shop. She tells Stefan about the choices for a memorial service. Don't say something to make me feel better. He says I wasn't. And your mother is still alive, by the way. Caroline says it still needs to be done, so which arrangement? Stefan said you did it out of love. Are you going to bury your head in the sand? Caroline says I don't know what to say. I can't face her. Stefan says his mother got really sick and I avoided her. I picked her favorite flowers and got the tea she liked, but I was afraid to see her like that. My father sent her away and she died. I'd give anything to spend one more day with her. Your mother just wants you to be with her. They leave.

Liv and Luke told their father. The coven will die if the leader dies. Dad, Jo can do this. Give her a chance. Luke says I'll win and killing my own sister. I can't do that to her.

Damon finds Tyler messing with Kai. Grabs him by the throat. Tyler says Liv's dad is in town. Damon says I'm not letting you walk out with him. Then says I could kiss you right now you beautiful moron. He drugs Tyler.

Damon calls Liv. Come up with a Hail Mary. Put your dad on the phone. She hands it over. Damon asks if a Mercury-Venus conjunction work? Kai's waking up. Tries to do a spell. Damon says, All that magic drained away while you slept. But I need a magic siphon and you're the only game in town. Kai gets out of bed. Alright, let's discuss my fee.

Kai washes up at the hospital. Suck the magic out of Liz right now. He puts his hands on Liz. Jo walks in. Ooops. Elena says Damon will explain.
Damon tells her. Jo asks what's the price? He wants to merge tonight.
Kai says there, all done. Liz starts having a heart attack. Kai disappears.
Jo says she can't merge tonight. Not ready. Damon knows. Says it's all arranged. Kai breaks his neck. Jo says she's not running anymore. Kai grabs her hand.

Liv and Luke find their dad outside. He says he's proud of them. So you'll think about what we asked? Of course. We're in this together. We're family. He takes their hands and chants. Merging them now. Liv and Luke beg him to stop. Tyler attacks her dad. Liv stops him. Luke says, do you trust me? I'll be back soon. Promise. Tyler hugs Liv.

Kai brings Jo to a park. She says let's get this over with. Kai says if this is a set-up, I'll rip out something more important than your spleen. She says you destroyed my life, now I'm going to destroy yours. She starts the spell. They chant. Wind blows around them. Jo falls unconscious. Luke did it. You're going to merge with me. Kai laughs. We're not twins, little brother. True, but we share the same bloodline and we're the same age. So, we're going to give it the old college try. Kai refuses. But Luke makes him. Kai says fine, it's your funeral.

Elena doing CPR on Liz. Damon comes in. She says find a doctor now!

Luke and Kai merging. Jo wakes up. Their eyes go white. And then they fall. Jo goes to Luke. Pleads with him to wake up.

Doctor uses the paddles to shock Liz. She's in a memory. Packing photos and things. Caroline, I'm leaving. You want to say goodbye? Doctor says she's gone. Damon compels him to leave. Elena resumes compressions. Caroline and Stefan arrive. She pushes Elena out of the way and pleads with her mother to stay.

Liz tells Caroline it's time for me to go. Caroline turns around and she's in vamp face with blood all over her. Liz gasps awake. Caroline sobs on her. Liz comforts her. It's okay, I'm right here.

Elena leaves the room. Damon goes after her. She kisses him. So you want to start over? This is where we left off. She says I don't care, I don't want to waste another minute. They kiss again.

Caroline sitting with her mother. Liz asks if she's okay? Caroline's been trying to figure out what to say. Liz says this wasn't your fault. Stop beating yourself up. Can you do that for me? Okay. I will. Mom, you put the house in my name. A couple weeks ago. Just in case... Caroline says she's not ready for that, yet. Liz says I'll stick around as long as I can. They hug. Stefan arrives. Brought coffee. Liz asks for a decaf latte. Caroline leaves. Liz asks Stefan to promise something. Caroline will need you when I'm gone. Someone to make her smile. Promise me you'll so that, Stefan. He takes her hand and promises. Caroline hears.

Jo pleads with Luke. Damon arrives. Glad to see Jo is alive. She tells him Luke merged with Kai. Jo says whoever wakes up is the winner. Luke gasps.

Liv trying to call Luke. Her dad wakes. What has your brother done?

Luke dies with his eyes open.

Dad says Luke is gone. Kai won. Luke is gone. We have to run, Olivia! She says no. Tyler says she's staying with me. Dad says if you change your mind, you know where to find us.

Jo grieves over Luke. Says he's gone. He saved me and he's gone. Kai is up. I always win. He disappears.

Next ep - Bonnie's going to kill herself.

#TVD #Reign #Parenthood - Thursday TV Jan. 29th

Thursday TV - Jan. 29, 2015

The Vampire Diaries - "Prayer for the Dying"

THE MERGE — When Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke’s (guest star Chris Brochu) father arrives to town to celebrate their birthday, they try and convince him to let Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood) take their place in the merge ceremony. After Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds out that the merge is happening sooner than he expected, he urges Liv to let him talk to her father. Meanwhile, after Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan to cure her mother takes an unexpected and devastating turn, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gather at the hospital, while Jo attempts to save Sheriff Forbes’ (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) life. Lastly, with the merge set to take place, Damon’s risky plan quickly sends things spiraling out of control, forcing one of the twins to take matters into their own hands. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Brett Matthews & Rebecca Sonnenshine (#612). Original airdate 1/29/2015.

Reign - "Banished"

MURDER, MAYHEM, AND SOME SHOCKING REVELATIONS — Mary (Adelaide Kane) finds out the truth from Greer (Celina Sinden) about rumors going around Court, forcing Mary to do something she never thought possible. Francis (Toby Regbo) finds himself in a growing rivalry with Condé (Sean Teale) for Mary. Bash’s (Torrance Coombs) mother Diane (guest star Anna Walton) returns, igniting a long overdue confrontation with Catherine (Megan Follows), while Claude (Rose Williams) is determined to find out the truth about who really killed the twins. Craig Parker, Caitlin Stasey, Jonathan Keltz, and Anna Popplewell also star. Larysa Kondracki directed the episode written by Chelsey Lora (#212). Original airdate 1/29/2015.


Parenthood - series finale. "My God Bless and Keep You Always"

In the series finale, Sarah prepares for her special day. Meanwhile, Hank has big questions for Zeek and Drew; Amber adapts to motherhood; Julia and Joel get a phone call that prompts a crucial decision; and Kristina presents Adam with a plan for the future.







 Image credit: NBC

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#Arrow Episode 11 Recap

Midnight City



Image credit: The CW

Episode 11:

SUIT UP — Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) confront Laurel (Katie Cassidy) about trying to step into her sister’s shoes and warn her to stop before she gets herself killed. However, when Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) kidnaps the city’s Aldermen and threatens to kill them all unless the police evacuate The Glades, it’s all suits on deck. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) steps in to help Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and the police force fight Brick, showing Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a new side of her boss. Malcolm (John Barrowman) tells Thea (Willa Holland) that Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) is after him and his family and they must leave town immediately. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#311). Original airdate 1/28/2015.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#AgentCarter Recap - Episode 4, “The Blitzkrieg Button”

“The Blitzkrieg Button”

AGENT CARTER'S LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN FUGITIVE HOWARD STARK REAPPEARS, ON “MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER” ON ABC

Dominic Cooper Guest Stars as Howard Stark

Marvel Legend Stan Lee Makes a Special Cameo

“The Blitzkrieg Button” – Peggy may be in more trouble than usual when fugitive Howard Stark suddenly returns for mysterious reasons. And Chief Dooley chases a new clue all the way to Europe that threatens to destroy Peggy’s future at the SSR, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa, and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Alexander Carroll as Agent Yauch, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Benita Robledo as Carol, Meagan Holder as Vera, Joanna Strepp as Gloria, John Bishop as Frank, Tim Dezarn as George, Billy Malone as “large” smuggler, Jeremy Timmins as “larger” smuggler, Chad Danshaw as thug, Jack Conley as Colonel Mueller, Kevin Cotteleer as Alex Doobin, Gregory Sporleder as Otto Mink, Jim Palmer as goon, Tim Garris as hoodlum, Stan Lee as man (next to Howard Stark), and Sarah Schreiber as Lorraine.

“The Blitzkrieg Button” was written by Brant Englestein and directed by Stephen Cragg.

Episode 4:

Train yard. Jarvis paying some thugs. 3 guys outside as guards. Jarvis is told to give more money. A smuggler deal.

A guard checks out a rail car. Peggy knocks him out. The other 2 come investigating and she takes them out, too. All in a dress.

Jarvis says he doesn't agree to extortion. They insist. So he presses a button on the briefcase. They open it and a gas takes out one. Peggy knocks out the other.

Their package is Howard Stark! He asks how they're getting along. Peggy asks why he came. He says he'll explain at the house. She spots 2 agents and tells Jarvis to take a left. He asks where can I hide? She says take a right up ahead. They stop at The Griffith.

Peggy sneaks him in the building. She tells him to get in the dumbwaiter. Miriam finds Peggy. The hours you keep worry me. Do you know how many men I've caught in that dumbwaiter? She insists on walking Peggy to her room.

Chief and Thompson at the office. They don't know where the signals go from the typewriter. Chief wants to go to Germany. Nobody wants to talk about what really happened in Finhau. He leaves Thompson in charge.

Miriam and Peggy. Miriam says young women do not know how to govern their own impulses. Your laundry? Peggy gets a sack from the dumbwaiter. No Howard. Miriam leaves her. Howard is in another girl's room already. 3B. He has lipstick all over his face.

Howard wants to order room service. She says there is none. And he's bound for Rio in 3 days. How many of my devices have you recovered? She asks why not have Jarvis ask me. Howard has a pen camera. Heh.

Thompson calls a meeting. Says he's in charge and none of you will be resting. Form a single file to my office to get your assignments. Sousa and Peggy talk. He wants to check out the public phone. Peggy is told to get lunch orders.

She visits the lab. And starts taking photos with the pen. The scientist says Howard Stark is either an ignoramus or a genius. She says most likely both.

Sousa at the dock. Chats with a couple guys. Homeless guys. Did you see anything? One says he wasn't there. The other, Frank, gets arrested.

Mr. Mink is not happy with his goons. Kills them with a rotating barrel pistol. The actual model would be a muzzle-loader. A bit of TV magic on this one.

Peggy returns home. No Howard. He's in a different room with a different girl. Peggy says he's disgusting.

Sousa brings Frank in. Tells Thompson the man may have seen something. The agents mock him.

Peggy and Howard look at the negative. Angie's knocking. Howard tells her she should go. But bring back some food.

Sousa talks to Frank. I walk into a diner and everyone starts clapping. For me in my dress uniform. And then another GI walks in. And no one claps. They clapped for my leg and my crutch. Clapping because I make them feel guilty. We're both people nobody cares about. Frank says no one clapped for me. We all got sad stories, but I still don't talk to cops, even pathetic ones. Sousa leaves the room. Thompson listened. Sousa says the guy would say so if he didn't see something, so he saw something.

Angie and Peggy. The girls sneak food from the dining hall. Peggy goes back to her room. Howard says I need you to steal one of my inventions from your lab.

Every invention can cause large scale destruction. The Blitzkrieg Button will cut out all the power and the lights won't come back on. The grid gets destroyed. Howard says he's the only one that can deactivate it. He tells Peggy to not let anyone touch that device. Hands her a mock-up to swap.

She meets up with Jarvis.

Thompson comes in on Sousa's interrogation with food and booze. Eating and drinking in front of Frank. Sousa tells him he should leave. Thompson says this is yours if you tell us what you know. Frank says a fancy guy and a woman got off the boat. That's all....he hid when the cops came.

Nuremburg Prison - Chief meets with the Nazi. Do you know these men? They're Russians said to have died in Finhau. Tell me what happened at that battle and I'll help you escape.

Peggy and Jarvis. Jarvis is nervous. She says you don't think Howard would use it, do you? Of course not. A car is following them.

Chief and the Nazi. Chief offers him cyanide. Now tell me about the Battle. There was no battle. No German fought a Russian there. We found a massacre. Whoever attacked them was long gone. Chief doubts the story. Nazi insists. Chief gives him a pill. He leaves and offers the guard a breath mint. Ha!

Thompson tells Sousa he did good today.

Peggy sneaks into the lab and does the swap. Leaves the lab. She looks at the device. Uses the switch and opens it. There's a vial inside of blood?? She goes in a room and....runs into Thompson. He says only the men had to stay late. He asks why she works here. He says you're hiding something. And no man will ever consider you an equal. It's how the universe works. She says she can always rely on him to tell the truth. Goodnight.

Peggy goes home and asks Howard what's in the vial. Okay, you're angry. She says she's curious. He says you know, we both know. She says I don't. Tell me. He says Steve Roger's blood. She punches him.

Mr. Mink followed her home. He enters the lobby. Brought flowers. For Peggy. Miriam says he can't deliver them. Are you the delivery man or suitor? He says he loves her. Then leaves.

Peggy and Howard argue. She's angry. He says I grew up on the Lower East Side. You don't climb without learning some bad habits. My natural instinct is to lie, and I'm sorry, I shouldn't have lied to you. 1 vial went to Howard. The gov't has 11. He thinks Captain America's blood holds the key to saving millions of people. She accuses him of only looking for profit. Steve Rogers dedicated his life to this country. So thank you for reminding me who he was and what I aspire to be.

Mr. Mink went through the ventilation shaft. He's on the 3rd floor. Dotty kills him and takes his pistol! Oh damn!

Peggy is joined on the street by Jarvis. She tells him he's a bad liar. He says he and Howard respect her. She isn't interested. Jarvis isn't happy with Howard. Stan Lee borrows the sports section of the paper from him.

Sousa colors the photo of the woman to darken her hair.

Chief returns. He tells Thompson what the Nazi said. Thompson shows him a record of Howard on a plane. Chief says we got ourselves a conspiracy.

Peggy returns home and turns the radio on loud.

Dotty in 3F. Mink is under her bed. She's very happy to have his pistol.

Peggy pounds a hole in her wall to hide the vial.

Chief sees the typewriter activate.

Next ep - Peggy gets a mission to Russia. With the Howling Commandos.

#Supernatural Recap Episode 11 - There's No Place Like Home

Episode 11: "There's No Place Like Home"


CHARLIE RETURNS FROM OZ — Sam (Jared Padalecki) is scanning the internet for suspicious paranormal activity and comes across a video of Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) beating up a district attorney. Dean (Jensen Ackles) suspects she’s back from Oz and hunting on her own, assuming the district attorney must have been a demon. When they do find Charlie, they are shocked when she tells them why she really came back from Oz. Phil Sgriccia directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson.

Ep 11 recap:

A house. Screaming. A man runs from someone throwing things at him. His wrists are bound. He gets outside, nose bleeding. Stands. Begs...says he doesn't know anything else. But Charlie's going to torture him anyway.

Sam on the phone with Cas. Dean made egg white omelets and slept past 7. 8 hours of sleep, no drinking in a week, and healthy food. More research time. Dean hates the taste of all the health food. Sam finds video of Charlie attacking the guy. Dean tries calling her. The victim is a District Attorney in Topeka. And a court stenographer was assaulted the day before. Dean says let's go out there and see what's going on. She could be hunting.

He gets the shakes when he grabs his knife.

Sam and Dean interview the DA. He says she asked about a case. The Middletons. The case never went to trial. Files were sealed. There's no record of the case anywhere. Anything you can remember about the case? No. Too long ago, sorry. Sam says the attacker didn't let the stenographer go until she gave up a name. Your name. Dean grabs him and yells at him to talk. Sam is disturbed. DA says he got paid to leave the case alone. Councilwoman Barbara Cordry.

Sam reading Charlie's social worker file. We need to find her before she does something she can't walk away from. Sam and Dean get to Barbara. She says she has no idea what they're talking about. Make an appointment with my assistant.

Dean eating in the car. What the hell is kale? LOL. Sam reading the file. Charlie's report isn't sunshine and roses. They hear a scream from Barbara's house. Break in and look around. Find Charlie holding her at knife point. What the hell happened to you in Oz? Charlie insults them. Dean says this isn't you. She runs. He chases her. She wraps him up and punches him, then kicks him. Runs out.

Sam talks to Barbara. Charlie wanted the bank statements.

Dean goes outside. Charlie drives off. The tire on the Impala is flat. Charlie with curled hair drives up in a yellow car. Two Charlies!!!

Sam and Dean and Charlie in a bar. Charlie says she made a deal with the Wizard. To win the war she had to unleash her true darkness. They're connected physically. Hurt her, hurt Charlie. And being good is really annoying. Dark Charlie is trying to win Charlie back. She won the war, but Charlie doesn't want her near her again. Dean says it's not you, it's a twisted version of-- Me. Charlie wants to lock her up. Sam says that's not the answer and Dean agrees. Charlie says Dark Charlie broke the key. No way to get back to Oz. Okay, so we need to trace the payments. Charlie says she can't hack the accounts. Dean gets refills.

Dean stares at his reflection. Has the shakes.

Charlie guided Sam in the hack. Leads back to Russell Wellington. Dean wants to talk aside. Charlie says secrets are bad. So they tell her she shouldn't go near this guy, and Charlie is part of you. Okay, lets go to the bunker and research the key. Dean says do that and he'll watch Russell. Protect them both. Got it.

Charlie asks Sam if Dean is okay. I'll tell you on the way.

Dean tries listening to meditation tapes. Sees Russell arrive at work. Dean goes in and signs in. Sits in the waiting area.

Sam finds the file on the MoL that found the key. Clive. Where did he end up? Let's find out.

Dean signed as Mr. Presley. LOL. He's the last one waiting. So he meets with Russell. Russell's going to the lake house after work. They chat.

Charlie thinks Clive might still be alive. So let's go.

Dean describes his dream house. Russell says I'm a busy man and you're wasting my time. Dean says show me what you got. I can show you the door. Dean says I'm the guy that's going to save your life. Starts talking about Charlie's case. Lights go out. Dean tells him to stay there. Phone is out, too.

Dark Charlie with a knife. Dean asks to talk. She's not into it. He says you don't want to do this. She says she just wants to talk. Like the others? You're right. I got out of hand. But this was never about revenge. I want him to see my face, what he did to me, to us. That's all. Please Dean. I deserve that. And then we hand him over to the cops. He takes her knife. Okay.

Russell calls her Celeste. Says I'm so sorry. What I did, I was young, stupid. What I took I can never give back to you. And after the accident never should've happened. it was selfish and wrong and I should pay for it. She says you took everything from me. He says he's so sorry. She says she forgives him. Then shuts and locks the door. She has a second knife and stabs Russell. Then she's out the window. Russell is dead.

Dean calls Sam. Sam puts it on speaker. He says it's over. She killed Russell. I'm so sorry, Charlie. She says it's my fault. He says no, it's not. Did you find a way to Oz? Maybe. Sam texts him the address. Dean's on the way.

Dean in the bar. Dark Charlie sits next to him. He says you lied to me. You lied to yourself. But something's off with you. I'm not the monster here, Dean. He was. Being dark sets you free. Part of you knows that's right, too.

Sam and Charlie reach Clive. The man says he's not Clive Dylan. Charlie shows him the key.

Dark Charlie wants the bartender. She tells Dean there's no right or wrong. Dean says they're going to fix this. You won't be you much longer. She says we'll see. And wants to ask the bartender to dance. Dean, she left out the back, you dumbass. And took the Impala! He runs out and calls Sam. But he told Dark Charlie the wrong town.

Clive says the keys can only be repaired in Oz. Sam asks who kidnapped you. Bad people. Charlie says you're lying. Clive says what happened to you happened to me. My Id was awful. He became the Wizard of Oz. Charlie says Dorothy is in trouble, then. Clive says there's a way to summon him here. He gets his pistol. If I'm mortally wounded, he'll have to come here to save us both.

Dean arrives in a minivan. Hears a shot. Then Dark Charlie pulls up. She followed him. He says take one more step and I'll put you down.

The house shakes. Wizard comes through a mirror. "What have you done, you fool?" The Wizard is a young version, but they both have the same facial scar.

Sam pulls his gun on the Wizard the the Wizard ties him up.

Dean and Dark Charlie fight.

Sam pleads with The Wizard. Wizard starts killing Sam.

Dean breaks Charlie's arm.

Good Charlie picks up the pistol and shoots Clive. Wizard dies.

Dean beats on Dark Charlie. Sam yells at him to stop, carrying Good Charlie. Sam lays her next to herself. Dark Charlie says you killed the Wizard. The magic was in you all the time, Celeste. Sam gives Charlie a key and Dark Charlie goes back into Charlie. Sam pulls her into his arms. She cries. Dean looks at his knuckles.

MoL. Sam on the phone. With Cas. We gotta find Cain, or something. Charlie's patched up. Sam tells her she should be resting. She says 2 days of sleep is long enough. Anything about the Mark? Maybe. Book of the Damned in Tuscany. She'll check it out. What about Dark Charlie? She's, uh, quiet. Just gotta keep moving forward. We all do. She goes to Dean. We are going to fix this. I'm not letting what happened to me happen to you. He says it already did. She says you have something Cain didn't. You're a Winchester. I forgive you, Dean. He says yeah, well, I don't. She knows. How's that working out for you, huh? He hugs her. I'm so sorry, kiddo. She says then prove it. A hug from Sam and she leaves. Sam tells her to be careful. She says she'll call if she finds something. Arrivaderci, bitches. LOL.

Sam tells Dean that he can do this. We can do this. Dean says let's get to work. Dean looks at his hand again.

Next week - teen Dean? LOL.

Monday, January 26, 2015

#TheOriginals Episode 11 Recap

Brotherhood of the Damned

FAMILY IS WHO YOU FIGHT FOR — Armed with more power than ever, Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) creates an elaborate spell that allows him to take the upper hand and trap his brothers Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Realizing that Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) is also in trouble, Davina (Danielle Campbell) has no choice but to team up with the Originals to help. After the deadly events in the previous episode, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) must try to calm his volatile pack of suffering vampires, while remembering his days as a solider during World War I when his leadership skills were equally brought to the test. Finally, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) finds herself conflicted when she learns that she and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) must participate in extreme and unconventional rituals prior to their wedding, which will put them both in a dangerous position. Leah Pipes also stars. Sylvain White directed the episode written by Kyle Arrington & Diane Ademu-John.


 

Image credit: The CW

Episode 11:

#SleepyHollow Episode 14 Tonight!

SLEEPY HOLLOW Episode 14 of 18

(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

A WOMAN FROM HAWLEY'S PAST WREAKS HAVOC ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" MONDAY, JANUARY 26, ON FOX

With the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny, Nick Hawley faces off against his evil childhood caretaker, and Captain Frank Irving adjusts to his new... life(?)... .in the all-new "Kali Yuga" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Jan. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-214) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills; Orlando Jones as Captain Frank Irving; Katia Winter as Katrina Crane; John Noble as Henry Parish, Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills.

Guest Cast: Matt Barr as Nick Hawley

Summary:

Nick Hawley is surprised by the sudden return of the beautiful and mysterious Carmilla Pines, a woman from his distant past to whom he owes a debt... and she is ready to collect. Hawley breaks into Crane and Mills' Archive to procure a book needed to complete her task, and, following some research, Ichabod, Abbie, and Jenny learn that Carmilla - in addition to being a treasure hunter and a killer - has also been transformed into a "Vetala"... a demon servant of "Kali", the Hindu goddess of death and regeneration. Even as our heroes work to figure out a way to rescue Nick and defeat Carmilla - who was Hawley's Godmother and legal guardian following his parents' death - Nick agrees to help in her task of breaking into the original Fort Knox, which is rumored to house a treasure trove of occult items, in the hopes of stealing an artifact capable of restoring her humanity.

Meanwhile, at the Sleepy Hollow courthouse, Frank Irving is surprised and delighted to discover the murder charges against him have been dropped and he is free to go. But when the former police Captain returns home, he finds it difficult to readjust to any sort of normalcy, and he and his wife Cynthia seek out help to divine who the true owner of his soul is (now).

Sunday, January 25, 2015

#Galavant Season Finale

Galavant -  Episodes 7 and 8


Ep 7: My Cousin Izzy
Isabella wants Galavant to impress her parents.

Isabella wants Galavant to try and impress her parents, and he figures the best way to do that is to rescue them. Meanwhile, Richard needs a champion to fight against his domineering brother... and Galavant looks like just the hero to do it.

EW recap.

Ep 8: It's All In The Executions
A plot to kill Kingsley doesn't go as planned.

When Galavant and Richard fail to kill Kingsley before the duel, Galavant is forced to fight the man.

EW recap.

Also airing tonight: Resurrection episode 13, "Love In Return".

Friday, January 23, 2015

#Grimm Episode 10 Recap #FreeMonroe

"Tribunal"


New #Grimm and #Constantine tonight! #FreeMonroe

Friday TV - Jan. 23, 2015


Episode: Tribunal
S04, E10
Nick gathers Wu and the team to track down Monroe, who was abducted by the Wesenrein; Juliette learns more about being a Hexenbiest.


But first at 8pm is Constantine with Episode 10: Quid Pro Quo - Thousands of people in Brooklyn -- including Chas' daughter -- slip into comas.


Also on tonight: Hart of Dixie.

"The Very Good Bagel"

ON THE RIGHT TRACK — After weeks of going back and forth with their relationship problems, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) finally start making progress. Lemon (Jaime King) reminisces about her high school days and enlists Annabeth (Kaitlyn Black) and Crickett (guest star Brandi Burkhardt) to crash George’s (Scott Porter) parents’ lake house. While rescuing the girls from their fun night, George and Lavon (Cress Williams) make drastic decisions regarding their love lives. Tim Matheson also stars. Richard W. Abramitis directed the episode written by Kendall Sand (#403). Original airdate 1/23/2015.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#Parenthood Recap - Episode 12




"We Made It Through The Night"

Image credit: NBC


Last ep before the series finale.

#Reign Recap - Getaway

Episode 11 - Getaway



Episode 11:

#TVD Recap "Woke Up With A Monster"

Episode 11 - Woke Up With A Monster



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Episode 11:

#TVD #Reign #Parenthood - Thursday TV

Thursday TV - Jan. 22, 2015

The Vampire Diaries returns with "Woke Up With A Monster"

CONTROLLING YOUR MAGIC — More powerful than ever, Kai (guest star Chris Wood) holds Elena (Nina Dobrev) captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic. At the Salvatore mansion, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to prepare Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) for the impending merge ceremony with Kai, but they quickly realize Jo is weaker than they thought. After bringing Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) home from the hospital, Caroline (Candice Accola) travels with Stefan (Paul Wesley) to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother's cancer. Meanwhile, Stefan, who has his own intentions for traveling to North Carolina, is caught off guard when Enzo (Michael Malarkey) shows up demanding to know what Stefan is hiding. Lastly, when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discovers Elena has been kidnapped by Kai, he is forced to rethink his strategy after an unexpected visitor throws a wrench into his plan. Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, and Zach Roerig also star. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor (#611). Original airdate 1/22/2015.


Reign returns with "Getaway."

MARY AIDS AN ENDANGERED CONDE — Mary (Adelaide Kane) takes action to save Condé (Sean Teale) when she learns the Vatican is hunting him for bearing the branded mark of the Dark Riders. Francis (Toby Regbo) devises a plan to put an end to the Dark Riders legend, which puts Bash (Torrance Coombs) at risk. Meanwhile, Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) reveals Catherine’s (Megan Follows) ulterior motives to Claude (Rose Williams). Celina Sinden, Craig Parker, Jonathan Keltz, and Anna Popplewell also star. Lynne Stopkewich directed the episode written by Daniel Sinclair (#211). Original airdate 1/22/2015.


Parenthood is new with Episode 12 - "We Made It Through The Night"
A decision is made regarding Zeek's health; Sarah makes a decision and shares news with her father; tension deepens between Adam and Crosby; labor pains send Amber to the hospital.


Also airing tonight: The Biggest Loser, Bad Judge, A to Z, and Elementary.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#Arrow Returns with "Left Behind"

Episode 3.10 - Left Behind



THE TEAM DEALS WITH OLIVER’S DISAPPEARANCE — In the aftermath of Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) fight with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes) continue to protect the city in the Arrow’s absence. However, after three days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Merlyn (John Barrowman) pays the team a surprise visit. Thea (Willa Holland) suspects there is something more behind Oliver’s disappearance and asks Merlyn for a favor. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) tests a part of his new suit and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) takes up the mantle of the Black Canary. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Erik Oleson (#310). Original airdate 1/21/2015.

Discussion thread.

Recap:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#Supernatural Episode 10 recap

"The Hunter Games"

Image credit: The CW

Ep 10:

The Road So Far - Not with the usual Carry On, Wayward Son song. "Long Black Road".

And now...

Tuesday - #TheFlash #Supernatural

Tuesday TV - Jan. 20, 2015

Advance Review: The Flash “Revenge of the Rogues” (Airs Tonight!)

Official description:
WENTWORTH MILLER AND DOMINIC PURCELL (“PRISON BREAK”) TEAM UP AGAIN AS CAPTAIN COLD AND HEAT WAVE CHALLENGE THE FLASH TO AN EPIC BATTLE — Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) returns to Central City with a new hotheaded partner in tow – Mick Rory AKA Heat Wave (guest star Dominic Purcell). The duo plan to steal a multi-million dollar painting, but Cold has another agenda while in town – to set a trap for The Flash. Snart and Mick kidnap someone close to The Flash and threaten to kill them unless The Flash shows up for a battle of fire and ice. Barry tells Joe (Jesse L. Martin) he isn’t sure he should take on Snart again after the casualties that happened the last time they fought. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to help him double his training efforts so he’s ready for the Reverse Flash when he returns to Central City. Iris (Candice Patton) deals with the aftermath of Barry’s confession, and Cisco makes the CCPD a new shield. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Geoff Johns & Kai Yu Wu (#110). Original airdate 1/20/2015.



Supernatural returns with "The Hunter Games".
THE AFTERMATH — After the massacre at the ranch, Dean (Jensen Ackles), Sam (Jared Padalecki), and Castiel (Misha Collins) double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the “single worst idea I’ve ever heard.” Meanwhile, Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) continues to plot against Crowley (Mark Sheppard), and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire (guest star Kathryn Love Newton), who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend. John Badham directed this episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.

Discussion thread.

Monday, January 19, 2015

#Castle Recap - "Private Eye Caramba!"

 Private Eye Caramba! - Episode 12

WHEN A YOUNG ACTRESS IS MURDERED, THE INVESTIGATION LEADS BECKETT AND CASTLE INTO THE FLAMBOYANT WORLD OF A TELENOVELA, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

“Private Eye Caramba!” – When a young Latin telenovela actress is murdered, Beckett and the team delve into a case that is as flamboyant and full of intrigue as any telenovela. Meanwhile, Castle is hired as private investigator by the show’s sultry star to pursue the case from another angle, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest Cast: Daya Vaidya as Sofia Del Cordova, Kamar De Los Reyes as Manuel Villalobos, Franco Barberis as Francisco Herrara, Erick Lopez as Marcus Segundo.

“Private Eye Caramba!” was written by Adam Frost and directed by Hanelle Culpepper.


Recap:

#TheOriginals Ep 10 Recap

Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire

WHEN TWO SIDES COLLIDE — With Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) on the loose and hell bent on revenge, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) brings Cami (Leah Pipes) to the safe house as he and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) return to the compound. Hayley and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) devise a plan to bring the vampires and werewolves together to consider a truce, but tensions grow when Vincent places a spell on the compound, trapping the two sides together. Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) grows concerned when Rebekah fails to show up at the safe house, prompting Klaus to confront Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) for answers. Lastly, after accepting her mother’s offer to jump into a new body, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) turns to former Harvest girl Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) for help when she finds herself trapped inside an insane asylum. Danielle Campbell and Charles Michael Davis also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2015.


Episode 10:

Monday - #TheOrginals #SleepyHollow #Castle #StateOfAffairs

Monday TV - Jan. 19, 2015

The Originals returns with Season 2, Episode 10: Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire

Sleepy Hollow returns with Season 2, Episode 13: Pittura Infamante

Castle is new with Season 7, Episode 12: Private Eye Caramba!


And State of Affairs continues with Season 1, Episode 9: Cry Havoc

While flushing out her blackmailer, Charlie rushes to contain the activation of Ar Rissalah's American cell.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

#Galavant - Episodes 5 and 6

Galavant Episodes Five and Six



Ep 5: Completely Mad ... Alena

As Galavant, Sid, and Isabella approach Valencia and seek shelter at a monastery, a frustrated Madalena plots against her husband.

Recap

Ep 6: Dungeons and Dragon Lady

Richard must cope with some startling self-revelations and his older, meaner brother Kingsley. Meanwhile, Galavant learns the truth about Madalena.

Recap

Galavant is followed by Resurrection episode 12, "Steal Away". The season finales of both shows is next Sunday.

#AgentCarter Spoilers!

Spoilers for "Agent Carter" episode 5

“The Iron Ceiling,” written by Jose Molina and directed by Peter Leto:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday TV: #Constantine #Grimm #HartOfDixie

Friday TV - Jan. 16, 2015

Constantine moves to 8PM tonight. As it is Part 2 of a 2-part story, the title of the episode is "The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 2."

JOHN PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE AS HE GETS EVEN CLOSER TO THE SOURCE OF THE RISING DARKNESS - CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM AND EFREN RAMIREZ GUEST STAR - In order to fend off a vicious attack, John (Matt Ryan) summons a demon into himself. Chas (Charles Halford), Zed (Angélica Celaya), and Anne Marie (guest star Claire van der Boom) race against time to save John before it's too late.


Grimm - Season 4, Episode 9: "Wesenrein"

The Wesenrein act on their threats against Rosalee and Monroe; Hank and Nick try to help Wu.

Nick and Hank must save Monroe from the Secundum Naturae Ordinem Wesen while Juliette considers life as a Hexenbiest.


The CW has released an official description for the second episode of Hart of Dixie's fourth season. Airing on January 16, the episode is called "The Curling Iron."

TOO MANY SECRETS - Confused by Zoe's (Rachel Bilson) attempts to make amends, Wade (Wilson Bethel) seeks love advice from Lemon (Jaime King), while Zoe does her best to focus on work instead of her Wade problems. Lemon and Brick (Tim Matheson) are attempting to keep the truth about their respective love lives a secret from Grandma Bettie (guest star Maree Cheatham). Meanwhile, Lavon (Cress Williams) and George (Scott Porter) begrudgingly work together to get the real scoop on Lemon's new boyfriend Henry (guest star Ian Anthony Dale). Kaitlyn Black also stars. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by April Blair (#402). Original airdate 1/16/2015.

Coming Soon - NBC's #Allegiance

Allegiance

You're going to see a lot of comparisons between Allegiance and The Americans. Both are about Russian spies living in America and trying to avoid being caught by the FBI. FX’s The Americans came out first. So should viewers think NBC’s Allegiance is ripping off the cable drama?

Not at all, producers say.

Allegiance centers around a young, idealistic CIA analyst who is unaware that his parents as well as his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated.

“Watch one or two episodes and I think it’s pretty clear that we’re going in a different direction,” EP George Nolfi said Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “This is, fundamentally a family drama about people who really do not want to be spies. They’re forced into this situation. That’s just an extremely different setup and then where we take it is really different, as well.”

Scott Cohen also noted that Allegiance is “dealing with an imminent danger” and “a post-9/11 generation” in its central character of Alex, “which is a bit different than what The Americans is.”

Added star Gavin Stenhouse, “A lot of shows, I feel, have superficially similar premises. They’re based on similar things, but they’re a different emotional journey for the viewer. It’s born out of a completely different equation of actors and writers.”

Allegiance is based on an Israeli format, The Gordin Cell, which came out in 2012—one year before The Americans.

See previews at http://www.nbc.com/allegiance
This high-octane thriller revolves around the O'Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated.

Years ago, Russian-born Katya (Hope Davis) was tasked by the KGB to recruit American businessman Mark O'Connor (Scott Cohen) as a spy, and the two fell in love. A deal was struck: as long as Katya remained an asset for Russia, she would be allowed to marry Mark and move to America. After years in America building a happy life and without word from Moscow, they thought they had escaped. Now it seems the new Mother Russia has one more mission - turning Alex into a spy. The SVR (Russian Intelligence) has re-enlisted the entire family into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside U.S. borders that will bring America to its knees. For these anguished parents, the choice is clear: betray their country... or risk their family. 
The series also stars Margarita Levieva (Natalie O'Connor), Morgan Spector (Victor Dobrynin), Kenneth Choi (Sam Luttrell) and Alex Peters (Sarah O'Connor).

Based on an Israeli format, "Allegiance" is a production of Universal Television, Keshet Media and Yes! and comes from Executive Producer, Showrunner and Producing Director George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau") and Executive Producers Avi Nir, John Glenn, Rashad Raisani, Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Giyora Yahalom, and Yona Wisenthal.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

#Parenthood Episode 11 Recap

Season 6, Episode 11: Let's Go Home
Camille and Zeek find old rolls of film and ask Max to develop the photographs.

Can Joel and Julia make it work? Will The Luncheonette last? And will Sarah accept Hank's proposal?



My live recap:

A #Parenthood Writer Says Good-Bye To “Parenthood”

Warning: Read this with a tissue handy!

After more than 100 episodes, writer-executive producer Sarah Watson considers the end of the beloved and bittersweet NBC family drama and looks back at how she was saved by Parenthood.


Link



Tonight:

Season 6, Episode 11: Let's Go Home
Camille and Zeek find old rolls of film and ask Max to develop the photographs. Can Joel and Julia make it work? Will The Luncheonette last? And will Sarah accept Hank's proposal?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#AgentCarter Episode 3 - "Time & Tide"



“Time & Tide.”

As Agent Carter closes in on Howard Stark’s stolen technology, Peggy’s secret mission could unravel when the SSR arrests Jarvis and a secret is revealed, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa, and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Kyle Bornheimer as Agent Ray Krzeminski, Meagan Fay as Miriam Fry, Patrick Smith as Agent Wallace, Alexander Carroll as Agent Yauch, Rob Mars as Jerome Zandow, Lesley Boone as Rose, Benita Robledo as Carol, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Laura Coover as Molly, Tim James as Jimmy, Paul Roache as building manager, Christie Lynn Herring as prostitute, and Rick Steadman as automat customer.

“Time & Tide” was written by Andi Bushell and directed by Scott Winant.

Bridget Regan debuts tonight as Dottie Underwood, “another one of these kind of softly spoken women who comes along and starts to have a relationship with Peggy,” says Hayley Atwell. “But the thing with Peggy is that she can’t really get close to a lot of the people that are living and working outside of her secret life, so we see her struggling to really want to form intimacy with these women…. You see that she’s kind of missing out on being girly.”  source

Recap:

Monday, January 12, 2015

#Castle Episode 11 Recap

"Castle, P.I."

Unable to work alongside Kate or the 12th Precinct, Castle gets his private investigator license.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

#Galavant - Episodes 3 and 4

Galavant - Week Two

On Sunday's Galavant (8/7c, ABC), our dashing hero (Joshua Sasse), his squire (Luke Youngblood), and Princess Isabella (Karen David) are on a journey to defeat the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson) when they come upon a group of pirates, led by Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

Golden Globes 2015

Golden Globes 2015

Awards show:

CW Massive Renewal Spree! #Arrow #Supernatural #TVD #TheFlash and More!

CW Renewals for 2015-2016!

It's The CW day at the TCA's winter press tour, and eight dramas have received renewals.

Eight!

The series being ordered for the 2015-16 TV season include:

Arrow (which will enter Season 4),
Jane the Virgin (Season 2),
Reign (Season 3),
Supernatural (Season 11),
The 100 (Season 3),
The Flash (Season 2),
The Originals (Season 3),
and The Vampire Diaries (Season 7).


In other news, Supernatural will return to Wednesdays starting March 18, where it will follow Arrow. The 100 will have wrapped Season 2 the week prior.

iZombie premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 9/8c and the apocalyptic drama The Messengers is due to debut Friday, April 10 at 9 pm.

CW boss Mark Pedowitz says Beauty and the Beast Season 3 is aiming for a “late May/June” premiere date.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday TV - Jan 8, 2015 - #Parenthood

Tonight

The Big Bang Theory - 8pm, CBS
The Biggest Loser - 8pm, NBC (recording) It's Makeover Week.

Bad Judge - 9pm, NBC
A-Z - 9:30pm, NBC

Parenthood - 10pm, NBC
Elementary - 10pm, CBS - (recording)


I post a live-blog recap of Parenthood at 11pm PST. Episode 10 of 13.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mysteries of Laura returns tonight! #NBC #dramedy #womancrushwednesdays

Mysteries of Laura - episode 1.11



In TVLine’s exclusive clip from tonight’s Mysteries of Laura (NBC, 8/7c), the titular crime solver joins her co-workers for a night of “bonding,” which quickly turns sour — pun alert! — when she realizes the eight watered-down shots of tequila she knocked back aren’t quite as watered down as she thought.


Watch the clip here.

Season 1, Episode 11: The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie

While investigating a case involving the culinary world, Laura develops a crush on a suspect.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Agent Carter - Episodes 1 and 2 Recaps and Review

Agent Carter Premieres!


It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy -- the only person he can trust -- to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “A Cinderella Story”) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Agent Daniel Sousa, and Shea Whigham (“American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Chief Roger Dooley.

Tara Butters (“Resurrection”), Michele Fazekas (“Resurrection"), Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Chris Dingess (“Men in Trees”), Kevin Feige (Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s "The Avengers”), Louis D'Esposito (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s "Iron Man 3”), Alan Fine (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s "Thor”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Stan Lee (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk”), and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) are executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Ep 1 - Pilot

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday TV - Jan. 5, 2015: Sleepy Hollow and State of Affairs

Monday TV - First week of January

Sleepy Hollow episode 2.12 http://www.fox.com/sleepy-hollow

"Paradise Lost"

Reeling from the events of their standoff with Moloch, Ichabod and Abbie encounter an angel, Orion, that they believe can help them. Meanwhile, Katrina searches for the humanity in Abraham in the all-new "Paradise Lost" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Jan. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-212) (TV-14 L, V)

My thoughts - Nice to see Max Brown (Orion) again. He played Evan on "Beauty and the Beast" season 1. And Frank Irving is back! Hawley turning his attentions toward Jenny without closure on his attraction to Abby first was weird.


State of Affairs episode 1.7 http://www.nbc.com/state-of-affairs

"Bellerophon"

Photos of national landmarks featuring the är rissãlah symbol surface. Payton must make a decision.

While Mo takes over the presidential briefing, things heat up when Charlie and Nick head to Yemen to track Fatah.

My thoughts - Man, I love this show. Continues to surprise and intrigue me, and I love that they're incorporating current real-world issues in the writing. Casting surprise: Cress Williams as an FBI agent. I've been used to seeing him as Mayor Lavon Hayes on "Hart of Dixie", so hearing him speak without a Southern accent was weird. Glad he's found work outside the 10 episode current HoD season (probably its last).


Discuss!

Galavant - Episodes 1 and 2

Galavant Premieres!




"Galavant" premiered on Sunday, January 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) with two 30 minute episodes back-to-back on the ABC Television Network.

My take - So much fun! It's in the vein of The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Loved it. (Knew I would.) The Mister doesn't like musicals, but he is a fan of the aforementioned movies and Monty Python, and laughed during Galavant, too.

Joshua Sasse is yummy. This man definitely needs to stay on TV.


Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled, Cars) teams up with a Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team -- composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) -- for a 4-week comedy extravaganza.

Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse) lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without a few twists and turns along the way.

Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella, and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
"Pilot" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - When heroic, charming and handsome Sir Galavant loses his true love, the beautiful Madalena, to evil King Richard's wealth and power, he falls into a deep and drunken despair. Just as our hero hits rock bottom, Princess Isabella shows up with a quest to save her kingdom, defeat the despicable King Richard, and provide an opportunity for Galavant to reclaim Madalena. Galavant is off to become a hero again and strike a blow for true love...but first, Galavant has to fit into his old hero pants.

"Joust Friends" (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) - Galavant enters a jousting tournament against a boastful rival, Sir Jean Hamm (guest star John Stamos), to test his return to heroic form (and win some much-needed traveling money and a really nice rooster). But it quickly becomes clear that Galavant is a long shot to win. Meanwhile, King Richard asks Gareth to help him become a bit more macho so that Madalena won't despise him quite so much.

TVLine's recap. EW pilot recap. EW ep 2 recap.

Official show site.


So, are you in for the three remaining weeks like I am?

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 TV Schedule

Spring 2015 shows I watch
 
SUNDAY

8 p.m.
Galavant (ABC) January only.

9 p.m.

Resurrection (ABC)

MONDAY



8 p.m.

The Originals (CW)
Gotham (Fox) (DVR) (Binge watch later.)

9 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

10 p.m.

Castle (ABC)
State of Affairs (NBC) (DVR) Finale Feb. 16th.
Night Shift (NBC) Season 2 premieres Feb. 23rd.

TUESDAY

8 p.m. 

The Flash (CW)

9 p.m.
Supernatural (CW)
Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC) (DVR)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) (DVR) Season 2 resumes March 3rd.

9:30 p.m.
About a Boy (NBC) (On Demand)

10 p.m.

Watch Agent Carter/SHIELD on the DVR

WEDNESDAY

8 p.m.

Arrow (CW)
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)
 (DVR)

9 p.m. 

Red Band Society (Fox) (Return date TBD - 3 episodes left)

10 p.m. 

Nashville (ABC)
 Season resumes Feb. 4th.

THURSDAY

8 p.m. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) (DVR)

The Biggest Loser (NBC) (On Demand) Season finale Jan. 29th.

9 p.m.
Reign (CW)
The Blacklist (NBC) Starting Feb. 5th.

10 p.m. 

Parenthood (NBC) Series finale Jan. 29th.
Elementary (CBS) (DVR)

FRIDAY

8 p.m. 

Constantine (NBC)
Last Man Standing (ABC) (DVR)
Hart of Dixie (CW) (On Demand)

9 p.m. 

Grimm (NBC)

10 p.m.


Outside the network season, I watch home shows, cooking shows, holiday specials, etc.

Coming soon:
The Odd Couple (CBS) February 19, 2015
Vikings (Hist) Feb. 19, 2015.

I Like TV

Starting in 2015...

I'm blogging about the TV shows I like and love.

For TV discussion, I hang out at the Fans of TV forum. If you'd like to join me, apply for membership.

For Jan. 4-9, I'm watching Galavant, Resurrection, Sleepy Hollow, State of Affairs, Agent Carter, About A Boy, Mysteries of Laura, The Big Bang Theory, The Biggest Loser, Parenthood, Elementary, and Last Man Standing.

For non-fiction, there's also Fixer Upper and Treehouse Masters.