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TV Recaps Aug 28 2013: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Summer Season 4 Finale Recap: ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’
Posted by bonniekgoodman on August 28, 2013
‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’: Not exactly a top party school
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
For some reason, it never struck me before the opening scenes on tonight’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” that so many of the kids in that school have lost a parent. I actually think the notion of having a support group for those kids makes complete and total sense… no wonder the meeting didn’t go well.
Madison wasn’t really a help in that conversation, but Madison is never really a help with anything, is she? She certainly ought to have been smarter than to allow a picture of a very pregnant Amy in the yearbook. Not a terribly friend-like thing to do, was it? And, as Madison and Lauren remind us every time they appear on the show – you know, once every four episodes – they’re Amy’s best friends.
Forget that crazy Madison though, let’s head straight to the meat of things – Ben and the prostitute, aka Betty, aka the Sausage King’s potential new queen. Ben spilled the beans tonight about Betty’s occupation, and it turns out that Leo knew all along. Leo made the claim that Betty has quit her one-time profession. I’m not quite sure I accept that, do you?
Elsewheres, wouldn’t life be great if Amy was slightly less whiny? How can she possibly be surprised that she has classes to make up? Surely she recognized that there were only so many classes she could miss in a school year before getting an incomplete. Oh, wait, we’re talking about Amy here, the girl who thinks that she can leave her child for two months to go to Italy, leave her job for two months to go to Italy, and that she deserves a part-time job that gives her full benefits and where they watch her child for free, and, and, and. Once you consider that, her shock makes complete sense.
You can fight me as much as you want about George and Anne not being right for each other, but come on, you can’t actually argue that David is the right guy. He’s already done the surprise house thing and now this week he did the surprise parent meeting. What, exactly, is wrong with that man? Is he so insecure with who he is and his standing with Anne that he can’t be upfront about anything? Anne already had a deceptive spouse in George, does she want to go through that again? She can’t marry David. She shouldn’t marry David. You know I’m right.
Bits and pieces:
- How great was it that Ashley set George straight tonight? That alleged troublemaker has been quiet for way too long. Too bad George didn’t take the advice.
- Good for Ricky, wanting John with him on his first night in his new place. Not surprised that Adrian couldn’t handle it though.
- Is it in any way possible that Adrian’s parents were okay with her having made an offer on George’s house? Shouldn’t there have been some sort of discussion about that?
- Does anyone else out there have a lot of trouble seeing Grace as being in mourning? I know that she claims to be in mourning, but nothing else about her really gives off that vibe. I don’t know what I want, but I’m sure it starts with dark, modest clothes, not bright low-cut tops and miniskirts.
- Molina is leaving the school… and there was a moment I thought that he was supposed to be a real character on the show (after that he disappeared for months on end).
- Does anyone else get the sense that tonight’s episode was supposed to have been last season’s finale?
‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’: Secrets and lies and foolishness
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” has more secrets running around than you can shake a stick at, and they don’t all revolve around the American teenager. At some point they’re going to need to start issuing a scorecard and program with the show. It’s just great, isn’t it?
I can’t imagine what world Amy lives in that she really thinks that she can go to Italy. That whole thing about “exposing” John to other cultures almost sounded like she believed… almost. Plus, Ricky was right, Amy can’t take John out of the country without Ricky’s permission. She could lie to Passport Control and say that Ben was the father, and that seems like the kind of thing she would do, but breaking a federal law like that may be a worse idea than her quitting her daycare job to go to Italy. And that, friends, is a terrible idea.
I think though that I’m beginning to understand where Anne is coming from a little bit more when she tries to do things like get Amy to make her eggs. Anne definitely comes across a little harsh and whiny from time to time, but it seems as though she’s just doing it to make Amy hear what she, Amy, sounds like. Or, it could be that Anne’s just as irresponsible as Ricky’s foster mom thinks she is.
Ummm… I don’t know how to ask this, but is Betty still a “woman of the night?” Does she still work in the “oldest profession?” Is she still “sleeping with men who leave cash on the nightstand and who tip her based on her performance in that piece of furniture that generally sits next to the nightstand?” I’m only asking because when Ben asked Betty about her arrival time in court she flubbed the answer and then there was that conversation later with Tom. Obviously she’s not a court reporter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s still getting paid to do what they can teach you all about in Bologna. Can you imagine what the conversation between Leo and Ben is going to be once Ben finds out about Betty’s job (whether it’s current or not)?
Ricky. He wants to be legally emancipated and thinks that his being a 16-year-old father shows that he’s all grown up? Call me kooky, but it’s kind of odd to use teenage pregnancy as an explanation of just how responsible you are. Yes, it’s great that he’s trying to work more over the summer and Leo’s getting him an apartment is nice (especially such a huge place), but that doesn’t mean that he ought to be emancipated.
Why did Grace tell everyone that George lied about the vasectomy? George helped her when she was feeling horrific, gave her a shoulder to cry on, and that’s how she repays him? That girl is going to completely mess up my plans for George and Anne getting back together, and that’s not the sort of thing I can accept. I don’t know what I’m going to do about it, but it’s not going to be pretty.
Ben telling Amy about the vasectomy was wholly predictable, as was – sadly – the fact that he’d do it in awkward, horrible fashion. Far less predictable was the fact that Ashley would back her father’s vasectomy lie to Amy. There’s going to be a reckoning in that household awfully soon.
Posted by bonniekgoodman on July 28, 2009
‘True Blood’: The true Reverend revealed
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
“True Blood” begins to pick up the pace this week, with storylines that have long been on slow burn finally taking some dramatic turns.
We start out with a killer teaser this week featuring my favorite bad-boy vamp Eric feeding on one of the hotel’s working girls. He stops when Lorena enters the room and he greets her with the revelation that he was the one who summoned her to Dallas. Naughty, naughty, Eric! I Methinks he wanted a little distraction for Bill, no? He confirms that he wants something from Sookie and needs Lorena to keep Bill busy while he gets it. I can’t wait to see how this shakes out!
This week also features another lovely flashback! This time we get to see Lorena and Bill in Prohibition-era Chicago. It seems the Bill of 80 years ago wasn’t so human friendly, as the flashback involves Lorena and Bill seducing, torturing and killing a rich couple for fun. Aw, they’re just like old school Angelus and Darla! Them having sex on the bloody bed while their female victim lay there dying was deliciously disturbing. It’s nice to be reminded that vamps aren’t all kittens and TruBlood and rainbows.
Bill and Isabel decide to send a fellow human, Hugo, with Sookie to infiltrate the Fellowship, with them posing as an engaged couple. They exchange notes about dating vampires, which hee! It turns out Hugo wants to be turned so he can be with Isabel forever, which Sookie admits she has never even thought about before. I think it might come up at some point. Just a hunch. Sookie and Hugo go on their mission, which starts out great until Sookie reads Reverend and Sarah Newlin’s minds and realizes they know EXACTLY who she is. Ruh roh! The Reverend tries to lure them into the basement, but when they try to flee he and his henchman drag them down there against their will. Bill senses Sookie’s danger but is stopped by Lorena making her appearance. Will Jason be the one to discover his sister in danger? Here’s hoping.
Jason gets tapped to participate in the infamous and prestigious “Meet the Sun” ceremony, which is basically a vampire torture/murder ritual. What an honor! While building the torture device, Jason and Luke get in a conversation about infidelity and abstinence. Jason considers becoming abstinent for at least 30 seconds, but I doubt it will stick. Especially when Sarah later cries on his shoulder, reveals to him that they are being trained to start a war with the vampires, and puts it out there that she is supposed to be with him, not the Reverend. God told her so and everything! Jason confirms that Sarah got the go-ahead from God for them to have an affair, and he dives right in there in the church. Now that’s the Jason we know and love!
Andy questions Lafayette about his disappearance and loss of pizazz since he’s been back. He starts yelling at Lafayette and this causes a PTSD-type reaction on Lafayette where he sees Andy’s words coming out of Eric’s mouth. Very effectively creepy. Terry recognizes Lafayette’s pain, runs his cousin off and comforts Lafayette. Later, Pam shows up in Merlotte’s walk-in and informs him that Eric is demanding Lafayette get back in the V business. Eeenteresting.
Hoyt’s mother canceled his phone because Jessica was calling him late at night. Hoyt demands his mother turn the phone back on and one-ups her concern about Jessica not being a proper girl by confessing that the reason she only calls him late at night is because she’s a vampire. Awesome. Hoyt drives to Dallas and surprises Jessica in her hotel room, and they have a very sweet reunion. I hope this doesn’t end badly.
Tara and Eggs go on a water heater pump rescue mission to appease Maryann’s completely bitchy reaction to the house’s old one breaking. While on the road Eggs has a very strong deja vu moment that causes him to go wandering down a road he says he’s never seen but can navigate with ease. His trek leads him to a ritual sacrifice-looking site where he senses he witnessed some very bad things go down. They return to find the house trashed and Maryann hosting a giant orgy in Sookie’s backyard. An orgy in which Arlene and Terry are participating! They witness Maryann’s obvious instigator role (and no doubt notice that the site they happened upon earlier looked just like this) but can’t help but join in. It’s like some sort of group forced rape, and it’s icky. Cut it out, Maryann.
Sam must have listened to my pleading, because he finally asks Daphne about her scars! She doesn’t know what happened, she says just got jumped in the woods. Daphne then encourages Sam to tell his loved ones about his shapeshifter status, as all her friends and family know about her. While frolicking in the woods together later, Daphne turns into a very familiar pig and catches the eye of Andy, who recognizes her and chases her through the woods. (Andy running through the woods yelling “PIG!” was the comedy highlight of my Sunday, by the way.) Sam questions her on why it seemed Andy knew her in pig form, and she slyly distracts him with sexual favors. She then leads him to the edge of the orgy, where several of Maryann’s black-eyed followers drag him towards all the sex-having. That’s when Maryann puts on the bull’s head, starts chanting, and everything goes to black as we listen to Sam scream. Finally, things are starting to get good!
- I simultaneously like and hate the vamp necessity of “claiming” their humans amongst other vamps. This love/hate relationship is mostly because of how stupid the vamps sound when they are claiming someone. It makes me giggle.
- Bill’s combination French/Southern accent in the flashback was sort of hilarious. He sings like an angel, though. Is that Stephen Moyer’s real voice? If so, very nice, Steve.
- I loved the scene when Sookie and Hugo first meet the Reverend and his wife. Anna Paquin played that perfectly, and the actor playing Reverend Newlin was quite awesome as well.
- For all of you spoiler-hounds, don’t forget to check out our Live Blog and an awesome trailer from Comic-Con!
- “Baby? I’m over a thousand years old.” – Eric
- “I considered booking you in the room adjoining theirs but I thought that might be a bit…over the top.” – Eric, to Lorena
- “I don’t know what to tell you. I wish I had a fancier crib for you to squat in, but I don’t.” – Tara, to Maryann
- “All of ’em put together ain’t half as bad as if you do it to a vampire. Or to a dude. Or a vampire dude. That’s, like, cream de la cream [sic] of sin, no repentance for that. Straight to hell, baby.” – Luke, on sex outside of marriage
- “Stupid f***ing pig.” – Andy
- “I’m so happy I could cry but I don’t wanna because it’s really gross when I do.” – Jessica
‘True Blood’: Sex on fire
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
“True Blood” has always made no apologies for playing up the more seductive side of vampirism, but this week almost the entire cast gets into the game, leaving us with one sexy hour of human, vampire, shapeshifter and even fundamentalist fun.
Once again the show picks up right where we left off last week, with Sam playing dumb with Daphne re: his shapeshifter status. Lucky for him, she turns out to be a shapeshifter too! Ah, supernatural love. They proceed to spend the rest of the episode alternately getting it on and swapping shapeshifter secrets. When will Sam notice the claw marks on her back? Considering how much time they spend in the buff, I’m thinking quite soon.
In Dallas, Sookie chases Barry the telepathic bellboy down but he refuses to talk to her about their mutual gift for fear of what could happen if the ruthless Dallas vamps found out. Sookie offers to teach him how to control his telepathy, but he ends up quitting this job and disappearing to escape her scrutiny.
Sookie, Bill and Eric meet with the local vampires to discuss the Fellowship of the Sun their potential ties to Godric’s abduction. The Dallas vamps want to raze the entire operation, but Eric and Bill disagree. Sookie offers to infiltrate the Fellowship of the Sun in order to find out who abducted Godric. Eric demands it to happen despite Bill’s protests, and we learn via flashback that the reason Eric is so determined to find Godric because Godric was his maker. While Bill and Sookie are saying their horizontal goodbyes back at the hotel, a mysterious female vampire roams the hallway outside their room, obviously looking for them. Is this mysterious vamp Bill’s maker? I can’t tell (she looks different, but that is probably because of dress/makeup) but if it is her that will definitely cause some trouble!
Jason begins God boot camp and shows leadership potential, which the Reverend picks up on. Sarah starts to resent her husband cutting her out of the decision making process with the Fellowship and decides starting an affair with Jason is the best way to get back at him. Jason tries to do the right thing and resist her advances but in the end does what we all expect him to and gives in. You know what they say about leopards and spots…
Tara wakes up from her night of debauchery with Eggs and finds Maryann in Sookie’s kitchen making breakfast. Maryann says she and Carl need to stay at Sookie’s now because the house she was living in before wasn’t hers and the owner is back. Tara tells her she can’t move in, and finally starts asking questions about what the history is between Maryann, Carl and Eggs. Unfortunately she doesn’t get any satisfactory answers. Maryann decides to use her powers for definite evil in retaliation, sitting outside Merlotte’s and causing absolute chaos for the workers and patrons inside the bar, and then being a calm support to Tara when she gets home. Tara has a change of heart and says she will ask Sookie if they all can live in the house together. I’m sure this will turn out well! Also, Gran is rolling in her grave right now, I am sure.
Lafayette finally comes back to Merlotte’s and stoically asks for his job back. Sam reads him the riot act for disappearing, and Lafayette doesn’t put up a fight or talk back but simply sits there quietly until Sam lets him return to work. I’m as worried as Sam is about this new, subdued, polite Lafayette.
- Loved Terry’s “Good party!” to Sam and subsequent carrying of Arlene into the forest for some action.
- I am really, really not enjoying this Soldiers of the Sun storyline. It sort of feels like it comes from a different show.
- Bill sure has a lot of self-hatred for his race. (Species?) I know a “good” vampire is supposed to be a little self-loathing, but come on Bill. Your kind aren’t all bad, for cold-blooded killers.
- Eric’s flashback was very “Let the Right One In,” with the speaking in Swedish (I think?) and the young, pretty male vampire.
- Maryann and Eggs forcing themselves into Sookie’s house (with Maryann playing little Ms. Homemaker in one of Gran’s old aprons) immediately after Tara and Eggs had sex made me go to a very “Rosemary’s Baby” place. That’s kind of an obvious story, so I desperately hope I am wrong.
- Hoyt and Jessica’s chaste phone flirtation was a very cute counterpoint to all of the more lurid things happening in the episode. Darn it, I want those kids to make things work!
- “You are going to be so sorry when I get an eating disorder.” – Jessica
- “What are you, nomads? F***ing Bedouins?” – Tara
- “Do you know what I think? I think that after all your trials, heartache and pain, God wants you to have a reward. Let me reward you, Jason. Let me help you find your way back to joy.” – Sarah right before, well, giving Jason some joy
Odds and ends:
- I love that Alice and Henry both agreed that Henry should go to Bologna to get “trained.” You know you loved it too. Those two are still my favorite characters (save Reverend Stone) on the show.
- What is up with Adrian’s need for the house next to Amy so that she can be with Ricky? Holy mackerel, that girl has a one track mind and it’s definitely on the wrong track.
- I can’t even touch on the idiocy of David’s idea of ditching Amy and John and moving out of town. Idiocy. Complete idiocy.
‘True Blood’: Soldier boy
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
This week on “True Blood,” Jason becomes a solider of God, Sookie meets someone just like her, Tara has a wild party and Eric wears a tank top. I’ll let you all guess which of those things I was the most interested in watching.
In the teaser this week, Jason gets pranked by his fellow cultists into believing his bunk mates were slaughtered by vampires. It’s just like a fraternity house, but with more Jesus! Jason spends the rest of the episode arguing about who in the Bible was the first vampire (discussed: Lazarus, Cain, Jesus, and Eve), having vampire target practice with the Reverend, and seriously coveting the Reverend’s wife. The Reverend and his wife invite Jason to be a part of “the Soldiers of the Son,” which basically sounds like a cult-within-a-cult. This requires he stay in the Reverend and Sarah’s house. Yeah. This isn’t going to end well.
After the credits, we jump right back where we left off last week with Bill playing interruptus to Hoyt and Jessica’s coitus. He orders Hoyt out of the house and is generally unreasonable in that stubborn Bill way, until Sookie makes him see that he needs to be more gentle with Jessica and really show her what being a vampire can be. She convinces him to take Jessica along on their Dallas trip. When they arrive, some funny business goes on with the driver and Bill figures out he was hired to abduct Sookie. Jessica gets some glamour practice on the limo driver and goes a little overboard, but Bill manages to learn that the Fellowship of the Son hired the limo driver to abduct Sookie and bring her to their church. Bill and Eric meet to discuss the church’s involvement, and Eric says that if they don’t find Godrick soon the vampires in his region are planning to start openly attacking humans in retaliation. When Bill questions the rationality of this move, Eric’s only reply is, “Well, this is Texas.” Ha! Back in the room, bellman Barry shows up with a tasty midnight snack for Jessica. More than that, however, Barry brings his own gift of mind reading to Sookie. Awesome! When they realize they are reading each other’s minds, Barry takes off running, with Sookie not far behind. Come back, Barry! I’m interested in this story development!
Tara tells Maryann she’s moving in with Sookie. Maryann acts supportive, but I doubt that will last. She shows her support by throwing Tara a wild birthday party at Sookie’s house. As with all of Maryann’s parties, she does some chanting and some vibrating, which the party goers (especially Tara and Eggs) seem to enjoy, all up until the point where things start to get just a little bit out of control…which is when Maryann reveals her creepy claws. I want to know more! Enough with the slow burn on this storyline, Alan Ball!
As we saw last week, Sam and Daphne do some skinny dipping and some male/female bonding. The next morning, Sookie finds out Sam is planning to leave town without telling her and reads him the riot act, apologizing for leading him on and making all kinds of excuses for being kind of wishy washy last season, but Sam doesn’t want to hear it. Sam drowns his sorrows by making out with Daphne at Tara’s party, where Daphne reveals that she knows “what Sam really is.” Eeeenteresting.
The Sheriff and the coroner are still stumped over what killed Tara’s exorcist. Andy tells the Sheriff about seeing the pig (the same pig that Tara saw when her car ran off the road). Obviously, Andy sounds like a crazy drunk, so the Sheriff assumes he is a crazy drunk and takes away his badge. In the Sheriff’s defense, Andy has totally been a crazy drunk lately. Here’s predicting Andy is the only one who figures out what Maryann is really up to but can’t get anyone to believe him.
Tara visits Lafayette and he pretty much gives her the blow-off, preferring to let his body heal on its own. He is sitting on the couch feeling sorry for himself when Eric shows up at his window and offers to give him his blood to heal his gunshot wound. Lafayette correctly guesses that Eric just wants him to drink his blood so he can track him in the future, and Eric admits that since Lafayette is so important to Sookie he wants to keep tabs on him. Eric’s obsession with Sookie is leading to something, but I can’t quite figure out what yet. Any of you have any (non-book spoiler) guesses?
- Arlene’s little giggle at Daphne’s complaint about working hard was hilarious.
- Tara’s birthday tears and confession to Eggs about always crying on her birthday was probably supposed to be heart wrenching and character-illuminating, but I found it quite a tired cliche. They’ve tried to give Tara more depth, but this took her character back about 100 paces for me.
- Bill threatening the limo driver (Hank from Breaking Bad!) was AWESOME. That was the first time I’ve ever thought Stephen Moyer really pulled off the fine line between cheesy awesomeness and true menace that being a TV vampire requires.
- I vote Eric sits around in a black tank top baring his forearms more often. Anyone with me on this?
- “Are you going to leave, or am I going to have to throw you out? Through a window. That is closed!” – Bill, to Hoyt
- “Bill, that is just rude.” – Sookie, in response
- “Is it my fault my fangs come out when I get turned on?” – Jessica
- “I am a vampire, I’m supposed to be tormented.” – Bill
- “I’ll need to call the airlines to arrange for two travel coffins instead of just one.” – Bill
- “Maybe Jesus was the first vampire. I mean, he rose from the dead, too. He told people ‘Hey y’all, drink my blood. It will give you special powers.'” – Jason
- “Evil is making the premeditated choice to be a dick.” – Jason
- “I’ve always love these, they’re like booze for dolls. They gave me ten!” – Sookie, holding an airplane-sized vodka bottle
Posted by bonniekgoodman on July 27, 2009
Supernatural: Episode Recap 4.21 “When the Levee Breaks”
THEN: Dean was grossed out by seeing Sam feed on demon blood, so he tricked him into Uncle Bobby’s panic room and locked him in for some detox.
NOW: There’s no typical Supernatural teaser as Sam is still stuck in the panic room. He demands that Dean let him out, but big brother refuses. They revisit the same old debate about how Sam is doing this in order to become strong enough to kill Lilith. Dean thinks he and Bobby can do it on their own. Has Dean ever met Lilith? If he has, he’d know that’s just not a possibility.
While detoxing, Sam is visited by four hallucinations. The first is Alastair, who is just as creepy and funny as always, even in Sam’s delusion, cutting into the boy and making Sam scream out in pain.
Upstairs, Dean and Bobby enjoy some whiskey to drown out the pain of hearing Sam’s screams. A fellow hunter named Rufus calls and Bobby tells him to “suck dirt.” Uncle Bobby certainly has a way with words. Rufus calls back to let Bobby know it’s serious. Seals are being broken at an alarming rate, and Bobby isn’t so sure detoxing Sam is the right decision with the apocalypse coming fast.
Dean has some questions of his own, so he goes outside to scream for Castiel. After a few hours, Cas shows up and Dean wants to know what happened when he got called back up to Heaven for an “ass reaming.” Cas can’t say, but he does believe that Dean is the one who will stop Lucifer, not Sam, so he has Dean accept Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior.
Downstairs, Sam is visited by his second hallucination: himself. It’s Young Sam, and he’s angry that his older self has abandoned their quest to be normal. Things get ultra-creepy when Young Sam shows something dark inside by flashing some Yellow Eyes.
The third ghost is none other than Mama Winchester. After Dean got the chance to hang out with their mom in “In the Beginning,” I’m happy Sam is getting the chance, even if it’s a hallucination. Mama isn’t angry like the others, she’s just so proud of her baby boy for doing what needs to be done. She thinks that Sam is more brave than Dean because he knows what’s best, even though there’s something evil inside of him.
Supernatural‘s Misha Collins got to show off his range in “The Rapture,” an episode where we learned about Castiel’s human vessel. But even above and beyond this sad, sad story, Dean finally found out Sam’s big secret. We were first introduced to Castiel in the season premiere. Over the course of the season, we saw an angel who slowly but surely started to show glimpses of humanity. Uriel even let it be known that Cas had sort of a soft spot for Dean. And in “The Monster at the End of this Book” the angel helped Dean win a battle over Lilith who was trying to seduce and make a deal with Sam. I guess that was enough to get Castiel in trouble with the angel powers that be….read more
Supernatural: Episode Recap 4.20 “The Rapture”
THEN: An angel named Castiel brought Dean out of Hell, adding yet another handsome face to the world of Supernatural.
NOW: Dean’s sitting on the dock of the bay, just fishing. Castiel pops by to let him know this is a dream and that they have something important to discuss. But Dean’s head isn’t a safe place, so Cas tells Dean to meet him at a special location.
Dean wakes up and goes with Sam, but the location looks more like a war zone. They find Cas and wake him up, but he’s no angel. Castiel has left the building and now it’s Jimmy. Symbols on the wall suggest an all-out angel battle royale, but all Jimmy remember is a bright light and then he was him again.
Jimmy doesn’t remember why Cas wanted to talk to Dean, so now the brothers are stuck babysitting an odd dude who used to be an angel. Jimmy eats about three tons of food before telling his story. One year ago he was a simple, pious man in Illinois with a wife and kid. One night he fell asleep in front of the TV and it suddenly released a piercing noise that drove Jimmy crazy….READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 7, 2009
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode Recap: 100th episode Izzie and Alex’s wedding ‘What a Difference a Day Makes?’
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 100th episode: Izzie and Alex’s wedding
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
Wedding Day: “You never know the biggest day of your life is going to be the biggest,” says a weak Izzie, pale, scarf-wearing bald at the start of the episode — which immediately telegraphs that something is not what we’ve been led to believe it was going to be. In fact, it starts as a normal day at work (who works on their wedding day?) — with Derek giving Meredith a solo surgery as her wedding present. Nice. Izzie excitedly tells Bailey and Alex about the wedding she planned — she can’t wait to go, though Alex is concerned about her being physically strong enough to attend. But she’s a bridesmaid! Wooo!!
Then they leave, and Denny’s there, dressed in a black shirt — which he really shouldn’t be, unless he’s ready to bust out with a very special version of “Ring of Fire.” I mean come on, guys — not subtle. Izzie tells Derek about Denny’s return, and Bailey takes her for an MRI. Izzie knows it’s a tumor, and tells Bailey Denny’s standing right there. “You tell Denny Duquette I say go home,” Bailey says. The worst part is the stricken look of resignation in Izzie’s eyes.
The MRI’s clear — but Izzie knows something’s up, and to their credit, Bailey and Derek listen to her, coming up with a way to try to map the hallucination on an EEG the same way they do a seizure. Then they can tell what part of the brain is affected, and find the tumor. Izzie has to work to bring him back, but there’s Denny — she’s come to associate him with death, and Alex with the future, and with love. It’s a tiny tumor on the temporal lobe, which wouldn’t show up on a normal MRI — and Derek can’t get to it. I wish there was something I could do for her, Derek tells Bailey. Which is when Bailey suggests making it Izzie’s wedding day. At this point we need to give it up for KorbiTV, who saw this coming a mile away.
Derek raises the idea with Meredith, who, still high from her first solo surgery (despite the Chief’s bothersome “supervision” and hmming about the way she did things and Mark’s … whatever that was), buys right in. She finds Alex, who’s distraught over the new tumor and the realization that Izzie really could die, and pitches the idea. A little while later, Meredith turns up in Izzie’s room as she’s getting ready to head to the church, curlers in her hair, wedding gown over her arm, telling Izzie that this isn’t her dress. Then Alex comes in, gorgeously dressed like a groom, and …. da dum da dum….
It’s a great wedding. Meredith is Alex’s best man, Christina is Izzie’s maid of honor, and George steps up brilliantly to help Izzie when she falters halfway down the aisle. Alex completely rips off his vows from one of his patients (more on that in a minute), and it ends up being really touching. But when it’s over, Izzie has to go back to the hospital — and reality sets in. Her hair’s really falling out, and the gravity of everything she’s facing sets in just a little more. Then she asks Denny to leave her alone with her husband.
Graduation Day: But the drama started much earlier in the day. Callie’s taking an extra shift covering the ER to make some cash, and totally jinxes things by telling George and Alex it’s looking like a quiet day. The traumas start rolling in — a semi jackknifed and hit an SUV full of college kids on their way to their graduation. A girl and two boys come in — they’re all worried about their friends, and one boy keeps asking what happened to his girlfriend, who was in the car one minute and gone the next. You know what goes down then. The first kid crashes. The second boy stabilizes before going for tests, and the girl — the valedictorian — is in shock and panicking. All she’s ever done is school; she put “life” on hold for it. Today was the day her life was supposed to start.
One by one the other kids come in with horrific injuries. George is absolutely commanding — so so good to see him playing an integral role — and calm under pressure. But one by one his patients go south, and he asks Hunt to take him off the ER. While he has to declare the girlfriend of the second boy a DOA, Alex talks to Becca, the valedictorian, as she’s getting prepped for surgery. He ignores her request to find out how her friends are, and instead asks her to give her speech. And it’s a wonderful speech — all about how today is the day when her life begins, when she becomes a grown-up, when she becomes accountable to someone else, ready to take on all the possibilities of life. This is all the stuff Alex swipes for his vows later on, but here in particular, it works. And in the end, she makes it — the sole survivor.
George takes it hard — every patient he worked on died. But Hunt explains that trauma is about being where you’re needed and doing what you can. He’s clearly been affected by all of the carnage as well, as has Cristina (Keep your eyes on Owen and Cristina — they’re clearly not done yet, and I remain a giant sucker for Kevin McKidd’s sad longing.). In the end, Becca is amazed to see Lexie, who’s tending to her, crying. Lexie, who’s worked with George all day and uses that doe-eyed expressive look to the hilt, replies, “You’re breathing.” We’re all hanging on by a thread, it turns out.
Grey’s Anatomy: Episode Recap 5.21 “No Good At Saying Sorry”
Grey’s Anatomy. begins tonight with an opening shot of the beautiful Puget Sound. Meredith’s voiceover and the title of the episode indicates it’s all about saying you’re sorry. All of Izzie’s friends are crowded around Izzie’s bed, sampling chicken skewers for her as part of the wedding preparations. She might be having surgery today so she is not allowed to eat anything, so she has to depend on everyone else’s taste buds in order to pick the appetizers. Everyone is driving her nuts, though, because they say things like, “The chicken tastes like chicken.” Izzie is anxious to get the menu nailed down so that she can put it on the wedding website that she set up for Meredith and Derek. (Meredith is all, “What, now? There’s a website??”) Derek emerges from the bathroom wearing his morning coat, clearly uncomfortable…..READ FULL RECAP
This week on Grey’s Anatomy, we get a look at how some of our favorite docs feel about their parents when Izzie’s mom surfaces by surprise and Mer and Lexie’s dad returns with an important agenda. Meanwhile, Callie struggles with her own parental issues after her father cuts her off….
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 7, 2009
On Wednesday’s episode of Lost, Locke, Ben and Sun seek out Richard Alpert’s advice in 2007. Back in the Me Decade, Jack and Kate help Eloise Hawking understand how she came to kill her own grown son. And Sawyer and Juliet’s cover is blown when that surveillance video comes back to haunt them. I’ll post a full recap later; in the meantime, use the space to share your thoughts on “Follow the Leader.”….read more
Dan is a man with a plan. After weeks of questioning what exactly Daniel Faraday knows or doesn’t know, and whether or not we should trust him, Wednesday’s episode of Lost, the show’s 100th, gives us a peek into that complicated brainiac’s melon, and what we find out is scary to contemplate. It seems that Daniel wants to prevent the folks at the Swan station from drilling, because it will release a dangerous amount of electromagnetic energy, killing many and launching a series of events that will eventually cause the crash of Oceanic 815. To counter this, Faraday thinks the best course of action is to detonate a hydrogen bomb. Come again, Daniel… while I pick up the pieces of what was once my staggeringly capable brain, read on! Namaste, y’all! Let’s get the Daniel backstory out of the way before we cover Operation Boom-Boom Island Bye-Bye, shall we? (Brain not quite working still. With any luck, my college roommate wasn’t lying when he told me that Newcastle Brown Ale contains important brain-enhancement properties.) Onward!….read more
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 6, 2009
Its prom night at Cyprus Rhodes and love is certainly in the air for some of our favorite Greek characters. Not so much for others but everyone made the most of the ZBZ formal, even the people who didn’t get to attend. … READ FULL RECAP
TV Recap: Greek – See You Next Time, Sisters, Sept. 30, 2008
Casey’s trying to map out her future, which includes figuring out her potential career paths. Being an English major, this can be quite a tricky task. Max gives Casey some words of encouragement, telling her that she can do anything because she’s amazing….READ FULL RECAP
Greek – Pledge Allegiance, Sept. 24, 2008:
Casey is really excited about the start of her new relationship with Max. She’s ready to “swim in the deep end.” Considering her relationships with Cappie and Evan centered largely on greek life and “pie,” diving into a new romance with a guy who has actual serious things to think about, like the death of his previous girlfriend, it’s understandable that she might be a bit nervous about how to be around Max….READ FULL RECAP
Greek – Gays, Ghosts And Gamma Rays, Sept 17, 2008
After having a sweet, kissy dream about Max, Casey decides to make up an excuse to see him. Since he didn’t seem all that into the idea of hanging out at a bar, she hires him as her astronomy tutor. The “date” doesn’t go as Casey planned though when Max includes a bunch of jocks in his tutoring session. He doesn’t respond to her flirting once again and Casey doesn’t know what to think about this. Then Rusty comes across a photo of a girl and Max says she’s his girlfriend. Rusty relays this news to Casey who realizes the game is over. She sends Max a check for his tutoring services and plans to leave it at that….READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on October 8, 2008
In tonight’s episode of Desperate Housewives, we learn that the women are all crazy. Actually, we already knew that, but in every storyline, the main women make crucial errors in judgment, whether it’s flirting with their son, fighting over a name, or getting angry when people do exactly what they’re told to do…. READ FULL RECAP
Mary-Alice’s ghostly voiceover was not nearly as thematically tight on Sunday, a practically nonsensical ramble about how great it is to have good neighbors or something. Of course, this being Marc Cherry’s show, this tidy monologue was turned on its ear by the episode’s close, as we see how each of the housewives has her own share of dirty laundry with which, more so than groceries or missorted mail, they will ultimately need help. Let’s rifle through their unmentionables….READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on October 5, 2008
Castiel did his mind meld thing on Dean and bent time to send him back to 1973 where he encountered his dad, mom and grandparents. In what turned about to be an origins episode, Dean finally learned the truth about his mom and her family; how the Yellow-Eyed Demon (YED) became involved in their lives; and even how the beloved Impala became the Winchesters’ car of choice….READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on October 5, 2008
It seemed last week’s season premiere of Smallville tried too hard to squeeze everything into its allotted time. The pacing returned to a much more tolerable level this week while retaining a healthy diet of explosions, plot twists and somewhat stilted dialogue.
These Spoilers will bring fire to your eyes.
Previously… Tess becomes a regular, Clark and the Superfriends save Chloe while attaining gainful employment alongside Lois at the Daily Planet. Meanwhile, Jimmy pops the question again… with better results this time around.
It’s Clark’s first day as a reporter, but he dresses as if he’s ready for another day at the farm. Lois quickly grabs a spare suit and shoves Clark into a phone booth to change (subtle), but as he emerges, a bomb takes out a nearby bus. He rushes in to help and ends up carrying Tess out safely. Even after all that went down in Montana, he’s still quite the nice guy…. READ FULL RECAP
And we’re back. As the most senior show on the most junior network, Smallville returns to razzle dazzle and stimulate the senses. Or something like that. The writers and producers have explained the eighth season will allow them to “reinvigorate and reinvent the show.” Only time will tell if The CW will grace our presence with a stunning ninth season.
For the 153rd time, Spoilers follow this statement.
Previously… plenty of drama. What did you expect?
A CGI helicopter lands in the Arctic, dropping off the newly promoted Tess Mercer in search of the missing Lex. She confronts Regan as to why the excavation team has yet to turn up any useful information as to the whereabouts of Lex. Just then, Team LuthorCorp finds something in a trench, but before they can act on it, the Justice League arrives to take them out. However, Tess and Regan escape. Where is Clark, they ponder while staring into the abyss.
Back at Castle Luthor, Lois goes undercover as a French maid to steal Chloe’s USB hard drive, but Tess catches her just after the fact. Lois is on the hunt for Chloe and the truth (but in that order?) The two women exchange brooding looks, but in the end, Tess doesn’t budge from her newfound power and has security escort her from the premises. I’m sensing an “undercover disguise-of-the-week” for Erica Durance this season….READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on September 27, 2008
90210 Episode Recap: “Wide Awake and Dreaming”
September 23, 2008
In this week’s episode, West Beverly’s school musical provides a backdrop for understudy Annie to debate having sex with lead actor Ty. Lead actress Adrianna, meanwhile, is under pressure from her mom/manager. Dylan remains, unsurprisingly, nowhere in sight, and Principal Harry, Annie’s dad, continues to not confront his ridiculous past…. READ FULL RECAP
Posted by bonniekgoodman on September 23, 2008
If you did watch last night’s Hero premiere stop reading MAJOR SPOILER ahead!
Heroes‘ Mother of a Bombshell: What’s Next?
From TV Guide
This post contains spoilers from the season premiere of Heroes.
Monday’s two-hour season premiere of Heroes ended with a super twist: The Petrelli boys have a new brother, and it’s none other than power-robbing supervillain Sylar.
The shocking revelation was made by Cristine Rose‘s Angela Petrelli in the premiere’s closing moments. In a recent interview with our own Matt Mitovich, Rose revealed that another shocking shoe will drop in Episode 3. “It really has a double punch,” she said. “The revelation that he’s my son is just the beginning.”
Rose said her scene with Sylar was originally planned for Episode 13 of Season 2, when she was only meant to be his mentor. “They wouldn’t tell me until I actually read it, but they had been hinting at this big surprise,” she said. “In the interim they added the fact that he was indeed my son, and we reshot parts of it.”
So should we expect Sylar to pick out flowers and Mother’s Day cards soon? Don’t hold your breath. “That’s really not why I need him or want him,” Rose said. “In the last two seasons, I dealt with whether I loved my children or whether I bore them out of a need for power and used them as weapons. I think of Sylar as my weapon of mass destruction. Eventually anyway.”
What did you think of the twist? Do you think Sylar is actually Arthur Petrelli’s son or is there another piece to this puzzle? Share your thoughts below and check back next week for answers to that question in Mitovich’s full Q&A! — Adam Bryant
Posted by bonniekgoodman on September 23, 2008
‘ANTM’: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Posing for swimsuit photos becomes more difficult as the models try to embrace their (sometimes drastically) changed looks… Read More
Posted by bonniekgoodman on September 18, 2008