In the electrifying third season finale, the Ewings and the Rylands finally force the cartel to pay the piper as some lives are saved and others are lost. Bobby and Sue Ellen form a new alliance to protect the family, which pits them against John Ross, who is still trying to regain control of Ewing Global and fix his marriage to Pamela. And Elena is pushed to the brink when she finds out the real depths of Nicolas’ betrayal. As the season comes to an end, enemies are unmasked, new alliances are formed, and John Ross learns a shocking secret about J.R. that sends him halfway around the globe in search of a surprising new cohort.
After a first season with varying ratings, The Crazy Ones‘ future is up in the air. On the one hand, it wasn’t renewed with the pack of shows that were picked up already. On the other, we are getting an hour-long season finale- that must mean something, right?
The ratings for The Crazy Ones can’t be what CBS was expecting to get when they got Robin Williams to return to series regular television alongside David E. Kelley and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It was supposed to build up the ratings tentpole for the expanded comedy block on Thursdays. And yes, it had a huge opening. But it never could muster the same kind of ratings. It was on the steady decline all season long. It was one of the few shows CBS didn’t renew last month. It swapped time slots with the very old Two and a Half Men which has pulled in better ratings than it did.
And now, it is ending its first season a month before everything else so CBS can plug in Bad Teacher next week (but boy do those commercials make that show look terrible.) Which is all a roundabout way of saying that The Crazy Ones probably won’t be back next year. The odds aren’t dead. They are just leaning more to cancellation than renewal at this point.
“The Lighthouse” ? When a corporation wants to buy out Lewis, Roberts+Roberts, Gordon calls in the board to vote, and Simon’s ex-wife and Sydney’s mom has the final say. Brad Garrett returns as Gordon Lewis and Marilu Henner guest stars as Simon’s ex-wife and Sydney’s mother.
This is how season three of Pretty Little Liars ends. With “A dAngerous gAme” and more questions raised than actually answered.
Honestly, that’s okay. Pretty Little Liars is at its best when the plot is mostly focused on asking the questions. When it does deign to answer the questions, things just get kind of boring. Case in point, the big Spencer and Toby reveals of this episode. Spencer, it turns out, only joined the A-Team because Mona told her Toby is actually alive. They meet again and Toby reveals he actually joined the A-Team to save Spencer, which he couldn’t tell her before because A is omnipresent. He can tell her now because, apparently, he has safe houses that Mona doesn’t know about which solves the problem I guess. The plot kind of shuts down there for a while so they can have their reunion. Also, nothing really comes of these revelations, they just kind of sit there taking up space.
Meanwhile, Emily and Hanna actually do the most of the legwork with the A plot, now that Hanna’s back in the game. Aria at least seems interested in the conversations, but she’s mostly busy breaking up with Ezra for the third time in as many episodes. Hanna’s real contribution is figuring out that Spencer is now on the A-Team and then posing as Red Coat to prove that they’re still on the same side. Sadly, this ends early in the episode. Emily’s part is even smaller, but is significantly more substantial, carrying the plot into season four. Like her step-brother, Jenna Marshall makes her reentrance in this episode. It turns out she’s actually dating Shana, who up until now had been relegated to a boring part of Emily’s side plot. They’re up to something sinister; Emily comes across the two of them meeting with Melissa. Later, they show up on the video which is still playing on Det. Wilden’s dash, even after the car has been pulled from the lake.
The biggest revelations of the evening actually come at the very end of the episode. It turns out that Mona was still on the A-Team primarily because she’d never discovered Red Coat’s identity. She changes her mind rather quickly after she is locked in a burning house with Aria, Emily, and Hanna. That, in and of itself, isn’t that interesting. However, it turns out that the Red Coat is actually Alison. This actually raises more questions than it can hope to solve, as Alison has done quite a bit of work in actually saving the Liars. Red Coat, as the orchestrator of all this, actually seemed to be intent on killing them, seeing as she set the house on fire.
On the Suits finale, the war for the firm was on. Jessica on one side with Edward’s support for their firms to merge and Harvey on the other side. Bets were placed that would guaranteed that there would be no winners.
“War” was practically mutually assured destruction. Even though no one died, relationships were destroyed that will be difficult to repair. Harvey brought lawsuits against Edward’s clients and the first attack was launched.
If Harvey won, then EdWard would go away and the merger would be off. If Harvey lost, he would work for the newly merged firm with an extended non-compete contract, all without his name on the door. Ouch.
Harvey was out of his league this time. He was emotionally motivated to attack and that led him to make mistakes. His first was taking on Edward and Jessica, his second was breaking the rules to win, and his third was underestimating Jessica’s will to beat him.
NBC’s popular drama Parenthood returns tonight with a whole new episode and the season finale. Tonight’s 15th episode of the 4th season is called “Because You’re My Sister.” On tonight’s show Drew (Miles Heizer) learns the results of his college applications. Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) discuss the future of their relationship.. Did you watch last week’s show? We did and we recapped it here for you!
To catch you up on last week’s show Victor’s adoption deadline drew near, Julia and Joel contemplated the long term effects of this decision. Renee oversteped her boundaries and intruded on Crosby and Jasmine. Upon advice offered by Zeek and Amber, Ryan sought to make amends with Joel. Meanwhile, Mark and Sarah discussed their relationship, concerning Hank. Kristina supported Maxwith a unique campaign.
In the fourth season finale, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) plan an anniversary get away and receive exciting news. Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) prepare for the next phase of her treatment. Drew (Miles Heizer) learns the results of his college applications. Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) discuss the future of their relationship. Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) plan an event for the entire Braverman family. Meanwhile, Sarah (Lauren Graham) is forced to make a decision about her relationships with Mark (Jason Ritter) and Hank (Ray Romano). Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Max Burkholder, Xolo Mariduena, Tyree Brown and Savannah Paige Rae.
Tonight’s episode looks like it is going to be great and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of NBC’s Parenthood at 10:00 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know what you think of season 4 of Parenthood. Check out the sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!
“Leverage” fans received a Christmas present on Tuesday, Dec. 25 in the form of a new season 5 episode-“The Long Goodbye Job”-but it was bittersweet because it was also the series finale, as revealed last week.
It may have been the last episode of the show, but it was quite the perfect series finale for “Leverage.” With numerous callbacks to the pilot, more Sterling (Mark Sheppard), a crafty con, and even a proposal, the series couldn’t have ended in a better way (though it was sad to see it end). It was easy to see why this was the series finale they had envisioned. While the first part of the episode had you on the edge of your seat-“How did your friends die?” Ellen Casey (Catherine Dent) asked Nate (Timothy Hutton) as she “evaluated his state of mind”-the pieces easily fell into place as the con played out. And like always, there was an escape plan, and while the episode ended with the team separated, they weren’t done.
“The Long Goodbye Job” began with Ellen Casey asking Nate what his mistake was and how it all started, and he took them back one month, to Dr. Gallow, his son’s pediatrician, bringing him a file and explaining a young boy would die without a new drug that wasn’t put into production because there was no market for it. The company was in the same building, High Point Tower, as the Internet hub server for federal law enforcement, and those files danced around, never in the same place for longer than a few hours.
In one of the many callbacks to cons of the past, after only being inside the building for a few moments, Parker (Beth Riesgraf) realized they were looking at the Steranko. All Hardison (Aldis Hodge) could do was control the calls coming in and going out. Nate explained their plan was to go in through the top, using the nearby Dolan Theater, which Sophie (Gina Bellman) took over for her theater group to put on “Macbeth.” Back in the present, Ellen asked Nate, “How did your friends die?”
The first half of tonight’s two-hour season finale was yet another episode of “Why Aren’t Michael And Company Getting Out Of Town This Week?” Matt Nix and the rest of the creative team have been playing this game ever since the show returned from hiatus, so why should we expect any different at this point? I’m pretty sure the plot of season six, part two was scribbled on the back of a cocktail napkin.
Anyway, now that our heroes have their passports and false identities, all they need is a ride out of Miami. That’s arranged with an envelope full of cash pressed into the hands of the local Frank Sobotka, but of course, it can’t be that easy. Riley and her troops swarm out of a shipping container, and before you can say Horseface, Jesse is in cuffs and Sam has been shot in the gut. Michael manages to get Sam back to the safehouse, but Jesse ends up in custody, getting whacked with the yellow pages and threatened with being tossed into a dark hole and forgotten.
Finale time is usually when Burn Notice digs deep into the roster of recurring characters for some pinch-hitters, and “You Can Run” is no exception. EMT and Fiona’s ex-boyfriend Campbell is called on to dress Sam’s wounds, and perhaps more importantly, CSS Agent Bly turns up to propose an unpalatable deal: Michael turns himself in and becomes an official witness on the Card case, and his friends get off a little (but presumably not much) easier.
Unless you believe Sam is in danger of dying (which of course you don’t), this first hour isn’t much different from the last couple of episodes, except that Patton Oswalt is no longer around to make fun of Bruce Campbell’s chin. The rhyming interrogation scenes-Riley and Jesse, Michael and his CIA-goon hostage-could have made for a resonant contrast of styles, but instead, they’re just another demonstration of how much smarter Michael is, and how much more loyalty he accrues, than anyone else. (And while Jesse’s loyalty is admirable, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer if he didn’t guess, as you and I did, that Riley’s folder o’ secrets was actually filled with blank paper.)
And so Season 8 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ends with The Gang doing what they do best: Screaming at each another in Paddy’s. And with each of them shucking most of their usual insane traits (save for Mac’s staunch Catholic-ness) and finding themselves within the comfortable middle of half-genius/half-moron. Frank, arguing loudly with a tape of pre-recorded Charlie directions in his car, runs into the back of Dennis’ car, causing him to spill his giant milky bowl of cereal everywhere. Yes, Dennis was eating cereal in the car. And that alone is almost enough to love this season ender.
Sometimes Sunny works best when everything plays out in a more traditional TV comedy way, again with everyone here making both solid and idiotic points while in the midst of a Paddy’s Pub mock trial… which featured both Frank and Dennis as dueling defendants. First Frank tried to present his “nitwit school” certificate which specifically stated that he didn’t have donkey brains, then Dennis fired back by “accidentally” spilling red wine all over Frank’s shirt in order to present an example of the accident. But then… things began to get logical. Which might just make this the craziest Sunny ever.
Firstly, Frank was still shown to be at fault for the wine spill because he “assumed the responsibility for any future spill.” “I knew the risk,” Frank explained. Then Dee, who was looking to set up serious and established precedent for totaled cars, tried to discredit Mac by introducing his “steel-bending” mutant babies theory.
But, in the end, it was Mac, who often took three hour breaks to construct elaborate presentations with pictures and cutouts, who out-argued the entire gang and had them believing in createnism over evolution. Mac, who’s never been the funniest member of The Gang, and who hasn’t had all that much to do this season, came through like some sort of savant; labeling past scientists as “bitch!” for not fully knowing the scope of the universe. As Charlie would say, “a good judge, an even better bailiff.”
After six seasons CW’s popular show Gossip Girls comes to an end with a two hour special series finale of GOSSIP GIRL called, “New York, I Love You XOXO.” On the last episode of Gossip Girl after a run-in with an increasingly paranoid Bart, Blair grew alarmingly concerned for Chuck’s safety. However, feeling confident that his father would never hurt him, Chuck made a deal that could change his life.
Wanting to make things better for Chuck, Blair devised a plan with the help of Serena, Georgina and Sage to try and get what they needed out of Bart. Meanwhile, Nate’s financial dilemma finally landed him in a place that he never thought he would be.
Bass Be Gone. The death of Bart was huge in “The Revengers”, but this episode, not so much. Blair and Chuck were questioned, but ultimately, his death was ruled an accident. The best part about it was the return of Desmond Harrington, who is always welcome on my TV screen.
Chair Forever. Even with the Bart drama going on, Blair and Chuck finally tied the knot! After a sweet proposal and help from Uncle Jack and the rest of their friends, the couple got married by Cyrus. These two looked absolutely stunning in their wedding attire.
?Arrow‘ lets loose another episode with its ninth outing of the series, mid-season finale “Year’s End” as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finds himself confronted by a Dark Archer taking deadly measures to get his attention, while the Queens hold a Christmas party and Moira tries to push Walter off his investigation.
Last week’s ?Arrow’ episode “Vendetta” saw Oliver’s attempting to channel Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw)’s grief into a less revenge-fueled style of justice, while Walter continued his investigation of Moira, and Tommy’s financial woes put he, Laurel, Oliver and Helena in an awkward position. So, what does the ninth episode of ?Arrow’ bring? Does it hit the same bulls-eye as the first eight episodes?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ?Arrow’s mid-season finale, “Year’s End!”
Adam Hunt drinks alone in a room, desperately trying to scrounge new illegal opportunities, when he finds himself faced by the vigilante archer once more. Rather than take his money, this newer, darker archer wordlessly puts three arrows into Hunt’s chest, and walks away.