Once Upon A Time Returns Tonight!
It seems like it’s been FOREVER, but “Once Upon A Time” returns tonight! Spoiler release below.
GOLD REUNITES THE QUEENS OF DARKENESS ON THE SPRING PREMIERE OF ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”
Kristin Bauer van Straten (“True Blood”), Merrin Dungey (“Revenge”), Victoria Smurfit (“Dracula”) Guest Star
“Darkness on the Edge of Town” – With Gold banished from town, the residents of Storybrooke attempt to resume their normal lives. Hook and Belle search for a way to release the fairies from the Sorcerer’s hat, while Emma, Henry and Regina continue to look for clues that could lead them to the Author. But when a terrifying darkness descends on the town, Emma and Regina are forced to confront the true nature of evil. Meanwhile, in New York, Gold and Ursula enlist Cruella De Vil to join their cause, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest stars include Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Merrin Dungey as Ursula, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Michael Querin as Banker, Panou as FBI Agent and Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent,
The Fosters: Callie’s Choice.
So I’m still loving “The Fosters,” but I’m also really getting annoyed with parts of it. Here are some quick thoughts before tonight’s episode . . .
The idea of Brandon and his friends going on tour for the summer is insane to me. How old are these kids? I can’t recall if Brandon is a senior in high school or not, but I know I did not turn 18 until I was in college. What parent would give these kids their okay to tour at that age on their own? It seems obvious that Brandon will end up going to the music camp for the summer instead of doing the tour, unless he lies to his moms and only says he’s going to the camp.
Jesus going away to the private school he was offered a scholarship is a-okay with me. He is the one kid on the show I really don’t care for at all.
I’m glad they went there with Jude and his friend Connor. It’s about time, as they’ve dragged this one out for way too long now. The question remains as to if Jude really is gay, or is he just desperate to hold onto his friend who is actually gay.
While I get Callie wants to help out Daphne, she shouldn’t do so at the expense of her own happiness. Daphne screwed up and now Callie is paying for it. Daphne is too in a way, the scene with her daughter and the daughter’s foster mom was heartbreaking. I felt for Daphne, but not enough for Callie to do what she’s doing for her.
Spoilers for the next few shows below.
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The Night Shift Season 2 Begins Tonight.
So “The Night Shift” returns tonight on NBC. I watched and really loved this show last year when it was on for a few short weeks. Here is hoping this season will be a bit longer. I also hope they have a good recap at the beginning of the show to remind me what happened so very long ago.
Spoilers for the first two episodes below!
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Jennifer Esposito Is The New Mistress.
So the new “Mistress” on the show is Jennifer Esposito, who will replace Alyssa Milano who chose not to stay with the show. ABC moved the filming of the show to Vancouver, and Alyssa chose not to uproot her family.
Espositio will not play Savy, but a new character named Calista Raines who works as the creative director of a luxury fashion brand. On the surface she is a high-style fashionista who lives the high life, but underneath she’s lonely and harbors a dark devious nature. Calista befriends Joss and will pull her into her dark world.
Thoughts On Grey’s Return.
So I feel it’s been a little weird with Derek off-screen since the show returned. At least he and Meredith made-up and are trying to make it work. I couldn’t take them splitting up yet again.
I love Meredith and Maggie getting along. Alex is failing as Meredith’s person, so I think she’s grooming Maggie to be her new person.
I feel like the show is leading to something developing between
Christina Callie and Owen. I don’t know how I’d feel about that if it actually happened.
I love seeing Amelia get a chance to shine with Derek gone, and with dealing with Dr. Herman. I’d love if they could get Dr. Herman to become a permanent addition to the show. However something tells mer Amelia won’t be able to save her, or if she does that she’ll lose the ability to perform surgery.
April and Jackson’s baby storyline is breaking my heart. I hope Shonda doesn’t use this as a way to break these two up again.
Spoilers for the next two episodes below!
“All I Could Do Was Cry” – After several discussions with Dr. Herman, April and Jackson must face their situation head on and make a difficult decision regarding their unborn child. Catherine arrives in Seattle and bumps into Richard at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to find someone to take care of the kids so she can visit Derek for the weekend, and Amelia shows Stephanie some tough love when they work together on a case, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“The Great Pretender” – Maggie gets upset when Meredith dodges her questions about DC; Bailey and Ben become concerned about Ben’s brother after he is admitted to the hospital, and Dr. Herman starts to warm up to Arizona. Meanwhile, Richard feels manipulated by Catherine, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Grimm: What’s Going On With Juliette And Captain Sexy?
So “Grimm” has been on fire lately. However as usual I tend to pick apart the unanswered questions. For example, why was it so difficult for Adalind to get her Hexenbeast powers back, yet so easy for Julia to become one? I wonder if Renard’s mother knew that this would happen to Julia? She doesn’t seem to be an ordinary Hexenbeast either, but one with some kind of insane powers.
With Adalind back in town will they finally explore the weird connection she and Nick had earlier in the season that was causing them to see through the other’s eyes? Also Renard was bleeding out from his gunshot wounds in one episode, but in the next was fine. Huh?
I’m loving that Wu is now on team Grimm though. Both Wu and Hank could do with some love interests though.
Spoilers for the next episode below!
TRIAL BY FIRE – February 13
A FIERY WESEN RISES IN PORTLAND – DANIEL ROEBUCK, GIDEON EMERY, GARCELLE BEAUVAIS AND ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STAR – When an arson case looks to have Wesen origins, Nick (David Giuntoli) find himself reluctantly having to ask an old foe for help. Elsewhere, Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof) teaches Adalind (Claire Coffee) the effectiveness of well-played diplomacy. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) finds herself in a confrontation sooner than expected. Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner also star.
Parenthood Finale Thoughts
So all in all, I really liked the “Parenthood” finale. Some of it we knew was coming, other things I was surprised by. Let’s break it all down.
Sarah’s wedding to Hank was great. I was sort of secretly hoping she’d reunite with the English teacher guy, and Hank often got on my nerves, but in the end I think he was the right guy for Sarah. I loved that he asked Zeek for permission. The wedding was really beautiful, and Max catching a girl’s eye seemed to be a clue that Kristina has been desperately searching for, that he’ll be okay and find love one day too.
Zeek’s death was not a shock, especially since he didn’t want to go through the surgery his doctor told him was needed. When he and Camille asked Amber and the baby to move in with them I had a sliver of hope that we wouldn’t see his death, that we’d be left with knowing it would eventually happen. However the show did kill him off near the very end, which led to a touching funeral and then the flash forwards that revealed what happened to everyone.
Joel and Julia not only adopted Victor’s biological half-sister, but clearly had another baby of their own. I honestly expected that after they adopted Victor, but instead we got tortured with their break-up. I’m glad they made up, I just wish we had another episode squeezed in to watch Joel grovel a little more.
Crosby went on to successfully bring back the Luncheonette, while Adam took over as principle at Chambers so Christina could focus on building and implementing more schools like it around the country. Max graduated, and Crosby and Jasmine ended up pregnant with another child. Fortunately we didn’t have to be tortured with an appearance from Jasmine’s horrible mother!
Amber had another child with a new husband, another dude/actor from “Friday Night Lights,” which was a cute joke. She also made nice with her ex, who clearly got himself together and is sharing parental responsibilities with her. I really wanted them to end up together as well. Oh well, at least she’s happy.
Hank and Sarah’s marriage clearly is going well. Ruby seems to have adjusted and is fitting into the family as well. We saw that Drew was happy, but didn’t find out anymore about him. In my mind he finally came out of the closet and is happy
Oh and Camille finally went on her whirlwind vacation on Europe and to Paris as Zeek had originally planned for them.
Even though the show made me want to rip my hair out at times, I’m going to miss it and I’m at least glad it got the chance to have a proper ending in this age of immediate cancelations and the pulling of shows.
Resurrection Season 2 Finale Thoughts
So I did a marathon of “Resurrection” today from when it came back earlier in the month to catch up before tonight’s season finale. The show is on the bubble and it hasn’t been decided if it will get a season 3. I almost thought we were going to get some kind of closure, until the very final scene. Let’s discuss!
I pondered from the beginning of the show if this was about the biblical prophecy in the Book of Revelations. Until these past few episodes they steered away from that. Now it seems to be just what is going on. Maybe?
I was somewhat shocked that Tom hadn’t come back by the end of the season. That doesn’t mean he still can’t if there is a season 3. I suspect his return will give a lot of answers to the questions we were left with.
Is the preacher right? Is he a good man? I’m going to go with no. I actually think he is the anti-christ, the false prophet. We don’t know how long he’s really been hanging about now do we. He died trying to save Bellamy. I think everything honestly starts with Bellamy’s family’s deaths.
The preacher claimed Rachel’s baby was the anti-christ and would usher in the end and more returned. Jacob’s grandmother believed the preacher because Jacob said the baby was hurting him. However later he told his mother that he only hurts when the baby hurts. Therefore killing the baby would kill the returned, no?
The end scene showed locusts flocking to the window outside of Rachel’s child’s nursery. These are obviously a sign of Satan. However were they flocking to the anti-christ, or trying to get in and kill the baby? A different way to see that end scene.
If “the end of times” is upon us, then really nothing can stop it. That’s my understanding of the whole Book of Revelations. So why was the preacher trying to stop it? Could he be or work for Satan? My theory is Rachel’s child is actually the second coming, which is what Satan was trying desperately to stop.
Of course the show may have some completely other plans and none of this has anything to do with the bible. Personally I’d like to see them go that route.
Catching Up: The Fosters and PLL
So I’ve been trying to play catch-up with shows still and am now caught up on everything but “Resurrection” I believe. Below are my thoughts on “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Fosters.”
On “The Fosters” we finally learned what happened between Jude and Connor on the school camping trip. Supposedly they brought girls into their tent and made out with them. Really? I’m not so sure I’m buying that. Jude only said this in the office in front of Connor’s dad when it became an issue again. We don’t know what he really told Lena. I think he lied to help Connor out and Lena didn’t say anything. In the end Connor still hates Jude for being a tattle tale.
Robert’s desire to gain custody of Callie was not a surprise. What is odd is that they are going to court over custody of an almost grown kid. At this stage in her life it really should be what she wants, and she’s made that very clear.
Callie’s little sister/Little Snow White going totally crazy on her and walking into traffic to kill herself is something I never saw coming. However looking back, it’s clear she’s had emotional issues from the start. How quickly she clung to Callie, how she told Callie her life was all school work and never any fun, the signs were there. I just hope Robert or his wife don’t use Sophia to guilt Callie into coming to live with them.
Ana ending up pregnant was a big “wow” moment too. Is Mike the father? Also what ever happened with Mike’s old girlfriend that Brandon boinked? I kept expecting her to turn up pregnant too.
Over to “Pretty Little Liars,” Mona’s body has yet to be found. We did see it in a trunk at the end of the Christmas episode, but is she really dead? After all Alison wasn’t really dead. I sorta hope Mona is able to return one day.
Hannah’s mom Ashley has always been hard up for jobs, but now she’s working with and boinking Alison’s sister Jason? Ew! I loved Hannah telling her mother that Pastor Ted was a good guy and good for her, unlike Jason. I felt so bad for Ted when he proposed and Ashley couldn’t give him an immediate yes. I hope Ashley likes getting blackmailed by -A!
I can’t say I’m sorry to see Paige go to L.A.. She was getting on my nerves. Now I just hope we don’t have to watch Emily pine over her for the entire season. Something tells me the new caterer that Ezra hired will end up helping her get over Paige. Emily usually isn’t single for very long on this show.
Aria’s tell-all-letter that she wrote to get accepted into college that’s come back to haunt her might be the lamest of the secret’s A’s held over any of these girls’ heads. Sometimes I just think “If they told the truth then they’d be free of -A!” This is one of those moments where if she just explained it to Ezra that he’d likely understand what she did.
Finally, the fact that the girls still seem to think Alison is -A from behind bars is annoying as well. Come on! I’m starting to wonder if Paige really did get on that flight to L.A., or is she hiding in Rosewood playing for the -A team?
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Glee’s Sixth And Final Season: Is The Magic Back?
So returning from vacation the first show I got caught up with was “Glee.” Many people have all but given up on it, but this is the final season and I want to see it through. I was pleasantly surprised to find that in the first two episode much of the magic from the first seasons was back.
The focus was back on good ole Lima and McKinley High. Sue has become a dictator and has the kids doing academics and sports only, no arts programs are left. She even fat shames the kids who are overweight. Obviously “Glee” has taken liberties with high school life throughout the show, but even this was a bit overboard. Will took a job at Caramel High coaching Vocal Adrenaline, while Blaine flunked out of NYADA after a break-up with Kurt and has a temporary gig coaching The Warblers. Rachel’s show flopped so she used what was left of her money to bribe a superintendent into letting her try and reinstate the glee club at McKinley. We’ll ignore the fact that she, like Blaine, has no college degree, a point they did make at least with Blaine. His job is temporary as he had to fill in for the advisor who had to leave for some reason. Basically Blaine, Will and Rachel have been set up to compete with one another at sectionals.
The show brought back all of the original cast, save for Mike Chang, during the Homecoming episode. The songs where once again great, and the magic of the cast was back. Unique is nowhere to be found, Sue transferred all the remaining Glee kids out of McKinley except for Kitty, who was happy to turn on them and go back to the Cheerios. Unique is the only one I miss of the new bunch honestly. Rachel did find 4 kids to join her Glee club, but we know she’ll need at least 8 from seasons past.
I hope this show continues to be excellent like these episodes were and goes out on a high note, pun intended.
Spoilers for this coming week’s episode . . . . . .
Rachel and Kurt struggle as they try to rebuild and co-direct the glee club at McKinley. Meanwhile, Sue is concerned when Becky brings her new boyfriend to town in the all-new “Jagged Little Tapestry” episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.