The Gates / Scoundrels Pre-Finale Thoughts
So “Scoundrels” ends its season this Sunday, and it looks like “The Gates” ends next Sunday (as no further releases are out for it). As far as I know, ABC has not announced if they’ll bring either back next summer. My guess is not, which is a shame as both were really good shows.
I really like “Scoundrels” as it’s funny and cute. I like Chery’s flirtations with Detective Mack, though it looks like Wolf might be sprung from jail in the finale. Uh-oh! I also can’t help but think Patty Hong will end up pregnant, at the same time her step-mom is, both by one of the twins.
On “The Gates” it would appear Frank Buckley isn’t the supreme evil in “The Gates . . . ” Devon is. She seems to be collecting all she needs to possibly make a creature? A hybrid vampire and wolf? I’m not sure what she’s doing, but it’s interesting! I still want answers though on the police girl’s secret, before the end of the season/show.
ABC Scoundrels: Final 3 Episodes Spoilers
The spoiler releases for the final three episodes of “Scoundrels” are below. Read on for the spoilers! Oh and Jason Priestly guest stars on the final two episodes!
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The Gates and Scoundrels Thoughts for Sunday the 18th
Both great shows last night, but I’m beginning to enjoy “The Gates” more and more. Each show brings something new, though I’m not sure where it will all lead.
I was right about the photographer girl who was sleeping and moving in with the young cop. She had it out for someone, but I never would have guessed it was the Chief, who confessed to killing a man in cold blood this week. The man ended up being the girls brother, who was a rapist and a child murderer that was going to walk on technicalities. The chief lied and said the guy pulled a gun on him. As he put it, the guy was a monster, but is he now too? It gives him a weakness and puts him in place with the other real monsters he now lives among, and maybe will bring his moral judgements down a little?
The show ended with the vampire husband (Nicholas?) saving the chief from the girl. The secrets out now! Next week should be good. With that girl gone, I suspect the deputy guy will hook up with the computer girl at the station perhaps? I want more of her story honestly. I want to know if I’m right and she’s basically a genie out of the bottle.
The succubus girl (Andy, at least I remembered one name!) who is dating the Chief’s son finally got the talk from her dad, after she came close to killing the Chief’s son. He just thinks he has mono though, which is what the doctor told him to keep him away from the girl for now. It will be interesting to see how she reacts.
I have noticed though that the monster parts of the townspeople have been modernized it seems. A succubus is actually a demon, so how did the girl’s mother die? Was she exorcised? Meanwhile Claire and her husband (as well as Christian) seem to be able to eat and drink real food, which normally Vampires don’t often do in folklore.
“The Scoundrels” was good, but I was falling asleep and started FFing to get to the end. Basically the mother decided rather than fight Wolf’s appeal from jail, she’d let him do the time, as it was what was best for the family. Wolf got out for the day to attend a funeral, and the kids were way too happy to see him back and were falling into old patterns. The mom decided she couldn’t let that happen. Meanwhile we got to see just how much Wolf and the prodigal son Logan don’t get along. Wolf was pretty nasty and cold to him! I’m not sure where this show will go now that Wolf is stuck in jail. Clearly though if he got out too soon, the premise of the show is over.
The Gates and Scoundrels Return!
ABC’s summer shows “The Gates” and “Scoundrels” returned, a long with a whole lot of shows that were not on last weekend due to the 4th.
On “The Gates” the whole police force was trying to find out who was able to trip house alarms all over the gates. It started off as false alarms, but then the person responsible really began to rob houses. In the end it turned out to be the history/computer science teacher at the high school. I may have missed it, but I am not sure if he had a motive other than robbery?
One of the houses robbed, well the police officer in charge of the security system and computers lived there. Something was stolen from her, and it affected her wellbeing. The doctor told her she had to get “it” back, the longer “they” were separated the worse it would be for her . . . This officer also got into a beef with the geeky male cop who is dating the young girl from outside the gates. She moved in with him, and the female cop was suspicious (jealous?). He lashed out saying she is always going off on there is no such thing as love . . . never fall in love . . . and he thinks she doesn’t even know what love is. However I think something is up with this girl, she is on a mission to get into the gates for some reason I bet.
In the end, the female cop confronted the teacher. He said he would return everything he stole if nobody pressed charges, and then made a comment about the weird people she lived with. She said she needed to make sure he took their secrets to the grave . . . and shot him! The last we saw she was putting a bizarre box back into a cabinet, and we saw a photo of her with a guy. I’m thinking the guys soul is in there maybe? She looks middle eastern, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Is she a Genie/Djinn? Was that her bottle or something?
The succubus girl (Annie?) ended up breaking up with the football/werewolf boy and deciding to give things a shot with the Chief’s son (Charlie?). I still don’t remember all their names, and it doesn’t help that they introduce new characters every show! The werewolf boy/football star is getting more and more involved with the white trash werewolf boy and his gang of wolves, which the mom doesn’t like as her husband and older son got killed by hunters.
Finally Claire met up with an old friend Christian (Brooke Shield’s husband from “Lipstick Jungle”) and he was a vamp too. He enticed her into feeding on real humans outside the gates. We also got a little more into Claire’s relationship with her husband. She is pretending to be the perfect home maker wife for him for some reason . . . .
Over on “The Scoundrels” we got a very Logan focused episode, and I really enjoyed it. We finally got to see Logan embrace his “West” side.
Heather meanwhile is waitressing in a strip club hoping it will lead to modeling jobs. Something tells me it will lead to something bad . . . for her and a customer!
Finally Cheryl got a job offer from a family friend (guest star Grant Show) who just wanted in her pants. That didn’t set well with Wolf, who ratted his business out to get Cheryl out of that position. Just seeing Grant Show being all horned up made me miss “Swingtown.” Sniff Sniff.
Scoundrels July 25th Spoilers
FINANCIAL CRISIS HITS THE WEST FAMILY ON ABC’S “SCOUNDRELS”
“Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full” – When their electricity is cut off, the West family realize they are in the midst of a serious financial crisis and must find “legit” jobs as soon as possible, on “Scoundrels,” SUNDAY, JULY 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest Cast: Jessalyn Wanlim as Patty Hong, Scott Ryan as Tad, Alex Knight as Detective Potts, Dina Meyer as Nina Hong, George Kee Cheung as Mr. Hong, David House as Robby Monroe, Reg Rogers as Sparky, Aaron Hallaway as Dan and Erin Elliot as Italian photographer Brandi.
Scoundrels and The Gates Thoughts
So I am actually really loving “Scoundrels” on ABC. I didn’t think I would, but it’s a good show. I’m still waiting for Logan the prodigal son to show his true West colors. It was brought up in the latest show by the police detective that he can’t believe Logan passed the bar on his first try. Hmmmm. I’m also wondering what the guy really wants from the sister who wants to be a model.
I found the second episode of “The Gates” better than the first. I loved the story with the daughter Andy being a succubus. Never saw that coming! She doesn’t know and the doctor told the father to tell her before she hurt a boy. I think that will happen before he can tell her though.
I am guessing the witch that runs the day spa drugged the ex-cop and somehow got him to kill the old chief of police with a spell? He did have her spa tea in his house.
Finally I am really wondering what is really going on with the girl who likes the kinda dorky young cop. At this point everyone in The Gates seems to be some kind of supernatural. What’s her story?
Scoundrels and The Gates July 11th and18th Spoilers
Because next week is the 4th, both shows are reruns of their pilots. New episodes air on July 11th and 18th.
A THREAT FORCES LOGAN WEST TO SHOW HIS TRUE “WEST” FAMILY COLORS, ON ABC’S “SCOUNDRELS”
“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” – A threat forces Logan West to show his true “West” family colors and Heather is hired in a local strip club, on “Scoundrels,” SUNDAY, JULY 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest Cast: Greg Serano as Cruz, Michael Bowen as Charlie, Jesus Mayorga as Billy, Marya Beauvais as Alexandra “Lexy” Markham, David House as Robby Monroe, Grant Show as Alan Markham, Johnathan McClain as Hugh Barnes, Marshall Teague as John Stierson and Tait Fletcher as inmate.
CHERYL REALIZES HER MARRIAGE IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE, ON ABC’S “SCOUNDRELS”
“Where Have You Been, Charming Billy?” – Logan agrees to represent Wolf in the appeal process, and Cheryl realizes her marriage to Wolf is in serious trouble, on “Scoundrels,” SUNDAY, JULY 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest Cast: Greg Serano as Cruz, Scott Ryan as Tad, Rachel Boston as Tanya, Jesus Mayorga as Billy, Marya Beauvais as Alexandra “Lexy” Markham and Chris Browning as Russell Bickley.
FRANK IS EMBROILED IN A NEW INVESTIGATION, AND CLAIRE IS CONFRONTED BY AN OLD FRIEND ABC’S “THE GATES” ON ABC
“Breach” – There’s been a robbery at the McCallisters’, setting off a series of similar mysterious robberies around town. Meanwhile Brett does his best to get his relationship back on track with Andie, though she still finds herself drawn to Charlie; Lukas encourages Brett to join the pack and blow off a little steam; Leigh is not herself when she loses an important package, and possibly her connection with Marcus; and Claire reunites with an old friend who questions her transformation to a humble housewife, on “The Gates,” SUNDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest Starring are Victoria Platt as Peg Mueller, James Preston as Lukas Ford, Devyn Tyler as Mia Mueller, Shannon Lucio as Teresa, Linden Ashby as Ben McAllister, Andrea Powell as Karen Crezski, Paul Blackthorne as Christian Harper, Jason Davis as Mr. Abernathy, Rachel DiPillo as Lexie, Kendrick Cross as tech guy, Kym Jackson as gorgeous woman, Chris Jensen as Gerald Crouse and Catherine Dyer as Lauren Crouse.
FRANK FINDS AND UNLIKELY ALLY IN A NEIGHBOR, AND BRETT BEGINS RUNNING WITH A NEW CROWD, ON ABC’S “THE GATES”
“The Monster Within” – A missing hunter casts unwanted attention on Brett and the pack, creating tension with Coach Ross. Meanwhile Nick and Dylan try to put their differences aside during The Gates Father/Daughter Dance, with mixed results; and Andie and Charlie’s relationship looks like it’s headed for smooth sailing, until an unexpected secret turns everything upside down, on “The Gates,” SUNDAY, JULY 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest Starring are McKaley Miller as Dana Monohan, Georgia Cole as Emily Radcliff, James Preston as Lukas Ford, Roger Cross as Coach Ross, Shannon Lucio as Teresa, Kyle Secor as Thomas Bates, Paul Blackthorne as Christian Harper, Rachel DiPillo as Lexie, Matt Martin as Stan Patterson, Barbara Alyn Woods as Barbara Jansen and Stacey Turner as newscaster.