The kids are back to school, the leaves are changing colour, there’s a crisp in the air, and Biff Bam Pop’s Fall TV Schedule is here! Dust off your remote and clear your PVRs, it’s going to be a busy couple of months! Read on for a full list of all the premieres, finales and specials happening in September and October.
I have two questions! Why didn’t Jason shoot Sarah and where the hell did Eric fly off to? This is no time to leave the party, my little stud muffin. Bill is acting like Mr. Hero, as he leads the rescued vamps home, but it was Eric who really saved the day. Arlene has to stop marrying men with issues. And, I’ve had enough funerals to last for a while; let’s concentrate on weddings, instead. Will Sookie and Warlow tie the knot? Will Eric return to save the day? Let’s find out together after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I called the shots on this show with my first review of Defiance when it first premiered. I said that it was damn good science fiction and I was right. With top notch actors and its part western/part Farscape scenes and stories, my whole family and I are hooked. The ending was a surprise and we were left with a few mysteries and a few farewells. Who’s gone? Find out, after the jump, in this spoiler alert filled review.
My head is still spinning! Sarah and Helena are twin clones and their birth mother is a South African woman named Amelia; Kira has super-duper regeneration powers; Cosima broke up with Delphine; Alison doesn’t do interventions and Felix rocks! Will Sarah release Helena from the trunk of her car and introduce her to Mom? Join me after the jump to see what other trouble Sarah and her many selves can get into.
While Mama Amelia (Melonie Nicholls-King) is introducing herself to Helena, who is now tied up in the basement, Mrs. S is rooting through her suitcase. Is Amelia who she says she it? Is Mrs. S? Before we find out, the police break in and arrest Sarah; Helena escapes.
Dr. Leekie is visiting all the clones and leaving them a contract to sign; they better read the small print. Dr. Leekie’s lawyer gives Sarah and Felix a “Get out of jail free” card. Sarah is later introduced to Rachael Duncan. Is she the original, the proclone? Rachael and Leekie are pushing the clones to sign the contracts; what’s in the contract and what will the clones be risking by signing them?
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Don’t order the muffins with your continental breakfast at the Bates Motel. The chef has included a special ingredient; just ask little Emma. While Norman is planning something nasty for Bradley, Dylan may have risked his life in helping her find closure over her father’s death. Mr. Abernathy wants his money and he wants it now! Sounds like a JG Wentworth commercial to me. Norma doesn’t have it. Who does? Find out after the jump.
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The Doctor has many secrets, but not the least of them is his real name. Other than The Master and other Gallifreyans, few folks are aware of it. River Song knows it, and she’s back in tonight’s season finale. Will we at last learn “The Name of The Doctor”? Find out in my review, after the jump…
Did you hear that “squeeeee”? Yeah, that was me watching the pre-credit sequence of this episode. We see The First Doctor, yeah baby, William Hartnell, and his granddaughter stealing a faulty TARDIS on Gallifrey… before being stopped by Clara Oswald. Then it gets better.
Her voiceover claims she was made to save The Doctor, and then encounters the Colin Baker version, Tom Baker, then Sylvester McCoy, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison, then finally Matt Smith, then the other shoe drops.
She says she entered the world on a leaf, the leaf that caused her parents to meet, fall in love, and have her. She’s the Impossible Girl who was born to save The Doctor. Roll credits. If the rest of the episode holds up to the opening, Steven Moffat, you are The Man.
Through the magic of dreams, ‘where time travel has always been possible,’ several old friends return in a magical unconscious conference call. Among them are Madam Vastra, Jenny, and Commander Strax (where’s our spin-off??!), as well as Professor River Song and Clara Oswald.
A murderer has traded his life for a secret to Vastra, one of The Doctor’s secrets. Unfortunately, new monsters, called The Whisper Men, attack the conference call and capture our Victorian London trio. Once again, Moffet has created couchworthy monsters.
Clara returns to The Doctor, relates the tale of a secret The Doctor will take to the grave, that is discovered, and of the place called Trenzalore. It upsets him greatly. Of course he’s upset. When you’re a time traveller, there is one place you must never go. Trenzalore is where The Doctor’s grave is. Whoa.
Hard to get there, as the TARDIS refuses to go, but eventually The Doctor and Clara arrive on Trenzalore. There, surprise surprise, the villain of the second half of season seven reveals himself, Dr. Simian, possessed by the Great Intelligence. He’s holding Vastra, Jenny, and Strax captive in the tomb of The Doctor.
Once inside the tomb, which is the TARDIS of course, albeit super-sized because all the paradoxes that make it bigger on the inside are broken, they encounter The Doctor’s corpse. It’s not a body, but an energy signature of all his trips through time, an open wound in the fabric of time itself.
The Great Intelligence, in a bid to destroy The Doctor once and for all, enters the wound, destroying all of The Doctors all at once, reversing all of his victories into defeats, and erasing The Doctor from history. If you’re following along, you know what happens next.
Yeah, enter the Impossible Girl. She counteracts the Great Intelligence at every turn, saving The Doctor as we’ve seen her do multiple times in different incarnations – and as we saw in the pre-credits scenes of this very episode.
Just when we thought even in death, River Song gets the short end of the stick, she gets a proper goodbye and a hot goodbye kiss, along with a juicy ‘spoilers’ line. Then The Doctor jumps into his own timeline after Clara. Yeah, crazy sumbitch thinks he’s going to save her.
That’s when things get bad. While The Doctor is looking for her, she keeps seeing ghosts of old Doctors. These visions, as well as those in the beginning, including colorized versions of the first two, are very well done by the way.
The Doctor finds her, inside his own time stream, haunted by ghosts of the past and the future. That’s when they encounter John Hurt, credited as The Doctor, and whom Matt Smith names as not acting in the name of The Doctor. Could this be another evil future incarnation of The Doctor, like The Valeyard referenced earlier this episode? Or could it be the incarnation who performed unspeakable acts in the Time War? Time will tell.
The Doctor (perhaps several different ones) returns in November for the big 50th anniversary, and hopefully some answers… And if you can’t wait until then, you could always go see Star Trek. What’s that you say? You missed Noel (Mickey Smith) Clarke in Star Trek Into Darkness? You better get to the theater and see him, great flick!
Holy Hippies in a Van! When you have sons, you never know what the hell they’re going to drag home. Norma has lots of surprises with her boys. Norman has a new hobby, and although, I guess it’s a step up from a pet rock; it’s still gross. Dylan brings home some new friends who will be staying at the motel. An angry, former renter has left Norma a little thank you gift, but Norma prefers her lovers; alive and breathing. What possibly could go wrong this week? In the town of White Pine Bay; your guess is as good as mine. Meet me after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
This week, the ‘Hit List’ is read on Smash, everyone is dating on Psych, Justin Timberlake rocks Saturday Night Live, it’s Thanksgiving on Community, and then there’s the season finale of White Collar.
What will you be watching?