I guess that’s not entirely true, I’m just really frustrated by all the cliffhangers. But that’s the idea, right? It seems like lots of finales are happening earlier this year than they usually do. So far we’ve said goodbye (for the summer) to New Girl, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, Hawaii Five-0, Private Practice and Suburgatory, just to name a few. And tonight, Grey’s Anatomy and The Mentalist are both wrapping up. I already know Grey’s is going to be one of the most frustrating finales ever; I’ve come to terms with this. But here’s a run-down of some of the others…
New Girl | Not surprising at all – Nick and Jess still aren’t together. I’m ok with this, though, because I get that it shouldn’t happen right away. I’m just glad Nick didn’t end up moving in with Caroline. If they had ended it with them together I may have screamed.
It’s been a busy week, and sadly my TV-watching has suffered! I have yet to watch the eliminations from The Voice; but thanks to Twitter I know who went home. I still plan to watch and write about it, so stay tuned for that.
I did manage to watch a handful of shows, and by the end of the weekend I hope to have watched the rest. Here’s a rundown on what I did see.
It’s nice to see that a baby and a relationship haven’t changed this show very much. This episode had Bones back in the field working a murder while her new baby was at daycare. Finn Abernathy, the extremely southern squintern, was back for this episode as well, but not without some drama. Finn and Michelle, Cam’s daughter, hit it off early in the episode and had a very successful first date. Cam, however, tried to put an end to the relationship before ultimately relenting at the end. Personally, I found that aspect of the story to be irrelevant, especially since both of these people are adults, but it worked out in the end.
There were several big news stories this week relating to TV stars and shows; here are a few of the ones that stood out to me.
Hawaii Five-0’s Alex O’Loughin seeks treatment for prescription pills
This is arguably one of the bigger stories of the week – at least for a Hawaii Five-0/Alex O’Loughlin fan like myself. From what I’ve gathered, Alex developed a bit of a dependence on prescription pain pills after he hurt his shoulder recently. The show is going to stop production while he seeks treatment. They haven’t said how many (if any) episodes he’ll miss as a result, but they are ahead of schedule with filming so I’m hoping the answer is zero. Can you imagine Five-0 without the commander? I sure can’t.
I love when real world connections pop up on TV or in movies, so when I heard James Caan was going to guest star on his son’s show, I was very excited (to say the least). I found it surprising that he didn’t play Danno’s father since the Caan men share quite a resemblance, but it was almost better this way.
Papa Caan played Tony Archer, an ex-New York bomb squad cop who retired to Hawaii – and lost all desire to wear shoes. He was good friends with the murder victim of the week, who happened to be a very well-liked radio personality. Five-0 tracked Tony down because they found his fingerprints on the DJ’s audio board, making him a suspect.
This is quite a busy week in television, but I think I say that every week. Rather than going through a long winded recap for each show, here a few of my favorites so far:
Hawaii Five-0 This episode gave me a heart attack within the first two minutes. Obviously the show cannot kill off McGarrett, but the thought of him being seriously injured did not sit well with me. Turns out he was just hit by a car, no big deal. Flashback to the previous day and we see how McGarrett got to this point. Turns out a woman was killed at a charity event after trying to confront the married man who knocked up her sister. I guess he really didn’t want that secret to get out. Besides the murder, a couple key things happened in this episode:
Hawaii Five-0 always manages to make my blood pressure rise. If I’m being honest, it’s a combination of the stressful situations and the hotness of McGarrett
Usually I read the summaries before each episode so I know what to expect, but I didn’t do that this week and was blindsided to find out that Gracie was kidnapped! I was holding out hope that she wouldn’t go with the creeper cop because she knew better than to talk to strangers, but that silly tennis coach of hers gave her the vote of confidence she needed. I hope someone punched that man.
We’ve been pretty bad at updating our blog lately; slacking big time. And that’s just not okay. We sincerely apologize. We promise not to let it happen again. In fact, we’ve just made a new New Year’s Resolution: more blogging! To get us started, here’s a list of things we’re looking forward to in 2012:
1. Dexter and Deb NOT getting together
2. Shue and Emma’s wedding
3. Awards season (Golden Globes, SAGs and Oscars, oh my!)
4. Finding out who was shot on Weeds
5. The return of all shows after winter break
6. Midseason shows
7. Carrie waking up and remembering that Sgt. Brody is a terrorist
8. Jess and Nick FINALLY getting together
9. Castle and Beckett FINALLY getting getting over themselves and hooking up
10. Steve McGarret and Danno’s pretty faces
11. Wrapping up the Wo Fat story line. What’s his deal?
12. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Elton’s (Jeremy Sisto) reunion
13. Chuck and Blair to live happily ever after
14. Finding out who shot Daniel Grayson?
15. Battle of the Exes
The list can go on forever and ever, but we’ll stop there.
Parenthood never disappoints and this week was no different. Kristina is home taking care of baby Nora while Adam is busy trying to get his record studio with Crosby up and running. This leads to chaos at home – the house is a mess, dinner isn’t getting cooked, and poor Hattie has no one to read her college essay. On the other hand, Adam and Crosby got a call from Cee-Lo saying he wanted to record at their studio. Cee-Lo was unhappy with all of the takes, which caused a lot of tension between Adam and Crosby. They feared they had lost their first customer.
The other half of the family was dealing with some much deeper issues: Seth’s alcoholism and Julia and Joel’s adoption. Sarah is determined to get him help because as much as she hates Seth and what he does to their children, she knows he is family; what happens to him matters. Seth can’t get into the free rehab so she goes to her parents for money. Zeke refuses to help, so Sarah turns to Julia. Meanwhile Zeke also had quite an opinion on Julia and Joel’s adoption. He thinks it’s a terrible idea. Zeke, Camille, Sarah, Julia and Joel are eating dinner together and Joel unknowingly brings up the money to Sarah. Zeke realizes what happened and freaks out, but Joel stands up to him and says to stay out of both situations because these are decisions they’ve made as a family. Love him!
Barney spent the entire episode trying to see and/or feel Lily’s pregnancy boobs. After some trickery on everyone’s parts, Barney got a glimpse but not a feel. Ted told the gang about running into Victoria at the Architect’s Ball. Turns out she’s engaged to Claus, a man she started dating very soon after she and Ted broke up. She also told Ted that the reason none of his relationships have worked out is because he has leftover feelings for Robin and it’s not helpful that he sees her every day, along with her other ex, Barney. He admitted in his voiceover that he is still hung up on her, so I’m interested to see if a) he cuts all ties with her (doubtful), or b) my theory about Robin being the mother was right all along.
O-M-G is all I can say after last night’s episode! I really didn’t think it was going to be possible to top last season’s finale, but wow, they’ve done it. The suspense, the twists, the turns… they’re all back.
The premiere picked up one week after McGarrett’s arrest for supposedly killing the Governor, so we don’t miss much in those couple of days, and the Five-0 team gets us caught up quickly. McGarrett is in jail, Chin is working as lieutenant for HPD, Kono is suspended and Danno is trying desperately to save his partner.