Hello all you Panther fans out there, this is Slammin’ Sammy Meade here welcoming you to another season of Dillon High School football. The first episode tied up a few loose ends left after the strike shortened last year’s team. Smash Williams hurt his knee in a devastating playoff loss, and lost his scholarship. His hopes are still high as we first encounter him doing calisthenics with the legendary Coach Taylor. Toward the end of the summer, Tyra and Landry also apparently called the whole thing off. They remain friends though, which may indicate a willingness to rekindle. Buddy’s ex-wife ran off with the kids to northern California to live with the environmentalist health food nut, leaving Lyla to live with her father. I must say I like this move, and that Buddy is better off without her.
It's business time once again from the Middle-Earthian duo Flight of the Conchords. Season two starts off with a meeting between Jemaine, Bret, and their manager Murray, who is more invested in hitmaking machine "The Crazy Dogs" (who have such hits as 'Doggy Bounce,' 'Doggy Dance,' and 'In the Pound') than the struggling Conchords. They fire Murray, who in anger double stuffs Jemaine ('stuff you Jemaine, stuff you Bret, and stuff you again Jemain'), and proceeds to burst into operatic ballad after they leave. The poor guy feels rejected, ejected, and unprotected like a baby in the snow.
The title of episode is "Sometimes a Great Notion," which is a direct reference to Ken Kesey's second novel, the one you probably haven't read, but it's really a reference for Kesey's source for that phrase, Lead Belly's version of Goodnight Irene: Sometimes I have a great notion / jumpin into the river and drown.What happens when the dream you've based your entire life upon turns out to be a cruel, cruel lie? Sometimes you give up. You jump into the river, let it take you where it will.
Pity poor Felix Gaeta. First, he followed his long-time unrequited (probably) crush on Gaius Baltar right into Baltar's decadent and ultimately disastrous reign as President on New Caprica. Then, despite the fact that he was a key figure in giving the Resistance crucial information, he is nearly airlocked by a Tigh-led outlaw tribunal for being a traitor. Finally, in the midst of an unsuccessful mutiny against a seemingly crazy Starbuck, who is leading a fat-chance recon mission to find a clue to Earth, he is shot in the leg by Samuel T. Anders, and eventually gets it amputated.
Andy still doesn’t know about Dwight and Angela’s wedding, so after the truth is revealed to him, he challenges Dwight to a duel in the parking lot outside the building. Michael also has a meeting with David Wallace in New York where his boss tells him something is not quite right with Scranton's numbers – so to speak. Check out the full recap after the jump, junkies.
This week's newest installment begins with Liz Lemon arriving at the NBC studio all jazzed up, and ready to get through work so she can take her beloved vacation to the island of St. Barnobies. Her happiness is quickly stifled when she runs into Kenneth, who is sick with the flu. Liz explains to Kenneth that he can't come near her. She fears that she will catch his flu, ruining her vacation. Liz turns away from Kenneth and runs into her ditsy assistant Cerie. Cerie tells Liz not to worry about the vacation, because the vacation spot was all booked up.
Elliot and J.D. are hanging out again, Janitor has returned to get his job back, and Kelso is still sitting in the cafeteria eating free muffins. Dr. Cox reveals his distrust of all surgeons, and constantly belittles Turk… even in front of his patients.
J.D., Elliot, and Dr. Cox are fed up with Sacred Heart's new chief of medicine, Dr. Maddox, whose tyrannical nature makes it impossible for them to provide genuine care for their patients. Dr. Cox leads the others against Maddox and an unlikely alliance is made to oust this common enemy. The Good Doctor This episode begins with a bearded J.D. complaining about how the new chief of medicine, Dr. Maddox, goes around policing everyone. Clips reveal that it is impossible for J.D. to perform any procedure on his patients without Maddox barking orders over his shoulder. J.D.'s complaints are interrupted by Dr. Cox, who never misses an opportunity, such as this one, to tell J.D. that he is better than him. Dr. Cox, according to himself, still manages to bend the rules without Maddox' knowledge, and can therefore provide better care for his patients. "I am a much, much better doctor than you," he tells J.D. Speak of the Devil
Welcome to Earth. Please ignore the radiation. Please ignore the fact that you are standing amongst the ruins of a great civilization. Please ignore the fact that getting to Earth was your goal since the fleet was cobbled together in the wake of the Cylon sneak attack. Please ignore the fact that Earth was a made-up lie by one William Adama just to give you some kind of hope until, suddenly, it wasn't a lie any more. Welcome to Earth, the legendary Thirteenth Colony. How was your journey?
Agent Walker is pissed that she got played Bauer, and promises Larry Moss that she'll find him and bring him in. Tanner, the sniper, is about to wake, and will be interrogated for more answers. President Taylor gets on the phone with Larry Moss, and she's not happy that they let Bauer and Almeida out. But theres still a decision to be made about whether or not to pull out of Sangala.Bill leas Tony and Bauer into the CTU batcave. There's some explaining to do. Tony was injected by Emerson with a compound that kills you, but makes you able to recusitate. He was employed Emerson because of grievance aginst the U.S. gov't. And now he has to be put back undercover to investigate the 'pervasive' corruption thats exists. The team is back together, and Bauer insists they are his only trusted friends. Tony calls up Emerson, and they agree to meet up with him and Bauer.Back to the white house. Henry convinces his unwilling Secret Service agent to secretly drive him to the meeting with Samantha.Sean gets a phone call from his wife who's on the airplane. She's worried as hell and it makes Sean even more on edge.
The 3rd hour begins with Ike Dubaku sending a personal threat to the President Taylor. He threatens Madame President with thousands of innocent lives, while he wants the President to hold back on invading his country.Meanwhile, an angry Larry Moss, Renee Walker and an aviator clad Bauer take Almeida into custody, and agree there's a traitor amongst them. "From now on, keep me in the loop!" a jealous Moss proclaims. Janeane G. awkwardly asks to lift up Almeida's shirt while she affixes nodes to his chest to prepare for the interrogation. A stone-faced Almeida looks ready for anything Bauer brings at him.Back with Dubaku and Emerson in their high-tech hideout. Ike is getting antsy to stretch his terroist muscles against the Americans, for the invasion is still on.
After Schechter was blown awa, Bauer gets his gun taken away by Renee before he can organize a team to take down the sniper in the Columbia Building. Meanwhile, Tony gets on the phone with the head of Air Traffic Control. Almeida asks him to watch the runways at JFK as he coordinates two planes to land on a collision course with eachother. As they are about to ram into eachother, Tony tells the pilot in GSA 117 to pull up. "This was only a warning shot," he says. Close call.A sleek man in sunglasses named Emerson exits his car with an entourage to enter Tony's hideout, a boat! Tony shows him the module for controlling airplanes, and lets him take away Latham. He asks Emerson what the hell is going on, but Emerson leaves him the dark, saying that he doesn't need any more information than necessary, yet he assures him that after it's done, they won't ever need to worry about money again. Oh yeah, and they both agree that having Bauer on their ass isn't good.
Finally, after seemingly 24 years of not having a new Episode of 24, Jack Bauer is back in action saving the the world from emminent destruction one day at a time.The episode begins with a father and daughter in a car heading towards school in Washington D.C. After a bit of squabbling about cell phone texting, the father gets a cell phone call with no one on the other end. Then, as he drives through an intersection, a black mini-van t-bones the car, leaving Mr. Latham and his daughter shaken, but not seriously injured. 5 seconds later, another black van crashes into the back of the car, propelling it up and over another car. Masked men with assualt rifles cut Mr. Latham's seat belt and drag them into their van, and speed away from the scene. "I've got money" Latham wimpers, with a masked man retorting "we don't want your money, we want you to do something for us."
Sylar traps Claire, Noah, Meredith and Angela inside Primatech and Level 5 apparently to just play Jigsaw with them, some more sibling rivalry ensues as Peter and Nathan clash on their views of how the powers should be handled, and Ando’s new power helps Daphne, Hiro, and Matt continue their quest to find and destroy the formula. Here's our recap of last night's Heroes.
I have to admit I had high expectations coming into the mid-season finale. Every week there's a bomb explosion, gun fire and robot to robot combat, so what could they possibly do this week to make it stand out and leave me in anticipation for the hiatus to be over.
Edward sees hope as he realizes he may have found a way to make Henry quit popping up at inconvenient times during missions, Raymond’s life gets Tom in trouble with his wife (again), and a terrorist has stolen a nuclear warhead and is intending to use it in a school. Peep our recap of My Own Worst Enemy.
Phyllis shows a devilish side of herself we haven't seen before – she's holding her knowledge of Dwight and Angela’s torrid affair over the former party planning committee’s head in order to boss her around and plan her own parties, while Meredith’s hair catches on fire in the conference room and Dwight runs a lucrative black market from his desk on the hot toy of the season.
How many empty warehouses are there in California? Bllions apparently. It amazes me how Sarah always seems to find one. Is there some sort of fan forum message board that has a directory? It boggles my mind. Here's your recappage, Junkie.
Angie and Henry start to talk about having another kid (and, I suppose by inference, Edward does too), but neither half of the personality is too excited about the idea. Edward and Raymond must also capture a corrupt military leader from the Congo and deliver him to justice at the International Court in the Hague, but they discover a hostage in the process, who claims to once have worked for Edward's company.
Heroes is heating up! In this episode Claire follows her baby self around, intent on keeping the catalyst from being delivered to her own body, Sylar goes power-hungry and embarks on another killing spree, Nathan starts to work with Pinehearst on building an army for the coming war, and Hiro gets to talk to his mom and find out deeper secrets concerning the catalyst. Read more for full coverage.
Oscar discovers a $4300 surplus in the budget and Michael must decide between a new copier and new chairs for the entire office. Of course, he can’t make any decisions by himself, so it takes all day. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam have a little bit of a fun tiff over the copier/chair debate, and Angela, Andy, and Dwight tour Schrute farms in preparation for the wedding.
I should have known that a bank robbery on Fringe would never be as simple as guns and a get away car. A team of men with Loeb (the FBI mole who was introduced" In Which We Meet Mr. Jones") as the leader, are attired in rubber suits and carry enough equipment with them to fill a small room, break into the Philadelphia Mutual Savings Bank.
She never sleeps, so what does she do at night? Cameron's surprising, secret life is revealed. Also, history is forever changed when a Terminator is sent back to the wrong time.
Edward continues to try to figure out, without the agency knowing where he is of course, who really killed his parents and where they’re hiding, Henry has to deal with a rather large purchase his son has just made, and Tom’s wife is the victim of theft and assault, so Raymond goes undercover as Tom to investigate.
The eclipse still baffles the likes of Mohinder and Arthur, Peter and Nathan help the Haitian overthrow his brother’s corrupt rule in middle of the jungle, Elle and Sylar struggle with what the loss of their powers means to their identities, the Bennett family has to deal with some rather traumatic incidents taking place, and Hiro, Ando, Daphne, and Parkman try to figure out the next step in their quest to save the world.
A Massive Dynamic employee is so convinced he is being attacked by butterflies that he jumps out of a window to escape them, and the team is called in to investigate. Although Olivia's unexplained interaction with Agent Scott leads to breaks in the case, she is so desperate to rid her consciousness of him that she demands to go back into the tank. Meanwhile, the gig is up for Peter when a former friend-and some current foes-find out he's back in Boston.
Elle changes Sylar back into a bad guy, Noah trains Claire so that she can be a fighter and not merely a bystander, and everyone's powers are disabled as the eclipse hoers overhead.
Henry discovers that Edward is willing to sell national security secrets to find the truth about how his parents died, and the Edward/Henry feud continues as Henry tries to use this new treacherous secret against the other side of his identity.
I have no clue how the writers over at HBO pulled off a season finale, but somehow they did and boy did they wrap up a lot of story lines.
Sarah's obsession with the three dots leads her to a company that she believes may have Andy Goode's Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse's plans complicate things even further, and Weaver introduces Ellison to someone very important.