January 21, 2019

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Supernatural Season 14 Episode 10 Review: Nihilism

Can we just talk about that ending? Whatever was in that book Jessica gave Dean on Supernatural Season 14 Episode 10 must've been a doozy because a flurry of emotions ran through him and none of them were good. He mostly seemed shocked so I'm wondering if Dean's alternative ending might involve his daddy-o because of Jessica's comment about jumping back and forth between worlds. But maybe he's just going to die peacefully as an old man. Yeah, right. We know that's not going to happen. It's scary to think that Jessica's reading room was once filled with a million different ways Dean Winchester could die. Now there are only two. He was already having a hard time with Michael locked up in his mind which is why the variety of his deaths had diminished so drastically. Jack: Dean? He's strong. Michael: He's a gnat. I'm a god. Permalink: He's a gnat. I'm a god. Added: January 17, 2019 How what he knows now will affect his ability to keep Michael locked away is anyone's guess, but I imagine Jessica shared the information because she doesn't want Michael to win not because she wants to break Dean. She wouldn't have told him if she didn't think he was strong enough to deal with it. And now he really has no choice but to accept the alternative ending. If he wants to save the world, he's going to have to make sure whatever is in that book happens no matter how difficult it will be for him. There was something extra special about Michael this hour. He was much more appealing than his previous possessions. It's like Jensen Ackles took it up about a hundred notches. Related: Project Blue Book Season 1 Episode 1: The Fuller Dogfight Michael was messing with everyone's mind, but I think he affected Castiel the most only because it was hard for Castiel to hear how much hatred he had for God. But he made a good point about God being a writer, and Castiel seemed to find some truths in what Michael had to say even if he didn't verbalize them. In fact, Michael spoke a lot of truths. Sure he embellished and twisted things a bit, but there were pebbles of accuracy in the things he said. Michael: Tell me. Why do you love this world enough you're willing to risk your life? Castiel: Tell me. Why do you hate this world enough you're willing to burn it to the ground? Permalink: Tell me. Why do you hate this world enough you're wiling to burn it to the ground? Added: January 17, 2019 He delved deep into Dean's psyche where all of Dean's true thoughts were buried and strategically doled them out to everyone Dean cared about. I don't believe for a minute that Dean was happy about Jack's death, but in all reality, he was probably relieved because it meant one less person he would be responsible for. Related: Gotham Season 5 Episode 3: Penguin, Our Hero Michael was pretty shortsighted sticking Dean in a ..

Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 12 Review: Dear Ben

I love when characters come full circle. Peter Stone has always been a complicated character, wounded both by his dysfunctional relationship with his father and his inability to take care of his sister's mental health needs. And on Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 12, his problems paid off, not only giving viewers a window into his pain but allowing him to make up for his past by being a father figure to Noah. The elder Stone's inattention to his son's obsession with baseball has long been a theme in Peter's backstory, but this story took it to a whole new level. Throughout the hour, Stone learned new things about his father's absence from his life growing up that challenged his belief that he was always low on his dad's priority list. The Infinity Rapist case tied everything together, forcing Stone to confront the fact that his workaholic dad did love him despite his inability to show up for his ball games and to use that pain to get a confession out of the Infinity Rapist. I would wait outside the DA's office until the lights went out. Sometimes he wouldn't get into his car until after midnight. It was me he cared about, not you. Me he loved! Edgar Permalink: I would wait outside the DA's office until the lights went out. Sometimes he wouldn't get... Added: January 17, 2019 What would Ben have said if he knew the object of his investigation was under the delusion that Ben studied him not to catch him but because he loved him? Would he have milked that for all it was worth to catch the guy while secretly feeling guilty that he had created this situation by being so obsessive? Would the young Peter have understood, or would it have been another strike against the father he resented so much for putting work over his needs? Related: How Law & Order: SVU Has Evolved Over The Years No one will ever get answers to these questions, of course, and knowing what his father meant to the Infinity Rapist has to have added to Peter's pain. I loved Benson telling Peter to forgive his father. Peter's turmoil was evident as he admitted Benson was right but that he still couldn't do it. And then Stone showed up to play catch with Noah. That made my night. Benson thought Noah needed a father figure, but she had no idea that Peter also needed to be a father figure. He can't go back and have an honest conversation with his father, but he can be there for a little boy who needs love and attention -- and a man in his life to share his love of baseball. I'm a sucker for stories where someone heals their wounded inner child by taking care of a real child who needs what they once needed, and this was no exception. Stone: You got a good kid. Benson: You should see him at dinner time or bedtime or homework time. Permalink: You should see him at dinner time or bedtime or homework time. Added: January 17, 2019 And as a bonus, we finally found out what's ..

How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 9 Review: He Betrayed Us Both

The devil is alive y'all! Well, not really. But Sam Keating was back in a big way on How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 9. And he was just as bad as we all remember. As the first of many deaths we got on the show, it’s easy to forget about Sam and how much of an impact he had on the show as a whole. The specter of Sam Keating has haunted the characters and the show at large for years and this installment introduced us to another side of Sam we hadn’t seen before. And spoiler alert, he’s still the worst. Picking up right where How To Get Away With Murder Season 5 Episode 8 left off, this was an hour less about the murder of Miller and more about Annalise remembering one of the most difficult periods of her life. Related: 25 TV Characters Who Would Make Great Fitness Friends After her baby died, Annalise was a shell of her former self and the one thing she wanted more than anything was to replace the void and pain she was feeling. That meant she wanted to adopt 12-year-old Wes, but Sam wanted no parts of that. Unbeknownst to Annalise, Sam wasn’t grieving in the same way she was because the pain of their lost child made him realize that he had a child of his own out there in the world that he didn’t know. It's entirely in character for Sam to keep something like this hidden, but it's still insane to think about. The Keating marriage began to crumble after the events of the car accident and seeing how Sam struggled with guilt and shame afterward makes sense in the broader context of how he pulled himself away from Annalise. But the thing with Sam has always been and will always be that he’s a liar. When you think about it, who is the real Sam Keating? Is it the man standing in the hallway looking at his son with eyes of sadness and hope? Or is he the man who lies to his grieving wife and secretly emails his ex-wife behind his current wife’s back? It was so painful to see just how blinded Annalise was to the person Sam was. Sam must have had some magic that he floated over women, from Annalise to Bonnie to Lila way back when. Better to have no father than a bad one. Annalise [to Gabriel] Permalink: Better to have no father than a bad one. Added: January 17, 2019 He's caused a lot of pain, and it will be interesting to see what Gabriel's real motive is in regards to infiltrating Annalise's life and that of her students. If all he knows is that man in the hallway holding his basketball, it may be that his mission is to avenge the death of the father he never knew. It seems too convenient to think that he was calling his mother, but if not her then who? Related: How To Get Away With Murder Season 5 Episode 7 - I Got Played While we ponder on that new mystery, we can put to rest an old one. Frank's mysterious contact is none other than Eve! I've got to say I did not see that coming. I'm not sure how the audience at large feels about Eve as a character, but I&..

A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Secrets and Lies

A hiatus does the body good. The series returned and A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 11 wasted no time jumping back into all of the mystery and intrigue that has people hooked. That is where the series is at its strongest, and while Maggie's cancer battle was still featured prominently, and Eddie and Delilah still had a couple of moments, the midseason premiere was one of the more well-balanced of the series. All of the characters were featured, including the children. Here's the thing, it's going to be frustrating if the series goes out of the way to portray Jon as troubled to prop up Delilah. Gary is probably the only person in the universe who thought Jon was a saint. Jon being an imperfect person isn't the issue; the way it could be used to absolve Delilah is where it gets irksome. Related: A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Christmas Wishlist Even Delilah's angry rant to Gary about how she felt guilty (but did she ever?) about cheating on Jon and thought her secret was to blame for his death, but it was his financial issues that were likely to blame felt like a desperate attempt to shift the focus. She eagerly jumped on that, and maybe it wouldn't have been annoying if she at any point came across contrite, but I digress. Gary: There's gotta be an explanation, right? This doesn't make any sense. Delilah: Yeah? It makes perfect sense, 'cause this whole time I've been trying to figure out why he did this thinking that I killed my husband! That my secret is the reason that he did this, when all along, it was him. He lied, Gary! He lied to me, to all of us. And he couldn't live with himself, so he just left us with nothing. Not even a note! Gary: I refuse to believe that. The Jon that I knew -- the Jon that we all knew -- Delilah: Will you stop defending him! Stop defending him. Ever since you met him on that elevator you've put him on a pedestal. Guess what? That Jon Dixon he doesn't exist! Gary: Come on, that man had a plan for everything. Permalink: Will you stop defending him! Stop defending him. Added: January 16, 2019 Unfortunately, as a Delilah loather, I'm going to have to make peace with her presence and appreciate the series' attempt at making her at the very least tolerable even if the methods for doing so are troublesome. But for the record, the peak "poor Delilah" moment of the hour was when she had to call their entire group to Katherine's office to be moral support when Katherine gave her the news. Jeebus, this woman. Also, it's still both smart and ballsy AF to go to Katherine for all of this help. If this is how she approached Katherine when she needed favors, I can understand why Katherine was misled to believe that they were friends. Oh, and spouse or not, it's common sense to at least peruse the documents you sign before you sign them. And if Sophie can be mad at Jon who she idolized, t..

The Good Place Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Chidi Sees The Time-Knife

Things are heating up as we reach the end of The Good Place Season 3. With the finale now only a week away, The Good Place Season 3 Episode 12 brings everything full circle. Related: The Good Place Season 3 Episode 11 Review: The Book of Dougs It's finally time for Eleanor and the gang to head back to where it all started, and we couldn't be more excited about it. The meeting with the judge at IHOP was an extremely comical start to the episode. Not only was it funny, but it was just plain weird. Michael: If you eat anything at this IHOP you will literally explode. Jason: Yeah, I know. It's IHOP. Permalink: If you eat anything at this IHOP you will literally explode. Added: January 17, 2019 The thing about The Good Place is that it is absolutely bonkers. Sometimes you can't even make sense of what you're watching, and you find yourself asking, "what the fork?" No matter how out there the show may be, the well-thought-out storyline and the individuality of the characters make it impossible not to enjoy every second of the sheer ridiculousness. In fact, it's the prime ingredient to the show's uniqueness and success. View Slideshow: 13 Characters Who Melt at the Sight of Their Love The judge is a comical voice that we haven't heard in a while. It was nice to bring her back into the story and to have her more or less on our side. The judge is just as powerful an enemy as she is an ally, making her an essential piece to the puzzle. Her constant advances on Chidi were also laugh-worthy, and they provided an opportunity for Eleanor to enter protective mode. Can someone grab my tiny boyfriend please?! Eleanor Permalink: Can someone grab my tiny boyfriend please?! Added: January 17, 2019 Eleanor and Chidi keep getting more adorable each episode. For the first time in the show's history, we get to experience their relationship as they do. This is The Good Place we're talking about, so we do not doubt that Chidi and Eleanor are still going to have to overcome their fair share of obstacles. But as they've proven in the past, they can accomplish anything as long as they're together. Eleanor: I mean bleh! What am I saying? This house is stupid and you're lame and I hate you. Chidi: I love you too. Permalink: You're lame and I hate you. Added: January 17, 2019 Speaking of relationships, Janet and Jason's is finally coming back to fruition. Janet's despair over her feelings for Jason the past couple seasons has been depressing, to say the least. Janet pining for Jason while he was blissfully unaware was not easy to watch, especially when Janet is such a bright and selfless character. But when it finally felt like things going well for them, Derek, of course, had to pop back into the picture and stir up all kinds of drama. Related: The Good Place: 8 Bad Place Do-Overs We Still Want to See! From the moment he first appeared, Derek dragged d..

Gotham Season 5 Episode 3 Review: Penguin, Our Hero

There doesn't seem to be any hope left for Gotham. After a bomb ripped through Jim Gordon's Haven on Gotham Season 5 Episode 3, good citizens seem to be lacking, too. It was a shocking turn of events after what seemed like a major victory for Gordon and the rest of the good guys after they secured a place people could call home until Gotham got back under control. The Haven was a place where everyone sought refuge. It was a place of hope, but now all that is destroyed. It has to be frustrating for Jim. His life is a series of one step forward and a million steps back. He also continues to ride the line between a good cop and a cop willing to compromise his morals if it benefits him the long run. Once again, Jim teamed up with Penguin to get himself out of a tough situation. He had no choice because Penguin wasn't going to give up the key to get them out of that cell. Related: Project Blue Book Season 1 Episode 1: The Fuller Dogfight And they both wanted to get out. Penguin to wreak his wrath on the Street Demons for betraying him and Jim to try to restore order and ensure the people living at The Haven that all was okay. But even if Penguin didn't end up in the cell with Jim, he wasn't really going to do anything to take down Penguin. He made that clear on Gotham Season 5 Episode 2 when he told Barbara that other things needed to be done before going after Penguin. And when Barbara came charging at Penguin before The Haven blew up, I seriously think Jim might've taken a bullet for Oswald. It's frustrating that he's playing both sides at this point. He wants to maintain his relationship with Barbara (because, you know, he loves her), but he also feels some need to protect Penguin. If he let Barbara (or anyone for that matter) kill Penguin, he wouldn't have to worry about anything because all of his dirty secrets would die with Oswald. But Jim isn't choosing a side right now, and he doesn't have to because all attention will be on saving whoever might still be alive in the building and finding out who was responsible. If Penguin were smart, he'd stick close to Jim because now he has no friends, no protection, and no Mr. Pen. Related: Project Blue Book Season 1 Episode 2 Review: The Flatwoods Monster It had to be crushing to see his number one get shot, but even worse were the parting words Mr. Pen said before he died (and let's not forget the hilarious fact that even Penguin's dog defected). Being hated is a recurring theme for Penguin, and it's one that's going to come full circle as he moves towards his more villainous role. He's already been losing his small shred of humanity, and Mr. Pen's words could be the turning point for him. I don't see Penguin helping out with the devastation at The Haven. He has a one-track mind, and he'll be trying to hunt down the person responsible for leaving graffiti in..

Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Episode 9 Review: Shelter From the Storm

Oh, Grey's, how I have missed you. Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 9 started the year off right with a sexy, funny, tragic, and endearing hour that got the ball rolling and moved the plots that were dragging forward. Even the love triangle wasn't as annoying. Which love triangle, you ask? Both of them. The hour picked up where Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 8 left off with some of the doctors stuck in their respective elevators. The show wasted no time by ripping the band-aids off on the biggest secrets. Maggie did tell Jackson about Catherine's diagnosis (and I'll leave you guys to bicker about that in the comments), and Amelia found out about Teddy and Owen's love child. The intensity intensifies! The latter was far more entertaining, and that is in large part due to the comedic chops and timing of Caterina Scorsone. She was phenomenal and freaking hilarious from the facial expressions to the commentary while GI Joe and Jane improvised a shotgun surgery and worked through their issues as if she wasn't in the room. Teddy: It doesn't matter. Owen: It doesn't matter? Teddy: I just mean that no one is asking anything from you. No one is asking you to give up anything or anyone. It's just you needed to know. Amelia: What? Owen: Teddy's pregnant. Amelia: It's yours?! OK! Permalink: No one is asking you to give up anything or anyone. Added: January 17, 2019 Amelia made the best of that situation and served as the audience surrogate during those scenes, and Scorsone killed it. How could you not empathize with the woman? It's such a complicated scenario. I have a soft spot for military doctors because of their ingenuity and creativity in the field. It was impressive how Teddy and Owen could bicker and have this life-altering conversation while performing trauma surgery in an elevator with random bits they found at hand. Related: Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 8 Review: Blowin in the Wind They got a high from it too. Owen and Teddy were like poetry in motion and working in perfect harmony with one another with that practiced ease and familiarity that served as a reminder that they have a long history and have always been in tune with one another. They speak a language of their own and have a shorthand of their own. Poor Amelia was out of her element, but she saw what so many others have seen when it comes to Owen and Teddy. She saw how they interacted and how connected they were, and even though she threw in some great one-liners and snarky comments about how effed up Teddy was for keeping all of this from Owen for 16 weeks. It should be disappointing that Amelia is giving Owen the space to figure things out in light of this news, but it was a mature decision. Owen: Amelia, I'm so sorry. Amelia: Please, I"m the one who said go to Germany. Go see Teddy. I should have said take condoms. It's funny, I think back to that, and I really want..

Suits Spinoff (Finally!) Gets an Official Title

Gina Torres will return to screens on a full-time basis as Jessica Pearson on USA Network's Suits spinoff. There has been much debate about what the Chicago-set series would actually be called, with several reports claiming that "Suits: Second City" would be the name for the new show. However, USA Network has now revealed the official title, and it's much better. Pearson is the title, and we're freaking out about this one ... in a good way. Related: Suits Spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz Replaces Rebecca Rittenhouse There's been a Pearson shaped hole on Suits ever since Jessica departed, so this is the perfect way to lure all those Jessica Pearson Fanatics over to the new show. Pearson will chronicle Jessica's life“ as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics." Fans did get a taste of what life was like for her during Suits Season 7 when one of the episodes was set in the Windy City Morgan Spector (Homeland) will also appear on the series Mayor Bobby Golec, while Simon Kassianides (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play a cop who is also the mayor’s driver. Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) will play Keri Allen. Rebecca Rittenhouse originally played the role in the pilot. The rest of the cast includes Chantel Riley (Wynnona Earp), Isabel Arraiza (The Oath), and Eli Goree (Ballers). USA Network ordered the series in March 2018. “Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment when it was announced. Related: NBC Saves Brooklyn Nine-Nine! “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy –- and a brand new world for Jessica.” "It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years," said Suits creator Aaron Korsh at the time. "Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again." "I am sincerely grateful to USA and UCP for giving Dan Arkin, my producing partners at Hypnotic and me the opportunity to continue Jessica Pearson's journey in this new series that will encapsulate all that our fans love about her and Suits –- but with its own distinct story that will be unique to the franchise." USA Network has yet to give a premiere date, but given that the show has been filming since September, it will probably be in the coming months. What are your thoughts on the title? Hit the comments below. Remember you can watch Suits online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: 21 TV Series That Should Have Called It Quits!

NYPD Blue Revival: Fabien Frankel Cast as Theo Sipowicz

ABC's potential revival of NYPD Blue is moving full steam ahead. The series has found its leading man in Fabien Frankel who will lead the cast as Theo Sipowiz, per Variety. You may be thinking that name sounds familiar if you were a fan of the original series. Theo is the son of Andy (Dennis Franz) from the 1993-2005 show. Theo is described as "a hard-drinking, hard-headed, and quick-witted cop." The revival news broke in October, and it left fans up in arms about the execution of the new series. Related: NYPD Blue Sequel Set at ABC: Who's Dying? The reason for that is that it will take place in a post-Andy Sipowicz world. Yes, really. His son, Theo will be front and center as he tries to find those responsible for murdering his father. It's a different direction to take things, but Theo will also be trying to earn his stripes as a detective in the 15th squad, so we've to think of it as him following in his father's footsteps. It was later revealed that Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup would be stopping by as Diane Russell and John Irvin respectively. We must stress that ABC has only given the series a pilot commitment, but unless the series comes in well below expectations, it will likely be picked up. As networks vie for the top spot in the ratings, it's becoming increasingly difficult to launch new shows because viewers are spoiled for choice. The general rule of thumb is that a reboot or a revival could have a built-in fanbase. That's likely why there's been an influx of shows making comebacks over the past few years. Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, both of whom worked on the original series are bringing the revival to screens, so that's a big positive here. What are your thoughts on this casting news? Hit the comments below. View Slideshow: Celebrity Big Brother Cast: Ryan Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci and More!

Arrow Midseason Trailer: Can Oliver Keep His Promise?

Oliver is ready to save Star City. On a brand new trailer for Arrow Season 7, the former mayor sits down for an interview with the press. In the interview, he details his plan to work within the law as a consultant to SCPD. However, that does not mean he's going to be leaving his iconic costume behind. He joins in the plan to find the new Green Arrow, Emiko, who has been on a rampage of sorts around town. With several different fight scenes teased, we get to see Oliver all suited up and ready to get some much-needed revenge. Will the media be alerted to this, or will Oliver manage to go unidentified this time? Also teased in the trailer: Fun Olicity moments! One of the funniest focuses on Oliver bringing Felicity a blood sample, and her response to it is perfect. As Arrow awaits word on its future at The CW, many fans have questioned whether the series is coming to a close with Batwoman likely being the next DC TV series. During the Elseworlds crossover, Oliver made a deal with the Monitor to prevent a crisis, but the scene cut away before we learned what that deal entailed. With Crisis on Infinite Earths confirmed as the 2019 crossover, there's a theory going around that Oliver will be one of the heroes who dies during the battle to save the world. The show's future will be revealed in the coming months. Have a look at the full trailer below, and join us in the comments with your thoughts on it. Remember you can watch Arrow online right here via TV Fanatic. Arrow returns Monday.
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