The rebels resort to desperate measures to save the hospital; but are they in way over their heads?
In order to save Seattle Grace Mercy West, Callie (Sara Ramirez) tried to convince Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina (SandraOh), and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) to pool their money together and buy the hospital on the Feb. 14 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Unfortunately for Callie, not everyone was on board with the idea.
Arizona was against giving up their lawsuit money because she thought it was more important for them to keep the money for their family. Cristina also opposed the plan because she didn’t think any of them were qualified to run the hospital. Derek wasn’t too keen on the idea because he felt an allegiance to Owen (Kevin McKidd).
The changes with the new system at the hospital also started causing major problems with the staff. Interns considered leaving for another hospital to explore better learning opportunities, and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) was unable to perform a lifesaving test for her child cancer patient because of the new protocols.
Bailey requested for the hospital to make a special exception in her patient’s case, but Owen immediately shut her down, causing her to fly into a Bailey-sized rage. After seeing Owen deny Bailey on the important test, Derek joined Callie’s side to save the hospital.
Now serious about buying the hospital, Derek called in his financial advisor to help them make a plan. The doctors held a series of secret meetings in an ambulance to discuss how they can carry out their plan, but when Cristina learned she would have to keep it from Owen to prevent putting him at risk, she immediately backed out.
Meanwhile, things heated up between April (Sarah Drew) and her paramedic beau, and she turned to Avery (Jesse Williams) for advice about their date. (Awkward!) Fearing rejection, April didn’t want to reveal to Matthew that she was a (born again) virgin, which Avery thought was ridiculous. Luckily for April, she learned on their date that she wasn’t the only one keeping a virginity secret!
Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) spent even more quality time together when they were paired together on a case involving an infant. Although it seemed that Alex and Jo might finally be realizing their feelings for each other, Alex was left surprised and heartbroken when he discovered Jo was going on a date with another doctor.
After realizing she wouldn’t be able to perform the special test, an angry Bailey advised her patient’s family to leave Seattle Grace Mercy West and go to a different hospital that could perform the test. In a rage, Bailey revealed to Arizona that she wanted to quit.
After talking with Owen, Cristina realized their idea to buy the hospital was really what was best for him. She alerted the doctors that they had to act fast and do something drastic to make their plan work. Arizona, Callie, Derek, Meredith, and Cristina barged in on the final Pegasus meeting and announced they were all quitting — but are the doctors ready for what they just got themselves into?
This week on ABC’s Scandal, a 10-month time jump found Fitz driven to drink, David in over his head and Olivia struggling to stay above water as crises troubles new and familiar loomed large.
THE STATE OF THE UNION | Yes, 10 months have passed since Fitz learned the truth about Defiance — yet he apparently never made it clear to anyone that he knew. Mellie thinks he and Liv just, like, had some nasty spat, so she’s doing her best to satisfy her man’s need for (conspicuous amounts of) drink as well as bow-chicka-wow-wow. Fitz though rolls his eyes at the latter while glugging the former.
The presidents other significant other, Cyrus, meanwhile has had his fill of the cold shoulder (yet in all these months never thought to ask point-blank what was up). But when Fitz ponders a questionable call with a Navy SEAL team and a group of CIA hostages, Cy forces “a minute” with the boss and has his voice heard.
Still, Cyrus is shaken, and insists to Mellie in private that their guy knows about Defiance. “He could bathe in Scotch for all I care,” the chief of staff says, alluding to POTUS’ new crutch. “He’s shutting me out. He’s running the country, on his own.” Cyrus tells Mellie they must force Fitz to trust them again, or “someone else will ride our horse across the finish line.”
Later, Mellie takes Cyrus’ advice somewhat to heart, broaching the topic of Defiance with her husband and throwing Cyrus, with all her might, under the proverbial bus. (Here’s a drinking game, Mr. President — each time Mellie reiterates that Cyrus was behind the rigging.) When Fitz take sand kisses the First Lady’s hand, oh how she beams… in an inappropriate way.
Acting on Melli’s advice to follow his gut, Fitz sends in the SEALs, only to come away from the botched raid knowing there is a mole amongst his team.
THE DAVID ROSEN‘S PROBLEM | Blackballed by his brethren in the wake of his second epic strike-out, David is now running a private “firm” out of his apartment, using wafer-thin business card stock to boot. Even worse: He wakes up one morning to find a pretty blonde regular from his bar beside him. Dead. Smothered in blood. And a knife in his hand. Colossal mistake No. 1: David covers in front of some visiting flatfoots, thus compelling him to not only summon Pope & Associates for a consult, but comply with their recommendation to move the body and stage a B&E-gone-wrong at her home. (In the course of he cover-up, we witness that Quinn, with tutelage from a duly impressed Huck, “is a natural” at the cleaning game, as well as driving a knife down into a cadaver to generate fresh splatter. Plus, she’s awfully cute in her clear plastic apron.)
The gal, Wendy, apparently had been using her considerable wiles to get (ahem) close to men with access to information, then turn her learnings into tabloid stories, or in her final ante mortem case, try to sell secrets to the military. That’s where Scott Foley comes in, as Captain Jake Ballard. Having already “met cute” at a coffee shop, Jake turns on the charm when Olivia Pope drops by on her strange, super-secretive kind of business. With Jake himself trading in confidential intel, their confab is a big bust, though he plants the seed for a possible dinner date.
Later, David discovers a flashdrive that Wendy was using to fish files from his laptop at the time she was killed. On it, he and Olivia spy massively high-level military secrets. Though David can by no means afford her (as she stated earlier), Liv agrees to help him get back the white hat he wore so well.
PURE ELECTRICITY | As revealed in a meet-up with Cyrus, Liv is loath to even talk about Fitz — though he does also share with her his theory that the president got wind of the Defiance scheme. Still, Olivia is the godmother to Cyrus and James daughter Ella, and will need to share space with godfather Fitz at the christening ceremony.
And share. Space. They. Do.
Fitz fast-walks after Olivia as she leaves, eventually tugging her into an electric closet for a torrid, angry, heated rogering, as Stevie Wonder’s “I Don’t Know Why” wails. Afterward, Liv admits, “I made a mistake,” referring not to the romp but Defiance. “No, that was betrayal,” Fitz counters. Driving home just how hurt he still is by her compliance with the scheme, he says, “I may not be able to control my erections around you, but that doesn’t mean I want you. We are done.”
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE…. | Olivia returns home, defeated anew, and rings Jake. With some hesitation, she pulls the trigger on a not-quiet date with the charming stranger while… quite unbeknownst to her… he’s watching her, and every room in and around her apartment, via surveillance cameras. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, indeed.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Can we assume that Jake framed David, to lead Liv to him? Is it sadder to see Fitz inhale Scotch or have depressing shower sex with Mellie? (Hey, remember when Mer cried after sex with George? Good times.)
My mind is blown. A moment of weakness may have changed one of these girls’ life forever! Plus, Quinntana may be happening.
The Feb. 14 episode of Glee ended with a group performance of Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Can Happen,” which should have been the theme to the episode. Couples reunited, others split and someone got knocked up.
I thought the Feb. 7 kiss between Finn (Cory Monteith) and Emma was epic, but tonight’s reveal was simply astronomical — Rachel (Lea Michele) is pregnant.
Breathe and let’s rewind, so we can assess how all of this happened.
Old faces returned for Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma’s (Jayma Mays) wedding day. With everyone back in Lima, things certainly got a bit crazy (that’s definitely an understatement).
In the aftermath of Finn and Emma’s kiss, Mrs. Pillsbury leaves Will at the altar. Emma gives no explanation, but she’s worried she’ll lose herself in marriage like she did once before with Dr. Carl (John Stamos).
Meanwhile, both of our favorite couples Finn and Rachel, and Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) hook up again — the latter does it in a steamy car, minutes before the ceremony.
In one of Cory’s best scenes ever, he tells Rachel they’re meant to be. ”The reason you can’t really commit to Brody is because you’re still in love with someone else. You and I both know how this thing ends I don’t know how or when and I don’t care where you’re living or what dope you’re shacked up with but you’re my girlfriend. We are endgame. I know that and you know that.”
They sing a duet, “We’ve Got Tonight,” and end up in bed together. Plus, Santana (Naya Rivera) hops in bed with Quinn (Dianna Agron)!
Rachel returns to New York to find that Brody (Dean Geyer) has decorated the apartment for Valentine’s Day. Rachel doesn’t know it yet, but Brody is a hooker. He met with a client while Rachel was having sex with Finn. Yet, they both lie to each other about it.
Rachel realizes she’s late and takes a pregnancy test — it’s positive. But who’s the father?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who is the daddy?!
This week on Grey's Anatomy, Bailey becomes so disgusted by the prospect of working for Pegasus Horizons that she tells Arizona that she's going to quit. And, just as the hospital's sale is about to go through, someone else actually tenders their resignation. And someone else. And someone else. And… let me explain:
LIKE A VIRGIN | After yet another make-out session with April, Matt the Dreamy Paramedic asks her out on a date that won't take place in his ambulance. In turn, she freaks, running to Jackson, of all people, for advice on how to explain that she's a virgin who, for a while there… um, wasn't. He responds flippantly, then thoughtfully. Then it hardly seems to matter, because it turns out Matt's a virgin, too. (What does seem likely to matter is the fact that April doesn't disclose that she's not only done the nasty but quite a lot of it.)
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK | Throughout the hour, Jo seems to be trying to discourage herself from getting involved with Alex. "Office romances" never amount to anything, she says, citing his checkered past as ample evidence. In turn, he speaks basically three words: Derek and Meredith. (Can't argue with that, eh, Jo?) Of course, in the end, we – and Alex – find out that he isn't the colleague Jo was thinking of dating, it's some new guy with the nickname Chest Pecwell.
THE OTHER WOMAN | Cristina doesn't think anything of Alana texting Owen at 3 a.m., but aren't the rest of us starting to see the writing on the wall? When the nurses threaten to strike, Alana gives Owen the pep talk that he needs to give the nurses the pep talk that they need. He and his reassuring presence, she adds, even gave her the courage that she needed to return to the OR (after choking years ago).
QUITTING TIME | For much of the episode, Derek, Meredith, Callie and Arizona go around and around on the subject of buying Seattle Grace, with Arizona being the primary holdout. But, after she learns that Bailey's got one foot out the door, she changes her tune to "Where do I sign?" For her part, Cristina laughs (heartily) at the scheme – at first. However, once she realizes that Owen only thinks Pegasus Horizons is the best option because it's the only option, she gets with the program, too. But wait – surprise! The Fab Five don't have days to get their ducks lined up after all, they have, like, minutes! The sale is underway! How can they stop it? By resigning, one right after the other. Devastated, Owen demands that Alana salvage the sale – somehow. You have to, he says. And I quote: "You are all that I have now." (Now do you see the writing on the wall?)
Okay, your turn. What did you think? If you were in Arizona's shoes, would you have gone along with the plan to buy the hospital from the start? If you were Cristina, would you have quit on Owen? (Wouldn't the gang's plan have worked even if she hadn't quit?) And how dumb of April was it not to be honest with Matt when everybody knows about her fling with Jackson? Sound off below!
“Emma’s left the building.” And yet that was only the tip of the iceberg on an action-packed episode of Glee that kept the “Say what now?” surprises coming right down to the very final scene.
Oh yes, folks, “I Do” contained the following eyebrow-raising plot developments:
* Emma, reeling from the pressure of planning her wedding all alone while Will was in Washington, DC with his blasted blue-ribbon panel, got the coldest of cold feet, delivered an incredible rendition of “(Not) Getting Married Today” and fled the church via putrid green taxi. (Am I the only one who finds Jayma Mays’ musical numbers to be consistently awesome and wishes there were more of ‘em?)
* Mr. Schue took the rejection hard — especially since he felt like his absence was the catalyst for the cataclysmic event. But best man Finn — still feeling guilty about kissing the bride 10 days before her big day — helped rally his former teacher/current bestie and made him realize he needs to go out into the world, club his woman over the head and drag her back to the cave (so to speak).
* Under the “What Happens at the Reception Stays at the Reception (Even if It’s No Longer Really a Reception)” Clause, we got hookups between Rachel and Finn, Kurt and Blaine, Quinn and Santana, Artie and Emma’s niece (The Glee Project‘s very cool Ali Stroker), but not for Jake and Marley. Final score: Wah-chicka-wah-waah, 4; Chastity, 1. While Quinn labeled her sapphic awakening as a one-off (okay, make it a two-off) and Kurt tried to play it casual, it was clear where Finn stood on the matter of his future with Rachel: “We are endgame. I know that, and you know that,” he said with mix of optimism and steely resolve. It was as if Glee’s writers were shouting to the show’s core fans, “Don’t worry — we’ll get these crazy kids back together, but you might have to be patient!”
* Back at home in NYC, it appears that Brody might be paying for his college tuition via the world’s oldest profession. What other reason would he be exiting hotel rooms with copious amounts of cash in his hands? This isn’t going to end well, is it?
* Oh, and hold on to your wedding hats, ladies and gents, but Rachel might be pregnant. Or so said her day planner. And maybe that home pregnancy test she was taking in her bathroom. The look on her face wasn’t exactly Tony the Tiger trumpeting “I just got some grrrrrrrreat news!”
I’ll be back in an hour or so to update this recap with grades for every musical performance and additional plot deets, but until then, I turn it over to you. What did you think of “I Do”? Did you (like me) think this was yet another incredible week for Jayma Mays? What do you make of Rachel’s possible bun in the oven? How about that speech from Finn? And what about the week’s other hookups? Sound off in the comments!
The never-ending saga that is the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce case has taken another twist with a report that Kris’ lawyer has quit representing his client! Read on for all the details.
Will Kim Kardashian be divorced from Kris Humphries by the time she gives birth to Kanye West‘s baby? That’s been the topic of much conversation, and with a new report that Kris’ lawyer has filed documents with the court, severing his relationship with his client, it looks like the case has hit another delay!
Kris’ lawyer, Marshall Waller, had filed documents claiming that there has been an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship,” according to TMZ. Marshall says that he’s explained the problem to Kris, but it hasn’t helped — he says the two just can’t see eye-to-eye on the case.
Kris, 28, still has an out-of-state lawyer, Lee Hutton, but TMZ says that he will need to find another California lawyer to sponsor him in the divorce case.
Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Stress — Bad For Baby?
As previously reported, Kim, 32, has been distraught over the prolonged divorce proceedings, to the point that she fears her baby is at risk it! "Several days ago, Kim called her doctor in the middle of the night to come to the house because she was having severe pains," a source told TMZ. "The doctor examined her, but then warned he believed the problems were largely stress-related." The source added that the only significant stressor in Kim’s life was her divorce.
Kris Humphries SLAMS Kim’s Pregnancy In Court
In early February, Kris had Marshall file papers with the court, questioning the “urgency” of the divorce (which has dragged on for almost a year and a half) and slamming Kim’s pregnancy! "What is really going on here is that an 'urgency' in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy, something [Humphries] had nothing to do with, is perceived by [Kim] as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial," the document read.
Are you surprised that Kris’ lawyer quit, HollywoodLifers?
Hollywood week continued, giving us all the highs and lows we’ve come to expect this season of ‘American Idol’. But you might be surprised to learn which singers were sent home!
Now that Hollywood week has (finally) come to an end, will we be seeing the first signs of a potential female winner on American Idol after a six year absence? The way they’re framing the season so far, it looks like they’re hoping for that to happen!
As the Feb. 14 episode began, we were greeted with a video reminding us that a girl hasn’t won the show in six years. Even though Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban basically forced down our throats that this has been the best set of girls ever on the show, I’d like to see what they’d say if Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood walked in the room!
Now to the performances…
She sat at the piano and made the judges go absolutely insane. She wasn’t in any way a front runner, but this may have changed things in both Randy Jackson and Keith’s eyes. Even Nicki hopped on the bandwagon, making it appear that we have the show on the right track, and that Angela could be a major force this season! Only time will tell, as we’re still very early in this process!
The judges, who seem to love everything, loved her rendition of “Girl On Fire.” Considering this is the same Candice who was cut from the show last year, what a difference some time makes! Or maybe it just means the judging panel from last year has a completely different view of popular music. So far, two for two!
Speaking of Carrie Underwood from earlier, Janelle attempted what could have been a dangerous song in Carrie’s “I Told You So.” And this being her third time trying out for American Idol, she really needed to prove something to the judges. And it looks as if she has a fan with Nicki; she’s clearly one of the contestants to look out for. I wonder what else she has up her sleeve?
She’d been dealing with a song issue the whole day, and in years past when American Idol pulled this stunt, it usually meant the performance would be incredible. That said, this may have been the most original and weirdest experiences on the show of all time. She did her own song, and it was something many will be talking about for quite awhile, whether you love it or hate it. Honestly, I don’t know what to think; it’s certainly due for another watch.
The Judges Deliberate
After the judges had their talk and last looks, they revealed that Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Angela Miller and Jett Hermano would all be advancing!
Kiara Lanier, however, was among the contestants who hears the sad news that she has to be cut.
She really risked it by doing, "When You Believe,” which is not only a Whitney Houston song, but a Mariah Carey song as well. Talk about a tough song to attempt! But she seemed to have been gotten a pass from Mariah, who mentioned that the experience for her was “nice!”
Juliana picked the wonderful song, "Landslide" and appeared to have found her element. We didn’t want this performance to end, and surprise surprise, Nicki reiterated our thoughts on the subject!
We’re still not sure about all the original songs, though we appreciated that Kez tried to slow down the proceedings. But would it be enough to keep her around?
Nicki and the judges deliberated, and they gave Kez their decision on the spot; not so shockingly, Kez got eliminated! But Kez put her best foot forward and had a really nice moment with Ryan Seacrest on stage.
Maybe we’ll see her again in a few weeks on The Voice. Let the countdown begin!
She was apparently sick when she attempted to sing “A Thousand Years,” and it wasn’t anything special. Randy didn’t seem to like it either.
She made an awesome choice with “Price Tag,” but it may have been thwarted by the cringe-worthy Ryan who loves throwing up his hands like he’s in a nightclub — and 20 years younger. Nonetheless, Melinda hit a home run with this performance and I look forward to seeing her in the weeks to come! The judges agreed and loved it, which led Melinda to turn on the waterworks backstage. But at least they’re happy tears! (For now.)
Kree has a horrible story about her parents passing away, so she dedicated her performance and song to her mother, and she nailed it! The emotion clearly got to all the right places in her song choice, which was “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Keith and Nicki absolutely loved it, and proclaimed her a star of the show already. But will she be able to keep it up?
The Judges Deliberate Again
Kree Harrison and Melinda Ademi were revealed to be safe, but it looks like we’ve seen the last of Ashlee Feliciano, Brianna Oakley, a very sad Sarina Joi-Crowe.
The Girls Sing For Survival
She sang Phillip Phillips' "Home," and it was great.
It was really random of Rachel to sing "Undone" by Haley Reinhart, but she basically killed it! She survived, sending Stephanie goes home. The judges made the right choice!
The Judges Deal With The Guys: More Survival Performances
Adam Sanders decided to sing "Taking Chances" by Celine Dion for survival, and it may have been the biggest mistake ever! It was completely awful.
Josh chose to perform "Georgia On My Mind,” ripping his pants in the process. It was a good enough performace to advance, and the pants ripping may have actually helped matters.
The Judges’ Final Deliberation
The judges announced that the following guys were cut: Peter Garrett, Marvin Calderon, Devin Jones, Kenny Harrison, Will White, Tony Foster, David Leathers, and Adam Sanders.
Next stop, VEGAS ROUND! (And apparently it’s all sudden death, so it should be pretty incredible!)
HollywoodLifers, What do you think of the judges’ eliminations tonight? Who deserved to stay, but was tragically sent home? Drop us a comment with your reactions!
Chris and Rihanna don’t need a holiday to inspire them to get romantic! A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that they make sure every day feels like Valentine’s Day. Read on for all the inside scoop!
Chris Brown and Rihanna may have been out partying at Playhouse in Hollywood on Feb. 13 and into the early hours of Feb. 14 to ring in Valentine’s Day, but the couple aren’t making too big a deal out of the day itself. We’ve learned that, since reuniting, they feel like every day is a holiday!
A source close to Rihanna, 24, and Chris, 23, tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that their love doesn’t need to be scheduled on the calendar! “[They] don’t really trip off no man-made day,” our insider says. “They love is their’s and it’s real and it’s all year long, not just on one day.”
The friend continues, “They celebrate and cherish and honor each other everyday they’re together and when they’re apart. I mean, they’re not knocking Valentine’s Day at all, it’s just they don’t go over the top…For them, every day is Valentine’s Day. As long as they’re together…that’s all they need.” So sweet!
Chris Brown & Rihanna’s Love At The Grammys
The couple certainly let the world know they’re together at The Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, where they were spotted cuddling up on one another in the audience at the Staples Center. As previously reported, HollywoodLife.com exclusively learned that the two were overjoyed to be together on the special night.
"They were both crazy happy being there together, it was just like old times," a source connected to the "Diamonds" singer told us. "Last night was one of them nights where my b***h put it all out on the line, front and center when it came to Chris. If there's still any doubt about their relationship, then you didn't obviously didn't see them at Grammys."
Do you think it’s romantic that Chris and Rihanna treat every day like Valentine’s Day, HollywoodLifers?
The race for the cure may have cost one member of the ‘TVD’ gang his (or her) life!
Still bumming around on the island, the Mystic Falls gang was dealt a major blow on the Feb. 14 episode of The Vampire Diaries when they learned there’s only one dose of the cure! Of course, that piece of news paled in comparison to the crushing loss suffered in the episode’s final moments — and the shocking return I didn’t see coming.
Huge, major, game-changing spoilers ahead…
Jeremy Gilbert, Fallen Hunter
Professor Eyebrows (David Alpay) took Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) down a rabbit hole — oh my God, I get the episode title now! — so she could touch Jeremy’s boob again and cast a spell from it. Bonnie “saw” Grams (Jasmine Guy), who convinced her to “feed” Silas so she could be permanently revived, but Jeremy was quick to snap Bonnie out of her delusions. Unfortunately, he chose to do it with his shirt on this time. Bummer.
They eventually stumbled on the cure — and Silas’ frozen body — but soon discovered that the only way to bring him back would be to feed him some blood. Vaughn knocked out Bonnie and almost killed Jeremy, but Elena (Nina Dobrev) swooped in to save the day. Or, at least, we thought it was Elena!
It turned out to be Katherine, who wasted no time reminding us all what an unforgivable bitch she is. After forcing Jeremy onto Silas’ chompers, she left him for dead, which is exactly what happened; Silas snapped Jeremy’s neck, and the episode ended with poor little Gilbert lying lifeless on the floor of the cave. In complete silence.
Is Jeremy really dead?! Is this real life?!
In the promo for next week’s episode, Elena is seen insisting that Jeremy isn’t dead, which makes me think we shouldn’t mourn him quite yet. And even if he is dead, this wouldn’t be the first time. Isn’t his revival the whole reason Grams is where she is anyway?! Magic can fix anything! (Or, at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.)
Caroline & Klaus Play ‘Let’s Make A Deal’
Meanwhile in Mystic Falls, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) worked tirelessly to crack the password on the sword, Da Vinci Code-style — and by “worked tirelessly,” I mean they literally let Klaus (Joseph Morgan) do all the work because neither of them speak a single word of Aramaic. Surprise, Surprise!
For turning Klaus’ hybrids against him — along with a million other sexy transgressions — the original Original decided it was only fair to kill Tyler. Naturally, Caroline tried to convince him otherwise, and she kind of succeeded. Kind of. Klaus agreed to give Tyler a “head start” before killing him, which was actually pretty generous when you consider Klaus’ history of compromises.
So Tyler and Caroline were forced to say goodbye yet again — I’ve lost count of how many times he’s had to skip town at this point — and their farewell just as emotional as it always is. And because Bonnie got KO’d, her spell wore off, finally allowing Klaus to leave his tiny magical prison.
But even amid all the Katherine/Jeremy/Klaus insanity, there was still time for relationship development for Elena, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Not a lot, but definitely enough for a little face-off:
Stefan and Elena establish that they’re “friends.” (+10 points)
Even if Stefan gets the cure, he basically tells Rebekah he’d give it to Elena. (+15 points)
TOTAL: 25 points (Surprise winner!)
Elena acknowledges she’ll have to “adress” the sire bond when they return to Mystic Falls. (-10 points)
Damon decides, if he gets the cure, he’s going to “give it to the woman [he loves.]” (+15 points)
TOTAL: 5 points
Do you think Jeremy is really dead? Are you glad Katherine’s back in town? And if only one vampire can have the cure, who do you think should take it? Drop me a comment with your thoughts, theories and reactions to this week’s insane ending!
Thirty-nine talented young singers stand on the precipice of superstardom. And so does one kinda crazy chick who has only one drum stick as well as the potential to turn American Idol bandleader Ray Chew’s job into the kind of situation that might pique renewed interest in a revival of Discovery Channel’s recently departed Dirty Jobs.
Yes indeed, tonight’s final installment of Season 12 Hollywood Week put the women through their final paces, narrowed their numbers to a lean 20, and — if the “we need a girl to win this year, PLEASE!” intro is to be believed — gave us a glimpse at the show’s Great Y-Chromosome-Free Hope.
Certainly, the Season 12 women’s solo round contained some eyebrow-raising standouts: Melinda Ademi displayed a pop sensibility without the need for an Auto-Tune sponsorship; Kree Harrison proved that the best way to activate viewer tear ducts is by singing from the gut; and the Holy Trinity of Angela Miller, Janelle Arthur and Candice Glover continued to live up to the moderate-to-heavy pimpage to which they’ve thus far been entitled.
To paraphrase the last-named contestant’s solo number, “These! Girls! Are! On! Fiy-yahhhh!” Mmmkay?
We also saw a couple of last-minute singoffs that allowed the judges to cut four final ladies and eight final gents, leaving us with a gender-balanced Top 40 that are now headed to Vegas for the “Sudden Death” rounds in front of a live audience.
Since I’ve got a Glee recap to tackle as well tonight, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of Night 4 of American Idol Season 12 Hollywood Week? Did any of tonight's singers sound like potential winners to you? And which members of the Top 40 are rocking your world? Sound off in the comments, and for all my Idol-related news, recaps, interviews and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
As pilot season forges on, both NBC’s Believe and The CW’s Blink have cast lead roles.
Jake McLaughlin, who played Alex’s brother Aaron on Grey’s Anatomy, joins Believe as a young man who is sprung from prison to protect a young girl with special, developing gifts from evil elements looking to co-opt her powers. Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Fringe) are the executive producers.
McLaughlin’s other TV credits include Starz’s Crash and In Plain Sight.
Meanwhile, Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) has been cast on Blink, which is described as a "warm, quirky, humorous drama" about a family patriarch who lands in a coma-like state after a car accident, but can still see and hear all. Carroll, whose TV credits include Private Practice and NCIS, will play Ari, an angsty teen having an especially hard time dealing with her dad’s condition. Vera Herbert (Awkward) and David Marshall Grant (Brothers & Sisters) are among the project’s EPs.
Our sister site Deadline reported on both of the above castings.
Zero Hour descended upon us this Thursday as ABC premiered its drama about a magazine publisher roped into a very, very old conspiracy involving Rosicrucians, Nazis, milky eyed babies and treasure maps.
ER‘s Anthony Edwards stars as Hank Galliston, a champion for truth and transparency as the owner of Modern Skeptic Magazine. His life is extremely mild-mannered until wife Laila (Jacinda Barrett) picks up at a flea market one of a dozen clocks assembled during WWII and gifted to a new generation of apostles — as in the apostles aka Matthew, Mark, Luke… etc.
The mission of the Apostles 2.0, as ultimately explained by one of the aged clockmakers — in a wonderfully colorful voice thick with immediacy — to Hank’s two young staffers: To scatter to all corners of the globe and safeguard a centuries-old secret that could pit religion against religion, country against country, “destroy the world” and, just maybe, finds dogs and cats living together.
After his wife is abducted, Hank follows a lead, embedded within a diamond hidden inside New Bartholomew’s clock, to a far-off stretch of frozen tundra. There, he finds a long-submerged Nazi vessel populated by a long-frozen crew… including his own doppelgänger.
There was also a super-freaky Nazi-manufactured baby that looked like this during the war but grew up to be (or sire?) “White Vincent” (Michael Nyqvist) aka the terrorist who took Laila and was last seen traversing the arctic about to intercept Hank, who is freshly shell-shocked by the discovery of his frozen “self.”
If I mangled any of the details above… well, you cannot blame me. But you get the gist. Now, tell us what you thought of Zero Hour.