Top Moments: Breaking Bad Treads Lightly and Dexter's Deadly Return
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Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Sequel: In case you haven't seen Bar Mitzvah boy Sam Horowitz's amazing YouTube video, or for those who simply can't get enough, Good Morning America invites Horowitz to perform in Times Square. Billed as his "Broadway debut," Horowitz once again brings the goods and does a fine job breaking in the parquet laid down especially for him. The most adorable thing? Horowitz can be heard panting, trying to catch his breath as Josh Elliott interviews his mom.
12. Best Curveball: While serving as the bartender of the evening on Watch What Happens: Live, Olympic water polo goalkeeper Chay Lapin throws quite the curveball at the very end of the episode. Host Andy Cohen brings his longtime girlfriend, Kim Nelson, in front of the camera just as Lapin tells her that he wanted to catch her off guard. "And tell you I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you," Lapin says as he gets down on one knee. Loud screams erupt in the clubhouse as Nelson exclaims, "Oh my God, Chay, are you kidding me?" and lets out a definitive "Ye-ah." Let's drink to that!
11. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Just when it seems like all the loose ends are tied up on Necessary Roughness — sneaky Troy is fired from V3, Nico hands over the mysterious drug from the clinic to the FBI and ends his time as an informant — it all comes undone. In the final moments, V3 chief Connor is seen handing cash and a plane ticket to Blake Bridges — who was brought in to try to blackmail Dani. Uncle Jesse is the bad guy? Definitely didn't see that one coming!
10. Candid Camera Award: On The Newsroom, nude photos Sloan posed for surface online the day after she dumps the guy who took them. She almost loses her job, and appears to lose her spirit as she sits in the dark in Don's office. Although she initially tells Don she isn't angry, a few hours later she marches over to her ex's office, interrupts a meeting and asks him to step outside for a minute, where she kicks him in the crotch, punches him in the face and takes a picture of him bruised and bloodied with her cell phone. Say cheese!
9. Dead Woman Walking Award: Covert Affairs offers another sneak peek of Annie and Calder's future elevator shootout — and this time we see who gets hit: It's Annie. She takes a bullet and falls to the floor of the elevator, while Calder phones... Henry! "Annie Walker is dead," Calder tells him. "I repeat: Annie Walker is dead." Or maybe that's she's a brunette now.
8. Best Last Words: True Blood's scary prophecy does, in fact, come true — but with a twist. Thanks to drinking Warlow's blood, Bill is able to offer himself up to those vampires waiting to meet the sun. With the power of Warlow-Lilith blood, the vamps are able to day-walk and start getting freaky — just like when they drank straight Lilith blood last season. But poor Steve Newlin isn't allowed a taste and melts into oblivion — but not before professing his love for Jason Stackhouse (aka the man his ex-wife cheated on him with)! No wonder the Newlins didn't last!
7. Best Tribute: Making her first appearance since the death of her Glee co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith, Lea Michele tearfully pays tribute to the late actor in a heartfelt acceptance speech for Actress in a Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards. "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks," she says, her voice breaking. "I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love, we're going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. ... Whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that's where he will stay forever."
6. The Truth Hurts Award: Mike is stabbed by the notorious and mysterious killer Jangles on Graceland while working undercover as drug dealer Bello's right-hand man. When he wakes up hours later in the hospital, and under the influence of a heavy amount of pain killers, he is so happy to see housemate Paige at his side that he lets her in on his big secret: that he was placed at Graceland to investigate Briggs. Instead of receiving support from Paige, she immediately pulls back from him in disbelief and anger and leaves his hospital room. Um, blame it on the morphine?
5. Do It Yourself Award: Hannah returns! And she brought some surprising company! After disappearing into the night last season of Dexter, Dexter's ex comes back with a vengeance — but her sights aren't set on our favorite serial-killing blood-spatter analyst. Instead, she seeks his help to kill her own controlling husband. Wait, who?! For once, Hannah isn't lying as her husband is seen physically threatening her to stay away from Dexter until she finally is forced to stab him. At least Dex is there to clean up the mess!
4. Obsessive-Compulsive Giving Disorder Award: Oprah just can't control herself when it comes to cars. While promoting The Butler Lee Daniels' The Butler on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Winfrey suddenly feels a familiar urge. "I just got that feeling again. You know, that feeling. ... I really didn't want it to happen here, but I'm getting it," she tells Kimmel before inviting an audience member, Britney, to the stage. "Come up here a minute. I want to say this to you — you get a car!" Oprah proclaims, as confetti rains down. Sure enough, there's a Ford Fusion Energi waiting for Britney outside. Unfortunately for the rest of Jimmy's audience, O isn't feeling as generous as she was in 2004. C'mon, Oprah — how is SNL going to mock you again with one lousy car giveaway?
3. Best Revenge: FYI: Kevin Spacey is in pretty good shape. During his appearance on The Colbert Report, the House of Cards actor takes a swipe at Stephen Colbert, saying his audience doesn't listen to him when he talks to the camera (unlike Spacey's character). "You haven't won that Emmy yet, Kev," Colbert quips. Just then, the two point at Colbert's Emmy and make a run for the gold statue. Spacey's out-grips his opponent and runs with it around the entire set before handing it off to an audience member in a very Robin Hood-esque move. What's wrong, Colbert? Suddenly it's not OK to just give away someone else's Emmy?
2. Quack Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Award: 'Til duck do they part. When the Robertson clan hears on Duck Dynasty that Phil and Kay never had a proper wedding, they put their duck calls aside and plan a lovely vow renewal ceremony for the couple's 49th wedding anniversary. "I will love you forever," Kay says in her vows. "You are my best friend and I love you dearly, and I'm going to be with you for the long haul, until they put me in the ground. Good?" Phil says. "Perfect," Kay replies. Excuse us, we have something in our eye.
1. Best Warning: Breaking Bad wastes no time getting to Walt and Hank's long-awaited confrontation in its midseason premiere. After Walt finds a tracking device on his car, he pays a visit to Hank, who suppresses his simmering rage long enough to lower his garage door before clocking Walt in the face. "It was you!" he screams. "All along it was you!" Walt, being The One Who Knocks, naturally doesn't go down without a fight and plays his C-card. He tells Hank that his cancer's back and if he's prosecuted, he'd likely die before he gets to jail. "Rot, you son of a bitch," Hank says. "I don't even know who you are anymore." "If you don't know who I am," Walt warns ominously, "then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly."
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