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Grey's Anatomy's Derek has got his mother's ring. Now what? — Gayle
MATT: Dude needs to unload it and quick, I'd say! Instead (sigh), he will hold onto it long enough for virtually every Seattle Gracer — Meredith excluded, of course — to learn of the bauble's being and in turn offer their two cents on when and how he should pop the Q. Will Der stick to his original plan? And if so, does it involve a meticulously crafted arrangement of candles?
I love Tom Scavo on Desperate Housewives this season. Any scoop? — Marcia
MICKEY: Well, remember how it was Tom's dream to open an Italian restaurant, and how begrudgingly Lynette went along with the idea? Well, apparently now he has a different dream ...
And this ain't no hallucination, either, Speedle fans. Rory Cochrane, whose dearly departed CSI: Miami character managed to resurface last season (as an ethereal vision of Delko's), has joined the ensemble of Fox's 24 for this coming season, sources tell me exclusively. Cochrane will be filling the recurring role of Greg Seaton, a crony of Jon Voight's big very baddie.Jack Bauer et al isn't the only good company Cochrane is keeping these days. He recently wrapped Michael Mann's Public Enemies, playing G-man Carter Baum alongside Christian Bale's Melvin Purvis, as they together pursue Johnny Depp's John Dillinger. What say you, "Speed freaks"? Short of another hard-to-explain Miami visit, is this a welcome return to the smaller screen for Cochrane? Matt Mitovich
CSI: Miami (10 pm/ET, CBS) apparently has as many fans in the hereafter as it does on earth. Although crime-lab expert Tim Speedle (played by Rory Cochrane) died in Horatio Caine's arms after taking a bullet in Season 2, the character is about to make an encore. "Call it 'The Miracle on South Beach,'" says executive producer Ann Donohue. "Good old Speedle is back." "Specter" Speedle is more like it. Cochrane shows up in tonight's episode as a vision that haunts former colleague Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez), who's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. "It's very touching," Donohue says. "Speedle and Delko were great friends and now Speedle shows up to help solve a mystery involving a dead girl in an SUV at the beach. Speedle ends up leading Delko to the answer." C
Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez) will see dead people or at least one dead person. As a result of his posttraumatic stress disorder, the CSI: Miami agent will see the ghost of his fallen colleague Tim Speedle (Rory Cochrane), which will, for obvious reasons, send him into a downward spiral. "Delko is doing a good job at masking his trauma," Rodriguez told TV Guide at the CBS Monday Night Season Premiere party on Sept. 19. "But I think [a meltdown] is definitely a possibility."And while seeing the ghost is bad for Delko, Cochranes return is great for the cast. "Im happy to have my buddy back," says Rodriguez, who admitted last July that he was disappointed when Cochrane abruptly quit in 2004. "It wasnt the world he wanted to live in. He walked away to make himself happy."Unfortunately Cochranes return is short-lived hell only be on for two episodes. "I feel like he deserves to be here," says Emily Procter, who plays Calleigh Duquesne. "I wish he...
Wow! What a strong conclusion for whats sure to be recognized as one of the years best miniseries. The tone this time was definitely more of a piece with The Companys slow-building first part than last weeks globe-trotting actionfest. But the dark, regretful feeling that permeated every action, every conversation, was, in the end, the only way things could have turned out.Watching the complete breakdown of Leo (Alessandro Nivola) throughout his interrogation was shocking in part because of its swiftness, but more so because his only crime was being too loyal to the Company. Or so it seemed, until we found out he was the mole, Sasha, all along a fact he later revealed by shooting his best friend and godfather of his children in the gut and fleeing to the crumbling remains of his adopted homeland.Truly, it seems, the Cold War was a grand debacle, perhaps summed up best by Michael Keaton s Angleton in his greenhouse conversation with Chris O&...