The Originals has only just begun to uncover the first family's wealth of secrets.
On last week's episode, Esther (Sonja Sohn) took her son Elijah (Daniel Gillies) captive and forced him to remember the horrifying acts he had done as a vampire — namely killing his love Tatia (Nina Dobrev) — in order to further persuade him to undo his vampirism. But on Monday's episode (8/7c, CW) it's Esther's turn to reveal all when viewers finally learn much more of her back story that led to her strong convictions today.
The war is about to reach fever pitch on The Originals, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has an even bigger threat on his mind: his father.
As crazy things started happening on the other side, Klaus' dead evil stepfather Mikael (Sebastian Roche) managed to appear not only in Klaus' dreams, but also in the dreams of those connected to Klaus. In the final minutes of last week's episode, Mikael approached witch Davina (Danielle Campbell) with a way to take down Klaus once and for all.
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[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday night's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
Scandal plans to end its third season with a bang — literally.
After OPA dismantled B613 just as Maya Pope's (Khandi Alexander) assassination plot came together, POTUS & Co. are forced to work with the enemy during Thursday's episode, calling in former B613 command Rowan (Joe Morton) for help. Of course, Jake (Scott Foley) is pissed and tells Olivia (Kerry Washington) that she's making a big mistake. For once, he was...
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I am so excited for The Good Wife to return! Any scoop on upcoming cases? — Rosie
ADAM: Strangely enough, The Good Wife will take inspiration from Friends for an upcoming episode — but probably not how you think. The case of the week is based on the (eventually dismissed) 2004 sexual harassment lawsuit brought against several of the NBC comedy's writers by a former writer's assistant. "Lockhart/Gardner gets in trouble," co-creator Robert King says. "One of their paralegals sues the firm for sexually harassing her and the firm unfortunately can't represent itself. So, over David Lee's objections, they go to Elsbeth Tascioni [recent Emmy winner Carrie Preston] to try to defend them." Will she be there for them?
James Remar as Alex's dad on Grey's Anatomy is great casting! Do you have any details? — Barbara
We suspected he was out there somewhere. After all, dead supervillains usually are. But who knew General Hospital's Jerry Jacks — played by Sebastian Roché — was behind the staged death and disappearance of Dr. Robin Scorpio? That head-scratching news, delivered in Friday's episode of the ABC soap, is just the start of a major revenge plan orchestrated by the Aussie badass. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with Roché about his latest return from the grave, and what Jerry has in store for the unsuspecting citizens of Port Charles.
Our top moments of the week:
14. Sweetest First Impression: A handful of suitors make bold, weird entrances (arriving via helicopter, carrying an ostrich egg, dressing like a grandma) on the season premiere of The Bachelorette, but Doug takes a sweet approach. The single dad presents single mom Emily with a handwritten note from his son explaining how he's the best dad in the world and why Emily should like him. Not only does it earn him the first impression rose, but women all across America simultaneously swooned.
13. Best Advice: When James learns that his sex tape with Chloe is about to leak on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, he decides to...
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Get ready to meet Klaus' other Original brothers on The Vampire Diaries.
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School's finally back in session on The Vampire Diaries.
"You're going to start seeing these characters back in the high school atmosphere and a little bit more in their age-bracket element," Candice Accola tells TVGuide.com.
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Vampires of Mystic Falls, beware! A new vampire hunter is coming to town, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Fringe and Supernatural alum Sebastian Roché has been cast on The Vampire Diaries as a mysterious man who appears to be hunting vampires, specifically...
Tina Fey, Bill O’Reilly
There were some interesting couples on TV this week. On The Amazing Race, Ivy League partners Connor and Jonathan failed a geography lesson. Fringe, a show already teeming with evil twins, introduced us to a doppelgänger with frightening implications. Super-cousins Clark and Kara learned to fly on Smallville. Mary-Louise Parker, ahem, paired up with the artist formerly known as Zack Morris on Weeds. Tina Fey enlisted Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an unlikely comic stand-in on 30 Rock's live episode. And The View's Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg demonstrated a sisterhood of solidarity during a prickly interview with Bill O'Reilly... by walking out. Welcome to Top Moments: Double Vision Edition.