Bargaining is the theme this week, Mary Alice says, but it's a tenuous one. Bree makes a deal with the devil, Katherine uses manipulation (and M.J.) to force the marriage issue with Mike, Tom and Lynette negotiate their sex life, Susan agrees to help Jackson, Gaby teaches her daughter a valuable lesson and Dave takes a new tack in his mission to murder Mike and/or Susan and/or Katherine and/or M.J. It's been going on for so long it's kind of hard to keep track.
Shawn Johnson, Mark Ballas
She's guest-starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but Shawn Johnson's acting skills will really be put to the test on Dancing with the Stars Monday when she tackles the intense paso doble. "I'm a little nervous because I'm not a very angry person," Johnson tells TVGuide.com. Her work doesn't stop there as she also has the perky quickstep on her plate. After the jump, see what else the Olympic champ has to say about her progress, who she's in a Twitter war with and what she thinks about injured stars getting judged on their rehearsals.
In this week's installment of our Getting Lost video series:
• On the heels of Lost celebrating its 100th episode, executive producer Damon Lindelof reveals the hour in time that he and Carlton Cuse wish they could get back.
• Have viewers been shown all of the Smoke Monster's secrets? Get Cuse's answer.
• How did Hurley find out about Flight 316? I reveal the theory shared by 77 percent of you.
• Then check out this week's Burning Question, and send your best guess to Getting_Lost@TVguide.com.
Coming next week on TVGuide.com: Inside scoop on the season finale's perhaps unlikely hero.
Harper's Island, Parks and Recreation, Surviving Suburbia
Can ABC's Better Off Ted produce laughs as well as far-out inventions? Is Parks and Recreation worthy of Amy Poehler's talents? Does Harper's Island slay us? Now that TV's new spring shows have had a few weeks to strut their stuff, TVGuide.com's senior editors gauge their areas of excellence — and how they can improve.
Cheryl Burke, Gilles Marini
With Julianne Hough out of the picture, Cheryl Burke now has a better chance of making Dancing with the Stars history as the first pro to win three Mirrorball trophies. But don't think she was excited to see her fellow two-time winner eliminated. "We're all really close and we're sad to see her leave," Burke tells TVGuide.com. Spoken like a true champ. See what else Burke, who will dance the foxtrot and rumba Monday with Gilles Marini, has to say about her competition, her new projects and when Marini will strip down again.
Jewel, Melissa Rycroft
Jewel has a message for Melissa Rycroft and any injured Dancing with the Stars celebrity: If you don't dance, you should leave, the songstress says.
"Being a rodeo and bull-riding fan it's hard for me to get used to someone who is injured still getting a score," the singer writes on husband Ty Murray's MySpace. "I think the rule ...
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
What's up with Willi? Ever since she became a new mom, she hasn't really been herself — falling asleep in the office, passing up a hot date with a pectacular "manny." Sure, motherhood is difficult, but this is powerhouse editrix Wilhemina Slater; surely she can handle a diaper or two! As Ugly Betty returns from its spring hiatus Thursday (8 pm/ET, ABC) Vanessa Williams tells TVGuide.com about the changes in store for Willi as she questions the parentage of her surrogate son, mourns her lost love with Connor and recommits to her sinister plans for publishing-world domination. Plus, Williams the musician has a new album!
All is not entirely well with the Oceanside Wellness gang as ABC's Private Practice serves up its second season finale this Thursday at 10 pm/ET. As Addison fights her feelings for married dad-to-be Noah and one of their own "betrays" the practice, pregnant Violet is thrust to a genuinely shocking set of circumstances. Amy Brenneman spoke with TVGuide.com about where her complicated shrink has been and where she is about to go.
TVGuide.com: First off, congratulations on the Season 3 pick-up. Were you concerned at all?
Amy Brenneman: Uh, no. No. Not really. It would have been odd if we didn't [get picked up].
TVGuide.com: How do you think Violet has changed since Season 1? Was there anything you had hoped for or asked for?
Brenneman: In Season 1 we met Violet at a pretty heightened point in her life, and I always thought she's not go to stay in this place of feel jilted and hysterical. I told [series creator] Shonda [Rhimes], "Listen, I will do whatever you want ...
It was a bittersweet night for Dancing with the Stars' Julianne Hough and her boyfriend/partner Chuck Wicks after the pair got booted for their cha cha cha. TV Guide Network caught up with the couple right after they got the bad news to ask them how the experience changed their relationship. The two country singers also revealed what's next in their respective music careers and Wicks' plan for his ballroom shoes.
Watch the video after the jump.
Dan is a man with a plan. After weeks of questioning what exactly Daniel Faraday knows or doesn't know, and whether or not we should trust him, Wednesday's episode of Lost, the show's 100th, gives us a peek into that complicated brainiac's melon, and what we find out is scary to contemplate. It seems that Daniel wants to prevent the folks at the Swan station from drilling, because it will release a dangerous amount of electromagnetic energy, killing many and launching a series of events that will eventually cause the crash of Oceanic 815. To counter this, Faraday thinks the best course of action is to detonate a hydrogen bomb. Come again, Daniel... while I pick up the pieces of what was once my staggeringly capable brain, read on!
Namaste, y'all! Let's get the Daniel backstory out of the way before we cover Operation Boom-Boom Island Bye-Bye, shall we? (Brain not quite working still. With any luck, my college roommate wasn't lying when he told me that Newcastle Brown Ale contains important brain-enhancement properties.) Onward!