Shiri Appleby, Britt Robertson, Kristoffer Polaha
The first season of Life Unexpected culminates with Ryan and Cate's wedding, but there are still a few hurdles for the happy couple to jump over before they say "I do." First, Lux needs to officially become part of the family. Second, Baze needs to decide whether he's still in love with Cate. Third, Cate, yes Cate, has to decide whether she's in love with Baze or not. Lastly, the couple actually has to make it down the aisle.
In this week's episode of Smallville, Checkmate and Amanda Waller try to recruit Green Arrow by kidnapping him, but he escapes and enlists Clark and Chloe to investigate. With the help of John Jones and, begrudgingly, Tess, Clark learns that Agent Waller is after Watchtower and will kill Chloe unless she obtains the names of the rest of the Justice League...
Sam and Dean run into a small town where the citizens know how to fight demons and a "prophet" has a close personal connection with angels. Or does she? After Cas and Dean's faith takes a vacation, they vent their frustrations out in very different ways. And by the end of the hour, Dean follows his heart in a very surprising way.
"99 Problems" starts out with Dean and Sam being chased in the Impala which is just an awesome way to start out any episode. Sam and Dean seem slightly injured. The car is forced to stop and when the brothers try to get away, demons grab them. The brothers are fortunately saved by some people wielding a fire hose full of holy water. This rescue takes Sam and Dean by complete surprise. They're used to having to explain demons to people, but this time around they're having the villainous supernatural beings explained to them. These townsfolk take Sam and Dean back to their church where everybody's got a gun. Even the preacher is in on the hunting business. Sam and Dean learn their reputation precedes them when a young woman tells them she talks to angels. She knows almost everything about the siblings. Dean guesses she's a prophet.
In this week's episode of Life Unexpected, Cate, Baze and Lux head on a road trip to find Cate's missing father, Baze learns how to be a father and Lux decides it's time for them to truly be a family. Meanwhile, Bug is back at the bar trying to repair damage done by some friends from his past.
The characters on Gossip Girl typically love to play games, and in this week's episode they went above and beyond. Dan and Vanessa engaged in some mutual lying; Serena hosted an Assassin-themed birthday party for Nate; and Chuck and Blair played a very high-stakes game with matters of the heart.
The Liar's Club
Dan was working on a play for his application to Tisch, and Vanessa was working on a script for a class of hers. Typically, they share their work with each other in hopes of getting honest, constructive feedback, but Dan was hesitant to do that now because they're sleeping together. Vanessa thought this was silly and swapped papers with him. So Dan read Vanessa's script, and it was awful. He thought he should lie, but Rufus advised him to be truthful. Dan started to be honest, but when he saw Vanessa's reaction, he lied and told her it was great.
Vanessa then lied and told Dan she hadn't read his play yet. However, Dan soon discovered it in her bag, and she had it covered with red notes. He finally confronted her, and they gave each other critiques of their work. So all was good...or so we thought. Vanessa had an odd expression while hugging Dan after this honest exchange of feedback. Later, we learned that she, too, is applying to one of the few coveted positions in Tisch's writing program — and trying to keep it a secret from everyone, including Dan.
Hunters murder Sam and Dean making it possible for the brothers to not only knock on heaven's door, but to go "behind the wall" where their mission impossible becomes finding Joshua, an angel that talks to God.
I'm going to preface this by saying "Dark Side of the Moon" is a stellar episode of Supernatural. Having said that, it's also one of the most difficult episodes of Supernatural I've ever watched and blogged. On a scale of 1 to 10 the show cranked up the angst to about a hundred and fifty. "DSotM" is one of the most devastating episodes of the demon-hunting series ever and that's saying a lot. This is a good thing because the Winchesters are in the midst of an apocalypse and an apocalypse ain't pretty. It's dark, it's depressing and there are multiple opportunities to lose faith. I really wish this one had followed "My Bloody Valentine" because Dean's descent into despair would have flowed even better in my opinion.
This week's episode of Life Unexpected mixes stormy weather and weathered relationships. Cate and Ryan's plans to elope are dashed when the city is flooded. During the storm, we learn about Lux's back story, Cate learns about Baze dating her sister, and Jones learns he shouldn't make out with other girls at a party. Let's see what else the episode taught us, eh?
This week it was time for another fashion show on Gossip Girl, and these events never fail to entertain. As always, they're about so much more than fashion, and this occasion allowed people to discover who their real friends (and family) were.
Rufus hoped to get Jenny out of her funk by volunteering her to work at Eleanor's latest show. And it worked! As soon as Jenny was surrounded by the hectic backstage scene, her eyes lit up. Though she and Eleanor hadn't parted on the best of terms, Eleanor explained she believed in second chances — and she went so far as to extend her peace offering to Jenny's old friend-turned-enemy Agnes. Jenny was hesitant to renew this friendship, but Agnes won her over and began endearingly calling her "bitch" once again. However, Agnes was faking the whole friends angle. (One way for the writers to make Jenny's character seem sympathetic? Put her in scenes with evil Agnes).
The painful hellatus comes to an end with a tale about dead loved ones coming back to life in Sioux Falls, S.D., the hometown for the town drunk, Bobby Singer. Sam and Dean go head to head with these "zombies" and, more importantly, with Bobby.
Welcome back to the Supernatural blog. It has been a long (long) break, but it's finally time to get back to the business of Sam and Dean Winchester. Bobby Singer plays a big part in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" and we're all the better for it. It's an episode I really enjoyed even though it was beyond depressing at the same time.