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I can't believe they killed President Heller on 24: Live Another Day! What does this mean for Jack? — Jackie
It's safe to assume that Jack's role in Heller's death will mean major drama between Jack and Heller's daughter Audrey. But even though you'd think Audrey could never forgive Jack's betrayal, there may be a glimmer of hope (especially since Audrey's husband also played along with Heller's death wish.) "Jack's question when this is all over is, 'Can he go back with Audrey? Is there a chance for the two of them?'"executive producer Evan Katz says. "In Episode 5, it was pretty clear that the two of them still love each other."
Now that Hank is back in the Hamptons on Royal Pains, does that mean that he and Boris are done? — Deb
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[Warning: The following contains spoiler's from Thursday's finale of Vikings. Read at your own risk.]
Joey doesn't share food, and King Horik (Donal Logue) doesn't share power.
After weeks of growing tension with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Horik is finally ready to betray his ally on Thursday's epic Vikings finale — and he won't be alone.
The penultimate episode ended with Ragnar's right-hand man Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) seemingly eager to accept Horik's proposition, one that would not only take out the former farmer but also his children. And while it didn't take a Seer to see Horik's treachery coming, Floki's duplicity cuts deep. Though, we can't say we don't understand. Floki is, first and foremost, a devoutly spiritual man and Ragnar's growing tolerance of Christianity, combined with his mounting arrogance, provided an easy in for Horik with the ship-maker.
It's safe to say that no one saw Lt. Declan Murphy's return coming on Law & Order: SVU.
Declan (Donal Logue) first appeared on the NBC drama (Wednesdays, 9/8c) in March as a sleazy and ruthless manager at an underground club to whom Rollins (Kelli Giddish) became tied through her dangerous gambling addiction. Just when it seemed like Rollins was going to lose her job or her life, or both, Declan revealed himself to be an...
Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig and Travis Fimmel
Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) might be reunited, but we wish it was under happier circumstances. The Vikings brothers have united against an even bigger enemy than each other: Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr), their former ally who's taken over Kattegat as revenge. But will Ragnar and Rollo be able to work together again after all that's happened?
Continuing its tradition of casting fantastic actors in killer guest spots, The Blacklist has landed yet another — Law & Order and Vikings vet Linus Roache — for one of the first season's final episodes.
Get ready for more Vikings.
History has renewed the drama series for a third season, which will air in 2015, the cable channel announced Tuesday.
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12. Worst Flameout: After weeks of training at the academy, the time finally comes for Dawson to take the final firefighters test on Chicago Fire. Although she starts out strong, helping to untangle another trainee's hose, she trips and injures her ankle. She recovers to finish the test, but a...
Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson
The road of great expectations invariably contains its share of potholes. So it is with SundanceTV's The Red Road (Thursday, 9/8c), a lugubrious six-episode drama that's as overwrought as it is underwhelming, representing a rare misfire for the channel that brought us such outstanding originals as Top of the Lake and Rectify last year.
Travis Fimmel, Jefferson Hall
"One must always think the worst, even of your own kin," advises wise boat builder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) in the opening moments of Vikings' Season 2 premiere. It's a warning Norse leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) must heed when his army faces off against that of his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) in a violent melee that has the 8th-century warriors fighting for their lives.
"There's going to be...