America's Next Top Model"I'm extremely confused by the entire competition,"

Jayla said, uttering her first sincere words of the entire competition, and I couldn't agree more. How was she still there after both

Lisa and Kim got the boot? Tyra's usual pop-psych pronouncements haven't really shed light on the situation. At least she could have used those speeches to smooth out the tension between the girls. Though past cycles have had their Robins and Keenyas, this is by far the bitchiest cast yet. But amazingly, all it took was a few glasses of wine and some sightseeing to make Nicole and Bre forget the great granola-Red Bull incident of last week, and Jayla and Nik dismiss their nightlight catfight of yore. So on to the fashion, which apparently is not an interest for these four. I'd forgive them for being too American and sheltered to know what Bollywood is, but you'd think they could fake mod, punk and preppy for their meeting with Simon Doonan. Someone should have told Simon that a few pigeons would have given his bizarre live dioramas just enough impact to get through to everyone. Also, you'd think Twiggy only ever took that one photo in her whole career or is ANTM's photo budget too small to get rights to her others? I would have enjoyed hearing more of the critiques of the girls' go-sees, but maybe the Ben Sherman designer had enough hate for Jayla to spread around. Did Jayla sense that danger and purposely sabotage Bre with a Benadryl and Tylenol PM? Bre kicked her butt in the photos anyway. Nicole wasn't doing too bad for herself either. And Nik's posing skills put her over the top. Having his proper Sri Lankan mother around somehow didn't make Nigel seem like any less of a dirty old man and I love him for it. Here I thought the sari lesson was just Nigel's chance to see them dressing again, but even the drugged-up Bre was sharp enough to guess that that would be their judging challenge. Speaking of judges, was that Barbara woman's part edited out or something? I was half-expecting her to be Mr. Jay in drag again. Ah, well, let's all wave buh-bye to Miss Jayla and her tiny teeth.  Sabrina Rojas Weiss

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Is that pseudo IM really saying that Walt is on the other end of the computer line? Or is this just another bit of island-generated wackiness in a place that already has polar bears, monsters and horses (oh my)? I know the bit of respliced tape thanks, Mr. Eko, for that and the biblical lesson said that they shouldn't attempt to use the computers to communicate with the outside world, but who is to be trusted in this place? And if Sayid actually did see Walt, something very nutty is going on here. Especially since Kate wasn't the only one who saw that beautiful black stallion that saved her life once before when she was first on the run from the law when she was 24, which is 42 backwards and which means I still haven't got a clue. I never pictured her as the scrapbooking type but I am impressed that she put together the pieces and did the math that her "dad" was in Korea until four months before she was born, and without current medical advances, his being her biological father was pretty damned impossible. No wonder she had to kill that sleazy Wayne when she uncovered the truth. Not that killing someone is ever the right solution, but when your already-disgusting dad starts hitting on you? Ick. Did anyone else get a bit teary-eyed watching Jin and Sun cling to each other while Sayid was digging Shannon's grave? No? How about when Sayid gave his emotionally charged eulogy. Yeah, I thought so. But the sweetly dramatic scenes also led to some funny moments which have been missing in the last few heavily intense episodes. Like Hurley saying, "So Rose's husband is white. I didn't see that coming." Or Sawyer waking up in the shelter saying, "Am I on a bunk bed? Are we saved?" His optimism wasn't squashed until Kate finally brought the patient outside into the jungle. Even Jack had some fun telling Ana about not trying to convince him that all women weren't crazy. A fair reaction to Kate's hit-and-run kiss. And I think his comment actually might have made Ana crack a smile. now that's very interesting. Angel Cohn

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Veronica Mars
Oh. My. God. I can't breathe. Meg's awake and pregnant? Are you kidding me? I so didn't see that coming at all. Pregnant? Wow. What an amazing episode, amazing. Even the alternate ending was surprising  I think I'm glad they went with the one that aired. It had some less disturbing implications, and one less murder for Veronica to solve. I know I love this show and gush about it, but it deserves a little bit of extra praise. Tonight alone cleverly tied in several plots about kids with the "baby, think it over" health-class assignment, Celeste's rumored pregnancy, Trina's adoption, Mary's affair with the then-vice principal that led to the prom baby, and then Meg's impending arrival. Does Duncan know about the baby? Is that why he's been having dreams about Meg instead of our girl Veronica? Anyway, let's take one thing at a time the class project pairs Veronica and Duncan as parents, and gives Celeste a panic when she stumbles across the couple together in Dunc's hotel room with the realistically crying infant. To which Veronica gamely quipped, "I guess I'm here as Duncan's secret girlfriend. Oh! And we have a secret love child." V's mom spread vicious rumors way back in high school about the current Mrs. Kane: Was she just jealous? Trina who was back in town to guest-direct the school play or as Veronica pondered, "If Logan's sister is back in Neptune, that must mean she was the first one booted off the Surreal Life this season." I knew she was adopted, but it was surprisingly cool when she discovered who her real daddy is. And who knew VP Clemmons had that really underhanded streak in him to plot to get the principal job? Very, very sneaky. Also, Weevil getting tied up to the school flagpole seems very pilot-episode-of-Smallville to me, but I guess that was Logan's idea of payback. (All right, thanks to everyone who reminded me that it was a reference to Wallace's flagpole incident in the first episode. Sorry, my tired brain remembers shows from years ago but not last season.) Either way it led to the fantastic bathroom brawl and a certain understanding between the feuding fellas. The adorable moment of the night was Beaver rather Cassidy, now that he's gone all corporate asking Mac for help. Am I the only one that sensed some mild-mannered flirting going on? And how can anyone not love Keith Mars? He knows enough that his spunky kid will persistently pester him to get the info she wants, so he tells her what he discovers, but doles it out with a light-handed bit of fatherly advice. Plus, he's keeping the dead rat in the freezer until he figures out the whole bus-crash thing surviving that grossness deserves big parenting points. Lastly, we finally got a mini-Buffy reunion with Charisma Carpenter facing off against Alyson Hannigan. Their backhanded banter filled with digs at each other was totally awesome. Who knew an episode filled with such bad-girl behavior could be so good? AC

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