Television
This Week on Television – April 7-13

Even though May sweeps are still half a month away, most shows will be airing their season finales during that time. That means that even now they are already setting things up for the end of the season, planning how they will leave us hanging until the Fall. I’m pretty excited about these show, except FlashForward. If you want to keep reading about it, you’d better let me know because I’m ready to give up on it.

Supernatural: 99 Problems – It’s hard to say that things are getting worse when the Apocalypse is already underway. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) had to stop the Whore of Babylon from dragging more people into Hell. Castiel (Misha Collins), although very drunk, helped them out by informing them that only a true servant of God could kill the Whore. He, as a rebel angel, didn’t count, and neither did Dean, and Sam certainly fell far from the mark. But, as the fight went down, things got out of hand, and Dean ran her through. He killed her. He then proceeded to run off (or drive off) to see the love of his life, giving us the very strong idea that he is going to say yes to Michael.

Bones: The Parts in the Sum of the Whole – Most AMAZING flashback episode, possibly ever. We finally got to see Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) solve their first case together. Strangely, their relationship was completely different than expected – both were fully open to the sexual tension. It was only when things went badly between them at the end of the case that the anger so present in the premiere of the series appeared. Seeing the entire team reunited (including Zach (Eric Mulligan)) and still in their original mind sets was refreshing, and the last moments of the episode were so touching that even I almost shed a tear.

FlashForward: Queen Sacrifice – I think I am done watching this show. Although there are some really cool moments and I have a lot of questions, it just never seems to reach the potential it has. The entire intrigue of this episode, of trying to discover who the mole in the FBI is, was destroyed when one mole was caught and another was allowed to remain. That mole was Janis (Christine Woods) and I simply cannot believe this as nothing we have seen of her before makes it at all probable. But if you do want to keep reading my commentary on it, just let me know and, for you, I will comply.

The Mentalist: Aingavite Baa – Normally, nothing would be more exciting than an episode about an amnesiac who witnessed a murder. The Mentalist, however, have me far greater concern and tension when Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) were forced to choose between each other and their place on the team. Though Rigsby chose Grace, planning to take a position at another bureau, Grace refused to allow him to do it. She ended their relationship, breaking both their hearts in the process. And mine as well.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Revelations – It was quite obvious from how serious everything got in this episode that next week is the season finale. Batiatus (John Hannah) has stopped hesitating to exploit every avenue to a place of power. Although his negotiations with Glaber (Craig Parker) did not go well, he still secured the Legatus’ patronage when he threatened to reveal that Ilithyia (Viva Bianca) is a murderer. He also punished Crixus (Manu Bennett) not only for causing a scene in front of guests, but likely too for the affair he had been having with Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). But Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) is no longer a subservient pup. He is ready to take his freedom, and most of the other gladiators are like to join him.

Stargate Universe: Divided – Stargate Universe continues to show great progress in giving us an interesting and science-fiction-related plot. Young (Justin Louis) has lost the faith of all the civilians on his ship, except Eli (David Blue). Rush (Robert Carlyle) and Wray (Ming-Na) staged a coup that failed. Now they all still have to live together on the ship, but since the military continues to run a dictatorship, the civilians will be forced to continue to try to show their strength, lest they be considered “unnecessary” and be removed.

The Pacific: Part 5 – Leckie (James Badge Dale) is back in the fray, fighting the Japanese on tiny little islands we’ve never heard of. The shock of watching these soldiers rush into harms way again and again, where luck more than any other factor is what allowed them to live, it hurts my heart. These brave man ran towards machine gun fire, and I can hardly believe that any of them came home, let alone that they retained their sanity.

Treme: Pilot, Do You Know What It Means – Although I do not plan of following this show, it is well worth checking out. The variety of characters bringing together a picture of the ruin that was New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina means that there will be at least one person to whom you can relate, one person whose story you can imagine being your own if a Hurricane destroyed your home. The music, the friendship, and the loss will likely weave a very powerful story, and one that deserves to be told.

Castle: The Late Shaft –  Hours before he dies, a late night host tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that someone is trying to kill him. Although by all appearance the death was a simple heart attack, Castle persists on investigating. And the death was a murder! The sad part was the motive, a great sense of betrayal. Hard to imagine feeling so betrayed that murder is the only way to get justice. Oh, also, Castle was seduced by an actress trying to get the part of Nikki Heat in the movie. Heeheehee.

V: John May – I’m sticking with V, despite some disappointments. For instance, the big secret about Tyler (Logan Huffman) is that his dad is not his dad? Even if the tests were right, and Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell) got pregnant by someone else, there is no reason to talk about it like that. He is his dad, in that he raised and loved him. The reason the couple divorced was because the trust was gone, not because Tyler was another man’s son. Grrr.
But, I did love that Georgie (David Richmond-Peck) died rather than risk the others being captured to rescue him. And I also though Ryan (Morris Chestnut)’s story about when he became 5th Column very fitting. I’m interested in next week’s episode, and that is a good thing.

Glee: Hell-O –  Although the music was a little bit of a mishmash, only the Hello theme keeping it together, I loved the development. Stupid Finn (Cory Monteith) loses his chance with Rachel (Lea Michelle) because he can’t figure out what he wants. Rachel ends up with the lead singer of Vocal Adrenaline who is probably using her, but whom I like to think will fall for her by the end of the season anyway. Will (Matthew Morrison) is a big mess and really has to figure out his own life before anything else. And Sue (Jane Lynch) naturally managed to work her way back into the school, with the destruction of Glee club paramount!

So that’s what happened on television betwenn April 7 and April 13. Enjoy watching your series, don’t forget to comment, and if you want to discuss any of these episode (or others of these or other shows), you can always check out my blog. http://insightsofatelevisionaddict.blogspot.com/

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