Recaps

'Ray Donovan,' Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Night of the Two Dozen Cliffhangers

September 22nd, 2014 10:21am EDT
Ray Donovan
You've got to hand it to "Ray Donovan"- the show's got some serious chutzpah. Or, moxie, spunk, cojones- whatever the appropriate Hollywood underworld slang might be.

Because every penultimate episode of every TV season ends on a cliffhanger. But "Ray Donovan," and "Rodef," it's own second-to-last ep, is not satisfied with a single cliffhanger.

"Rodef" wants every cliffhanger, ever, all smushed into a single TV episode like a "to be continued" buffet.

So at the end of "Rodef," we're left with the following questions:

Will Abby kill Cookie Brown?

Will Ray kill Cookie Brown?

Will R...
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'Masters of Sex' Recap: Top 5 Moments from 'One For The Money, Two For The Show'

September 22nd, 2014 10:16am EDT
'Masters of Sex' Recap: Top 5 Moments from 'One For The Money, T
Here are the top 5 moments from “One for the Money, Two for the Show:”

Historical Context

One of the highlights of any period television series is when real world events affect the lives of the characters. Mad Men famously made the death of Marilyn Monroe personally affect many of the office characters. We’ve seen this a couple of times during Masters of Sex, especially in “Fight,” but this episode was overflowing with historical events, each of which effected the characters drastically.

For fantasy obsessed Flo, the news of Clark Gable’s heart attack is devastating, leading her to conti...
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'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: S6 Ep10 The Day Of Jacqueline

September 22nd, 2014 9:09am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: S6 Ep10 The Day Of Ja
Just when you thought it was safe to go back over the George Washington Bridge: Jac is back.

The former cast member does very little in this episode except reintroduce herself to the audience as the loving mother of autistic four-year-old Nicholas. She’s still on the housewife periphery though, as her only contact is with sometime-housewife Kathy, who’s building a house that they visit. Jacqueline tells Kathy that she’s reached out to Teresa Guidice in her time of need via text message; apparently the two women have not spoken in a while. She says that even though they no longer have a rel...
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'The Strain' Season 1, Episode 11 Recap: A Trip to the Master's House

September 22nd, 2014 8:51am EDT
The Strain
We probably shouldn't hold "The Strain" under any kind of close logical inspection. It's big and spectacular and gruesome and, on occasion, kinda dumb.

This is a gift horse we should not look in the mouth (if for no other reason than "its mouth probably contains a horrid vampire stinger").

But here's a nitpick that must be made: surely, there was some other option for Zack than to leave him alone with a dementia-ridden senior in the middle of the full-on vampire apocalypse.

At least lay down a few ground rules. No doing what Mrs. Martinez says, if it sounds especially crazy. No picking u...
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'The Good Wife' Season Premiere Recap And Review: 'The Line' - Somebody's GoingTo Jail

September 22nd, 2014 8:32am EDT
'The Good Wife' Season Premiere Recap And Review: 'The Line' - S
After season five of The Good Wife left our jaws - and our hearts - on the floor, now it's time to see what the award-winning drama plans to do in the wake of its massive changes. "The Line" picks up exactly where the end of season five left off, with Alicia (Emmy winner Julianna Margulies) being asked to run for State's Attorney, while still trying to run her own law firm and move on from the death of someone she loved. And after all that, it's not even really her episode.

Rebuffing Eli's (Alan Cumming) request to run for the office (and laughing at his "Saint Alicia" nickname for her), s...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 39 Recap: 'Flying High or Bye Bye'

September 20th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 39 Recap: 'Flying High or Bye Bye'
Either Victoria Rafaeli, Cody Calafiore, or Derrick Levasseur will wear the Big Brother champion crown after Wednesday's Big Brother 16 finale. Three challenges stand in their way of seeing it through to the end of Big Brother 2014. The first round of those challenges happened last night on Big Brother 2014.

The Final Battle Begins...

Derrick expresses how confident he feels about his chances of making it to the final two. He knows Victoria and Cody will both take him to the finals. Derrick then secures his deals by separately celebrating making the final three with each of them.

This ...
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'Extant' Season 1 Finale Recap: The Life Savior of Humanity

September 18th, 2014 11:51am EDT
Extant
“Extant’s” final ep of the season ended on bittersweet note; Ethan finally discovered his purpose, which has ramifications for everyone, and Molly unknowingly got the miracle child she always wanted.

Let’s begin the “Ascension” recap in 3, 2, 1…ready for lift off? Well, I’m starting even if you’re not. “Extant’s” 13th and final episode of the season (fingers crossed for another season, no renewal date has been announced) kicks off with a somber Ethan playing with a space shuttle toy in his room, signaling Molly’s return to the Seraphim.

She comes in to apologize about freaking out on him ...
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Magic Rules The Finale Of 'America's Got Talent' As Mat Franco Is Crowned Winner

September 18th, 2014 10:50am EDT
Magic Rules The Finale Of 'America's Got Talent' As Mat Franco I
Last night, for the first time in eight seasons of the hit talent series, "America's Got Talent," a magician won the coveted million dollar prize!

Illusionist Mat Franco nabbed the top spot through his interactive magic presentations, often involving judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Franco finished just ahead of popular singer Emily West.

Franco is a self-taught magician and toured college campuses to make extra money. On the finale, he performed a card trick involving Stern and guest Rosie O'Donnell, giving both of them 10 cards, which they hid in their clothing. ...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 38 Recap: At The End Of The Day Beast Mode Goes Home

September 18th, 2014 8:24am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 38 Recap: At The End Of The Day Beast
The final four players on Big Brother 2014 were finally decided on Tuesday's eviction episode. Caleb Reynolds, Derrick Levasseur, Cody Calafiore, and Victoria Rafaeli have all been fighting the entire summer to stay in the house. The men have based their game on honesty and loyalty to their alliance. However, Derrick and Cody's true loyalty has always been to each other. The only player really standing in their way is Caleb. So now is the time to eliminate Beast Mode Cowboy from the Big Brother 16 game.

The Big Brother final four say goodbye to Frankie Grande by looking at the memory wal...
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'The Mindy Project' Season Premiere: Woah, Nelly

September 17th, 2014 10:05am EDT
'The Mindy Project' Season Premiere: Woah, Nelly
Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano declared their love for one another in the season two finale and it would have been a satisfying end to their saga had the show not been picked up for a third season. But thank god that that happened because Danny and Mindy dating is maybe my favorite thing on TV.

Not only is their sexual chemistry hot, hot, hot, but their first major couple squabble is rather hilarious. Mindy, over-sharer that she prides herself in being, is telling everyone how great Danny is at sex and all of Danny’s tiny, boring secrets. The office is, of course, thrilled to learn one ...
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