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‘Empire’ Recap: ‘Our Dancing Days’ Lucious Reveals He's Sick

February 19th, 2015 10:28am EST
Empire - FOX
We were waiting, hoping and yearning for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) lips to meet in those tender teases last week. Well, I’m happy to report not only did they kiss, they hooked up. In Lucious’ bed. While Anika spotted them in the doorway.

And that’s only one shocking moment from “Empire’s” seventh episode, “Our Dancing Days.” The ep kicks off with the Lyons’ den (Cookie, Lucious and Vernon) prepping for the company’s investor showcase; Empire is putting their top artists on display to woo deep pocket investors before the much ballyhooed IPO offering.

As the L...

'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'

February 19th, 2015 9:36am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'
Compared to this week's episode of "The Flash" (which brought out every single major storyline the show's been working towards, then exploded them with a psychic gorilla), our corresponding "Arrow" episode comes off a little subdued.

That's not entirely fair, because "The Return" is nowhere near subdued.

The action was top-notch, and there was plenty of it. Other than a few moments with Laurel, everything was either Oliver kickin' butt with Maseo in the past, or kickin' butt with Thea in the present.

In both cases, Oliver got to strengthen his emotional bonds. He and Thea definitely seem...

'Supernatural' Review: The Hollwest Victory

February 18th, 2015 12:30pm EST
Supernatural - The Executioner's Song
Once upon a time, the three heroes of “Supernatural,” facing the bleakest of circumstances, sarcastically declared themselves “Team Free Will" and vowed to save the world. Many episodes later and one thwarted apocalypse later, Dean Winchester steps into a barn to wage war against Cain, the Father of Murder, and there is no such evidence of that pledge.

“The Executioner’s Song” is a slickly directed episode that showcases most of “Supernatural’s” extraordinary strong points: stellar acting, gut-wrenching surprises and the brothers' ever-strengthening bond. It also highlights the weakness...

'The Americans' Star Annet Mahendru: Nina Is 'Going To Face Her Own Fate'

February 18th, 2015 12:02pm EST
'The Americans' Star Annet Mahendru: Nina Is 'Going To Face Her
On The Americans, Nina Sergeevna may be gone, but she is definitely not forgotten. The foreign agent who moved two men to fight for her life was finally glimpsed last week incarcerated in a Russian prison, having been convicted of various crimes.

But Nina's far from done, and last week Annet Mahendru joined us to discuss what's going on in her character's mind and what could lie ahead now that Nina's storyline is starting to be put in motion.

SPOILER ALERT - This interview contains references to events in the current season of The Americans. If you are not caught up with the series, proce...

'The Flash' Recap: 'Fallout' Is Everything A 'Flash' Fan Could Ever Want

February 18th, 2015 9:53am EST
'The Flash' Recap: 'Fallout' Is Everything A 'Flash' Fan Could E
All season long, "The Flash" has had a pretty severe case of I want this thing, give it to me NOW fever.

Like, we know who Firestorm is. If you've ever read a comic with Firestorm or you Googled the name once, you've got the gist- two guys, one body, atomic fire powers.

The second "The Flash" introduced Firestorm's two halves, we knew this was coming. And yet the show's waited more than half a season to actually give us the Firestorm we know.

At some point, it just becomes frustrating. If we know the ending already, drawing out that endpoint just makes it seem like "The Flash" is draggin...

'Justified' Recap: 'Sounding' - Ava's Gone Missing?!

February 18th, 2015 7:15am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Sounding' - Ava's Gone Missing?!
The last time we saw Ava Crowder, she was in a panic, so it's no surprise that this week's episode of Justified starts with her and is heavily about our favorite former criminal. In "Sounding," Ava's still convinced that Katherine Hale knows she's a mole, and so makes a drastic choice to protect herself. One that Raylan, who has probably never had a moment of panic in his life, does not like.

Ava is biting her nails while Boyd goes on again about their potential future; she expresses her skepticism about his plans. As they roll through a state police checkpoint, the troopers notice that sh...

'The Walking Dead': 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'

February 16th, 2015 9:00am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'
It’s fitting that the slowest episode of The Walking Dead is the one where the gang most resembles walkers. The crew is trudging towards Washington DC fueled by their last remaining energy. Without a car, food, clean water, or much hope left, the gang is barely surviving as they inch towards their destination. They’re also all dealing with the recent loss of two of their group. To say morale is low would be an understatement.

Although “Them” is by far the slowest episode of the season, and perhaps the entire series, it made way for some pivotal moments. The episode felt like it was trying ...

'Empire' Recap: 'Out, Damned Spot' Cookie’s the Odd Wo(man) Out

February 12th, 2015 10:14am EST
'Empire' Recap: 'Out, Damned Spot' Cookie’s The Odd Wo(man) Out
Ignorance is not necessarily bliss when you’re a part of the Lyons’ family. Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) Vernon (Malik Yoba) and Michael learn that hard lesson in “Out, Damned Spot” and are forced to confront hard truths.

"Empire's" sixth episode kicks off with Cookie getting glamorous, while vintage Lil Kim (“The Jump Off”) blasts in the background. I love this nod to the past that Cookie is still stuck in. (Fun Fact: Taraji P. Henson says Lil Kim is one of the influencers in portraying Cookie.)

It’s no wonder who she’s getting made up for. The red rose that may have unintentionally started...

'Arrow' Recap: 10 Truth-Telling Moments From 'Canaries'

February 12th, 2015 9:29am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Truth-Telling Moments From 'Canaries'
This week's "Arrow" was all about two things. Old faces returning (say, Sara Lance and the second Vertigo) and characters finally admitting their bottled-up secrets.

That last one's a doozy. Because Thea was the last major "Arrow" character to be totally in the dark about the hero's secret identity. Unless Captain Lance counts, but he's got his own revelations to deal with this week.

With Thea in the know, who can Ollie tell next? Only a handful of "Flash" characters know his secret, so maybe he'll start popping up every few Tuesdays with a "Hey. I'm the Arrow."

But enough about that. Le...

Get Excited For 'Strike Back' Season 4 With Behind The Scenes Video

February 11th, 2015 2:07pm EST
Get Excited For 'Strike Back' Season 4 With Behind The Scenes Vi
The new season of Strike Back is still awhile away, but Cinemax has been doing a good job of keeping fans anticipating what will be in store for Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and the rest of Section 20 when they return for their last stand.

Yesterday, the network posted a new clip behind the scenes of the new season, with the two leads and executive producer Michael J. Bassett giving us a preview of another of the show's wild stunt driving sequences. Check it out below.

In case you missed the first season four video, which was shot on locatio...