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December 18, 2014

The 4400: Blink

(S03E08) A friend and I were talking about a third woman, one who's involved with a volunteer organization. "I want my donation to be therapy for her!" said the friend. This week's episode of The 4400 opens that delicious possibility: the ability to force therapy onto someone. Oh, were it only true! I totally would have stolen that lady's herbs, too. As it turns out, the therapy isn't always bene...

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The 4400: The Home Front

(S03E07) After Dennis Ryland's several near-death experiences in the third season premiere, and the peaks we see into Isabelle's cooperation with him in this episode, I'll admit I was beginning to feel hopeless. Ryland seemed all-powerful, able to fend off any manner of 4400 attacks and unstoppably diabolical. The perfect enemy and doppelganger archfiend for Tom. That feeling kept cropping up thr...

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The 4400: Graduation Day

(S03E06) Last week there were arguments. I said the wrapup was too neat. Some of you said no, I just didn't get it -- there was complexity. Things might not be as they seemed. And I'm happy to ring the bell of correct-ness. Ding ding ding! az1324 called it: Matthew was sent back from the future to work for the "other side." Whatever the other side, is. Indeed, much to my delight we...

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The 4400: Gone, part II

(S03E05) As if the writers were pumping promicin themselves and reading the viewers' minds, Maia is neither gone nor forgotten in the second part of "Gone." And she comes back with explosive force, erupting into Tom and Alanna's fantasy worlds, radiating through Diana's frantic subconscious. I'm rapt as I watch Diana making a frightening collage of little girls' faces, as I see her sink into despe...

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The 4400: Gone (part one)

(S03E04) 'Gone' is an appropriate title for last night's episode. Gone is Lily, dead at the feet of her gorgeous and precocious (in sex, and in everything) daughter. Gone is Jordan Collier (even though he is tantalizingly alive according to last season's finale). Gone -- from the storyine line this season so far -- are Kyle and any number of tantalizing minor characters. Gone are Shawn's...

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The 4400: The New World (season premiere)

(S03E01/S03E02) I had so many questions in the weeks leading up to last night's third season premiere of The 4400. Two, however, were keenest: Jordan Collier is alive!?! And, Isabelle went from baby to young woman in the space of a minute? (and, did she do it on purpose? and, is she really evil?) Surprisingly, we saw absolutely nothing of Jordan Collier (not even a hint, really). Instead, the epis...

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Desperate Housewives: Don't Look at Me

(S02E19) I don't watch this show any more for the plot. I watch it for the fan-frickin-tastic guest stars, and the awesome one-liners. I mean, you know that Susan is going to get in some ridiculous situation with one of the many men she's dating / in love with / sleeping with / pretending to date. You know that Andrew is going to think he finally pulled one over on his mom, only to get slammed by ...

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Desperate Housewives: Could I Ever Leave You?

Snip. From umbilical cord to family ties, there's a lot of cutting going on tonight. While it's all deliciously dramatic, devious and diabolical, boy was this episode predictable. From the five-year-old breastfeeder (saw it a mile away) to Dr. Ron's inevitable discovery that Mike was not just a figment of Susan's laughing gas high, to Bree realizing that she does have a problem - if you couldn't s...

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Grey's Anatomy: Superstition

It's all her fault, you know. It's all because of Meredith. She threw away the juju. Or maybe it's Cristina. After all, she said the "q" word. (That's "quiet," if you missed it, and it lasted exactly 1/2 second.) Whoever's fault it is: all is chaos, death and destruction at Seattle Grace this week. And no amount of knocking on wood is going to remedy matters. It's not all just ...

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Grey's Anatomy: Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole

Most episodes of Grey's Anatomy have me wrapped up in the love lives of everyone's favorite dysfunctional surgeons, but not so much their patients. But this week's episode had me on the edge of my seat, from commercial break to commercial break, wondering, will she go for surgery? will he decide to play hockey after all? will they go to Paris? will she survive to see the Champs-Elysées? and...

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