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After spending weeks speculating over Betty Suarez’s romantic fate (will it be Gio? Henry? Matt? Daniel?), on last night’s Ugly Betty series finale (SPOILER ALERT!), we watched our bespeckled heroine end up with…no one. Kind of. Maybe. I think. Okay, here’s what we know: Daniel and Betty were going to go out for dinner in London. That’s it. No kiss, no lingering stare. (Well, maybe a little one courtesy of the former Mode editor.) If you ask me, the ending was pretty genius: Supporters of the Daniel-Betty union will choose to believe the duo were going on a date, while Daniel-Betty haters will simply believe the pair has an extremely co-dependent friendship.
But there’s another reason I loved the ambiguity: READ FULL STORY »
more than 1,000 responses. After the jump, you’ll find a poll representing 45 of the most popular and/or passionately-pitched picks. Declare your favorite. Then visit our gallery of 25 Flashback Episodes You Love for a trip down memory lane. READ FULL STORY »When we asked readers to name TV’s best flashback episode, we got
Just catching up on clips from last night’s Tonight Show. I highly recommend the Kirstie Alley interview if you want to see her in a bikini on The Love Boat and hear all about how she has two full-time zookeepers who take care of her lemurs (animals she’s kept for 30 years) and the blind date she slept with (he had an extremely tiny member but the cojones to ask her, “What does baby want?”). David Boreanaz was Jay Leno’s second guest, and in addition to going through all the jobs he got fired from pre-stardom (selling gourmet food door-to-door, gym towel boy) and how it took 42 takes to film his father’s cameo in Bones‘ 100th episode Thursday (why doesn’t his dad pick up what he Xeroxed?), he shared the story about the first time he ran into Alley. He used to put on a suit and sneak on to studios when he first got to L.A. in 1991. He breezed by security on the Paramount lot and ended up on the set of Cheers. “They were rehearsing, and I just blended in, in the background,” he says. He thought about approaching her, but then they called lunch and the free meal won out. Leno had another flashback planned — of Boreanaz’s first paying gig, a guest spot on Married… With Children as Kelly’s biker date. Leno showed a clip. We’ve got a different, longer one after the jump. He’s come such a long way… READ FULL STORY »
In honor of Bones flashing back to Booth and Brennan’s first case in its 100th episode (Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. EST), we’re going to do a readers’ gallery — and poll — to name TV’s best flashback episode. Today, we need your nominations. Old show, new show, drama, comedy — as long as the episode was great, it’s eligible. The most persuasive arguments will make it into our gallery, which posts Thursday. Go!
More Bones 100th: Fun facts from the production team
What is on page 187?! That will be a question the cast and crew of Bones will be asked at every fan-attended event from here on out. Could we actually publish the answer, I’d reach out to the writers myself. But alas, family website. So, we wait.
Two big storylines last night: In an opening that made me physically angry, Sweets watched a young man who battled leukemia for half his life (and just found out he’d beaten it) die in a freak subway accident after an earthquake broke a water main, flooded the tunnel, and caused a derailment. He’d told Sweets about all the exotic women he was going to sleep with in exotic places, and it got Sweets thinking about what he wanted out of life. The show did an excellent fakeout making us think it wasn’t girlfriend Daisy. He didn’t want her to comfort him, he didn’t return her calls. She became even more annoying in the lab, and Cam made Angela take the self-proclaimed sexual dynamo for a ride to find out what was bothering her. Daisy was convinced Lancelot was going to be the first man to break up with her. Cut to Sweets finally coming to her in the Bone room. Seeing her standing on the ladder was the first time it hit me that maybe he wasn’t going to crush her. He’d been deciding that he didn’t want to spend another minute apart from her. He knelt and proposed using his mother’s ring — which represented 60 years of love. I cheered. I’ll admit it. It could be because the idea of making a strange setting suddenly romantic with a ladder reminded me of Singin’ in the Rain, or because I can’t wait to see if Daisy tries to make Brennan, Cam, and Angela a part of the wedding party.
Bones returns tonight (Fox, 8 p.m. EST) with the first of eight straight new episodes. After seeing a young man die in a freak subway accident, Sweets thinks about what he wants out of life and makes a decision about his relationship with Daisy. Meanwhile, a writer from a Japanese magazine doing a piece on Brennan’s latest novel tails Tempe and Seeley (pictured), convinced that Agent Andy and Kathy are Booth and Brennan. The big reveal of that plotline: Brennan’s process for writing sex scenes. (Sadly, however, not a full description of that sex act on p. 187.) Watch two clips after the jump, then tell me: Is anyone else annoyed when they see a writer on TV conducting an interview without a tape recorder? It infuriates me. I can buy it when this writer is shadowing them in the field — it’s observational reporting. But when she finally sits down with Brennan in the episode, she still just takes notes. I get that it’s so Brennan could comment on what angle the writer is clearly interested in — which you can tell by when she starts scribbling — but I doubt that a journalist, who has presumably come all the way from Japan for a story, would not tape the interview. Especially when her subject is such a stickler for accuracy.
Pop Culture Pet Peeve rant over.
P.S. While you’re programming your DVR, make sure it’s set to record next week’s David Boreanaz-directed 100th episode. With Sweets ready to publish his book on Booth and Brennan’s partnership — which theorizes that they’re in love and that the “sublimating energies of that connection” are what fuel their homicide investigations — they have to tell him the “first case” he based it on was incorrect. Flashback! We see their flirtatious beginnings, and build to a final few present-day moments that will blow your mind, even on rewind. At least that’s what I say when I review the episode in the new issue of EW and give it an A.
The best in show bracket breakdown on Hulu has entered its second week with a few surprises: Community beat Glee, Royal Pains spanked Grey’s Anatomy, and Chuck crushed Dollhouse. Which brings us to the most interesting face-off in round two: Bones vs. Castle. Fight!
On Bones, we have cheeky sublimated sexual chemistry:
And on Castle…we have cheeky sublimated sexual chemistry: READ FULL STORY »
The episode “The Devil in the Details” was supposed to show us that for Brennan, her belief in science, in reason and consequences, is what she finds reassuring — just as Catholicism comforts Booth. It’s supposed to make us understand that she has faith in something, too, and that’s why she lashes out so vehemently at psychology, which is her equivalent to blasphemy. It worked. But for me, the best moment of the episode was still when Dr. Copeland (guest star Joshua Malina), head of the sanitarium where the horned-and-tailed murder victim was a patient, called her out on belittling his work. At this point, her putting down psychology to people who are (a) trying to help her do her job and (b) good at theirs has gotten so distasteful that it’s making her unlikable as a person. Props to Bones for casting an actor as good as Malina in that role. You believe he’d stand up to Brennan, calmly and articulately: “I spend every working hour of every day trying to help people who are living in hell. That’s an honorable way to spend a life, perhaps more honorable than figuring out what happened to dead people who are already beyond pain and suffering.” Brennan conceded that his intentions, however misguided, do count. But she only apologized for undervaluing his work after she saw him in action, drugging an agitated, delusional patient, Philip, who wanted the “special medicine” nurse/suspect Lloyd gave him and the victim. (Who knew heroin had medicinal purposes?) Anyway, better late than never, Brennan. Let’s hope this revelation carries over into future episodes, and she doesn’t regress. (Note: The next new episode of Bones airs April 1, so she does have time to forget her manners…)
My second favorite scene was when Hodgins did his experiment trying to measure the impact of nun-chuck strikes. People hitting themselves in the head with anything is always funny, but TJ Thyne sold his fall, his awe at seeing intern Arastoo’s mad skills (“What are you, some kind of Persian ninja?”), his crawl to the computer to see the results and rule out the nurse’s nun-chucks as the murder weapon, and his passing out. We’re gonna need to watch that again after the jump… READ FULL STORY »
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