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'The Big Bang Theory' react: What did you think of Penny's [spoiler]?

“Words don’t always have to mean things.” — Leonard

Oh, but they do, Leonard. (Spoilers from here on out.)  READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' recap: 'Tis the season (to be afraid of spores)

Nothing says the holidays like a terrible public health outbreak!

But as terrifying as the circumstances were for that gang of NCIS on this week’s holiday-themed episode, the episode was from from all doom, gloom and a bunch of sick children who’d been infected with an African spore that cause strep pneumonia. There was also a lot of heart. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Justice (and scotch) is served

Having people in your life who you’d do anything for — even go to jail — that’s the dream, so said Barney at the top of tonight’s How I Met Your Mother. And right he is. But as he — and we — were reminded this hour, sometimes one of the best things you can do for someone you care about is let them go.

But how did we arrive at such a poignant lesson? A troublemaking wedding attendee named Darren (Andrew Rannells) is partly responsible and I’ll explain how in a bit. First, let me tell you about Darren, the emotional proctologist who caused a lot of problems for the gang in tonight’s fall finale. READ FULL STORY

'NCIS': How many exes does it take to solve a crime?

Your regular recapper, Sandra Gonzalez, is out for the night, so I will be trying (and failing) to fill her shoes. Luckily, when she finds the time to catch up, she has a very entertaining hour ahead of her. And by entertaining, I mean full of relationship drama. The lesson of tonight’s episode is that relationships are complicated… particularly when all of your exes are entangled in the same investigation. Shall we start trying to detangle this web? READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: In the Thicke of celebration

Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother was about honesty and trust and all that stuff Lily and Marshall are usually really good at, but are not currently thriving.

You see, Robin was getting increasingly fed up with Barney lying to her for the sake of getting a reaction out of her. One of the last straws was when he pretended to call off the wedding just so he could turn her frown upside down with a suitcase of puppies. (Aww, puppies.) Sweet as the gestures were intended to be, it was just too much. So she said no more surprises.

Barney took this to mean that Robin was secretly planning a huge surprise for him — a laser tag-themed rehearsal dinner. So he spent the entire episode begging his bride to give up the act while handcuffed in a security guard’s office. (He had been apprehended by the guard while searching for the truth about Robin’s plan…or so he claimed.) I have to admit, because the Barney Thinks Robin is Lying gag went on so long, I thought the end would reveal Barney’s suspicions to be true. Instead, we found out it was Barney who had yet another surprise up his sleeve.

Via flashback, we were shown that Robin had initially wanted her wedding to take place in Canada. But, as you might guess, the gang quickly squashed that idea. (“Canada? Are you registered at Tim Horton’s?” — Ted) But this stayed in Barney’s mind, I assume, because when it came time to plan their rehearsal dinner, he decided to bring Canada to her.
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'Supernatural' recap: Not-so virgin territory

We were so close! I mean, closer than we have been all season long. But, alas, Dean once again did not spill his secret about Zeke to Sam. Sigh.

Of course, it’s not like Dean he didn’t want to finally tell Sam the truth. In fact, he was totally willing to go there in tonight’s episode, but was advised against doing so by Zeke, who’s really becoming a pain in my butt.

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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Three stories in time, all told in rhyme

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Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother was an impressive feat to behold
Where three stories were told in rhyme, but were you all sold?

It was an hour that seemed straight from a bucket list
And since it’s the final season, well, you get the gist.

So here’s a little recap of all the action seen
Don’t worry, the rhymes end here, and I tried to keep it clean
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'Supernatural' recap: The Sonny Days

God, I love episodes with flashbacks. And Tuesday’s episode of Supernatural is a perfect example of why.

In “Bad Boys,” we traveled back into Winchester history to a two-month period during which 16-year-old Dean Winchester found himself living in a home for troubled boys run by an ex-con named Sonny after being caught stealing bread and peanut butter from a local market. (Dean had lost the food money their dad left them in a card game and had resorted to stealing so that Sam wouldn’t go hungry.)

During this time, which we learned was something Dean and his father had kept a secret from Sam, Dean got a taste of the normal life. (Well, a life as normal as one can achieve while living in a boys home.) He joined the wrestling team, got good grades and even found himself a sweetie named Robin, who not only gave him his first kiss, but also was set to be his first school dance date. That plan hit a snag, which I’ll explain in a second. READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' recap: What did you think of Ellie Bishop?

The introduction of NSA analyst Ellie Bishop was not what I expected — and I mean that in a good way.

Why? Well, let’s dig into the episode and hopefully I can explain. READ FULL STORY

'Castle': Did you see the [spoiler] twist coming?

Well done, show. Well done.

I had my eye on Monday night’s episode of Castle for a few reasons — the biggest of which being that I loved the idea that a killer had seemingly created physical clones of Lanie and Espo. (!!) What was the killer’s connection to them? What was his or her evil angle? Would this new, totally twisted person get nabbed during the hour or be around for a while?

The answer: This person’s already been around for a while.

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