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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Something old

Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother reminded me of that scene in National Lampoon’s European Vacation where Chevy Chase and his family get stuck in London’s Lambeth Bridge Roundabout. Every time I find myself having even the slightest urge to root for Robin and Ted, a couple I know is not meant to be, I feel like yelling out, “Look, kids, Big Ben!”

So how did we end up with yet another doubt-planting Ted and Robin “moment”? Let’s recap… READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Finding Metatron

Dean better thank his lucky stars he’s still in one piece, because everyone around him is falling apart. At least, that was the case in this week’s Supernatural.

Let’s start with sweaty Sam, who continued to suffer the effects of the trials and seemed to get worse with every passing minute. When he wasn’t losing consciousness from a dangerously high fever or coughing up a lung, he also had another bizarre side-effect that had him recalling very early childhood memories with perfect clarity. (Dean reading to him as a kid and one family trip with a farting donkey.) I thought briefly that Sam’s memories were simply just the show giving us those sweet little background nuggets fans love so much, but later in the episode, we learned the stories were context for a revelation. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: The Barney

If you’re among those still wondering if Robin is the perfect person for Barney (or vice-versa), I urge you to give it up, friend. Because Robin is probably the only girl on this planet who knows exactly how Barney works. The proof was in tonight’s episode, when Robin had a hand in pulling off a pretty amazing thing in honor of Barney. There was even a surprise cameo that rocked his (and our!) world. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Game Over

Last night’s Supernatural gave me all the feels, people. And I doubt I was alone.

My assumption going into the hour was that the audience was in store for LARPing Part II: The Video Game Edition. (For the record, that would have been fine.) Instead, we got an episode that turned guest star Felicia Day’s Charlie into much more than a plucky nerd with a sharp wit. Oh, and then there was the hug… READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' react: It's on

Bodnar, you better watch yourself.

This week’s NCIS could be seen as a somewhat disguised first installment of a two-part event that will focus on Ziva’s quest for revenge.

On the surface, the episode was about a man who faked his own death in order to prevent his wife from getting his trust fund. (What a creep.) But bubbling underneath the case-of-the-week was a storyline about Ziva’s covert, off-the-books quest to track down Bodnar, the man responsible for killing her father and Vance’s wife earlier this season. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Thank you for being a friend

This is a recap, so if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of Supernatural, you best be on your way! (But do come back after you’ve watched!)

On Supernatural, goodbye rarely means goodbye forever. And in keeping with that idea, tonight’s episode saw one major return that brought a huge smile to face…

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: 45 Days

The end game is in motion.

I mean, you could say it’s BEEN in motion for 8 seasons, but now we have a countdown that is arguably even more daunting than the Slap Bet Countdown: The Mother Countdown.

Let me explain. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Tales from the Crypt

As longtime Supernatural fans know by now, when an episode’s cold open doesn’t involve a case-of-the-week, you know stuff’s about to go down.

So when this week’s episode opened with Castiel brutally beating and killing Dean in some sort of simulated reality created by Naomi, I went cold — and got very excited about the hour to come.

Did I expected Dean to get killed, like Naomi wanted? No. But I was curious to see how close Cas would get. The answer: Pretty damn close. But before I get to that, a lot of other things happened…


'How I Met Your Mother' recap: The Fortress of Barnitude

There were two homes that stole the spotlight in tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother: The Fortress of Barnitude and Woodworthy Manor.

The former took the spotlight after Robin brought up the fact that she was uncomfortable living in what she later referred to as Barney’s “disease-riddled bangpad,” which I’m sure will also one day be the name of a Bachelor Pad spin-off. Instead, she said she wanted a clean start. “So we have to find an apartment where I haven’t banged someone; how do you feel about Cleveland?” he joked before agreeing. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Plus None

This week’s episode might have been about Ted’s break up with crazy Jeanette, but for much of the episode, all I could think about was how much I didn’t like Barney.

You see, this week’s episode, “Weekend at Barney’s,” revealed that Barney’s grand Playbook-burning moment from a few episodes back was all a lie. Well, at least partly a lie. I’ll explain…

The episode started with a much-celebrated break-up between Ted and Jeanette. (She broke it off because things were going too fast, she said.) After they broke up, Ted briefly considered trying to win her back, but Barney intervened and convinced him that Ted needed a new romantic start. So Barney used Playbook No. 2 to help Ted find a new date for his and Robin’s wedding. Yes, Playbook No. 2. It turns out that when Barney burned his Playbook a few episodes back — you know, the gesture that made Robin finally realize that Barney was someone she could marry — he was burning one of two copies. Ugh. Robin did find out, though, but I’ll get to that. READ FULL STORY

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