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'Supernatural' recap: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Last week’s episode of Supernatural was always going to be a hard act to follow. I mean, it’s not easy to beat an hour filled with major brotherly love and hellhounds. So I was not surprised that this week’s episode, which was about a witch with a scrambled noggin, felt a little less exciting than the last few episodes.

That said, it wasn’t without its great moments.

One such moment came right at the top of the episode, right after the Stooge conversation (see below). Sam and Dean had arrived at a motel after a long drive, and we got the sense that Dean still wasn’t quite ok with Sam taking on the trials on his own. It was just a small moment, but I liked that we tackled this right off the top of the episode, because it set a tone for the rest of their interactions in the episode… READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: 'Believe in me, too'

After a season that started off pretty rocky for the Winchester brothers, tonight’s episode of Supernatural proved that they’re more bonded together than ever — and reaffirmed everything I love about these two crazy dudes.

As has been the trend with Supernatural lately, this episode saw yet another big mythology development: After weeks of headaches, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, and a diet of “ground-up hooves and pig anuses” (hot dogs), Kevin finally finished decoding the tablet. So Dean and Sam interrupted their homemade dinner (courtesy of Chef Dean!) to rush over and learn the details he’d uncovered.

Unfortunately for Sam and Dean, the instructions were a little complicated. But what else would you expect? We’re closing the gates of Hell, people, not cooking a Hot Pocket. Their new goal, as Kevin explained, was to pass a series of dangerous tests and earn the ability to close the gates. The catch? He’d only decoded one of three tests so far — and this couldn’t be a team effort. One person must complete all the tasks, he said. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Everybody loves Golems

Guys, I want a golem!!!

In fact, I think Sam and Dean should get in the market for one. Because the (approx.) 7-foot clay man proved to be quite the asset last night when the Winchester brothers found themselves going up against some Nazi necromancers in a really fantastic episode written by Ben Edlund, called “Everybody Hates Hitler.”

They were certainly not monsters we’ve seen before on the show, so in a rare event, the brothers (and the audience) found themselves on a fact-finding mission. What kills these things? (A shot to the head and immediate torching.) How strong were they? (Not stronger than a Golem.) And what did these necromancers want?

The latter question in particular was a captivating part of the episode. Sam had actually stumbled upon the case thanks to the Men of Letter’s treasure of info, which brought the story of a spontaneously combusting Rabbi to Sam’s attention. That Rabbi, it turned out, had a book filled with the secrets of something called the Thule Society — who were essentially a bunch of necromancers who helped start the Nazi Party. Jerks. The necromancers who chased the Rabbi wanted this book back. READ FULL STORY

'RuPaul's Drag Race' react: Monica Beverly Hillz talks to EW about her shocking runway revelation

You never know what kind of craziness is going to go down on RuPaul’s Drag Race — especially once the show heads to its rather unpredictable runway. In the past we’ve seen queens be disqualified (Willam) and admit that they were HIV-positive (Ongina), and last night included another runway shocker, one that deserves a SPOILER ALERT in case you haven’t seen it: Contestant Monica Beverly Hillz admitted that she is a transgender woman.

“It’s true what you’re saying — there is a lot going through my head,” she said through tears to the judges, after they critiqued her rather harshly and said that she seemed “sad” and “disconnected” and not like herself. “I feel I’m not here. I’ve just been holding a secret in and trying so hard. I’m not just a drag queen — I’m a transgendered woman.”

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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Ted's 'Pretty Little' hook-up leads to a pretty big reveal

[Note: This is a recap, folks. So, as the word suggests, we’ll be talking about the episode. Don’t want to ruin the fun for yourself? Join our convo only after watching the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother.]

How I Met Your Mother spent the first half of its current season keeping the news of Barney and Robin’s impending engagement a secret from viewers. But after the cat was let out of the bag in the winter finale, I can’t help but feel like the truth has set them free.  READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Sammy's Choice

Supernatural is back! And on this week’s episode, Sam and Dean had to stop being annoyed with each other for 20 seconds in order to help Castiel rescue an angel.

Seem simple? It kinda was — especially by Supernatural standards. In fact, I found this week’s episode to be much less about their mission and more about deeper personal plots. In Sam’s case, he had to choose between a life with Amelia and a life of hunting.

As we know, Dean has been in this position before, and this is hardly the first time a Winchester has done the hokey pokey with “normal life.” Both have tried and — so far — failed to succeed in having a regular life. In the past, Sam has always been better at moving on beyond hunting, but this week proved that it will always be hard for Sam to let Dean shoulder the responsibility alone. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Holy confetti!

In the episode, Ted was having a tough time dealing with Robin and Barney’s engagement — even though we saw him “let her go” for the hundredth time back in December. But what can I say? This is Ted. Ted is always okay with everything until he realizes he’s not and then it eats him up inside. Oh, Ted.

Anyway, Ted masked all his pain by being overly eager to plan Robin’s wedding, which, in HIMYM land, will take place on May 25, 2013. He’d picked her colors (cream and lilac), a location (“that little church on Long Island where Victoria almost got married”), and had a binder of cake choices. Lily was one angry would-have-been-wedding-planner, and her inner beast really came out when she discovered that Ted wanted them to get a DJ instead of a band. (I was with Ted on that one.) Needless to say, the battle got heated. But later, Lily discovered that Ted’s issues with the wedding went far beyond musical choices. READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' recap: Devastating developments

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of NCIS, we recommend that you do not continue reading as this post could spoil your viewing experience. You’ve been warned!

When NCIS wants to deliver a punch, they really go straight for the gut, don’t they?

We always knew that tonight’s episode — which saw the return of Ziva’s father Eli (Michael Nouri) — would be an emotionally-charged one. (His relationship with his daughter is nothing if not flawed.) But I don’t think anyone could have predicted that he’d be dead by the end of the hour. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' Christmas special recap: 'Bow ties are cool'

This year’s Doctor Who Christmas special fell perfectly in line with the episodes we’ve seen so far this season: clever, funny, heart-tugging, topped with sadness, and served with a side of mystery. And, impressively, it did all the aforementioned while also introducing the Doctor’s new companion.

So how’d they do it? With a tale called “The Snowmen,” which was as twisty as it was exciting.

In this story, we met a man named Dr. Simeon who was using a giant snow globe called The Great Intelligence to manipulate snow in hopes of wiping out all the humans of the world and replacing them with ice creatures. The bigger issue here, though, wasn’t stopping the nefarious act — it was getting the Doctor to participate in the world-saving. READ FULL STORY

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