If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/14/12

It’s a crazy night of finales tonight, with 7 network shows heading off for the season, and with the renewal news coming Saturday for Two and a Half Men, everyone can relax, because all 7 will be returning next season. To help you wade through the mass of shows airing tonight, check out our recommendations on what to watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

Last week’s episode of Bones was one of my favorite in a long while. The case was rather uninteresting in and of itself, but the writers did a hell of a job making it funny. Booth and Brennan went to Hollywood to check out the filming of Brennan’s book-turned-movie. While there, they discovered that one of the prop “corpses” was a real dead guy. What cracked me up was the combination of names from show runners Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan. The victim was named Hanson Stephens, and oddly enough, when Angela did the facial work up, he looked VERY similar to Mr. Hart Hanson himself. I also loved that Dr. Douglas Filmore, the podiatrist from “Feet on the Beach,” was the movie’s scientific expert. That was a great throw back to a fun episode from the past. He turned out to be a great help, surprising Bones. The other really funny thing was when one of the actors recognized Cam from a movie she did in New York, called “Invasion of the Mother Suckers.” Hodgins flipped out and begged Angela to find the movie. After some digging, she was able to get her hands on the last remaining hard copy in existence apparently, and much to Cam’s chagrin, the team all sat down together to watch her movie debut as a vampire who gets staked. It was fantastic. The squints were all disappointed because they wanted to be on film, and much to Hodgins’ delight, since they were all such a huge help in solving the case, even remotely, Bones told them they got to appear in the film. Of course, they all got blown up, but still!

Of course, all that fun can only lead into one thing this week…and that is total angsty drama. From everything I’ve been reading and hearing, fans should be worried, scared, and on the edge of their seats for what’s to come tonight. Max is back, as is Pelant, who is supposed to be their scariest foe yet (I dunno…we’ll see, I guess. lol). Plus, Michael Grant Terry tweeted the other day that his character of Wendell (my favorite squintern!) is back tonight, so yay! I’m sad this is the season finale, and I’m worried about too much angst between Booth & Brennan after they have been doing so well, but like I said last week, I have to have faith in Hart, Stephen, and the other writers & show runners. I’m keeping my tissues handy, though, just in case!

On tonight’s episode, “The Past in the Present,” evil tech genius Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds), a suspect in a previous case Brennan and Booth handled, is back in court on appeal. Knowing what he is capable of, Brennan and Booth inform the judge that he is a suspect in two murder cases. Then, Brennan and Booth are called to the scene of a new murder. After determining the victim is Brennan’s friend, who also is linked to Pelant, the Jeffersonian team works to prove he is guilty once and for all. But when law enforcement examines the team’s findings, key pieces of evidence are tied to Brennan and suspicion falls on her.

Don’t miss it tonight on FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Bones @ Clicker.
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Megan’s Choice

I am happy to report that The CW made me really happy when they renewed Hart of Dixie for a second season. This is one of my favorite new shows, and I’m really happy that I didn’t lose it (RIP The Secret Circle). Last week’s episode was pretty emotional, and I was teary eyed. Watching Zoe struggle with the knowledge that as a small town family doctor, you have to watch the ones you treat daily and grow to love get sick and possibly die. Zoe had to watch Rose deal with a severe medical emergency, and she blamed herself. Her father came into town and got her a fellowship as a surgeon, but in the end, Zoe couldn’t bear to leave Bluebell. Also, Lemon and George started working on their relationship, but I don’t see the wedding going as well as expected – call me crazy. 🙂

On tonight’s season finale, “Big Day,” with an impending storm about to hit Bluebell, George and Lemon prepare for their wedding day. Meanwhile, taking shelter from the storm, Zoe finds herself stranded in a barn with Wade.

To see if the chemistry between Wade and Rachel finally gets tested, tune in to The CW at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Hart of Dixie @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Smash, Mike & Molly, Bones, America’s Got Talent, Make It or Break It, and Eureka.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, How I Met Your Mother’s seventh season comes to an end with back-to-back episodes. Last week, Ted and Robin tried to avoid each other by skipping Lily’s baby shower – Robin arriving early and Ted arriving late. Meanwhile, Lily thought Marshall was over-preparing for their new arrival, while she just wanted to savor the last peaceful moments. So she sent him to Atlantic City with Barney. However, Lily went into labor while they were gone, and drunk Marshall didn’t notice her numerous voice mail messages. And Quinn’s job as a stripper started to bother Barney.

I like that the show continues to fill in gaps and recall events we’ve seen in other seasons – like in a previous season when we saw Lilly screaming in the delivery room asking where Marshall was. Now we know why. Since tonight is the season finale, will we get any hint of who the mother is tonight? Probably not. Will we find out who Barney is marrying? Probably not. Though, I am still holding out hope that Barney and Robin end up together.

In tonight’s episode, “The Magician’s Code,” Marshall is partying in Atlantic City with Barney when Lily goes into labor, so the frantic father-to-be scrambles to get back to New York in time for the birth. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted try to distract Lily from her painful contractions. Then, in part 2, a jump to the future finds the gang celebrating Barney’s wedding and reminiscing about how they emboldened Ted to seek true love and do whatever it takes to get back with the one that got away.

See them tonight on CBS at 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of How I Met Your Mother @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Smash, Bones, House, Hart of Dixie, and Eureka.

Lisa’s Choice

When we left the disaster on Smash that had become “Bombshell,” a crisis struck mega star Rebecca Duvall very hard as the cast and crew of the show prepared for their very first audience. Also, Frank was forced to adjust as Michael was set to return. Meanwhile, Dev tried his hand at reconciling with Karen, and it did not go over well. The fate of the most important project that they’ve all worked on for quite some time and everyone’s career was up in the air. Would “Bombshell” make its first show or would it crash and burn?

On tonight’s season finale, “Bombshell,” Tom and Julia work to save “Bombshell.” Derek makes a decision that permanently changes both Karen and Ivy’s lives. Also, conniving Ellis’s true colors are finally revealed. Don’t miss the shocking and stunning season finale to Smash, which culminates into one dramatic and jaw dropping moment.

Don’t miss a minute at 10/9c on NBC! Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching House, America’s Got Talent, and Bones.

Jenny’s Choice #2

My other pick tonight is pretty much the opposite of my first one. lol To lighten up my night, I’m excited to watch (again…) the season finale of Mike & Molly. I said again because I’ve seen this episode, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. It’s a great payoff to all the wedding planning craziness that’s gone on all season. Every character has a moment in the spotlight, which I love because all the supporting characters are so great. On last week’s rehearsal episode, Carl said “I love you” to Christina, and she didn’t say it back, which drove Carl nuts. That story line continues this week, with even more funny added. And last week, Vince let it slip that he was still married, even though he hadn’t seen her in 15 years. Mike, Carl, & Vince went to her apartment and convinced her to finally sign the divorce papers (after Vince paid her back money he owed her and let her – off screen – kick him in the privates…). The best part of last week was the heartfelt talk between Molly and her sister. Victoria gave Molly a garter made of one of their father’s old blue silk ties. So it was Molly’s “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” and this way, their father would be with Molly as she walked down the aisle. It is beautiful moments like those that make me love this show that much more. Finally, Mike arrived home to his mom’s house for the night, since Molly wanted to follow tradition and be separated the night before the wedding, only to find out his mom and dad had reconciled…at least in the bedroom. LOL His reaction was great.

It’s been a long road to get to the wedding. Things can’t possibly go smoothly on the big day, can they? 😉

On tonight’s episode, “The Wedding,” the day of the wedding as finally arrived, and Mike and Molly encounter chaos, speed bumps, and setbacks before the two of them can finally make the long-awaited trip down the aisle on their wedding day and once and for all, tie the knot.

Watch the fun tonight on CBS at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Mike & Molly @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing the season premieres of America’s Got Talent & The Bachelorette, new episodes of Eureka & Invention Hunters, & the season finales of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, & Hawaii Five-0.

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