If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/13/14

It’s amazing how many finales are on this week. There are eleven of them tonight alone. To help you wade through some of the excellent TV tonight, check out our recommendations.

Jenny’s Choice

ncis513smallLast week’s NCIS saw Tony overseas in France, where he was supposed to pick up (take custody of) Amanda, an Admiral’s daughter, who had turned into a jet-setting party girl and had been featured on the cover of a magazine with the girlfriend of a very bad dude. But when he got to the NCIS office there, the girl was gone and all of the agents had been killed. When he finally found her, she said she’d sneaked out the bathroom window, so she hadn’t known they were dead. Tony got set up by the police detective, so he and the girl went on the run. He couldn’t figure out why she was so hell bent on going back, and she finally admitted to being a member of the Defense Clandestine Service, and her cover was the party-girl persona. In the end, he was able to get in touch with the gang in Virginia via a game (Symbolese—is that real? I gotta know!), and they were able to send a rescue via Interpol. The cutest part of the episode, though, was Jimmy finding out via Symbolese that his wife, Breena, was pregnant. Yay!

Tonight, NCIS pays tribute to Ralph Waite, who played Gibbs’s dad. Waite passed away a few months ago, so the show is taking that into account and working it into the story line. Waite is best known for his work on The Waltons, Carnivale, Days of Our Lives, and as Booth’s grandfather on Bones. He will be missed.

On tonight’s episode, “Honor Thy Father,” the NCIS team investigates whether a fire on a U.S. Navy ship that served as a secret detention site for indicted terrorists was accidental or an intentional diversion for an escape. Meanwhile, Gibbs travels to his childhood home following news of his father’s passing.

See how the season ends tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing 19 Kids & Counting, Chow Masters, NCIS: LA, Riot, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Chicago Fire, Chopped, The Little Couple, Playing House, & Person of Interest.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

ncisla513smallTonight, one of my favorite shows comes to an end for this season, and I really hope that NCIS: LA doesn’t leave us hanging too much tonight. It’s been quite a season for our agents, including some fantastic romantic moments between Kensi and Deeks, as well as some intense torture scenes for a few of the team. That’s one thing that this show always does incredibly well: drama. The edge of your seat, nail biting, tears in the eyes moments because one of our favorite characters is in danger yet again. That’s the main reason I watch—the writing—but the second reason I watch is for the relationships. I’m hoping that we see more Kensi/Deeks and more Eric/Nell in the future. Last week, we watched as a man tried to get attention for the cause of country starving and needing clean water by setting off a car bomb at a marine event. It doesn’t matter how many times I see story lines about bombs and reasons behind them, etc. I still get tense. Thanks to the dire circumstances of the case, we got to see some emotional moments between Nell and Eric where they wrote their feelings for one another on post-its—judging by the responses, I think they took the time to tell each other they’re in love, which hopefully leads to more.

On tonight’s season finale, “Deep Trouble,” the NCIS: LA team and the DEA uncover the cartel’s plans to slyly transport billions of dollars’ worth of cocaine from Colombia to the United States using a submarine. Callen and Sam must quickly locate the missing vessel. Meanwhile, Hetty is called to Washington in the aftermath of the controversial mission in Afghanistan.

To see what trouble Hetty gets into, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS, Glee, The Goldbergs, Riot, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire, and Chopped.

Kyle’s Choice

riotsmallTonight, FOX kicks off the new improv competition series Riot. Each week, Australian comedian Rove McManus is joined by seven comics—John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, Jessica McKenna, Meryl Hathaway, and Rob Gleeson—and celebrity guests. They will compete in s series of challenges that have them improvising songs, dances, and sketches. Sometimes, they will have the added challenge of having to perform these on the show’s unique 22-degree angle stage! The show looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, with lots of top sitcom stars scheduled to appear as guests.

On tonight’s episode, The Office actors Steve Carell and Andy Buckley guest star.

Check out the fun tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Celebrity Wife Swap, About a Boy, Glee, Supernatural, Fargo, Playing House, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Awkward., and Faking It.

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