If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/15/14

It’s been a busy week for me—I’ve had daily training for work during West Coast work hours, even though I’m still on the East Coast. But at least that’s allowed me to keep up with all of the early-morning press releases as each of the networks announced its fall schedule prior to their formal Upfront presentation later in the day. It looks like there are quite a few time slot shake-ups for existing shows, as well as lots of new programs to fill in the gaps from last week’s blood bath. Every day this week, many shows have been airing their season finales, and tonight is no different!

Kyle’s Choice

greysanatomy515smallTonight, Grey’s Anatomy finishes up its tenth season. Last week, despite a successful outcome, Doctor Bailey was looking at some serious consequences for her decision to inject a young child with a disabled HIV virus without his parents’ consent. However, Stephanie stood up and took full blame for the situation in order to prevent Bailey from losing her license. Meanwhile, Callie discovered that she could no longer conceive children after her car accident; Amelia told Meredith she didn’t want to leave Seattle, but had to leave James; and Derek told Meredith that he wanted to move to Washington DC.

How will Christina’s exit from the show happen tonight, and how will it affect the others? Will Derek and Meredith leave Seattle? Will Arizona be the mother to another child for Callie and her?

I really hate the way that ABC has been advertising these final episodes of the season. It would have been so much better to not broadcast the fact that Christina is leaving and let it be a surprise. Plus, a few weeks ago, it would have been a fun surprise for loyal fans if the return of Doctor Burke hadn’t been revealed ahead of time. Also, the fact that they have been promoting that Christina is leaving implies that we don’t even have to even be concerned that Derek or Meredith might leave Seattle—otherwise, they would have been adding a countdown for them as well in all the ads!

On tonight’s episode, “Fear (of the Unknown),” Cristina’s coworkers give her a fond send-off. Meanwhile, a possible terrorist act occurs in Seattle and leads to pandemonium at the hospital; Meredith makes a life-altering choice; and a doctor gets alarming news.

Find out what choice Meredith makes and if the hospital surivives intact tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, and Hollywood Game Night.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

tbbt515smallTonight’s the season finale of The Big Bang Theory, and it’s pretty much a continuation from last week in several respects. Penny & Wil Wheaton got fired from the gorilla movie when Penny asked the director to let her redo a scene because she could do it better and he said there was no point. She argued, Leonard (who was there visiting) got kicked off the set, she stuck up for him, and the director fired her. When Wil said if you fire her, you fire me, the director fired him, too. After drinking together at the bar, Penny began rethinking her life’s choices, and one of those was Leonard…who she told she wanted to get married. He actually proposed, and she said yes, but then it felt kind of anticlimactic…until Leonard pulled out the ring from his wallet that he’d had for a long time. It was so sweet and so them. Meanwhile, after Raj and Sheldon ran into Emily at the movies while she was there with another guy, he was upset, until she showed up at his place and explained that the guy was her tattoo artist and she only went out with him to shut him up so he’d stop asking her out. They seemed to be heading to a…very friendly place (ie: the bedroom) there at the end.

Where will the season end? Will Penny make any further decisions about her career? Will Raj and Emily stay together after (we assume…) their night of passion? What about Howard and Bernie? Will we get news of a new Wolowitz? Meanwhile, Sheldon is still without an area of focus at work… How will Leonard’s announcement about his engagement affect Sheldon? (Cause you know it will!) Hopefully we’ll get some answers to those questions tonight.

On tonight’s episode, “The Status Quo Combustion,” Sheldon is forced to confront an uncertain future and considers a major move. Meanwhile, Raj and Emily take it to the next level, and Mrs. Wolowitz’s injury is a major headache for Howard and Bernadette. Christine Baranski, Carol Ann Susi, Kevin Sussman, & Monica Garica guest star.

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

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Hollywood Game Night, The Millers, Chopped Canada, Food Court Wars, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

hellskitchen2013smallHell’s Kitchen is one of those shows that I have continued to watch because at times, the drama is just too good to miss. Why is it that every season, the contestants seem to have bigger and bigger personalities? I’m not sure either, but I do know that it makes for great television, especially when paired with Chef Ramsay. On last week’s episode, the teams competed in a surprise ingredient challenge that ended up with the red team winning the beachfront dinner and volleyball lessons. It was a well-fought battle for both teams. After a long day, Ramsay did some 1-on-1 evaluations of all the chefs, then ended up making Richard and Jessica face each other in a cook off because they were the weakest on both teams. Whichever chef loses this goes home, so this is one of the most important moments of their lives. Unfortunately, after them battling it out, we were left on a cliffhanger before we could find out who is going home.

On tonight’s episode, “11 Chefs Compete,” Chef Ramsay takes the teams on a field trip to the kitchen that one day could be theirs.

To see how the field trip goes, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Chopped Canada, Grey’s Anatomy, Rosemary’s Baby, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and Reign.

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