Watchers, please be aware that there will be spoilers here. If you are behind on a show, you should probably skip that section in the column.
Once Upon a Time, Sunday 8:00 EST, ABC
Back after a week off, the show picked up right where it left off (as it always does) with Aurora and Henry waking up in their respective places, trying to make those with them understand what they have just seen. Of course we know that when David/Charming volunteers for a sleeping curse that it will not end well.
Though I do not trust Hook, I must say I was surprised by the removing of the heart incident. And how creepy is that? Poor Aurora. I like the character, so I hope she somehow manages to survive. What do you think her chances are?
I do like Regina’s efforts to become different, even if it is only for Henry’s sake. Do you believe she’s sincere? We do now have a threat worse than her on its way to Storybrooke, which the show needed.
Next week will be the winter finale, until the show returns in January. Are there any predictions about what will happen in that episode?
Grimm, Friday 9:00 EST, NBC
At the beginning of the episode Nick found out that Juliet is interested in another man, and by the end he found out who that man is. Of course, we have to wait until January to discover what Nick does, and how much he will learn right away regarding Renard’s status as a royal, etc.
Adalind wants the key that Nick has been hiding, and uses all types of methods to get it. Does anyone even remember if we have been told what the key opens? I honestly can’t remember.
Unfortunately, now someone else (Renard) knows where the trailer is. I will say right now that if anything bad happens to all of those books and weapons I will be very unhappy.
Favorite quote, from Monroe, of course: “The dark does have its bright side.”
However, my favorite moment: after the last scene, a cliffhanger, we see, “to be continued. Sorry.” I loved that!
What did you think of this fall finale episode? What do you think we can expect when the show returns?
The Vampire Diaries, Thursday 8:00 EST, The CW
Elena unfortunately suffers ill-effects from killing the hunter, seeing him in hallucinations where he, or someone else, encourages her to take her own life. When the gang learns the truth about how to cure the curse Elena suffers, they do something that frankly I found rather shocking. Poor Chris. You’d think they could have found some other deserving bad vampire to sacrifice instead of the friend of a friend. That really bothered me, but I imagine the act was supposed to drive home the idea of how high the stakes are getting on the show. Did this bother anyone else?
Overall plot-wise, though, the biggest event has to be that Stefan decides that the new Elena is a bit too dark for him, and a bit too attached to Damon. Do you think they will stay broken up? I am curious how this will be handled.
What do you think of the season so far?
Mockingbird Lane, NBC
I finally got around to watching this pilot episode, and while I did appreciate some of the jokes and the homages to the original, the show kind of left me cold. I’m not even really sure why, and I am unable to put my finger on it exactly. I was a big fan of the The Munsters and truly hoped I would enjoy this remake. If you watched it, what did you think?