GREY’S ANATOMY Sneak Peek: Will Amelia Reconcile with Owen?

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In the world of Shonda Rhimes’ GREY’S ANATOMY relationships are at the very core of the popular television series. In tonight’s all-new episode, those relationships will be tested as the doctors at Grey-Sloan Memorial hospital go face-to-face with their loved ones in order to mend their differences.

In the sneak peek below, Amelia is back at Grey-Sloan and continues to avoid Owen. Clearly upset over the situation they’ve been in for weeks, he finally has the opportunity to confront her with the question we’ve all had on our minds — “Are you ever coming home? Or not?” Honestly, I sure hope she does — haven’t they both suffered enough in their previous relationships? I smell reconciliation, at least I hope for one.

Elsewhere in the hospital, Meredith and Riggs have been dragging out what I believe is an inevitable relationship. They have been hinting at this for months now, but will Mer go “all in” as Riggs declared he would last week? As the clip below suggests, she’d like him to be more likeable and serious towards her and those she holds dear. Will Riggs make the necessary changes to be with her?

Meanwhile, after weeks of tension between Bailey and Richard, she tries to mend her relationship with her previous mentor and long-time friend.

Watch the sneak peeks below and tune into GREY ANATOMY’s all new episode tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC (U.S) or at 7:00 p.m. EST/PST on CTV (Canada).

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Sneak Peek: Damage Control

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The spring season of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, just a couple of episodes old, has already taken some explosive turns.

We saw the head of the FBI, Jason Atwood, who claimed responsibility for the Capitol Building bombing to keep his kidnapped son safe, finally found his son dead despite assurances he would be kept alive. We saw FBI agent Hannah Wells, who took on the burden of tracking down the web of leads in the investigation, slammed, bammed, jailed, and just as she was about to arrest Vice President MacLeish for conspiracy, thwarted and then was discovered by the conspirators to be out of jail and an imminent threat.

Then there’s the White House staff. Press Secretary Seth Wright, continually under pressure from surprises, has tried to keep the nation informed while not falling into chaos. Chief of Staff Aaron Shore has tried to help run the Oval Office but has found himself under suspicion in the conspiracy. And Emily Rhodes has turned out to be the only top adviser President Kirkman can trust, who must now keep secrets even from Shore until the full scope of the conspiracy is discovered. Meanwhile, President Kirkman has found rival Speaker Kimble Hookstraten is his one political ally, while he is told by Secret Service to tighten his circle of confidence, not sharing what he knows even with his wife.

Oh! And last week, when Agent Wells caught Vice President MacLeish with compromising evidence in the conspiracy, his wife shot him dead and took her own life. Which brings us to this week: Classified information is let loose by an investigative journalist during a press briefing, putting Seth Wright once more under fire to contain damage from a leak. Agent Wells, meanwhile, digs up new information linking the Vice President to the conspiracy.

Will Kirkman’s presidency ever normalize?

See the preview clip below and watch DESIGNATED SURVIVOR tonight (March 22) at 10:00 p.m. on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

ONCE UPON A TIME 6.13 Recap: A Hero’s Quest

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Last night’s ONCE UPON A TIME shed some light to Rumplestiltskin’s past and presented us with a surprising twist. It turns out Rumple wasn’t always consumed by darkness – he even tried to avoid magic altogether after the Ogre Wars – and the responsible for his first kill using dark magic was someone I would never, ever have imagined.

After he became the Dark One, Rumple returned to the Ogre War and defeated the ogres all by himself, becoming a hero. However, one of the soldiers was not happy about that at all, as he firmly believed that he was destined to be a hero and save them all. He was also wielding the Savior’s sword, which he believed would grant him victory against the Ogres.

So he made it his mission to tell everyone in their village that Rumplestiltskin was a monster and that they would all pay the price for his use of dark magic when he defeated the ogres. Rumple promised everyone, including Baelfire, that he wouldn’t use magic again, so not to give into the darkness.

Everything was alright for a while, but the soldier with the hero complex was relentless in telling everyone that Rumple was a monster – so much that it started to affect Baelfire as well. At the same time, a real monster started terrorizing the village and several men who went after it ended up dead. So the villagers begged Rumplestiltskin to do something about it. Baelfire encouraged him, saying that he could do it without magic, and that he could finally be a real hero. Rumple even gave him the dagger, so that Bae would be able to stop him from doing anything drastic.

When they get there, they soon find out that the monster was, in fact, the hero soldier, who wanted to prove that Rumple was a monster, so he could be a hero to the village. When he attacked Baelfire and Rumple and told them that he would go back to the village and tell everyone that Rumple was the monster terrorizing the village, the boy panicked and ordered his father to go after him and kill him.

And here’s where it all gets heartbreaking – Baelfire was the one responsible for Rumplestilskin’s first kill and he never even knew about it. When they got back to their cottage, Rumple gave him a memory potion, making the boy forget all about it and live his life believing that his father was a monster.

Back in Storybrooke, Rumple and Belle are desperately trying to find Gideon before he does anything stupid. Eventually, Rumple does find him and traps him in the clock tower to try and talk some sense into the stubborn kid. But, of course, things wouldn’t just be that easy and Gideon tricks his father and escapes, taking the dagger with him, so he can now control the Dark One. His first order of business – he orders his father to stay out of his way. His main goal here is to restore the hero’s sword, so he can kill Emma and become a Savior.

His next step is to find out how he can restore the sword, which he orders his father to tell him. It turns out that the Blue Fairy was the one who created it, so he would need her blood to fix it. In the end, Rumple stops Gideon from hurting Blue, but does it himself instead, so that his son would not be tainted by darkness.

And I appreciate what Rumple was trying to do, but that still won’t fix anything and he’s only helping his son to fulfill his twisted plans. I really hope he has a better plan, because things are not looking good at all.

Meanwhile, Not!Robin is determined to leave Storybrooke. The box he stole last week was his attempt to find a potion that would undo the spell protecting the town line. He even enlists Zelena’s help to get the hell out of that town, which she is definitely onboard. When they’re getting ready to leave – and Zelena even brought the Evil Queen in her snake form along – Regina finds them and tells them it’s not going to work because they’re all trapped in Storybrooke. Not!Robin tries, anyway, and gets blasted off the magic wall, spilling potion everywhere.

The Evil Queen, smart little villain that she is, escaped her cage and bit Not!Robin, in an effort to get some of the potion that had spilled on him – thus, ending the curse that had been cast upon her.

So now we have a deranged Gideon gunning for Emma, and an Evil Queen on the loose. Awesome.

Meanwhile, my baby Killian spent the entire episode trying to psych himself up to tell Emma about his past with David’s father. When he finally gets home, after some liquid courage, Emma surprises him by showing him the ring she had found. So he got down on one knee and proposed and my fangirl heart nearly exploded. I know it’s bad timing and he needs to come clean with her, but right now? I don’t care because my CaptainSwan babies are getting married and everything is puppies, rainbows and unicorns in my world.

A new episode of ONCE UPON A TIME will air next Sunday, March 26, at 8/7C on ABC.

ONCE UPON A TIME 6.12 Review: The One With Revenge, Realizations and Stabs in the Back

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Last night’s ONCE UPON A TIME came as a complete surprise for me. I have never been a huge fan of Charming flashback episodes, so when I saw the promo for it last week, I have to say I wasn’t too excited about it and thought it would be only be an okay episode. However, “Murder Most Foul” turned out to be not only entertaining in its endless twists and turns,  but a testament to how fantastically well these characters are being written and developed.

The episode starts with our heroes celebrating Emma’s and Regina’s safe return to Storybrooke. David steps outside for a moment and that’s when he starts seeing his father’s ghost. And here’s the kicker, he had always thought that his father was a drunk, who didn’t care about his family at all and that had died in a ditch somewhere because of his alcoholism.

But here’s the thing, we actually find out why David was separated from his twin brother – and that was because his parents made a deal with Rumplestiltskin in order to save at least one of their children – and that David’s father tried to get little James back when the boy ran away to Pleasure Island, in an attempt to get away from the king. With Pinocchio’s help, he found little James, but the King found them before they could leave the island, and ordered the boy’s father’s death.

Back in Storybrooke, David is determined to find out what happened to his father and why he keeps seeing his ghost, so he enlists Killian’s help to sneak into Emma’s place to get a book of spells and ingredients to make a potion, so that they can track his father’s last steps. Killian is so not on board with this plan, because here he is, trying to prove that he’s a changed man and that he is worthy of Emma’s love, but her father wants him to revert back to his pirate ways. He helps David against his better judgement, and what follows their mission is just hilarious, as a prince and a pirate try to do magic without having any magical powers. The moment when they’re debating how to stir the potion counter clockwise was easily one of the funniest scenes of the season.

But they do find out that David’s father was on Pleasure Island and, thus, seek Pinocchio’s help. Our good friend Pinocchio sheds some light on the last few hours prior to his death and how he was stone cold sober, as he tried to find James to bring him back home. That nearly undoes David, because he had spent his entire life thinking his father was a drunk, careless bastard, who had walked out on him and his mother. So when he finds out that he had actually been trying to bring his family back together, and that the King had ordered his death, he is hell bent on having his revenge.

Killian tries to stop him, but David handcuffs him to a bike post and goes straight to the King, determined to kill him and avenge his father. He challenges the King to a duel, but Killian – bless his heart – gets there just in time to stop his friend from doing something he would most definitely regret later. It takes a while, but David finally understands why Killian was trying to stop him and finally sees him for the good man that he is, and not just a pirate. And that’s all that he wanted all along, because our baby Killian was terrified about asking David for Emma’s hand in marriage.

That scene was just so sweet and funny and heartwarming, that I had tears in my eyes and a smile so big, that my cheeks hurt. So he finally has Emma’s father’s blessing and a ring –  all he needs to do now is actually propose. My CaptainSwan heart was nearly singing with joy at that point, but of course, they had to go and stab us in the back with such an unexpected twist, that made my head spin.

It turns out that Hook saved David’s father, only to murder him right afterwards, just so he wouldn’t tell anyone that he had killed the King’s guards. And that’s definitely going to come back and bite him in the ass.

Other highlights:

  • Killian going for a session with Archie, so he could talk to him about how to convince David that he was a good man, worthy of marrying his daughter. The look on Archie’s face when Killian showed him the ring was all of us watching that scene. Archie is definitely a CaptainSwan shipper;
  • Regina finally realizing that this is not her Robin and that he will not be able to replace him;
  • Emma and Henry spending some quality time together. After so much stress and drama, they deserve a little bit of fun.
  • Regina and Snow being besties. Not only that, but this episode highlighted just how far all these characters have come and how much they have grown and developed. While I’m not always super happy with their creative decisions, these writers have really done all of their characters justice and they treat them with the utmost respect. Unlike other shows.
  • CaptainCharming is the best BrOTP in television. I just absolutely adore their friendship and how far they have come since they first met.

ONCE UPON A TIME returns next Sunday, March 19, at 8/7C on ABC.

THE CATCH: Back in Action for Season 2

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When we last saw con man Benjamin Jones on THE CATCH, he had turned himself in for art theft in order to save the woman he loved, Alice Vaughan, from getting arrested.

The couple has had their share of ups and downs, but when the show returns for its second season the pair are secure in their relationship. Of course, the biggest impediment to them actually being together is the fact that Ben is in prison. However, Ben and Alice have a plan — one that involves Ben becoming a “good guy” so that he can reunite with Alice after he does his time. At present time they are hoping that Agent Dao can get Ben a deal so that he only serves three to five years. In the meantime, Alice wants to turn her attention to Margot, who has taken over the Kensington Firm. But Ben warns Alice that Margot is not a woman she should be messing with and he doesn’t want her anywhere near his old partner.

Margot, meanwhile, is having trouble establishing herself as the head of the new crime family. As you can see in the preview below her lieutenants aren’t taking her seriously — at least until she literally shoots a man during a meeting — and others are defecting from the organization or their responsibilities.

Back at work, Alice and Valerie are trying to make their company successful again. After the FBI siezed the firm’s computers, files and servers their clients started defecting and their problems are mounting. But they get a new case when Tommy, Alice’s brother, comes to town. Tommy is a bit of a directionless layabout, always looking to borrow money from his far more successful sister. But this time he got notification of an account in his name containing $3 million and the IRS is looking to collect on taxes. The only problem is that Tommy doesn’t know how this money ended up bearing his name, so he hires Alice and Valerie to find the source of the cash.

Finally, we’re also going to be introduced to Agent Diaz in the season 2 premiere and she has an interesting proposition for Ben: come work for the FBI and set up other con men and she’ll arrange for him to get out of prison the very next day. Both Ben and Alice are worried about Ben putting himself in danger just to get out of prison faster, but it’s Rhys who might be the biggest problem in this potential deal.

THE CATCH returns for its second season tonight (March 9) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

TIME AFTER TIME: H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper Travel Through Time

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H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) is a man ahead of his time when TIME AFTER TIME begins. A writer and inventor, he has created a time machine in order to do research for a new book he’s writing on….you guessed it….time travel. Wells is also an idealist who believes in pacficism and thinks that humans will, one day, create a utopia to live in.

Enter his friend Dr. John Stevenson (Josh Bowman), a man Wells doesn’t realize is also Jack the Ripper. Stevenson shows up at his friend’s house one night in the 1880s and gets introduced to Wells’ time machine. When Scotland Yard officers show up at the door after a recent killing and discover the latest murder weapon in Stevenson’s doctor bag, Stevenson escapes to present-day New York City with the help of the machine.

When Wells realizes that his friend is a killer, he arrives in the present to find him. In fact, he arrives smack dab in the middle of an H.G. Wells exhibit at a museum and meets the assistant curator, Jane Walker (Genesis Rodriguez). Circumstances push these two together again, as Wells tries to track down Stevenson in the massive city. He’s also extremely despondent to learn that humanity has not created the utopia he envisioned. In fact, the present is a world far more aligned with Stevenson’s temperament.

Wells also meets Vanessa Anders (Nicole Ari Parker), the CEO of a very wealthy company who also claims to be Wells’ great granddaughter and who seems to know all about Wells traveling through time. With some help from Anders, Wells and Jane continue to chase Stevenson through time to stop him from killing again.

TIME AFTER TIME debuts tonight (March 5) with a two-hour premiere beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

ONCE UPON A TIME Teasers: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Mid-Season Premiere

These midseason hiatuses are always painful, right? The ONCE UPON A TIME ones, in particular, are even moreso because they are so long. But fear not, the ABC hit show returns this weekend and, having watched the premiere, I can say you are in for a crazy ride for sure.

As you all remember, the last time we checked in with our heroes, things were not going well for anyone. The Evil Queen used her wish to create a world in which Emma had never become the Savior. Regina also uses a wish and asks to be transported to wherever Emma ended up, so she can save her. And it turns out that a world in which Emma is not the Savior and Snow and Charming are not kicking some serious ass is just not right.

Princess Emma is just a boring princess, who is afraid of her shadow and, quite honestly, is just annoying. When Regina drops into this world, she is still considered the Evil Queen, so things do not go well for her. It takes a while, but she does manage to wake Emma up to her real self. When they have secured a magic bean from Rumplestiltskin and are nearly home – portal open and all – Robin Hood shows up and robs them. Regina is so shocked to see him, that she is frozen in place. The portal closes and then they’re stuck there.

And that’s exactly where the premiere picks up. Here are five things you need to know about “Tougher Than the Rest”.

We will finally find out the origin of Emma’s last name. It turns out that she wasn’t always Emma Swan, and the story behind it is just beautiful. And you won’t believe who inspired her to take that name.

Alternate Hook is hilarious. This is easily one of the highlights of the episode. Let’s just say life has not been kind to Captain Hook in this alternate universe and he is so not the gorgeous, badass pirate we have all come to know and love. There are points in which Emma looks so amused, which just makes the whole thing even more hilarious.

Pinocchio has been a very good boy. And he plays a huge role in this episode. Plus, it’s always good to see him and Emma together. Their friendship has always been one of my favorites on this show.

Robin Hood does not steal from the rich to give to the poor. Regina is in for a surprise, because that is not the Robin she knows and loves.

Rumplestiltskin’s power trip is genetic. And let’s leave it at that.

ONCE UPON A TIME returns with an all new episode this Sunday, March 5th, at 8/7c on ABC. You can also browse through photos from the episode above.

GREY’S ANATOMY Sneak Peek: There’s a New Chief of General Surgery in Town

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Tensions couldn’t be higher on tonight’s all new episode of GREY’S ANATOMY when April is appointed the new interim Chief of General Surgery — a replacement for Meredith after being suspended by Bailey.

In the sneak peak below, April lets Webber know that Warren will be the head surgeon on an operation that was Webber’s to begin with. Arizona, whilst listening in, is clearly annoyed and upset about this new situation. However, April’s facial expressions and tone of voice make it quite clear that she does not want to be doing this. It’s easier to push away someone you don’t know or have a relationship with, but when the person enforcing the change is someone you’ve known for a long time — as it is in April’s case versus Webber and the attendings — that becomes more difficult for all sides.

Meanwhile, the residents are excited for Eliza’s next phase of teaching, but they spend the day caught between the warring attendings.

Watch the sneak peek below and tune in to GREY’S ANATOMY’s all new episode tonight (February 16) at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC (U.S.) or at 7:00 p.m. EST/PST on CTV (Canada).

SCANDAL Sneak Peek: Things Go Badly For Cyrus

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Olivia has been insistent that Cyrus was responsible for Vargas’ death on SCANDAL and while the White House initially pushed back on that accusation, it looks like Cyrus’ role will be made public soon enough.

In a clip from this week’s episode, David Rosen and the FBI director are giving a news conference and have announced that they are broadening the scope of the Vegars investigation. One of the reporters asks if they’re looking at Cyrus and while David doesn’t confirm him as a suspect specifically, the implication is there that he is a person nof interest. Abby, meanwhile, is very much against this plan and thinks that Olivia is playing Fitz and Cyrus isn’t guilty. In fact, she calls Cyrus to warn him about the impending crisis heading his way.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL tonight (February 9) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

GREY’S ANATOMY Sneak Peek: Will Catherine Avery Put a Halt to the Webber-Bailey-Minnick Feud?

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When you’re stepping on another person’s legacy, and that person happens to be highly regarded and respected, you’re bound to have a difficult time earning the trust and respect of your peers. Eliza Minnick knows this better than anyone right now as she’s in the middle of a feud with Webber — one that seems to be continuing on tonight’s all-new episode of GREY’S ANATOMY when Catherine Avery returns. Will she put a halt to the feud or add more ammo to the fire?

The feud between Webber-Bailey-Minnick has forced the doctors at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital to choose where their loyalties lie. In the sneak peek below, April’s curiosity gets the better of her when she asks Catherine about the situation with Richard and whether she had returned to put a “halt” to everything that had been going on between the three. In a not-so-surprising manner, April is quickly dismissed and told to do her job. And here’s what everyone is thinking: It’s okay for Catherine to meddle into April’s marriage but it’s not okay for April to ask about hers? Where’s the fairness in that?

Meanwhile, Maggie gets a surprise visit from her mother at the hospital. Bailey has to make a decision when one of the attendings refuses to work with Eliza, and Stephanie gets caught up in Owen and Amelia’s personal drama.

Watch the sneak peek below and tune in to GREY’S ANATOMY’s all new episode tonight (February 9) at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC (U.S.) or at 7:00 p.m. EST/PST on CTV (Canada).