NCIS: LOS ANGELES Sneak Peek: The Season 7 Finale

Season 7 of NCIS: LOS ANGELES may have been the best yet. It was a year of romance (Kensi and Deeks are talking marriage); a year of disappointment (Sam thought he lost Jada back to Tahir), but mostly, it was a year of family (the Densi Moms provided humor, pathos and insight into why their respective children are the way they are.)

Arkady (guest star Vyto Ruginis), Anna (guest star Bar Paly) and even Granger’s biological daughter, Jennifer Kim (guest star Malese Jow), became entwined as part of the NCIS: LOS ANGELES family. Sam’s family (less seen than heard because wife, Michelle’s portrayer, Aunjanue Ellis, is on QUANTICO), was no less present in the show, referred to frequently and integrated into the plot, even without Ellis.

Then, there was the ultimate payoff… not only did Callen learn his name was Grisha, but he also had a chance to meet his father (with a welcomed guest shot by Daniel J. Travanti).

If there was anything that Season 7 hit right on the mark, it was the importance of family, whether biological or “assembled.”

Tonight’s season finale, “Talion,” brings home that, at a particular point when family is concerned, there is no agency, obstacle, heaven or earth that the other family members will not move to rescue one of their own.

When Sam (LL COOL J) receives a distress code from son Aiden’s (guest star Tye White) that his school has been taken over by an extremist group, Sam, Callen (Chris O’Donnell), Kensi (Daniela Ruah), and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) rush to San Francisco to protect Aiden and free the hostages.

Chief suspect in the takeover… odds are on Jada’s brother/warlord Tahir Khaled (guest star Anslem Richardson). Whether he blames Sam for opening up Jada’s (guest star Ella Thomas) eyes to a different world, or because he believes that Sam betrayed his trust and honor could be two reasons for the attack on Aiden’s school. (The third being that Tahir is basically a power-hungry murderer.)

Regardless of the reasons, the NCIS: LOS ANGELES “family” bans together to break the rules and rescue Sam’s son. Granger (Miguel Ferrer) and Hetty (Linda Hunt) ignore protocol while Eric (Barrett Foa) and Nell (Renée Felice Smith) eke every last byte out of ops to back the team.

Nobody, but nobody, is going to hurt one of their family and get through the affront, unscathed.

A sneak peek clip, the cast’s thoughts about tonight’s episode and the cast members’ favorite moments as they look back at Season 7 are below.

The season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES also guest stars Arden Belle, Jack Griffo, Kwabena Darkwah, Simone Bailly, Matthew Haddad, Mike Peebler, Robert Okumu and Joberde Metellus.

Tonight’s episode was written by Executive Producer, R. Scott Gemmill and directed by Executive Producer, John P. Kousakis.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES airs on CBS in the U.S. at 9:59 tonight and at 10:00 p.m. on Global TV in Canada.

REIGN Sneak Peek: Mary is Running Out of Options

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Has Mary, Queen of Scots run out of options? It certainly looks that way on REIGN. In a new clip for this week’s episode, Mary returns home from Rome with bad news: the Church will not help her secure her position in Scotland. Instead, Mary may be forced to sacrifice her cousin’s life to save her own, as well as her throne.

Elsewhere in the episode, Catherine’s past continues returning to taunt her, while Lola and Elizabeth become very unlikely allies in England.

A new episode of REIGN airs tonight (May 2) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

On TV Tonight: Monday May 2, 2016

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ABC Dancing with the Stars Castle
CBS Mike & Molly Mike & Molly The Big Bang Theory (R) The Odd Couple NCIS: Los Angeles
CW Reign Jane the Virgin
FOX Gotham Houdini & Doyle
NBC The Voice Blindspot
A&E Bates Motel Damien
MISC The Detour (TBS)
12 Monkeys (Syfy)
Hunters (Syfy)
Turn (AMC)

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GUILT Preview: Who Killed Molly Ryan?

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Molly Ryan is a student living in London when GUILT begins, but soon enough she’ll be a murder victim. Who killed her? Her roommate, Grace (Daisy Head), is the prime suspect in the crime and is a target in the press and on social media.

But did Grace actually kill her friend? Her sister, Natalie (Emile Tremaine), doesn’t believe she did. To help, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and travels to London. She hires an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutter (Billy Zane) and tries to prove Grace’s innocence. But ugly truths start coming out as Natalie and Stan try and figure out what happened. Meanwhile, James Lahue (Anthony Stewart Head), Grace and Natalie Atwood’s wealthy, charming stepfather has his own ties to murder victim Molly Ryan.

According to Freeform, this soapy drama will have a mystery that twists “through all layers of London society – from a posh but depraved sex club and all the way up to the Royal Family itself”.

GUILT premieres on June 13 on Freeform.

ONCE UPON A TIME Recap: The One Where True Love Didn’t Work

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What is it with these shows and tearing my heart out? No pun intended, I promise.

Last night’s ONCE UPON A TIME did a fine job of breaking my heart and messing with my emotions. I admit that I have been more than a little bored with this Underworld storyline for a few episodes now, but last night we finally had an episode that caught my attention. Emma and Hook being on the forefront of it all helped a lot, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this heartbreaking. Why is nothing ever easy for these two? They just can’t seem to catch a break. Just let them have their happy ending, for God’s sake!

“Firebird” picked up pretty much right where we left off last week. Regina is filling the heroes in on what happened between her and Zelena and how the Wicked Witch is now a good person and she loves Hades and all that good stuff. Hook is skeptical, but Regina is pretty set on it. That was a pretty fast change of heart, if you ask me. One moment she couldn’t stand her sister and now they’re BFFs? I don’t buy it. Also, watching Zelena being a good sister and hugging Regina is just plain weird. These two hated each other’s guts not even two episodes ago. No one changes their mind about anyone this fast.

Anyway, Hades approaches the heroes about Zelena’s abduction and asks for their help. Everyone is suspicious, obviously, but he offers Emma a deal they can’t refuse: he will take everyone’s names from the tombstones, so they can all go home. All she has to do is help him get Zelena back. Emma agrees and that part goes pretty smoothly. Hades and Zelena are reunited, they kiss, it’s true love and all that good stuff.

And then, the real problem presents itself. Regina takes Emma’s heart, splits it in half and everyone is so happy and hopeful. Except that when Emma tries to put half of her heart in Killian’s chest, it doesn’t work. Hades helpfully explains that Killian has been dead for too long at this point, so there’s nothing they can do. That was the first punch in the stomach in this episode.

Emma refuses to believe that this is it, asks if there is no other way. Hades, once again so helpful, tells them the story of Orpheus and Eurydice and how he was able to bring her back from the Underworld by offering an Ambrosia to his lover. Hades warns them that they have to pass a test to see if their love is worthy of the Ambrosia tree, but Emma and Killian have no doubts that they have to try.

So off they go to the depths of hell. Once they get off the elevator, they find a scale, so Emma puts her heart on it and immediately everything goes south. She starts feeling sick and flames suddenly engulf Killian’s body. It looks like a hopeless situation, but Emma pushes through it and knocks him over, effectively saving him and proving to whoever was testing them that their love is true.

But when they get to where the Ambrosia tree is supposed to be, they realize it’s been a set up from the beggining. The tree has been cut and this is it. This was their last chance of bringing him back to life. What happened next had me crying like a baby because their goodbye was just so, so incredibly sad and heartbreaking. Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue really brought their A game to this scene because my heart was in pieces. The chemistry these two share is nothing short of amazing and they had me bawling when they kissed through the elevator bars, and then when he was reaching for hand… you guys, the feels. I can’t take it.

In the end they all went through the portal, including Hades and Zelena – and Rumplestiltskin, after double crossing his father and shoving a fake heart filled with water from the river of souls into his chest. That was particularly cruel and Pan is now officially very, very dead.

I don’t know where they are going to go from here, but I know one thing: they have to find a way to bring Killian back. They didn’t dedicate half a season to saving him, only to have him stay in the Underworld for all eternity. So please, TV Gods, please bring him back and let him and Emma be happy for a little while. I’m not asking for much, am I?

A new episode of ONCE UPON A TIME airs on May 8 at 8/7C on ABC.

PERSON OF INTEREST Preview: Welcome Back!

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It’s been almost a year to the day since PERSON OF INTEREST last aired. So we can all be forgiven if we have forgotten where the show left off. Thanks for the long wait, CBS.

It was May 5, 2015, when we watched Samaritan agents racing Finch and Root to locate The Machine’s home. The Machine was wired into the city’s electric grid, dispersing its code throughout the system. And before Samaritan agents could shut them down, Finch downloaded sufficient code to rebuild the code later. They got out just in time.

This Tuesday kicks off a 13-episode new season with “B.S.O.D.” (your guess of what that means is as good as mine). In it, Finch and Reese try to rescue The Machine’s source code before it degrades beyond use, Root will be in for the fight of her life against a storm of Samaritan agents, and Detective Fusco faces hard questions about the deaths of gang leaders Dominic and Elias.

In subsequent weeks, CBS will air two episodes of PERSON OF INTEREST a week, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Buckle up, it’s going to be a quick, bumpy ride. But a fun ride. I’ve even read that Shaw will eventually reappear. As a fan, I’m geeked and ready to get this series back in gear.

Watch the preview clip below and tune in to the season premiere of PERSON OF INTEREST on Tuesday, May 3) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

CASTLE Sneak Peek: Castle Caught by the Cartel

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An seemingly intense kidnap scene looks to take place on this week’s CASTLE. Tied up and being held underground by a Mexican drug lord doesn’t seem to be a great situation for Castle to be in at the moment, but when Rick asks, politely, if he can be untied so they can talk about what is really going on the man holding agrees. Then, as it turns out, they talk about the victim of the week — a playwright with a running Shakespeare play, who was actually in contact with the drug lord presently holding Castle (not) hostage.

But how did the victim know the man standing in front of Rick? Well, apparently he was after the rights to this man’s life story and wanted to turn it into a movie. But, Cartel Boss turned down the hopeful young writer and, the next thing you know, the would-be playwright is found dead.

Now comes the interesting part for Castle. Apparently the Cartel Boss is a fan, and he asks Castle to be the one to write his movie. Seems like a good business deal, right? Wrong. Tacked on to this is the requirement that Castle stay with him in this cave-like dungeon, underground, for a year. And if Castle were to refuse, the man threatens to ship his body back home.

Not such a great business deal after all, then.

Don’t miss CASTLE tonight (May 2) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

GAME OF THRONES 6.02 Recap: Changes in Leadership

 

After what we witnessed last Sunday, I walk cautiously into this week’s GAME OF THRONES.  For an avid reader of the books, I feel as if I’m without my safety net and, probably for the first time watching the show (other than the time Stannis had Shireen burned at the stake), I have no idea what is going to happen next.  I must say it is a bit exciting.

We start our GAME OF THRONES adventure tonight with an old face, Bran, whom we haven’t seen since Season 4.  He is having a vision, flashing back to a young Ned, Benjen and Lyanna, all happy and at home.  We also see a young Hodor, whose real name is Willis, and he talks!

King’s Landing

A drunk in a bar cracking jokes about seeing Cersei naked gets his head smashed into the wall by the new, bigger and badder Mountain.  Cersei tries to leave to go to Myrcella’s funeral but learned that Tommen has ordered her not to leave the Red Keep and has guards posted outside of the door.

At the sept, Jaime encourages Tommen to go see Cersei.  As he leaves, the High Sparrow comes in.  Jaime and the High Sparrow have words, in which Jaime threatens him.  His “flock” floods the sept for protection.

Tommen visits Cersei and apologizes for not coming to see her.  He begs for her help in making him strong, to take back their kingdom.

Meereen

Varys, Tyrion, Grey Worm and Missandei have a talk about the burning harbor and how the nearby cities have returned to the Masters.  Tyrion suggests releasing the dragons or they will waste away, as they have quit eating since Daenerys has gone missing.

Tyrion enters the underground tomb where the dragons are kept while Varys waits petrified by the iron door.  Tyrion approaches them cautiously, soothingly talks to them, and releases their neck chains.

Braavos

The girl with no name arrives again to beat up on Arya, who has not learned how to fight with her ears yet.  Jaqen H’ghar arrives and tries to trick Arya into saying her name, of which she adamantly insists she has no name.  Jaqen tells her to come along as she is no longer a beggar.

In the Woods

Brienne tells Sansa about seeing Arya and how she lost track of her.  Brienne asks what happened at Winterfell, but all Sansa says is that she should have went with Brienne the first time.  Theon tells Sansa he is not coming with them to The Wall, he does not deserve forgiveness from her or Jon for the things he has done.  He tells Sansa he plans on going home.

The Iron Islands

And here’s somewhere we haven’t seen since Season 3 (maybe 4) of GAME OF THRONES, the Iron Islands! Balon and Yara argue about the war around them.  He storms out of the room and crosses the billowing, unstable bridge in the pouring storm.  Balon’s brother, Euron, is at the other end of the bridge refusing to let him pass.  They fight and Balon falls from the bridge.

At Balon’s funeral/passing out to the see, Balon’s other brother, the Dampair, tells Yara that her ruling the Iron Islands is not set in stone, that there will be a kingsmoot, as is the old ways.

Roose and Ramsay

Father and son plot about taking the North.  It is mentioned that Jon Snow is a Stark and Ramsay suggests they go to the Wall and kill Jon Snow.  A servant comes in and announces that Lady Walda has had her baby, a boy.  Ramsay reluctantly walks over to hug and congratulate Roose, then he stabs Roose in the stomach.  He tells the servant to spread the word that Roose is dead, poisoned by their enemies.

Ramsay sends for Lady Walda and her baby.  He tells her he is going to escort her to Roose, but he instead leads her and the baby into the dog kennels and opens the kennels.  The dogs attack and kill them as Ramsay watches.

The Wall

Alliser knocks at the door telling Davos it is time to decide.  He has his men break down the door and all prepare to fight.  Just as the door caves, the front Wall entrance caves with the help of a giant and a bunch of angry wildlings, lead by Tollett and Tormund.  The Night’s Watch lay down their armor and surrender.

Later, Davos visits Melisandre in her room (and thankfully she is back to being young).  Melisandre stares into her fire, looking despondent and depressed about her visions lying to her.  Davos flat out asks her if she knows of any magic to bring Jon Snow back to life.  She mentions a red priest (I’m guessing Thoros) whom she had seen do this impossible feat, but she tells Davos she cannot.  He begs her to try.

Melisandre, watched by Tormund, Davos, and Tollett, performs a ritual on Jon’s body.  Nothing happens and everyone slowly, dejectedly, leaves the room one by one.  When everyone is gone, Ghost suddenly springs up and Jon’s eyes open as he gasps for breath.

My Thoughts

I knew he wasn’t dead!  I refused to give up hope and went about my life in complete and utter denial, would not listen all of the constant ramblings that he was dead.  This should get very interesting now.  Since he died, he’s not officially a crow anymore, right?

The whole Ramsay killing Roose took me completely by surprise, as well.  At first, I thought Roose stabbed Ramsay, which had my mouth start dropping, and then I saw it was Roose that fell and wow…that was all I could say.  I expected Ramsay to kill Walda and her baby, but not his father!  Dare I say we will have a much anticipated Jon/Ramsay fight to the death?

Don’t miss the next episode of GAME OF THRONES on May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

ELEMENTARY Sneak Peeks: A Connection Between Morland, Sherlock and Joan

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We’ve arrived at the penultimate episode of the season for ELEMENTARY and Moriarty has apparently become a problem again. Or, at least, that’s what Sherlock thought in the last episode.

Now, according to a clip from tonight’s episode, Sherlock has ruled out Jamie Moriarty as the suspect who is targeting Morland. Instead, he believes that someone else has taken over Moriarty’s network and is targeting the Holmes family. When Sherlock and Joan figure out who is made the attempt on Morland’s life, they “find a shocking connection to themselves” as well.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ELEMENTARY tonight (May 1) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Peter’s Trial Begins

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Peter heads to trial in this week’s episode of THE GOOD WIFE and Diane has stepped in to represent him now that Mike Tascioni has backed out. Alicia is determined to keep Peter from returning to jail and is even in “Mrs. Florrick mode” when it comes to dealing with Jason. Lucca points out that Peter returning to jail could be beneficial for Jason and Alicia’s relationship, but Jason doesn’t want to “win” that way.

Meanwhile, Diane and Lucca team up to aggressively expand their female-led firm, but they’re facing serious opposition from David Lee, despite the fact that he agreed to the plan. Alicia also seems hesitant to expand in an aggressive manner.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight (May 1) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).