How I Met Your Mother
Robin catches up with her mother while Ted gets the “Mosby Boys” back on the case to find out what Lily has been up to and why she was driving the Captain’s car the night that she left the inn after fighting with Marshall.
Initially, he believes she’s been secretly smoking, as she has been known to do when she has spent any extended period of time away from Marshall, but after closer scrutiny, and a used, positive pregnancy test instead of a used cigarette end, they all realize the truth and Lily tells Marshall why she really decided not to go to Italy and why she’s been so emotional about everything lately. Baby number two is on the way, and in a future flash, we learn that it’s a girl, and her name is Daisy.
Emma is still desperately worried about the new cult they’re staying with, but Joe sees an opportunity. The opportunity presents itself even more clearly as the cult leader, Micah, asks Joe to help teach him how to kill people. Joe says at first that his impulse to kill is a deep psychological urge, and that he doesn’t kill because he feels like it, but the man persists, and as expected, the wife is none too happy.
But Joe looks pleased. He hasn’t fully revealed his plan, but it’s not too far of a leap to believe that: if he can get Micah to turn on his wife, and then get control of the leadership, he can take his place at the head and have a fresh batch of ready-made followers at the ready.
Mike is still reeling from his father’s death, and Ryan gets a visit from one of his skeletons, a reporter he accidentally shared too much information with before he got sober. She’s looking for more dirt, having gotten a tip that Joe is alive, but Ryan won’t give it up. However, as Ryan and Max learn about someone Joe might have gone to after his faked death at the lighthouse, the reporter, Carrie, is hot on their heels.
The resource, an old teacher of Joe’s, guest appearance by Gregg Henry (recently, he has a recurring role on Scandal, and going back a little farther, you’d recognize him as Logan’s father from Gilmore Girls), is just as devious and unfeeling as Joe, and he and an assistant prepare to carve up both the reporter and Ryan, until Max and Mike show up to save the day.
HEY: IF YOU’RE NOT WATCHING THIS SHOW, GET ON IT. I’m a little worried about the ratings, and there really is no reason for you not to watch it, as that time slot doesn’t have a whole lot of competition. I’m not saying this just because of how much I love Kevin Bacon. I’m saying it because I really love the show, and I really believe that it’s a great psychological drama.
Most of the time, we love Norma because she’s so beautiful and fierce, standing up for herself and what she wants, but sometimes, she breaks down and becomes so manipulative, so self-involved and so erratic that it’s almost painful to watch the transformation.
Norman has been hiding Bradley in the basement until he can get her on a bus and get enough money to help her start over. But, Norma’s got it in her head that she and Norman should audition for a community theater production of South Pacific. While she totally manipulates Norman into doing it, it was incredibly moving to watch her sing. She isn’t a pro, by any means, but she gave a really powerful rendition of the song she chose, nearly coming to tears midway through. I’d be surprised if she didn’t get the part on the acting ability alone. So, while she and Norman audition, Dylan has to get Bradley to the bus station and he helps her fake her suicide so that she can really start over.
Well, this season has not been as exciting and murdersome as last season, I think things are just starting to heat up. I get the feeling that the sheriff is going to have a much more central role in this season compared with last season, and at the end of this week’s episode, we got a surprise new character, Norma’s brother (played by someone I recognize, but can’t place quite yet… It’ll come to me.). This should be fun.
Also we had a guest appearance by Rebecca Creskoff, whom we know from Hung, Justified and even Mad Men. Her characters are usually nothing but trouble so I have a feeling that she will be more of a problem than a solution in the season.
This week, everybody is still dealing with the repercussions of Skye’s recovery. Plus we have a new big bad from Asgard called Lorelei, who is trying to take over the world with an army of men whom she can bend to her will. Lady Sif shows up, right on schedule, to recapture Lorelei and bring her back to Asgard. Sif has a fancy necklace that is supposed to contain Lorelei’s voice so that she cannot use her sorcery to control anybody.
During her bid for world domination, Lorelei recruits a group of bikers, and eventually after she sees Agent Ward, she decides to use him instead. She and Ward come back on board the bus to take out the Cavalry, whom she perceives as the biggest threat to her bid for power, and she ends up taking out Fitz as well. However Agent Coulson, Skye and Simmons are all still fine, so they are able to regain control of the bus and though the Lady Sif accidentally gets her chamber opened up, setting her in a precarious situation on top of the plane, she is able to get back in and set a trap for Lorelei and is able to put the necklace back on her and silence her said that her sorcery is rendered useless.
The big twist comes at the end, as Agent Coulson tells Skye what was really in the injection that she received. She isn’t too worried about it, but he is still adamant about finding Director Fury and getting the answers about what was done to him and what has now been given to sky.
However, the twist is that May has been feeding information about Coulson and the team to someone at SHIELD, probably Fury, the entire time.
It’s hard to say whether this is a good thing or a bad thing; the team has been able to operate mostly independently without interference from SHIELD command, so I’m not really sure if Coulson is going to take this as good news or bad news. If she has been in communication with Director Fury, then perhaps he can get the answers that he wants even sooner.
I don’t think he’s got what it takes to have his own series, but I’ll be DAMNED if Eric Roberts doesn’t make a hell of a guest star! Raylan is supposed to be on vacation, but he gets caught up in Boyd’s drama and his recent exploit in Mexico, which has attracted some other attention as well.
Miller (Roberts) helps Raylan follow up on the dope and they have a little bit of a showdown with a couple of guys who are after Boyd’s drugs, with Duffy, Darryl, and Boyd all watching as Miller has to put one of the men down.
While Raylan returns to the office to write up his report, taking some flack from Art for not being able to take a real vacation, Miller heads for home, but on the way, he comes across Danny and Dewey, still transporting the drugs back to Boyd.
Danny is ready to duel with Miller, knife to a gunfight, but Dewey loses it and runs them both over. He hit Danny first, so I’m thinking he got the worst of it, but I don’t think Miller will be in any shape to help Raylan again any time soon. God only knows what Dewey’s thinking: I guess we’ll have to wait until next week!
Ava has a way to get the drugs into the prison, but her nurse friend has just upped the ante. Ava has to kill “mother superior”, Judith, for the nurse to comply and help bring in the drugs. It’s unclear why she wants to see this happen, but everybody’s got an angle, and I suspect this nurse is more than she appears.
Jones is in the doghouse again after having a cake made for Herrmann to celebrate his new announcement: He’s getting a vasectomy for his wife for their 20th wedding anniversary! The cake is a pretty good joke, the rest of the house seems in agreement about that, and Casey even makes a joke about wood being the gift for the 20th anniversary, but somebody thought Jones went too far and filed a complaint. It’s pretty clear it was the chief’s assistant, and Jones is pissed as she works that out, but what can she do?
Meanwhile, her daddy is pulling strings behind the scenes as he tries to get Casey and Boden to ding Jones for whatever they can so she can be reassigned to a desk. The old man doesn’t want her getting hurt. Apparently, doesn’t think she’s up to the real work of the job.
Casey, with his new connection to Jones’s dad, uses this to help Dawson retake her physical exam for the firefighter’s test. Though she is upset – probably because she wanted to get it taken care of on her own – she quickly gets over it and is grateful. He didn’t do it to undermine her, he just wanted to help and avoid any delays she might have had without his help.
PD is looking into the disappearance of the guy who kidnapped Katie, and their first inclination is Otis. Sure, he had a motive, but Otis is way too straight-edge to coordinate a disappearance like this. After he gets the all-clear from PD, he tells Severide, but Kelly already knows what’s happened to the guy. He’s gone, and he isn’t coming back. His old man made sure of that. Otis is shocked, but after seeing Benny and Voight discuss it, we really get a sense of how justice works in Chicago in situations like this.
In spite of a generally perceived antagonism between firefighters and cops, when it comes to something real like somebody’s family, they put their differences aside and stick up for one another. Which in a way is nice. But in another way, it is a little weird to see the good guys doing bad things like this on network. Dirty cops are usually on cable or premium channels like HBO.
It’s interesting, but I’m almost waiting for the other shoe to drop. Can a network audience really get behind a dirty cop, let alone a bunch of them? Sure, even the “good” cops make mistakes, but this isn’t just a good cop taking justice into his own hands once a season or so. This is every week. I know I crossed over from talking about Chicago Fire to Chicago PD, but it can’t be helped. The crossover in stories is pretty thorough. Anyway, just curious: weird to see a dirty cop like Voight on network (NBC) as a protagonist, or can you dig it?
Recaps from Wednesday and Thursday night, plus all those double-booked episodes from the week!
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