Well if you wanted to watch your favorite shows on Thursday you were out of luck since the Vice Presidential Debate took over the airwaves; though the debate had something for everyone: comedy, drama, and horror.
(1) Revolution – “The Plague Dogs” – Oh my god. Seriously. Why NBC? Why? This was by far the best episode of the season thus far and the most emotional. Spoiler Alert. Do not read on if you haven’t seen the episode. I’m not even going to recap last episode. I can’t think past this one!
In this episode Miles, Nora, and Charlie reunite with Aaron and Maggie. After luring a militia soldier Miles and the gang is able to learn that they aren’t far behind Danny and the men holding him. They continue their journey. While heading through a town they are attacked by dogs. Maggie ends up shooting one that tried to have Aaron for dinner. Miles and Maggie end up bonding, so to speak, after Miles tells Nora he is going to go off on his own. Maggie tells Miles her story of the blackout and how she met his brother Ben and his kids. It’s a heartwarming tale and she admits that she was about to give up and take her own life when Ben and Charlie and Danny found her in Wisconsin. She tells Miles that Charlie saved her and if he gives her half a chance Charlie will save him too.
Nate the militia soldier is caught and rejoins the troop. Before they know it the group is attacked once again by dogs and Maggie is caught by the mystery man we saw lurking during the first dog fight. The man stabs Maggie and she is fatally wounded. While Charlie and Aaron try to save Maggie, Miles and Nora try to find a way out. If that’s not enough Charlie is kidnapped by the man who’s distrusting because he lost his daughter to an infection after militia stole all their supplies. The man is in control of the dogs. Miles and Nora return to the diner and Miles takes Nate to find Charlie. They do and they return just in time for Maggie’s exit. I was so sad and upset that Maggie died. I liked her!
Meanwhile Danny and Captain Neville are caught up in a dangerous storm. Danny saves the Captain who surprise surprise takes him back into custody. He’s just too important.
I wasn’t sure about this show when I saw the pilot, but it didn’t take long for me to become an addict. Billy Burke is absolutely brilliant in the show and I’m certain Revolution will be around for a few seasons.
Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9C on NBC.
(2) Nashville – “Pilot” – ABC’s new country drama surprised me. Rayna James is Country music royalty, but times are changing and the public is demanding something new something like young and sexy Juliette Barnes. James label has given her an ultimatimum – join Barnes tour and salvage your record or you’re on your own. If that’s not enough her father has convinced her husband to run for Mayor of Nashville.
This show has drama, intrigue, politics, romance, and lust. Just about everything. I’m intrigued. I doubt it’ll replace my ABC favorite of last year GCB, but like GCB I doubt Nashville will make it to Season 2.
Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on ABC.
(3) Chicago Fire – “Pilot” – Like any Dick Wolf show there is heavy drama and Chicago Fire is no exception. At the beginning of the pilot Chicago’s Fire Department loses one of their own. I’m not sure I would have started the show off with such a heavy subject, but I guess that’s why I’m not a television writer. I wasn’t entirely impressed. I had seen a preview of the pilot and then watched the episode again when it aired and I wasn’t impressed the second time around. I’m not a fireman, but I know a few and most of them are disgusted with the show (there is even a review from a disgusted fireman on IMDb.com). I suppose its how I feel about cop shows lately. No one cares about actual procedure, just the drama. I doubt Chicago Fire will see season 2.
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on NBC.
(4) Grimm – “The Bottled Imp” – I try to live tweet through every episode of Grimm because I’m biased, it’s one of my favorite shows on TV. This episode for me was a little meh, but still fantastic. Last episode our grimmsters had to rescue Monroe from someone who had put a contract out on his life.
For hardcore Grimm fans this storyline of Juliette not remembering Nick is growing tiresome especially after this episode. It opened with a scene between Nick and Juliette talking about this or that. She suddenly tells Nick that she remembers everything. Of course this is a dream. Score one for the writers. Jerks.
From there on the show gets a little predictable. There is a father and daughter on the run, but the little girl? A little creepy. You can tell she has something to do with everything well before you find out that she in fact has everything to do with it. Investigating the murder of a gas station attendant Nick and Hank are looking for the father and daughter. During their search they find the wife/mother of the duo who has been brutally attacked. Of course Nick and Hank think it’s the father. Nick does learn that the mother is Wesen which means there is a good chance so are Dad and daughter. They catch up with the duo on the run, but only catch the daughter who doesn’t give any indication she’s Wesen. She’s just a sweet little girl. WRONG. She’s taken to a foster home and our crime fighting duo goes to the hospital and finds Dad with the mother. They of course learn that the little girl is also a Wesen who is going through the change early and can’t necessarily control herself. Nick and Hank rush to the foster home, but it’s too late. The little girl has attacked the foster dad. We cut to Nick talking to a correctional officer of a juvenile home that Monroe suggested. It turns out this CO is the same as this little girl. They cut off with the little girl grinning sinisterly. CREEPY!
Grimm airs on Fridays 9/8C on NBC.