Is Dexter's Deb Doomed? Did Buffy Reunion Slay You? Is Dome Abduction Pointless? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Dexter, Warehouse 13, Mistresses and So You Think You Can Dance!
1 | On 666 Park Avenue, did you get the impression from Sasha’s anguished cry of “Mother!” that she might not have been headed for the new and fabulous life her parents promised — but instead, some kind of eternal damnation – when the magic staircase began to close? And did Olivia allow that to happen out of loyalty to Gavin or because she’s too afraid to defy him?
2 | Which Grown Ups 2 star’s Disney Channel drop-in was more ham-handed: Adam Sandler serving punch (and digs at Kevin James, like a ‘tween would know who that is) on Jessie, or Chris Rock’s turkey (OK, duck) of an A.N.T. Farm visit?
3 | Could Dexter‘s props department have found a cheaper-looking bench for LaGuerta’s memorial? And based on this week’s beer-swilling, coke-snorting, dead-eyed premiere, there’s no way this season can end well for Deb, right?
4 | What, what, what was Ray Donovan wife Paula Malcolmson going for with that accent? And how excited were you when you finally figured out that Ray’s daughter Bridget was Paige from Brothers & Sisters?
5 | OK, Killing watchers, what do you think — is Kallie dead or alive? Is Pastor Mike really the Big Bad of this season, or is he another false lead? And with Goldie the Pimp and Joe Mills both seemingly off the hook for the crime, now seems like a good time to ask: How many red herrings is too many in a 12-episode season?
6 | On Devious Maids, if Marisol’s main purpose in life is to prove her son didn’t kill Flora — and to find out what nefarious goings-on at the Powell residence led to the girl’s death — why would she continue to work for Taylor rather than trying to score full-time employment with Adrian and Evelyn, who’ve been quite vocal about their need for a new housekeeper?
7 | Can you remember a single dish made by Food Network Star‘s pieman Rodney that the judges really liked? And if you were Bob Tuschman, which of the remaining contestants’ shows would you be most likely to greenlight at this point?
8 | Drop Dead Diva fans, were you hoping Jane would be a little more torn between Owen and Grayson after that kiss?
9 | If Anne winds up winning HGTV Star and gets her own show, can she at least agree to tone down her hair color, away from Pantone 485/”Stop Sign Red”? And while we appreciate product placement (Volvo!), wasn’t the plug-in air freshener an odd match for a design show?
10 | Really now, what is the larger purpose of Under the Dome‘s Junior/Angie storyline? Did the need to establish that one of the residents is loony tunes outweigh the need for Britt Robertson to play a more active role in the main narrative?
11 | Did Flynn’s collapse on Major Crimes, right there in the murder room, make you flash back to Chief Delk’s heart attack on The Closer?
12 | Did Switched at Birth‘s coffee guy Jace redeem himself a little in this week’s episode? And are you not feeling any sparks between Bay and Ty?
13 | How fantastic was The Fosters‘ convo between Lena and Jude?
14 | Should Bachelorette Desiree be at all concerned that half of her suitors have either scored sponsorship deals for American Apparel hoodies or giddily shout “Twinsies” every morning before they get dressed?
15 | Be honest: Did you audibly gasp as Mistresses‘ Savi finally spilled the beans to her husband — “I’m pregnant, Harry. But it might not be yours”? (Fun fact: We just gasped again from typing it!)
16 | Did someone/thing actually kill Tommy on NBC’s Siberia, or do you think the unseen “reality producers” are faking his death as part of a social experiment to see how the other players react? Also: Any theories on how creepy Sabina got to the settlement first, without anyone seeing her along the route?
18 | If the So You Think You Can Dance judges had let their Bottom 4 dance their couples routines and their solos prior to deliberation, would they have saved Carlos instead of Jade? (Either way, aren’t you stoked that Nigel Lythgoe paid enough notice to fan outrage to move the eliminations back to the end of the show?) Also, based on her painfully braced-for-impact face, was anyone more surprised than Mariah herself when she didn’t get booted? And isn’t half the fun of each week’s show finding out what crazy outfit Cat Deeley has thrown together?
19 | Why was Perception‘s Comic-Con-like event allowed to show people in licensed costumes (e.g. Darth Vader, Stormtroopers) while other shows such as Castle had to fudge it with generic get-ups?
20 | Granted, there’s no “good” time or place for one of NBC’s “lower third” bugs — but how utterly bizarre was it for a genial, arm-folding Michael J. Fox or a bounding, beaming Sean Hayes to “pop up” in the middle of the Macy’s fireworks concert segments?
21 | Could the crowd behind Neil Diamond during A Capitol Fourth have been any less diverse?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!