What Is Mr. Robot's Crime? Did Guilt Wig You Out? Will Ryan Lochte Go Dancing With the Stars? 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 Power, The Last Ship, Mistresses and American Gothic! First, a special Olympics interlude:

1 | Which accomplishment made you feel lazier: Ashton Eaton’s decathlon gold medal or sprinter Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his Fastest Man Alive title?

2 | How disheartening is it to see half-empty stadiums as the athletes compete? (And no, we’re not buying any of the organizers’ explanations. They went to get food… and never came back?)Ryan Lochte Olympics

3 | Is it a foregone conclusion that Ryan Lochte’s inevitable redemption tour will include a stint on Dancing With the Stars?

4 | We must ask again: What exactly is Ryan Seacrest’s role in Rio?

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming:

5 | Even if Shawn’s Girl Meets World wedding was thrown together at last minute, couldn’t Eric or Mr. Turner — both based in New York — have found a way to get there? And if Feeny came to officiate all the way from Pennsylvania, couldn’t he have brought along next doorOutcast neighbors Alan and Amy Matthews?

6 | How perfect was Megan’s Carrie look in Outcast‘s Season 1 finale? (And she wasn’t even covered in pig’s blood!)

7 | Carefully re-read the transcript of Shemar Moore’s shade-throwing video, and then tell us: Do you buy the theory that he was not cryptically alluding to former Criminal Minds costar Thomas Gibson’s firing but the guy who was very publicly found guilty of stealing from his charity?

8 | When The Last Ship’s Sasha informed us that Paraiso means “paradise,” did you audibly say to the TV, “Well, duh”? And were you glad to see the season-long “radio static” mystery finally solved?

9 | The death of Power‘s Holly wasn’t shocking, but wasn’t the perpetrator kind of a surprise?

10 | Did you check your DVR during The Night Of to make sure you hadn’t missed an episode when Sunday’s installment opened without any mention of the Duane Reade cliffhanger that left Stone in peril in a filthy basement? Also, has Naz really been in Rikers long enough to realistically think tattooed knuckles are a good idea?

Match Game11 | Does Match Game panelist David Alan Grier’s comedic timing and self-effacing humor almost make up for his dreadful gameplay? Also: Natasha Lyonne, or Hilary Duff?

12 | How did it take this long for Celebrity Family Feud to have on Rodriguez siblings Rico (of ABC’s Modern Family) and Raini (formerly of Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally)?

13 | Among $100,000 Pyramid‘s most entertaining celeb players, how high does Teri Polo rank?

14 | Now that The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has been cancelled, how soon can we expect either Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee or Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver to put in a call to the Daily Show’s former senior black correspondent to help with election coverage?

Guilt15 | Watching Guilt, were you surprised that lawyers still need to wear wigs in British court?

16 | The Fosters‘ Callie and AJ: a refreshingly low-key couple, or surprisingly dull?

17 | Mistresses fans, who wants to second the nomination for April’s delicious mess of an employee, Rand,y to become a full-fledged member of the gang in Season 5? Also, please rank the following characters in order of current slap-worthiness: Harry, Joss, Kate, Marjorie, Lucy.

18 | On Rizzoli & Isles, why did Maura’s ex-husband take his murdered friend’s cell phone to call 911? (Other than to make us briefly eye him as the killer?)

Casual19 | On Casual, did the Chili’s that Valerie and Drew ate lunch at look nothing like any Chili’s you’ve ever been to?

20 | We get the point Zoo was trying to make, but would there really have still been blood dripping from camping gear and such any meaningful time after Jackson’s mom mauled her colleagues?

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21 | Mr. Robot spoiler alert! Didn’t the show kinda have to finally come clean with the big reveal, after so obviously introducing a prison gang of white supremacists? But what do you think Elliot got arrested for, that he is already eyeing release? (Also, who noticed this in the background of the final scene?!)

22 | Is it time for Children’s Protective Services to take custody of American Gothic‘s Jack, seeing how his family allowed him to visit his accused murderer uncle in jail — and bring him a sketch of a Bubonic plague cell — just days after being expelled from a camp for possibly sociopathic children?

23 | If Steven Bochco’s David Caruso-eviscerating new tell-all has taught us anything, is it that someone at CSI: Miami needs to publish a memoir, and quick? (We’re looking at you, Khandi Alexander.)

24 | If Rob Thomas’ potential Lost Boys series doesn’t star Jason Dohring as one of the immortals, why even bother?

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other Qs you care to share!

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40 Comments
  1. skrable2 says:

    Here’s one: Is there any doubt that the “real” name of the superhero character the murdered TV star was playing on Major Crimes — Derek Storm — was a hat-tip to Castle?

    When Anthony Dennison guest-starred on Castle, one of the reasons given was that the shows often shot at nearby studios.

  2. Reba42 says:

    19. Yes, most of the Chili’s in Denver look like this now.

  3. Rozie says:

    No, lying loser d-bag Ryan Lochte should NOT be rewarded with a stint on DWTS.

    Also, Teri Polo was super obnoxious on Pyramid.

    • Wordsmith says:

      Is a slot on DWTS still considered a “reward” at this point?

    • Curlyone says:

      I totally called that move last night! First he has to do a stint in rehab to take control of any issues he is dealing with, then a sit down interview with Diane Sawyer or Oprah and then he goes in Dancing with the Stars! It’s all apart of saving his “Brand” since he totally tarnished it.

  4. Jennifer says:

    21. I’d guess it has to do with hacking Krista’s affair. I’d say stealing his dog but I don’t think that’s a felony. :)

  5. Melissa says:

    I so wholeheartedly agree with #24 that I can’t even remember anything else I was going to comment on! I absolutely love Jason Dohring and need to see him on my TV more often! And paired with Veronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas would be the cherry on top!

  6. JScout says:

    Ryan Lochte is scum. He’s also as dumb as a stump and a liar. He really is just a couple ticks above the developmentally disabled. The ugly american should not be on TV at all.

  7. Daphne says:

    #5: yes whyyyyy? I know we’ll get a big reunion later for the finale, but Shawn’s wedding was missing some key players there…

    #24: from your mouth to TPTB’s ears!!! I need more Jason Dohring in my TV (or any screen really), always need more Jason Dohring!

  8. kate says:

    21. I have reasoned it out that Elliot was just in on a probation violation. There had to be another point to him telling Darlene the specfics a few episodes back and he’d already been violated and escaped last season, but that would also explain his sort of abrupt release too. If there is overcrowding, they will let the non violent probation violators out first, especially if the actual violation is something, well, stupid.

    24. Yes, it would be very sad (he did seem very irritated that Jason Dohring couldn’t do iZombie stuff because of the Originals and I had to pause and go, wait, he’s still on that show, but, really come on, there is a time jump, I kind of thought most of the humans would be gone just because they will have enough of a time explaining why Vincent barely ages)

  9. Tom says:

    3 | Is it a foregone conclusion that Ryan Lochte’s inevitable redemption tour will include a stint on Dancing With the Stars?
    ~
    I mean, they do like their Olympians. I can’t recall, has there been a swimmer yet?
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    5 | Even if Shawn’s Girl Meets World wedding was thrown together at last minute, couldn’t Eric or Mr. Turner — both based in New York — have found a way to get there? And if Feeny came to officiate all the way from Pennsylvania, couldn’t he have brought along next doorOutcast neighbors Alan and Amy Matthews?
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    Shhhh, shhhhh, we’re not supposed to think about such things. They’re the same place Morgan went
    ~
    13 | Among $100,000 Pyramid‘s most entertaining celeb players, how high does Teri Polo rank?
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    Isn’t she always delightful?
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    14 | Now that The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has been cancelled, how soon can we expect either Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee or Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver to put in a call to the Daily Show’s former senior black correspondent to help with election coverage?
    ~
    I can see him ending up on Full Frontal
    ~
    24 | If Rob Thomas’ potential Lost Boys series doesn’t star Jason Dohring as one of the immortals, why even bother?
    ~
    Right?

  10. Steven says:

    16. What was the point of having Callie kiss Aaron if they weren’t going to go anywhere with it? AJ is such a boring character. He should have stayed gone when he ran off with his brother.

  11. dan says:

    20) I was wondering if Zoo was going to pay Bess Armstrong to play the mutated mom, but her name wasn’t in the credits so I assume they saved some money by using a stand-in.
    22) Yes, definitely yes. Didn’t Tessa tell her husband the cop (name?) that Jack needed therapy? Understatement of the year!

  12. Jeff says:

    My question from GMW is: isn’t Katy’s last name Hart like Maya’s? Why did Feeny say Clutterbucket?

    • Winter says:

      Hart is Maya’s father’s last name. After the divorce Katy went back to her maiden name of Clutterbucket.

      • Jeff says:

        At first I thought that too, but I pretty sure they’ve called her Katy Hart, and when I watched the credits, they credit her as Katy Hart. Maybe after Kermit visited she changed it back.

  13. Keith says:

    15-if you watched Broadchurch or Law and Order:UK you would know that the British still wear wigs in court

    • Whatever says:

      15. In UK and many British Commonwealth countries, barristers and judges work in the higher court wears wigs; general solicitors and judges in the lower courts don’t.

  14. Katie says:

    #24 Glad to know I am not the only person who immediately thought of the Lost Boys series as Jason Dohring’ s next project.

  15. Elf says:

    If Khandi Alexander is going to write a book, at least 50% of it will need to be about NewsRadio or I’m not buying it…

    And I don’t see Larry Wilmore going to any of the other shows. He’s already got a lot on his plate and he doesn’t seem to be a fit for any of them. I just wish they’d changed his show to a weekly hour instead of cancelling it.

  16. david7118 says:

    4. Ryan Seacrest is the Brian Dunkleman of the Rio Olympics.

  17. Karen says:

    17. I would love for Randy to become the 4th mistress! Kate is such a snooze. And lately, I want to slap everyone on the show (except Randy!) but Marjorie is at the top of the list for sure. Ugh, Marjorie.

  18. Spence says:

    The Chili’s featured in that photo actually looks identical to the one in my hometown

  19. Kevin K says:

    #7 – CM fans feels their pain for Thomas Gibson and “karma” maybe one of them. #11 – the recent Match Game episode truly was a downgrade not even a couple of contestants can’t come up with such good answers. #14 – with The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore coming to an emotional end, will The Daily Show with Trevor Noah be saved for Comedy Central?

  20. PatriciaLee says:

    21. Doesn’t or didn’t Elliot take some kind of pill/meds/zinger help to keep himself functioning at the level he needed to outrun Mr. Robot’s popping up? I’m guessing it has something to do with the seller of that, vicinity of a bust or being the customer. And, NO, I did not see that end shot as it was, and here I’m such a Suits fan.

  21. PatriciaLee says:

    7. Some written word alludes to the video being out a few weeks? Either way: Drunk with several life scenarios floating around in his head, after all this is the modern world and who doesn’t have ridiculous but true stories to tell.

  22. Laura says:

    15- the wearing of wigs was reviewed in recent years but was felt they should remain in criminal, civil and family court hearings. A solicitor (lawyer) barrister or QC has to be fully robed while in the presence of a robed judge. I suppose in some cases it may add gravitas to the situation perhaps.

    • Brooke says:

      In Australia our barristers (lawyers that present evidence in court) also still wear robes and wigs in certain courts. Solicitors (lawyers that don’t present the evidence) don’t wear wigs & robes. I think you’d also find similar practices in Canada.

  23. Amanda says:

    24- yes please

  24. ninergrl6 says:

    4. Ryan is the late night host so the “real” sports journalists don’t have to stay up that late. Frankly I find Ryan more entertaining & personable than the rest.

  25. Quinn says:

    1- Ashton Eaton, definitely. A decathlon is an amazing TEN tasks. Bolt is “the fastest man alive” but he keeps reminding everyone that he is “the greatest”. Nope. That’s Ali. Always will be.
    4-No idea. Seeing how his Seacresty highlights look in the Brazilian sun? Just don’t know.
    8-The Last Ship’s radio static sub story line was so predictable and lame. They added 2 new characters to the White House this season: Nestor Serrano’s Alex was the jerky decoy while Elisabeth Rohm’s token blond character was the obvious leak. This season is just missing what earlier ones had: a good story.
    24-Jason Dohring would be AWESOME in the new Lost Boys. Dare we hope?

  26. Jamie says:

    16. Refreshingly low-key! Tv shows rely way too much on relationship drama – sometimes, your relationship is the chill thing in your life, even if other things are running as smoothly. I love them together. Also, this is the first chill relationship Callie has had – I’m happy to see her so happy.