On TV This Thursday: Gracepoint catches a killer, Bones heads to the ’50s for its 200th, The Big Bang Theory faces a work emergency, Vampire Diaries gets in the holiday spirit, Mom confronts past misgivings and A to Z hunts for a perfect gift. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Gracepoint and CW Finales, Bones No. 200 and More
Winter finale: In a Hitchcockian reality, the milestone 200th episode takes a unique look at Booth and Brennan’s “origins,” where he is a jewel thief and she works for the LAPD.
The Vampire Diaries
Winter finale: Sheriff Forbes surprises Caroline by bringing the holidays to Whitmore College; Alaric turns to Damon and Elena for help after Jo goes missing; Tyler has a risky plan for Luke and Liv; Stefan has bad news for Caroline.
The Big Bang Theory
Leonard and Wolowitz call on Raj to handle a work emergency while Amy throws an authentic Victorian Christmas party, forcing Sheldon to celebrate the holidays.
Christy wishes to make things right with her past, but struggles when it comes to Baxter. Following her lead, Bonnie confesses to the terrible things she has done to Alvin.
Season finale: The murder case comes to a close when Detectives Carver and Miller finally catch Danny Solano’s killer. Any last guesses?
Winter finale: Francis makes a drastic decision regarding the attack on the castle; Mary begins a mission with Lord Conde; Leith begs Greer to leave the country to escape violence.
In the series’ penultimate episode, Neal must create a last-minute, dangerous plan for the Pink Panthers, while Peter balances his family life after a colleague’s murder.
A to Z
Andrew and Zelda hunt for perfect Christmas gifts for each other; Big Bird faces trouble when a longtime customer books an interview to discuss her lack of successful pairings.
AAnnie and McQuaid grow closer as they track down Belenko’s target in Buenos Aires, while Joan decides it’s best to keep Belenko alive.
Sherlock helps Joan locate a woman with the only clue being the smell of nutmeg at her disappearance; Joan’s relationship with Andrew is tested by the arrival of an old friend in need of help.