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BONES 12X09 Episode Stills “The Steel in the Wheels”

BONES:  L-R:  Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the "The Final Chapter:  The Steal in the Wheels" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, March 7 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Buck and Wanda are back!

In Bones‘ Episode 9, “The Steel in the Wheels,” our favorite gum-chewing mullet-haired duo are back, ready to solve crimes this time at a demolition derby!

Meanwhile, a familiar (and welcome!) face from the past returns to help with the long-cold Gormogon case. (Source)

Catch “The Steel in the Wheels” on March 7th at 9pm on FOX.

More photos under the cut! All images courtesy of FoxFlash.

 

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

BONES 12×08 Stills: “The Grief and the Girl”

BONES:  L-R:  John Boyd and David Boreanaz in the "The Final Chapter:  The Grief and the Girl" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Feb. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Sounds scary, doesn’t it, Bones fans?

In the ominously-titled seventh episode of the final season airing on Feb. 21st (but curiously shot eighth in the season order), Booth and Brennan deal with a recent loss (gulp!), while a former flame makes a return to shake things up– at least in the fans’ minds! (Read the press release here, but beware of spoilers!)

All photos are courtesy of FoxFlash.

Click below for more Bones 12×08 stills!

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

PITCH 1×01 Debriefing: Padres in the Outfield

PITCH: Kylie Bunbury in the all-new “Pilot” series premiere episode of PITCH airing Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:59-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Tommy Garcia / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

The Fall TV season is back (and so are we!), and first up at bat here at TYLL is the new baseball-themed drama Pitch on FOX. This series’ curveball? It centers around a promising young pitcher — who happens to be a woman. The pressure reaches a fever pitch, leaving everyone wondering if Ginny Baker is nothing but a flash in a pan. Can the rookie series hit a home run? (And could I use any more baseball analogies in this article so far?)

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE AMERICANS Season 4: Was Nina’s fate a harbinger of things to come?

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The Americans Season 4 definitely isn’t pulling any punches, taking more twists and turns than a couple of KGB agents evading FBI surveillance in 1980s Washington, D.C.

The world is definitely closing in for our spies, on both sides of the moral divide, and if the first few episodes of this season are any indication, the show is making good on the threats posed as far back as season 2 to some of our most beloved characters. From Nina’s stint in a Siberian gulag, to Phillip and Elizabeth’s dilemma over what to do now that their secret’s out, to Martha’s increased sense of danger in the workplace as Stan finally senses something’s afoot, it looks like no one will be left unscathed by the time the writers are done with us for another year.

However, there is one scene that will undoubtedly reverberate for the rest of the season, and that moment definitely sent shockwaves across this side of the television screen. It might have been one that was a long time coming, but that doesn’t make it any less heart-wrenching. Yet as shocking as said moment was, what really stands out, for now, is that it’s a pretty good metaphor (or harbinger) of things to come thanks to The Center, if my TV-watching experience is any indication.

[WARNING! The following post contains major spoilers for the first four episodes of The Americans this season. Enter at your own risk!]

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE 4X11 Debriefing: Wedding Bell Blues

Courtesy ABC

Rejoice, Nashville fans! The day you’ve been wishing for since this show premiered four years ago finally arrives: Deacon and Rayna are tying the knot, come hell or high water! Which may be more than a figure of speech, if their history is anything to go by.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

AGENT CARTER 2X10 Debriefing: L.A. Confidential

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Apologies for the delay, folks. I’m obviously not as resourceful as our dear Peggy!

For the entirety of its second season, Agent Carter has danced around the impending disaster of the Zero Matter showdown with Whitney Frost, using her terrorizing as a backdrop for all of our characters’ personal struggles.

In “Hollywood Ending,” the show doubles down on some of those questions, while leaving others tantalizingly unresolved. If this is is the end of the series as we know it (perish the thought), there’s no doubt that fans will certainly be left debating the outcome for years to come.

But when it comes down to it, there is only one question that really matters: will Peggy Carter ever find happiness? Read on to find out.

[Warning: the following post contains spoilers for the Agent Carter season finale.]

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Agent Carter 2×08 and 2×09 Debriefing: The (Zero Matter) Force Awakens, or, this is why you should always do as Peggy says.

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Apologies for the delay in posting, folks. Better late than never?

I may have taken a break from writing about Agent Carter over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean our intrepid heroine has taken time off from taking down criminal masterminds.

Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) has unleashed her true megalomaniacal self upon the world, and has taken Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan) along for the ride, while poor Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) struggles just to stay whole, metaphorically and physically. But Peggy (Hayley Atwell) has more pressing matters: as if evil superpowers and love triangles weren’t enough to fill her plate, poor Ana (Lotte Verbeek) has gotten caught in the crossfire, and a gunshot wound to the abdomen at Frost’s hands leaves her life hanging in the balance. Jarvis (James D’Arcy) is inconsolable, and standing by her friend is of the utmost concern at this trying time. Can’t these guys ever catch a break?

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES 10X06 Season Finale Debriefing: You reap what you sow

Courtesy Fox

Ain’t no party like an apocalypse party, y’all.

Spoiler alert: It turns out that colonization threat that made Mulder go on the lam days after his son was born 15 years ago was real, only planet Earth was off by a few years. (Darn calendar mix-ups!)

The stuff’s about to hit the fan — or the UFO — and it’s up to Scully to save the world, as per usual, thanks to a little help from some friends and foes from her past.

Villains, viruses and vehicles, oh my!

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES 10×05 Debriefing: All you need is love — and narcotics

Courtesy Fox

If you ever wished you could see Fox Mulder high on magic mushrooms, boy, does The X-Files have the episode for you!

This week, the agents meet their younger doppelgangers, while trying to solve a case that is as nuanced as Mulder’s dance moves. (In other words, not.) It might all just be an excuse to get David Duchovny shirtless, but that’s about where the subtlety ends.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Very belated THE X-FILES 10×04 Debriefing: Still spooky after all these years

THE X-FILES:   L-R:  Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in the "Home Again" episode of THE X-FILES airing Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ed Araquel/FOX

Sorry for the radio silence the last two weeks, folks. Will be back to usual posting schedule as of this week, hopefully.

The X-Files always did know how to pull at our heartstrings back in the day. Mulder and Scully chasing monsters together often served to contextualize the tragedy of the human condition, whether it was at the victims’ expense or their own.

This week, our heroes suffer yet another loss, but in true X-Files-y fashion, they soldier on to crack yet another case — and learn a little about themselves in the process. There’s a lot of reminiscing going on, and perhaps even a little glance at the future, too.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.
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