Last night, both of our favorite ghost shows were back in action. Come on in!
Donna is no longer taking any one’s crap, k?
Ghost Whisperer: Mones
The Olympics are over and Mones can finally get back to her regularly scheduled programs.Â May the memories of the U.S. Bobsled team’s meaty thighs will live in her loins forever.
This week we revisit President Bedford’s pursuit of the mystical Book of Changes, a book that’s important for reasons I can’t seem to remember right now.Â Sometime last season Eli got possession of the book, around the same time that Bedford’s mom went into a coma and started getting visits from “The Shadows”, evil spirits that want the book for reasons I can’t seem to remember right now.Â Eli and Ned take turns hiding the book.Â Because Eli and Ned are so stealth, Bedford sees one of their exchanges.Â He immediately gets a call from his comatose mom telling him he can’t do anything right and to get possession of the book already.Â Moms!Â URRRR!!!!Â Am I right?Â So, she hangs up on him and the phone rings again.Â This time it’s the hospital calling to tell him that his mom diedâ€¦30 minutes ago.Â Dun, dun, DUUUUNNNN!
Bedford steals a land mine from an abandoned Army base (I know, I know) and in the process produces our Ghost of the Week.Â He uses it to threaten to blow up Camryn Manheim if Ned doesn’t give him the book.Â “The Shadows” show up, pissed that the book’s pages are empty and Bedford ends up blowing himself up instead.Â Later that night, Ned pulls out the Book of Changes and hides it in his deskâ€¦as Bedford’s ghost watches from the window!
The CW has finally decided to grace the American public with new episodes of 90210, so look out for my recap next week!Â Can’t remember what 90210 is?Â (Lord, knows I don’t.)Â Check out my recaps!
* Don’t read if you plan on still watching the ep, cuz I spoil it.
Medium has been on break during the Olympics, so I was so happy to have it waiting for me on my DVR when I stumbled in last night. It did not disappoint. It opened with Allison getting mugged by a group of rowdy cracker teenagers hangin’ out in their van. The kid who beat her up looked like that sweet, fresh faced most likely gay fetus on this season’s American Idol.
Al was walking through a parking lot veeeeery sloooooowly, like Joe bound her feet in the hopes that she’d become more subservient and stop chasing around all those pesky dead people. She got jumped by the kid and had a vision where she kicked his and all his friend’s asses. It was awesome!! Allison should kick people’s asses in every episode. When she woke up, she was a bruised up non action hero and happened to meet a lady who runs a self defense class while she was waiting to get her CAT scan. The self defense teacher was played by Donna from That 70′s Show. Semi famous = KILLER! Even though you knew she did it the whole time, it was fun to find out how and why. She’s got the dead pan thing down pat, and I laughed at everything she said even though she didn’t have any funny lines. I love Donna!
The real meat of the episode, though, came from an unlikely place. Detective Lee Scanlon took over the b story. Why is that surprising? Well, he’s not really known for his acting skills and I figured after that whole “am I man enough to get married to my pregnant girlfriend even though I’m tortured inside?” storyline he’d be relegated to the back burner. Thankfully, he was just given a better plot. I can take bad acting. Once you get used to the actor doing it, you just get warm to them as an awkward character and start to buy it. See Manuel Devalos or any of the kids and most of the time husband Joe on this show for more examples of that, or any of the cast of Days of Our Lives.
Lee’s brother was let out of prison right when a familiar violent rape hit Phoenix. Coinky? Brother Scanlon was played by Dean Norris, who’s the brother in law on Breaking Bad. Two semi famous people?? They both did it!! The shocker wasn’t that Scanlon 2 was guilty, but how Scanlon 1 dealt with it. He knew that there was a vigilante coming for him, so he put the detail the cops had on his brother on break and just sat calmly on the car while the deed was done. I couldn’t believe that he would let his own brother get murdered, but man I was glad he did. The guy showed up with a scary teddy bear for the kid, after all, so he deserved what he got. Will this make Scanlon more dour and low energy? I don’t even think that’s possible, unless he was just shown napping for the rest of the season. He’s not a bundle of fun as it is.
Overall another great episode. Are more kick ass Allison and morally grey Scanlon on tap? Let’s hope so.