If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/11

Wow, there are so many season finales on tonight that it’s going to be tough to avoid spoilers! So either I’m going to have to stay up all night, or disconnect my internet until I’m caught up! 🙂 In other news, we are one week away from Christmas, so I hope everyone is close to finishing their shopping. I did the last of mine yesterday, since we are doing Christmas early—both of my brothers are going to be away on the 25th, so we have our first of three partial-family celebrations tonight. Then I rush home and get to work on these finales! 🙂

Kyle’s Choice #1

Dexter finishes out its sixth season tonight. Last week, Quinn arrived just in time to prevent Travis from killing Batista, but Travis still managed to escape. Back at Miami PD, Dexter’s quick thinking prevented a lethal gas outbreak, but not without Dexter being exposed. Meanwhile, as if Deb wasn’t messed up already, her therapist put the idea that she is attracted to Dexter into her head, which starts to consume her thoughts and dreams. And when Dexter tried to set a trap to catch Travis, his earlier exposure to the gas caused him to pass out, allowing Travis to turn the tables. At the end of the episode, we saw Louis mailing a package to Dexter. What’s in the box? Does he know Dexter’s secrets? If so, what are his plans? Will Dexter or the Miami PD be able to catch Travis? Will Deb share and explore her romantic feelings for her adopted brother? It should be a great finale, and hopefully set up some interesting things for the final two seasons.

In tonight’s episode, “This Is the Way the World Ends,” Dexter and Homicide try to stop the Doomsday Killers from committing one final murder, while Debra deals with a new emotional situation.

Tune in to the season finale tonight on Showtime at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Dexter @ Clicker.
 
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Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m excited to finally get this week’s Leverage to air. I didn’t watch last week’s episode yet, because it was basically a two part episode. Last week was the girls as they went out together, and this week is the guy’s turn. I’ve heard such good things about it, so I’ll definitely be watching last night’s episode as soon as my kiddo is in bed so I can watch tonight’s right after! Did you watch? Was it worth the hype I heard about last week’s episode going into this week’s?

On tonight’s episode, “The Boys’ Night Out Job,” the team pulls together in order to aid one of their own after Hurley returns from a three-way drug deal that has completely diverted from his previously determined plans, which leads to Nate, Eliot, and Hardison getting involved.

Check it out tonight on TNT at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Leverage @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice #2

Tonight is the special 90-minute season finale of Homeland. Last week, Brody took his family on a trip to Gettysburg. During this trip, he taught his children about the Civil War and explained the reasons why people must go to battle, and told them they will need to protect their mother once he is gone. The kids thought he was referring to how busy he will be with his campaign. However, he was actually preparing them for the aftermath of his actions—earlier in the day, he snuck away to pick up a suicide vest. Meanwhile, Carrie was acting crazy after the explosion, going on and on about the color green. Saul soon discovered that she is bipolar and needs rest and her meds to even her out. He helped her with her obsession to figure out the missing gaps in Abu Nazir’s timeline and what his real objective was. However, when Carrie called Brody for assistance, Brody took advantage of this situation to silence her. He told Carrie they should meet, but instead, he reported her earlier illegal surveillance to the Feds and said she was harassing him. When the Feds showed up at her door, they took away all her notes and told her they have cleaned out her office. With Claire no longer having access to her resources and sounding like a ranting crazy woman, will anyone be able to stop Brody and Walker from completing their missions? Tonight’s episode should be a tense nail-biter!

In tonight’s episode, “Marine One,” a near-catatonic Carrie is confined to bed as Saul puzzles over the unnerving implications of her time line. Elsewhere, Walker settles on a perch from which to complete his mission, and Brody preps for the vice president’s policy summit.

Don’t miss the finale tonight on Showtime at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Homeland @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I have to say, I’m only recommending tonight’s finale of The Next Iron Chef because I’ve watched all season, and if you’re like me, you don’t like to miss the finale of something you’ve seen every episode of! I am not a huge fan of either of the contestants left in the competition. I like Geoffrey Zakarian fine as a judge on Chopped or when I see him as a judge or whatever on other Food Network shows. But he’s kind of a pompous guy with a stick up his ass—or at least, that’s what comes across to me during this show. I can’t imagine that I’d enjoy seeing him as the Iron Chef on Iron Chef America. He seems to lack a spark, or even much of a personality. As for Elizabeth Falkner, she’s better than Zakarian in terms of personality and spark, but not by much. She also seems to be kind of reserved most of the time, which to me, does not make for a good Iron Chef. I want fun, quirky, excited—like Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, or even Morimoto when he lets himself relax a bit. I dunno. I just don’t see either of these two being like that.

Regardless, on tonight’s finale, the two remaining contestants must put their cooking expertise to the test and enter the extreme heat of Kitchen Stadium for a pressure challenge in an intense winter holidays-themed culinary competition of epic proportions.

See who wins this season’s title on Food Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Next Iron Chef @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice #3

Also tonight, we have the usual 3-hour finale of Survivor—the 2-hour episode, followed by live results/reunion show. We are down to the final four: Rick, “Coach,” Albert, and either Brandon or Ozzy (whichever one wins the Redemption Island challenge). I wanted Cochran to win, so I really don’t care about any of the people left. But if I had to pick out of these remaining folks, I’d root for Albert. I don’t think Ozzy or “Coach” should have ever been on the show yet again. They already had their chances. And Brandon Hantz is insane, attacking and voting out the attractive women because they are too much of a temptation for him! Finally, there’s big-mustached Rick, who seems to have done nothing and just fly under the radar the whole time.

This is the 23rd “season” of the show, and it hasn’t changed all that much since the beginning, so fans will probably already know that in tonight’s episode, “Loyalties Will Be Broken,” the final duel takes place on Redemption Island and the winner returns to the game. When only three castaways remain, they face questions from the jury, who then vote for the winner.

See the 2-hour finale on CBS at 8/7c, followed by the winner’s reveal and 1-hour reunion show at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Survivor @ Clicker.

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One Response to If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/18/11

  1. Kyle says:

    Oops, I guess we were down to the final five on Survivor–forgot to mention Sophie, and she kind of played a big part in the finale 🙂 (I watch that show more of of habit than actually caring anymore ;))