House 6×11 — “The Down Low”: Now this is the kind of episode I expect from a show like House! I thought the House/Wilson storyline was hilarious, and loved that Wilson found a way to beat House at his own game — by proposing in a crowded restaurant, no less! I couldn’t figure out who the love interest was and where I’d seen her before, but reading about the show later on revealed that it was Sasha Alexander, who played Kate during Season 1 of NCIS. She was good too. I wonder if she’ll have a recurring role?
I thought the POTW plot was solid, not so much for the medical mystery but for the relationship between the two characters. The guest stars really sold their roles, and I half-expected the dying cop to tell his friend not to go to the drug deal. I guess that would have been too cheesy though.
I wasn’t even annoyed by the prank Chase, Taub, and Thirteen tried to pull on Foreman. Usually their antics are clearly just time-wasters, but I was interested this week. It was nice to see Foreman win for once — and to see him smile about it instead of being a serious jerk all the time!
Castle 2×12 — “A Rose for Everafter”: I didn’t realize how much I missed this show during the hiatus until I saw it again! Castle is hands down my favorite television program right now. This was another strong episode with a nice guest performance by Alyssa Milano. It’s hard to believe that I used to watch her on Who’s the Boss back when I was in junior high… now we’re both grown up and in our mid-30s lol. I thought Kira and Castle had some decent chemistry, and though I am still all aboard the Castle/Beckett ‘ship, it was nice to see Beckett battle a little jealousy there. Hopefully the tables will turn soon and Beckett can have a handsome date to make Castle jealous! Anyway, fun episode all around. I’m really looking forward to next week as well!
Bones 5×11 — “The X in the File”: Meh, this episode was kind of boring. I think it might be time for me to give up on Bones. With all the other shows this week, I found that I was happy to see the characters again, and probably would have enjoyed the eps even if they weren’t that great. But with Bones… nothing. I was expecting a lot more out of this one because of the X-Files, but the writers came up short. Maybe I’ll give this one up and just tune in again when I hear that Bones and Booth finally get together.
Criminal Minds 5×12 — “The Uncanny Valley”: This was a really creepy episode, but it was a good one! Of course, taking the women, paralyzing them, and dressing them up like dolls was such a memorable M.O. for the killer, and I liked the way the writers managed to make the unsub somewhat sympathetic in the whole thing. The father, on the other hand, deserves to burn in hell.
The episode description I read said that Hotchner was supposed to be struggling with returning back to work. But besides some dark circles around eyes, I didn’t notice anything particularly angst-y on his end. Maybe those scenes got cut?
Oh, and I liked Reid playing chess in the park. How strange that there was a callback to Gideon, seeing as how that whole thing ended on bad terms. But still, it was nice to acknowledge that Gideon was an important part in Reid’s life.