Friday's SmackDown Recap with Jason C.
Jason C.'s back with Friday's recap. First, a quote from King Booker reminds us of how Chris Benoit was in the ring. Plus, check out last week's proposal and a smashing victory by Batista.
Jason C.'s back with Friday's recap. First, a quote from King Booker reminds us of how Chris Benoit was in the ring. Plus, check out last week's proposal and a smashing victory by Batista.
He also spent much of the first hour in bed with various women: “I forgot how fun and perverted you are,” purrs Eddie’s mom. “God, you’re like that little battery bunny!” squeals Nikki. Too bad both women end up mad at him – Nikki, because she saw him making out with Maria, and Maria, because he tries to end it all with her because he really cares about Nikki. Dudes, Maria is a bit psycho. It doesn’t help that Tess finds her in bed with Cliff at the end of the episode. That’s going to be an awkward conversation.
And even when he was doing bad things – sleeping with his dead friend’s mother, having a hissy fit at stolen evidence, confronting Johnny on the missing dress – we couldn’t help but feel for the guy. He’s so desperate for someone to give him a chance. “I’m not the bad guy you think I am,” he tells Liza. The only one who seemed to believe that was Nikki – and he screwed that up. How hard was it to watch Nikki almost give into Cliff at the end of the two hours, and then get the strength to send him away? Poor Cliff – you could just tell he’d lost his last lifeline. There’s no normal left for him anymore.
And poor Nikki – she’s so cute and sweet when Cliff says he wants to be her first official boyfriend (as opposed to her umpteenth drunken hook-up), and so, so heartbroken when she sees Cliff with Maria. Thank goodness she’s got Jesse Jo to help her out – did anyone else get all wibbley when Jesse Jo was talking about his kids, and told Nikki that she might be his favorite?
How awesome was Jesse Jo? We finally got to see him in all his drag-queen glory, taking the stage as Tammy Wynette to sing “Stand By Your Man.” Even better than that was seeing him in protective mode, trying to save Nikki from Cliff – and herself. He’s just such a mother hen, with one hell of a wicked tongue. And you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a man in a silky robe wearing copious eyeshadow threaten someone more than a foot taller than him with a sparkly Lucite stiletto-heel shoe. Which was your favorite Jesse Jo quote?
On to the mystery: When confronted with the bloody Halloween costume, Greta claims she and Cliff went to see Eddie at the same time, and they found him dead. She got blood on her when she went to check the body. Cliff, on the other hand, claims that Greta got to Eddie’s about 10 minutes before he did, but he scoffs at the idea that Greta could have done it. Granted, he does it in such a way that he practically screams “Greta did it!”, but that’s Cliff for you.
Liza is convinced that there’s more to the story than that, and gets even more suspicious when she learns about Cliff and Maria’s affair. It seems Eddie knew his mom was cheating, and he was about to confront the two of them. But Liza has secrets of her own – Johnny uncovers a video of her and Eddie getting intimate on the day he died. Yoinks!
Meanwhile, Skip and Maria keep having cryptic conversations, culminating in Maria giving Skip a DVD that clearly shows Skip wiping down the gun and putting it in dead Eddie’s hand. Was he the killer, or the fixer? Interesting.
On the home front, Tess is trying to attract Skip – why? He’s such a scary sleazeball! – and she contrives to get a young, hot golf pro to act as her date for her birthday party to make Skip jealous. The “acting” part is especially relevant, since the hottie in question is gay. Skip finds out, and Tess is humiliated. Skip responds by kissing her. Tess, you can do so much better. Heck, even Travis was better.
Things aren’t going well at Johnny’s, either. Bob gets jealous of Skip oozing all over Karen, and punches him out. Yay, Bob! The problem is, the whole situation reminds him of how he and Karen met – she was married at the time. He just can’t trust her, and he lets her know. Rookie mistake, Bob. Karen doesn’t help matters by accidentally calling Bob by her dead husband’s name. Doh! In the end, Karen gets drunk and laments her lost dreams to Bob – that’s not really what he wanted to hear.
Next week, we find out what really happened to Eddie. What’s your theory? What on earth does Tess see in Skip? How psycho is Maria? Should Nikki take Cliff back, support him in his time of need, or is she better off without him? And just how fantastic is Jesse Jo? Tell us what you think in the comments!
What's not to love about Hidden Palms's Leslie Jordan? He chatted with Jason C. about his favorite Hidden Palms scene, telling his mother about playing a transvestite, and being the moral compass of the show!
Check back here next week for part two -- Leslie answers fan questions and talks about some cool new projects he's doing!
While we here at The CW Source try to never take joy from other people's sorrows, we couldn't help ourselves when we heard this bit of news this morning. From imdb.com:
"Weeds stars Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have split up after a brief romance. Parker and Morgan, who play husband and wife on the hit show, started dating late last year. However, Morgan admits his relationship with his co-star is over. He says, 'I am a single guy. I look for somebody with a sense of humor, someone that laughs at my bad jokes, and wants to have fun in life. That's kind of the key.' "
How nice of Jeffrey to share with us what he's looking for in a leading lady. The line starts behind us!
Jason C. recaps last week's two-hour Hidden Palms event! The clues are pouring in, but who should we trust -- snoopy Liza, mysterious Greta, manipulative Cliff, or that creepy Skip? Well... probably not Skip. But on to the recap!
We're saddened to report some tragic news on the WWE front. Wrestler Chris Benoit was found dead with his family in an apparent murder-suicide.
Benoit cancelled a Houston appearance for personal reasons a day before he, his wife, and their 7-year-old son were found dead. Investigators are speculating that he killed his wife and son first, and then killed himself.
While full details haven't been disclosed yet, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they're "going to prove a little bizarre." We're still waiting on the full story, and we'll keep you posted when we hear more.
Our hearts go out to the WWE community during this difficult time.
We’ve been having fun arguing over AOL Television’s list of Dreamy Dads and Hot Moms – which include several CW parents. AOL picks CW fathers Keith Mars (Veronica Mars), Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls) and John Winchester (Supernatural) for their Dreamy Dads roster; Neesee James (All of Us) and Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) represent the network on the Hot Moms list.
While we agree that all of the people listed are smokin’ hot, we’re having a bit more disagreement over their parental street cred. Take the dads: Keith is, hands down, one of the best fathers on TV, but Luke Danes and John Winchester? Luke didn’t even know he had a kid for 13 years, and we have to admit the April plotline slowed the show down for us. John is an admirable Hunter, but as a father he left much to be desired – spending the kids’ college fund on ammo, treating his sons like soldiers instead of kids, and keeping vital knowledge secret from them is just the tip of the iceberg with John. We admit that he gets points for clawing his way out of hell to save his sons from a demon, but we’re still not sure he should be entered into the Father Hall of Fame anytime soon.
As for the moms… should we be concerned that the only moms on the list are from shows that aren’t coming back? Does that mean that the network no longer provides vital mother love? What about Martha Kent? Rochelle from Everybody Hates Chris? Heck, you can argue that Tyra Banks acts as the mother hen to a dozen girls every cycle of her show – doesn’t that count?
Granted, the pickings can be a bit slim when it comes to positive parental figures on the network. Most adults on Hidden Palms or One Tree Hill are disqualified from the get-go, and you don’t see a lot of parental nurturing on Friday Night Smackdown. And we’ve lost some good parents recently – the Camdens (of every generation), Reba, various Gilmores, Keith Mars. But the feature got us thinking – who do you think are the best moms and dads on the CW? Which character should get the “World’s Best Mom” mug? Which dad deserves more than a bottle of aftershave or a tie on Father’s Day? Let us know what you think in the comments!
We’re down to the final group on new competitors in Supernatural – and a bunch of the pairings could go either way. We’re confident that Ellen will tame the Hell Hounds, but the rest are up in the air. Which do you find more terrifying, Clowns or Destiny? Can the Crossroads Demon make a deal with the shape-shifting Rakshasa? Will heavily armed S.W.A.T. teams fall prey to Dubious Mating Practices? Can Confused Ghosts hope to contain the awesome force that is Angst? And will a Demon Army be enough to subdue the devastation brought on by Self-Esteem Issues? Your votes will decide -- so start voting!
On to the recap of Group Three, which turned out to be the most uneven field we’ve seen thus far. Only one match was even close: Secrets narrowly edged out Purple Nurples – presumably because after enough of those potent potions, no mere mortal can form coherent sentences to reveal any hidden knowledge. Well played, Secrets.
Salt proved to be too corrosive for Mandroids to take – or perhaps Ron’s fictional robot creatures were just as prone to high blood pressure as their human counterparts? Gordon proved to be no match for the Yellow-Eyed Demon – and we can’t say we’re surprised. Old Yellow Eyes is far too formidable (and fabulous) a foe for even a superior Hunter like Gordon to take out.
Jo put up a valiant effort against the Djinn, but his mind-whammy got her in the end. We presume she’s having blissful visions of herself hunting side-by-side with a shirtless Dean even as we speak. Rest well, Jo. Speaking of visions of loveliness: Slow-Dancing Aliens were so entranced by The Pretty that they didn’t even realize their extraterrestrial butts were being soundly kicked. Mars will have to continue pining for Winchesters from afar.
The rest of the matches were almost embarrassing. Crooked Cops never stood a chance against the wily Samuel Colt. Possessed Sam had apparently stocked up on enough vitamin C to neutralize the Demonic Virus with nary a sniffle on his part.
And Bobby – well, apparently you think Bobby could defeat a whole pack of Werewolves in his sleep, with both hands tied behind his back, and/or while he was knocking back whiskey shots with Holy Water chasers down at his local dive bar. We agree – we can’t imagine your standard furball taking out our beloved, becapped Bobby.
Vote now in the Group Four matchups. Once the weak have been weeded out of the competition, we’ll return for more exciting matchups in Round Two of the competition!
New Smallville ep don't return to The CW until September, but the cast hasn't stayed out of the headlines. It's as busy as ever.
- Aaron Ashmore gives the big screen a try in Palo Alto
- Lana Lang comes in second in the "How Come It's Not YOU That's Dead?" category in TV Gal's Amy Awards
- John Glover hits Broadway once again
- And last but not least, get ready for Comic-Con in San Diego next month!
We're particularly excited about Comic-Con, where the show is scheduled to reveal the face of the new Supergirl. Smallville writer-slash-producer Mark Verheiden will also stop by.
Are you excited about the possible return of the Green Arrow next season? Any thoughts on who the new Supergirl should be? And are you headed to Comic-Con next month?
Reaper is getting some new blood before it even hits the air. According to Hollywood Reporter, Missy Peregrym will be joining the cast in the role of Andi, the hot co-worker that bounty-hunter-for-the-devil Bret Harrison is crushing on. The role was played by Nikki Reed in the pilot.
You may recognize Missy from her starring role in “Stick It,” the gymnastics (and not, we emphasize, “gym-NICE-tics”) version of "Bring it On.” Oh, and she also appeared in some obscure little show called Heroes as a shape-changing bad-girl.
Does this new casting news make you more interested in Reaper? Are you looking forward to seeing deals with the devil played for comedy? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just us? Jason C. kicks the week off with another category of Sourcies, and this week, it's all about the hottest moment. Um, these are some seriously steamy scenes! Supernatural, The Game, and Smallville face off, and we're thinking it's going to be a really tough competition.
Watch the video, cast your vote, and tell us what you think. We're doing this all summer long, so if you have an idea for a scene or category you'd like featured, post it in the comments!
Creator Kevin Williamson talked to The Desert Sun (a Palm Springs newspaper). Interesting tidbit: he'd wanted the soapy drama to be called "Palm Springs," but The CW changed that.
Williamson doesn't sound thrilled about how the network's promoting his show: "I don't think this show is marketed to the extent it could have been. I feel like we're getting the ratings for the amount of marketing they're putting into us."
What do you guys think? Hidden Palms fans, we know you're out there. Do you think the show should've been promoted more? Would it have done better with a fall premiere? Or would it have helped to air the show after an established hit like OTH? Tell us what you think!
Chairman Mr. McMahon's death shook up the SmackDown stars this week.
Let's take the mystery first. Liza's looking crazier and crazier, even though there's a good chance she's right that Cliff and Greta had something to do with Eddie's death. IMing Johnny pretending to be Eddie, breaking into Cliff's house and snooping through his things -- she's making it hard for Johnny, or anyone, to trust her. And Cliff's on to her. How creepy was that scene when he got in her face and warned her to butt out? He has a way of making everything darkly hot, even threats! But we have to agree that Liza has a few good points. Why would Cliff have Greta's bloody Halloween costume buried in his floorboards? Something's not right there.
Meanwhile, Johnny and Greta made up after she told him that she slept with Cliff the night before Eddie killed himself. She thinks the suicide is her fault! Rather than question why she'd sleep with Cliff, Johnny just makes out with her and then asks a lot of questions about Eddie. Greta has a suicide note that she claims Eddie wrote, but when Johnny tells Liza, she says there's no way Eddie wrote that note, as it cites a poet he couldn't stand. And she says it very definitively, as if she's the authority on Eddie's likes and dislikes. Hmmm. Could there have been something going on between those two before Eddie's death? It almost seems that way...
We continue to enjoy Cliff in every scene. He's so deliciously creepy -- manipulative, but with a soft side (or should we say, a "soft and chewy center?"). When he was beating up on Travis's car, it was strangely attractive. Nikki apparently felt the same way, since she took that moment to finally give in to Cliff's advances and make out with him.
Doesn't it seem like Cliff's got an almost Oedipal thing going on with his mom, Tess? We get that Travis is a tool, but Cliff seemed to go out of his way to drive the man to the brink of insanity. When Travis saw that Cliff had ruined his ride and almost killed the kid, Tess came to the rescue with a gun (and a witty quip about being Texan to boot), kicking Trav out for good. She apologized to Cliff: "You must think your mama's a complete fool!", and they embraced... and call us crazy, but it seemed like the scene had romantic undertones. Or maybe that's just the beauty of Cliff's character -- he can muster up chemistry with just about everyone on this show, whether they're related to him, in cahoots with him, or his sworn enemy.
But just when we think he's evil to the core, he surprised us by wanting to cuddle post-sex with Nikki. And Nikki cracked us up: "Stop being a girl!" She seems to be calling all the shots in this new relationship. Do you like Nikki and Cliff together?
All this going on and we get some new characters thrown into the mix, too. We met Eddie's mom when Johnny clumsily pumped her for info about her son's death... and then we found out that she and Cliff are apparently sleeping together, and have been for some time! Whoa. Just when we felt sorry for Cliff when Nikki played it cool, this pops up! You really can't trust the guy... and that's exactly why we love him.
Then Greta's dad Skip shows up from out of nowhere while she and Johnny are going at it, so Skip's first impression of Johnny is of a naked guy holding a pillow over his privates. Talk about awkward. Skip seems to have a thing for Tess, since he can't stop grabbing her butt... but when they're supposed to rendezvous for drinks, he totally blows her off for some young golf course bimbo. For that, Tess sloshes his face with the last of her martini.
The adult drama's rounded out by the steadfast Bob, Johnny's stepdad. He's always trying to be Johnny's pal and never quite succeeding -- until now. Finally Johnny seems to have realized that being rude to Bob isn't getting him anywhere. Bob's the only character on this show (well, besides Jesse Jo), that we trust. He doesn't seem to have an ulterior motive or a manipulative bone in his body. Of course, we could be totally wrong and find out next week that he's secretly sleeping with Liza or something, but for now we choose to trust Bob. And it looks like Johnny does, too. Wasn't that sweet when he gave Bob a club and asked for another chance? We look forward to seeing those two spend time bonding instead of feuding.
So what'd you think of last night's double-episode evening? Are you a fan of the blossoming relationship between Cliff and Nikki? What's up with Cliff sleeping with Eddie's mom? Do you believe Liza's accusations? Who can we really believe in this town? Discuss in the comments!
It was hard to watch last week's emotional OTH season finale without shedding a tear. We still can't believe the gang has graduated! Jason C. has the recap so you can relive your favorite moments.
Hilarie Burton recently dished to the NY Daily News about how she wants to stop playing the victim (which is practically the definition of Peyton lately, between dying parents and psycho stalkers). She said: ""I feel like aggression needs to be a mood that we see from Peyton Sawyer." Hmmm... what about that episode where Peyton fought back after Derek's attack? Or the catfight she had with Brooke? We've seen Peyton's tougher side a few times. But we get what she's saying -- Peyton usually ends up getting dumped on, not getting aggressive.
Hilarie goes on to say how excited she is to see the show change next season: “The period in your life between graduating high school and graduating college is probably when you change the most. We can all come back, and maybe some of us will still be really tight and others of us will be totally different people. I’m excited to see which is which.”
Lots of fun stuff today! Get caught up on last week's developments, like Greta's mysterious Eddie video and the revealing of 08Nova's identity.
Oh, and hang out with Jason C. at a park! Can't beat that.
We found this OTH season 5 promo clip while browsing YouTube. It doesn't seem very official and might've been made awhile ago (note the "This Fall" promo -- but we all know OTH won't be back until winter!), but it's still entertaining if you're hunting for spoilers about the gang's futures. If you want to be totally unspoiled, don't watch! There are a few clues about Nathan, Brooke, and Lucas's futures:
After the break, we speculate about the video and some spoilery talk we've been hearing. Don't click through if you don't want to know!
Wow, Nathan's dreams crushed!? Doesn't it seem like that happens every other week? Hales gave up some of her dreams to support him... so what happens to her? No clues in this video. Crazy that they'll have a preschooler the next time we see them, isn't it?
As for Brooke becoming a successful designer, we're not too surprised. That's exactly what we'd expected. And it appears that Lucas is a published author -- again, not a big shocker. We'd almost be more shocked if he DIDN'T end up writing.
But what about Peyton!? Spoilers we're hearing hint that Peyton and Haley have renewed their friendship and are closer than ever -- even possibly working together in the music industry! But there's no proof of that out there yet. We like that idea, since those two haven't been as close as they used to be.
What do you guys think? Did any of the clips surprise you? Do you like the sound of this? Whose future are you most excited to see?
Congratulations to Tichina Arnold (Rochelle on “Everybody Hates Chris”) for her Best Actress nomination in the 2007 BET Award for Best Actress. She’s going up against against Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”), Angela Bassett (“Akeelah and the Bee”), Kerry Washington (“The Last King of Scotland”) and Chandra Wilson (“Grey's Anatomy”).
She talked to AOL Black Voices about the nomination and her history in show business: “It's been a scary, bumpy ride. But I had enough faith in myself and enough faith in God that I would go down the roads that I needed to go down and veer off too far," she said. "Thank God I've been able to stand the test of time!"
Good luck, Tichina!
And now... drumroll, please. The very first Sourcies! They're finally here -- Jason C.'s kicking off the competition!
This week, we're talking Love Triangle Moments. We've found three that we think are among the best. And by best, we mean most heart-wrenchingly awkward. The ones you were talking about for days afterward -- the moments packed with sizzling tension. These all have two guys and one girl; later in the summer we'll have Love Triangles Part Two featuring two girls both wanting one guy!
Check out Jason C.'s video, vote on your favorite, and check back here next week for results and a new category!
UPDATE: We should've mentioned that this week it's all about two guys/one girl moments. We have another Love Triangle Moments category coming up in a few weeks with two girls/one guy moments that will definitely include OTH! Keep the write-ins coming so we know which scenes you want to see!