Spend all week dyeing eggs and hiding the chocolate bunnies from the kids? Here's what you missed.
Please! Like Us Again!
Have you noticed that every single story about the return of The Killing consisted mostly of the show runners apologizing for last season's trick ending and begging the show's viewers to come back? They still have to play out the plot twist, though: Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell) has an airtight alibi for the night Rosie Larsen was killed -- it turns out he had been spotted in Tacoma, attempting to kill himself. Well, we didn't say it was a happy alibi, just that it was a good one.
Winding Things Up Fast
In a rush to tie off the loose ends before the series finale, Desperate Housewives is ending some major storylines. In particular, the divorce of Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant) seems to rather suddenly be off: when Tom's increasingly meddlesome girlfriend Jane (Andrea Parker) showed up at the house brandishing divorce papers and insisting Lynette sign them, Tom's outburst finally led him to understand that he still loved Lynette. I'm glad at least some of the characters are likely to get a happy ending.
The Second Chance Untaken
On Mad Men, Betty (January Jones) has a cancer scare when a doctor investigating her sudden weight gain finds a lump on her thyroid. It turns out the lump is benign, but before she finds that out, Betty finds herself uncharacteristically open to the good things in life, including her family. Unfortunately, when she finds out that, as she bitterly puts it, "I'm just fat," she instantly reverts back to her tightly-wound, mean-spirited self, and then finds herself alone in the kitchen eating Sally's (Kiernan Shipka) leftover ice cream sundae.
Meet The New King
On Game of Thrones, King of the North Robb Stark (Richard Madden) has the upper hand in the negotiations with King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). He also has Joffrey's real father, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and for his release, Stark wants the release of his imprisoned sisters and the bodies of their father and his shoulders. Demanding the release of Joffrey's hold on the northern lands was a nice touch as well!
Really? In A Manger?
Look, I'm an enormous Bones fan, and I'm thrilled to see the show back after Emily Deschanel's maternity leave. But this week's episode was just kind of goofy. Not to mention obvious: after setting up the argument that Brennan wants a home birth and Booth (David Boreanaz) wants a hospital birth -- specifically a Catholic hospital birth -- the pair end up delivering their daughter in a barn after being turned away from a packed bed and breakfast. (That sounds familiar...) Also, the "newborn" baby was approximately three months old and surprisingly non-slimy considering, y'know, the whole just-being-born thing.