My Pick of New TV this week

There is no genre premieres this week but a few non-genre ones I am interested in. The Gates two hour season finale is something to look forward to.

Last Week’s Posts

True Blood‘s season finale is something I am really excited about, I will publish a review of it on Tuesday. The new series Lost Girl premiered on Sunday and I hope to have a review of that later this week.

On This Week

This is the calm week before the avalanche of new and returning shows next week.

Warehouse 13 2.13 – Buried (Syfy) Tuesday

A mysterious illness imperils Mrs. Frederic, and Pete, Myka and H.G. go to Egypt’s Warehouse 2 in a bid to save her. Meanwhile, Claudia faces the truth about her future at Warehouse 13. Lindsay Wagner Guest (Bionic Woman) guest star.

Vampire Diaries 2.02 – Brave New World (CW) Thursday

My review of the season premiere. This is a guilty pleasure.

THE CARNIVAL FROM HELL – When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena come to Caroline’s defense. Matt is completely mystified by Caroline’s behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her. Damon has suspicions about Tyler’s Uncle Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney) and uses Tyler’s volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret. Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie takes her anger out on Damon.

Nikita 1.02 – 2.0 (CW) Thursday

The remake of Nikita starts off quite well. Read my review of the series premiere.

NIKITA IS CAUGHT IN A TRAIN STATION SHOOT-OUT — Percy and Michael take their latest assignment, a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, into protective custody. Nikita learns of their hideout and attempts to thwart their plan, but a mysterious group of mercenaries in search of nuclear material beats her to the task. Alex is activated earlier than expected for a special assignment that throws her into the crossfire of bullets. A flashback reveals a pivotal moment in Nikita’s life.

Haven 1.10 – The Hand You’re Dealt (Syfy) Friday

Duke helps Audrey investigate the Colorado Kid case; Nathan and Audrey track a killer loose in Haven, but they find a woman at each crime scene who claims to be trying to prevent the deaths she has foreseen.

Merlin 3.02 – The Tears of Uthor Pendragon, part 2 (BBC) Saturday

The young warlock struggles to recover from the serket’s poison, as the fantasy drama continues. Meanwhile, Morgana and Morgause are free to step up their plans for the invasion of Camelot.

Morgause continues her manipulation of Cenred, as he prepares to launch an attack on the citadel, but Cenred knows he cannot take the castle alone. Morgause promises him that they have an ally within King Uther’s court who will ensure they win the day – no one can fight a battle on two fronts. Morgause gives Morgana a powerfully enchanted rowan staff to aid her in her magical treachery.

King Uther is still unable to rule as he recovers from the enchantment inflicted by the mandrake root. So, as Cenred’s army attacks the citadel, Camelot’s fate now rests on Arthur’s shoulders. The young prince and his men fight bravely but, just as they think the tide might turn, Morgana plays her deadly card. In the vaults beneath Camelot she uses the rowan staff to summon a skeleton army to wreak havoc within the castle walls.

Arthur and his men cannot hold off both an army of the living and an army of the dead. Merlin knows that their only hope is for him to stop Morgana and vanquish the enemy within. Will he be able to do so without revealing his own magical powers?

The Gates 1.12 – Bad Moon Raising , 1.13 – Moving Day (ABC) Sunday
First Season Finale

The Gates have become better and better as the season moved along. I have great expectations on the finale.

Bad Moon Rising – Buckley and Vanessa make a controversial decision that threatens to tear apart the neighborhood. Reeling from the discovery that The Gates is teeming with Supernaturals, Sarah pulls away from those who kept her in the dark and seeks respite in her friendship with Devon. But Sarah is about to find out that Devon is the one person she should never have trusted. And angered that Andie and Charlie are once again an item, Brett resorts to drastic measures – ones that will have lasting consequences.

Moving Day – Devastated by [Vanessa’s death and Sarah’s culpability in Buckley’s suicide], the Monohans prepare to leave The Gates. But when Charlie runs away with Andie, it sets off a dangerous chain of events. Meanwhile, the Radcliffes are in hot pursuit of the elusive witch, Devon, who has the ability to destroy their entire race. Brett Crezki is also on the hunt, desperately trying to find Andie before her Succubus side emerges. As all these threads converge, it becomes clear that the one person no one can trust is the one person the Monohans need the most.

Lost Girl -1.02 (Showcase)

Fresh from the realization that she is a member of the Fae, Bo is approached by a strange client, Will, a real life Will O’ the Wisp. The storehouse of jewels he’s collected over the centuries has been stolen… by a human! While this line of work is foreign to Bo, Will offers her an irresistible payment – information about where she might have come from. As Bo gets involved in the recovery of Will’s gems, she finds the shocking truth about the thief… and the weird and deadly forces that seem to also be on the trail of the jewels

Non Genre Stuff

Be sure not to miss The Closer and Lie to Me‘s summer finale on Monday. On Tuesday this summer’s most entertaining newcomer Covert Affairs ends the first season of many, I hope, with a two-hour finale. One of my guilty pleasures Life UneXpected (CW) returns on Tuesday too. NBC’s new legal drama Outlaw premieres on Thursday.