For Sunday, December 2, 2012 here are network and cable shows that feature some women worth watching on television. “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” are hoping for big audiences since it is their winter season finales. LA Media Examiner’s pick for the top strong women for Sunday night still goes to the Showtime duo of Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) in “Dexter” and Carrie (Claire Danes) in “Homeland.”
Sunday night picks with details
“Once Upon a Time” (ABC, 8 p.m.) “Queen of Hearts“—Cora (Barbara Hershey) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) face off with Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in a race to secure the compass, which will point its holder to the portal into Storybrooke. But back on the other side, Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), desperate to keep Cora out, put a plan into action that would kill anyone entering the portal—placing Mary Margaret’s and Emma’s lives in danger as well. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, Captain Hook travels to Wonderland and meets up with a vengeful Queen of Hearts.
It certainly sounds like somebody is going to die tonight, but since it is all technically fairytale land, something always will bring them back, so do not despair if one of your favorite characters looks lost forever, but that is just this Media Examiner’s pessimistic guess.
“Revenge” (ABC, 9 p.m.) “Revelations”—Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel’s (Josh Bowman) leading role is challenged as Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Aiden (Barry Sloane) weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Declan (Connor Paolo).
Judging from the previews, Daniel certainly thinks he has control of Nolan and his company, but do the Grayson’s ever really control anything? And do they know how to behave in any other way but bullying? Finally, what will the finale be? This Media Examiner is hoping for a real death since there is a bloody hand, arm and much screaming in the previews. Hmmm…. Who is the most expendable? Tune in to find out.
“The Good Wife” (CBS, 9 p.m.) “Battle of the Proxies”— As Will (Josh Charles) defends a man accused of murder, Alicia (Julianna Marguiles) attempts to influence the outcome of his case by aiding the prosecutor in a nearby county who is trying another man for the same crime. Meanwhile, Eli (Alan Cumming) feels heat from the Justice Department, and Nick’s (Marc Warren) actions force Kalinda’s (Archie Panjabi) hand.
“Dexter” (SHO, 9 p.m.) – “The Dark….Whatever”— Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is unnerved when Hannah’s father pays him a surprise visit; the Phantom Arsonist’s crimes become more vicious; and Quinn (Desmond Harrington) defends Nadia’s honor and finds himself in a volatile situation. Meanwhile; LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) asks a former superior for help on the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
Dexter’s increasing closeness to Hannah just is not as edgy as it could be considering we all know Hannah will try to poison him at some point. Will her father’s visit spur this on? Or will Dexter be using the father as a substitute kill? And where is poor Debra in all this mess? One thing is for certain, LaGuerta will die at the end of this season if she does not ease up or screw up her investigation. At least that is where it looks like that storyline is headed.
“Homeland” (SHO, 10 p.m.) “Broken Hearts”—Brody (Damian Lewis) has a new political alliance problem with the vice president. Dana (Morgan Saylor) and Finn (Timothée Chalamet) come to an understanding concerning their differences. Carrie (Claire Danes) discovers she is not as looped in as she thought.
Too bad Dana is going to have to learn the hard way that lying, heartless sociopaths (popularly known as politicians and other industry leaders) are never the right choice in romantic relationships. Carrie looks more like a war victim in the previews than simply not ‘looped in’ as the released synopsis describes. It looks like death, blood and betrayal are the order of the night for most shows. Should be interesting…