What We’re Watching This Week: Oct. 17 – 23

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Here’s a look at the Seriable TV shows we’ll be watching for the week October 17 – 23, 2011.

MONDAY OCTOBER 17

TERRA NOVA 1.05 THE RUNAWAY” — 8/7c ON FOX

When an orphaned “Sixer” girl comes to Terra Nova seeking asylum, Jim and Shannon are at odds if they can trust her; Mira plots to reclaim a valued possession; Taylor begins to suspect there is a traitor in his midst and Reynolds admits his feelings for Maddy in “The Runaway

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18

RINGER 1.06 “POOR KIDS DO IT EVERYDAY” — 9/8c on THE CW

When Bridget is unable to get in touch with Gemma, she starts to suspect that something has happened between Gemma and Henry. Juliet starts a new public school, where she must defend herself against the school bully, and her teacher, Mr. Carpenter, comes to her rescue. Bridget asks Charlie for a favor that could come back to haunt her, while Agent Machado starts to investigate Malcolm’s disappearance.

SONS OF ANARCHY 4.07 “FRUIT FOR THE CROWS” — 10 PM ON FX

As Jax searches for who threatened Tara, she becomes aware of what’s been going on with the club and warns Jax that Clay can’t be trusted

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19

AMERICAN HORROR STORY 1.03 “MURDER HOUSE” — 10PM ON FX

Ben receives a visitor who threatens to unhinge him completely. Meanwhile, Vivien investigates the house’s original residents, and Constance and Moira confront each over about their shared secret.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 3.06 “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT” – 8PM ON THE CW

On the first day of their senior year, Elena, Caroline, Bonnie and Matt are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon is annoyed by a new houseguest, and everyone is surprised by the arrival of a new student in Alaric’s history class. Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realizes he made a serious mistake. Meanwhile, Stefan continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus. Steven R. McQueen also stars.

THE SECRET CIRCLE 1.06 “WAKE” – 9PM ON THE CW

A mysterious young man named Jake shows up in Chance Harbor and discovers that a lot has changed since his last visit. Faye, who he left behind long ago, has discovered that she is a witch and now plans to settle the score with the guy who broke her heart. To further complicate things, Jake sets his sights on Cassie, which upsets Adam and Faye.

PERSON OF INTEREST 1.05 “JUDGEMENT” — 9PM ON CBS

Reese and Finch must protect Judge Samuel Gates, who wants nothing to do with their extralegal activities even though his refusal could cost him his life.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

NIKITA 2.05 “LOOKING GLASS” — 8PM ON THE CW

Michael (Shane West​) discovers Cassandra (guest star Helena Mattsson​), a woman he once romanced under Division orders, is in danger. Feeling guilty for how things ended, he wants to help her but Nikita (Maggie Q) suspects there is more to it than easing his conscience. Amanda (Melinda Clarke​​ ) manipulates Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca​) into helping her on a mission but Sean (Dillon Casey) gets caught in Amanda’s web of lies and begins to doubt Division’s true motives. Ken Girotti directed the episode written by Albert Kim.

SUPERNATURAL 7.05 “SHUT UP, DR. PHIL” — 9PM ON THE CW

Sam (Jared Padalecki​) and Dean (Jensen Ackles​) meet Maggie Stark (guest star Charisma Carpenter​), a witch who has unleashed her wrath on a small town, resulting in numerous deaths. Sam and Dean track down her husband, Donald (guest star James Marsters​), to see if he can help. Donald tells the brothers that Maggie is mad at him for having an affair and is taking it out on the townspeople. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming.

SANCTUARY 4.03 “UNTOUCHABLE” — 10PM ON SYFY

Magnus must explain a mission that went awry to a UN official as the Sanctuary faces scrutiny following the barely averted Abnormal uprising; Will’s girlfriend turns up with an unforeseen problem.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

MERLIN 4.04 “AITHUSA” — BBC ONE

The mysterious Julius Borden arrives in Camelot with news of a magical secret that threatens to change the landscape of the kingdom for ever, as the fantasy drama continues. He has located the final part of the key to the tomb of Ashkanar – an ancient mausoleum which holds a very special treasure: the last remaining dragon’s egg.

Merlin is understandably drawn in by Borden’s news and promises to help him. But just who is this enigmatic stranger and, more importantly, what does he really want with the egg?

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23

ONCE UPON A TIME 1.01 PILOT — 8/7c ON ABC

BOARDWALK EMPIRE 2.05 “GIMCRACK & BUNKUM” — 9PM ON HBO

After paying lip service to his enemies, Nucky introduces a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. With his options dwindling, Eli questions his allegiances, but ends up digging himself a deeper hole. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Jimmy is taught a painful lesson by a Commodore crony; Richard goes hunting deep in the forest.

DEXTER 6.04 “A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR” — 9PM ON SHOWTIME

THE WALKING DEAD 2.02 “BLOODLETTING” – 9PM ON AMC

HOMELAND 1.04 “SEMPER I” – 10PM ON SHOWTIME

Political powers make big plans to promote Brody as a national hero, but erratic behavior on his part threatens his media image. Elsewhere, a desperate Carrie searches for evidence to link Brody with Abu Nazir, while Saul enjoins her to follow the terrorist financier’s money trail.

Most anticipating: The Walking Dead — “Bloodletting”.

What will you be watching this week?

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