Here’s a look at the Seriable TV shows we’ll be watching for the week October 3 – 9, 2011.
MONDAY OCTOBER 3
TERRA NOVA 1.03 “INSTINCT — 8/7c ON FOX
When Terra Nova comes under attack from a legion of Pterosaurs, Jim and Taylor must find a way to save the colony before it’s completely overtaken. Elisabeth discovers a former flame is also living in Terra Nova and may have been responsible for her recruitment. Syke tries to make Josh feel at home and Reynolds get protective of Maddy.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 4
RINGER 1.04 “IT’S GONNA KILL ME BUT I’LL DO IT” — 9/8c on THE CW
Still posing as Siobhan, Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar), and Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) head to the Hamptons with Gemma (Tara Summers) and Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) to celebrate her birthday. Despite the close quarters, Henry is dead-set on rekindling his affair with Siobhan. Gemma learns some unsettling news, while FBI agent Victor Machado (Nestor Carbonell) closes in on some new information, which forces Bridget to reveal some of her past in order to protect her secrets. Mike Colter and Zoey Deutch also star. Jean De Segonzac directed the episode written by Cathryn Humpris
SONS OF ANARCHY 4.05 “BRICK” — 10 PM ON FX
As Charming Heights begins to seem like a reality SAMCRO asks for help from a former enemy and Juice has to deal with the Sheriff hounding him for more club information.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 1.01 — 10PM ON FX
Bostonians Ben and Vivien Harmon (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) and their teen daughter, Violet (Taissa Farmiga), move into a haunted LA. mansion in the series premiere of a violent, erotically charged horror story about a troubled family. Ben and Vivien are seeking a fresh start following a miscarriage and marital infidelity, and they got the 1920s Victorian-style house for a song. But the previous occupants died in a murder-suicide, and that’s only sign No. 1 that something’s amiss.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 3.04 “DISTURBING BEHAVIOUR” – 8PM ON THE CW
Klaus contacts Chicago witch Gloria to help him find the reasons why his plan isn’t working as he expected. Gloria, though able to see glimpses of the puzzle, needs Stefan’s help to piece it all together. Damon is pushed to his limits by a new enemy in Mystic Falls with far reaching effects. Even while helping Elena confront her feelings, Caroline tries to cope with her own emotions. Jeremy is left extremely confused after a dramatic and important discovery with one of his ghosts. But it’s an unexpected meeting involving Bonnie that will touch everyone’s lives.
THE SECRET CIRCLE 1.04 “HEATHER” – 9PM ON THE CW
Cassie (Britt Robertson) looks up an old friend of her mother’s named Heather Barnes (guest star Camille Sullivan) and discovers she has been in a catatonic state since the night of the fire 16 years ago. Feeling guilty that her mother and her Circle may have had something to do with Heather’s current state, Cassie tells Diana (Shelley Hennig) that she wants to use magic to help Heather. Diana refuses to help, but Faye (Phoebe Jane Tonkin) is more than happy to conjure up a spell – for a price. Thomas Dekker, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Louis Hunter also star. Dave Barrett directed the episode written by David Ehrman.
PERSON OF INTEREST 1.03 “MISSION CREEP” — 9PM ON CBS
“Mission Creep” – When the Machine directs Reese and Finch to a former Marine with shady connections to a crime ring, Reese must infiltrate the gang, taking part in their heist. Meanwhile, Detective Carter’s closer than ever to finding out who Reese is
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
NIKITA 2.03 “KNIGHTFALL” — 8PM ON THE CW
— Birkoff (Aaron Stanford) tells Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) that a black box file reveals that an international terrorist named Ramon (guest star Simon Kassianides), who has been taking credit for some serious political assassinations, now works for Division. This news upsets Nikita since she was the agent that captured Ramon years ago and turned him over to Percy (Xander Berkeley). Amanda (Melinda Clarke) convinces Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) to kill Anton Kochenko (guest star Paul Braunstein), a man who used to work for Alex’s father, and plans to let Ramon take the credit for the murder. However, when Nikita disrupts Amanda’s plan, Amanda fights back by taking what Nikita loves most. Ken Fink directed the episode written by Carols Coto.
SUPERNATURAL 7.03 “THE GIRL NEXT DOOR” — 9PM ON THE CW
Sam abandons Dean to investigate a case from his childhood that he thought he had solved: a demon that kills criminals and eats their brains.
FRINGE 4.03 “ALONE IN THE WORLD” — 9PM ON FOX
When two 12-year-old kids bully another boy, they are found dead and in just hours after dying their bodies are shockingly in an advanced state of decomposition. As the Fringe team investigates the mysterious case, they uncover an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Meanwhile, Walter becomes increasingly distracted by his hallucinations.
SANCTUARY 4.01 “TEMPUS” — 10PM ON SYFY
Tempus continues the storyline surrounding Hollow Earth, Adam Worth, and Magnus’ return to London in 19th century.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
MERLIN “THE DARKEST HOUR — PART 2” — BBC ON ONE
The kingdom is on the brink of collapse and Morgana poised to strike, in the final part of this opening episode of the fantasy drama. As Lancelot races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, Arthur must continue on his mission to vanquish the Dorocha without them. Though the Knights know their journey to the Isle of the Blessed is fraught with danger, none could anticipate the sacrifice Arthur intends to make there.
Friendship and loyalty are tested to the limit, but in the end, it’s the power of love that changes all their lives for ever.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9
BOARDWALK EMPIRE 2.03 “A DANGEROUS MAID” — 9PM ON HBO
The Commodore uses his contacts in the Coast Guard to stop alcohol from reaching Atlantic City. With his transportation hurting, Nucky reaches out to Washington’s new Attorney General, Harry Daugherty, to ask for a favor. To try and prove he’s worth something, Owen stops a delivery that was headed for Lolly Steinman. At a dinner party, two dinner guests end up arguing inside Babette’s. Margaret sheds her pretense with Katy and the rest of the household staff. Finally, Lucy tries to deal with her loneliness.
DEXTER 6.02 “ONCE UPON A TIME” — 9PM ON SHOWTIME
BREAKING BAD 4.13 “FACE OFF” – 10PM ON AMC
A showdown with Gus occurs. Walt finds an unexpected ally through Saul’s help.
Most anticipating: Breaking Bad — “Face Off”
What will you be watching this week?