Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it
have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV
teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR
waits to welcome you home.
This week, our Monday Kickstart
includes a Stark family reunion on “Game of Thrones,” a shocker ending on “Justified” and a warning about “Revolution.”
“Game of Thrones”: When everyone’s favorite fantasy drama returns for its third season, there are some Stark family reunions in store. In fact, even fans of the books may be surprised by seeing certain members of the Stark family on screen together, despite the fact that our wolves are scattered across the landscape of Westeros.
“Raising Hope”: In the first half of the one-hour season finale, Burt’s parents come to town and drop a bomb that Burt is Jewish — cue the musical numbers! Viewers are treated to such gems as “What Makes a Jew a Jew,” “Let’s Have a Sadir” and “Rock the Torah,” which is a particularly awesome arena rock number.
“Justified”: It’s Find Ellen May day in Harlan County, with, well, pretty much everyone on the trail to find Ava’s wayward employee. Along the way, people are shot at, money changes hands, Rachel gets sassy and someone ends up dead. Oh, and the final frame is maybe the most disconcerting thing the show has ever done.
“Bates Motel”: Norma’s other son, Dylan (Max Thieriot), arrives in town and immediately clashes with both his mother and his half-brother. The bros even get into a knock-down drag-out fight in the kitchen, which leaves Dylan concerned about Norman’s mental health (with good reason).
“Revolution”: War is waged between General Monroe and our intrepid band of rebels — and it goes about as well as you’d expect. Make sure your DVR isn’t going to lop off the final few minutes of the episode. You’re going to need some tissues, and then you’re going to be saying, “WTF.”
The 100th episode is an homage to “Clue,” complete with guest stars
Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull from the 1985
movie. It’s hard to choose our favorite reference, but Shawn running
around a la Wadsworth is pretty priceless.
“The Office”: The Clark-Dwight sales team will be out in the field again in a coming episode, and things will get a little out of hand. “We kidnap a guy,” Clark Duke tells us. Anything for that commission, right?
“Anger Management”: Curious as to what Lindsay Lohan will be doing when she guest stars on Charlie Sheen’s show? We can reveal that she’s playing herself … in an ad for a Japanese gum called Number One Happy Whiskey Chew. It’s gum that tastes like booze, but has no alcohol in it, so it won’t break her parole. Classy, right? When she doesn’t like how she’s being portrayed in the commercial — as “some drunk girl that hooks up with strangers and animals” — Charlie counsels her.
“Happy Endings”: Love has been a fleeting thing for Max (Adam Pally) this season. Don’t expect that to change any time soon. Not only will he date a woman (for really good basketball tickets), Max will also have a bit of a relationship with a hot foreign man. The problem? This guy is the son of Dave’s (Zachary Knighton) food-truck rival. Alas, even this love isn’t likely to last. “I don’t see Max as they type to be dating a Brazilian guy that doesn’t know anything about baseball,” Pally told us.
“Castle”: This week’s “Castle” episode might be all about Ryan, but events are seriously going to affect tough Detective Esposito too. “It’s probably one of the most helpless times in Esposito’s life,” Jon Huertas says of the time when his partner has to go undercover with an Irish gang on Staten Island. “You’re going to see a vulnerable side to Esposito when it comes to Ryan.”