10 Spoilers: 'Dallas' Season 2 newbies plus Dean's 'Supernatural' Season 8 arc
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on Dean's storyline in "Supernatural" Season 8, some major players in "Dallas," and the "Psych" singalong we've all been waiting for.
"Dallas": Two new series regulars will be introduced in the second season. One is Emma, a wealthy twenty-something woman who is poised, classy, and slightly aloof -- understandable, given the fact that she's spent most of her life sheltered in an ivory tower, thanks to her father. The other is Drew Ramos, Elena's older brother, who was deeply damaged by his father's death and spent a lot of time as a troubled druggie. He's cleaned up his act now, and he's back to finish what their father started.
"Supernatural": Hey, fans who have been waiting to see Dean have a storyline separate from Sam's plight -- your patience will pay off this season. Sources tell us that Dean's return from Purgatory and his relationship with Benny the vampire will give him a strong connection to the season's overarching themes, without Sam serving as a middle-man. It opens the door for the boys to spend some time apart as Dean digs himself deeper into that world and Sam... well, tries to maintain a relationship. Of course, even as their priorities shift, the brothers' relationship remains central to the season. Their time apart has given them the tools to live separately; but that doesn't mean they want to.
"Hart of Dixie": George is getting a new love interest! Presley is a tomboy with a wicked, smart sense of humor. Her job delivering inventory to the Rammer Jammer gives her an inside look at the Southern Belles that have their eye on George (and there are plenty of them, like vultures after his split from Lemon). Let's just say the Presley sticks out like a sore thumb in the line-up of Bluebell women with their eye on Mr. Tucker.
"Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23": In Episode 204, Chloe learns that June has been victimized by People Magazine -- she's unable to help herself from falling hopelessly in love with People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Every year. In her quest to prove her point, Chloe somehow manages to take over the magazine's entire editorial team. We would expect nothing less.
"Psych": The fourteenth episode of Season 7 will be a two-hour musical event, as you already know. The storyline revolves around a death that occurred the night the Santa Barbara Playhouse burned down. A playwright and composer named Z has been in an institution for the criminally insane -- for killing a critic who didn't exactly love his work -- but Gus and Shawn have some doubts about the story.
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia": When Frank accidentally hits Dennis's car, it's a real tragedy: Dennis spills his cereal all over himself. (Because it's totally normal to eat cereal while driving.) Of course, in order to resolve this legal issue, the gang decides to hold a trial at Paddy's, with Dee and Charlie serving as lawyers.
"CSI: New York": In the fifth episode of the season, a murder gives the team reason to reopen the 20 year old case of an 8-year-old boy, Tommy, who went out to walk his dog and was never seen again. The case hits very close to home for Don, and we'll see him and his sister Sam in a flashback to when he was eight years old and she was six, in a moment that .
"Shameless": Is Frank in any shape to be someone's guide through sobriety? In episode 308, we'll meet Christopher, a man in his sixties described as "sweet but slightly creepy, offbeat, eccentric, asexual." He wants Frank to be his AA sponsor. Seriously.
"Revenge": We spent our summer praying that Amanda's baby bump was just a pillow stuffed up under her shirt, but no such luck -- that baby is real, and that baby is coming. In the fourth episode of the season we'll have the honor of attending Amanda's baby shower, where we'll meet some classy characters, like, for example, Destiny, Amanda's stripper friend from Beaver Dam. Destiny tries to be a good girl at the shower. She just doesn't really try hard enough.
"Rules of Engagement": Russell is getting a new girlfriend, but when he introduces her to the gang, they're all a little concerned. It appears that Russell hasn't noticed that she looks, acts, and even speaks exactly like Timmy. Right down to his accent. Awkward!