Great News, episode twelve

Katie is in the elevator when Carol gets in. They both think the separation will be good for them though Carol is still naggy about Greg. Katie gets to the office and goes to see Greg. She tells him that she is cool and doesn’t need an answer anytime soon. He thanks her because he’s been stressing about this “complicated” situation and about the lawsuit.

Carol gets to the morning show but taping is over. She will be cleaning up wine stains while the pitch meeting takes place. She wants the fast track but a higher up tells her to stay in her lane. Katie and Greg meet with their attorney. He tells them to steer clear of the billionaire.

This doesn’t sit well with Katie’s journalistic integrity but the only person even remotely on her side is Chuck and he’s suspended. He tries to help her dig deep investigatively but his contacts are a bit outdated.

With Chuck suspended, Portia has to host the show alone. She needs some work which stress Katie but Greg is cool as a cucumber because he doesn’t have to do anything at the moment. Carol crashes the pitch meeting and the hosts love her. They want to put her on the show.

Chuck gets back to Katie’s office after a day of research. He thinks he has a lead. It’s not. He’s just a crazy old man but his proof may actually be evidence of something else. Katie thinks the billionaire shot his old business partner.

She takes it to Greg but he wants to think it over. He needs time, much like he needs time to think about being in a relationship with Katie. She starts to make that comparison but they get interrupted by Carol. She comes to tell them about her new on air gig.

Katie goes back and watches the video. She sees that they are making fun of her and goes to tell Carol. Naturally Carol is offended and just thinks Katie is trying to destroy her success. She turns it around and brings up Greg again. Katie goes and confronts him.

They get interrupted again though because Chuck is about to go Facebook live. He’s locked in his office so they try to talk to him through the door. It’s no use and they are left with one option. Carol. She’s on the air though.

She realizes Katie was right and that they are making a mockery of her. She says that she has to stand up for herself like her heroes, including Chuck. Katie has Justin patch the feed into Chuck’s office. It works. He doesn’t do the livestream. Carol quits and everyone is excited. They think she’s coming back. She’s not though. She wasn’t respected there either so she’s done.

I loved the Portia part where she thinks she is having a million dollar idea but it’s just newspapers. I don’t care much about Katie but I feel bad about the way Greg is treating her. Make a decision dude. I’m glad she stood up for herself.


Saturday Night Live, episode eleven

I feel like I’ve seen Chastain in tons of things but I can’t think of any. The Martian? Was she in that?

Cold open: I chuckled at parts of this but overall it was just kind of meh.

Monologue: I mean, she was fine but McKinnon’s face was the best part of this.

Car Hunk: They do these a lot. It’s never all that funny.

Fresh Prince: This took a turn. I didn’t expect it at all but I did laugh.

Google Talks: The funniest part of this was the jabs at standing desks.

Does it Even Matter?: I wasn’t that into this but then when they stopped being the characters I kind of loved it.

First song: I mean it sounded good but it was quiet.

Weekend Update: This was amusing at parts. Cecily was great and McKinnon for always. The princes were not all that exciting.

Amazon: I liked this but didn’t actually laugh much.

Mexican restaurant: Nope.

Chad: Nah.

Second song: Sounded pretty good but again could’ve been louder.

Movie set: This episode just totally fell off. I like Leslie Jones though.

This episode wasn’t great. Will Ferrell is next week. Hopefully some other old cast members turn up. That’s always fun.

Will and Grace, episode ten

Jack comes in after church. He’s learned a lot but Jack isn’t all that interested. Will is getting ready for a breakfast with Vince. Grace doesn’t understand how gay men can stay friends with their exes. It’s not that big a deal, Will tells her but when there is a knock on the door he does panic a little bit.

Breakfast is going smoothly. Jack and Grace left and Will and Vince catch up. Vince has news though. He’s getting married. He tells Will he doesn’t have to go though.

Jack and Karen are getting ready to go. She happens to have a monkey for a scavenger hunt. Will is manic and Grace tries to talk him out of going.It seems to work. At the wedding, Jack and Grace talk about just how many cops there are until Jack wanders away to find a hookup.

Karen calls someone to reiterate her intention to win the scavenger hunt. Grace is glad Will didn’t put himself through coming to this. She spoke too soon though because he turns up. He wants closure and wants it from Vince.

Grace tries to talk Will out of it and does all she can to keep him from talking to Vince alone. Jack finds his hookup. A cop. One that has never been with a man before. Jack tries to teach him the ways of the gay world.

Dentures are checked off of Karen’s scavenger hunt list and Jack has a chance to catch up with Vince’s cousin. She introduces him to her husband. It’s the cop Jack just hooked up with. She wants him to have more male friends and suggests they go away together. The husband is very interested but Jack is not.

Vince asks Will to take a photo and Will nitpicks. Vince snaps. That’s why he broke up with Will. Because Will didn’t like him. The wedding moves on and everyone from the gang has thoughts. Will is being hard on himself and Grace feels bad for him. Jack thinks he can turn straight men gay. Karen is focused on the scavenger hunt.

Will and Grace steal the show though as they start to give toasts to each other. Vince finally interrupts them. He tells Will that Grace is right. He deserves love and they had it but it was time for them to move on. Jack also gives an interesting toast.

Karen swipes a cop badge to win her scavenger hunt. Vince is spiralling. He finds Will in the bathroom who assures him that he’s not making a mistake. They talk about how they were good for each other and wish each other all the best. Then they hear a noise. Vince kicks in the stall doors to find… Jack and his cop friend.

I liked Vince. He was one of my favorite characters and I’m a little surprised that this ended with him marrying someone else. I sort of expected him to say nevermind and end up with Will. I liked Karen’s scavenger hunt bit but Grace and Jack were superfluous here.

Chicago Fire, episode nine

Casey wakes up in the middle of the night. Dawson is not in bed. He goes and finds her on the computer still looking for Bria. She even asks about taking the day to keep at it. Kidd will sub on ambo.

At the house Brett notices that something smells rank in the bunk room. Before they can look into it, the alarm sounds. There is a woman stuck in a rotating door. Her foot is trapped under one of the panels. They have to break the door to get her out.

While they pack up, a guy approaches Severide. He recognizes him from the night before. He was in the alley that Severide and Dawson were looking for Bria in. He’s got a lead on where she used to hang in school. Once the kid walks away, Casey approaches. He didn’t know what they were up to the night before.

Now he’s cranky and the bunk room smells worse. He snaps at Otis about cleaning up. Severide gets a call from Dawson. She’s taking a ride to Joliet to see about an aunt. Severide says he will check on his end too. Dawson still hasn’t told Casey. Severide mentions it.

Severide rolls to the market and finds some kids hanging out. They scatter but one drops her phone and comes back. Severide finds out that Bria was looking to go see her dad in a mandatory rehab but she should’ve been back.

The guys are trying to figure out what the smell is in the bunk room. They clear out the beds and keep searching. Casey goes to Boden about working elsewhere to avoid the distraction and gets himself a new office in the process.

Ambo gets a call. On the ride, Kidd and Brett trade tips about ambo. They help a woman who was mixing chemicals in her basement and passed out. They load her in the ambo as hazmat cleans the scene. Kidd checks in with one of the hazmat guys and she stares after him just a little too long.

Mouch thinks the smell is coming from the plumbing. He goes to the pipe room and sends Otis for tools. This won’t end well. Severide goes to see Bria’s dad. He’s beating himself up about Bria not loving him. She left a note on the window though, proof that she cares. Severide tells him to just focus on getting clean.

Dawson finds the aunt. She finds out that Bria’s mother killed herself and the aunt thinks Bria is better off without her father. She reports back to Severide before heading back to the city. At the house, Mouch took apart the plumbing and now can’t get all the pieces back together. Oh and Otis played whistleblower and called HQ about mold.

Brett has a great idea. She calls the hazmat guy to come check over the station. Then her and Kidd argue over who gets dibs. They are both playing for keeps on this one. Casey turns down Boden’s offer of the new office after listening to a voicemail from Dawson and realizing he’s become distant.

Hazmat man turns up and uses a magic wand to find a dead rodent in the room divider. It’s the guinea pig Herrmann’s kid gave the house. He is disappointed. Hazmat man is ready to leave and Kidd gives him a solid handshake goodbye. Brett gets a minute alone and with him and talks up Kidd. He asks for her number.

Casey tells everyone to get the bunk room back together. He goes back into his office but leaves the door cracked open. At Molly’s Otis unveils a painting of the guinea pig and it gets Herrmann mad. He makes Otis, Cruz and Mouch put money in a pitcher to be donated to the humane society.

Kidd has got a date with hazmat guy. She tells Brett and then thinks it might’ve been a setup because Brett pitied her. Brett tells her that’s not the case. They hug it out. Dawson is at the bar telling Casey and Severide all she knows about Bria’s family. She had Antonio look into it. Her phone rings. When she hangs up she’s got to go. There is a teenage Jane Doe at the morgue, with her card.

I’m going to assume that the dead girl is Bria because I really don’t see them dragging this out for another week but I feel like that’s a shame. It also seems like a missed opportunity because that was the perfect setup for a crossover. Is there one this season? I haven’t heard anything. I feel bad for Dawson and I’m not sure what this whole confiding in Severide and Casey gets angsty thing is about. I like that they used hazmat and I figure dude will be around for at least a few episodes.

The Good Place, episode ten

Now that they are on the train is on its way to the bad place, Chidi is having second thoughts. Michael goes over the plan. He gives them disguises. They go over their secret identities and Chidi is falling further and further into the rabbit hole. Eleanor gives him a pep talk while Tahani and Michael try to teach Janet to be a Bad Janet.

They get to hell and Michael has to get pins for the others so they can get through the portal to see the judge. He leaves them in the museum of human misery because he figures they won’t have to interact with anyone. It doesn’t work though because there is actually a party at the museum.

Michael goes to see his boss and tries to get the pins but it’s no use. His boss is up to something. At the party, the gang splits up. Chidi and Jason run into some guys that think they know Chidi and want help with some torture. Eleanor and Tahani send Janet to find out how long this event is lasting.

So Michael’s boss Sean sent an extraction team to get the humans from the medium place. They hope it goes fast so they can get to the museum. They are unveiling a new exhibit, about Michael’s neighborhood.

Eleanor coaches Chidi on how to make a new moral compass for the situation so that they can make it through. Janet finds out what the event is. The extraction operation is a go. Sean, Michael and a few others listen in and find that the humans are not there. Michael makes a run for it.

He gets away but Sean sends everyone out to look for him. Chidi gives torture advice. If it’s a dude that loves to party, give him books. Janet pulls him and Jason away just as the unveiling begins.

It’s animatronic┬áversions of the humans. Michael comes running in with pins, still attached to laundry. He tells them they have to go just as they get recognized. Jason saves the day by doing what he does best, lighting a molotov cocktail. They get away and get to the portal.

As the authorities close in, it becomes apparent that they don’t have enough pins. Michael sacrifices himself to ensure all four of them get through. He tells Eleanor to take care of the others.

This was a great episode. I love Michael though so I’m interested to see what they will do without him. I liked that it was Mr. Kristen Bell as one of the demons and that he hit on her too. That amused me.

Chicago PD, episode twelve

Burgess comes down from the unit. It’s Platt’s birthday and they are headed to Molly’s. Atwater and Ruzek come down to go too. Atwater gets a call. He has to check on something but he will meet them there. The unit is at the bar drinking and Atwater doesn’t turn up.

Atwater goes into a house. Something seems amiss but when he goes to pull his gun someone creeps up behind him and puts a gun on him. The guy takes his weapon and knocks him out. The next morning Ruzek shows up late to training. He was looking for Atwater.

The unit pings his phone and goes to the house. They go and walk through. They find some blood and Atwater’s badge. The unit starts looking into the guy that owns the house. Joe Baker. He’s got a sheet. They look into his friends but don’t have any leads.

Upton is looking through Baker’s social media and finds a video of a guy being beaten. Atwater is in the background and he’s alive. They start looking for a location from the video. Atwater is chained up but he is trying to escape. The kidnappers aren’t in the room but the other guy is. It’s Baker (Mehki Pfieffer). He hates Atwater for killing his kid.

Burgess makes the connection. It was an old case and Atwater killed the kid but it was rulled a clean shoot. The phone call he got the night before was the kid’s aunt. Her brother had been missing.

Voight talks to the sister. They get nowhere. Baker and Atwater fight about what happened to his son. Burgess and Antonio got a lead on a girl that picked Baker up at a bar. They bring her in and question her. It’s not much but it might add up.

Baker is ready to rat on Atwater being a cop. Atwater starts running his mouth though and ends up with a hole drilled in his leg. The unit found drugs in Baker’s place. They get prints on it. It’s Baker’s buddy. They bring him to the cage and scare him into talking.

Atwater is able to convince the kidnappers that he can get them money. They let him make a call to Ruzek to arrange a dropoff. The unit rolls out. They let the drop happen so that they can follow the cash. They do listen in though and find out he’s not going back to where Atwater is being help.

The unit moves in and they yell at the guy. He fires at them so Antonio takes him out. Ruzek is pissed and says Antonio killed Atwater. The head kidnapper hears the whole thing through his cell phone. He goes inside to find that Atwater and Baker have gotten out of their chains.

They haven’t gotten out of the building though and Atwater fights the kidnapper. There is a gun involved and Atwater takes out the kidnapper. Then Baker points a gun at Atwater. They talk about his son’s death. Ruzek shows up and moves in but Atwater tells him to stand down.

Baker puts the gun down. He gets taken to Med for his injuries from the kidnapping. Atwater goes to see him and they talk about how he raised his son, how what the son did is on the father.

Saturday Night Live, episode ten

I don’t know much about Sam Rockwell. He was good in Iron Man 2. I haven’t had a chance to see Three Billboards yet.

Cold Open: I’m not a fan of Morning Joe but these two are pretty funny and Fred Armisen is great. The real winners here were Bill Murray and Leslie Jones though. I could just watch that forever.

Monologue: This was funny before he started singing. Then just meh.

Science Room: I haven’t decided if that was funny or not.

Tucci Gang: This was spectacular! I loved this!

E! The Look: Team Kenan for all things but they were all pretty good in this one.

My Drunk Boyfriend: Cecily really tried here but this was a bust.

First song: I like this song and I like how she did it.

Weekend Update: Michael Che is amazing and I really love Leslie Jones as Oprah. She’s amazing. Also. Team Kenan.

Peter Pan: It wasn’t bad but kind of boring.

ATM: What even was this?

Second song: This was pretty good too.

Meet the family: I’m not sure what I just watched but I laughed at it.

Next Labs: He’s a dog head guy. Like I just kept giggling at that.

Chantix: Cecily is great but this ran too long.

Most of these skits seemed fairly run of the mill which was a shame but I didn’t mind Rockwell as the house and there was a lot of Kenan.