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  • Chelsea Handler: I’ve never wanted to take somebody else’s job

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

    Chelsea Handler: I’ve never wanted to take somebody else’s job Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler NBC passes on David Koechner’s variety sketch show
  • Perry Mason: Season 4, Vol. 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009

    Includes:Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Difficult Detour (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Dead Man (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Guilty Clients (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Cowardly Lion (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Violent Vest (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife Inventor Walter Randall (Jerome Thor) is saddled with a nasty wife named Laura (June Vincent), who is insanely jealous of her husband's romance with Phyllis Hudson (Marianne Stewart). Setting a time bomb to destroy Walter's newest invention, an underwater sounding device, Phyllis decides to literally kill two birds with one stone by knocking out Phyllis and leaving her to die in the explosion. Fortunately, Phyllis escapes in the nick of time; unfortunately, she is subsequently charged with Laura's murder. Attorney Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) relies upon an elaborate (and expensive) courtroom demonstration to save Phyllis from the gas chamber. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Difficult Detour Constuction engineer Pete Mallory (Jeff York) is surprised when work on a new road is suddenly halted by a restraining order. It seems that Mallory's crew has unwittingly set up shop on private property, and that blame for this "error" falls upon the shoulders of dishonest developer Stuart Benton (Jason Evers), who plans to build a vacation resort where the road should be. Not long after confronting Benton, Mallory is charged with the man's murder--and it is up to Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) to burrow to the bottom of the situation and dig up the real killer. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry Framed for setting fire to a warehouse containing the famous Nathan Claver art collection, Claude Demay (Robert H. Harris) is released from prison after six years. With vengenace on his mind, Claude plans to use a forgery of a "lost" Panamaker tapestry to prove that Leonard Voss (John Holland) is the real culprit, and that the Claver collection, allegedly destroyed in the fire, still exists. Unfortunately, Voss is murdered, and it looks like Claude is going to be railroaded back behind bars for keeps unless Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) can prove him innocent. Veteran movie leading man Conrad Nagel appears as a dapper art connoisseur, who may know more than he is letting on. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff A man wearing dark glasses steals a valuable necklace from the showroom window of a jewelry store--then returns the item and walks away. It turns out that this is a mere "dress rehearsal" for an actual robbery planned by store employee Karl Addison (John Conte), who intends to use the fact that an upcoming operation will render him temporarily blind as his alibi. Alas, things go terribly wrong, and Addison is killed. Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) enters the scene when his client James Kincannon (Jack Ging) is charged with Addison's murder. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Dead Man Eve Nesbitt (Gloria Talbott) contacts Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) to determine the progress of the insurance settlement related to the drowning death of her husband Willard (Les Tremayne). As it happens, however, Willard is only pretending to be dead so that Eve can collect on the policy's "double-indemnity" clause. But when his business partner Lloyd Castle (Edward Binns) cheats Eve out of her share of a gold mine, Willard emerges from hiding--only to be bumped off for real. Accused of murdering her husband, Eve once again puts her fate in Perry's hands. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Missile Once again, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) is called upon to defend an old war buddy on a murder charge. This time around, his client is Major Jerry Reynolds (Robert Rockwell), who is also the target of an investigation at Vandenberg Air Force Base concerning the mysterious crashes of several guided missiles. The murder victim was Captain Caldwell (Simon Oakland), who as chief investigator seemed to have a personal vendetta against Maj. Reynolds. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Guilty Clients Accompanied by her tempestuous cousin Concepcion (Faith Domergue), Lola Bronson (Lisa Gaye) breezes into LA from Argentina to finalize her divorce from her husband, aircraft designer Jeff Bronson (Lisa Gaye). But when she suspects Bill Ryder (played by singer Guy Mitchell) of deliberately sabotaging Jeff's business, Lola rises to her ex-husband's defense and tries to extract a confession from Ryder--at gunpoint. Ultimately, Perry Mason must defend both of the battling Bronsons on a charge of murdering Ryder. This is the final episode of Perry Mason's fourth season. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Barefaced Witness Summoned to a small California mountain community by his client Iris McKay (Enid James), detective Paul Drake (William Hopper) is prompty arrested for the crime of being clean-shaven; it seems that it is "Pioneer Week", and every male in town is required to wear a false beard! Once this matter is cleared up, Paul gets down to business, attempting to locate nearly $34,000 that had been embezzled from the local bank by its former president Fred Swan (Russ Conway), who has returned to town after being released from prison. Paul ultimately finds the money--and also Swan's dead body. Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) arrives on the scene to defend poor Iris on a murder charge. Watch for a pre-Batman Adam West in the supporting cast. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Cowardly Lion When a baby gorilla named Toto is stolen from a zoo, curator Tony Osgood (Fred Beir) begins questioning his employees. One of them, a visiting dentist named Dr. Braun (Leslie Bradley), accuses Tony's girlfriend Hilde (Carol Rossen) of stealing Toto. Not long afterward, Braun is found dead in the lion's cage--and once it is determined that lion didn't do it (hence the episode's title), suspicion immediately falls upon Tony. In his efforts to mount Tony's defense, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) unearths several unsavory secrets, among them the fact that the dead man was a bigamist--and that there's a drug-smuggling ring at the center of all the intrigue. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Violent Vest Nearly bankrupt because of his wife's gambling debts, ad executive Herman Albright (Erik Rhodes) tries to forget his problems by hitting on fashion model Grace Frye (Myrna Fahey). Angry and humiliated, Grace consults Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) in an effort to break her contract with Albright's agency. As a result, Mason is on hand to defend Grace on a charge of murdering Albright--who actually may have been a victim of mistaken identity rather than revenge. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Duplicate Daughter Carter Gilman (Walter Kinsella) abruptly vanishes from his home while he is having breakfast with his daughter Muriell (Kaye Elhardt). Investigating Gilman's disappearance, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) finds evidence of a struggle in the man's workshop. He also finds a great deal of money--and before long a greater deal of money, specifically two million dollars, will enter into the proceedings, along with such diverse elements as blackmail and false identities. Ultimately, Perry must defend Gilman on a charge of murder. This episode is based on a 1960 novel by Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather Wealthy J.J. Gideon (Otto Kruger) disapproves of the romance between his grandson David (Karl Held) and David's secretary Dorine (Patricia Barry). As it happens, Gideon has good reason to be upset: Dorine is a duplicitous golddigger who swindles David out of $10,000, claiming that she needs it to get her husband Tony out of her life. Pretty soon, Tony is out of his own life as well--and David, who was seen fighting with Tony just before the man's death, is charged with murder. Evidently Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) takes quite a shine to David while preparing his defense; during the series' fifth season, David Gideon would return on a semi-regular basis as Perry's new legal assistant. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Waltons: Complete Seasons 1 & 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010

    Includes:The Waltons: The Hunt (1972) The Waltons: The Carnival (1972) The Waltons: The Calf (1972) The Waltons: The Minstrel (1972) The Waltons: The Typewriter (1972) The Waltons: The Star (1972) The Waltons: The Boy From the C.C.C. (1972) The Waltons: The Ceremony (1972) The Waltons: The Legend (1972) The Waltons: The Dust Bowl Cousins (1972) The Waltons: The Reunion (1972) The Waltons: The Literary Man (1972) The Waltons: The Foundling (1972) The Waltons: The Sinner (1972) The Waltons: The Thanksgiving Story, Part 1 (1973) The Waltons: The Townie (1973) The Waltons: The Scholar (1973) The Waltons: An Easter Story, Part 1 (1973) The Waltons: The Love Story (1973) The Waltons: The Triangle (1973) The Waltons: The Thanksgiving Story, Part 2 (1973) The Waltons: An Easter Story, Part 2 (1973) The Waltons: The Actress (1973) The Waltons: The Fire (1973) The Waltons: The Gypsies (1973) The Waltons: The Deed (1973) The Waltons: The Bicycle (1973) The Waltons: The Journey (1973) The Waltons: The Odyssey (1973) The Waltons: The Separation (1973) The Waltons: The Roots (1973) The Waltons: The Chicken Thief (1973) The Waltons: The Braggart (1973) The Waltons: The Fawn (1973) The Waltons: The Air Mail Man (1973) The Waltons: The Bequest (1973) The Waltons: The Substitute (1973) The Waltons: The Prize (1973) The Waltons: The Theft (1973) The Waltons: The Courtship (1973) The Waltons: The Gift (1974) The Waltons: The Heritage (1974) The Waltons: The Five Foot Shelf (1974) The Waltons: The Graduation (1974) The Waltons: The Car (1974) The Waltons: The Cradle (1974) The Waltons: The Fulfillment (1974) The Waltons: The Ghost Story (1974) The Waltons: The Honeymoon (1974) The Waltons: The Awakening (1974) The Waltons: The Hunt In this episode from the first season of the long-running television series The Waltons, 16-year-old John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is deemed old enough to go hunting and he volunteers to join a turkey shoot. But John-Boy hates the idea of killing animals, and when a prize bird is in his rifle's sight, he finds that he can't pull the trigger. John-Boy is worried that his father (Ralph Waite) will think he's a coward, but soon John-Boy is given another opportunity to prove his bravery. Meanwhile, Mary-Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) has been saving her money to buy a baseball glove, but when G.W. Haines (David Doremus), a boy that she likes, begins spending his time with a pretty girl, Mary-Ellen wonders if she should buy a nice dress instead in hopes of winning back G.W.'s attentions. The Waltons: The Hunt first aired on October 5, 1972. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Carnival Olivia (Michael Learned) strongly disapproves when husband John (Ralph Waite) invites four travelling carnival performers (one of them played by legendary "little person" Billy Barty) to stay with the Walton family. The quartet of "carnies" had found themselves stranded after their manager skipped town with the carnival's profits. Ever so gradually, Olivia warms up to these curious but likeable nomads -- and when the four entertainers discover that the Waltons hadn't had enough money to attend their carnival when it first arrived on the Mountain, a very special performance is staged in the family's barn. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Calf Much to the dismay of the younger Walton children, their pet calf is sold for nine dollars to farmer George Anderson (Leonard Stone), who intends to slaughter the animal for its meat. John Walton (Ralph Waite) doesn't really want to break his kids' hearts, but facts are facts: a male calf is of no use on their farm, and the family needs that nine dollars to repair their truck. Ultimately, John weakens and tries to buy the calf back, only to have the canny Anderson increase the asking price -- thereby all but goading the Walton youngsters into becoming cattle thieves! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Minstrel Feeling cut off from the outside world, Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) is quite receptive to the attentions paid her by wandering folksinger Jamie (Peter Hooten), who has come to the Mountain in hopes of gleaning song material from elderly Maude Gormley (Merie Earle). Mary Ellen spends so much time with Jamie that she begins neglecting her family responsibilities, causing considerable friction between herself, her parents and her siblings. When Jamie rejects Mary Ellen as being "just a kid" and unworthy of his affections, the disillusioned girl is more determined than ever to escape her "repressive" surroundings--sparking another of those famous Walton family rallies to set things right. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Typewriter In this pivotal episode, budding writer John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is encouraged by his teacher Miss Hunter (Mariclare Costello) to send one of his stories to a national magazine. Unfortunately, the publication accepts only typed manuscripts, and John-Boy can't afford a typewriter. With no other options at hand, he secretly "borrows" an antique typewriter belonging to the wealthy Baldwin sisters (Helen Kleeb, Mary Jackson) -- only to find himself in quite a quandary when Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) unwittingly gives the old machine to a travelling junk dealer (George Tobias). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Star Virtually everyone on Walton's Mountain is profoundly affected when a meteorite falls through the Baldwin sisters' roof. Grandpa (Will Geer) in particular regards the falling star as a grim omen, perhaps of his own imminent demise. Meanwhile, the Baldwins' disreputable cousin Polonius (Iggie Wolfington) tries to capitalize on the astronomical phenomenon by insisting that the meteorite has been sent as warning to the ladies to stop brewing their special moonshine...and to hand their famous "recipe" over to him. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Boy From the C.C.C. This episode recalls the time when impoverished teenagers found employment (not always voluntarily) by working in the government-sponsored Civilian Conservation Corps. One such youngster is Gino (Michael Rupert), a hard-bitten New York slum kid. Running away from a C.C.C. camp near Walton's Mountain, Gino seeks temporary shelter by the Walton family. Unable to accept the family's kindness and generosity, Gino ends up stealing from his hosts. John Walton (Ralph Waite) is all for having Gino arrested until a crisis involving his daughter Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) opens John's eyes to the boy's essential decency. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Ceremony A family of Jewish refugees settles in a small cottage on Walton's Mountain. Terrified that the Nazi persecution that had forced them from their homeland has followed them to America, Professor David Mann (Noah Keen) warns his family not tell anyone that they are Jewish. Crestfallen that he will not be permitted to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, Paul Mann (Radames Peras) loses all respect for his father--and it is up to the Waltons to convince the Manns that their dark days are past, and to reunite the Professor and his son. Featured as Eva Mann is Ellen Geer, the daughter of series regular Will Geer (Grandpa Walton). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Legend John (Ralph Waite) is visited by his old Army buddy Tip Harrison (James Antonio), who regales the Walton family with stories of his colorful exploits during WW1. Unforutnately, Tip is so entrenched in the past that he finds it impossible to live in the present. His inability to "fit in" with his current surroundings results in a couple of near-tragedies, including a disastrous fire--for which Tip, terrified of losing John's friendship, allows one of the Walton boys to take the blame! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Dust Bowl Cousins The Waltons pay host to their Kansas cousins, the Denbys, who have lost their farm to the ravages of the Dust Bowl. Unfortunately, the Denbys also seem to have lost their scruples, and before long they are taking undue advantage of the Waltons. Despite repeated assurances that he has some job prospects in Newport News , it is painfully obvious that Ham Denby (Warren Vanders) has no intention of moving either himself or his family from Walton's Mountain. This episode won the Director's Guild of America award for Robert Butler. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Reunion The Baldwin sisters are once again visited by one of their less reputable relatives. This time, their guest is cousin Homer (Denver Pyle), who hopes to persuade Miss Emily (Mary Jackson) and Miss Mamie (Helen Kleeb) to hold a Baldwin family reunion. In truth, however, Homer plans to use the occasion as a subterfuge, to get his grubby fingers on the sisters' secret moonshine recipe. Ultimately, the ladies realize that they've been hoodwinked--and worse still, none of their relatives is going to show up for their reunion. As John-Boy Walton (Richard Thomas) tries to help the Baldwins weather this crisis, his younger brother Jim-Bob (David W. Harper) has a problem of a different nature on his hands, involving a most unusual schoolyard bully. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Literary Man Globetrotting author A.J. Covington (David Huddleston) finds himself briefly stranded on Walton's Mountain. In answer to John-Boy's incessant questions on how to become a writer, Covington modestly advises him to "write what you know"--and, not so modestly, regales the boy with tales of his own adventures. Inevitably, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) begins spending far too much time conversing with Covington, neglecting his responsibilities at the Walton's lumberyard to the extent that the family may lose a lucrative (and sorely needed) timber contract.This episode won an Emmy Award for Best Cinematography. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Foundling The debut episode of The Waltons is set in 1933, with the Walton family of Virginia coping as best they can with the ravages of the Depression. The emphasis is on eldest Walton son John-Boy (Richard Thomas), who is struggling to communicate with a melancholy deaf girl named Holly (Erica Hunton), whose mother Ruth (Charlotte Stewart) had abandoned the girl on the Walton doorstep. Almost miraculously, John-Boy and his siblings are able to break through to Holly and teach her sign language. Unfortunately, while trying to convey the information that John-Boy's sister Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) has gotten locked in a trunk, Holly is intercepted by her father Anson (Richard Kelton), who, failing to understand the girl's wild gesticulations, takes her home, leaving poor Elizabeth to her fate! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Sinner John Ritter makes his first appearance as Matthew Fordwick, the new minister on Walton's Mountain. No sooner has the sober, upright Rev. Fordwick arrived than he pays a visit to his distant relatives, the Baldwin sisters. Innocently consuming far too much of the Baldwins' special "recipe," the Reverend ends up making a drunken spectacle of himself. It is up to John Walton (Ralph Waite) -- who'd initally been offended by Fordwick's overbearing religious fervency -- to persuade the poor man not to leave the Mountain in disgrace. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Thanksgiving Story, Part 1 In the first half of a two-part story (originally telecast as a single two-hour episode), John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is afforded the opportunity to qualify for a scholarship at Boatwright University--and, as icing on the cake, his former girlfriend Jenny (Sian Barbara Allen) is paying a return visit to Walton's Mountain. But joy turns to despair when John-Boy is injured in an accident, which may render him permanently blind. Meanwhile, Jason (Jon Walmsley) is beginning to have second thoughts about accepting a job from the dithery Baldwin Sisters (Mary Jackson, Helen Kleeb). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Townie In her first Waltons appearance, future Oscar winner Sissy Spacek) is cast as Sarah, the sheltered daughter of hyper-religious Widow Simmonds (Allyn Ann McLerie). In a desperate attempt to emerge from her shell, Sarah all but throws herself upon John-Boy (Richard Thomas). He gently resists her romantic overtures, whereupon Sarah takes up with a callow "townie" named Theodore Claypool Jr. (Nicholas Hammond]), the son of a wealthy businessman. Ultimately, Sarah and Theodore elope--and both her mother and his father hold John-Boy responsible for this catastrophe! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Scholar Lynn Hamilton makes her first series appearance as Verdie Grant (Lynn Hamilton), one of the black residents of Walton's Mountain. Receiving word that her daughter is about to graduate from college, Verdie is reluctant to attend the ceremonies because she is unable to read or write, a secret she has always been too proud to reveal. John-Boy (Richard Thomas) offers to tutor Verdie on the condition that no one will ever find out about her illiteracy. The two work out a subterfuge whereby John-Boy will instruct Verdie while pretending to "play school" with his little sister Erin (Mary Elizabeth McDonough)--who reveals the truth at a critical juncture in the story. This episode earned an Emmy Award for scriptwriter John McGreevey. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: An Easter Story, Part 1 In the first half of The Waltons' two-part Season One finale (originally telecast as a single two-hour episode), Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) nervously looks forward to her first Easter dance. But her anticpation of this momentous event is eclipsed by a potential tragedy in the Walton household: Olivia (Michael Learned) has been stricken with polio. Though Dr. Vance grimly predicts that Olivia will never walk again, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) refuses to give up hope, and embarks upon a curious odyssey in desperate search of a miracle. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Love Story Sian Barbara Allen makes her first series appearance as Jenny Pendleton, a runaway from her family in Richmond. Convinced that there is no room for her at home now that her widowed father (Gordon Rigsby) has remarried, Jenny hides out on a patch of her family's property on Walton's Mountain. It is here that the girl is found by John-Boy Walton (Richard Thomas)--who instantly falls in love with her and invites her to stay a while with his family. Luxuriating in the warmth and kindness of the Walton household, Jenny hopes to remain there permanently...but then tragedy intervenes. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Triangle John-Boy (Richard Thomas) develops a crush on his teacher Miss Hunter (Mariclare Costello), whom he regards as his literary inspiration. But when Reverend Fordwick (John Ritter]) begins courting Miss Hunter, the envious John-Boy may nip his writing career in the bud just out of spite! Meanwhile, brother Ben (Eric Scott) is likewise having "heart trouble", prompting him to go the body-building route (courtesy of a mail-order course) to impress the girl of his dreams. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Thanksgiving Story, Part 2 In the conclusion of a two-part story (originally telecast as a single two-part episode), John-Boy (Richard Thomas) refuses to reveal the seriousness of his accident, terrified that he will no longer qualify for a scholarship at Boatwright University. As John-Boy's eyesight grows weaker with each passing day, it is painfully obvious that the only way he can prevent permanent blindness is to undergo surgery. . .if it isn't already too late. Elsewhere, Olivia (Michael Learned) is outraged to discover that Jason (Jon Walsmley) has been dragooned into helping the Baldwin Sisters cook up their intoxicating "recipe"; and Ben (Eric Scott) and Grandpa (Will Geer) continue hunting for the family's Thanksgiving turkey. This episode earned an Emmy Award for scriptwriter Joanna Lee. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: An Easter Story, Part 2 In the conclusion of The Waltons' two-part Season One finale (originally telecast as a single two-hour episode), the outlook is bleak for Olivia Walton (Michael Learned), who has been stricken with polio and may never walk again. Refusing to accept this prognosis, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) puts his faith in a radical new medical procedure created by the legendary Sister Kenny. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) tries to teach G.W. Haines (David Doremus) to dance in time for their Easter date; and Jason (Jon Walmsley) enters an amateur song contest with his own composition, "The Ironing Board Blues". "An Easter Story" was later released theatrically in Australia as the feature film A Walton Crisis. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Actress When her limousine breaks down on the Mountain, flamboyant Hollywood actress Alvira Drummond (Pippa Scott) accepts the hospitality of the Walton family. Not unexpectedly, Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) is quite star-struck by the glamorous visitor--while Grandma Walton (Ellen Corby) dourly disapproves of Alvira's "fast" lifestyle , and is openly suspicious of the actress' claims that all her money and valuables have been stolen. Thanks to gossipy telephone operator Fanny Tatum (played here by Dorothy Neumann rather than Sheila Allen), a few inconvenient truths about the "fabulously successful" Alvira Drummond ultimately come to light. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Fire Walton's Mountain turns into a battleground over the teaching of Evolution. Lutie Bascomb (Richard Bradford), a hard-luck farmer whose violent temper has gotten worse since the breakup of his marriage, storms into the classroom of Miss Hunter (Mariclare Costello) and accuses her of "blasphemy" for explaining Darwin's theory to Lutie's daughter Lois Mae (Laurie Prange). The war of words reaches an ominous climax when Lutie threatens to kill Miss Hunter--and not long afterward, the schoolhouse is engulfed in flames! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Gypsies Caught in a heavy rainstorm on Walton's Mountain, a family of Gypsies takes refuge it what seems to be a deserted house. Actually, it's the home of the Baldwin sisters, temporarily out of town. The Gypsies' unwitting "break-in" fuels the bigotry of Matt Beckwith (William Bramley), who tries to turn the other residents of the Mountain against the nomadic family. When the Waltons offer to lend a helping hand, the Gypsies are too proud to accept...even though their baby is gravely ill. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Deed Unable to produce the deed to their land, the Waltons are threatened with eviction from the mountain by a powerful lumber company. In order to raise the $200 necessary to register a deed, John (Ralph Waite) and John-Boy (Ralph Waite) head to the "big city", looking for work. Just when it seems that their troubles are over, the money is stolen by a pair of street bandits. An unhappy ending? Not THIS early in the nine-year TV run of The Waltons!. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Bicycle Using John-Boy (Richard Thomas) as a go-between, blacksmith Curtis Norton (Ned Beatty) carries on a long-distance courtship with city girl Ann Harris (Ivy Jones). Though John-Boy sees no harm in writing Curtis' love letters for the shy Smithy, his tendency to embellish the facts causes big problems when Ann pays a visit to Walton's Mountain. Meanwhile, Olivia (Michael Learned) begins fantasizing about an operatic career while bicycling to her weekly choir practice. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Journey The second season of The Waltons begins as the family's eldest son John-Boy (Richard Thomas) is torn between his own youthful desires and the more pressing needs of an elderly person. Octogenarian Maggie MacKenzie (Linda Watkins) is resolved to the fact that she isn't long for this world, but she refuses to give up the ghost until she is able to see the Atlantic Ocean one last time--the same Atlantic Ocean that had carried herself and her late husband from Scotland to America so many years ago. Pressed into service to transport Maggie to the seacoast is John-Boy, but he isn't happy about the assignment: Maggie's odyssey may well prevent him from attending a big dance with his erstwhile girlfriend Marsha (Tammi Bula). Series creator Earl Hamner Jr. briefly appears as Maggie's husband in a flashback sequence. This episode earned the Directors' Guild of America award for Harry Harris. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Odyssey Seeking solitude to write his stories, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) takes a hike into the mountains. But peace and quiet is not on his schedule when he comes across his friend Sarah Simmonds (Sissy Spacek in her second series appearance), who has run away from her husband--and who is very pregnant and very, very ill. This chance meeting occurs not long after an earlier encounter between John-Boy and elderly mountain dweller Granny Ketchum (Frances Williams), who in repayment for a favor had supplied him with a home-made medicinal potion. When Sarah downs the potion, she suddenly goes into labor...and John-Boy is the only person within miles who can help her! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Separation The plot of this episode is sparked (no pun intended) by an overdue electric bill. In his efforts to raise the necessary funds, Grandpa Walton (Will Geer) becomes enmeshed in a situation that incurs the wrath of Grandma (Ellen Corby). This minor and rather silly misunderstanding escalates into a bitter quarrel--whereupon Grandpa and Grandma, too stubborn to admit their mistakes and reconcile their differences, may well be on the verge of a permanent split-up! This episode is based on a story by series regular Ellen Corby). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Roots Hal Williams and Erin Blunt make their first series appearances as itinerant laborer Harley Foster and his son Jody. After a brief and tantalizing glimpse of family life at the Walton home, Jody begs his father to stop wandering and settle down. But the fiercely independent Harley prefers his nomadic existence, prompting Jody to take drastic action to get what he wants. All the while, Harley seems unaware that widow Verdie Grant (Lynn Hamilton) has set her cap for him--but he won't stay unaware for long! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Chicken Thief John-Boy (Richard Thomas) catches his friend Yancy Tucker (Robert Donner) stealing chickens, but decides not to tell their sheriff. This may prove to be the wrong decision when chicken farmer Charlie Potter (Richard O'Brien) is shot--and Yancy is the only likely suspect. And speaking of thievery, Ben (Eric Scott) gets himself in hot water when he "borrows" one of John-Boy's old poems, "A Winter Mountain", to win a literary competition. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Braggart Orphan Hobie Shanks (Michael McGreevey), who years earlier had briefly stayed with the Waltons, returns to the Mountain brimming over with braggadocio. Everyone is impressed by Hobie's claim that he is about to be given a pitching tryout with a professional baseball team--everyone, that is, except the envious John-Boy (Richard Thomas), who thinks that Hobie is full of hot air. Surprisingly, it turns out that Hobie is telling the truth . . .but he may never get the chance to become a "pro" thanks to a freak accident. (Trivia note: guest star Michael McGreevey is the son of frequent Waltons scriptwriter John McGreevey--who, incidentally, did NOT write this episode). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Fawn John-Boy (Richard Thomas) learns a few harsh and bitter life lessons when he accepts a job collecting debts for shifty absentee landlord Graham Foster (Charles Tyner). Meanwhile, John-Boy's sister Erin (Mary Elizabeth McDonough), feeling that her brother has let her down by aligning himself with Foster, shifts her affections to a wild fawn--and refuses to set the animal free, even when her family gets in trouble with the local authorities. This episode was directed by series regular Ralph Waite (John Walton). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Air Mail Man Olivia's birthday party is interrupted by the forced landing of mail pilot Todd Cooper (Paul Michael Glaser) on Walton's Mountain. Putting their own concerns aside for the moment, the family pitches in to repair Todd's damaged plane--and, indirectly, to patch up his faltering relationship with his wife Sue (Julie Cobb). This done, everyone comes forth with a present for birthday girl Olivia (Michael Learned)...but Todd's present is the most impressive of all, and one that Olivia will never forget! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Bequest Grandma Walton (Ellen Corby) is pleasantly surprised when she receives a huge bequest--a whole $250!--from a casual acquaintance. Naturally, everybody in the Walton household has a special plan on how best to spend the money, and just as naturally, Grandma intends to be generous with her windfall, not only doling it out to her family but to the rest of the community. But an unexpected development puts a damper on that generosity--and now Grandma is faced with the prospect of being unable to keep her word for the first time in her life. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Substitute While Miss Hunter (Mariclare Costello) is out of town on family business, her classroom is taken over by youthful substitute teacher Megan Pollard (Catherine Burns), a transplanted New Yorker. Though undeniably brilliant, Megan is incapable of "relating" to mountain folk, and before long her rigid, dictatorial teaching methods have alienated students and parents alike. Meanwhile, Grandpa resists the temptation to help Ben build a kite for a contest. This episode represents a reunion between series regular Richard Thomas and guest star Catherine Burns, who had previously costarred in the memorable "coming-of-age" film drama Last Summer (1969). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Prize The Waltons attend the annual County Fair, where each family member hopes to win a prize. At the same time, Olivia's former beau Oscar Cockrell (Peter Donat) shows up at the fair in hopes of advancing his political career. Comparing Oscar's affluence with his own family's lack of same, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) asks himself how different his life would have been if Olivia (Michael Learned) had accepted Oscar's proposal. Meanwhile, a "special ingredient" in Olivia's cake has a curious effect on the contest judges! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Theft John Walton (Ralph Waite) is accused of stealing some valuable silver goblets from wealthy neighbor Mrs. Claybourne (Diana Webster). Her evidence? Well, for starters, John is the only visitor that Mrs. Claybourne has had in weeks--and even more damning, he has suddenly and inexplicably come into a large sum of money. Too angry and proud to defend himself, John is on the verge of a lengthy jail term until the truth is revealed in a surprising fashion. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Courtship Having lost his job in Cincinnati, Olivia's 64-year-old uncle Cody Nelson (Eduard Franz) relocates to Walton's Mountain. Hoping to alleviate Cody's loneliness, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) tries to play matchmaker between his uncle and local resident Cordelia Hunnicutt (Danna Hansen). But Olivia and Grandma staunchly disapprove of this romance, labelling Cordelia as "unsuitable" for poor, innocent Cody--after all, the brazen woman has been married and divorced four times! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Gift A post-Andy Griffith Show, pre-Happy Days Ron Howard) guest stars as Seth Turner, the best friend of Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley). Seth has always wanted to learn to play an instrument in his father's band, but it looks as if he won't have the time; he has been diagnosed with leukemia. The concept of death--and the unfairness of it all--is an extremely difficult one for Jason to accept, and it is up to Grandpa to help the boy through this crisis. Featured in the cast as Dr. McIvers is Ron Howard's father Rance Howard. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Heritage John (Ralph Waite) is torn between financial considerations and concern for his children's birthright when he is offered $25,000 for Walton's Mountain by a developer (Noah Beery Jr.) who wants to build a tourist resort. Of course, John needs the money--but does he need THAT much money? (A fine question to be asking oneself in the middle of a Depression!) Meanwhile, Grandpa (Will Geer) and Grandma (Ellen Corby) prepare for their Golden wedding anniversary. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Five Foot Shelf Feeling sorry for travelling book salesman George Reed (Ben Piazza), Olivia (Michael Learned) makes a sizeable deposit on the "Five-Foot Shelf" collection, consisting of fifty "Harvard Classics." When he finds out that Reed has spent the money to buy his little girl a doll, John (Ralph Waite) is outraged and orders the peddler off Walton's Mountain, never to return. But this doesn't answer the episode's burning question: Will Olivia pony up a second deposit when those fifty books are delivered to the Walton doorstep? ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Graduation The Walton family spends a great deal of money to purchase a new suit of clothes for John-Boy's high school graduation. But when their cow suddenly dies, the Waltons desperately need ready cash to replace the bovine. Will John-Boy (Richard Thomas) stubbornly hold on to his graduation suit, or will he do the Right Thing and sell it back? Without revealing the ending, it can be noted that Grandpa Walton (Will Geer) comes to the rescue. Featured in the supporting cast is child actor Jeff Cotler, the brother of series regular Kami Cotler (Elizabeth). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Car Hoping to obtain an automobile before heading off to college, John-Boy (Richard Thomas) does repair work for neighbor Hyder Rudge (Ed Lauter) in exchange for Rudge's old car. But when time comes for John-Boy to collect, Rudge refuses to part with his car, and even pretends that he no longer owns the vehicle. It soon becomes obvious that Rudge has broken his word in a desperate effort to cling to his past...and to the memory of someone who will never return. This is the final episode of The Waltons' second season. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Cradle No sooner has Olivia (Michael Learned) taken a job as a door-to-door salesman to help make ends meet in the Walton home than she discovers she is pregnant...again. As John (Ralph Waite) wonders if the family can afford another child, his youngest daughter Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) makes no secret of her disappointment over being supplanted as the "baby" of the family. Ultimately, the family comes to accept what seems to be The Inevitable--and then an unexpected plot twist puts the situation in a whole new light. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Fulfillment Once again, the Waltons play host to blacksmith Curtis Norton and his city-bred bride Ann, characters introduced in the first-season episode "The Bicycle" (Ivy Jones returns as Ann, while Victor French takes over from Ned Beatty as Curtis). But the news the Nortons bring with them is far from good: they have been told that they can never have children. At the same time, embittered eight-year-old orphan Stevie (Tiger Williams) is also staying with the Waltons. In any other TV series, this situation would immediately culminate in a happy ending, with the Nortons adopting Stevie--but in this case, Ann Norton is none too keen about adopting anyone. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Ghost Story The Walton kids purchase a Ouija board from storekeeper Ike (Joe Conley), and immediately set about to contact the spirit world. Though Olivia (Michael Learned) and Grandma (Ellen Corby) regard this activity as diametrically opposed to their religious beliefs, the kids' friend Luke (Kristopher Marquis) hopes that the board will help him communicate with his deceased mother. Sure enough, an unseen force seems to be guiding the children's hands as they spell out an ominous message, warning Luke to cancel a planned train trip--and not long afterward, word arrives that the train has crashed! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Honeymoon After 19 years of marriage, John (Ralph Waite) and Olivia (Michael Learned) are finally able to go on their honeymoon to Virginia Beach...or so they think. When they are forced to spend the money they'd saved for the trip on emergency repairs, the rest of the family pitches in to raise the cash all over again. Alas, even after the couple is on their way to the coast, disaster continues dogging their trail--and back home, things aren't going so well for John-Boy (Richard Thomas) either. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Waltons: The Awakening Although she is becoming increasingly infirm and hard of hearing, Grandma Walton (Ellen Corby) stubbornly refuses to see a doctor. Grandma's intractability is more or less mirrored by 14-year-old Mary Ellen Walton (Judy Norton-Taylor), who wakes up one morning determined never again to be treated like a child. Unfortunately, Mary Ellen's declaration of independence may have negative results when she falls in love with a much-older college boy (James Carroll Jordan). The episode's closing narration clues us in to what the future holds in store for Mary Ellen--information which completely contradicts what will actually occur in such later Waltons episodes and TV-movies like Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Dallas: The Complete Seasons 1-12

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010

    Includes:Dallas: Triangle (1978) Dallas: Election (1978) Dallas: Double Wedding (1978) Dallas: Bypass (1978) Dallas: Reunion, Part II (1978) Dallas: Barbecue (1978) Dallas: Fallen Idol (1978) Dallas: Kidnapped (1978) Dallas: Digger's Daughter (1978) Dallas: Lessons (1978) Dallas: Spy in the House (1978) Dallas: Winds of Vengeance (1978) Dallas: Reunion, Part I (1978) Dallas: Old Acquaintance (1978) Dallas: Black Market Baby (1978) Dallas: Runaway (1978) Dallas: Survival (1978) Dallas: Act of Love (1978) Dallas: Love and Marriage (1979) Dallas: Rodeo (1979) Dallas: Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part I (1979) Dallas: Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part II (1979) Dallas: The Silent Killer (1979) Dallas: Secrets (1979) Dallas: The Kristin Affair (1979) Dallas: The Dove Hunt (1979) Dallas: The Lost Child (1979) Dallas: Mastectomy, Part I (1979) Dallas: Julie's Return (1979) Dallas: The Red File, Part I (1979) Dallas: The Red File, Part II (1979) Dallas: Sue Ellen's Sister (1979) Dallas: Call Girl (1979) Dallas: Royal Marriage (1979) Dallas: The Outsiders (1979) Dallas: John Ewing III, Part I (1979) Dallas: John Ewing III, Part II (1979) Dallas: Home Again (1979) Dallas: For Love or Money (1979) Dallas: Return Engagements (1979) Dallas: Ellie Saves the Day (1979) Dallas: The Heiress (1979) Dallas: Mastectomy, Part II (1979) Dallas: Mother of the Year (1979) Dallas: Power Play (1980) Dallas: No More Mister Nice Guy, Part II (1980) Dallas: A House Divided (1980) Dallas: Jenna's Return (1980) Dallas: Sue Ellen's Choice (1980) Dallas: Second Thoughts (1980) Dallas: Paternity Suit (1980) Dallas: Divorce - Ewing Style (1980) Dallas: Jock's Trial, Part I (1980) Dallas: Jock's Trial, Part II (1980) Dallas: The Wheeler Dealer (1980) Dallas: No More Mister Nice Guy, Part I (1980) Dallas: Nightmare (1980) Dallas: The Fourth Son (1980) Dallas: The Venezuelan Connection (1980) Dallas: Who Done It? (1980) Dallas: Taste of Success (1980) Dallas: Trouble at Ewing 23 (1980) Dallas: Waterloo at South Fork (1981) Dallas: Showdown at San Angelo (1981) Dallas: Little Boy Lost (1981) Dallas: The Sweet Smell of Revenge (1981) Dallas: The Big Shutdown (1981) Dallas: Blocked (1981) Dallas: The Split (1981) Dallas: The Prodigal Mother (1981) Dallas: Executive Wife (1981) Dallas: End of the Road, Part I (1981) Dallas: Making of a President (1981) Dallas: Mark of Cain (1981) Dallas: The Gathering Storm (1981) Dallas: Ewing vs. Ewing (1981) Dallas: New Beginnings (1981) Dallas: Full Circle (1981) Dallas: Ewing-Gate (1981) Dallas: Missing Heir (1981) Dallas: Gone, But Not Forgotten (1981) Dallas: Start the Revolution With Me (1981) Dallas: The Quest (1981) Dallas: Lover, Come Back (1981) Dallas: The New Mrs. Ewing (1981) Dallas: End of the Road, Part 2 (1981) Dallas: Starting Over (1981) Dallas: Five Dollars a Barrel (1981) Dallas: Blackmail (1982) Dallas: Vengeance (1982) Dallas: The Prodigal (1982) Dallas: The Maelstrom (1982) Dallas: The Phoenix (1982) Dallas: Denial (1982) Dallas: Barbecue Two (1982) Dallas: Fringe Benefits (1982) Dallas: The Ewing Touch (1982) Dallas: Hit and Run (1982) Dallas: Aftermath (1982) Dallas: Jack's Will (1982) Dallas: The Big Ball (1982) Dallas: Billion Dollar Question (1982) Dallas: Where There's a Will (1982) Dallas: Changing of the Guard (1982) Dallas: Mama Dearest (1982) Dallas: Barbecue Three (1982) Dallas: Post Nuptial (1982) Dallas: The Wedding (1982) Dallas: The Investigation (1982) Dallas: Acceptance (1982) Dallas: Goodbye, Cliff Barnes (1982) Dallas: My Father, My Son (1982) Dallas: Anniversary (1982) Dallas: The Search (1982) Dallas: Head of the Family (1982) Dallas: Adoption (1982) Dallas: The Ewing Blues (1983) Dallas: The Reckoning (1983) Dallas: Requiem (1983) Dallas: The Crash of '83 (1983) Dallas: A Ewing is a Ewing (1983) Dallas: Legacy (1983) Dallas: Caribbean Connection (1983) Dallas: Hell Hath No Fury (1983) Dallas: The Road Back (1983) Dallas: The Quality of Mercy (1983) Dallas: Check and Mate (1983) Dallas: Ray's Trial (1983) Dallas: Morning After (1983) Dallas: The Oil Barron's Ball (1983) Dallas: The Buck Stops Here (1983) Dallas: To Catch a Sly (1983) Dallas: Barbecue Four (1983) Dallas: Past Imperfect (1983) Dallas: The Long Goodbye (1983) Dallas: The Letter (1983) Dallas: My Brother's Keeper (1983) Dallas: Ewing Inferno (1983) Dallas: Penultimate (1983) Dallas: Things Ain't Goin' Too Good at Southfork (1983) Dallas: Tangled Web (1983) Dallas: Cuba Libre (1983) Dallas: The Sting (1983) Dallas: Brothers and Sisters (1983) Dallas: Turning Point (1984) Dallas: And the Winner Is... (1984) Dallas: Fools Rush In (1984) Dallas: The Unexpected (1984) Dallas: Peter's Principles (1984) Dallas: Offshore Crude (1984) Dallas: Some Do... Some Don't (1984) Dallas: Eye of the Beholder (1984) Dallas: Twelve Mile Limit (1984) Dallas: Strange Alliance (1984) Dallas: Odd Man Out (1984) Dallas: Deja Vu (1984) Dallas: Do You Take This Woman... (1984) Dallas: Barbecue Five (1984) Dallas: Charlie (1984) Dallas: Shadows (1984) Dallas: Oil Baron's Ball III (1984) Dallas: Homecoming (1984) Dallas: Shadow of a Doubt (1984) Dallas: Family (1984) Dallas: Jamie (1984) Dallas: If At First You Don't Succeed (1984) Dallas: Battle Lines (1984) Dallas: Killer at Large (1984) Dallas: Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie (1984) Dallas: End Game (1984) Dallas: Where is Poppa? (1984) Dallas: When the Bough Breaks (1984) Dallas: True Confessions (1984) Dallas: Love Stories (1984) Dallas: Blow Up (1984) Dallas: Winds of War (1985) Dallas: Curiosity Killed the Cat (1985) Dallas: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (1985) Dallas: En Passant (1985) Dallas: The Prize (1985) Dallas: Lockup in Laredo (1985) Dallas: The Ewing Connection (1985) Dallas: Terms of Estrangement (1985) Dallas: Sentences (1985) Dallas: The Verdict (1985) Dallas: Trial and Error (1985) Dallas: Dead Ends (1985) Dallas: Shattered Dreams (1985) Dallas: The Brothers Ewing (1985) Dallas: Sins of the Fathers (1985) Dallas: Close Encounters (1985) Dallas: Quandary (1985) Dallas: The Winds of Change (1985) Dallas: Mothers (1985) Dallas: Saving Grace (1985) Dallas: Resurrection (1985) Dallas: Those Eyes (1985) Dallas: Rock Bottom (1985) Dallas: The Family Ewing (1985) Dallas: Suffer the Little Children (1985) Dallas: Swan Song (1985) Dallas: Deliverance (1985) Dallas: Deeds and Misdeeds (1985) Dallas: Bail Out (1985) Dallas: Legacy of Hate (1985) Dallas: Blast From the Past (1986) Dallas: Twenty-Four Hours (1986) Dallas: Blame it on Bogota (1986) Dallas: J.R. Rising (1986) Dallas: Serendipity (1986) Dallas: Nothing's Ever Perfect (1986) Dallas: Just Desserts (1986) Dallas: Masquerade (1986) Dallas: Sitting Ducks (1986) Dallas: Overture (1986) Dallas: Dire Straits (1986) Dallas: Missing (1986) Dallas: Shadow Games (1986) Dallas: Return to Camelot, Part 1 (1986) Dallas: Return to Camelot, Part 2 (1986) Dallas: Pari Per Sue (1986) Dallas: Once and Future King (1986) Dallas: Enigma (1986) Dallas: Trompe l'Oeil (1986) Dallas: Territorial Imperative (1986) Dallas: The Second Time Around (1986) Dallas: Bells Are Ringing (1986) Dallas: Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball? (1986) Dallas: Proof Positive (1986) Dallas: Something Old, Something New (1986) Dallas: Bar-B-Cued (1986) Dallas: The Fire Next Time (1986) Dallas: Hello, Goodbye, Hello (1986) Dallas: Thrice in a Lifetime (1986) Dallas: The Deadly Game (1986) Dallas: The Missing Link (1986) Dallas: Fall of the House of Ewing (1987) Dallas: Ruthless People (1987) Dallas: High Noon for Calhoun (1987) Dallas: War and Peace (1987) Dallas: After the Fall: Digger Redux (1987) Dallas: After the Fall: Ewing Rise (1987) Dallas: So Shall Ye Reap (1987) Dallas: Tick, Tock (1987) Dallas: Night Visitor (1987) Dallas: A Death in the Family (1987) Dallas: Revenge of the Nerd (1987) Dallas: The Ten Percent Solution (1987) Dallas: Some Good, Some Bad (1987) Dallas: Mummy's Revenge (1987) Dallas: Daddy's Little Darlin' (1987) Dallas: Brother, Can You Spare a Child? (1987) Dallas: Brothers and Sons (1987) Dallas: Lovers and Other Liars (1987) Dallas: Bedtime Stories (1987) Dallas: Hustling (1987) Dallas: Last Tango in Dallas (1987) Dallas: Tough Love (1987) Dallas: The Lady Vanishes (1987) Dallas: Gone With the Wind (1987) Dallas: The Son Also Rises (1987) Dallas: Cat and Mouse (1987) Dallas: Olio (1987) Dallas: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel (1987) Dallas: Two-Fifty (1987) Dallas: It's Me Again (1988) Dallas: Brotherly Love (1988) Dallas: Farlow's Follies (1988) Dallas: Crime Story (1988) Dallas: War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing (1988) Dallas: Road Work (1988) Dallas: Out of the Frying Pan (1988) Dallas: The Call of the Wild (1988) Dallas: No Greater Love (1988) Dallas: Carousel (1988) Dallas: The Fat Lady Singeth (1988) Dallas: Things Ain't Goin' So Good at Southfork, Again (1988) Dallas: Pillow Talk (1988) Dallas: Top Gun (1988) Dallas: Last of the Good Guys (1988) Dallas: Never Say Never (1988) Dallas: Dead Reckoning (1988) Dallas: To Have and to Hold (1988) Dallas: Showdown at the Ewing Corral (1988) Dallas: Malice in Dallas (1988) Dallas: The Best Laid Plans (1988) Dallas: Anniversary Waltz (1988) Dallas: Marriage on the Rocks (1988) Dallas: Deception (1989) Dallas: The Switch (1989) Dallas: Comings and Goings (1989) Dallas: Reel Life (1989) Dallas: Mission to Moscow (1989) Dallas: The Great Texas Waltz (1989) Dallas: The Sound of Money (1989) Dallas: Yellow Brick Road (1989) Dallas: And Away We Go! (1989) Dallas: April Showers (1989) Dallas: Three Hundred (1989) Dallas: The Serpent's Tooth (1989) Dallas: The Way We Were (1989) Dallas: Wedding Bell Blues (1989) Dallas: Country Girl (1989) Dallas: He-e-ere's Papa! (1989) Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings (1989) Dallas: Counter Attack (1989) Dallas: The Sting (1989) Dallas: Triangle No synopsis available. Dallas: Election No synopsis available. Dallas: Double Wedding No synopsis available. Dallas: Bypass No synopsis available. Dallas: Reunion, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: Barbecue No synopsis available. Dallas: Fallen Idol No synopsis available. Dallas: Kidnapped No synopsis available. Dallas: Digger's Daughter No synopsis available. Dallas: Lessons No synopsis available. Dallas: Spy in the House No synopsis available. Dallas: Winds of Vengeance No synopsis available. Dallas: Reunion, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Old Acquaintance No synopsis available. Dallas: Black Market Baby No synopsis available. Dallas: Runaway No synopsis available. Dallas: Survival No synopsis available. Dallas: Act of Love No synopsis available. Dallas: Love and Marriage No synopsis available. Dallas: Rodeo No synopsis available. Dallas: Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: The Silent Killer No synopsis available. Dallas: Secrets No synopsis available. Dallas: The Kristin Affair No synopsis available. Dallas: The Dove Hunt No synopsis available. Dallas: The Lost Child No synopsis available. Dallas: Mastectomy, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Julie's Return No synopsis available. Dallas: The Red File, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: The Red File, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: Sue Ellen's Sister No synopsis available. Dallas: Call Girl No synopsis available. Dallas: Royal Marriage No synopsis available. Dallas: The Outsiders No synopsis available. Dallas: John Ewing III, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: John Ewing III, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: Home Again No synopsis available. Dallas: For Love or Money No synopsis available. Dallas: Return Engagements No synopsis available. Dallas: Ellie Saves the Day No synopsis available. Dallas: The Heiress No synopsis available. Dallas: Mastectomy, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: Mother of the Year No synopsis available. Dallas: Power Play No synopsis available. Dallas: No More Mister Nice Guy, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: A House Divided No synopsis available. Dallas: Jenna's Return No synopsis available. Dallas: Sue Ellen's Choice No synopsis available. Dallas: Second Thoughts No synopsis available. Dallas: Paternity Suit No synopsis available. Dallas: Divorce - Ewing Style No synopsis available. Dallas: Jock's Trial, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Jock's Trial, Part II No synopsis available. Dallas: The Wheeler Dealer No synopsis available. Dallas: No More Mister Nice Guy, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Nightmare No synopsis available. Dallas: The Fourth Son No synopsis available. Dallas: The Venezuelan Connection No synopsis available. Dallas: Who Done It? No synopsis available. Dallas: Taste of Success No synopsis available. Dallas: Trouble at Ewing 23 No synopsis available. Dallas: Waterloo at South Fork No synopsis available. Dallas: Showdown at San Angelo No synopsis available. Dallas: Little Boy Lost No synopsis available. Dallas: The Sweet Smell of Revenge No synopsis available. Dallas: The Big Shutdown No synopsis available. Dallas: Blocked No synopsis available. Dallas: The Split No synopsis available. Dallas: The Prodigal Mother No synopsis available. Dallas: Executive Wife No synopsis available. Dallas: End of the Road, Part I No synopsis available. Dallas: Making of a President No synopsis available. Dallas: Mark of Cain No synopsis available. Dallas: The Gathering Storm No synopsis available. Dallas: Ewing vs. Ewing No synopsis available. Dallas: New Beginnings No synopsis available. Dallas: Full Circle No synopsis available. Dallas: Ewing-Gate No synopsis available. Dallas: Missing Heir No synopsis available. Dallas: Gone, But Not Forgotten No synopsis available. Dallas: Start the Revolution With Me No synopsis available. Dallas: The Quest No synopsis available. Dallas: Lover, Come Back No synopsis available. Dallas: The New Mrs. Ewing No synopsis available. Dallas: End of the Road, Part 2 No synopsis available. Dallas: Starting Over No synopsis available. Dallas: Five Dollars a Barrel No synopsis available. Dallas: Blackmail No synopsis available. Dallas: Vengeance No synopsis available. Dallas: The Prodigal No synopsis available. Dallas: The Maelstrom No synopsis available. Dallas: The Phoenix No synopsis available. Dallas: Denial No synopsis available. Dallas: Barbecue Two No synopsis available. Dallas: Fringe Benefits No synopsis available. Dallas: The Ewing Touch No synopsis available. Dallas: Hit and Run No synopsis available. Dallas: Aftermath No synopsis available. Dallas: Jack's Will No synopsis available. Dallas: The Big Ball No synopsis available. Dallas: Billion Dollar Question No synopsis available. Dallas: Where There's a Will No synopsis available. Dallas: Changing of the Guard No synopsis available. Dallas: Mama Dearest No synopsis available. Dallas: Barbecue Three No synopsis available. Dallas: Post Nuptial No synopsis available. Dallas: The Wedding No synopsis available. Dallas: The Investigation No synopsis available. Dallas: Acceptance No synopsis available. Dallas: Goodbye, Cliff Barnes No synopsis available. Dallas: My Father, My Son No synopsis available. Dallas: Anniversary No synopsis available. Dallas: The Search No synopsis available. Dallas: Head of the Family No synopsis available. Dallas: Adoption No synopsis available. Dallas: The Ewing Blues No synopsis available. Dallas: The Reckoning No synopsis available. Dallas: Requiem No synopsis available. Dallas: The Crash of '83 No synopsis available. Dallas: A Ewing is a Ewing No synopsis available. Dallas: Legacy No synopsis available. Dallas: Caribbean Connection No synopsis available. Dallas: Hell Hath No Fury No synopsis available. Dallas: The Road Back The fire that trapped J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), his wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), their son, John Ross (now played by Omri Katz), and J.R.'s half-brother, Ray (Steve Kanaly), in the Southfork mansion at the end of Dallas' sixth season is still raging as season seven begins. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Quality of Mercy No synopsis available. Dallas: Check and Mate No synopsis available. Dallas: Ray's Trial No synopsis available. Dallas: Morning After No synopsis available. Dallas: The Oil Barron's Ball No synopsis available. Dallas: The Buck Stops Here No synopsis available. Dallas: To Catch a Sly No synopsis available. Dallas: Barbecue Four No synopsis available. Dallas: Past Imperfect No synopsis available. Dallas: The Long Goodbye No synopsis available. Dallas: The Letter No synopsis available. Dallas: My Brother's Keeper No synopsis available. Dallas: Ewing Inferno No synopsis available. Dallas: Penultimate No synopsis available. Dallas: Things Ain't Goin' Too Good at Southfork No synopsis available. Dallas: Tangled Web No synopsis available. Dallas: Cuba Libre No synopsis available. Dallas: The Sting No synopsis available. Dallas: Brothers and Sisters No synopsis available. Dallas: Turning Point No synopsis available. Dallas: And the Winner Is... No synopsis available. Dallas: Fools Rush In No synopsis available. Dallas: The Unexpected No synopsis available. Dallas: Peter's Principles No synopsis available. Dallas: Offshore Crude No synopsis available. Dallas: Some Do... Some Don't No synopsis available. Dallas: Eye of the Beholder No synopsis available. Dallas: Twelve Mile Limit No synopsis available. Dallas: Strange Alliance No synopsis available. Dallas: Odd Man Out As Bobby deals with Jenna's marriage to Marchetta, J.R. tries to steer him away from Pam. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Deja Vu After leaving Bobby at the alter, Jenna remains nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Pam sees an opportunity to reconcile with Bobby. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Do You Take This Woman... Bobby and Jenna's wedding day arrives, but someone else may come between them before they exchange "I do's." ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Barbecue Five J.R. receives some troubling news. Meanwhile, there may be wedding bells in store for Marchetta. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Charlie The recently arrived Marchetta makes clear his intentions to fight for Charlie. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Shadows As Pam attempts to get over Bobby, there's potential love in the air for Lucy and Eddie. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Oil Baron's Ball III News of Bobby and Jenna's engagement reaches Pam. Meanwhile, jealousy rears its head at newlyweds Ellie and Clayton. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Homecoming Changes at rival Barnes/Wentworth prove to be cause for concern on J.R.'s part. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Shadow of a Doubt In spite of J.R., Sue Ellen decides to take Jaime in. Meanwhile, Pam gets some encouraging news. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Family Jaime's arrival in town and shocking claims creates a rift between J.R. and Sue Ellen. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Jamie After Bobby survives another attack, a stranger arrives in town and drops a bombshell. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: If At First You Don't Succeed While Bobby is still reeling from being shot, the gunman makes an attempt on J.R.'s life. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Battle Lines As the investigation into Bobby's shooting continues, Donna fills in for him at the company. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Killer at Large As the seventh season begins, Bobby is recovering from a gunshot wound while the assailant remains on the loose. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie No synopsis available. Dallas: End Game No synopsis available. Dallas: Where is Poppa? No synopsis available. Dallas: When the Bough Breaks No synopsis available. Dallas: True Confessions No synopsis available. Dallas: Love Stories No synopsis available. Dallas: Blow Up No synopsis available. Dallas: Winds of War Despite her claims of innocence, evidence mounts against Jenna. Meanwhile, Bobby finally locates Charlie. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Curiosity Killed the Cat Cliff tries to convince Mandy that J.R.'s dalliance with her may be short-lived; Jack fails to show up for an important lunch date; Ellie becomes concerned about Clayton's distraction. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen J.R. asks Sue Ellen to comply with his request for John Ross's sake; Pam plans a vacation with Mark; Jenna tells Jack they should stop seeing each other; Clayton conceals a business decision from Ellie. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: En Passant J.R. tries to influence the judge in the custody battle for John Ross; Sue Ellen clashes with her mother over future plans; J.R.'s detective is held captive in Greece; Pam makes a decision about the co-venture. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Prize Angelica pushes for a quick close to her deal with Ewing Oil, but Pam opposes the venture; J.R. learns why Jack's participation is critical to the deal; and John Ross disappears during his parents' custody battle. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Lockup in Laredo When Jenna is accused of murder, she struggles to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, J.R.'s behvior rubs Jaime the wrong way. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Ewing Connection J.R., Bobby and Ray contemplate the offer made by Jack. Meanwhile, John Ross unexpectedly falls ill. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Terms of Estrangement To get the upper hand against Cliff, J.R. does an about-face regarding Pam and Bobby. Meanwhile, a mystery-man comes forward with valuable information. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Sentences J.R. uses blackmail to get the company out of hot-water with the state. Meanwhile, Bobby works to free Jenna. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Verdict Bobby works to prove Jenna's innocence. Meanwhile, the company is punished for an environmental violation. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Trial and Error As Jenna's trial begins, Bobby is called to testify. Meanwhile, Pam comes to a realization about Mark. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Dead Ends Jamie takes a job at rival company Barnes Wentworth. Meanwhile, Pam and Sue Ellen search for Mark in Hong Kong. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Shattered Dreams With both his family and business crumbling around him, J.R. looks to Mandy for comfort. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Brothers Ewing When Cliff regains the upper hand, J.R. looks to Sue Ellen for solace, but is rebuffed. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Sins of the Fathers When Cliff battles Ewing Oil in court, J.R. takes measures to protect the company. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Close Encounters Angelica's flirtations arouse Jack's curiosity; Donna takes a bad fall at a rodeo; Patricia instructs Sue Ellen to stay away from Dusty; J.R. asks Jack to work for Ewing Oil. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Quandary J.R. hopes to squeeze Pam out of Ewing Oil; Ray is deeply affected by an encounter with a child who has Down syndrome; Dusty claims he's back in Dallas for good. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Winds of Change At the Oil Baron's Ball, Pam's announcement may affect the future of Ewing Oil. Meanwhile, Donna and Ray get some agonizing news; and J.R. vows to start over on his own. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Mothers Mark explains why he reentered Pam's life; Sue Ellen's mother arrives to straighten out her daughter's life; Jack admits his attraction to Jenna; and Pam makes a decision about her son's shares in Ewing Oil. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Saving Grace Jeremy Wendell's offer tempts Miss Ellie, but J.R. urges his partners not to sell to an outsider; Dusty refuses to abandon Sue Ellen, who's been institutionalized; a stranger shadows Pam. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Resurrection No synopsis available. Dallas: Those Eyes Sue Ellen is found in a police-station drunk tank; J.R. plots to keep Pam out of Ewing Oil, while Jeremy Wendell (William Smithers) plans his own strategy for Ewing Oil; and J.R. locks horns with Dusty. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Rock Bottom The Ewings gather for the reading of Bobby's will; J.R.'s rejection sends Sue Ellen on the skids; Cliff offers to help Pam oversee Christopher's inheritance; and J.R. involves himself with Mandy (Deborah Shelton). ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Family Ewing The Ewings mourn the loss of Bobby, and Pam blames herself for his death. Meanwhile, Dusty admits his love for Sue Ellen; Miss Ellie welcomes Gary (Ted Shackelford) to Southfork. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Suffer the Little Children Sue Ellen's fight for custody of John Ross brings threats from J.R.; Ray tries to comfort Donna; J.R. means to learn more about Angelica and Dimitri Marinos; Cliff reconciles with Jamie and Pam. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Swan Song The 90-minute seventh season finale finds tragedy looming as Sue Ellen's drinking problem gets more out of control, and Bobby gets caught up in a love-triangle. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Deliverance While J.R. goads Cliff into taking legal action, Bobby attempts to coerce a confession from a killer. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Deeds and Misdeeds With Sue Ellen hitting the bottle again, J.R. becomes hopeful that their marriage will soon end. Meanwhile, Cliff and Jamie tie the knot. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Bail Out When Jenna is released on bail, Bobby reveals his feelings for her remain. Meanwhile, Mandy confronts J.R. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Legacy of Hate Realizing their common interests, Cliff, Jaime and Pam team up. Meanwhile, Mandy has misgivings about her recent activities. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Dallas: Blast From the Past Pam and Mark prepare to marry---and a man who looks like Bobby (played by Patrick Duffy) turns up. Meanwhile, J.R.'s plan to outwit Angelica may come too late to save his life and Jack's, and may also jeopardize Sue Ellen. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Twenty-Four Hours The search for Jack becomes a matter of life and death; Jenna blames herself for Jamie's condition; Pam comes up with an alternative when J.R. refuses to continue backing Matt; Donna decides to work with handicapped children. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Blame it on Bogota Pam and Cliff are lured into investing in a worthless mine; Angelica resents having to share her profits with J.R.; Sue Ellen enjoys the company of Dr. Kenderson (Barry Jenner); J.R. learns of Miss Ellie's indebtedness. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: J.R. Rising J.R. moves to buy back shares of the Marinos deal; Ray's criminal record may impede the adoption; Kenderson gives Sue Ellen an ultimatum; Matt makes a valuable discovery in Colombia; Angelica returns to the U.S. seeking revenge. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Serendipity Cliff and the cartel suspect a setup in the Marinos deal; Angelica is taken into police custody; Donna and Ray invite Tony to Southfork; J.R. promises to maintain a truce in the Barnes-Ewing feud; Sue Ellen breaks off with Kenderson. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Nothing's Ever Perfect J.R. breaks off with Mandy to pursue Sue Ellen; Ray and Donna decide to adopt Tony (Solomon Smaniotto); Pam has reservations about selling Bobby's legacy; Angelica plots revenge against J.R. and Jack. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Just Desserts In Martinique, a search is launched for Angelica; Grace ends her romance with Jack. Meanwhile, Jenna announces she's leaving Southfork; Donna and Ray consider adoption; Pam makes a decision about Christopher's share of Ewing Oil. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Masquerade Jack makes up with Grace and is introduced as Dimitri Marinos at the masquerade ball; Garrett and J.R. begin to suspect Angelica, who grows distrustful of Grace; Pam considers leaving Ewing Oil. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Sitting Ducks Pam returns from Colombia and defends her performance at Ewing Oil; J.R. heads for Martinique and reveals the plan to Jack ; Ray takes an interest in a hearing-impaired child; news of Lucy's wedding disturbs Jenna. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Overture Matt comes close to confessing that J.R. was behind the Colombian trip; Kenderson realizes J.R. wants Sue Ellen back, while J.R. plots to undo his rival; Grace struggles with her feelings for Jack; Jenna pleads for help. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Dire Straits In Colombia, Mark, Cliff and Matt await instructions from Pam's abductors; Jack wonders why the oil conference is so important to Angelica; J.R. thinks he has solved the mystery of Dimitri Marinos; Donna tells Jenna to seek professional help. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Missing J.R. raises a search party at the ambushed campsite in Colombia; Cliff and Mark blame Matt (for Pam's misfortune; Mandy refuses to continue spying on J.R. for Cliff; Grace (Merete Van Kamp) seduces Jack. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Shadow Games Matt and Pam journey to the mine in Colombia; J.R. draws the cartel into the Marinos deal; Jenna is increasingly distracted by Bobby's death; Nicholas (George Chakiris) brings news that threatens the Martinique scheme. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Return to Camelot, Part 1 Pam awakens from a fitful dream only to discover Bobby in her life again; the price of oil plummets; J.R. finds grounds for divorce; Cliff rallies independent oil producers. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Return to Camelot, Part 2 J.R. urges Donna to lead the independent oil lobby, and at Southfork he tells Jenna to stick around in case plans change for Bobby and Pam; an explosion shuts down a Ewing oil field; Ray welcomes a new ranch foreman Wes Parmalee (Steve Forrest). ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Pari Per Sue To embarrass J.R., Sue Ellen goes into business manufacturing erotic clothing; Cliff goes after Jack's Ewing Oil interests; friction develops between Miss Ellie and Clayton after she meets with Wes Parmalee; Donna's Washington work further separates her from Ray. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Once and Future King Miss Ellie's discovery at Wes Parmalee's bunkhouse brings on disbelief and fear; J.R. schemes to save the ailing oil industry, while Sue Ellen's plan to embarrass him takes effect; Pam makes a key decision in her life; Charlie rebels at home. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Enigma Miss Ellie orders Wes off Southfork, but can't bring herself to reveal his claims to anyone but Punk; Ray looks for answers after tracking down Wes; J.R. learns that Sue Ellen had him and Mandy followed; Sue Ellen employs a pinup girl in her new business. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Trompe l'Oeil Miss Ellie stuns the family with news of Wes's claims; Pam plans her wedding; Sue Ellen's efforts to destroy J.R. and Mandy's affair prove successful; B.D. Calhoun (Hunter von Leer) convinces J.R. that oil prices will rise; Jack's scheming ex-wife (Sheree J. Wilson) comes to Dallas. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Territorial Imperative J.R. and Bobby investigate Parmalee, whose claims could change the control of Ewing Oil; Sue Ellen's advertising campaign for Valentine's Girl is a success; Jenna fears she may be developing an ulcer; Cliff meets Jack's ex-wife. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Second Time Around On Pam and Bobby's wedding day, Ray unleashes his anger at Bobby; Wes refuses to leave Southfork until Miss Ellie agrees to a later meeting. Meanwhile, Cliff arrives with April on his arm. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Bells Are Ringing Bobby and Pam face a decision about their marriage; Ewing Oil's credit line is frozen after the bank learns that Wes may in fact be Jock; Miss Ellie has a secret meeting with Wes; April schemes with Cliff against Jack. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball? The ghost of Jock Ewing haunts Clayton as he asks Miss Ellie if she believes Wes's claims; Sue Ellen strikes a deal with a Hollywood producer; April gets an interesting proposal from J.R.. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Proof Positive Wes is pressured into taking a lie-detector test to prove he's Jock Ewing; April hopes to cash in on her former marriage to Jack; Pam's proposition upsets Jenna; Jamie reaches a decision. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Something Old, Something New Bobby decides to retrace his father's accident in South America; Miss Ellie reluctantly meets Wes for dinner; J.R. tries to bow out of his scheme with B.D. Calhoun (Hunter von Leer); Mandy (Deborah Shelton) learns the identity of her benefactor. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Bar-B-Cued Bobby returns with evidence from South America, but it's Miss Ellie who is given the truth from an unexpected guest; J.R. gets reassuring news about B.D. Calhoun and the Middle East; and Donna meets an influential senator (Jim McMullan). ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Fire Next Time Clayton goes on a manhunt; Donna returns to Dallas to settle her marriage; J.R. believes the Middle East situation is at rest; and Cliff is tempted by Jeremy Wendell's devious business proposition. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Hello, Goodbye, Hello J.R. is forced to pass up a lucrative deal; Sue Ellen moves back into J.R.'s bedroom; Clayton grows suspicious of Ben; Ray's Aunt Lil (Kate Reid) testifies at the adoption hearing; Angelica has some documents forged; Mandy attempts to entice J.R.; an enemy stalks J.R. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Thrice in a Lifetime J.R. makes a hefty promise to win back Sue Ellen; an older cowboy (Steve Forrest) is hired on at Southfork; Tony's decision thrills Donna and Ray; guests receive invitations to Pam and Mark's wedding; the oil glut puts J.R. in financial trouble. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Deadly Game Jamie's condition remains critical; J.R. has second thoughts about Angelica after verifying Jack's parentage; Clayton gets the promise of financial relief; Marilee Stone (Fern Fitzgerald) buys into the Marinos deal; Pam plans a visit to the Colombian emerald mine. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Missing Link J.R. accuses Pam of informing Cliff about his equipment scheme; Sue Ellen starts a new job; Pam meets Matt Cantrell (Marc Singer), an associate Bobby subsidized in an emerald-mining operation; Ellie learns of Clayton's financial troubles. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Fall of the House of Ewing Another tragedy shatters Pam and Bobby's happiness; J.R. fights for his life amid the impending loss of Ewing Oil; and a confrontation erupts between Sue Ellen and Mandy. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Ruthless People Jeremy Wendell finds ammunition for revenge in a newspaper article implicating the Ewings in terrorist activities; Mandy returns as the Valentine Girl; Ray goes to Washington for the birth of his child. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: High Noon for Calhoun J.R. and Bobby take their families to California to escape B.D. Calhoun, but J.R. has a showdown with the terrorist; crime doesn't pay for April; Cliff becomes embroiled in a risky deal; Senator Dowling entertains Donna. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: War and Peace A court battle over Ewing Oil brings a stunning decision---and pandemonium; Sue Ellen considers bringing Mandy back to Valentine's; Charlie brings both joy and anxiety to Ray's household; and Donna goes into labor. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: After the Fall: Digger Redux Cliff befriends a drunk who reminds him of his late father; investment banker Nicholas Pearce (Jack Scalia) offers to help Sue Ellen with her lingerie business; obstacles interfere with J.R.'s quest to regain power in the oil industry; Clayton's excessive activity concerns Miss Ellie. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: After the Fall: Ewing Rise The Ewing clan awaits news of Pam's fate. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: So Shall Ye Reap Cliff reconsiders Jeremy Wendell's proposition; April has a fortuitous meeting with Wendell; J.R. takes steps to rid himself of B.D. Calhoun; and Jenna decides to sever ties to Bobby. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Tick, Tock B.D. Calhoun makes contact with an unsuspecting Sue Ellen; Ray tries to bury himself in his work with Clayton in the horse-cutting business; Pam's behavior toward Christopher worries Bobby; Wendell plans to ruin Ewing Oil. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Night Visitor J.R. has anxieties about B.D. Calhoun and Bobby has suspicions about J.R., who's become overly concerned about the company security system; Ray puts his friendship with Jenna on hold to pursue the custody fight for his unborn child, but Donna is unexpectedly rushed to a Washington hospital. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: A Death in the Family Bad news from California raises the question of who owns that 10 percent of Ewing Oil; J.R. and April quietly search for Jack; Sue Ellen closes her lingerie operation in Los Angeles and renews her love for J.R.; and Christopher and John Ross play a deadly game. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Revenge of the Nerd Cliff drops a bombshell on the Ewing brothers; April seeks comfort from the men in her life; the custody battle concludes, with some painful decision-making by Ray; the Calhoun affair continues to haunt J.R. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Ten Percent Solution J.R. schemes to frame Cliff for Jamie's death; Cliff desperately tries to raise money to pay back Jeremy Wendell; Donna snubs the persistent Senator Dowling; and the widow of a former Ewing employee plots revenge. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Some Good, Some Bad A visitor aids Bobby and J.R. in their quest for the 10 percent of Ewing Oil; Pam learns of Cliff's sly business deals; Ray and Jenna reach an understanding; a surprise awaits Bobby at Ray's. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Mummy's Revenge Clayton undergoes surgery; Cryder's wife becomes the subject of a secret investigation by J.R.; Ray confides in Charlie (Shalane McCall) concerning his proposal to Jenna; and Sue Ellen rejects April as a business partner. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Daddy's Little Darlin' Bobby braces for a custody battle; J.R. plans to teach Casey a lesson while hoping to strike a deal with Kimberly's father; Clayton (Howard Keel) becomes intrigued by the model in a painting; Ray gives Charlie's boyfriend a stern warning. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Brother, Can You Spare a Child? Bobby seeks legal counsel to fight Lisa; Sue Ellen arranges a dinner with the Cryders (Leigh Taylor-Young, John Calvin); Casey makes plans against J.R.; Ray and Jenna surprise Charlie and her boyfriend; Miss Ellie plans philanthropic endeavors without Clayton. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Brothers and Sons Ray and Jenna get married; Christopher learns the identity of Lucas's father; Cliff and Dandy receive unbelievable news; April's investigation of Nicholas meets strong resistance; and Lisa's relationship with Christopher may destroy Bobby. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Lovers and Other Liars When Cliff shuts down the rig, Dandy holds oil workers hostage; J.R. pursues Kimberly (Leigh Taylor-Young); Sue Ellen learns of J.R.'s philandering; Ray asks for Bobby's blessing for his forthcoming marriage; Lisa gives Christopher a ride home from school. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Bedtime Stories Ray and Jenna share their news with the Ewings; Bobby severs ties with Lisa; J.R. woos Kimberly despite renewed happiness in his marriage; Cliff shuts down Dandy's drilling project. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Hustling J.R. conveniently "bumps into" Cryder's wife Kimberly (Leigh Taylor-Young); April plunges into an investigation of Nicholas Pearce; Casey secretly entertains potential members of a new cartel; and Jenna comes to a decision about Ray's proposal. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Last Tango in Dallas Bobby hears news regarding Pam as he and Christopher (Joshua Harris) befriend an ice skater; J.R. gets valuable inside information about Weststar; Cliff drills for oil on land he knows is dry; Nicholas tries to lure April into his financial web; and Jenna ponders a serious question from Ray. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Tough Love Bobby meets a mysterious woman (Amy Stock) while trying to restore order to his life; J.R. double-crosses an old friend; Casey does business with Marilee Stone (Fern Fitzgerald); and Sue Ellen meets with a familiar investor. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Lady Vanishes Bobby and Cliff search for Pam; J.R. welcomes a woman from his past, plus good news from Casey; and Jenna reevaluates her feelings for Ray. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Gone With the Wind Bobby is hit with more bad news as he enters Pam's hospital room; J.R. urges Casey Denault (Andrew Stevens) into underhanded action; Nicholas Pearce accompanies Sue Ellen on a business trip; Cliff searches for Dandy (Bert Remsen); and Ray arranges for Bobby to meet his son. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Son Also Rises The Ewings are in turmoil after a veiled figure enters Pam's hospital room and Christopher (Joshua Harris) disappears from the ranch; J.R. finds a potentially advantageous partner in Casey Denault (Andrew Stevens); Ray and Charlie reach an understanding. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Cat and Mouse B.D. Calhoun continues to terrorize J.R., who tells Bobby the reason for his; Sue Ellen fails to come home one evening; Ray flies to Washington; and Cliff provides Wendell with information. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Olio J.R. may face legal troubles for his involvement with B.D. Calhoun; Bobby takes the reins at Ewing Oil, but J.R. continues to do the dirty work---through April; and Pam and Cliff feud over Pam's loyalties. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel The Southfork families are in turmoil over news from Washington; J.R.'s underhanded business tactics prompt Bobby, Ray and Miss Ellie to turn over their shares of Ewing Oil; Sue Ellen tests J.R.'s loyalties; April retaliates for past humiliations; and Pam finally confronts Jenna. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Two-Fifty J.R. defends himself and the company against Justice Department charges as Miss Ellie worries about the fate of Clayton and Ewing Oil; Mandy reveals the reason for her return; Wendell continues to rally against the Ewings. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: It's Me Again J.R. demands a show of faith from Kimberly; Jenna reveals hidden feelings for Bobby; Clayton meets the model (Annabel Schofield) in his new painting; Ray catches Charlie and Randy in a compromising situation. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Brotherly Love Bobby plots to regain the name of Ewing Oil; the relationship between Sue Ellen and Nicholas heats up; Casey begins dating Sly (Deborah Rennard); J.R. sends Lisa packing and blackmails April; and Miss Ellie is comforted by Clayton. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Farlow's Follies Miss Ellie retreats into a drunken rage after seeing Clayton with Laurel; Kimberly and J.R.'s scheme backfires; April reveals a potentially dangerous confession to Bobby. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Crime Story April's mischievous undertaking gets her in trouble with thugs; Nicholas's behavior puzzles Sue Ellen; J.R. influences Cliff to hang on to his Weststar shares; Bobby's business relationship with Kay Lloyd (Karen Kopins) turns pleasurable; an ex-lover pleads with Laurel to return to London. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing No synopsis available. Dallas: Road Work No synopsis available. Dallas: Out of the Frying Pan No synopsis available. Dallas: The Call of the Wild No synopsis available. Dallas: No Greater Love No synopsis available. Dallas: Carousel No synopsis available. Dallas: The Fat Lady Singeth J.R. wages war against Bobby, Sue Ellen and Nicholas; Lucy meets the calculating Casey Denault ; Ray and Jenna make a decision about their future; and Cliff learns startling news about Pam. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Things Ain't Goin' So Good at Southfork, Again Lucy Ewing-Cooper returns to Southfork; Jenna returns to an empty house; Sue Ellen attempts to regain custody of John Ross; and J.R. schemes against Wendell. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Pillow Talk J.R. threatens that Sue Ellen will never see her son again; Miss Ellie comes to a decision over Clayton's involvement at Southfork; Bobby and Kay build a meaningful relationship; Ray tries to shake loose from Connie; and Cliff offers his gas line to Wendell. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Top Gun J.R. prepares to assume control of Weststar; Sue Ellen learns Nicholas's whereabouts; Clayton learns of J.R.'s sexual blackmail plot; Bobby plays second fiddle to Kay's career; and Connie plays a practical joke on Ray. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Last of the Good Guys J.R. finds evidence that could clear Clayton of the murder; Kimberly recruits an unlikely ally in her fight against J.R.; Ray dines with Connie (Michele Scarabelli). ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Never Say Never Clayton's arrest gives J.R. an opportunity to manipulate Laurel; Kay introduces Bobby to Sen. O'Dell; Kimberly and Dr. Styles appeal to Cliff for help; Ray gets an unexpected visitor; Miss Ellie and Clayton face the prying eyes of Dallas. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Dead Reckoning Miss Ellie learns of Clayton and Laurel's tryst; Bobby's romance with Kay blossoms; Ray helps a damsel in distress; and Casey meets another of J.R.'s victims -- Cliff. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: To Have and to Hold Thugs pressure April into revealing Nicholas's identity; J.R. prepares to fight Dr. Styles, but Kimberly fears for her father's failing health; Miss Ellie gives Clayton a piece of her mind; Cliff calms his frazzled nerves with drugs; Ray and Jenna deal with Charlie's irresponsibility. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Showdown at the Ewing Corral No synopsis available. Dallas: Malice in Dallas Christopher's long-awaited custody trial pits Lisa (Amy Stock) against Bobby; J.R. takes the heat for his involvement with Lisa; April's snooping reveals Nicholas's true identity; a troubled Miss Ellie flees Southfork; a friend urges Laurel to take advantage of Clayton's assets. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: The Best Laid Plans J.R. and Kimberly concoct a surprise for Sue Ellen; Lisa's disappearance may cancel the trial; Laurel is tracked down by a man from her past; Miss Ellie gets the shock of her life; and Charlie seeks help from Bobby. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Anniversary Waltz Bobby suspects who is behind Lisa's custody battle; J.R. faces competition to regain Ewing; April ignores warnings about Nicholas; and Clayton forgets his wedding anniversary. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Marriage on the Rocks Sue Ellen mixes business with pleasure in her liaison with Nicholas; J.R. corners Cliff in his plan to take over Weststar; Ray breaks the ice with Charlie; Clayton lunches with Laurel. ~ TV Guide, All Movie Guide Dallas: Deception No synopsis available. Dallas: The Switch No synopsis available. Dallas: Comings and Goings No synopsis available. Dallas: Reel Life No synopsis available. Dallas: Mission to Moscow No synopsis available. Dallas: The Great Texas Waltz No synopsis available. Dallas: The Sound of Money No synopsis available. Dallas: Yellow Brick Road No synopsis available. Dallas: And Away We Go! No synopsis available. Dallas: April Showers No synopsis available. Dallas: Three Hundred No synopsis available. Dallas: The Serpent's Tooth No synopsis available. Dallas: The Way We Were No synopsis available. Dallas: Wedding Bell Blues No synopsis available. Dallas: Country Girl No synopsis available. Dallas: He-e-ere's Papa! No synopsis available. Dallas: The Two Mrs. Ewings No synopsis available. Dallas: Counter Attack No synopsis available. Dallas: The Sting No synopsis available.
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

    Includes:G.I. Joe: Twenty Questions (1985) G.I. Joe: Eye For an Eye (1985) G.I. Joe: The Traitor, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: Skeleton in the Closet (1985) G.I. Joe: Countdown for Zartan (1985) G.I. Joe: No Place Like Springfield, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: No Place Like Springfield, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: The Great Alaskan Land Rush (1985) G.I. Joe: The Invaders (1985) G.I. Joe: The Wrong Stuff (1985) G.I. Joe: The Pit of Vipers (1985) G.I. Joe: Memories of Mara (1985) G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Three (1985) G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: Operation Mind Menace (1985) G.I. Joe: The Funhouse (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra's Creatures (1985) G.I. Joe: Jungle Trap (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra Stops the World (1985) G.I. Joe: Satellite Down (1985) G.I. Joe: Red Rocket's Glare (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra Soundwaves (1985) G.I. Joe: Money to Burn (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra's Candidate (1985) G.I. Joe: Lights! Camera! Cobra! (1985) G.I. Joe: The Phantom Brigade (1985) G.I. Joe: The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: Haul Down the Heavens (1985) G.I. Joe: The Greenhouse Effect (1985) G.I. Joe: Spell of the Siren (1985) G.I. Joe: The Viper is Coming (1985) G.I. Joe: The Germ (1985) G.I. Joe: The Battle for the Train of Gold (1985) G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Four (1985) G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: Lasers in the Night (1985) G.I. Joe: The Gamesmaster (1985) G.I. Joe: Where the Reptiles Roam (1985) G.I. Joe: Hearts and Cannons (1985) G.I. Joe: Flint's Vacation (1985) G.I. Joe: Primordial Plot (1985) G.I. Joe: The Gods Below (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra CLAWs are Coming to Town (1985) G.I. Joe: Eau de Cobra (1985) G.I. Joe: Excalibur (1985) G.I. Joe: Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent (1985) G.I. Joe: Cobra Quake (1985) G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Five (1985) G.I. Joe: Cold Slither (1985) G.I. Joe: The Traitor, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: Worlds Without End, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: Captives of Cobra, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: Worlds Without End, Part One (1985) G.I. Joe: Captives of Cobra, Part Two (1985) G.I. Joe: Grey Hair and Growing Pains (1986) G.I. Joe: In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1986) G.I. Joe: Sins of Our Fathers (1986) G.I. Joe: Joe's Night Out (1986) G.I. Joe: Second Hand Emotions (1986) G.I. Joe: Nightmare Assault (1986) G.I. Joe: The Most Dangerous Thing in the World (1986) G.I. Joe: G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece (1986) G.I. Joe: Ninja Holiday (1986) G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Five (1986) G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Four (1986) G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Three (1986) G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Two (1986) G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part One (1986) G.I. Joe: The Spy That Rooked Me (1986) G.I. Joe: Glamour Girls (1986) G.I. Joe: Cobrathon (1986) G.I. Joe: Sink the Montana (1986) G.I. Joe: Raise the Flagg! (1986) G.I. Joe: My Brother's Keeper (1986) G.I. Joe: Iceberg Goes South (1986) G.I. Joe: The Rotten Egg (1986) G.I. Joe: Million Dollar Medic (1986) G.I. Joe: Once Upon a Joe... (1986) G.I. Joe: Let's Play Soldier (1986) G.I. Joe: Computer Complications (1986) G.I. Joe: Last Hour to Doomsday (1986) G.I. Joe: My Favorite Things (1986) G.I. Joe: Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep (1986) G.I. Joe: Not a Ghost of a Chance (1986) G.I. Joe: Twenty Questions The Joe team's war games are interrupted by Hector Ramirez, muckraking host of the TV series "Twenty Questions." Ramirez has brought along a peacenik named Arnold, who claims that the Joes are frauds who use the threat of Cobra attack as a means to cheat the American taxpayers. Hoping to prove Arnold wrong, Shipwreck conducts an unauthorized tour of the Joes' headquarters -- only to discover that Arnold is really the evil Baroness in disguise. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Twenty Questions" made its American TV debut on October 2, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Eye For an Eye A fierce battle between the Cobras and the Joes has devastating consequences on a family of innocent bystanders. Though his loved ones are safe, Charles Fairmont is enraged over the destruction of his home. Invading the Joes' base in search of revenge, Fairmont finds an unexpected ally in the form of Lady Jaye, who feels personally responsible for the man's plight. Written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty, "Eye for an Eye" made its American TV debut on November 8, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Traitor, Part Two In the conclusion of a two-part adventure, the Joes have rescued Dusty from prison, certain that his traitorous behavior was borne of desperation over the plight of his sick mother. But can Dusty be reformed, and will he prove a valuable member of the Joe team? Apparently not: When Cobra tries to test its new mind-control gas on the Joes, Dusty assists the villains every step of the way. Be assured, however, that the story is not quite over yet. Written by Buzz Dixon, part two of the "The Traitor" originally aired in America on November 26, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Skeleton in the Closet Upon receiving an inheritance, Joe member Lady Jaye journeys to her ancestral home in Scotland. Feeling that something is amiss, LJ soon learns the awful truth: She is related to her longtime enemy Destro. The ensuing battle royal between the Joes and Cobras turns out to be the result of a carefully mapped scheme by another old enemy. A neat twist caps this episode, which was written by Flint Dille. "Skeleton in the Closet" first aired in America on December 11, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Countdown for Zartan Zartan is hired by Cobra Commander to blow up a peace conference at World Wide Defense Center, thereby covering up secret information about Cobra's terrorist activities. Posing as a kidnapped French scientist, Zartan is exposed by Joe member Spirit -- who is promptly abducted by Storm Shadow. The other members of the Joe Team race against the clock to locate and disarm Zartan's bomb. Written by Christy Marx, "Countdown for Zartan" first aired in America on September 23, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: No Place Like Springfield, Part Two In the concluding chapter of a two-part story, Shipwreck finally realizes that his "new" life as a family man in the town of Springfield is actually a sham, created by Cobra to force him to reveal the deadly water-to-explosive formula locked in his subconscious. Rescued from madness by Polly, Shipwreck does his best to foil Cobra's plans -- if only he can locate the rest of the Joe Team. But there's a tragic price to pay for the good guys' ultimate victory. Written by Steve Gerber, "No Place Like Springfield, Pt. 2" first aired in America on December 13, 1985, as the final episode of G.I. Joe's first TV season. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: No Place Like Springfield, Part One In the first episode of a two-part adventure, Dr. Melany's new formula for changing water into explosive is planted in Shipwreck's subconscious -- and only Lady Jaye knows the code word that will release the formula. Upon awakening from an unusually deep sleep, Shipwreck discovers that several years have passed, and that his has settled down to a cozy domestic existence with his wife, Mara (formerly a mermaid), and his daughter. Slowly but surely, however, Shipwreck senses that something is not quite right about his new surroundings. Written by Steve Gerber, "No Place Like Springfield, Pt. 1" first aired in America on December 12, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Great Alaskan Land Rush Claiming to a have found a legal loophole in Seward's Alaskan purchase of 1867, Cobra and a shifty used car dealer named Gorgy Potemkin gain full control of Alaska. Their plans include using the 49th state as a power base to attack the rest of the world. Once again, the Joes join forces with the Soviet Oktober Guard to foil Cobra's scheme. Written by David Carren, "The Great Alaskan Land Rush" was first telecast in America on December 3, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Invaders Both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are held in thrall by an apparent alien invasion of Earth. It soon develops, however, that the "invasion" has been orchestrated by Cobra, as part of a scheme to destroy both Moscow and Washington and establish Cobra as the world's only superpower. This time around, the Joes are joined by their Soviet counterparts, the Oktober Guard, in thwarting the villain's plans. Written by Dennis O'Neil, "The Invaders" originally aired in America on November 29, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Wrong Stuff Could it be that writers Stanley Ralph Ross and Flint Dille had a certain Atlanta-based TV mogul in mind when they wrote this episode of G.I. Joe? On this occasion, Cobra removes all space satellites from orbit, the better to create a worldwide broadcasting monopoly, Cobra Network Television. By offering twisted "message" sitcoms like "Father's No Beast" and even (horrors!) changing the endings of classic old films, the CTN is aimed at controlling the minds of all earthlings -- or at least, all cable subscribers. "The Wrong Stuff" first aired in America on November 28, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Pit of Vipers The G.I. Joe team is placed under the command of the new super-computer Watchdog, which has ostensibly been designed to seek out Cobra targets. Little do the heroes realize that Watchdog has been created by the Cobras themselves, and is programmed to send the Joes far off the beaten track, leaving their headquarters vulnerable to Cobra's deadly Pit Viper attacks. James M. Ward wrote the script, from an original story by Flint Dille. "The Pit of Vipers" originally aired in the U.S. on November 27, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Memories of Mara The titular Mara is a blue-skinned women whom we first see wearing a Cobra diving suit. Rescued by Joe Team member Shipwreck, Mara reveals that she is the half-human, half-fish result of a misfire Cobra experiment aimed at enabling humans to remain underwater indefinitely. With Mara's help, the Joes try to locate the U.S.S. Nerka, a submarine stolen by Cobra. Written by Sharman Di Vono, "Memories of Mara" first aired in the U.S. on November 15, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Three In the third episode of the five-part |Pyramid of Darkness, Joe Team members Lady Jaye, Flint, Shipwreck, and Snake Eyes have managed to escape the perils presented them in the previous episode, "Rendezvous in the City of the Dead." A new ally is introduced in the form of a sexy nightclub singer named Satin. Cobra functionary Zartan manages to activate the control cubes, setting off a chain events culminating in a dangerous encounter with killer seals on an iceberg. Written by Ron Friedman, "Three Cubes to Darkness" first aired in America on September 18, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Two In the second episode of the five-part |Pyramid of Darkness, the G.I. Joe team leads a counteroffensive against Cobra in hopes of regaining Space Station Delta. Joe members Shipwreck and Snake-Eyes are able to steal some of the all-important control cubes and a laser weapon, leading to a near-fatal escapade in a volcano called the Devil's Playground. Meanwhile, the dreaded Dreadnoks delighting in tormenting the captured Joes who have been forced into slave labor on Delta. Written by Ron Friedman, Rendezvous in the City of the Dead first aired in America on September 17, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Operation Mind Menace Taking control of the minds of several innocent civilians, Cobra artificially expands their powers, organizing his captives into an offensive army. Among these new mind-slaves is Tommy, the brother of G.I. Joe team member Airborne. Racing to Tommy's rescue, Airborne and Flash soon find themselves in need of rescuing. Written by Martin Pasko, "Operation Mind Menace" made its American TV debut on October 15, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Funhouse Cobra makes no effort to hide the fact that it has kidnapped five of the world's top scientists. It is all part of Cobra Commander's scheme to wreak a terrible vengeance on the G.I. Joe team. Lured to a South American island, the Joes find themselves at the mercy of Cobra's booby traps in a simulated funhouse -- and never have a rollercoaster and shooting gallery seemed more sinister. Written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty, "The Funhouse" first aired in the U.S. on October 1, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra's Creatures This time, Cobra has gotten hold of a device called Hi-Freq, invented by one Dr. Lucifer. The device enables the villains to gain mind control over all the animals of the world. To test Hi-Freq, Cobra kidnaps G.I. Joe team members Mutt, Junkyard. and Ripcord as human guinea pigs. Meanwhile, the other Joes try to win over Dr. Lucifer by having Lady Jaye pose as the scientist's sweetheart, Dr. Attila. Written by Kimmer Ringwald, "Cobra's Creatures" made its first American TV appearance on September 30, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Jungle Trap In its efforts to harness the raw energy supplies in the center of the earth, Cobra kidnaps eminent scientist Dr. Shakoor. Forced to do Cobra's bidding, Shakoor devises the awesome Vulcan Machine. Meanwhile, the G.I. Joe team endeavors to rescue the missing scientist -- a task comparable to finding a needle in the world's largest haystack. Written by future Batman: The Animated Series maven Paul Dini, "Jungle Trap" originally aired in America on September 27, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra Stops the World Cobra attempts to gain control of the world's fuel supplies so that the leaders of Earth will knuckle under to his demands. With each passing hour, Cobra utilizes his weaponry to destroy another oil tanker. The G.I. Joe teams races against the clock to track down the source of the destruction, and in the process, team members Duke and Ace find themselves imprisoned in an all-but-impenetrable jungle. Written by Steve Gerber, "Cobra Stops the World" first aired in America on September 26, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Satellite Down Breaker manages to force a G.I. Joe spy satellite stolen by Cobra to crash somewhere in the African jungle. Both the Joe and Cobra teams race into unchartered territory to recover the satellite, only to discover that the device has been adopted as a "god" by a lost tribe called the Primords. This episode contains a cute closing gag involving the Primords' reaction to that demon machine known as Television. Written by Ted Pederson, "Satellite Down" first aired in the U.S. on September 25, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Red Rocket's Glare Extensive Enterprises, a front organization for Cobra, uses a vicious gang of bikers to force the owners of the Red Rocket Drive-Thru Diners to sell out at bargain-basement prices. It is the first step in a scheme to install sophisticated anti-personnel weapons throughout the country. But Cobra has not taken into consideration the G.I. Joe team -- specifically, team member Roadblock, whose aunt and uncle own one of the beleaguered Red Rocket restaurants. Written by Mary Skrenes, "Red Rocket's Glare" originally aired in the U.S. on September 24, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra Soundwaves This time, Cobra has gotten hold of an anti-aircraft gun which emits sonic waves for sinister purposes. Acting quickly, the villains threaten to use the weapon to destroy the oil resources of a Middle Eastern nation. But the G.I. Joe team has likewise swung into action, and they're not about to be "soundly" beaten by the Cobra forces. Written by Ted Pederson, "Cobra Soundwaves" originally aired in America on October 17, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Money to Burn Cobra destroys America's economy by vaporizing all of the country's money. He then takes steps to gain complete control by distributing his own personalized currency. To counteract this financial disaster, G.I. Joe team member Lady Jaye poses as Cobra's filthy-rich "client" Gloria Vonderhoss. Making its first American television appearance on October 14, 1985 (a few weeks later in some local markets), "Money to Burn" was written by Roger Slifer. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra's Candidate In the midst of a heated political campaign, Cobra Commander hopes to sway voters to his handpicked candidate, Robert Harper, by casting Harper in the role of persecuted underdog. To that end, Cobra enlists the aid of a tough street gang, who stages riots which appear to be the handiwork of Harper's opponent, Whittier Greenway. The plan is foiled when a hitherto unsupsected link between the street gang and the G.I. Joe team is revealed. Written by Gordon Kent, "Cobra's Candidate" originally aired in the U.S. on October 11, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Lights! Camera! Cobra! Several of the G.I. Joe team's more contentious members are hired as technical advisors for the Hollywood epic "The G.I. Joe Story." Striving for realism, the producers have stored several authentic Joe and Cobra weapons in their prop shed, including a genuine Cobra Firebat plane. In his efforts to steal the plane, Cobra commander must rely upon the mercurial Destro and the unpredictable Dreadnoks. The story outcome is determined by the studio's crack team of special effects wizards. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Lights! Camera! Cobra!" first aired in the U.S. on October 10, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Phantom Brigade Cobra Commander uses an elderly gypsy woman to conjure up three dangerous ghosts: a Roman legionnaire, a Mongol warrior, and an American WWI flying ace. He then sends them into battle against the G.I. Joe team, secure in the knowledge that phantoms can't be killed or injured. The Joes attempt to mount a counteroffensive by appealing to the dormant patriotism of the American ghost. Written by Sharman Di Vono, "The Phantom Brigade" originally aired in America on October 9, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part Two In the conclusion of a two-part story, Cobra has managed to cut off funding for the G.I. Joe team with the use of his Synthoids, humanlike creatures programmed to do the villains' bidding. Even worse, Joe member Duke has been replaced by his Synthoid clone. Managing to escape Cobra's clutches, Duke links up with his fellow Joes in an effort to stem the Synthoid invasion -- receiving unexpected assistance in the form of the evil Destro, who is again locked in a power struggle with his Cobra bosses. Written by Christy Marx, "The Synthoid Conspiracy, Pt. 2" first aired in America on October 8, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part One In the first episode of a two-part story, Cobra infiltrates the committee responsible for funding the activities of the G.I. Joe team. The villains replace several key members with lookalike Synthoid, which have been programmed to bend exclusively to Cobra's will. Not only do the Joes lose their financial base, but to make matters worse, team member Duke is likewise replaced by a lookalike Synthoid. Written by Christy Marx, "The Synthoid Conspiracy, Pt. 1" first aired in America on October 7, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Haul Down the Heavens Cobra encamps itself at the North Pole, the better to use the powerful Ion Attractor to melt the polar ice cap and upset the ecological balance of the earth. To prevent this, G.I. Joe team members Flint, Lady Jaye, and Snow Job, together with a group of scientists, head to the Arctic, only to find out that the villains are more than prepared for such a counteroffensive. The episode's highlight is Lady Jaye's tone-deaf rendition of the U.S. Marine Hymn. Written by television cartoon veteran Buzz Dixon, "Haul Down the Heavens" originally aired in America on October 4, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Greenhouse Effect A non-polluting rocket fuel that causes plants to grow to enormous size is stolen by a member of the Crimson Guards. Chortling in glee, Cobra leader Destro plans to use the fuel to create an army of killer plants. The episode's climax is a bizarre, gargantuan "food fight" between the Cobras and the G.I. Joe team. Written by Gordon Kent, "The Greenhouse Effect" made its first American TV appearance on October 3, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Spell of the Siren The Baroness hatches another scheme to take over Cobra. Her first step is to harness the power of the Conch of the Siren to hypnotize the male team members of both the Cobras and the Joes. Inevitably, it is up to the female Joes -- and a few stray unaffected males who had been off base during the Siren's aural assault -- to rescue their comrades. Written by Gerry and Carla Conway, "Spell of the Siren" was first broadcast in America on October 25, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Viper is Coming Responding to what they think are cryptic challenges from Cobra, the G.I. Joe team, led by Barbecue, heads to various parts of the world, armed for battle. Only after the dust is settled do they realize that it's all a false alarm. The climax of David Carren's teleplay was obviously inspired by one of the oldest and most familiar schoolyard jokes in academic history. "The Viper Is Coming" originally aired in America on October 24, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Germ A member of the Crimson Guard steals a vial containing Bacteria X. The usual red tape delays delivery of this vial to Destro. In the meantime, the Bacteria X is accidentally mixed with a new growth serum, resulting in a huge, gelatine monstrosity. The G.I. Joe team tries to destroy this hideous new threat, only to succeeding in doubling the danger at hand. Roger Slifer's script is a sly parody of the classic horror cheapie The Blob -- and what an ending! "The Germ" originally aired in America on October 23, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Battle for the Train of Gold Stealing a cassette containing the blueprints of Fort Knox, Cobra concocts a scheme to rob the gold treasury. At the behest of the Bureau of Engraving, the G.I. Joe team works undercover and awaits Cobra's inevitable strike. Though the villains succeed in disabling the Joes' vehicles and weapons, the good guys are able to borrow several of Kentucky's best thoroughbred racing horses during the final counteroffensive. Written by David Carren, "The Battle for the Train of Gold" first aired in America on October 16, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Four In the fourth episode of the five-part |Pyramid of Darkness, Bazooka and Alpine are rescued by martial artist Quick-Kick, who is prompted recruited into the G.I. Joe team. Continuing in their efforts to regain control of Space Station Delta from Cobra, the Joes end up in a graveyard of sunken ships called the Sea of Lost Souls. Unfortunately, the Cobra team manages to retrieve all four of the elusive control cubes, enabling them to form the all-powerful Pyramid which will give Cobra absolute control of the world -- and the means to destroy G.I. Joe once and for all. Written by Ron Friedman, "Chaos in the Sea of Lost Souls" first aired in America on September 19, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part One Two years after the introductory cartoon miniseries G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and one year after the following miniseries G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra, the daily animated G.I. Joe series proper commenced with part one of the five-episode adventure |Pyramids of Darkness. The opening chapter, "The Further Adventures of G.I. Joe," was written by Ron Friedman, and was seen in most American markets on September 16, 1985. Things get off to a rousing start as the evil organization Cobra gains control of the G.I. Joe team's Delta space station, using Delta's weapon system to attack Joe headquarters and jam all of earth's electrical devices. Crucial to the action are four control cubes, which when placed in alignment create an all-powerful Pyramid, with which Cobras hopes to rule the world. "The Further Adventures of G.I. Joe" includes such trapping as a wild chase through Enterprise City and a flock of tribble-like creatures called the Fatal Fluffies, who can turn really bad in the wrong hands. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Lasers in the Night Cobra Commander draws up plans to steal the G.I. Joe team's new laser device. The theft is not so much for power as for ego; the Commander intends to create a monument to himself on the Moon. Meanwhile, a romance develops between Quick-Kick and pretty Joe Team trainee Amber, who, predictably, ends up being used as a pawn by the villains. Written by Marv Wolfman, "Lasers in the Night" was originally telecast in America on October 22, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Gamesmaster G.I. Joe team members Lady Jaye and Flint, together with their deadly rivals Cobra Commander and the Baroness, are captured en masse by a looney named the Gamesmaster. The four enemies must join forces to stay alive during a (literal) manhunt on Gamesmaster's gadget-laden private island, which looks deceptively like a huge amusement park. Flint Dille's teleplay was obviously inspired by the classic Richard Connell short story The Most Dangerous Game. "The Gamesmaster" originally aired in the U.S. on October 21, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Where the Reptiles Roam A dude ranch in Western Texas is purchased by one of Cobra's dummy corporations. G.I. Joe team member Wild Bill and his friends now have their hands full trying to keep Cobra from gaining control of the solar energy farm next door to the ranch. When Cobra's weapons prove too powerful, Wild Bill cannily relies upon the unharnessed energy of a good old-fashioned cattle stampede. Written by Gerry and Carla Conway, "Where the Reptiles Roam" first aired in the U.S. on October 18, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Hearts and Cannons G.I. Joes Footloose and Dusty infiltrate Cobra's desert base, where captured scientist Dr. Nancy Winters is being forced to work on a powerful new Plasma Cannon Tank. Rescuing Nancy, the two Joes spend as much time vying for her affections as they do preventing Cobra from putting the Tank into operation. And what about that contentious local character named Jabal? Scripted by Alfred A. Pegel and Larry Houston from a story by Pegel, "Hearts and Cannons" was first broadcast in America on November 14, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Flint's Vacation Joe Team member Flint heads to the new housing project of Please Cove, hoping to spend some quality time with his cousin's family. He soon discovers that the project's inhabitants have been brainwashed and enslaved by Cobra -- and the dreaded Drednoks have been pressed into service as the local police force. Beth Bornstein's teleplay cleverly redefines the old sci-fi film classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers in TV-cartoon terms. "Flint's Vacation" was first telecast in America on November 13, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Primordial Plot Cobra steals a cache of petrified bones, then kidnaps cloning expert Dr. Massey. The result is a newly hatched crop of deadly dinosaurs, which even the Joes are at a loss to contain. And remember, folks, this was several years before the release of Spielberg's Jurassic Park. "Primordial Plot" was written by Donald F. Glut, one of the finest science fiction purveyors working in television. The episode originally aired in America on November 12, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Gods Below Once again, Cobra Commander is in need of quick cash to finance his world-domination scheme. To that end, the Commander lures the Joes into a treasure hunt at the newly excavated tomb of Osiris in Egypt. Things get complicated when the Joes and scientist Dr. Marsh are confronted by the evil Egyptian God Set, who sends them hurtling into the Realm of the Dead. Written by Gordon Kent, "The Gods Below" first aired in America on November 11, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra CLAWs are Coming to Town Christmas is coming and the Joes take upon themselves to distribute used toys to needy children. Unfortunately, the toy supply is infiltrated by Cobra's troops, who have been shrunken to action-figure size. In this reduced state, the villains contrive to sway public sentiment against the good-guy Joes. When all is said and done, however, this episode exists primarily to introduce Hasbro's latest line of G.I. Joe toy products. Scripted by Carla and Gerry Conway from a story by Roy and Dan Thomas, "Cobra CLAWs are Coming to Town" originally aired in America on November 7, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Eau de Cobra The title of this G.I. Joe episode refers to a new brand of perfume, sweet to the smell, but devastating in its effect. The Baroness hopes to ensnare wealthy shipowner Socrates Arties by applying the perfume, which turns males into mind slaves. Alas, the ensuing passions get wildly out of control, thanks to a jealous Destro. Written by Flint Dille, "Eau de Cobra" made its first American TV appearance on November 6, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Excalibur Crash-landing in England's Lake District, Storm Shadow recovers the long-lost Sword Excalibur. This arouses the interest of Destro, who begins laying plans to seize the sword for his own use. Meanwhile, the Joes attempt to forestall future Cobra attacks on England, a task made difficult by the country's habitually unpredictable weather. Written by Dan DiStefano, "Excalibur" first aired in America on November 1, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent Cobra has developed a mechanical sea serpent, which grows in size each time it devours a ship. Unfortunately, the villains lose control of the metallic monstrosity. Swallowing Cobras and Joes alike, the renegade serpent starts making a beeline for helpless New York City. Beany and Cecil this isn't! Written by Mary Skenes, "Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent" was first telecast in America on October 31, 1985 -- perfect timing for a Halloween prank. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobra Quake A new technology has been developed to stop earthquakes before they begin. Cobra reverses that technology, intending to wreak havoc at a Third World Council peace conference in Japan. Assigned to guard the delegates, the Joes end up in a desperate search for Cobra's booby traps in three different, far-flung locations. Written by Ted Pederson, "Cobra Quake" made its first American TV appearance on October 28, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Pyramid of Darkness, Part Five In the concluding episode of the five-part Pyramid of Darkness, Cobra has successfully assembled the Pyramid, which will give them absolute and unquestioned power over the world. Fortunately, the G.I. Joe team manages to escape Cobra's clutches, bearing up against all manner of deadly devices, including an immobilizing heat beam. As the episode races to a conclusion, the viewer is never entirely certain who will emerge triumphant (hint: the coda finds the villains in their characteristic "It's all your fault" mode). Written by Ron Friedman, "Knotting Cobra's Coils" first aired in America on September 20, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cold Slither The Cobra Commander makes a startling discovery: He can no longer continue his efforts to rule the world because he is flat broke. Hoping to raise money in a hurry, the Commander utilizes the "hidden persuasion" method by hiring Zartan and the Drednoks to pose as musicians, then inserts mind-control messages in the music in order to enslave the group's fans. Alas, even three Joe members fall victim to the booby-trapped tunes. Something of a self-parody, this G.I. Joe episode was written by Charles Michael Hill. Though filmed as the final episode of season one, "Cold Slither" was telecast on December 2, 1985, long before the season finale. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Traitor, Part One In the first episode of a two-part story, a desperate Dusty is coerced into selling information about the G.I. Joes' new bullet-proof chemical armor protection. The recipient of this top-secret information is Cobra, who has promised to pay the medical bills for Dusty's ailing mother. Arrested for treason, Dusty is sprung from prison by the Joes themselves, who believe that extenuating circumstance and not treachery motivated the prisoner's rash actions. But is Dusty genuinely a victim of circumstance, or a villain in disguise? Written by Buzz Dixon, part one of "The Traitor" first aired in America on November 25, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Worlds Without End, Part Two In the conclusion of the two-part "Worlds Without End," Joe team members Flint, Lady Jaye, Airtight, Grunt, Clutch, and Steeler are still trapped in a parallel Earth, still at the mercy of the conquering Cobras. The Joes receive unexpected help from their old nemesis the Baroness -- who has been reinvented as a "good guy," in love with Steeler. Adopting a divide-and-conquer approach, the Baroness and the Joes foment a Cobra civil war. When the dust settles, three of the Joes choose to remain in the parallel world to continue fighting the good fight on behalf of their new confreres. Written by Martin Pasko, part two of "Worlds Without End" first aired in America on November 5, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Captives of Cobra, Part One In the first episode of a two-part story, Cobra kidnaps the family members of the G.I. Joe team, including the parents of Quick Kick, Thunder, and Scarlett. Using mind control, the villains turn their captives against the Joes. It is all part of a scheme to steal some highly explosive crystals created by a misfire chemical reaction. First telecast in America on October 29, 1985, part one of "Captives of Cobra" was written by G.I. Joe stalwart Christy Marx. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Worlds Without End, Part One In this first episode of a two-part adventure, Joe team members Flint, Lady Jaye, Airtight, Grunt, Clutch, and Steeler try to recover a matter transmutor stolen by the Dreadnoks. When the device is accidentally triggered, the Joes are hurled into a bizarre parallel world. Upon getting their bearings, they discover that, in this particular world, the Cobras have emerged triumphant over the Joes -- and the Drednoks are now the police force. Written by Martin Pasko, part one of "Worlds Without End" first aired in America on November 4, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Captives of Cobra, Part Two In the conclusion of a two-part story, several family members of the G.I. Joe team are still being held prisoner by Cobra, who hope to use their captives to retrieve some dangerously explosive chemicals. Team member Scarlett is able to rescue some of the captives -- who, because their minds have been enslaved by Cobra, prove to be almost as dangerous as their captors. Meanwhile, the villains overreach themselves by attempting to nab the extremely self-reliant family of Joe member Gung Ho. Written by Christy Marx, part two of "Captives of Cobra" was originally telecast in America on October 30, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Grey Hair and Growing Pains Serpentor steals Madame Versailles' special formula for making people younger -- or, if used improperly, making them older. Intending to exploit the treatment for his own evil purposes, Serpentor is unwittingly helped along by the vanity of Mme. Versailles' commercial spokespersons. In the course of events, three of the Joes age 50 years, another three team members regress into childhood, and Zarina and Mainframe stage a deadly confrontation. Written by Dave Marconi and Flint Dille, "Grey Hair and Growing Pains" first aired in America on October 14, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: In the Presence of Mine Enemies Joe Team member Slip Stream finds himself stranded on a monster-infested island with a beautiful female StratoViper named Raven. At first, the two natural enemies devote their energies to wiping one another out. But Raven changes her mind when she discovers that she has been set up as a "dead duck" by her leader, the Cobra Commander. Written by Chris Weber and Karen Wilson, "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" originally aired in America on November 19, 1986, as the final second-season episode of G.I. Joe. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Sins of Our Fathers Dismissed from the Joe Team, Dial-Tone is unwittingly plunked in the middle of another power struggle between Cobra Commander and Serpentor. The action shifts to Scotland, ending up at Destro's ancestral castle. Both Joes and Cobras are forced to fight side by side when they are threatened by a horrible monster, summoned from the past. Scripted by Buzz Dixon from a story by Steve Gerber, "Sins of Our Fathers" first aired in America on November 18, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Joe's Night Out Three of the Joes -- Wet Suit, Leatherneck, and Dial-Tone -- accompany their dates to the opening of a trendy new night club. They are subsequently abducted along with all the other patrons when the "club" turns out to be a rocket in disguise, courtesy of Cobra. Hurled into deep space, the hostages will be returned only on condition that research scientist Dr. Melany assist Cobra in developing a powerful new plane engine. First broadcast in America on November 10, 1986, "Joe's Night Out" was written by David Schwartz. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Second Hand Emotions Dr. Mindbender and Serpentor develop an electronic organ capable of manipulating emotions. The villains play the organ at the wedding of LifeLine's sister, hoping thereby to force the Joe Team members into destroying themselves. Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue (blew up, that is). Written by Carla and Gerry Conway, "Second Hand Emotions" made its first U.S. television appearance on October 31, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Nightmare Assault The latest Cobra device for deviltry is something called the Somulator. Deploying this device, Dr. Mindbender is able to enter and alter the dreams of the Joe Team members, causing horrible nightmares which result in carelessness and a drop in morale. But the "good" doctor himself falls victim to LowLife's all-too-vivid nightmare, consisting of the combined dreams of the other Joes. Written by Marv Wolfman, "Nightmare Assault" originally aired in America on October 30, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Most Dangerous Thing in the World During General Hawk's absence, Cobra wreaks havoc upon the Joe's computer system. As a result, the troublesome Shipwreck, LifeLine, and Dial-Tone are promoted to the rank of General. Needless to say, the trio is hardly officer material, and it is up to Hawk to undo the ensuing damage -- and to save the weakened Joe force from an all-out Cobra attack. Written by Buzz Dixon, "The Most Dangerous Thing in the World" first aired in America on October 29, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece At the Suez Canal, the Cobras attempt to recover a valuable golden coil from the wreckage of a crashed UFO. They are confronted by the Joes, and in the ensuing struggle a laser beam is accidentally triggered. Within seconds, Joes and Cobras alike a hurtled back in time to ancient Greece, where they are welcomed and worshipped as gods. Scripted by Richard Merwin from a story by Flint Dille, "G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece" first aired in the U.S. on October 27, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Ninja Holiday Attending a martial arts competition, Joe Team member Sgt. Slaughter is "chosen" by a group of sinister ninjas for a special assignment. Unwillingly submitting himself to rigorous training, Sarge discovers that he has been selected to assassinate Cobra Emperor Serpentor. During the climactic chase, the Joe team faces opposition from a variety of martial-arts experts, many of whom are dressed like Village People rejects! Written by Michael Charles Hill, "Ninja Holiday" originally aired in the U.S. on October 22, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Five In the concluding chapter of a five-part adventure, the worst has happened: Dr. Mindbender has successfully melded the DNA of several past conquerors into a single, super-powered Cobra Emperor named Serpentor. Fortunately, Sgt. Slaughter and the rest of the G.I. Joe team manage to escape their Cobra captors and to mount a counteroffensive. Without giving away the ending, it can be noted that enough Joe and Cobra members are left standing to populate the subsequent episodes of G.I. Joe's second TV season. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Pt. 5" first aired in America on September 19, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Four In the fourth chapter of a five-part adventure, Cobra has successfully captured several members of the new G.I. Joe team. Dr. Mindbender is now certain that he can continue his plans to create a powerful Cobra Emperor named Serpentor unimpeded. Altering his scheme a bit, Mindbender is now determined to use Sgt. Slaughter's DNA in the creation process. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Pt. 4" first aired in America on September 18, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Three In the third chapter of a five-part adventure, the Joes run into danger in all corners of the world. Beach Head and Mainframe encounter trouble at Dracula's castles; Duke is jeopardized at Genghis Khan's tomb; Shipwreck is nearly scuttled at Alexander the Great's underwater crypt; and Sgt. Slaughter is captured near Sun Tzu's burial mound. On the "plus" side, the Joes finally discover that Cobra intends to use the DNA from past conquerors to create an omnipotent Cobra Emperor named Serpentor. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Pt. 3" first aired in America on September 17, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part Two In the second chapter of a five-part adventure, the new G.I. Joe team scurries all over the world, trying to prevent Cobra from raiding the sacred resting places of such past leaders as Napoleon, Alexander the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. The heroes run into a great deal of interference, not only from Cobra but also from local politicians and bureaucrats. Meanwhile, Dr. Mindbender begins the process of assembling the new, all-powerful Cobra Emperor Serpentor. Written by Buzz Dixon, "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Pt. 2" first aired in America on September 16, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part One Season two of G.I. Joe was launched in America on September 15, 1986, with the first episode of the five-part adventure |Arise, Serpentor, Arise. Fed up with Cobra Commander's bungling, Dr. Mindbender decides to create a new, all-powerful Cobra Emperor, using the DNA of such past conquerers as Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Ivan the Terrible, and Sun Tzu. It is up to the brand-new G.I. Joe team to stop Mindbender in his tracks, but first, they have to figure out exactly what he is up to. "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Pt. 1" was written by Buzz Dixon. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Spy That Rooked Me Also known as "The Spy Who Rooked Me," this episode focuses on a world-famous, Bond-like secret agent named Matthew Burke. After rescuing Joe team members Flint, Lady Jaye, Dial-Tone, and Cross-Country, Burke agrees to help them deliver some deadly nerve gas -- and, incidentally, to elude the diabolical Dr. Mindbender. Alas, Burke is so wrapped up in his own mistake that he nearly messes up the mission. Written with tongue firmly in cheek by Susan K. Williams, "The Spy That Rooked Me" originally aired in America on October 13, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Glamour Girls Desperately desiring eternal youth, Madame Veil relies upon the sinister resourcefulness of Cobra. The villains kidnap dozens of beautiful fashion models, intending to tap their youthfulness on behalf of Mme. Veil. The Joes go to the rescue, receiving unexpected help from one of the abducted models: Lowlight's own sister Una. Beth Bornstein's teleplay is more than a little beholden to the Georges Franju horror film Eyes Without a Face, especially near the end of the story. "Glamour Girls" made its American TV debut on October 8, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Cobrathon Cobra is in dire need of an expensive computer virus designed to cripple the records of law enforcement agencies throughout the world. But rather than pay for the device in the normal fashion, the villains choose to put on a pay-per-view telethon, staged in a hellish casino. In this perverse twist on the Jerry Lewis oeuvre, the telethon's "entertainment" includes the ritual torture of Joe members Sci-Fi and Lifeline. Written by Martin Pasko and Rebecca Parr, "Cobrathon" first aired in America on October 6, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Sink the Montana The unexpected catalyst for this episode is Admiral George Lattimer of the U.S. Navy. Unwilling to allow his beloved USS Montana to be scrapped, the admiral joins force with Cobra's Destro turns against the United States. The Joes must prevent Lattimer from using his obsolete but still-deadly battleship from destroying the entire Atlantic Fleet. Written by David Carren, "Sink the Montana" first aired in America on September 29, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Raise the Flagg! The Joes and the Cobras race against other to salvage the remains of the sunken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Flagg. The Joes get to the wreckage first, only to discover it is inhabited by a demented Cobra chef. In addition to deadly gastronomic efforts, the Joes must also contend with some BATs and an antimatter energy pod. Written by David Carren, "Raise the Flagg!" made its first American TV appearance on October 20, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: My Brother's Keeper Wheelchair-bound physicist Jeremy Penser allows himself to be duped by Cobra. In exchange for regaining the use of his legs, Dr. Penser agrees to help develop Cobra's latest weapon of destruction. So blindsided does Penser become that he nearly seals the doom of his own younger brother Timothy -- not to mention practically every member of the G.I. Joe team. Written by Buzz Dixon, "My Brother's Keeper" originally aired in America on October 15, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Iceberg Goes South Joe Team member Iceberg visits his girlfriend, Mahia, at her uncle's "Tropodome," a tropical biodome. Little does he suspect that Cobra's Dr. Mindbender is using the building as headquarters for his latest batch of diabolical genetic experiments. By the time the rest of the Joes show up, Iceberg has been converted into a hideous mutant. Written by Mary Skrenes, "Iceberg Goes South" first aired in America on October 9, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: The Rotten Egg Invited to be the guest of honor at a military academy, Leatherneck discovers that the institution is under the command of Cobra. Worse still, the head of the academy is a fugitive criminal named McCann -- who, as a raw Marine grunt, had been trained by Leatherneck at Parris Island. Seeking revenge for being booted from the service, Leatherneck is determined to use his own military strategy to destroy his former mentor. Written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty, "The Rotten Egg" originally aired in America on October 7, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Million Dollar Medic LifeLine rescues Bree Van Mark, daughter of a wealthy industrialist, from a watery grave. To show her gratitude, Bree showers the reluctant LifeLine with expensive gifts -- including a gold-plated helicopter. Inevitably, the girl becomes a pawn in the latest Cobra scheme. Celebrated cartoon voice-over director Susan Blu is heard as Bree. Written by Carla and Gerry Conway, "Million Dollar Medic" first aired in America on October 2, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Once Upon a Joe... During a pitched battle between the Cobras and the Joes, an orphanage is accidentally destroyed, though the children emerge unscathed. As a new building is constructed, Shipwreck tries to keep the kids entertained, all the while endeavoring to prevent Zartan from recovering a lost Cobra weapon, the mysterious McGuffin Device (scriptwriter Buzz Dixon certainly knows his Hitchcock). The plot is partially resolved by orphan girl Jenny, who in many respects is quicker on the uptake than the Joes. "Once Upon a Joe..." originally aired in the U.S. on October 1, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Let's Play Soldier In Bangkok, Leatherneck takes charge of four "dust children," street orphans fathered by American GIs. Meanwhile, Cobra tries to enslave the population of Thailand by distributing chewing gum laced with Dr. Mindbender's latest mind-paralysis drug. As if that wasn't enough of a complication, the duplicitous Zarana leads the G.I. Joe team into another trap. Written by Sharman Di Vono, "Let's Play Soldier" first aired in the U.S. on September 30, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Computer Complications Cobra operative Zarana breaks into Joe headquarters, there to steal an antimatter deposit. Her plans are altered when she meets and falls in love with Joe team member Mainframes. Orders are orders, and Zarana has been ordered to kill Mainframe. David Schwartz's teleplay is chock-full of clever and unexpected plot twists. "Computer Complications" was first telecast in America on September 26, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Last Hour to Doomsday Cobra's latest weapon is the Vortex Cone, which plays havoc with the ocean's magnetic currents to cause huge tidal waves all over the world. Thus armed, the Cobra leader threatens to wipe out the entire East Coast if his demands are not meant. In their efforts to foil the villains, the Joe Teams deploys such strategies as having Lady Jaye impersonate the Baroness. Written by Tom Degenais, "Last Hour to Doomsday" originally aired in America on September 25, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: My Favorite Things Serpentor leads a band of Cobras in stealing the historical relics which, when assembled, form the DNA for Serpentor's personality matrix. The villains' problem: They must wrest these relics away from the even nastier despots who currently possess them. Meanwhile, Joe team member Wet-Suit learns a valuable lesson about self-control -- and nearly meets disaster in the castle of the original Count Dracula. Written by Doug Booth, "My Favorite Things" originally aired in America on October 16, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep Joe team member Cross Country stumbles upon a Cobra slave labor camp. The captives are toiling on behalf of Cobra Commander, who needs enough money to thwart Serpentor's latest power play. The story's "maguffin" is a missing computer disk, over which a lot of fuss is stirred. Some good "mutant" character design and animation distinguishes this episode, which was written by Buzz Dixon and Michael Charles Hill. "Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep" was the final episode of G.I. Joe, though not the final one to be telecast: Its original American air date was November 20, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide G.I. Joe: Not a Ghost of a Chance Three Cobra members go on Hector Ramirez's TV show "Twenty Questions," ostensibly to clear themselves of charges that he destroyed the prototype for a new stealth bomber. Meanwhile, the Joes try to rescue the bombers' missing pilots. Their efforts -- and the ultimate unmasking of Cobra as the scoundrels that they really are -- is almost undermined by Joe team member Flint's personal demons. Written by Sharmon Di Vono, "Not a Ghost of a Chance" was first telecast in America on November 13, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Farscape: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:Farscape: PK Tech Girl (1999) Farscape: That Old Black Magic (1999) Farscape: A Bug's Life (1999) Farscape: Til the Blood Runs Clear (1999) Farscape: Through the Looking Glass (1999) Farscape: Throne for a Loss (1999) Farscape: They've Got a Secret (1999) Farscape: The Flax (1999) Farscape: Thank God It's Friday...Again (1999) Farscape: Rhapsody in Blue (1999) Farscape: Premiere (1999) Farscape: Jeremiah Crichton (1999) Farscape: I, E.T. (1999) Farscape: Exodus from Genesis (1999) Farscape: Durka Returns (1999) Farscape: DNA Mad Scientist (1999) Farscape: Back and Back and Back to the Future (1999) Farscape: A Human Reaction (1999) Farscape: A Clockwork Nebari (2000) Farscape: Family Ties (2000) Farscape: Dream a Little Dream (2000) Farscape: My Three Crichtons (2000) Farscape: Mind the Baby (2000) Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 1: A Kiss is But a Kiss (2000) Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan (2000) Farscape: Home on the Remains (2000) Farscape: Die Me, Dichotomy (2000) Farscape: Crackers Don't Matter (2000) Farscape: Bone to Be Wild (2000) Farscape: Beware of Dog (2000) Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 3: Plan B (2000) Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 2: With Friends Like These (2000) Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 3: The Maltese Crichton (2000) Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 2: I Do, I Think (2000) Farscape: Won't Get Fooled Again (2000) Farscape: Vitas Mortis (2000) Farscape: The Way We Weren't (2000) Farscape: The Ugly Truth (2000) Farscape: The Locket (2000) Farscape: The Hidden Memory (2000) Farscape: Taking the Stone (2000) Farscape: Picture If You Will (2000) Farscape: Out of Their Minds (2000) Farscape: Nerve (2000) Farscape: Eat Me (2001) Farscape: Green-Eyed Monster (2001) Farscape: Relativity (2001) Farscape: Scratch 'n' Sniff (2001) Farscape: Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part 1 - Could'a, Would'a, Should'a (2001) Farscape: Infinite Possibilities, Part 2: Icarus Abides (2001) Farscape: Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part 2 - Wait for the Wheel (2001) Farscape: ...Different Destinations (2001) Farscape: The Choice (2001) Farscape: Thanks for Sharing (2001) Farscape: Suns and Lovers (2001) Farscape: Season of Death (2001) Farscape: Revenging Angel (2001) Farscape: Incubator (2001) Farscape: Losing Time (2001) Farscape: Meltdown (2001) Farscape: Infinite Possibilities, Part 1:Daedalus Demands (2001) Farscape: Fractures (2001) Farscape: Crichton Kicks (2002) Farscape: Terra Firma (2002) Farscape: Kansas (2002) Farscape: Twice Shy (2002) Farscape: Unrealized Reality (2002) Farscape: Coup By Clam (2002) Farscape: A Prefect Murder (2002) Farscape: I Shrink, Therefore I Am (2002) Farscape: What Was Lost, Part 2: Resurrection (2002) Farscape: Into the Lion's Den, Part 2: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2002) Farscape: What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice (2002) Farscape: Promises (2002) Farscape: Natural Election (2002) Farscape: Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (2002) Farscape: John Quixote (2002) Farscape: Into the Lion's Den, Part 1: Lambs to the Slaughter (2002) Farscape: I-Yensch, You-Yensch (2002) Farscape: Dog with Two Bones (2002) Farscape: Bringing Home the Beacon (2003) Farscape: A Constellation of Doubt (2003) Farscape: Bad Timing (2003) Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 1: Fetal Attraction (2003) Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 3: La Bomba (2003) Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 2: Hot to Katratzi (2003) Farscape: Prayer (2003) Farscape: Mental as Anything (2003) Farscape: PK Tech Girl During their efforts to salvage the wreckage of infamous PeaceKeeper vessel Zelbinon, Moya's crew members come across the abandoned PK technician Gilina (Alyssa-Jane Cook). Aeryn (Claudia Black) experience the pangs of jealousy when Gilina evinces fondness for Crichton (Ben Browder)--But this dilemma is minor compared to the greater threat of the Sheyang scavenger team which hopes to claim Zelbinon for itself. Meanwhile, Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) experiences hellish flashbacks of the torture he endured at the hands of Zelbinon's Captain Durka (David Wheeler). The 7th Farscape episode filmed, "PK Tech Girl was the 5th to be shown, making its TV debut on April 16, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: That Old Black Magic While visiting a commerce planet, Crichton (Ben Browder) falls under the power of vampiric sorceror Maldis (Chris Haywood). Transported to a metaphysical limbo, Crichton ends up locked in gladitorial combat with his mortal enemy, Capt. Crais (Lani Tupu) It is up to Zhaan (Virginia Hey) to save Crichton and vanquish Maldis--but the personal price for her bravery may be more than she is willing to pay. "That Old Black Magic" originally aired on June 11, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: A Bug's Life To prevent a Marauder crew from taking over Moya, Crichton (Ben Browder) poses as a PeaceKeeper captain. But even if this subterfuge works, the crew may have no defense against a hyper-intelligent virus that has festered on the Marauder's ship. As the virus hops from one host body to the next, a trail of death and destruction is left in its wake. "A Bug's Life" made its first U.S. television appearance on September 17, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Til the Blood Runs Clear In their efforts to create a prototype wormhole, Crichton (Ben Browder) and Aeryn (Claudia Black) inadvertently damages the Farscape 1 module. Landing on the Dambaba Depot for repairs, the two crew members run afoul of the Bloodtracker, bounty hunters hired by PeaceKeeper captain Crais to recapture Zhaan (Virginia Hey), D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), and Rydel (Jonathan Hardy). Despite the imminent danger, Zhaan finds time to revel in the euphoria of solar flares. "Til the Blood Runs Clear" originally aired on July 9, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Through the Looking Glass Moya's erratic and unpredictable behavior can mean only one thing: The huge, living starship is pregnant. In her efforts to put the crew's mind at ease about her condition, Moya ends up stranding them in a nightmarish limbo. As Crichton (Ben Browder) attempts to repair the damage with some interdimensional surgery, his fellow crew members seem to evaporate before his eyes -- while Moya is multiplied by four. "Through the Looking Glass" originally aired on September 10, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Throne for a Loss During a standard commerce exchange, the duplicitous Dominar Rygel XVI (Jonathan Hardy) steals an important component of Moya -- only to be "stolen" himself by a band of Tavlek pirates. More out of concern for the component than for Rygel, crew members Crichton (Ben Browder), Aeryn (Claudia Black), and D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) formulate a rescue plan. Unfortunately, the Tavlek have the added advantage of an adrenalin-enhancing drug -- which, in turn, has bizarre side effects on Moya's crew. "Throne for a Loss" originally aired on April 9, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: They've Got a Secret D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) manages to destroy one of the few remaining PeaceKeeper devices on the living starship Moya -- only to cause an inexplicable reaction which blows him into space. Rescued by Aeryn (Claudia Black), D'Argo returns to Moya in a highly agitated and extremely paranoid state, convinced that fellow crew member Crichton (Ben Browder) is a murderer. Adding to this burden, Moya begins to malfunction in a terrifying fashion. "They've Got a Secret" first aired on June 25, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Flax Aeryn (Claudia Black) and Crichton (Ben Browder) are trapped in the Flax, an energy net controlled by space pirates. Zhaan (Virginia Hey) and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) try to bargain for the return of their comrades without resorting to violence. It turns out that only D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) will be able to rescue Moya's crew -- but he may bypass this opportunity and abandon his friends in favor of returning to his homeworld. "The Flax" was first telecast on July 16, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Thank God It's Friday...Again Moya's crew bids a reluctant farewell to D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), who has elected to stay behind on the Utopian planet Sykar. But there is something very strange about this so-called paradise. For one thing, the entirely population's well-being seems to hinge upon a strange root called Tannot; for another, there is literally no "tomorrow" on Sykar's calender. Things get stranger still when a series of bizarre physical and mental changes manifest themselves within three of the crew members. "Thank God It's Friday...Again" first aired on April 23, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Rhapsody in Blue Moya and her crew are lured to a Delvian Colony by a false distress call. It turns out that they have been summoned on behalf of ailing Delvian ruler Tahleen (Kate Raison), whose life can be saved only by one of her own lineage -- namely, Princess Zhaan (Virginia Hey). In her efforts to do her royal duty, Zhaan goes insane, and her madness spreads to the rest of the crew. To rescue his comrades, and to prevent Tahleen from irretrievably capturing Zhaan's soul, Crichton (Ben Browder) must participate in Unity, a dangerous Delvian ritual. "Rhapsody in Blue" first aired on July 23, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Premiere While testing an experimental spacecraft, Commander John Crichton (Ben Browder) is pulled through a wormhole and literally sucked into the middle of a raging conflict in another galaxy thousands of light years from earth. Ending up on Moya, a living starship designed to transport the alien prisoners of the mercenary human PeaceKeepers, Crichton is forced to join a crew comprised of prison escapees, including anarchistic Delvian princess Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (Virginia Hey), hostile Luxan warrior Ka D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), and exiled Hynerian despot Dominar Rygel XVI (Jonathan Hardy). Also on board Moya is renegade PeaceKeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), who can no longer return to their own people. In hot pursuit of the escapees is PeaceKeeper Captain Bialar Crais (Lani Tupu), who also seeks vengeance against Crichton for inadvertently killing Crais' brother. With this 90-minute premiere episode, the weekly saga of Farscape began on March 19, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Jeremiah Crichton Thanks to another of Moya's unexpected starbursts, Crichton (Ben Browder) is stranded in space while riding Farscape 1. Entering into the energy pull of the earthlike planet Acquira, Crichton at first enjoys his new home so much that he is reluctant to leave. By the time he realizes that Acquira is no paradise, Crichton's fellow crew members, D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy), have landed on the planet, where, as a result of a misunderstanding, Rygel is hailed as the long-anticipated Acquiran savior. Alas, if the locals find out who he really is, Rygel will be executed -- as will the rest of Moya's crew. "Jeremiah Crichton" first aired on July 30, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: I, E.T. The crew makes the disturbing discovery that the PeaceKeepers have planted a locator beacon -- or tracking device -- somewhere on the living starship Moya. It is now necessary to perform surgery on the vessel, but the only practical anesthetic is located on a hostile planet that has never experienced extraterrestrial contact. In his efforts to obtain the anesthetic, Crichton realizes anew that he is truly a stranger in a strange land. The second Farscape episode filmed, "I, E.T." was the seventh to be shown, making its broadcast bow on May 7, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Exodus from Genesis Still escaping from the PeaceKeepers, the living starship Moya and her crew are shielded from detection by an instellar phenomenon, the handiwork of an insectoid race called the Drak. Partly out of necessity, partly out of gratitude, the crew agrees to protect the Drak queen during her spawning period. Unfortunately, the queen can only deposit her eggs under extremely high temperatures -- so high that they may prove fatal to renegade PeaceKeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black). The third filmed episode of Farscape, "Exodus From Genesis" was the second episode to be broadcast, on March 26, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Durka Returns A damaged ship belonging to the powerful, pacifistic Nebari race is brought aboard Moya for repairs. One of the passengers is the infamous Captain Durka (David Wheeler), who had earlier overseen the fiendish torture of Rygel (Jonathan Hardy), but who now claims to be totally purged of his evil ways. Another passenger is the criminal Chiana, who falls under suspicion when her Nebari captor is murdered -- a killing that also causes the "reformed" Durka to revert to his nasty old self. Gigi Edgley makes her first Farscape appearance as Chiana in this episode, which originally aired on August 13, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: DNA Mad Scientist Alien scientist NamTar (enacted by Adrian Getley, with voice provided by Julian Gartner) offers to show Zhaan (Virginia Hey), D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) the way back to their various homeworlds. In exchange, NamTar demands one of Pilot's arms. At first agreeable, the three crew members uncontrollably lapse into blatant hostility and greed -- while Aeryn (Claudia Black) learns the hard way that NamTar has a hidden agenda. "DNA Mad Scientist" was first telecast on June 18, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Back and Back and Back to the Future When he rescues two Ilanic scientists, D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) causes dissension in the ranks of Moya's crew. Worse still, a female lifeform from the Ilanic shuttle causes Crichton (Ben Browder) to behave in a dangerous and irrational manner. Experiencing horrific flash images of the future, Crichton must endure this hellish mental glitch over and over and over again -- perhaps for all time. The fifth episode of Farscape to be filmed, "Back and Back and Back to the Future" was the third episode shown, making its broadcast debut on April 2, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: A Human Reaction John Crichton (Ben Browder) manages to pass through a wormhole in space, returning to what appears to be his native Australia. Curiously, he is given a chilly and hostile reception -- in fact, only John's father (Kent McCord) believes that Crichton really is Crichton. Also pulled through the wormhole are Aeryn (Claudia Black), D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy), who immediately upon their arrival are subjected to imprisonment and sadistic persecution. When Rygel is apparently killed and dissected, Crichton is forced to rethink his priorities -- and to confess his true feelings for Aeryn. "A Human Reaction" first aired on August 20, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: A Clockwork Nebari Moya and her crew knew that someday, somehow, the past of Nebari criminal Chiana (Gigi Edgley) would catch up to her. But when this inevitability finally occurs, the truth of the matter startles everyone. But that's nothing compared to actions of the Nebari who've arrived to "collect" Chiana -- and who also subject the crew to a radical mind-cleansing, robbing them of their free will. What do the Nebari really have in store for Chiana, Moya, and the universe? "A Clockwork Nebari" was first broadcast on September 11, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Family Ties Armed with new star charts from the botanist Br'nee (introduced in the previous episode "Bone to Be Wild"), Moya and her crew try to slip past the PeaceKeepers unnoticed, but to no avail. As Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) evinces a willingness to sell out his fellow crew members to regain his royal power, PK captain Crais (Lani Tupu) is ousted by his superiors and the hybrid Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) is installed in his place. Moya, her new infant starship, and the crew members (even the duplicitous Rygel) continue to formulate escape plans, but the situation remains unresolved by the end of the episode. First broadcast January 28, 2000, "Family Ties" served as the traditional cliffhanger ending for season one of Farscape. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Dream a Little Dream This episode of Farscape was originally presented out of chronological sequence, the explanation being that too much had occurred elsewhere in the saga to permit any earlier telecast. It is now 15 days after the destruction of the PeaceKeeper Gammak Base where Crichton (Ben Browder) had been held prisoner. Zhaan (Virginia Hey) fills Crichton in as to what has happened to Moya and her crew during his absence, including a legal imbroglio on the planet Litigara, where, arrested for a minor jaywalking charge, Zhaan ended up being charged for murder. It was up to Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) and Chiana (Gigi Edgley) to save their fellow crew member before Moya was forced to leave Litigara's orbital field. Alternately known as "Dream a Little Dream" and "Re:Union," this episode first aired on June 23, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: My Three Crichtons John Crichton (Ben Browder) is multiplied by three when an alien attempts to get hold of a sample human. In order to save Moya, the crew must sacrifice one of the Crichtons. But will the expendable one be a mere duplicate, or the genuine article -- and in the event of the second alternative, is the crew willing to give up its longtime comrade? "My Three Crichtons" made its first American TV appearance on July 14, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Mind the Baby Season two of Farscape was launched with a recap of the unresolved situation which climaxed season one. Only four passengers have managed to stay on board the besieged living starship Moya, with the rest all lost somewhere in an asteroid field. The crew members are forced into an uneasy alliance with recently deposed PeaceKeeper captain Crais (Lani Tupu), who is now himself a fugitive from the relentless PKs. Meanwhile, the newly named infant starship Talyn prepares to nominate his own captain -- making what may be the worst possible choice under the present circumstances. "Mind the Baby" first aired on March 17, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 1: A Kiss is But a Kiss In this first episode of the three-part story "Look at the Princess," the crew lands on the Royal Planet, one of the Breakaway Colonies that has declared independence from the PeaceKeepers. In order to save the rest of the crew from an unpleasant fate, Crichton (Ben Browder) must agree to wed the planet's Princess Katralla (Felicity Price). No matter what his decision, Crichton may never make it to the altar -- not if PK captain Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) has anything to say about the matter. "A Kiss Is But a Kiss" first aired on July 21, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan In this first episode of the three-part story "Liars, Guns and Money," Crichton's former cellmate Stark (Paul Goddard) begs the crew to help him rob a Shadow Depository (aka a space bank) so that he can ransom D'Argo's son, Jothee (Matthew Newton), from slave traders. Unfortunately, the Depository's best customer turns out to be the crew's old PeaceKeeper nemesis Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), who has entered into a sinister conspiracy with Depository owner Natira (Claudia Karvan). Further problems arise when the Scorpius Neural Clone, previous implanted in the brain of Crichton (Ben Browder), is suddenly activated. "A Not-So Simple Plan" originally aired on January 5, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Home on the Remains In search of much-needed food and water, Chiana (Gigi Edgley) leads Moya's crew to the enormous carcass of an old Leviathan, and therein to a mining colony. Unfortunately, she has already made far too many enemies within the colony to ensure the safety of the crew members. Meanwhile, the starving Zhaan (Virginia Hey) begins metamorphosing into a plant life form which may prove fatally allergic to Moya. "Home on the Remains" originally aired on June 16, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Die Me, Dichotomy John Crichton (Ben Browder) has finally been rescued from Scorpius (Ben Browder), but not without great cost. Crichton is still suffering the after-effects of the Neural Clone implanted in his brain, while living starship Moya has been severely damaged by a drexan vapor. The starship's crew bring both Crichton and Moya to a medical facility, hoping to make repairs and continue their escape through space. Alas, Crichton, no longer in control of his own senses, has tipped Scorpius off as to the crew's location. As Crichton risks death to relieve the contradictory pressure on his brain, his fellow crew member (and lover) Aeryn (Claudia Black) apparently drowns before everyone's startled eyes. The obligatory cliffhanger climax for season two of Farscape, "Die Me, Dichotomy" was originally telecast on January 26, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Crackers Don't Matter In exchange for safe conduct to his own world, blind scientist T'raltixx (Danny Adcock) offers to provide the living starship Moya with a cloaking shield. Unfortunately, during the modifications necessary to set up the shield, something goes wrong, and as result the crew's emotionalism is heightened to a ridiculous degree. The situation worsens when the crew declares an all-out war over possession of Moya's cracker supply! "Crackers Don't Matter" first aired on April 7, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Bone to Be Wild Answering a distress call from a volatile asteroid field, Moya and her crew land on an unusually fertile world. Here they come across two residents with radically contradicting stories: M'Lee (Francesca Buller), who had sent the distress signal, claiming to have witnessed the massacre of her family, and botanist Br'nee (Marton Csokas), who insists that M'lee herself was responsible for the slaughter. Meanwhile, Aeryn bonds with Moya's "baby," an infant starship which may or may not align itself with the dreaded PeaceKeepers. "Bone to Be Wild" first aired on January 21, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Beware of Dog While stopping over at a commerce planet, Moya and her crew pick up a dangerous parasite. Chiana (Gigi Edgley) purchases a small and supposedly benign creature called a Vorc to track down and eliminate the unwelcome "visitor." But the Vorc turns out to be of a deadlier breed than expected -- and still worse, D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) has been poisoned by the bite of a still-unidentified hideous beast. "Beware of Dog" was originally broadcast on August 11, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 3: Plan B In this third episode of the three-part story "Liars, Guns and Money," Moya and her crew shift their rescue efforts from D'Argo's son Jothee (Matt Newton) to John Crichton (Ben Browder), who is in the clutches of Scorpius (Ben Browder), with his free will crippled by the implanted Neural Clone. Crichton ends up as the bone of contention between Scorpius and duplicitous Shadow Depository owner Natira (Claudia Karvan), who has some mysterious plans of her own. The Moya crew receives help from a surprising -- and initially very, very reluctant -- source. "Plan B" first aired on January 19, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Liars, Guns and Money, Part 2: With Friends Like These In this second episode of the three-part story "Liars, Guns and Money," Jothee (Matt Newton), son of D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), is purchased by Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) at the slave auction. To rescue Jothee, Moya and her crew must retrace every incident that they've experienced in the Unchartered Territories. Exacerbating the situation, the boranium ingots stolen from the Shadow Depository turn out to be carrying deadly parasites, causing potential fatal problems in Moya's inner workings -- and the cure may be far worse than the ailment. "With Friends Like These" first aired on January 12, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 3: The Maltese Crichton In this final episode of the three-part story "Look at the Princess," Crichton (Ben Browder) has been transformed into a statue -- and his head has been removed. Elsewhere on the Royal Planet, Aeryn (Claudia Black) finds her priorities shifting in favor of a new man in her life. And the murder of Prince Clavor, the brother of Crichton's "fiancée" Katralla (Felicity Price), may spell doom for Moya and the crew unless a rapidly weakening Zhaan (Virginia Hey) can come to the rescue. "The Maltese Crichton" originally aired on August 4, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Look at the Princess, Part 2: I Do, I Think In this second episode of the three-part story "Look at the Princess," Crichton (Ben Browder) is still slated to wed Katralla (Felicity Price) of the Royal Planet. If he doesn't go through with the wedding, the consequences will be fatal for Moya and the crew -- and if he does, he faces the prospect of being transformed into a statue for the next 80 cycles. Meanwhile, Jena (Bianca Chiminello), fiancée of Katralla's brother Prince Klavor (Felix Williamson), reveals herself to be a PeaceKeeper assassin. "I Do, I Think" first aired on July 28, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Won't Get Fooled Again Crichton awakens to find himself in a hospital bed back on earth. Those attending him assure Crichton that everything he experienced on the Moya was nothing more than a dream. But having previously been hoodwinked into believing he had returned home, Crichton remains on his guard, especially when confronting a number of "strangers" who bear startling resemblances to his fellow crew members (for example, that nurse who calls herself Bettina Fairchild is the spitting image of Crichton's PK sweetheart Aeryn). "Won't Get Fooled Again" was originally telecast on August 18, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Vitas Mortis D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) rushes to the side of legendary Luxan priestess Nilaam (Melissa Jaffer), who, on the verge of death, announces her intention to go through the Ritual of Passing. Instead, Nilaam performs the Ritual of Renewal, drawing from D'Argo's strength to rejuvenate herself as a young and powerful woman (now played by Anna Lise Phillips). As a result of this phenomenon, the living starship Moya suddenly grows old and infirm -- and Chiana (Gigi Edgley) is trapped in Moya's amnexus fluid, which is rapidly aging into solid, frozen form. "Vitas Mortis" originally aired on March 24, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Way We Weren't An old PeaceKeeper surveillance recording offers proof that an all-female Pleisar Regiment was responsible for the murder of Moya's original Pilot. Even worse, among the members of the regiment was current Moya crew member Aeryn (Claudia Black), who claims to have no memory of the killing. It is up to Crichton (Ben Browder) to probe Aeryn's subconscious and find out the truth before his outraged fellow crew members turn into a lynch mob. Alternately titled "The Way We Weren't" and "Forgive and Forget," this episode was first broadcast on April 14, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Ugly Truth Crais (Lani Tupu) solicits the aid of the Moya crew in modifying the defenses of Moya's infant starship, Talyn. Unfortunately, one of the "new and improved" weapons destroys a Plokavian vessel, whereupon everyone on Moya and Talyn is placed under arrest. Unless the crew members identify the person responsible for the tragic misfire, all will be executed -- a situation leading to a Rashomon climax, in which each interrogation reveals an entirely different version of the events leading to the disaster. "The Ugly Truth" originally aired on September 8, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Locket Stark (Paul Goddard), the man with whom Crichton (Ben Browder) had been imprisoned on the PK Gammak Base, arrives on Moya pursuing a mysterious new mission. Later, Aeryn (Claudia Black) is stranded in space during a reconnaisance mission -- and when Crichton goes to her rescue, he is likewise marooned. Worse still, Crichton is tormented by disturbingly lifelike images of his mortal enemy Scorpius. The one remaining question: Is all of this really happening, or is someone's imagination running amok? "The Locket" first aired on August 25, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Hidden Memory In this conclusion of the two-part story inaugurated in the previous episode "Nerve," John Crichton is still trapped on the PK Gammak base, where he is bickered over by hybrid scientist Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), who wants possession of John's mind, and PK officer Crais (Lani Tupu), who is determined to destroy John's body. Though not yet recovered from her stab wound, Aeryn (Claudia Black) joins D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and Zhaan (Virginia Hey) in a desperate attempt to rescue Crichton. Meanwhile, with Chiana (Gigi Edgley) in attendance, the living starship Moya finally gives birth -- resulting in some truly unforeseen complications. "The Hidden Memory" was originally broadcast on January 14, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Taking the Stone Seeking solace after learning of the death of her brother, Chiana (Gigi Edgley) borrows Aeryn's power system and speeds off to the Royal Cemetary Planet. Here Chiana forms a bond with the Clansmen, a underground community of teens and young adults who sustain themselves with drugs and hedonism. Aeryn (Claudia Black) and Crichton (Ben Browder) are willing to respect Chiana's efforts to assuage her grief, but Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) tries to profit from the girl's plight by plundering the Cemetary Planet's tombs -- with horrifying results. "Taking the Stone" was first broadcast on March 31, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Picture If You Will While shopping on a commerce ship owned by an alien named Kyvan (Chris Haywood), Chiana (Gigi Edgley) comes across a portrait which possesses the ability to foretell the future. What she sees she doesn't like; it appears that the vampiric sorcerer Maldis (also known as Kyvan, and also played by Chris Haywood) has sinister plans for Moya's crew -- perhaps eternal enslavement, perhaps death. It falls to Zhaan (Virginia Hey) to overcome a roadblock in her own mental makeup in order to defeat the malevolent Maldis. "Picture If You Will" was originally telecast on April 21, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Out of Their Minds After being attacked by a Halosian ship, everyone in Moya's crew is "knocked" into the next available body. The intellect and personality of Pilot (Lani Tupu) ends up in the body of Chiana (Gigi Edgley), D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) is shifted to Pilot's body, Crichton (Ben Browder) finds himself in Aeryn's body, Aeryn (Claudia Black) in Rygel's, and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) in Crichton's. This personality transference becomes even more confusing when the crew members try to defend Moya while being trapped in their new unfamiliar selves. Meanwhile, Zhaan (Virginia Hey), held prisoner by the Halosians, desperately tries to hold her captors at bay. "Out of Their Minds" originally aired on July 7, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Nerve In this first episode of a pivotal two-part Farscape story, Aeryn has suffered stab wounds, requiring an emergency tissue graft. To expedite this operation, Crichton (Ben Browder) disguises himself as a PeaceKeeper captain, and in the company of Chiana (Gigi Edgley) he infiltrates the PK's Gammak Base. Upon his arrival, Crichton again crosses the path of sympathetic PK tech girl Gilliana (Alyssa-Jane Cook) -- and also makes first contact with the evil hybrid scientist, Scorpius (Wayne Pygram). The climax finds Crichton subjected to the Aurora Chair, which opens the floodgates of his memory -- a potentially disastrous turn of events for Moya and her crew. Originally telecast January 7, 2000, "Nerve" was followed one week later by the concluding chapter "The Hidden Memory." ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Eat Me Accidently damaging the transport pod, Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) is forced along with D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and Chiana (Gigi Edgely) to land on a seriously ill leviathan (a living starship like Moya). Though the vessel may be in its death throes, it isn't as abandoned as it seems, much to the horror of the three crew members -- especially D'Argo. Meanwhile, a starburst from Moya thrusts Aeryn (Claudia Black) onto the deck of Moya's "baby" starship Talyn, which is also ailing and in agony. "Eat Me" first aired on April 20, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Green-Eyed Monster The living starship Talyn is swallowed and trapped in the gullet of an enormous budong -- an ordeal that no previous starship (or space traveller, for that matter) has ever survived. The crew tries to save Talyn, but is hampered by jealousy and suspicion within the ranks. Then Stark (Paul Goddard) hatches another wild scheme to rescue both Talyn and the crew -- a scheme which may literally blow up in everyone's faces. "Green-Eyed Monster" originally aired on June 22, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Relativity The Retrieval Squad poses a new threat to the recuperating starship Talyn. Aeryn (Claudia Black) has a traumatic reunion with her supremely judgmental mother, Xhalax Sun (Linda Cropper). And Crichton (Ben Browder) and Crais (Lani Tupu) must rely on their wits -- and more problematically, on each other -- to survive a trek through a jungle planet. "Relativity" made its first American TV appearance on June 6, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Scratch 'n' Sniff The overworked Chiana (Gigi Edgley) and Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) need a break from their duties, while Pilot needs relief from the ceaseless arguments between Crichton (Ben Browder) and D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe). There is nothing else to do but to seek out a brief respite on the pleasure planet LoMo. Predictably, however, the crew experiences precious little pleasure, thanks to a dangerously addictive (or, rather, seductive) drug called Freslin. "Scratch 'n' Sniff" originally aired on July 20, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part 1 - Could'a, Would'a, Should'a In this first episode of the two-part story "Self-Inflicted Wounds," Moya, following directions provided by Crichton (Ben Browder) heads to a planet where the ailing Zhaan (Virginia Hey) might be healed. En route, Moya collides with another living starship, the Pathfinder, whereupon both vessels are fused together. The two ships attempt to extricate themselves from one another -- with possibly fatal consequences for Moya and Pilot -- while Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) inadvertently revives the last surviving member of the Interon race from frozen statis. That survivor is the brilliant, fiery-tempered, shrill-voiced Jool (Tammy McIntosh), making her first Farscape appearance. "Could'a, Would'a, Should'a" originally aired on March 30, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Infinite Possibilities, Part 2: Icarus Abides In this second episode of the two-part story "Infinite Possibilities," Cmdr. Crichton (Ben Browder) faces danger from three fronts: the mercurial Scorpius clone "Harvey" imbedded in his brain, the fearsome Charrid sentinels on planet Dam-Ba-Da, and the impending attack of a Scarran dreadnought. Crisis piles upon crisis as the crew members on Dam-Ba-Da face betrayal at the hands of someone within their ranks, while those crewpersons still on the living starship Talyn are unable to utilize the hardware necessary to prevent unwelcome visitors from "dropping in." "Icarus Abides" first aired on August 3, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part 2 - Wait for the Wheel In this second episode of the two-part story "Self-Inflicted Wounds," Crichton (Ben Browder) finds that he has been played for a fool by duplicitous aliens -- and the results may prove fatal to Moya and her crew. Previously hostile toward Crichton, the recently revived Interon Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) joins her former enemy in his efforts to save Moya. Meanwhile, the ailing Zhaan finally pays the ultimate price for her many acts of self-sacrifice. Virginia Hey (Zhaan) makes her final Farscape appearance in "Wait for the Wheel," which originally aired on April 6, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: ...Different Destinations Moya and her crew make a rest stop at a remote planet in hopes of getting over the death of Zhaan. Upon arrival, Stark (Paul Goddard) passes through a hole in time, thrusting himself and the crew back to a famous Alamo-like battle between the PeaceKeepers and the Venek at an old monastery fortress. Here, the participants learn a surprising fact about the supposedly evil PeaceKeepers -- but in so doing, they may end up altering history, with devastating effects on billions of future lives. "...Different Destinations" was first broadcast on April 13, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: The Choice It looks as though Crichton (Ben Browder) is dead -- or, at least, the more preferable of Crichton's two separate identities has died. A grieving Aeryn (Claudia Black) heads to Valldon, a planet of mystics, hoping to find a means of communicating with Crichton's spirit. Meanwhile, Crais' (Lani Tupu) past misdeeds as a PeaceKeeper may have profound effects on Talyn's crew -- with the conspicuous exception of the Scarrans. "The Choice" was first broadcast on August 17, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Thanks for Sharing With their "bad" reputation growing apace, Moya's crew has trouble securing vital supplies on the planet Kanvia -- none more vital than Chromextin, a stimulant necessary to cure Moya's offspring starship Talyn. Making matters worse, the crew gets into a brawl with Kanvia security director Tolven (Sandy Winton), who promptly refuses to do business with them ever again. A ray of hope is provided by the machinations of Crichton (Ben Browder) -- or rather, the two diametrically opposite personalities of Crichton's twin alter egos -- but Aeryn (Claudia Black) messes things up when another unsavory aspect of her past returns to haunt her. "Thanks for Sharing" first aired on June 15, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Suns and Lovers Moya's crew revels in the fact that they have become famous in the Uncharted Territories, but a sudden space storm ends their fun. D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), feeling betrayed by the romance between his son, Jothee (Matt Newton) and Chiana (Gigi Edgley), teeters on the brink of insanity. If this isn't bad enough, Moya is plagued by a series of gamma disturbances, the source of which can be explained only by the elusive religious fanatic Borlik (Leanna Walsman). "Suns and Lovers" first aired on March 23, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Season of Death Season three of Farscape opens on a melancholy note, with earthling Crichton (Ben Browder) robbed of the ability to speak, victimized by Scorpius' implanted Neural Clone, and traumatized by the death of his lover Aeryn (Claudia Black). Moya and her crew try to ease Crichton's pain, but it appears that a merciful death is the only solution; certainly, medical diagnostician Grunchik (Hugh Keays-Byrne), plagued by his own past misdeeds, is of no help whatsoever. Meanwhile, crew member Zhaan (Virginia Hey) puts her life on the line to revive the drowned Aeryn. With this episode, former recurring characters Stark (Paul Goddard), Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), and Crais (Lani Tupu) graduated to series-regular status. "Season of Death" initially aired on March 16, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Revenging Angel Never on the best of terms, Crichton (Ben Browder) and D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) have another falling out -- this one with potentially fatal consequences. Left alone to command Moya and crew, D'Argo must prevent a nearby Luxan ship from blowing itself up. And while in a comatose state, Crichton enters a colorful animated world that bears startling resemblances not only to his "real" surroundings, but also a vintage Chuck Jones cartoon. "Revenging Angel" originally aired on August 10, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Incubator Seemingly returning from the dead, Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) takes Crichton's implanted neurochip on a "sentimental journey" to unlock an encrypted section of the chip. In another development, the Relgarian Linfer (Jo Kerrigan) offers to pass along some valuable wormhole travel secrets to the crew. But Linfer's price is steep indeed; she wants immediate possession of the living starship Moya. "Incubator" first aired on July 13, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Losing Time Worn out from past experiences in general and Crichton's ceaseless wormhole hunts in particular, Moya's crew is at the breaking point. Thus, they're in no shape to do battle with Tallip, an energy parasite which causes an uncontrollable and oftimes fatal shaking reflex. Meanwhile, Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) and Chiana (Gigi Edgley) have a potentially deadly "difference of opinon," while Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) experiences his own personal internal hell. "Losing Time" was initially broadcast on June 29, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Meltdown When the ailing Aeryn (Claudia Black) rejects a restorative neural implant, Talyn must seek out another host body. But before this happens, Talyn is lured into the gravitational pull of a blazing star, causing a mysterious mist to seep from the starship's inner workings, complicating the crew's efforts to save both Talyn and Aeryn. And who is this not-so-friendly stranger with the really bad sunburn who calls himself Mu-Quillus (Mark Mitchell)? "Meltdown" first aired on July 14, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Infinite Possibilities, Part 1:Daedalus Demands In this first episode of the two-part story "Infinite Possibilities," the crew members of Talyn have no sooner unwound from past crises than they receive a disturbing communication from the Ancients. It seems that the Farscape 1 module has been spotted journeying through a wormhole at a time when, accordingly to the preordained continuum, the module should be doing nothing of the kind. It turns out that this "Farscape 1" is one of what may be several duplicates created on the heavily guarded planet Dam-Ba-Da. As if this doesn't pile enough problems on the shoulders of John Crichton (Ben Browder), the "friendly" Scorpius clone (named Harvey) implanted with Crichton's brain begins acting up -- and a fleet of enemy Scarran are poised to attack. "Daedalus Demands" originally aired on July 27, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Fractures Crichton (Ben Browder) is not quite as dead as was previously assumed, but he may wish that he was after the crews of Moya and Talyn stage a tumultuous reunion. Meanwhile, a new group of escapees from the PeaceKeepers is shuttled on board. Unfortunately, one of the refugees may be a PeaceKeeper "mole" -- but is it the Scarran Naj Gil (Thomas Holesgrove), the Nebari Hubero (Kate Beahan), the female Hynerian Orrhn Pak, or the exiled PK technician Markir Tal (Matt Doran)? "Fractures" first aired on August 24, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Crichton Kicks As Farscape kicks off its fourth season, John Crichton (Ben Browder) has at last solved the equations of wormhole travel. But even this knowledge may not enable him to safely navigate the Uncharted Territories while at the controls of the ancient leviathan Elack. As Crichton searches for Moya and her crew, he must fact the possibility that even if he locates them, he may never be able to link up with them again. Raelee Hill makes her first appearance as Sikozu, who has been hired by a race of neural-cluster harvesters to track down old leviathans like Elack -- but who is unaware of her employers' evil motivations. "Crichton Kicks" originally aired on June 7, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Terra Firma After journeying back to 1986 and saving his father, Jack (Kent McCord), from certain death, John lands on Earth, where he is reunited with his terrestrial sweetheart, Caroline (Erica Heynatz). The alien Moya crew members are also kept busy, meeting with the understandably nervous Dignitaries of Earth. Naturally, things do not continue to flow along smoothly, placing John in the unenviable position of rescuing his home planet (which he no longer regards as his true home) from destruction. Several plot strands are tragically knotted together around D.K. (Murray Bartlett), the crew's new-found friend. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Kansas After a hiatus of over five months, Farscape resumed its fourth and final season with a foray into the distant past. Rescued by D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and the Moya crew from his wormhole odyssey, John Crichton (Ben Browder) discovers that he has inadvertently upset the Timestream. As a result, Crichton and his cohorts end up on Earth in 1986, just before John's father, Jack (Kent McCord), is about to serve as commander on the ill-fated Challenger shuttle flight. With virtually no time to spare, John tries to save his father's life, an action that will prevent the entire Farscape project from slipping into limbo. Elsewhere, the Moya crew encounter that curious native custom known as Halloween, and also attempt to steer clear of a nosy interloper. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Twice Shy While negotiating with traders for maps of Tormented Space, the Moya crew suddenly undergoes profound personality changes. Some of these alterations are for the good, notably the uncharacteristic generosity of the mercenary Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) -- but some may bode ill for the crew, especially an uneasy friendship between the mercurial Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) and soldier-of-fortune Sikozu (Raelee Hill). Can these metamorphoses be due to the influence of Talikaa (Paula Arundell), the slave girl whom Chiana (Gigi Edgley) has rescued from the map traders? ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Unrealized Reality While spacewalking, Crichton (Ben Browder) is sucked into a small wormhole, ending up on what seems to be a floating iceberg occupied by an oddly garbed old man (John Bach). It turns out that the stranger, whom Crichton joshingly nicknames "Einstein," is from a race known as the Ancients, who centuries before had discovered that the universe was connected by a sort of "wormhole highway" and had dedicated themselves to keep the millions of realms thus connected safe from harm. Crichton is told that his own accumulated wormhole knowledge has the potential to disrupt or destroy all the alternate realities in space -- and thus, Einstein has no choice but to execute him. Several former Farscape regulars make cameo appearances via highlights from earlier episodes. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Coup By Clam Moya is guided to the planet Khurtanan for some desperately needed repairs, but none of the planet's mechanics will cooperate unless corrupt local doctor Tumii (Bruce Spence) gives Moya's crew a clean bill of health. Instead, Tumii poisons the crew with the deadly Qatal Mollusk, holding out the antidote unless he is given an enormous bribe. The "good" doctor also strongarms Crichton and Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) into stealing a huge cache of Qatals which are being stored as weapons by a group of resistance fighters. Somehow all this intrigue leads to an incredible sequence wherein the two most aggressively male members of Moya's crew dress up in female drag. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: A Prefect Murder Moya and her crew take refuge from their enemies in "Tormented Space," so named because of the physical and emotional battering endured by anyone traveling through it. Landing on a semi-civilized planet to gather supplies, the crew members find themselves in the middle of a power transition between current prefect Falaak (Bruce Spence) and his hand-picked successor Gaashah (Ivar Kants). What should have been a peaceful stopover turns into a nightmare when Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), her mind clouded by bizarre and disturbing hallucinations, apparently murders Gaasha. Before long, the rest of the crew are at each other's throats -- the result of the sting from an insect which robs its victims of their free will. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: I Shrink, Therefore I Am Moya is captured by Coreeshi bounty hunters, who hope to collect the reward posted for John Crichton (Ben Browder) by the PeaceKeepers. Tipped off by Pilot to the danger awaiting him, Crichton sneaks back on board and remains in hiding until he can hatch a scheme to rescue his fellow crew members. Meanwhile, Coreeshi leader Axikor (Duncan Young) keeps the balance of power on his side with a unique "containment procedure" -- namely, shrinking Crichton's comrades and sealing them in metal cylinders. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: What Was Lost, Part 2: Resurrection In this second episode of the two-part story "What Was Lost," Crichton (Ben Browder) continues to elude the deceptively seductive PK Commandant Grayza (Rebecca Rigg). Meanwhile, D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) formulate a plan to save the Moya crew. And Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) is betrayed by his fellow PKs once again -- and this may be the proverbial straw that breaks the back. "Resurrection" first aired on June 21, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Into the Lion's Den, Part 2: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing In this second episode of the two-part story "Into the Lion's Den," Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) threatens to blow up the earth unless Crichton (Ben Browder) agrees to help him harvest some new wormhole research. When all other efforts to stymie the PeaceKeepers fail, Crichton rallies the crew in a desperate attempt to destroy the Command Carrier. But where do the fluctuating loyalties of Crais (Lani Tupu) lie in this present crisis? "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" first aired on April 19, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice After finally making contact with the surviving Moya crew members, Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) and D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) learn some amazing facts about Jool's Interon forbears at an old archeological site on the planet Arnessk. The ancient, three-eyed woman (Melissa Jaffer) introduced in the third-season finale "Dog With Two Bones" poses a new threaten to Crichton (Ben Browder). And the seductive but deadly PK Commandant Grayza (Rebecca Rigg) launches another all-out effort to capture Moya and her crew. The first episode of the two-part story "What Was Lost," "Sacrifice" made its TV debut on June 14, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Promises In order to save her crew, Moya must provide shelter to Ullom (Richard Carter), another fugitive from the PKs. At the same time, Aeryn (Claudia Black) suffers from Sebecean heat delirium, caused by a nearby alien vessel. Ullom may be able to cure Aeryn, but he is not in a particularly generous mood. The outlook is brighter for Crichton (Ben Browder), whose problems with the implanted Neural Clone have come to an abrupt end -- but what does this matter if Crichton loses his beloved Aeryn? "Promises" was originally telecast on July 12, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Natural Election Entering a wormhole in space, Moya and her crew are trapped in a dank and dismal black hole. Worse still, Moya burns from within thanks to a parasite that threatens to devour the ship, but not before starting small and painful fires along the way. To top it off, the untrustworthy Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) is briefly appointed the captain of Moya -- and Aeryn (Claudia Black) announces that she's pregnant. "Natural Election" was initially telecast on July 19, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Lava's a Many Splendored Thing Searching for ill-gotten gain around a volcanic cave, light-fingered Rygel (Jonathan Hardy) once agains ends up in the clutches of hostile aliens. This time his captors are the Tarkans, who behave more like the Three Stooges than the usual Farscape bad guys. As Sikozu (Raelee Hill) and Chiana (Gigi Edgley) race to Rygel's rescue at the controls of D'Argo's starship Lo'la, Crichton (Ben Browder) does his best to pull the wool over the eyes of Tarkan bandit chief Raa'Keel (John Adam). "Lava's a Many-Splendored Thing" originally aired on June 28, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: John Quixote During yet another of her shopping sprees on a commerce planet, Chiana (Gigi Edgley) purchases a handful of "game blobs" -- virtual-reality games which activate upon contacting the owner's flesh. Before long, Crichton (Ben Browder, who also wrote this episode) finds himself trapped in a hellish V.R. world, replete with fearsome ogres, armored knights, and damsels in distress. Even more disturbing is the fact that the events in the game -- and the characters involved -- seem to be inspired by the past experiences of Cricthon and his crew. The explanation for this jarring journey down memory lane has something to do with a shady financial deal struck by former crew member Stark, played by Paul Goddard, making a return appearance to the series along with Virginia Hey as the late, lamented Zhaan. "John Quixote" first aired on July 26, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Into the Lion's Den, Part 1: Lambs to the Slaughter When Crichton (Ben Browder) finally agrees to share his wormhole knowledge with Scorpius (Wayne Pigrim), the crew is allowed to board the Command Carrier. Aeryn (Claudia Black) and Crais (Lani Tupu) are given a less than cordial welcome by the Carrier's chief officer, Henta (Marta Dusseldorp), and not without good reason. Meanwhile, a mysterious visitor from High Command hopes to exploit a volatile and divisive situation amongst the PeaceKeeper. Rebecca Rigg joins the series in the role of seductive, and highly untrustworthy, PK Commandant Mele-On Grayza. The first episode of the two-part story "Into the Lion's Den," "Lambs to the Slaughter" originally aired on April 12, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: I-Yensch, You-Yensch After a lengthy hiatus, season three of Farscape resumed on April 5, 2002, with the episode called "I-Yensch, You-Yensch." The title refers to a pair of bracelets, which, when synchronized, result in bizarre nerve effects. This is but one of the episode's many plot strands; others include Moya's reluctance to help Crichton (Ben Browder) put a stop to the PeaceKeeper's wormhole research and a frenzied round of negotiations with Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) to provide safe harbor for the crew on the Command Center. With all this going on, Moya's offspring starship Talyn has trouble coping with the suspense -- and may end up destroying everyone and everything, himself included. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Dog with Two Bones Now that they've emerged victorious from their most recent scrape with the PKs, the combined crew members of Moya and Talyn bid each other goodbye. Crichton finds himself torn between his love for Aeryn (Claudia Black) and his desire to return to earth. A strange old woman (Melissa Jafar, making what is undoubtedly the first of many recurring appearances) complicates matters by inducing some fantastic hallucinations. And while the deceased starship Talyn is given last rites, the sudden appearance of a new wormhole threatens to strand everyone in deep space, without food, water, or oxygen. Paul Goddard and Lani Tupu make their final series appearances as Stark and Crais, respectively. The requisite cliffhanger ending of Farscape's third season, "Dog With Two Bones" originally aired on April 26. 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Bringing Home the Beacon The women of Moya head to a black-market trading post on a derelict Leviathan. Their purpose is to buy an appropriate disguise for Moya in anticipation of enemy attack. Instead, the ladies stumble onto a secret meeting between the Peacekeepers and the Scarrans. Treachery abounds at this conclave, resulting in a violent schism in the relationship between Aeryn (Claudia Black) and Crichton (Ben Browder). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: A Constellation of Doubt Captured by Scarrans, Aeryn (Claudia Black) is spirited away to the elusive enemy base Katratzi. Hoping to locate his lost love, John Crichton (Ben Browder) uses Pilot to monitor transmissions throughout the universe. Imagine Crichton's surprise when he tunes into a TV tabloid program -- which is currently conducting a vicious and demoralizing smear campaign against John and the Moya crew. The episode's pivotal scene is a showdown between Crichton and Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), with the continued secrecy of John's precious wormhole knowledge hanging in the balance. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Bad Timing In the now-famous final episode of Farscape, a chance remark by John Crichton (Ben Browder) precipitates a full-scale Scarran invasion of Earth. The only hope for salvation is the utter destruction of the wormhole, a drastic action which John is not all that keen on undertaking. Meanwhile, the duplicitous Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) exploits John's uncertainties in order to forge yet one more unholy alliance. Will the Earth be rendered vulnerable and helpless? And what of the relationship between John and Aeryn (Claudia Black)? Yes, the well-publicized denouement is a shocker -- but remember, nothing is "final" in the wondrous world of TV series spin-offs. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 1: Fetal Attraction In the first episode of a three-part story, the Moya crew continues searching for Katratzi, the elusive Scarran base where Aeryn (Claudia Black) is being held captive. In the process, Noranti (Melissa Jaffer) inadvertently unleashes a deadly plague known as Hynerian Dermaphollica at a Scarran border station. As it turns out, the disease may actually benefit the crew's efforts to save Aeryn and her unborn baby -- but at least one Moya passenger may suffer mightily in the process. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 3: La Bomba In the conclusion of a three-part story, the Moya crew must improvise a new strategy a minute to escape from the Scarran base Katratzi. To keep the unreliable Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) from revealing the secrets of wormhole technology, John Crichton (Ben Browder) may have to cater to Scorpius' every whim -- and right now, that whim involves harvesting Scarran flora. As the episode progresses, the viewer is faced with two disturbing questions: Are the Moya crew members liberators or terrorists -- and will Crichton be forced to detonate his nuclear device? ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: We're So Screwed, Part 2: Hot to Katratzi In the second episode of a three-part story, John Crichton (Ben Browder) has managed to rescue Aeryn (Claudia Black) and is heading for Katratzi, the secret and hitherto elusive Scarran base. A message from "beyond" informs John that the duplicitous Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) is in full possession of the precious wormhole secrets. Now John must rescue Scorpius from his Scarran torturers -- or die in the process, the inevitable result of the nuclear bomb rigged to explode if John should meet with harm. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Prayer Determined to locate Crichton (Ben Browder) and to figure out the precious wormhole knowledge, Scarran captain Jenek (Jason Clarke) aggressively interrogates his prisoner Aeryn (Claudia Black). Upon discovering that Aeryn is pregnant, the Scarrans exhibit a fascination bordering on exultation. Meanwhile, Crichton and Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), having forged an uneasy alliance, conduct a frenzied search for Aeryn -- cutting a swatch of death and devastation along the way. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Farscape: Mental as Anything D.K. is dead, and Scorpius (Wayne Pygram) wants to track down the alien who did it. For this he must learn to exercise self-control, so Scorpius seeks out his spiritual mentor, Katoya (John Brumpton), at a Mental Arts training camp -- and he coerces Moya's other male crew members to participate in the training. The lessons are potentially beneficial to Crichton (Ben Browder), who is preparing himself for his next run-in with the Scarrans. But D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) threatens to go off the deep end when he meets another Mental Camp trainee: Macton (Blair Venn), the Peacekeeper who murdered D'Argo's wife, Lo'Lann (Rachel Gordon). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Rome: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:Rome: The Stolen Eagle (2005) Rome: Stealing From Saturn (2005) Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (2005) Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005) Rome: The Kalends of February (2005) Rome: The Spoils (2005) Rome: Triumph (2005) Rome: Utica (2005) Rome: Caesarion (2005) Rome: Pharsalus (2005) Rome: Egeria (2005) Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush (2005) Rome: Passover (2007) Rome: Son of Hades (2007) Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (2007) Rome: Death Mask (2007) Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (2007) Rome: De Patre Vostro (2007) Rome: A Necessary Fiction (2007) Rome: Philippi (2007) Rome: Heroes of the Republic (2007) Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007) Rome: The Stolen Eagle As HBO's Rome opens, Gaius Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is reaching the end of his war against Gaul, and his popularity in the republic has reached a new high, arousing the concern of Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham) and others in the senate that he will attempt to seize power. During the ultimate battle, a Centurion, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), upbraids one of his men, Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), for breaking ranks. Pullo is later flogged and jailed for his disobedience, and misses out on some sacking. Caesar gets word that his daughter, married to Pompey, has died during childbirth. Both Pompey and Caesar see this as a further threat to their longstanding alliance. Caesar sends word to his conniving niece, Atia (Polly Walker) to offer Pompey a new bride on Caesar's behalf. Atia chooses her own daughter, Octavia (Kerry Condon), despite the fact that Octavia is already happily married. Atia convinces her to divorce, and offer herself to Pompey. Meanwhile, in Gaul, Caesar's standard, a golden eagle, is stolen, and he tasks Mark Antony (James Purefoy) with its recovery. Caesar also manipulates his young friend, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), the son of Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), his erstwhile lover, to report back to Rome that the eagle's been stolen, so that his enemies there will think Caesar is weak. Atia sends her son, young Octavian (Max Pirkis), to Gaul to deliver a white horse to Caesar, before the great man arrives back in Rome and everyone is giving him gifts. Octavian's party is assaulted, the horse stolen, and the boy abducted. Vorenus, assigned by Antony to the seemingly futile task of tracking down Caesar's standard, selects Pullo to assist him. The two have a stroke of amazing luck when they come across the party that captured Octavian. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Stealing From Saturn Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators who fled Rome get dreadful news about their war chest, and Pompey sends his son Quintus (Rick Warden) out to find the scouts who found the gold. Back in Rome, Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is short on funds, and has instituted martial law in order to keep the peace. Atia (Polly Walker) is holding a dinner in his honor, and is unhappy to see Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) on Caesar's guest list. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) prepares an expensive feast in honor of the god Janus to inaugurate his merchant business. He rejects Mark Antony's (James Purefoy) generous offer to make him a prefect, preferring civilian life to participation in Caesar's campaign, which Vorenus sees as blasphemous. But things get rocky at the feast when his sister-in-law, Lyde (Esther Hall), arrives with her husband, Evander (Enzo Cilenti). Lyde, jealous over her husband's apparent continued passion for Niobe (Indira Varma), gets drunk and makes an embarrassing scene. At Atia's dinner, Caesar, who has asked for an augury at Jupiter's temple, to show Rome's citizen's that the gods favor his actions, takes the opportunity to offer the chief augur (Roger Hammond) a bribe in the guise of a late birthday gift for his wife. Back at Vorenus' home, things get worse after the party when Quintus shows up with some men, threatening Vorenus and Niobe and demanding to know where the stolen gold is. Vorenus has no idea what he's talking about until Pullo (Ray Stevenson) arrives, throwing money around, and the two get the better of Quintus. Vorenus finds out about the cart full of gold and orders Pullo to deliver it to Caesar. Caesar, meanwhile, sends Pompey and the Senate an offer of truce. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) sends the gruff Mark Antony (James Purefoy), back to Rome to serve as People's Tribune. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) accompany him, and are charged with returning Octavian (Max Pirkis) to his mother, Atia (Polly Walker). Invited to dine at Atia's home, Vorenus expresses his strong belief in the divinity of the Republic, while, prompted by Octavian's astute appraisal of Caesar's mindset and the state of the empire, Titus proclaims that he would follow Caesar if he rebelled against the Republic. Vorenus returns home to his wife, Niobe (Indira Varma), whom he has not seen in more than eight years. He finds her cradling an infant, and immediately assumes the worst. She tells him that the baby is his grandson by his eldest daughter, who is now 13. Pullo spends his first day in Rome whoring and gambling, and runs into some trouble deep in Pompeian territory. Pullo murders a man who cheats him at dice and is critically injured in the ensuing melee. He makes his way to Vorenus' home, and Vorenus brings in a doctor who performs a gruesome operation on Pullo's skull. As he recovers, Niobe confides in Pullo, telling him how much she's missed her husband, but bemoaning the lack of affection Vorenus has shown his family since his return. Antony meets with Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and members of the Senate at Atia's house, and insults them with Caesar's demands, according to the general's plans. Pompey decides to issue an ultimatum to Caesar in the Senate, and enlists the reluctant Cicero (David Bamber) in his cause. Caesar is ordered to surrender or be declared an enemy of the Republic. The senators are counting on Antony's veto, but pandemonium erupts before Antony can say his piece. Caesar decides to march on Rome. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators send word to Caesar (Ciarán Hinds), disappointing him by accepting his offer of truce. But Caesar decides that Pompey's vain refusal to meet with him face-to-face is excuse enough to reject the truce. Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is pleased, and ready to go after Pompey, but he soon realizes that Caesar is biding his time. Antony suggests to his lover, Atia (Polly Walker), that Caesar won't go after Pompey because he refuses to leave Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again. This spurs the jealous Atia to find an anonymous way to humiliate Caesar into breaking off his affair. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), meanwhile, learns that nearly all of his slaves have fallen ill and died on the way from Gaul. With his nascent merchant business already in ruins, Vorenus is forced to work as a bodyguard, which he quickly learns is not for him. Desperate, he turns to Antony, hoping to rejoin the 13th Legion as a prefect and a member of the Evocati. Meanwhile, Atia has hired Pullo (Ray Stevenson) to teach Octavian (Max Pirkis) the "masculine arts," but Octavian admits that he was not cut out for fighting. "It's not the killing," he explains. "It's the waving about of swords I find tedious." Impressed with Octavian's intellect, Pullo asks him for advice. He suspects that Niobe (Indira Varma) has been unfaithful to his comrade Vorenus, but he has no proof. Octavian recommends that Pullo hold his tongue until he's certain, and the two kidnap Evander (Enzo Cilenti) in hopes of forcing him to confess. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Kalends of February As the first season of Rome draws to a close, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) learn that they are heroes on the streets of the city, "symbols of brotherly love and redemption." On a trip to consecrate the land he and his wife have been given, Vorenus tells Niobe (Indira Varma) that Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) might exile him for disobeying his orders by helping Pullo. But Caesar later explains that it's politically unfeasible to punish the heroes, and if he does nothing, he'll appear weak, so, as part of a larger plan to incorporate (loyal) "plebs" and foreign citizens into the Senate, he makes Vorenus a senator. Of course, Caesar's ulterior motive is to have the "ferocious" Vorenus at his side so that no one will try to kill him. Pullo, near death, still manages to make his way from his sick bed, eager to reap the bounty of his newfound celebrity. Instead, he ends up collapsing at Vorenus' home, where Niobe assigns his care to Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), who contemplates murder. With Vorenus joined to Caesar on the Senate floor, the growing group of conspirators fears they will not have the opportunity to kill Caesar. While some would be content to poison him, or murder him in his bed, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) insists that the deed "must be done honorably." Then Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) realizes where she's heard Vorenus' name before, and sets a plot in motion to separate the hero from the dictator at the pivotal moment. While the plot is unfolding, Servilia invites Atia (Polly Walker) and Octavian (Max Pirkis) to her home, and tells them of her further plans for vengeance. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Spoils A fellow veteran, Mascius (Michael Nardone) approaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), now a magistrate, about severance for the 13th Legion. They are supposed to be receiving land. Vorenus asks Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to act. Caesar, unwilling to give the veterans land in Italy, offers land in Pelonia. Told that this won't be acceptable, and eager to keep the former soldiers on his side, Caesar discreetly suggests that Vorenus bribe Mascius to persuade his comrades to accept the offer. Mascius reluctantly agrees. Caesar also invites Vorenus and Niobe (Indira Varma) to a dinner at Atia's (Polly Walker) home. When Vorenus responds nervously, Caesar tells him, "You shall get used to good society." The walls of Rome are filled with graffiti depicting Brutus (Tobias Menzies) murdering Caesar, and Cassius (Guy Henry) tries to convince Brutus to claim his family's legacy of fighting tyranny. Brutus initially refuses to betray his friend, but has second thoughts when Caesar, well aware of whispers and the power of Brutus' family name, suggests that Brutus rule over far-off Macedonia. Pullo (Ray Stevenson), now miserable and friendless, has found work as an assassin, but his lack of discretion gets him arrested for murder. At Atia's dinner, Octavian (Max Pirkis) suggests that Vorenus or Caesar himself do something to save Pullo, but Caesar points out the political implications such action would cause. Octavian acts on his own, sending Timon (Lee Boardman) to find Pullo a lawyer, but at Pullo's public trial, the crowd demands the brazen killer's head, and Pullo is sentenced to death in the arena. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Triumph In the Senate, Cicero (David Bamber), feeling that he has no choice, calls for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to be made emperor. Brutus (Tobias Menzies), also under tremendous pressure, speaks passionately in favor of the motion, and it passes unanimously. Caesar exhorts the senators, "Join with me in building a new Rome, that offers justice, peace, and land to all its citizens." Posca (Nicholas Woodeson), Caesar's slave, coaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) as he campaigns to be magistrate of the Aventine district. When Vorenus grows weary of studying laws and such, and wonders if they should wait and see if he's elected first, Posca lets him know that his opponents in the election are "straw men." Pullo (Ray Stevenson) wants to march in Caesar's Triumph, but is told that he can't because he's no longer a soldier. At a loss, he impulsively decides to free Eirene (Chiara Mastalli) so that he can marry her and move to the country. Vorenus agrees to help him, but his plans go badly off-course. An innocent man is murdered in a moment of passion, and a severe rift develops between Pullo and Vorenus. Octavia (Kerry Condon) has run away and sought shelter with a religious order, but Octavian (Max Pirkis) goes to retrieve her in time for the Triumph. Octavia still believes (and rightly) that Atia (Polly Walker) was responsible for Glabius' death. Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) gains a new ally against Caesar when Quintus (Rick Warden) arrives on her doorstep, looking for Brutus. With help from Quintus and Cassius (Guy Henry), Servilia composes a screed against Caesar's tyranny, to which she puts Brutus' name. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Utica Cato (Karl Johnson) and Scipio (Paul Jesson) have just suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Thapsus in Africa. They retreat to Utica, where Cato quietly commits suicide. After the funeral ceremony, Scipio has a soldier take his life as well. Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) returns home and begins preparing a celebration of his triumph. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) retire from soldiering. On his return, Pullo is delighted to find that the slave girl he rescued, Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), now speaks his language. Soon, at a loss for how to earn a living, the two former soldiers join Niobe (Indira Varma) and her sister in the butcher business. Vorenus breaks up a confrontation in the street, and a ruffian mocks his military service to Rome, for which he gets slapped. The thug makes it known that he works for Erastes (Lorcan Cranitch), who runs the neighborhood, and makes quick work of his enemies. (Erastes is the man for whom Vorenus briefly and unhappily worked as a bodyguard.) Erastes later goes to Vorenus' home and threatens to rape and kill his wife and daughters if Vorenus does not publicly apologize and kiss his feet. Vorenus and Pullo send the children away and prepare for a fight, but Caesar arrives before Erastes can get there, and asks Vorenus to run for the local magistrate position. Meanwhile, bent on revenge against Atia (Polly Walker) and Caesar, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) tells Octavia (Kerry Condon) that Atia had Glabius killed, and convinces her to seduce her own brother, Octavian (Max Pirkis), in order to get information about Caesar's mysterious affliction. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Caesarion Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) goes to Egypt, and goes to the court of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII (Shaka Bunsie), to demand that he turn over Pompey. Instead, Pompey's head is produced, and Caesar is not grateful, but enraged. He in turn demands that Ptolemy turn over the man who killed Pompey. The Egyptians have their own political strife, with Ptolemy's sister, Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal), having claimed the throne. Caesar decides to stay in Egypt and mediate the dispute in order to insure Egypt's grain supply to Rome isn't affected. But he sends Mark Antony (James Purefoy) and most of his men back to Rome. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent to find Cleopatra, before Ptolemy's advisors have her killed. They rescue her, and she immediately plans to seduce Caesar, but on the road back to Alexandria, Cleopatra decides that since she is "between the tides" she must conceive a child immediately, before she reaches Caesar, and pass the child off as Caesar's own. She makes a surprising choice for the father. Upon returning to Alexandria, Cleopatra and Caesar have Ptolemy's advisors executed, which causes a massive public uproar, and Caesar ends up under siege in Alexandria for many months. Back in Rome, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) receives a cold welcome from Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) due to his capitulation. Antony keeps a sharp eye on Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) while Caesar is away. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Pharsalus This episode of Rome examines the events surrounding the historic battle of Pharsalus. Things look grim for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) by the time Mark Antony (James Purefoy) joins him in Greece, and to make matters worse, he's lost thousands of men at sea in the journey over. Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) is prepared to wait Caesar out, but Cato (Karl Johnson) and the other senators urge him to crush Caesar, once and for all. He masses his troops for battle. Caesar is massively outnumbered, but he knows his men will put up a fight. "We must fight or die," he tells Antony. "Pompey's men have other options." Back in Rome, a worried Atia (Polly Walker) sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again, this time to request some men to guard her home. Servilia graciously agrees, but later gets word of Caesar's startling victory on the battlefield. Uncertain as to the fate of her son, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), Servilia breaks down, and is comforted by Octavia, but the two soon find themselves in a more intimate embrace. The disgraced Pompey suggests his confederates flee to Egypt, where he has friends. Cato and Scipio (Paul Jesson) decide to leave on their own, while Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) decide to surrender to Caesar. Pompey is left alone with his family, a few slaves and soldiers, and some Greek mercenaries. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) survive a shipwreck, and find themselves alone on a desert island with no food or water. Eventually, Vorenus gets the idea to make a raft from the corpses that washed up on the island with them. They make their way to the mainland, and happen to wash up onshore just as Pompey's party reaches the coast. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Egeria Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is running things in Rome while Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) chases down Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and his allies in Greece. But soon, word reaches Antony that the battle has turned against Caesar, who orders Antony and whatever troops he can muster to join him in Greece in what seems a hopeless cause. Pompey sends a messenger to Antony (living in Pompey's house) to let him know that Pompey will reward him if he sits out the battle, while Atia (Polly Walker) tries to convince Antony to marry her and seize power in Rome. Antony bides his time reaching a decision. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) is having problems at home. Lyde (Esther Hall), Niobe's (Indira Varma) sister, is worried over her missing husband, and has moved in with the couple. Niobe seems more concerned about her well-being than the state of her marriage. After listening to the frustrated, lovelorn, drunken Vorenus complaining through the night, Pullo (Ray Stevenson) tells Lyde that he's heard that her husband was murdered, and pointedly tells her, in front of Niobe, to get on with her life. Pullo, assigned with schooling Octavian (Max Pirkis) in the "manly arts," takes the young man to an upscale brothel. Atia, concerned that she'll be on the losing side of the battles in Greece, gets Ocatvian out of town, and sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) with some "gifts" as a gesture of friendship. Servilia sees through the ploy, but treats Octavia kindly, telling the girl she's blameless for what her mother has done. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) crosses the Rubicon into Italy with a single legion, which the overconfident Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) sees as a suicidal act. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent ahead to Rome, to post Caesar's proclamation on the Senate door, but are told to return if they meet resistance. While the distraught Vorenus asks Pullo for marital advice, the father of Niobe's (Indira Varma) child, her brother-in-law, Evander (Enzo Cilenti), goes to see his son, and Niobe tearfully throws him out. Vorenus and Pullo surprise some of Pompey's troops, who run away. Pompey and his allies are panicked when they realize how quickly Caesar is advancing on the city. Pompey needs four days to amass enough men to fight him off, and Caesar is only two days away. Pompey tells Cato (Karl Johnson) and the rest of the senators that they'll have to retreat, gather strength, and then take the city back from Caesar. A proclamation is made that any noblemen staying in the city are allying themselves with Caesar and will be considered enemies of Rome. This causes a conflict for some. Brutus (Tobias Menzies) and his mother, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), hide out in Atia's (Polly Walker) home while mobs loyal to Pompey run rampant in the streets. But Brutus decides that despite his friendship with Caesar, he must obey the proclamation and leave the city, while Servilia chooses to wait for her erstwhile lover. Atia, irritated by Octavia's (Kerry Condon) continuing relationship with her ex-husband, Glabius (Roberto Purvis), decides to take drastic action. Vorenus and Pullo intercept a group of Roman soldiers dressed in civilian garb who are fleeing the city with a very important wagon. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Passover The first episode of Rome's second season begins exactly where Season One left off, with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the year 44 BCE. The power struggle that follows is set in motion when, thanks largely to the machinations of Caesar's scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker), her young and callow son Octavian is announced as heir to the throne--infuriating Caesar's closest ally Marc Antony (James Purefoy). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rome: Son of Hades Tensions grow between Antony and Octavian in the wake of Caesar's death. Meanwhile, having lost everything, Vorenus takes a job keeping local gangs in line. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero As the split between Antony and Octavian worsens, Cicero aligns with the latter. Meanwhile, Vorenus attempts to quell a burgeoning gang-war. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Death Mask With Brutus dead and his army defeated, Octavian and Antony discuss dividing the empire. Meanwhile, Levi contemplates assassinating Prince Herod. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus In Egypt with Cleopatra, Antony attempts to use their grain supplies to provoke war with Octavian. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: De Patre Vostro The series finale finds Antony and Cleopatra's armies defeated by Rome's forces under Octavian. Fearing a threat to his position, Octavian orders Pullo to assassinate young Caesarion. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: A Necessary Fiction Eirene is secretly poisoned by Gaia. Meanwhile, Octavian takes a wife and forces Antony to leave Rome for Egypt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Philippi With their forces combined, Octavian and Antony plan an attack against Brutus and Cassius' army. Back in Rome, Pullo and Vorenus are tasked with killing Brutus' supporters. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Heroes of the Republic The return of his children leaves Vorenus a changed man, leading him to broker peace among the local gangs. Meanwhile, Atia encourages Octavian and Antony to unite against Brutus. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are still alive. Meanwhile, Atia survives a murder attempt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
  • Rome: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:Rome: The Stolen Eagle (2005) Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (2005) Rome: The Kalends of February (2005) Rome: The Spoils (2005) Rome: Triumph (2005) Rome: Utica (2005) Rome: Caesarion (2005) Rome: Pharsalus (2005) Rome: Egeria (2005) Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush (2005) Rome: Stealing From Saturn (2005) Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005) Rome: Passover (2007) Rome: Son of Hades (2007) Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007) Rome: Philippi (2007) Rome: A Necessary Fiction (2007) Rome: De Patre Vostro (2007) Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (2007) Rome: Death Mask (2007) Rome: Heroes of the Republic (2007) Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (2007) Rome: The Stolen Eagle As HBO's Rome opens, Gaius Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is reaching the end of his war against Gaul, and his popularity in the republic has reached a new high, arousing the concern of Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham) and others in the senate that he will attempt to seize power. During the ultimate battle, a Centurion, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), upbraids one of his men, Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), for breaking ranks. Pullo is later flogged and jailed for his disobedience, and misses out on some sacking. Caesar gets word that his daughter, married to Pompey, has died during childbirth. Both Pompey and Caesar see this as a further threat to their longstanding alliance. Caesar sends word to his conniving niece, Atia (Polly Walker) to offer Pompey a new bride on Caesar's behalf. Atia chooses her own daughter, Octavia (Kerry Condon), despite the fact that Octavia is already happily married. Atia convinces her to divorce, and offer herself to Pompey. Meanwhile, in Gaul, Caesar's standard, a golden eagle, is stolen, and he tasks Mark Antony (James Purefoy) with its recovery. Caesar also manipulates his young friend, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), the son of Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), his erstwhile lover, to report back to Rome that the eagle's been stolen, so that his enemies there will think Caesar is weak. Atia sends her son, young Octavian (Max Pirkis), to Gaul to deliver a white horse to Caesar, before the great man arrives back in Rome and everyone is giving him gifts. Octavian's party is assaulted, the horse stolen, and the boy abducted. Vorenus, assigned by Antony to the seemingly futile task of tracking down Caesar's standard, selects Pullo to assist him. The two have a stroke of amazing luck when they come across the party that captured Octavian. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) sends the gruff Mark Antony (James Purefoy), back to Rome to serve as People's Tribune. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) accompany him, and are charged with returning Octavian (Max Pirkis) to his mother, Atia (Polly Walker). Invited to dine at Atia's home, Vorenus expresses his strong belief in the divinity of the Republic, while, prompted by Octavian's astute appraisal of Caesar's mindset and the state of the empire, Titus proclaims that he would follow Caesar if he rebelled against the Republic. Vorenus returns home to his wife, Niobe (Indira Varma), whom he has not seen in more than eight years. He finds her cradling an infant, and immediately assumes the worst. She tells him that the baby is his grandson by his eldest daughter, who is now 13. Pullo spends his first day in Rome whoring and gambling, and runs into some trouble deep in Pompeian territory. Pullo murders a man who cheats him at dice and is critically injured in the ensuing melee. He makes his way to Vorenus' home, and Vorenus brings in a doctor who performs a gruesome operation on Pullo's skull. As he recovers, Niobe confides in Pullo, telling him how much she's missed her husband, but bemoaning the lack of affection Vorenus has shown his family since his return. Antony meets with Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and members of the Senate at Atia's house, and insults them with Caesar's demands, according to the general's plans. Pompey decides to issue an ultimatum to Caesar in the Senate, and enlists the reluctant Cicero (David Bamber) in his cause. Caesar is ordered to surrender or be declared an enemy of the Republic. The senators are counting on Antony's veto, but pandemonium erupts before Antony can say his piece. Caesar decides to march on Rome. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Kalends of February As the first season of Rome draws to a close, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) learn that they are heroes on the streets of the city, "symbols of brotherly love and redemption." On a trip to consecrate the land he and his wife have been given, Vorenus tells Niobe (Indira Varma) that Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) might exile him for disobeying his orders by helping Pullo. But Caesar later explains that it's politically unfeasible to punish the heroes, and if he does nothing, he'll appear weak, so, as part of a larger plan to incorporate (loyal) "plebs" and foreign citizens into the Senate, he makes Vorenus a senator. Of course, Caesar's ulterior motive is to have the "ferocious" Vorenus at his side so that no one will try to kill him. Pullo, near death, still manages to make his way from his sick bed, eager to reap the bounty of his newfound celebrity. Instead, he ends up collapsing at Vorenus' home, where Niobe assigns his care to Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), who contemplates murder. With Vorenus joined to Caesar on the Senate floor, the growing group of conspirators fears they will not have the opportunity to kill Caesar. While some would be content to poison him, or murder him in his bed, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) insists that the deed "must be done honorably." Then Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) realizes where she's heard Vorenus' name before, and sets a plot in motion to separate the hero from the dictator at the pivotal moment. While the plot is unfolding, Servilia invites Atia (Polly Walker) and Octavian (Max Pirkis) to her home, and tells them of her further plans for vengeance. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Spoils A fellow veteran, Mascius (Michael Nardone) approaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), now a magistrate, about severance for the 13th Legion. They are supposed to be receiving land. Vorenus asks Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to act. Caesar, unwilling to give the veterans land in Italy, offers land in Pelonia. Told that this won't be acceptable, and eager to keep the former soldiers on his side, Caesar discreetly suggests that Vorenus bribe Mascius to persuade his comrades to accept the offer. Mascius reluctantly agrees. Caesar also invites Vorenus and Niobe (Indira Varma) to a dinner at Atia's (Polly Walker) home. When Vorenus responds nervously, Caesar tells him, "You shall get used to good society." The walls of Rome are filled with graffiti depicting Brutus (Tobias Menzies) murdering Caesar, and Cassius (Guy Henry) tries to convince Brutus to claim his family's legacy of fighting tyranny. Brutus initially refuses to betray his friend, but has second thoughts when Caesar, well aware of whispers and the power of Brutus' family name, suggests that Brutus rule over far-off Macedonia. Pullo (Ray Stevenson), now miserable and friendless, has found work as an assassin, but his lack of discretion gets him arrested for murder. At Atia's dinner, Octavian (Max Pirkis) suggests that Vorenus or Caesar himself do something to save Pullo, but Caesar points out the political implications such action would cause. Octavian acts on his own, sending Timon (Lee Boardman) to find Pullo a lawyer, but at Pullo's public trial, the crowd demands the brazen killer's head, and Pullo is sentenced to death in the arena. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Triumph In the Senate, Cicero (David Bamber), feeling that he has no choice, calls for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to be made emperor. Brutus (Tobias Menzies), also under tremendous pressure, speaks passionately in favor of the motion, and it passes unanimously. Caesar exhorts the senators, "Join with me in building a new Rome, that offers justice, peace, and land to all its citizens." Posca (Nicholas Woodeson), Caesar's slave, coaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) as he campaigns to be magistrate of the Aventine district. When Vorenus grows weary of studying laws and such, and wonders if they should wait and see if he's elected first, Posca lets him know that his opponents in the election are "straw men." Pullo (Ray Stevenson) wants to march in Caesar's Triumph, but is told that he can't because he's no longer a soldier. At a loss, he impulsively decides to free Eirene (Chiara Mastalli) so that he can marry her and move to the country. Vorenus agrees to help him, but his plans go badly off-course. An innocent man is murdered in a moment of passion, and a severe rift develops between Pullo and Vorenus. Octavia (Kerry Condon) has run away and sought shelter with a religious order, but Octavian (Max Pirkis) goes to retrieve her in time for the Triumph. Octavia still believes (and rightly) that Atia (Polly Walker) was responsible for Glabius' death. Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) gains a new ally against Caesar when Quintus (Rick Warden) arrives on her doorstep, looking for Brutus. With help from Quintus and Cassius (Guy Henry), Servilia composes a screed against Caesar's tyranny, to which she puts Brutus' name. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Utica Cato (Karl Johnson) and Scipio (Paul Jesson) have just suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Thapsus in Africa. They retreat to Utica, where Cato quietly commits suicide. After the funeral ceremony, Scipio has a soldier take his life as well. Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) returns home and begins preparing a celebration of his triumph. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) retire from soldiering. On his return, Pullo is delighted to find that the slave girl he rescued, Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), now speaks his language. Soon, at a loss for how to earn a living, the two former soldiers join Niobe (Indira Varma) and her sister in the butcher business. Vorenus breaks up a confrontation in the street, and a ruffian mocks his military service to Rome, for which he gets slapped. The thug makes it known that he works for Erastes (Lorcan Cranitch), who runs the neighborhood, and makes quick work of his enemies. (Erastes is the man for whom Vorenus briefly and unhappily worked as a bodyguard.) Erastes later goes to Vorenus' home and threatens to rape and kill his wife and daughters if Vorenus does not publicly apologize and kiss his feet. Vorenus and Pullo send the children away and prepare for a fight, but Caesar arrives before Erastes can get there, and asks Vorenus to run for the local magistrate position. Meanwhile, bent on revenge against Atia (Polly Walker) and Caesar, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) tells Octavia (Kerry Condon) that Atia had Glabius killed, and convinces her to seduce her own brother, Octavian (Max Pirkis), in order to get information about Caesar's mysterious affliction. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Caesarion Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) goes to Egypt, and goes to the court of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII (Shaka Bunsie), to demand that he turn over Pompey. Instead, Pompey's head is produced, and Caesar is not grateful, but enraged. He in turn demands that Ptolemy turn over the man who killed Pompey. The Egyptians have their own political strife, with Ptolemy's sister, Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal), having claimed the throne. Caesar decides to stay in Egypt and mediate the dispute in order to insure Egypt's grain supply to Rome isn't affected. But he sends Mark Antony (James Purefoy) and most of his men back to Rome. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent to find Cleopatra, before Ptolemy's advisors have her killed. They rescue her, and she immediately plans to seduce Caesar, but on the road back to Alexandria, Cleopatra decides that since she is "between the tides" she must conceive a child immediately, before she reaches Caesar, and pass the child off as Caesar's own. She makes a surprising choice for the father. Upon returning to Alexandria, Cleopatra and Caesar have Ptolemy's advisors executed, which causes a massive public uproar, and Caesar ends up under siege in Alexandria for many months. Back in Rome, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) receives a cold welcome from Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) due to his capitulation. Antony keeps a sharp eye on Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) while Caesar is away. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Pharsalus This episode of Rome examines the events surrounding the historic battle of Pharsalus. Things look grim for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) by the time Mark Antony (James Purefoy) joins him in Greece, and to make matters worse, he's lost thousands of men at sea in the journey over. Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) is prepared to wait Caesar out, but Cato (Karl Johnson) and the other senators urge him to crush Caesar, once and for all. He masses his troops for battle. Caesar is massively outnumbered, but he knows his men will put up a fight. "We must fight or die," he tells Antony. "Pompey's men have other options." Back in Rome, a worried Atia (Polly Walker) sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again, this time to request some men to guard her home. Servilia graciously agrees, but later gets word of Caesar's startling victory on the battlefield. Uncertain as to the fate of her son, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), Servilia breaks down, and is comforted by Octavia, but the two soon find themselves in a more intimate embrace. The disgraced Pompey suggests his confederates flee to Egypt, where he has friends. Cato and Scipio (Paul Jesson) decide to leave on their own, while Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) decide to surrender to Caesar. Pompey is left alone with his family, a few slaves and soldiers, and some Greek mercenaries. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) survive a shipwreck, and find themselves alone on a desert island with no food or water. Eventually, Vorenus gets the idea to make a raft from the corpses that washed up on the island with them. They make their way to the mainland, and happen to wash up onshore just as Pompey's party reaches the coast. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Egeria Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is running things in Rome while Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) chases down Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and his allies in Greece. But soon, word reaches Antony that the battle has turned against Caesar, who orders Antony and whatever troops he can muster to join him in Greece in what seems a hopeless cause. Pompey sends a messenger to Antony (living in Pompey's house) to let him know that Pompey will reward him if he sits out the battle, while Atia (Polly Walker) tries to convince Antony to marry her and seize power in Rome. Antony bides his time reaching a decision. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) is having problems at home. Lyde (Esther Hall), Niobe's (Indira Varma) sister, is worried over her missing husband, and has moved in with the couple. Niobe seems more concerned about her well-being than the state of her marriage. After listening to the frustrated, lovelorn, drunken Vorenus complaining through the night, Pullo (Ray Stevenson) tells Lyde that he's heard that her husband was murdered, and pointedly tells her, in front of Niobe, to get on with her life. Pullo, assigned with schooling Octavian (Max Pirkis) in the "manly arts," takes the young man to an upscale brothel. Atia, concerned that she'll be on the losing side of the battles in Greece, gets Ocatvian out of town, and sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) with some "gifts" as a gesture of friendship. Servilia sees through the ploy, but treats Octavia kindly, telling the girl she's blameless for what her mother has done. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) crosses the Rubicon into Italy with a single legion, which the overconfident Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) sees as a suicidal act. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent ahead to Rome, to post Caesar's proclamation on the Senate door, but are told to return if they meet resistance. While the distraught Vorenus asks Pullo for marital advice, the father of Niobe's (Indira Varma) child, her brother-in-law, Evander (Enzo Cilenti), goes to see his son, and Niobe tearfully throws him out. Vorenus and Pullo surprise some of Pompey's troops, who run away. Pompey and his allies are panicked when they realize how quickly Caesar is advancing on the city. Pompey needs four days to amass enough men to fight him off, and Caesar is only two days away. Pompey tells Cato (Karl Johnson) and the rest of the senators that they'll have to retreat, gather strength, and then take the city back from Caesar. A proclamation is made that any noblemen staying in the city are allying themselves with Caesar and will be considered enemies of Rome. This causes a conflict for some. Brutus (Tobias Menzies) and his mother, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), hide out in Atia's (Polly Walker) home while mobs loyal to Pompey run rampant in the streets. But Brutus decides that despite his friendship with Caesar, he must obey the proclamation and leave the city, while Servilia chooses to wait for her erstwhile lover. Atia, irritated by Octavia's (Kerry Condon) continuing relationship with her ex-husband, Glabius (Roberto Purvis), decides to take drastic action. Vorenus and Pullo intercept a group of Roman soldiers dressed in civilian garb who are fleeing the city with a very important wagon. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Stealing From Saturn Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators who fled Rome get dreadful news about their war chest, and Pompey sends his son Quintus (Rick Warden) out to find the scouts who found the gold. Back in Rome, Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is short on funds, and has instituted martial law in order to keep the peace. Atia (Polly Walker) is holding a dinner in his honor, and is unhappy to see Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) on Caesar's guest list. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) prepares an expensive feast in honor of the god Janus to inaugurate his merchant business. He rejects Mark Antony's (James Purefoy) generous offer to make him a prefect, preferring civilian life to participation in Caesar's campaign, which Vorenus sees as blasphemous. But things get rocky at the feast when his sister-in-law, Lyde (Esther Hall), arrives with her husband, Evander (Enzo Cilenti). Lyde, jealous over her husband's apparent continued passion for Niobe (Indira Varma), gets drunk and makes an embarrassing scene. At Atia's dinner, Caesar, who has asked for an augury at Jupiter's temple, to show Rome's citizen's that the gods favor his actions, takes the opportunity to offer the chief augur (Roger Hammond) a bribe in the guise of a late birthday gift for his wife. Back at Vorenus' home, things get worse after the party when Quintus shows up with some men, threatening Vorenus and Niobe and demanding to know where the stolen gold is. Vorenus has no idea what he's talking about until Pullo (Ray Stevenson) arrives, throwing money around, and the two get the better of Quintus. Vorenus finds out about the cart full of gold and orders Pullo to deliver it to Caesar. Caesar, meanwhile, sends Pompey and the Senate an offer of truce. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators send word to Caesar (Ciarán Hinds), disappointing him by accepting his offer of truce. But Caesar decides that Pompey's vain refusal to meet with him face-to-face is excuse enough to reject the truce. Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is pleased, and ready to go after Pompey, but he soon realizes that Caesar is biding his time. Antony suggests to his lover, Atia (Polly Walker), that Caesar won't go after Pompey because he refuses to leave Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again. This spurs the jealous Atia to find an anonymous way to humiliate Caesar into breaking off his affair. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), meanwhile, learns that nearly all of his slaves have fallen ill and died on the way from Gaul. With his nascent merchant business already in ruins, Vorenus is forced to work as a bodyguard, which he quickly learns is not for him. Desperate, he turns to Antony, hoping to rejoin the 13th Legion as a prefect and a member of the Evocati. Meanwhile, Atia has hired Pullo (Ray Stevenson) to teach Octavian (Max Pirkis) the "masculine arts," but Octavian admits that he was not cut out for fighting. "It's not the killing," he explains. "It's the waving about of swords I find tedious." Impressed with Octavian's intellect, Pullo asks him for advice. He suspects that Niobe (Indira Varma) has been unfaithful to his comrade Vorenus, but he has no proof. Octavian recommends that Pullo hold his tongue until he's certain, and the two kidnap Evander (Enzo Cilenti) in hopes of forcing him to confess. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Passover The first episode of Rome's second season begins exactly where Season One left off, with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the year 44 BCE. The power struggle that follows is set in motion when, thanks largely to the machinations of Caesar's scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker), her young and callow son Octavian is announced as heir to the throne--infuriating Caesar's closest ally Marc Antony (James Purefoy). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rome: Son of Hades Tensions grow between Antony and Octavian in the wake of Caesar's death. Meanwhile, having lost everything, Vorenus takes a job keeping local gangs in line. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are still alive. Meanwhile, Atia survives a murder attempt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Philippi With their forces combined, Octavian and Antony plan an attack against Brutus and Cassius' army. Back in Rome, Pullo and Vorenus are tasked with killing Brutus' supporters. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: A Necessary Fiction Eirene is secretly poisoned by Gaia. Meanwhile, Octavian takes a wife and forces Antony to leave Rome for Egypt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: De Patre Vostro The series finale finds Antony and Cleopatra's armies defeated by Rome's forces under Octavian. Fearing a threat to his position, Octavian orders Pullo to assassinate young Caesarion. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus In Egypt with Cleopatra, Antony attempts to use their grain supplies to provoke war with Octavian. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Death Mask With Brutus dead and his army defeated, Octavian and Antony discuss dividing the empire. Meanwhile, Levi contemplates assassinating Prince Herod. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Heroes of the Republic The return of his children leaves Vorenus a changed man, leading him to broker peace among the local gangs. Meanwhile, Atia encourages Octavian and Antony to unite against Brutus. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero As the split between Antony and Octavian worsens, Cicero aligns with the latter. Meanwhile, Vorenus attempts to quell a burgeoning gang-war. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
  • Sopranos: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:The Sopranos: Pilot (1999) The Sopranos: 46 Long (1999) The Sopranos: Meadowlands (1999) The Sopranos: Pax Soprana (1999) The Sopranos: The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (1999) The Sopranos: A Hit Is a Hit (1999) The Sopranos: Isabella (1999) The Sopranos: I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano (1999) The Sopranos: Nobody Knows Anything (1999) The Sopranos: Boca (1999) The Sopranos: Down Neck (1999) The Sopranos: College (1999) The Sopranos: Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) The Sopranos: Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office (2000) The Sopranos: Full Leather Jacket (2000) The Sopranos: Do Not Resuscitate (2000) The Sopranos: Funhouse (2000) The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor (2000) The Sopranos: House Arrest (2000) The Sopranos: Bust-Out (2000) The Sopranos: From Where to Eternity (2000) The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) The Sopranos: Toodle-Fucking-oo (2000) The Sopranos: Commendatori (2000) The Sopranos: Big Girls Don't Cry (2000) The Sopranos: The Happy Wanderer (2000) The Sopranos: Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood (2001) The Sopranos: Employee of the Month (2001) The Sopranos: University (2001) The Sopranos: He Is Risen (2001) The Sopranos: Pine Barrens (2001) The Sopranos: Army of One (2001) The Sopranos: Amour Fou (2001) The Sopranos: To Save Us All From Satan's Power (2001) The Sopranos: Second Opinion (2001) The Sopranos: Another Toothpick (2001) The Sopranos: Fortunate Son (2001) The Sopranos: Proshai, Livushka (2001) The Sopranos: Eloise (2002) The Sopranos: No-Show (2002) The Sopranos: Whitecaps (2002) The Sopranos: Whoever Did This (2002) The Sopranos: Calling All Cars (2002) The Sopranos: The Strong, Silent Type (2002) The Sopranos: Christopher (2002) The Sopranos: Everybody Hurts (2002) The Sopranos: The Weight (2002) The Sopranos: Watching Too Much Television (2002) The Sopranos: For All Debts Public and Private (2002) The Sopranos: Pie-O-My (2002) The Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions (2002) The Sopranos: Where's Johnny (2004) The Sopranos: All Happy Families (2004) The Sopranos: Irregular Around the Margins (2004) The Sopranos: Sentimental Education (2004) The Sopranos: Marco Polo (2004) The Sopranos: The Test Dream (2004) The Sopranos: Unidentified Black Males (2004) The Sopranos: Rat Pack (2004) The Sopranos: Two Tonys (2004) The Sopranos: All Due Respect (2004) The Sopranos: Long Term Parking (2004) The Sopranos: Cold Cuts (2004) The Sopranos: In Camelot (2004) The Sopranos: Join the Club (2006) The Sopranos: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh (2006) The Sopranos: Live Free or Die (2006) The Sopranos: Johnny Cakes (2006) The Sopranos: Cold Stones (2006) The Sopranos: Moe 'n' Joe (2006) The Sopranos: The Ride (2006) The Sopranos: Luxury Lounge (2006) The Sopranos: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request (2006) The Sopranos: Mayham (2006) The Sopranos: Members Only (2006) The Sopranos: Kaisha (2006) The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi (2007) The Sopranos: Stage 5 (2007) The Sopranos: Chasing It (2007) The Sopranos: Walk Like a Man (2007) The Sopranos: Remember When (2007) The Sopranos: Soprano Home Movies (2007) The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) The Sopranos: The Second Coming (2007) The Sopranos: The Blue Comet (2007) The Sopranos: Pilot In the pilot episode of this HBO television series from executive producer David Chase, a New Jersey mob boss named Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) suffers a series of anxiety attacks. Convinced by his physician that he needs to seek therapy, Tony consults psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), who begins exploring her patient's attachment to a family of ducks that have been living in his pool, but have recently departed. As signs of weakness and disclosures made to a "shrink" could have violent repercussions in Tony's secretive world of organized crime, he keeps his visits with Melfi a secret. Those in the dark at first include his wife Carmela (Edie Falco), his manipulative mother Livia (Nancy Marchand), and his scheming uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese), a member of the same crime family. In the meantime, Carmela's relationship with her and Tony's high-school age daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) is becoming strained, and their son Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) is clueless about his dad's real profession. Tony's stress increases when he learns that the restaurant of his best friend, Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia), is to be the site of a mob murder on the orders of Junior, and that his cousin Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), one of Tony's soldiers, is making waves with his heavy-handed tactics. Tony orders Artie's restaurant blown up to trump Junior's plans, assuming that insurance will build his friend a new establishment. A hit with audiences and television critics alike, The Sopranos was the creation of executive producer Chase, whose resumé includes stints on such lauded television programs as The Rockford Files (1974-1980), I'll Fly Away (1991-1993), and Northern Exposure (1990-1995). The Sopranos' pilot episode aired on January 10, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: 46 Long In the sophomore episode of the HBO series, mob boss Jackie Aprile (Michael Rispoli) is dying of cancer, which can only lead to a power struggle between his two top capos, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and Tony's own uncle, Junior (Dominic Chianese). Tony persuades his mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand) to move into a retirement community against her wishes. When a car is stolen from a teacher at the school of Tony's son, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler), Tony sends his two top lieutenants, "Big Pussy" Bompensiero (Vincent Pastore) and Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) to get the vehicle back. The incident leads to Anthony Jr.'s first suspicions about his dad's true occupation. Junior is having his own problems with the headstrong Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), his nephew, and a lieutenant of Tony's who has hijacked some merchandise from one of his trucks. Peace is made when Christopher agrees to pay Junior tribute, but his dimwitted associate Brendan Filone (Anthony de Sando) again holds up one of Junior's trucks, this time accidentally killing the driver. Tony learns that his friend Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) did not have his restaurant insured, and that an explosion Tony secretly arranged has destroyed his friend financially. "46 Long" originally aired January 17, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Meadowlands Revelations mark this fourth episode of the series, involving a schoolyard fight brewing between Anthony Soprano Jr. (Robert Iler) and a bully who unexpectedly backs down. Anthony Jr. fails to understand the boy's fear, so his sister Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) explains that their father, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), is not really a "waste management consultant" but a New Jersey mob kingpin. After he begins having erotic dreams about his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), Tony hires a crooked cop, Vin Makazian (John Heard) to investigate Melfi's background, and the detective accidentally ruins her romance with a lawyer. Frantic after the mock execution he suffered, Soprano soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) believes that his cousin and boss, Tony, ordered the incident because he gave Tony's daughter, Meadow, some crystal methamphetamines; however, after Christopher and his girlfriend, Adriana (Drea de Matteo), discover the corpse of his murdered friend, Brendan Filone (Anthony de Sando), he realizes that his uncle, Junior (Dominic Chianese), ordered the slaying in retaliation for a botched truck hijacking. Exacerbated by Junior's bloodthirsty soldier, Mikey (Al Sapienza), tensions rise between Tony and Junior when their boss and head of the family, Jackie Aprile (Michael Rispoli), passes away from cancer. Tony is left to decide whether he will make a play for the top job in the family or concede control to his uncle. "Meadowlands" first aired on January 31, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Pax Soprana The sixth episode of the HBO mob series finds New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) deciding to do the noble thing and cede control of the family to his rival and uncle, Junior (Dominic Chianese), much to everyone's surprise and dismay. In reality, Tony is maintaining control of the family. With the agreement of the other families in the tri-state area, Junior is being set up as a frontman without his knowledge. Immediately, however, Junior causes trouble by ordering tribute to be paid by Tony's top lieutenants, including a long-time family advisor, Hesh Rabkin (Jerry Adler). Tony shocks his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), by declaring that he's falling in love with her during a session, and then kisses her. Junior learns that his tailor's grandson committed suicide because of a crippling drug addiction and orders two of his men to throw the drug dealer off a bridge in retaliation. Tony's medication is causing his sex drive to become nonexistent, much to the chagrin of both his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and his mistress. At a dinner celebration, the FBI conducts surveillance on the Sopranos, aware that Tony is still the real power behind the criminal organization. "Pax Soprana" first aired on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti Legal troubles come to a boil in the eighth episode of the hit HBO series. Mob soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) is enraged that he's not receiving the same publicity that other Mafia soldiers are enjoying due to the current round of federal indictments that are being handed down and covered extensively in the press. On edge and ready to explode, Christopher gets into an altercation with a bakery employee and shoots the man's toe off. In the meantime, psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) confesses to her son and ex-husband that she is counseling a stressed-out mobster, New Jersey crime kingpin Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), and they become concerned about her safety. At a wedding, the Soprano family members learn that they are about to be indicted by the FBI, which has become interested in their activities again since the death of the organization's one-time godfather. Tony and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), hurry home to conceal evidence not a moment too soon, as federal agents soon arrive with warrants and begin searching the premises. When the story hits the news, Christopher is pleased and relieved to be mentioned as an important family associate. Episode 8 aired on February 28, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: A Hit Is a Hit A mob boss finds he can't escape his true identity, while his cousin learns that the music industry is as crooked as organized crime in the tenth episode of the HBO series. New Jersey Mafia chieftain Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is delighted to receive an invitation to play golf with his well-to-do neighbor, Cusamano, at his exclusive country club. Happy to socialize with non-mobsters for once, Tony quickly realizes that Cusamano has extended the invitation simply to impress his buddies with his powerful crime boss pal. Tony's cousin and soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) and his girlfriend Adriana (Drea de Matteo) meet Massive Genius, a rap star with a financial grudge against Soprano family advisor Hesh (Jerry Adler). Genius is immediately attracted to Adriana and makes a deal with Christopher: in exchange for Christopher setting up a meeting between Genius and Hesh, the musician agrees to consider signing a band that Adriana wants to represent, but it becomes clear that Genius is only interested in Adriana sexually. Meanwhile, Tony gets even with Cusamano by asking him to "hold on" to a package wrapped in plain brown paper, sending his neighbor into a panic over the possibly illegal narcotic contents. Episode 10 first aired March 14, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Isabella A fantasy woman leads to a therapeutic breakthrough for a mob chieftain, as his family crumbles around him in the penultimate episode of the HBO series' freshman season. Briefly confined to his bed by depression, New Jersey Mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) begins having hallucinogenic dreams about a beautiful neighbor named Isabella, who he believes to be a foreign exchange student living at his neighbor Cusamano's house. After Tony's cousin and soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) unwittingly prevents a first hit attempt on Tony, a pair of assassins nearly manage to kill the crime boss, but Tony gets away with only minor wounds. While he's recovering at the hospital, Tony is visited by the FBI, who tries in vain to recruit him as a federal witness. Tony also receives visits from his lieutenants, who vow revenge, and his uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese), whom he correctly suspects ordered the botched slaying. Tony discovers that there is no Isabella and that the gorgeous girl he envisioned suckling a baby was a figment of his imagination. While consulting with his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), to see if she's the one who leaked information about him, Tony comes to the conclusion that his dreams about Isabella are significantly related to his lack of childhood nurturing and mothering. Isabella aired March 29, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano The final episode of the HBO crime series' first season contains several startling plot twists. After she suffers a disorienting episode, Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand), the manipulative mother of a powerful New Jersey crime boss, is moved to the nursing wing of her retirement home. Her son Tony (James Gandolfini) doesn't want to face the possibility, raised by his therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), that his own mother may have been in on an assassination attempt that nearly took his life. Later, however, the FBI plays tapes of Livia's conversations with Tony's uncle and family rival, Junior (Dominic Chianese), which proves she knew about the attempt and that Junior ordered it. Visiting with Livia, Tony's friend Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) discovers Tony's role in the destruction of his restaurant and confronts Tony with a shotgun, but Tony is able to convince his friend that Livia is losing her mind. Tony's cousin and muscle man Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) and Soprano family lieutenant Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) murder Junior's top soldier, Mikey (Al Sapienza), while he's out jogging. Before Tony can also rub out his uncle, Junior and his men are arrested by the Feds on racketeering charges. Tony informs Dr. Melfi that a gang war could be brewing, putting her life in danger, and that she should leave town for a while. Livia has a stroke, and an incensed Tony confronts her about her role in the attempt on his life as she is wheeled away. "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano" first aired on April 4, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Nobody Knows Anything Looming betrayals within a mob family cloud the horizon in this episode of the popular HBO crime series. Crooked police officer Vin Mazakian (John Heard) tells New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) that his best friend and trusted lieutenant Big Pussy Bompenseiro (Vincent Pastore), who was arrested by the feds, may have turned and could be working as an informant. Although he's incredulous, Tony orders another of his men, Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) to find the truth. Tony cautions Paulie not to kill their old friend until he's absolutely certain that he's a snitch, as it's possible Mazakian is framing Pussy to get out of his gambling debts. Before Tony can learn more, Mazakian is arrested in a sting operation and, his career in tatters, commits suicide as Paulie's plan to get Pussy to disrobe at a steam bath to see if he's wearing a wire fails. At the same time, Tony's uncle and rival within the family, Junior (Dominic Chianese) orders a hit on Tony, giving the bloody assignment to his top soldier Mikey (Al Sapienza), who tells his wife he's moving up in the family. After the incident at the steam bath, Pussy disappears. This episode first aired March 21, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Boca An intimate sexual act triggers further tension between two crime bosses in this episode of the HBO series. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) ridicules his uncle and fellow mobster Junior (Dominic Chianese) on the golf course. Tony has heard about Junior's oral sex skills with his girlfriend, Bobbi, who has been gabbing to her friends about Junior's prowess while the two were on a vacation in Boca Raton, FL. In retaliation, Junior smashes a lemon meringue pie in Bobbi's face, breaking their 16-year relationship. He also tells his vicious top soldier, Mikey (Al Sapienza), a secret he's been keeping that he recently learned from his sister-in-law, Livia (Nancy Marchand): her son, Tony, is compromising family security by seeing a psychiatrist. Meanwhile, Tony and his friends make plans to convince their daughters' talented soccer coach not to accept a lucrative college job, until they learn that the coach has been sleeping with one of his underage players, a friend of Tony's daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler). They take steps to teach the coach a lesson he'll never forget. "Boca" was first shown on March 7, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Down Neck In this domestic episode of the hit HBO series, Anthony Soprano Jr. (Robert Iler), the son of a powerful New Jersey crime boss, gets suspended from school for stealing sacramental wine from the chapel. The school psychologist summons the boy's parents, mob capo Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), for a meeting at which Anthony Jr. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Tony is troubled by his son's actions and reflects on his own childhood with his cruelly controlling mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), and his mobster father. Although Tony expresses concern to his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), that his son may end up living the same life of crime he does, he and Carmela refuse to accept the judgment of their son's school that the boy might need special education. Forced to visit Livia in her retirement home everyday, Anthony Jr. tells his grandmother about the incident and, also, accidentally reveals that his father is consulting a psychiatrist, spilling a very dangerous family secret to the shrewd and manipulative Livia. Down Neck aired on February 21, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: College Painful truths are revealed in the popular HBO series' standout fifth episode. New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) escorts his daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), on visits to several colleges in New England. As Tony and Meadow travel, he discusses his occupation with her openly for the first time. Although he's reluctant to do so, it has become obvious that Meadow and her younger brother, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler), are aware of their father's criminal career. Stopping in a small Maine town, Tony spots a one-time snitch against the family named Fabian Petrulio, who long ago disappeared into the federal witness protection program. Between Meadow's appointments at various schools, Tony resolves to murder Fabian. Although Tony has confessed, to the delight of his wife Carmela (Edie Falco), that he is in therapy, she is unaware that his doctor is an attractive Italian-American woman, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), to whom Tony has become drawn sexually. Home with the flu, Carmela becomes furious when she receives a call from Melfi about a scheduling conflict. Confiding her marital frustrations to her movie-loving friend Father Phil, Carmela's relationship with the priest threatens to become romantic when Phil decides to spend the night on the couch. Back in Maine, Tony learns that Petrulio now goes by the name "Fred Peters." Convinced he's got the right man, Tony plots his revenge on Petrulio. "College" first aired on February 7, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Denial, Anger, Acceptance In the series' third episode, a crime family confronts the possibility of a future power struggle. Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), the daughter of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), takes crystal methamphetamines with a friend in order to help them study for the SATs. Tony visits his dying Mafia superior, Jackie Aprile (Michael Rispoli), in the hospital and presents him with a gift: a hooker dressed as a nurse. Mikey Palmice (Al Sapienza), the top lieutenant of Tony's rival and uncle, Junior (Dominic Chianese), is convinced that Tony will make a grab for top boss after Jackie's death, and he begins to convince Junior that his nephew should be whacked. Tony, his henchman Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico), and another Soprano lieutenant, Silvio Dante (Steven Van Zandt), deal with a Hasidic family of motel owners who refuse to pay protection money. After hiring family friends Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) and his wife Charmaine (Kathrine Narducci) to cater a party, Tony's wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), learns that her husband slept with Charmaine in high school. Soprano associate Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) tries to make a botched truck hijacking right by returning stolen goods to Junior, but the mob capo still orders Christopher's pal, Brendan Filone (Anthony de Sando), murdered and Christopher to be threatened. Airing on January 24, 1999, "Denial, Anger, Acceptance" was directed by independent feature filmmaker Nick Gomez (New Jersey Drive, Illtown). ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office In the second-season premiere of this original HBO series, Mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) adjusts to some changes in both his families in the wake of his mother's betrayal and a legal crackdown by federal law enforcement. Tony's also dealing with the sudden reappearance of his sister Janice (Aida Turturro), a free spirit going by the Hindu name "Parvati," who's really a greedy schemer in the finest Soprano tradition. Claiming she's there to care for their hospitalized mother Livia (Nancy Marchand), Janice is angling to get her mother's house (or the proceeds from its sales) when Livia dies. Tony refuses to see Livia, who's "dead" as far as he's concerned and not invited to a family barbecue. Tony's Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) is in jail and Tony orders a hit on Philly, one of Junior's men, because Philly's blabbing about Tony's therapy. But Tony's psychotherapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), who's been reduced to hiding out and seeing patients in a motel room, refuses to treat her star patient despite his renewed panic attacks, telling him off at a diner. Nephew Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) expands into a new business venture involving a scam stock brokerage called Webistics. Meanwhile Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) reappears, claiming to have undergone rehab in Puerto Rico. "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office" premiered January 16, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Full Leather Jacket A violent turn of events threatens the good fortunes of the Soprano family in this episode of the cable television series. Concerned that her daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), could end up attending a college thousands of miles away, Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco) asks her neighbor, Jean Cusamano (Saundra Santiago), for a favor. It seems that Jean's twin sister, Joan (also played by Santiago), a successful lawyer, is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves in an influential alum position. Carmela asks if Joan would write a recommendation for Meadow, but Joan's answer is no. Determined and more than a little peeved, Carmela bakes a ricotta pie and shows up at Joan's office, making it clear that the recommendation is an offer Joan can't refuse. Carmela's husband, mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), is dealing with his own headache, his lieutenant Richie Aprile (David Proval), who is bucking his order to build a wheelchair access ramp at the home of pizzeria owner Beansie (Paul Herman), whom Richie is responsible for injuring. Richie caves in after a talk with Tony's Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) and even offers Tony his lucky leather jacket, a relic from the 1970s that Tony promptly gives to his maid's immigrant husband, enraging Richie. Deciding to quit taking drugs and give up his dreams of a life in the movie business, Soprano family lieutenant Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) asks his girlfriend, Adriana (Drea de Matteo), to marry him. The couple's joy is short-lived, as Christopher's two partners in crime, Matt Bevilaqua (Lillo Brancato Jr.) and Sean Gismonte (Chris Tardio), decide to move up the mob ladder by murdering Christopher, gunning him down in a diner parking lot. Sean is killed in the attack, and Matt goes on the run after Richie refuses to help him. "Full Leather Jacket" originally aired March 5, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Do Not Resuscitate New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) proves himself a cagey leader in this episode of the cable TV series. When Tony's Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) is released from jail under house arrest due to a heart condition, Tony meets with him at the office of Junior's doctor, which cannot be wire-tapped by the government due to doctor-patient confidentiality laws. Tony allows Junior to earn a token five percent of his income and retain the title of "boss." Tony's still the one in charge, however, as he proves when he negotiates an end to a labor strike in a surprising way profitable both for him and a black community activist. Although Junior is nursing a serious grudge against his nephew, it's Tony he turns to when he injures himself in a bathtub fall. Janice (Aida Turturro) continues to worm her way back into the Soprano family by befriending her niece, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), who gets her driver's license, and buttering up her mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand). Livia and Janice's new closeness is short-lived, however, because Tony's son, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler), innocently spills the beans about his father and Janice discussing a "DNR" order. During a trip to the doctor's office for a steroid injection to alleviate back pain, Soprano family soldier Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) is revealed to be working with FBI agent Skip Lipari (Louis Lombardi), but not everything Big P tells the federal agent is true, so who's playing who? "Do Not Resuscitate" first aired January 23, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Funhouse A pair of graduations and a goodbye to an old friend wrap up the second season of the popular HBO series. New Jersey Mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is flush with a run of financial success thanks to several recent schemes, including big payoffs from a calling-card scam. He buys his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), a new sable coat, and gives plane tickets to Arizona to his mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), and her sister. Later, a bad dish at an Indian restaurant gives Tony serious food poisoning, leading to a series of disturbing dreams. In one of them, his friend, Pussy (Vincent Pastore), appears in the form of a frozen fish to announce that he's a FBI informant and that Tony has known all along. Tony begins to recover, determined to learn the truth about Pussy, whom he's long suspected of colluding with the feds. Visiting Pussy's home, Tony feigns continued illness and discovers hidden sound recording equipment and audiotapes. Tony, along with his top captains Silvio Dante (Steve Van Zandt) and Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) pretends to take Pussy on a test drive of a new powerboat, and force a confession from their old friend once they're out to sea. Pussy admits his guilt, but adds that most of the information he fed the government was false. Tony, Paulie, and Silvio murder Pussy and dump his body into the ocean. Returning home to continue preparations for the high school graduation party of his daughter ,Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), Tony receives a call from his mother. It seems the Arizona plane tickets were stolen during an earlier bankruptcy bust-out, and Livia has been detained. It's not long before law enforcement officers show up at the Soprano resident to arrest Tony. He's quickly bailed out by his lawyer, and Tony attends a therapy session with Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), who finally admits to Tony that she's frightened of him. At his daughter's graduation celebration, Tony tells his lieutenant, Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), that he's about to graduate as well, to being a "made man" in the Mob. "Funhouse" first aired April 9, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor A mob boss's biggest personnel problem is resolved in an unexpected fashion in this penultimate episode of the cable television series' second season. Mob chieftain Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) has been trying to break off his long-running affair with Irina (Oksana Babiy), but the possessive Russian mistress tries to commit suicide with an overdose of pills. Tony is finally forced to send his captain, Silvio Dante (Steve Van Zandt) to visit Irina with a dose of wise advice and an envelope containing 75 thousand dollars. Tony's problems with his enforcer, Richie Aprile (David Proval), are coming to a head because Richie is refusing to follow Tony's order to stop selling drugs on his trash-hauling routes. Now Richie's trying to muscle into other capos' territories and scheming to kill Tony. Trying to persuade Tony's uncle, Junior (Dominic Chianese), to join him, the erratic and hot-tempered Richie finds Junior reluctant. Tony and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), host an engagement party for Richie and Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro). Electing to remain loyal to Tony, Junior tips his nephew off about Richie's homicidal plans and receives an increase in his percentage from a grateful Tony. Tony orders Silvio to whack Richie, but before Silvio can carry out the hit, Richie and Janice get into a violent domestic quarrel, and Janice shoots Richie twice at point-blank range. Soprano lieutenants Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) and Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio) get rid of Richie's corpse at the butcher shop, while Tony puts Janice on a bus back to Seattle, concluding, "All in all, it's been a good visit." Soprano family solider Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) seems to be having a mental meltdown due to the stress of being a government informant. Acting as if he thinks he's a junior G-man, Pussy stakes out and tails Christopher on an illegal mission to highjack a truckload of "Pokemon" cards but runs down an innocent bicyclist instead. "The Knight in White Satin Armor" first aired April 2, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: House Arrest A mob boss tries to reform for appearances' sake in this episode of the TV cable series that begins heating up several story lines in anticipation of the second season finale. Having narrowly avoided prosecution in a murder case, New Jersey Mafia don Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is advised by his lawyer to begin keeping regular office hours at his legitimate business, a waste management company called Barone Brothers Sanitation. A 9-5 desk job drives Tony to distraction, however, and even sexual escapades with a secretary don't seem to alleviate his increased stress, which causes a rash on his arm and another blackout at an annual golf outing for waste haulers. Wary of increased attention from the FBI, Tony orders his brother-in-law to tell Richie Aprile (David Proval) to stop selling cocaine on his garbage routes, causing even more bad blood between them. Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese), who's partnered with Richie in the narcotics scheme and chafing under house arrest, begins to enjoy the company of Catherine Romano (Mary Louise Wilson), a police captain's widow he knew in his youth. Still drinking vodka before her sessions with Tony, Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) feels duty-bound to treat the mobster, even though her patient wants to quit therapy. After an altercation with a smoker at a restaurant embarrasses her son, Melfi receives a prescription for Luvox, an obsessive-compulsive disorder medication, from her psychiatrist, Dr. Kupferberg (Peter Bogdanovich). "House Arrest" first aired March 26, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Bust-Out A witness could bring an organized crime family crashing down in this episode of the HBO television series created by David Chase. Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is distressed to learn that a witness has identified him as being in the area where a traitorous mob lieutenant was murdered. He visits his lawyer, Neil Mink (David Margulies), to discuss a strategy of stalling the feds, and delivers a bag of cash, Tony's rainy day fund for his wife and kids should he be arrested. Tony's also upset when his son, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler), prefers to hang out with his friends at the mall rather than spend time with his dad, but Tony then promptly forgets his son's swim meet. After a meeting with Tony, Soprano family muscle Richie Aprile (David Proval) complains to Tony's Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) about the shoddy treatment they're both getting. Junior warns Richie about the treacherous Janice (Aida Turturro), who's letting Richie hold a gun to her head during sex. As payment for the massive gambling debt of his old pal, Davey Scatino (Robert Patrick), Tony and his crew take over Davey's outdoor store, running up the limit on all of Davey's lines of credit, intending to sell the merchandise on the street and bankrupt the business. A depressed Davey sleeps in a tent in his store, never returning home and contemplating suicide. Meanwhile, Pussy (Vincent Pastore) gives the FBI a list of investors in the Webistics scam and Tony's wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), has a crush on virile, widowed wallpaper hanger Vic Musto (Joe Penny), Davey's brother-in-law. Their flirtation threatens to become something more, but then Vic meets Davey for lunch and learns that Carmela's husband is a mob kingpin who has ruined Davey's family. Vic offers to pay for the college tuition of his nephew and breaks off his friendship with Carmela, sending an assistant to finish the wallpaper job. Tony learns that the witness against him learned of his identity and is now refusing to testify. The mob boss is so elated, he walks out of a therapy session with Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). His daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), learns that she's been accepted at some top colleges, giving the family cause for celebration. "Bust-Out," which was called "Deus Ex Machina" until a last-minute title change, originally aired March 19, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: From Where to Eternity Series co-star Michael Imperioli, who also wrote the feature film Summer of Sam (1999), penned the script for this episode of the popular pay-television drama. Shot several times in the previous episode, Soprano family lieutenant Christopher Moltisanti (Imperioli) clings to life in a hospital and has an out-of-body experience that brings him into contact with his ghosts of his late father and a slain former associate, Mikey Palmice, in the afterlife. Shaken up by Christopher's account of his supernatural journey, Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) visits a psychic, a priest, and even Palmice's widow, convinced he'll go to Hell when he dies. Mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) receives a tip regarding the whereabouts of Matt Bevilaqua (Lillo Brancato Jr.), one of the gunmen who shot Christopher, and pays Matt a lethal visit with Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore), who's forced to commit murder despite being a federal informant. Hearing about the illegitimate child borne by another mobster's mistress, Carmela (Edie Falco) urges her husband Tony to get a vasectomy, as she's aware of his affair with a Russian girl, Irina (Oksana Babiy). Tony insists the affair is over, but Carmela is highly skeptical. Janice (Aida Turturro) continues to pressure her boyfriend, Richie Aprile (David Proval), to move against her brother Tony. Tony blows up at his son, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler), and then tries to rectify the situation by spending time with him. Tony also attempts to be a good husband; he tells Carmela he'll get a vasectomy, but she tells Tony she's changed her mind and may want another child. Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) confesses during a visit with her psychiatrist Dr. Kupferberg (Peter Bogdanovich) that she has made an unholy alliance with her notorious client and that she's becoming increasingly dependent upon alcohol and pills. "From Where to Eternity" first aired on March 12, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: D-Girl Movie stars Jon Favreau, Sandra Bernhard, and Janeane Garofalo make cameo appearances as themselves in this episode of the hit HBO series that finds a Mafia wiseguy flirting with Hollywood. Mob lieutenant Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), who abandoned the screenplay he was secretly writing, finds himself bitten by the show business bug once again when he meets the beautiful Amy (Alicia Witt), a development executive working on a new film with actor Jon Favreau. Christopher and Favreau meet, and the actor appropriates some of Christopher's real-life crime anecdotes for a script. Despite the fact that Amy is his cousin's girlfriend, Christopher sleeps with her. In the Soprano household, Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) is causing his parents grief with his new apathy. After flunking most of his classes, he gets into a car accident and explains to his parents, Tony (James Gandolfini) and Carmela (Edie Falco), that he's discovered Existentialsim, and that life is absurd and meaningless. A visit with his grandmother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), is no help, as her world view is even darker and more depressing. At his confirmation party, Anthony is caught smoking pot, so his sponsor Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore), explains to Anthony that his father is a "stand-up guy," despite the fact that Big P is betraying Tony and is reluctantly wearing a wire so the Feds can record his conversations. Pussy ends up weeping in the bathroom while his FBI contact Skip (Louis Lombardi) listens in. Informed by a jealous Adriana (Drea de Matteo) that her boyfriend Christopher is dreaming of Hollywood again, Tony delivers an ultimatum to his lieutenant at the party, forcing him to choose between the movies the mob. "D-Girl" originally aired February 27, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Toodle-Fucking-oo A lethal new character joins the Soprano family in this episode of the original cable series, directed by Lee Tamhori. Mob boss Anthony Soprano (James Gandolfini) receives a call from the police, but it's not his illegal activities they're concerned with; his daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) has thrown a party at the unoccupied house of Tony's mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), and one of her teenage friends has overdosed on drugs. Tony and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), feel powerless to control their daughter, and give her only a token punishment, but Carmela is infuriated when Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), attempts to intervene with some unwanted child-rearing advice. Richie Aprile (David Proval), the hair-trigger-tempered brother of deceased boss Jackie Aprile, is released from prison after ten years, embittered over his loss of power. He pushes for the position and money he feels rightfully belong to him, but Tony urges Richie to be patient. Although he's indebted to Richie, pizza shop owner Beansie (Paul Herman) refuses to knuckle under and pay tribute, so Richie viciously runs over him in a parking lot, then backs up over Beansie again, crippling his one-time friend. Richie struggles with his inner demons at yoga class, where he runs into Janice, a former flame. Richie seeks to stoke the fires of romance with Janice again by visiting her and her mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), at the hospital. Tony's cold to Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) when they bump into each other at a restaurant, and Melfi is haunted by her cheery "Toodle-oo" to the powerful mob boss. "Toodle-Fucking-oo" originally aired January 30, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Commendatori This episode of the original cable TV series was shot on-location in Italy. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) travels with his top lieutenants, Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) and Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), to Naples, where he intends to negotiate a lucrative new deal for the car-jacking operation he's taken over from his Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese). While Paulie attempts to ingratiate himself with the locals with little success, Christopher holes up in his hotel room with Tanno (Giuseppe Zeno), a new acquaintance, on a drug-addled bender that lasts the entire trip. Tony discovers that his distant relative Don Zi Vittorio (Vittorio Duse) has become senile, and that Zi's voluptuous, intelligent daughter, Annalisa (Sofia Milos), is the true boss. Tony is powerfully attracted to Annalisa, who reminds him of Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), but he has a difficult time negotiating business with a woman. They agree on a price for the stolen cars and Tony recruits one of Annalisa's most valuable men, Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio), to be his new enforcer. Back at home in the U.S., Angie Bompensiero (Toni Kalem) confesses to Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco) that she's unhappy in her marriage to Pussy (Vincent Pastore) and wants out, but Carmela, already questioning her marriage to Tony, urges Angie to stick with her husband. Spotted by an old acquaintance while meeting with his FBI contact, Pussy is later forced to murder his friend with a hammer. "Commendatori" aired Feburary 6, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Big Girls Don't Cry In this episode of the popular cable TV series, mob chief Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) returns to therapy, a new lieutenant makes a powerful impression, and a legendary director tries his hand at acting in a multi-episode story arc. Tony reorganizes his crew, promoting Silvio Dante (Steve Van Zandt) and Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) to share an underboss role, while leaving Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) at the same level as Christopher (Michael Imperioli) and Furio (Federico Castelluccio). This infuriates Pussy, who becomes less reluctant to share information with the FBI, while Furio, now working for Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) as a mozzarella maker, is ordered to lean on the owner of a whorehouse, whose delinquent payments are Christopher's responsibility. Christopher, however, is wrapped up in an acting class given to him as a gift by his girlfriend, Adriana (Drea de Matteo). Tony, while he should be happy that he's not under indictment and business is booming, is having fits and tantrums. It's partly the stress of discovering that the renewed romance between his sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), and Richie Aprile (David Proval) is becoming serious, so Tony tries to talk with his counsel, Hesh Rabkin (Jerry Adler), who's of little help. Hesh does reveal, however, that Tony's father also suffered from blackouts. Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) has been seeing a therapist of her own, Dr. Elliott Kupferberg (Peter Bogdanovich), to whom she reveals her guilt over refusing to treat Tony. Although Kupferberg advises against it, Melfi calls Tony to offer her services, which Tony at first gruffly refuses. Tony relents and appears for his appointment, re-starting his sessions in an effort to gain "total control." "Big Girls Don't Cry" first aired February 13, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Happy Wanderer Frank Sinatra Jr. provides an amusing cameo as himself in this episode of the hit television series. Mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) tells his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), of his anger at all the "happy wanderers" in the world, those without the cares and concerns he suffers. One responsibility that Tony's looking forward to, however, is control of the "executive game," a poker game for high rollers that he's now inherited from Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese). At a funeral, Tony is forced to deal with the presence of his estranged mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), who's escorted by Janice (Aida Turturro) and her lover, Richie Aprile (David Proval). Janice is pressuring Richie to stand up to her brother and claim what's rightfully his -- namely, control of the mob family. Against his better judgement, Tony allows his old friend and local sporting goods store owner Davey Scatino (Robert Patrick) into the executive game, despite the fact that Davey's gambling problems have been causing trouble with Richie to the tune of eight grand. Davey loses another 45,000 dollars and tries to convince Soprano friend and restaurant owner Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) to loan him the cash to pay Tony and Richie, but Artie can't help. Junior reveals a family secret to Tony about a feeble-minded uncle he never knew he had, and Tony's daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), encounters a problem with her classmate Eric when his sport utility vehicle ends up in Soprano hands. "The Happy Wanderer" first aired on February 20, 2000. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood The third season of the popular HBO crime series opens with the FBI trying to devise a method of bugging the home of New Jersey mob boss Anthony Soprano (James Gandolfini). In the meantime, Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) adjusts to life as a freshman at Columbia University, his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) takes tennis lessons, and his son Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) is more concerned about his skateboard and cigarettes than schoolwork. Tony is also worried about Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi), twin brother of the slain Philly, who was murdered on Tony's orders. His erratic behavior and heavy drinking seem an indication that Patsy knows who's responsible for his brother's death, causing Tony and his lieutenants to keep a close watch on the embittered soldier. "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood" was written by series creator David Chase. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Employee of the Month A violent sexual assault followed by justice aborted due to a legal technicality leaves Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) flirting with the idea of using her mob connection to get revenge in this powerful episode of the cable crime drama. When she's raped in the stairwell of her office building, Dr. Melfi expects the attacker to be prosecuted, but an improper police procedure results in the rapist getting off. After she recognizes her rapist at a fast food restaurant where he works, she considers telling her mob boss client Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) about the incident, knowing he'll exact retribution, but the therapist remains silent. In the meantime, Tony deals with his uppity subordinate, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano), by promoting one of Ralph's garbage business associates in his stead, and Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), has a violent run-in with Russian gangsters over a stolen prosthetic leg. Some good news comes Tony's way when he learns of a new 25-million-dollar waterfront project coming into his territory, but the appearance of new neighbor Johnny Sack (Vincent Curatola), a powerful New York crime boss, is a cause for concern. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: University The violence toward women characteristic of this hit cable drama's third season continues with shocking brutality in this heartbreaking episode. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) resists the efforts of one of his needy young go-go dancers, Tracee (Ariel Kiley), to become "friends." He's got enough problems at home with his own daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), who has been giving him the silent treatment over her father's prejudice toward her mixed-race boyfriend. When the boyfriend casually dumps Meadow, however, she's furious, hurling invective at her family and slamming doors. Meanwhile, Tracee has become pregnant with the child of Tony's garbage business underling, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano), who reacts with a typically uncaring attitude. When Tracee insults Ralph in front of his friends and business partners, he meets her outside Tony's strip club and brutally beats her to death. Tony reacts violently, attacking Ralph and violating the code of la cosa nostra. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: He Is Risen Accomplished character actress Annabella Sciorra joins the cast of this popular crime series. As Thanksgiving approaches, New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) deals with the fallout of his beating his garbage business subordinate Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano). A violation of the Mafia code, Tony's now obliged to either kill Ralph or apologize, but finds himself loathe to do either -- and instead embarks on a torrid affair with a beautiful but troubled Mercedes Benz dealership sales rep, Gloria Trillo (Sciorra). In the meantime, Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) has begun dating shiftless Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone), the wannabe gangster son of Tony's one-time boss. While Jackie Jr.'s mother (Sharon Angela) is thrilled at the union, Tony and his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) are less enthused about the young man's questionable prospects. The holidays bring resolution to at least one of Tony's problems: when a Soprano family crew boss dies unexpectedly, Tony's able to heal the rift with Ralph by promoting him to captain, a position of authority Cifaretto has long craved. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Pine Barrens Elements of the darkly humorous Fargo (1996) are recalled in this Emmy-nominated episode directed by one of that classic film's stars, Steve Buscemi. A simple collection from a Russian goes awry when he and Soprano family mobster Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) exchange words, then blows. Determining that the desolate Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey are the perfect dumping grounds for the Russian's body, Paulie drags soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) with him, promising a night in Atlantic City once the corpse has been disposed of. Things don't unfold as planned, however; their victim isn't dead and turns out to be a former Army commando who assaults them, then escapes. Disoriented, Paulie and Christopher can't find their way back to the car and end up spending a frozen night in the woods. Meantime, the Mafia organization's boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) learns that his new lover Gloria Trillo (Annabella Sciorra) has an unstable, violent streak, and his daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) sees another side of her boyfriend Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone). ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Army of One The third season of the hit HBO crime series comes to a close in this memorable episode. After he brokers a peace agreement between two of his captains, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) and Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico), New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) must handle a domestic crisis. It seems his son Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) has been expelled from his high school for cheating on a math test. Enraged, Tony tells his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) that their only option is military school, but she fights her husband on the decision. In hiding after a botched robbery attempt on some made men, Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone) is gunned down on the orders of Ralph, and the young man's funeral leaves his ex-girlfriend Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) distraught. After seeing Jackie in his coffin, Carmela reconsiders Anthony Jr.'s fate, but then the boy blacks out while trying on his new school uniform, suffering from the same anxiety-produced seizures as his father, rendering him unfit for duty. At a wake for Jackie, a frustrated Paulie forges a new alliance with rival mob boss Johnny Sack (Vincent Curatola) and a drunken Meadow makes a spectacle of herself while her Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) is singing. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Amour Fou The climactic ends of two unadvisable relationships have grim consequences in this gripping episode of the hit cable crime series. A heated argument with his mentally unhinged, illicit lover Gloria Trillo (Annabella Sciorra) leads to a near-homicide for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). Although he nearly chokes the woman upon realizing that she's a carbon copy of his other, Tony backs off and sends his enforcer Patsy Parisi (Dan Grimaldi) to deliver a message to Gloria: the romance is over, and so is her life if she reveals their secret affair. Meanwhile, Tony's wife Carmela (Edie Falco) makes her first tentative moves toward independence, taking off the jewelry her husband bought her with ill-gotten gains and studying for a real estate license exam. Also, the budding romance between Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) and wiseguy wannabe Jackie April Jr. (Jason Cerbone) has ended, leading Jackie to pull a dangerous stunt: the rip-off of a high-stakes Mafia card game. Gunfire is exchanged and although Jackie barely escapes with his life, his future is in serious doubt when Tony hands over final authority in the matter to his bloodthirsty captain, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano), who's unlikely to be influenced by his relationship with Jackie's mother. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: To Save Us All From Satan's Power A Mafia chieftain becomes uncharacteristically reflective as Christmas approaches in this episode of the cable TV drama. New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is experiencing a sense of loss over the death of his friend Pussy Bompensiero, who traditionally played Santa Claus at Tony's annual charity bash. Tony's feelings of woe are compounded by his discovery of his daughter's boyfriend, wiseguy wannabe Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone), receiving a lap dance from a stripper at a go-go club; Tony gives the college dropout a solid beating. In the meantime, a Russian money launderer friend of Tony's gives him a little holiday gift: the identity of the ruffian who viciously assaulted his sister Janice (Aida Turturro). Tony and his lieutenant Furio give the man a beating as a holiday gift to Janice, and on Christmas morning, a chastened Jackie shows up with a gift for Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) and an attitude adjustment for her father. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Second Opinion Dealing with health care professionals of various stripes proves to be an arduous task for two members of a crime family in this episode of the hit cable TV series. When his Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) undergoes a not-entirely successful cancer treatment at the hands of less-than-compassionate Dr. John Kennedy (Sam McMurray), New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is furious. So he schedules a threatening heart-to-heart with the surgeon on the golf course that leaves Junior in the doctor's suddenly far more caring hands. In the meantime, Tony's wife Carmela (Edie Falco) is referred to a blunt psychotherapist (Mike Nichols), who tells her that she's complicit in her husband's crimes and will never be happy unless she leaves him. In the meantime, Tony's lieutenants Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) and Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) continue to clash over their new business arrangements, and Tony deals with the financial concerns of the widowed Angie Bompensiero (Toni Kalem) by smashing the window of her new Cadillac. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Another Toothpick New Jersey mob kingpin Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is finally joined by his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), for a contentious session with his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), in this episode of the hit HBO drama series. When his frustrations lead to a traffic ticket from officious trooper Wilmore (Charles S. Dutton) on the way home, an angry Tony tells his corrupt state assemblyman, Zellman (Peter Riegert), to "fix it." Compounding Tony's frustrations and concerns is the fact that his Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) has cancer, a family associate has been put in a coma by an unprovoked attack, and a dying former gangster (Burt Young) has been assigned a retaliatory hit. Then there's Tony's daughter, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), still not speaking to her father because of his racist attitudes, and his restaurant-owner friend Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) has a crush on his nephew's girlfriend, Adriana (Drea de Matteo). When Tony goes to Fountains of Wayne to pick up a backyard ornament, he discovers that Officer Wilmore has been reduced to a part-time job because his run-in with Tony has had political repercussions. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Fortunate Son New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) makes a breakthrough in his therapy with Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) in this episode of the hit drama series. Remembering that his first "spell" occurred when he was 11 years old, Tony suddenly realizes that all of his blackouts have occurred when he was preparing meat. This revelation forces him to confront a painful memory about his father and recently deceased mother. Meanwhile, Tony's nephew, Christopher (Michael Imperioli), bungles his new responsibilities of a "made man" and is forced to hold up a Rutgers University box office to pay his weekly payment to Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico). A feud between Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), and their late mother's housekeeper, Svetlana, heats up, resulting in a stolen artificial leg, while Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) gives her dad Tony the silent treatment, and Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) excels on the football field. When he's promoted for his gridiron performance, however, A.J. blacks out under the pressure, just like his dad. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Proshai, Livushka Some computer-generated imagery summons the ghost of a departed cast member for one final appearance in this turning point episode of the hit crime drama. After learning that his daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) is dating a half Jewish, half African-American student at Columbia, New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) has a stress-related anxiety attack and blackout. His problems are compounded when, after a contentious visit with his mother Livia (Nancy Marchand), he receives word that the manipulative matriarch has died of a stroke. Tony's flower-child sister, Janice (Aida Tuturro), insists on a memorial service but gets more than she bargained for when assembled family members share their true feelings about the less-than-dearly departed. At a session with his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), Tony about sums it up by confiding that he's glad his mother is gone. A key witness against him in a case involving stolen airline tickets, Livia is now silenced forever, and her emotional passive-aggression is no longer a part of his life. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Eloise While Carmela and Furio deal with unspoken feelings, a disagreement leads to problems between the two families. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: No-Show An off-color joke made by Ralph has the potential to create problems. Meanwhile, Christopher's ascension within the ranks leads to bitterness. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Whitecaps In the fourth season finale, Tony and Carmela's relationship begins to crumble under the weight of their marital problems, and Junior's trial concludes. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Whoever Did This The rift between Tony and Ralph reaches a crescendo. Meanwhile, Junior hopes to avoid trial. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Calling All Cars Tensions mount between the New Jersey and New York families over a housing scam. Meanwhile, Tony has another vivid dream and Bobby is bereft with grief. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Strong, Silent Type After Christopher's substance abuse gets out of hand, Tony organizes an intervention. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Christopher While Junior's trial begins, Silvio and Artie attempt to thwart a protest of the annual Columbus Day parade. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Everybody Hurts Tony learns of a former comare's death, and Artie Bucco enters into a dubious business arrangement. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Weight Animosity grows between Johnny Sack and Ralphi, while attraction blooms between Carmela and Furio. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Watching Too Much Television Following Paulie's release from prison, Tony and Ralph discuss a housing scam with Zellman. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: For All Debts Public and Private The fourth season premiere finds Junior struggling to pay his legal costs and Adriana befriending an undercover FBI agent. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Pie-O-My Echoing his past admiration of animals, Tony becomes enamored with a race horse. Meanwhile, a grieving Bobby finds solace with Janice. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions While Paulie's mother has trouble adjusting to her new retirement home, a woman comes between Tony and Ralph. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Where's Johnny Stricken with dementia, Uncle Junior wanders out on his own. Meanwhile, Feech La Manna becomes a potential liability. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: All Happy Families While Carmela loses control of AJ, Tony looks for a way to deal with the aging Feech La Manna. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Irregular Around the Margins An auto accident involving Tony and Adriana leads to rampant suspicion that the two are having an affair. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Sentimental Education While Carmela re-enters the dating scene, the recently paroled Tony Blundetto tries his hand at a civilian job. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Marco Polo The recently paroled Tony Blundetto is offered some work by the New York family, while the Soprano household plays host to a big party in honor of Carmela's father's 75th birthday. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Test Dream After an old friend is murdered by members of the New York family, Tony Blundetto makes a careless and unauthorized move. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Unidentified Black Males Tony Soprano learns of a misdeed committed by Tony Blundetto and attempts to cover for his cousin. Meanwhile, Finn gets a construction job and learns a shocking secret about Vito. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Rat Pack After a long prison sentence, Tony's cousin Tony Blundetto is paroled and finds the world a changed place. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Two Tonys In the fifth season opener, AJ and Carmela are shocked to encounter a ferocious bear in the backyard. Meanwhile, Tony attempts to court Dr. Melfi. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: All Due Respect In the fifth season finale, Tony finds the situation with his cousin Tony Blundetto beginning to affect his own people and realizes he must make a decision. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Long Term Parking With pressure from the FBI increasing on her, Adriana comes clean with Christopher about her role as an informant. Meanwhile, Tony attempts to protect his cousin. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Cold Cuts Christopher and Tony Blundetto visit a rural farm to move some corpses, while back in New Jersey, Janice's temper gets the best of her. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: In Camelot While Tony meets his father's old comare who reveals some surprising things about the elder Soprano, Junior grapples with his own mortality. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Join the Club Following his shooting at the hands of Uncle Junior, Tony finds himself in a comatose dream state. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh Tony befriends an aging scientist and a celebrity rapper while recuperating in the hospital. Meanwhile, a dying aunt drops a bombshell on Paulie. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Live Free or Die After Vito's secret life as a homosexual becomes public knowledge, he takes off to hide out in New Hampshire. Back in Jersey, Tony grapples with how to handle the situation. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Johnny Cakes While Vito finds something unexpected in New Hampshire, Tony meets an attractive realtor and AJ makes a rash decision about Uncle Junior. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Cold Stones Vito finally returns to face the family about his homosexuality. Meanwhile, Carmela vacations abroad and has a disturbin
  • How to Be - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Officially an adult but locked into a perpetual phase of arrested development, an aimless twentysomething attempts to make sense of his go-nowhere life after being dumped by his girlfriend and forced to move back home with his parents. Art may still be far from mid-life, but no one can deny that he's having a crisis. When his attempts at establishing himself as a sensitive singer/songwriter fail, Art dips into his inheritance money in order to experiment with a variety of new-age therapies and hire an eccentric self-help guru. Gradually, Art begins to make sense of the dysfunctional relationship he shares with his frustrated parents, and understand the unique role he plays in his small but close-knit social circle. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
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