Weekend TV: 'Grey's Anatomy' plane crash changes everything
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, October 04, 2012
10/04/12 at 4:43 AM
Be prepared for lots of changes in this weekend's TV shows. "Grey's Anatomy," "Blue Bloods" and "Upstairs Downstairs" are all about moving forward, "Person of Interest" gets closer to resolving its mystery, and there are far-reaching consequences on "Boardwalk Empire."
The plane crash changed everything on "Grey's Anatomy."
Thursday's episode flashes back to the site of the crash and lets viewers watch as each doctor tries to cope with the heartache and injuries it caused.
Back at Seattle Grace Hospital, everyone is still struggling to find some normalcy in the middle of the chaos. The series airs at 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC, channel 8.
The Machine delivers the number of a cold case that leads Reese (Jim Caviezel) ever closer to catching up with Finch (Michael Emerson) and his kidnapper, Root (Amy Acker), on "Person of Interest," airing at 8:01 p.m. Thursday on CBS, channel 6.
Emmy Award-winner Margo Martindale ("Justified") guest stars as a woman from Root's past.
Things get Grimm
Angelina comes back to town with bad tidings as Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) learns his continued cooperation with the Grimm may come at a high cost.
Nick (David Giuntoli) asks Hank (Russell Hornsby) for help to keep Monroe safe, and Hank uses this time to get caught up with his knowledge of the "Wesen world." Also, an old European acquaintance pays Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) a visit.
FYI: Claire Coffee has been promoted to series regular. She plays Adalind, a Hexenbiest and Nick's enemy.
Secrets and lies
Danny and Jackie look further into a case after an injured woman recants her claim of domestic violence on "Blue Bloods," airing at 9 p.m. Friday on CBS, channel 6.
Turns out she is involved in a secret relationship with a high-powered councilman who just happens to be a friend of Frank's. Richard Burgi ("Desperate Housewives") guest stars as Councilman Mancini.
On the 'Boardwalk'
Nucky (Steve Buscemi) and Owen (Charlie Cox) track down a liquor thief and then have to spend a long night hiding out from the feds with the thief on "Boardwalk Empire," airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, cable 300.
Mickey makes a decision that has far-reaching consequences when he overrules Eli on a routing call. Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) meets a familiar face while promoting Dr. Mason's classes at the new women's clinic at St. Theresa's.
Back in New York, Lucky (Vincent Piazza) haggles over heroin splits, while in Chicago, Capone's (Stephen Graham) feud with O'Banion (Arron Shiver) heats up when one of his collectors gets roughed up.
War and peace
Europe is on the brink of war in season 2 of "Upstairs Downstairs," premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS, channel 11.
Life goes on at 165 Eaton Place with Pritchard taking the rap for Johnnie in a shocking incident, which leads to a revelation that has the staff regarding the butler with disdain. On a diplomatic mission to Germany, Hallam meets Lady Holland's dangerously defiant sister Persie, who has taken a Nazi lover.
The returning cast includes Keeley Hawes as Lady Agnes Holland; Ed Stoppard as her diplomat husband, Sir Hallam; and Claire Foy as Persie.
Jean Marsh, who starred and co-created the original "Upstairs Downstairs" and its sequel, appears in the new season in a cameo role. Alex Kingston guest stars as Hallam's free-thinking aunt.
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Eli (Shea Whigham) is overruled on a routing call that will have far-reaching consequences on "Boardwalk Empire," airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, cable 300. MACALL B. POLAY / HBO
Helping Nick the Grimm may have serious consequences for Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) in Friday's new episode of "Grimm," airing at 8 p.m. Friday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9. SCOTT GREEN / NBC
Laura Haddock joins the cast as Beryl Ballard in the season 2 premiere of "Upstairs Downstairs," debuting at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS, channel 11. NICK WALL / 2012 for MASTERPIECE