Person of Interest Video: Root Sheds Her Latest Persona… and Then Some

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Tonight on Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9), Finch asks the question many of us have wondered ever since Samaritan went online: How is Root able to flit around from persona to persona, while the rest of Team Machine is locked into one identity apiece?

In this above sneak peek, Root (played by Amy Acker) explains her “fluid” state as she sheds her UN translator’s red locks… and more… while Finch (Michael Emerson) does his best to avert his male gaze.

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Elsewhere in the episode, Jason Ritter (Parenthood) guest-stars as the POI, a gifted political pollster whose typically ironclad predictions have suddenly started going very wrong.

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The Originals Sneak Peek: Klaus and Elijah Clash Over Hybrid Hayley

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Now that Hayley’s hybrid instincts are kicking in on The Originalsjust ask Francesca(‘s ghost) about that — it’s time for Klaus and Elijah to figure out the best course of action. Spoiler alert: They don’t exactly see eye to eye.

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In TVLine’s exclusive first look at Monday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), the Mikaelson brothers’ casual chat about the state of Ms. Marshall’s inner beast takes an ugly turn.

“She is embracing this,” Klaus assures Elijah. “A little less criticism from you and Hayley will be just fine.”

Elijah’s response? “Niklaus, the mother of your child deserves much better than ‘just fine!'”

All right, it’s time to pick a side: Do you agree with Klaus’ laid-back approach, or should Elijah intervene? Hit PLAY on the preview clip above, then drop a comment below with your thoughts.

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TV Review: ‘Jane the Virgin’

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Despite a few problematic aspects with the premise, “Jane the Virgin” contains a secret ingredient that is in short supply, perhaps especially on many of the CW’s recent soaps: Charm. Much of that comes from Gina Rodriguez in a star-making turn as the title character, who through a series of unexpected mix-ups — one a real doozy — finds her life beginning to resemble the telenovelas she watches with her doting grandmother, who has cajoled her to remain chaste. There’s a lot going on in the pilot, almost all of it fun and frothy, bringing genuine effervescence to CW’s soap bubbles.

Rodriguez’s Jane has been raised by her mom (Andrea Navedo), who was very young when she bore her out of wedlock, and the aforementioned grandma (Ivonne Coll). It’s a story told in a cheeky voiceover (“Jane’s life was now the stuff of telenovelas”), as adapted from a Venezuelan series.


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Person of Interest Sneak Peek: Will Finch Do The Machine a ‘Favor’?

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How does one say “no” to The Machine? (Does one?)

Person of Interest‘s Harold Finch (played by Michael Emerson) is met with that quandary in this Tuesday’s episode (CBS, 10/9c), when Root (Amy Acker) pays a visit to the new “Batcave” (spartan as it is) to ask a favor on behalf of Her.

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What exactly does The Machine need of her onetime master? Though Root is able to reveal very little in the above sneak peek, I can tease that it involves, among other things, a weapon of significant size. (But to what end?)

Elsewhere in the episode, Fusco goes undercover as a poor schlub in need of a professional “wingman” AKA the latest POI.

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‘The Originals’ post-mortem: Phoebe Tonkin, producer talk twists

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And there you have it. In the first hour of The Originals‘ second season, not only did fans watch as Francesca and the Guerrera wolves met their maker, but we also caught up with every member of the Original family. Every. member. Talk about a welcome back to the world of New Orleans.

We chatted with Phoebe Tonkin and executive producer Michael Narducci all about the premiere and what comes next:

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The Originals Season 2: Phoebe Tonkin on Hope’s Return, Hayley’s New Ally

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When The Originals returns for its second season Monday (The CW, 8/7c), new hybrid Hayley has one goal in mind: “Right now, she just wants her baby back,” star Phoebe Tonkin tells TVLine.

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‘Homeland’ showrunner explains that shocking premiere scene

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[ew_image url="" credit="" align="none"] Homeland hit the reset button Sunday night with a gripping season 4 premiere that was squarely focused on Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in her new role as CIA’s station chief in Kabul. Though Brody is gone, the memory of Carrie’s departed lover haunted the action as she struggled to cope with a drone bombing that went terribly wrong and deal with her rather severe detachment to her baby, now being raised by her sister back in the States. Below, showruner Alex Gansa takes our burning questions about the premiere, including that shocking bathtub scene.

EW: Carrie was riveting yet scary in these first two hours. Aside from one scene we’ll get to in a moment, she seems very stable and capable, yet also cold and selfish and sort of a terrible person. Is it because she’s emotionally shut down after Brody?

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