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The Bachelorette recap: Canadian Fakin'
Ali was demonstrably seething, and she stormed over to the guys' suite for an immediate showdown. They all gathered remarkably easily — no one was out getting tattoos or hobbling up hills to see Ali at the moment, a miracle in this shenanigan-filled season — so she could lay into Justin. ''It's been quite the road in getting here so far,'' she began. ''You know, Justin, I think it's been especially difficult for you because you probably really miss your girlfriend in Canada.'' —Jennifer Armstrong
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Doctor Who recap: van Gogh-ing, going, gone
Thankfully, there was a little patented Who humor to cut some of the somberness: Vincent saw his exhibition and exclaimed, ''I still can't believe one of the haystacks was in the museum. How embarrassing!'' —Michael Slezak
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The Next Food Network Star recap: 'Not about delivering pain, but rather, joy'
It seemed like every culinary and verbal decision was a misfire for Das. I winced when he avoided any kind of personal storytelling in presenting his dish to the panel, instead opting for a statement that was at once bland and bizarrely overconfident: ''I love mac & cheese and steak, so I couldn't go wrong.'' Um, actually, dude... —MS
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Entourage season premiere review: Enjoyable desperate?
There's about as much point in criticizing Entourage for blithe sexism as there is in accusing a Jason Statham movie of being nonchalantly violent — it's what they do; you don't watch if you don't like. —Ken Tucker
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Huge premiere review: Is this a big improvement in overweight TV?
Early on at Camp Victory, everyone had to strip down to bathing suits; it was the show's audacious idea to get viewers accustomed to something rare in scripted TV: a screen full of actors with rolls of fat who aren?t there to be frowned upon as freaks. —KT
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True Blood recap: 'It Hurts Me Too' and the arrival of Alcide
In the end, however, the hour came back to Lorena, the source of so much of Bill's ongoing agony. Saying he'll never love her, he bites her, they have vicious sex, and in a final twist, he twists her head 180 degrees while continuing to copulate, a neat, gruesome trick. —KT
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey recap: The Big D
Meanwhile, despite being refreshed after breast augmentation No. 4, Danielle was even more tightly wound and much more easily provoked. —Emily Exton
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Hell's Kitchen recap: Failure is the only option
Ramsay unilaterally decided that the Blue Team's Salvatore needed to pack up his accent and go back to whatever fake version of Italy had spawned him, proving once again that competing on Hell's Kitchen with Ramsay in charge is a lot like playing Monopoly with a toddler: You can try to play by the rules, but in the end he's just going to do whatever the heck he wants to do and probably scream a lot. —Keith Staskiewicz
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Deadliest Catch recap: News of Phil's stroke reaches the fleet
Josh Harris, Phil's older son, had to decide between following younger brother Jake to Anchorage to be with their father and staying with the Cornelia Marie, his father?s legacy, to make sure it kept running the way Phil wanted it to run. You could tell that Samoan deckhand Freddie Maughtai was holding back something (other than tears) when he told Josh to go to Phil. ''Season every year? Crab every year? Dad, no,'' he said, before finally admitting that he'd lost his father while he was fishing Opi with Phil. Arriving to find a dead body was the hardest thing he ever had to do, and he didn?t want Josh to live with that regret for the rest of his life. ''I love you, Josh,'' Freddie said, as he left him alone in Phil's chair to think. —Mandi Bierly
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The Real World: New Orleans premiere recap: The bleach definitely went to his brain
Ryan asked about everyone's experience with drugs (Awkward first day question No. 1). Knight revealed his addiction, but Ryan interrupted any sort of breakthrough he might have been having by sharing his own saga of ''popping Xanax'' to deal with a painful breakup. And thus began Ryan's emotional vomit. As Preston put it, this guy is ul-eye roll-tra sensitive. —EE
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Top Chef recap: Life's not always a picnic
But there were two shining moments during the cooking process. The first was Arnold proclaiming that he's not a grill guy because ''it'll clog [his] pores way too fast.'' The second was Tracey telling her meat to ''put your back into it.'' Oh, also, she's a psychic. Keep bringing the crazy. I really think that if you mixed the cuckoo quality of last season's Robin with Ramona from The Real Housewives of New York's crazy eyes and Bret Michaels' penchant for bandanas, you'd have Tracey. That, my friends, is the perfect person you'd want at your last supper. —Archana Ram
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So You Think You Can Dance recap: Just breathe, everybody!
We were told that Ashley's contemporary routine, choreographed by newcomer Dee Caspary, was about a literally broken woman, that Ade would be serving as her backbone, and that the two would be dancing as one. Yeah, I didn't really get that in the actual routine — there were several moments when Ashley was dancing on her own in what I can only describe as backbone-y movement. But that hardly made much difference, really, since her dancing was also, as Nigel rightly pointed out, a fluid mix of engrossing maturity and total abandon. I don't think it was anywhere near one of the best female contemporary performances ever on SYTYCD, as Adam typically overpraised, but it was definitely the strongest partner routine I've seen from any of the women this season. Granted, that's a little like saying Eclipse is the best of the Twilight movies, but at least it's something. (Oh, just wait, I haven't even begun to provoke message-board rage.) —Adam B. Vary