I'm starting to think it's a little much that not one, but two Thursday TV shows have key characters going through complications from brain tumors.
"Bones" (Fox, 8 p.m.) has Booth (David Boreanaz) experience it right now. I haven't watched the show in a year, so I can't give you any context to it except that it seemingly has him talking with Stewie Griffin of "Family Guy" and finally sleeping with Bones (Emily Deschanel). It's always a danger when a show finally brings two characters together after years of sexual tension -- "Moonlighting" being the most obvious example -- so we'll have to see how it plays out.
Meanwhile, Izzy (Katherine Heigl) faces surgery for her season-long brain tumor on "Grey's Anatomy's" two-hour season finale (ABC, 9 p.m.) There's been a lot of speculation that she won't make it, because Heigl has made noise about leaving the series and hasn't always had the best relationship with producers. It's the same deal for George (T.R. Knight), also rumored to be on the outs, who makes a major announcement tonight.
Stephanie Hartley, our resident "Grey's" expert, puts the odds at 100 percent that Izzy dies and George leaves, so I tend to take her word about these things.
But seriously, TV world, enough with the brain tumors already.
"LOST" RECAP: Skip to the end if you haven't seen last night's.
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So, I was so engrossed in the episode that when the bomb started to blow up and everything went white and the final title card came on, I actually shouted "No!" because I had lost all track of time.
I wished they hadn't killed of Jacob so quickly -- though, of course, death means very little on "Lost." The whole twist with Locke was mindblowing, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around the new set of passengers led by Zuleika Robinson, the latest group to call themselves "the good guys."
There had been speculation that Elizabeth Mitchell was leaving to do the new "V" series that might be picked up for next season, but I was still sad and shocked to see Juliet go, and it was great job by Josh Holloway to convey the sense of loss. (Holloway's really taken his game up a notch this season).
I'm waiting for an explanation to the whole opening scene between Jacob and Titus Welliver's character as well as the meaning behind the giant statue of the Egyptian god Sobek (thank you, DC Comics).
Considering "Lost" always returns after Jan. 1, it's going to feel like a really long wait for the final season. But this has to go down as one of TV's best-ever cliffhangers.
THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: "Smallville" and "Supernatural" wrap up their seasons tonight on the CW. Clark squares off with Doomsday in a potential final showdown (though I have to say, the black kryptonite plan he comes up with might allow them to return to some of the continuity of the Superman universe established in the comics.) Apparently, the Legion of Superheroes returns to help Clark out.
"Supernatural" has been, as usual, terrific this season, especially with the introduction of the angels. Tonight marks a throwdown between Sam and Dean with possible all of existence on the line. Next season is reported to be the final one for the series, but fans are still getting their money's worth.
On CBS, "Survivor" winds down before setting up the season finale this Sunday, followed by "CSI," which has guest stars Gerald McRaney and Cynthia Watros in its season finale, and "CSI: NY," all new on a special night.
"Ugly Betty's" (ABC, 8 p.m.) finale precedes "Grey's."
"My Name Is Earl" (NBC, 8 p.m.) has its season finale tonight, which could be the series finale as well since the show's fate is still up in the air. It's followed by the finales of "Parks & Recreation, "The Office" and "30 Rock," which features guest stars like Alan Alda, Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello among others. They are followed by the finale of "Southland" at 10 p.m., a new series that may earn a pickup for next season.