TV THIS WEEK: Grodd attacks on Flash, new Bates Motel, Making History debuts and more

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Feb 27, 2017

We have a few big premieres this week, plus a whole lot of new episodes for everything from The Flash to Bates Motel.

The Arrowverse is all new this week, except for Legends of Tomorrow, which is taking the week off. There are also new episodes of The Magicians and The Expanse, plus Legion and Riverdale. On the finale front, Beyond and Emerald City come to an end to their respective seasons. Oh, and of course a new Walking Dead bashes some skulls on Sunday. Looking at up-starts, both Making History and Time After Time debut later this week.

Here's our full rundown of the week, so set your DVR accordingly.


Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Convergence of the Twain"

Norman's date goes awry; Romero's frustrations boil over; and Chick gives Norman a gift.

Bates Motel 5x02 Promo "The Convergence of the Twain" (HD) This Season On


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Attack on Central City"

Grodd and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, but the Flash and his team try to stop them before they destroy Central City. Meanwhile, Gypsy returns to join the fight; and Jesse Quick decides she wants to stay with Wally on Earth-1.

The Flash | Attack on Central City Trailer | The CW


The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Paradigm Shift"

Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision.

The Expanse 2x06 Promo "Paradigm Shift" (HD) Season 2 Episode 6 Promo


Making History (Fox), 8:30PM - "Pilot"

Series premiere of a comedy series about three friends who find themselves traveling through time.

Having A Blast In The Past | Season 1 | MAKING HISTORY


Time After Time (ABC), Sunday 9PM - "Pilot; I Will Catch You"

A young H.G. Wells travels in the time machine he created to modern day New York City in the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, better known as Jack the Ripper, in the first half of this series premiere. In the second half, he faces the real possibility that Vanessa Anders is his great granddaughter.

Time After Time - Official Trailer

Monday, Feb. 27

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Bound by Blood"

The Downworlders are at odds on how to handle the issue of Clary being a key part of Valentine's plan, but when Iris activates her blood oath, Clary has more to worry about than hiding from Valentine and the Downworlders. Meanwhile, Isabelle and Raphael get closer as Alec tries to figure out what's going on with his sister.

Shadowhunters 2x09 Sneak Peek "Bound by Blood" (HD) Season 2 Episode 9 Sneak Peek


Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Homecoming"

Alex and Kara are thrilled to have their father, Jeremiah Danvers, back after he's rescued from Cadmus. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate, but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return.

Supergirl 2x14 Extended Promo "Homecoming" (HD) Season 2 Episode 14 Extended Promo


Beyond (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Into the Light"

SEASON FINALE: In the first-season finale, Holden is forced into helping Frost reach the Realm. Meanwhile, Diane sees Tom's research and learns why Hollow Sky is after Holden; and Willa and Holden devise a plan to stop Frost.

Beyond 1x10 Promo "Into the Light" (HD) Season Finale


Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Convergence of the Twain"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Humans (AMC), Monday 10PM - "Episode 3"

Athena's secret is revealed; Niska's consciousness assessments begin; and when the Synths are forced to leave their hideout, Mia makes a huge decision.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Don't Burst My Bubble"

The team must save Happy's friend who lives in a sterile bubble after a severe storm leaves her surrounded by debris that could puncture the object and compromise her health.

Scorpion - Don't Burst My Bubble (Sneak Peek 1)

Tuesday, Feb. 28

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Attack on Central City"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Wasteland Warriors"

The All-Star players create dystopian characters inspired by post-apocalyptic vehicles.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 4: 'Miracle at Last Looks' | Syfy

Wednesday, March 1

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Fighting Fire With Fire"

Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor when Vigilante attacks him; Felicity continues down her dark path with Helix; Diggle leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.

Arrow | Fighting Fire with Fire Trailer | The CW


The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "The Tinder Box"

Clarke makes a desperate plea with a former ally in an attempt to avoid a war and ensure the survival of her people.

The 100 | The Tinder Box Trailer | The CW

Gared Tuttle: 

Gared was raised on stories of heroism about the likes of Arthur Dayne and Symeon Star-Eyes. Though the son of a pig farmer, he has always aspired to one day become a warrior himself. With the help of his uncle Duncan, who had risen from lowborn origins to become Castellan of Ironrath, Gared found work in Lord Forrester’s stables, rising through the ranks to eventually be named his squire. Gared has served Lord Forrester throughout the long months in King Robb’s army, and is ready to be a warrior in his own right.

(Via IGN)


The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "The Cock Barrens"

Quentin strives to help a friend who is suffering; Eliot and Margo's negotiations take a shocking turn; Julia and Kady discover a possible key to stopping Reynard.

The Magicians 2x06 Promo "The Cock Barrens" (HD) Season 2 Episode 6 Promo

Royland Degore: 

Royland Degore joined Lord Forrester’s army after his family was wiped out by Ironborn during Balon Greyjoy’s rebellion. Degore had a natural grasp of military tactics and strategy and came to play a crucial role in the siege of Pyke that ended the war. In the months that followed, King Robert awarded Royland a knighthood and Lord Forrester asked him to serve as Ironrath’s Master-at-Arms. Ser Royland still holds the position and is known for his military expertise… as well as his legendary temper.

(Via The Verge)


Legion (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Chapter 4"

David faces trouble as his friends search for answers.

Chapter 4 | Season 1 Ep. 4 Trailer | Legion

Mira Forrester: 

Mira had always been fond of Ironrath, but Lady Forrester — wanting her eldest daughter to learn the ways of a Southron court — arranged for Mira to serve as a handmaiden to Margaery Tyrell. To Mira’s great surprise, she enjoyed attending on Margaery at Highgarden, and followed her to King’s Landing with enthusiasm. Life in the capital has not been easy for Mira, as her straightforward Northern ways are often at odds with the subtleties of court life – but she also has more guile than she realizes.

(Via Polygon)


The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Paradigm Shift"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, March 2

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Raid"

A chance to take out a nest of vampires backfires when the alpha-vamp shows up and turns the tables on Mary and the British Men of Letters, who are doing their best to recruit Sam and Dean.

Supernatural | The Raid Trailer | The CW

Ethan Forrester: 

Hailing from House Forrester, third-born son Ethan Forrester is "drawn to pursuits of the mind, particularly music and books." According to the character's biography, Ethan and his twin sister Talia both shared a "great love for the towering trees of Ironrath." He was young when his house joined the War of the Five Kings, and the end of the war placed him into a role which he was "unprepared for."

(Via GameSpot)


Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!"

Valerie helps Archie prepare for his performance in the school's annual variety show, which doesn't sit well with Josie; Betty and Jughead's investigation leads to a home for troubled youth and a face-to-face with Polly; Veronica's improving relationship with her mother takes a hit after an unexpected betrayal. Also, Josie deals with her own issues at home after her overbearing father returns to see her perform at the variety show; and Hermoine begins work at Andrew's Construction.

Riverdale | Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill! Trailer | The CW

Malcolm Branfield: 

“As a young man, Malcolm was the black sheep of the Branfield family. He liked to roam the countryside in the style of a hedge knight, refusing his father’s offers of marriage and lands. Malcolm fought bravely alongside his brothers when House Branfield fell; yet he and his sister were the only two survivors. Malcolm now lives with Lady Elissa’s new family at Ironrath, though he still tends to disappear for weeks at a stretch. Malcolm has fathered no children, thus he is the last of the Branfield line.”

(Via Nerdist)


Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Good Intentions"

Will and Katie must save a fugitive from the occupation; at the camp, Snyder hides evidence; and Broussard's cell is threatened by one of their own.

Colony 2x08 Promo "Good Intentions" (HD)

Ryon Forrester: 

Ryon is the fourth-born son of House Forrester and admires his older siblings. He's been spared from hardship as his childhood has been pleasant and he's had little to no responsibilities to worry about. Spending hours chasing his siblings Ethan and Talia through the grove, Ryon is just a kid.Ryon is the fourth-born son of House Forrester and admires his older siblings. He's been spared from hardship as his childhood has been pleasant and he's had little to no responsibilities to worry about. Spending hours chasing his siblings Ethan and Talia through the grove, Ryon is just a kid.

(Via Escapist)

Friday, March 3

Grimm (NBC), Friday 9PM - "Tree People"

A man claims his friend was consumed by a treelike figure; and the gang learn of Eve's disturbing mirror encounter, which leads everyone to take extra precautions. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard tries to determine what Diana was drawing.

Grimm 6x09 Promo "Tree People" (HD) Season 6 Episode 9 Promo

Talia Forrester: 

"During her fourth pregnancy, Lady Forrester dreamed she would birth a daughter with a voice like the summer rain. But as fate would have it, she gave birth to a boy. The infant, Ethan, wailed for hours - until Lady Forrester entered a second labor, this time birthing a girl. She named the girl Talia, after her own mother - and from then on Ethan hardly ever cried. Her dream came true, for there’s no sound at Ironrath more lovely than that of Talia singing as her brother plays the lute."

(Via GamesRadar)


The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 9PM - "We're Planning a June Wedding"

A wedding is quickly planned in order for Damon and Stefan to lure a dangerous enemy, who is threatening the very fate of Mystic Falls, out into the open.

The Vampire Diaries | We're Planning a June Wedding Trailer | The CW

Lord Gregor Forrester: 

"Lord Gregor Forrester is lord of a strong Northern House and a bannerman of House Glover, who are in turn loyal to the great house of the north – the Starks. As a youth, he famously arm-wrestled Galbert Glover for the privilege of becoming the man's squire; Glover later joked that he'd gladly lose the match all over again. After his father died at the Trident, Gregor ascended to the lordship, and married Elissa Branfield at the behest of Robert Baratheon."

(Via USA Today)


Emerald City (NBC), Friday 10PM - "No Place Like Home"

SEASON FINALE: In the first-season finale, Tip and West reach Emerald City with vengeance on their minds. Meanwhile, Dorothy faces off against the Wizard and fights to save Oz; and Glinda brings her power to the battlefield as the threat of the Beast Forever looms.

Emerald City 1x10 Promo "No Place Like Home" (HD) Season Finale

Asher Forrester: 

Asher had always been a rebellious youth – brawling in taverns, sleeping with whores, and finding ways to raise his father’s ire. But his life took a dark turn when, at age seventeen, he fell in love with Gwyn Whitehill, the eldest daughter of his father’s bitter rival. Bloodshed ensued and Lord Forrester faced a grim choice: go to war, or exile Asher across the Narrow Sea. He chose the latter. Asher remains in Essos to this day, living as a sellsword, trying not to think about the life he left behind.

(Via GameInformer)


Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "Child's Play"

Molly visits the vault for the first time. Meanwhile, Diana worries about her daughter's life as a Witness when a monster appears that looks like her imaginary friend from childhood.

Sleepy Hollow 4x09 Promo "Child's Play" (HD)

Rodrik Forrester: 

He’s a man built for the position, a formidable presence both on and off the battlefield—but when Robb Stark called his banners to war, Rodrik was asked by his father to stay and protect their home, Ironrath. Rodrik refused, riding out into battle with his father and leading the Forrester army into battle with such force that he is now feared among the Lannister soldiers.

(Via EW)


Paranormal Lockdown (TLC), Friday 9PM - "Old Chatham County Jail & Shrewsbury Prison Unlocked"

A county jail in Savannah, GA is riddled with phantom noises. Also: A visit to England features the historic prison in Shrewsbury, aka the Dana, where Nick and Katrina investigate 200 years of executions, torture and suicides.

Saturday, March 4

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday 8:30PM - "Secret Cargo"

When a routine refueling mission goes wrong, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting an important rebel leader across the galaxy, pursued by Imperial warships.

Star Wars Rebels: Secret Cargo Preview 1

Lady Elissa Forrester: 

Elissa Forrester was born to House Branfield, a minor Southron House that was destroyed when the Targaryen dynasty fell. In the aftermath of the defeat, Lady Elissa was married to Lord Gregor. She at first saw herself as a prisoner at Ironrath, but Gregor was kind to his young wife and she quickly grew to love him. Once their children were born, Lady Elissa embraced her role as the Forrester matriarch and silently swore she’d never see her family destroyed again.

(Via Mashable)


Planet Earth II (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Jungles"

Jungles and wildlife that inhabit them are examined.

Everyone Is Talking About It | Planet Earth II | Saturdays @ 9/8c


Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sunday 8PM - "Tougher Than the Rest"

Gideon makes a confession to Belle and Gold concerning his past whereabouts. Meanwhile, David and Hook try to stop Gideon from confronting Emma; Regina worries that an alternate world presents a better outcome; and Emma learns how to change her fate.

Once Upon a Time 6x11 Promo "Tougher Than The Rest" (HD) Season 6 Episode 11 Promo


Making History (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "Pilot"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Say Yes"

Members of the group scavenge for supplies. Meanwhile, back in Alexandria, someone must make a morally-challenging decision.

The Walking Dead 7x12 Promo "Say Yes" (HD) Season 7 Episode 12 Promo


Time After Time (ABC), Sunday 9PM - "Pilot; I Will Catch You"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "Got Milk?"

A special lens reveals how the deadly virus got started.

The Last Man on Earth 3x10 Promo #2 "Got Milk?" (HD) ft. Kristen Wiig


Elementary (CBS), Sunday 10PM - "Wrong Side of the Road"

Part 1 of 2. Holmes' former protégé, Kitty Winter, returns to New York after a three-year absence to warn him that a killer is eliminating everyone involved with a case they worked on together in London, and that they're the next targets. As Sherlock, Kitty, Joan and the NYPD join forces to find the perpetrator, Watson discovers Kitty has a life-changing secret.