TV THIS WEEK: Timeless finale, Bates Motel returns, Gorilla Grodd on Flash and more

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Feb 20, 2017

When one show ends, another begins.

This week brings the twisty season finale of NBC's adventure drama Timeless, along with the long-awaited premiere of A&E's Psycho prequel Bates Motel. Over on The CW, we have the start of the ambitious Gorilla Grodd two-parter on The Flash, plus new Supergirl (with Mr. Mxyzptlk!), Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.

Oh, and a whole lot more. Check out our breakdown below and set your DVR accordingly.

Highlights

Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "Dark Paradise"

In the Season 5 premiere, a troubling discovery surfaces and Dylan and Emma get a surprise guest.

Bates Motel: The Final Season - Norman Meets Marion Crane | Premieres Monday 10/9c | A&E

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday 10PM - "The Red Scare"

A life is on the line as the team chases Flynn to Washington, D.C. during the Red Scare of the 1950s in the Season 1 finale. Also: The trio attempt to take down Rittenhouse once and for all; and Lucy wagers the ultimate sacrifice to save history.

Timeless 1x16 Promo "The Red Scare" (HD) Season Finale

The Core (2003): The Core has always felt, to me, like a bit of a throwback to '90s disaster flicks that employed questionable science as an excuse for big sci-fi setpieces. Yeah, it might not be as good as some of those films, but that doesn't mean it's completely charmless. Give it a shot. 

 

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

Barry and his team travel to Earth-2 to rescue Harry from Gorilla City but are captured and brought to Grodd, who tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar, the leader of Gorilla City, from invading Earth-1. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash hit the streets to stop a metahuman who can control gravity.

The Flash | Attack on Gorilla City Extended Trailer | The CW

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Home"

The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.

The Expanse 2x05 Promo "Home" (HD) Season 2 Episode 5 Promo

Monday, Feb. 20

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM

On her 18th birthday, a woman discovers that she's an angel-human hybrid who hunts demons. Based on the book series "The Mortal Instruments."

Shadowhunters | Season 2, Episode 8 Promo | Freeform

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk"

A magical imp named Mr. Mxyzptlk shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara, who tries to let him down easy. However, he won't take no for an answer and starts to wreak havoc on National City. As Mon-El and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Alex and Maggie celebrate their first Valentine's Day together.

Supergirl | Mr. & Mrs Mxyzptlk Scene | The CW

 

Beyond (Freeform), Monday 9PM

A man wakes up after 12 years in a coma and discovers he's gained supernatural abilities that force him to be involved in a dangerous conspiracy.

Beyond | Season 1, Episode 9 Promo | Freeform

 

Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "Dark Paradise"

See our Highlights section for more.

Humans (AMC), Monday 10PM - "Episode 2"

Laura decides whether to help Niska; Karen and Pete learn about a synth sold on the black market; Leo faces a new mission; and Mia takes a risk for Ed.

HUMANS Season 2: 'Looking Ahead' Official Promo

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap"

The team must save Happy, Sylvester and Cabe from their own fear-based hallucinations after a mission to protect a vital seed bank goes awry.

Scorpion 3x17 Promo "Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap" (HD) Season 3 Episode 17

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday 10PM - "The Red Scare"

See more in our Highlights section.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

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

See more in our Highlights section above.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Camelot/3000"

The Legends travel to King Arthur's Camelot and join forces with the Knights of the Round Table to protect a shard of the Spear of Destiny from the now-evil Rip Hunter.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | Camelot/3000 Trailer | The CW

 

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Troubling Transformations"

The competition takes a monstrous turn as the All-Star teams must create two Jekyll and Hyde-inspired makeups in this elimination challenge for film director and guest judge John Landis.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 5: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

Bones (Fox), Tuesday 9PM - "The Final Chapter: The Grief and the Girl"

Grief over a recent loss creates a rift between Booth and Brennan, who is also surprised by a visit from an ex-boyfriend.

Bones 12x08 Promo "The Grief and the Girl" (HD)

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Self Control"

LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. and cause paranoia in the team as they battle trust issues.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x15: Self Control | Sneak Peek #2 [HD] | ABC 2017 Season 4 Episode 15

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "The Sin-Eater"

China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Det. Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.

Arrow | The Sin-Eater Trailer | The CW

 

Blindspot (NBC), Wednesday 8PM - "Draw O Caesar, Erase a Coward"

Multiple leads must be chased to catch a lethal courier, so the team split up into unexpected pairings: Weller and Roman; Jane and Zapata; and Patterson and Reade.

Blindspot 2x15 Promo "Draw O Caesar, Erase a Coward" (HD) Season 2 Episode 15 Promo

 

The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "A Lie Guarded"

Doubts of leadership and trust in Arkadia and Polis devolve into violence. Elsewhere, Abby leads a team on a search for answers in a distant locale.

The 100 | A Lie Guarded Trailer | The CW

 

The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Cheat Day"

Quentin adjusts to his new life; Penny seeks help from an unexpected source; Eliot and Margo contend with the dangers of ruling; Julia and Kady discover another consequence of Reynard's attack.

The Magicians 2x05 Promo "Cheat Day" (HD) Season 2 Episode 5 Promo

 

Legion (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Chapter 3"

A threat looms as David searches for answers.

Chapter 3 | Season 1 Ep. 3 Trailer | Legion

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Home"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Family Feud"

Sam and Dean investigate a murder at a museum and learn a ghost from a merchant ship that sank in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. They also realize the ship is the same one that Crowley's son Gavin should have been aboard, so they enlist help from Rowena to track Gavin down. Meanwhile, Kelly Kline, still pregnant with Lucifer's child, takes refuge with a demon after an angel tries to kill her.

Supernatural | Family Feud Trailer | The CW

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Comic-Con Conundrum"

The gang has to decide who is going to Comic-Con.

The Big Bang Theory 10x17 Promo "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (HD)

 

Powerless (NBC), Thursday, 8:30PM - "Emily Dates a Henchman"

After being urged by her team, Emily sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen. Meanwhile, Teddy and Ron find a Batman artifact and discover Van's superhero fantasy.

POWERLESS S01E05 Official Clip "Emily's Dating a Henchman" (HD) Vanessa Hudgens Comedy Series

 

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness"

The Blossom family prepares for Jason's funeral but do so with a secret agenda in mind; Archie sacks football after an opportunity to work with a new music mentor arises; Betty intensifies her investigation into Jason's death and uncovers unsettling revelations about her family. Meanwhile, Veronica forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl; and Hermoine seeks help from Fred after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents.

Riverdale | Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness Trailer | The CW

 

Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Free Radicals"

Bram joins his friends on a risky sabotage mission; Will L3 comes face-to-face with the new Resistance; and Katie uncovers a dark truth about the bloc.

Colony 2x07 Promo "Free Radicals" (HD)

Friday, Feb. 24

Grimm (NBC), Friday 8PM - "The Son Also Rises"

Deadly attacks on scientists lead Nick, Hank and Wu on an investigation unlike any they have had before. Meanwhile, as the research continues into the origins of the cloth, Monroe and Rosalee learn that Eve is feeling the after effects of the death grip. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard reaches out to an old friend to get answers to the origins of the symbols drawn by Diana.

Grimm 6x08 Promo "The Son Also Rises" (HD) Season 6 Episode 8 Promo

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Ruler"

The team are disavowed following a terrorist attack on Bozer's first overseas mission, forcing the team to avoid authorities using a ruler and coconut oil.

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 8PM - "It's Been a Hell of a Ride"

Damon and Stefan join forces against Cade in order to save Elena's casket. Meanwhile, Caroline and Alaric deal with their daughters' burgeoning magical powers.

The Vampire Diaries | It's Been a Hell of a Ride Trailer | The CW

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday 9PM - "The Villain That's Become"

An intense negotiation gets underway when the Wizard arrives at the Kingdom of Ev. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Lucas find themselves on opposite sides; Jack's decision may have deadly consequences; and Tip and West solidify their bond.

Emerald City 1x09 Promo "The Villain That's Become" (SUB ITA)

 

Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "Sick Burn"

A supernatural infection from a viral video coincides with an Internet sensation's arrival. Meanwhile, Molly is scared by a vision that may signal a grim future.

Sleepy Hollow 4x08 Promo "Sick Burn" (HD)

Saturday, Feb. 25

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday 8:30PM - "Through Imperial Eyes"

The Rebels fear the identity of a Rebel spy will soon be discovered by the Empire, so they launch a plan to rescue him before he is caught.

Star Wars Rebels: Through Imperial Eyes Preview 1

Sunday, Feb. 26

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Hostiles and Calamities"

An Alexandrian must navigate the mysterious world within the Saviors' compound.

The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 11 Promo "Hostiles and Calamities" The Walking Dead 7x11

 

Black Sails (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "XXXIII"

The Royal Navy retreats to England and the West Indies turn into a war zone while the shores of New Providence Island run red with blood.

Black Sails 4x05 Promo "XXXIII" (HD) Season 4 Episode 5 Promo