TV THIS WEEK: Anna gets smacked on V, Summer Glau and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

As February closes out its last full week, Lisa challenges Anna on V, Summer Glau gets kidnapped on The Cape, and Ghost Hunters returns for its seventh season.

And a mission screws up Valentine's Day on Chuck, Josh's love life heats up on Syfy's Being Human, Anthony Michael Hall guest-stars on No Ordinary Family, life as Sheldon knows it changes when he discovers he's not the epicenter of the group on The Big Bang Theory, Katherine messes with everyone's minds in The Vampire Diaries, Lois and Clark suffer memory loss on Smallville, Sam and Dean end up in an alternate universe in Supernatural, Fringe visits Walter's past, Gwen has a difficult decision to make on Merlin, George and Nina take in a young vampire on BBC America's Being Human, and Bruce Boxleitner battles it out with one badass alien in Syfy's original movie Area 51

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV.




Monday, Feb. 21



Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus the Masquerade"

Valentine's Day takes a hit when Team Bartowski is ordered to protect a heiress (Lauren Cohan) in England. Meanwhile, Casey gets an offer from an official (Robin Givens), and Ellie and Awesome have parenting issues. Mekenna Melvin also guest-stars.

Here's a promo:


The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - "The House Guest"

Stefan and Elena discover they need Katherine to survive, while Katherine plays mind games with most everyone. Meanwhile, Jenna gets a surprise when Alaric makes a confession to her.

Here's a promo:


Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "The Double Deuce"

Archer pulls double duty when he has to babysit his son, Seamus, while investigating the mysterious deaths of members of Woodhouse's World War I Royal Flying Corps squadron.

Here's a preview:


Other Thursday shows of interest:

On the CW's Nikita (9 p.m.), the heat's turned up for Alex as Amanda interrogates her under sedation in "Echoes."




Friday, Feb. 25



Smallville (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Fortune"

Everyone loses their memory after Clark and Lois' bachelor and bachelorette parties, thanks to some spiked champagne from Zatanna. Meanwhile, while on the hunt for her missing engagement ring, Lois is accused of theft by casino owner Fortune, and Clark remembers doing something illegal.

Here's a preview:


Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "The French Mistake"

Sam and Dean find themselves in an alternate universe, where they have to pretend to be actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles on a TV show called Supernatural, while avoiding an angelic hit man.

Here's a look:


Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Subject 13"

It's a trip to the past with a flash back to Walter's 1980s experiments, when Peter and Olivia were children.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:


Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Castle of Fyrien"

Gwen is forced to make a terrible choice when Cenred threatens her estranged brother's life if she does not deliver Arthur to him.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:


Other Friday shows of interest:

It's the season finale on Starz for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (10 p.m.), which has Batiatus recruiting gladiators and Solonius to help him get vengeance against those who've done him wrong in "The Bitter End."




Saturday, Feb. 26



Being Human (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Adam's Family"

George and Nina take in a teenage vampire (Craig Roberts) who's struggling with bloodlust. Meanwhile, Mitchell gets a proposition from a representative from the vampire aristocracy.

Here's a preview:


Area 51 (Syfy) 9 p.m.

In this Syfy Original Saturday night movie, reporters are given limited access to Area 51, only to learn some things are better left under wraps when an alien that's been held captive attempts an escape during the visit. Bruce Boxleitner and Jason London star.

Here's a look:


What are you going to watch?