Top Moments: Idol Gets Glitter-Happy, and Lindsay Lohan Does Time with David Letterman
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Our best moments of the week:
12. Best Dynasty Homage: There's been a lot of death and violence on The Following, but until this week, the show had been seriously lacking one key dramatic television component: a catfight. Fortunately, we can check off that box after Claire confronts Emma, the Follower who posed as her nanny and kidnapped her son. Claire slams her against the wall in a chokehold and repeatedly insists, "I'm going to kill you." Just the kind of woman who might marry a serial killer, ay? We finally get it now!
11. Way Too Soon Award: Sure, Mindy and Danny have had their fair share of sweetness on The Mindy Project this season, but we're at least five seasons away from being ready for them to become a will-they-won't-they couple. Which is why it's so unsettling when, on a plane ride back from a conference in Sante Fe, Mindy and Danny suddenly clasp hands when the plane hits some turbulence just hours after Mindy's ex, Josh, tells her he always felt a vibe between her and Danny. Seriously? We're still doing our best to come to grips with the whole Nick-Jess thing on New Girl, so let's just slow this train down a bit.
10. Best Burn: Speaking of, all those fans who are still uneasy about Nick and Jess' awkward coupling have to give major props to Cece. When she and Jess argue about Cece's fast-approaching nuptials, Cece takes things up notch, calling out Jess for her super-cutesy pajamas and her "seventh-grade debacle" with Nick. "Oh, I'm a single adult! And I kissed another single adult! What's going to happen?! Does Nick like me?" she whines. She has a point about the pajamas though.
9. Biggest Leap of Faith: On a show with as much backstabbing as Dallas, it takes a grand gesture to show one's loyalty. So when John Ross proves to Pamela that it was her father, Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes, who caused the oil-rig explosion that killed Pamela's unborn twins, she tricks her father into giving her one-third of his company, which she plans to turn over to the Ewings. A still-uneasy John Ross needs more of a commitment though, so he asks her to marry him — and she accepts! "You doing this because you love me or because you hate your father?" he asks her. "I do," she responds. Well, that clears that up?
8. Game On Award: On NCIS, Ziva reveals that she, with McGee's help, has gone rogue and is secretly tracking down Bodnar, the man who killed her father and Vance's wife. At Tony's urging, they come clean to Gibbs, who, of course, already knows about it. But that's not the biggest surprise: He tells Ziva to pursue Bodnar in Rome — and to take Tony with her. Oh, it is on!
7. Sweetest Tribute: Andy Dick, sober, earnest and with a new lease on life, dedicates his Viennese waltz to his 15-year-old daughter Meg on Dancing with the Stars — a moving, gorgeous and sweet routine that makes up in emotion what it lacks in technique. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba is reduced to a blubbering mess. "Come here," she says, bringing in Dick for a hug. "[It] was like the simplest poem. Your movement vocabulary is small, but what you said with those few words is so beautiful."
6. Weirdest Reveal: Finally! After 12 episodes, Rachel takes a break from abandoning her family to answer the question on everyone's mind: What caused Revolution's blackout? The answer: A couple hundred-quadrillion microscopic computer-like entities (think: nanobots) that absorb electricity and continuously replicate. While this sounds more than a little otherworldly, creator Eric Kripke has insisted that the blackout's cause is totally plausible. If that's really true, let's just hope that there's no grieving Department of Defense secretary to make these little buggers a reality.