Weekly TV Guide: Midseason Finales for ‘The Flash’ & ‘Arrow,’ ‘Transparent’ Premieres

     December 7, 2015


The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Check out our picks for the week of Monday, December 7th:

Monday, 12/7

Supergirl, “Human for a Day” (CBS, 8 p.m. – An unexpected earthquake in National City leaves Kara (Melissa Benoist) struggling to help her adopted city and ultimately leaves her without her powers in the latest episode of CBS’s DC adaptation. Elsewhere, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Hank’s (David Harewood) increasingly contentious relationship comes to a head when they’re trapped in the DEO.

Fargo, “The Castle” (FX, 10 p.m.) – As we enter the final stretch of episodes for Fargo’s excellent second season, things begin to get tense as Peggy and Ed (Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst) follow their plan at the Motor Motel and Hanzee (Zach McClarnon) makes a report of his findings to the Gerhardt clan. Meanwhile, Lou (Patrick Wilson) finds himself entangled in jurisdictional bureaucracy.

Telenovela Series Premiere, “Pilot”/”Evil Twin” (NBC, 10 p.m.) – NBC’s latest adult-ish sitcom centers on Ana (Eva Longoria), a telenovela actress who suddenly finds herself co-starring with her ex-husband. The show will go on to follow the lives of the cast and crew on the telenovela, not unlike Lifetime’s surprisingly winning Unreal.

Tuesday, 12/8


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The Flash, “Running to Stand Still” (CW, 8 p.m.) – On the hotly anticipated mid-season finale of CW’s best superhero show, The Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre) teams up with Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and the Trickster (Mark Hamill) to put an end to the Flash (Grant Gustin), who must stop them from taking over the whole of Central City during Christmas.

Scream Queens Season Finale, “Dorkus/The Final Girl(s)” (Fox, 8 p.m.) – The first season of Ryan Murphy’s most overall palatable series comes to a close with the inevitable unmasking of the sadistic Red Devil, who could literally be anyone at this point.

Wednesday, 12/9

Arrow, “Dark Waters” (CW, 8 p.m.) – Things do not look good for Olicity in this mid-season finale for Arrow’s fourth season, as Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) mayoral holiday party leads to a devastating retaliation from the villainous Damian Darhk (Neal McDonough), who decides to hurt Oliver by hurting Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards)…and possibly worse.

Black-ish, “Stuff” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) – Daphne Lido (Wanda Sykes) invites herself to Dre’s Christmas dinner with his family in the latest episode of ABC’s consistently funny sitcom, which also follows Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Pop (Laurence Fishburne) attempting to make Christmas less about presents and more about family, much to the children’s chagrin.

Thursday, 12/10

Nathan for You Season Finale, “The Hero” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – The third season of Comedy Central’s quietly radical comedy finds the titular, curious comedian searching for the so-called hero inside of every person, which proves less easy than one might expect.

Friday, 12/11

Transparent Season 2 (Amazon) – The Pfefferman family are back in the second season of Amazon’s exquisite, rambunctious drama. Season 2 kicks off with Sarah’s (Amy Landecker) wedding but quickly moves onto bigger family issues, most potently exemplified in Maura’s (Jeffrey Tambor) relationship with his ex-wife (Judith Light), which begins to inch into uneasy and uncomfortable territories. All I can say is that it’s good to have the family back together.


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The Knick, “Do You Remember Moon Flower?” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) – The Knick’s spectacular second season continues as we learn the origins of Thackery’s (Clive Owen) connection to Captain Robertson (Grainger Hines), while a medical-board hearing about vasectomies brings Algernon (Andre Holland) and Gallinger’s (Eric Johnson) feud to a head. Elsewhere, Lucy (Eve Hewson) reunites with her father and tells him a few stories about her New York life, and Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) faces a family crisis.

Saturday, 12/12

Ash vs. Evil Dead, “Fire in the Hole” (Starz, 9 p.m.) – Ruby’s mission is revealed and the team faces a deadly situation that calls for some insane actions in the latest episode of Starz’s most satisfying and galvanic series to date.

Sunday, 12/13

Blood & Oil Series Finale, “Departures” (ABC, 10 p.m.) – A big Christmas Eve dinner is cause for celebration and more than a few harsh words between family members in the final episode of this short-lived, not-particularly-memorable ABC drama, which was canceled a few weeks ago.

Homeland, “Our Man in Damascus” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) – The penultimate episode of Homeland’s best season to date shows Carrie (Claire Danes) following a lead that might finally lead her to a satisfying answer to who has been trying to kill her and the whole Russia-Berlin-America mishigas that has tester her relationship with everyone she knows. Don’t exactly count on that though.


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