Bones on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Tenth season fall finale, and 200th episode. Man, who ever thought a series about a street-smart FBI agent and an emotionally distant forensic anthropologist would turn into… whatever this show currently is. Also, can we discuss Angela’s trajectory as a member of the lab and take a moment to wonder why she’s not currently making ALL THE MONEY for her computer skills? She began as a trained artist and allegedly, in her free time, picked up enough software programming to design and master an imaging system that produces faces from bones, scans multiple kinds of documents for specific words or images, 3-D renders impressions taken from bones or other material, and a host of other things they just kind of hand-wave away. It’s weird enough when you have someone who just does all that as a skill (Abbie on NCIS or Penelope on Criminal Minds) but if Angela can program a machine that does that based on self-taught skills, she should currently be a minor deity in Silicon Valley, not standing around a lab in DC until someone needs her to put pretty pictures up on a screen.
Gracepoint on Fox at 9:00pm ET. First season finale. For those of you who have given up because you just watched Broadchurch instead, now is the time to tune in as it’s been specifically stated that this will have a different ending. Of course, that could be total misdirection, but either way you’ll probably have something to be mad about on the internet for a day or two and that’s always fun.
Reign on The CW at 9:00pm ET. Second season fall finale.
White Collar on USA at 9:00pm ET.
Elementary on CBS at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess just wants to make sure we’re recognizing all forms of genius on display on the TV. Even the ones they didn’t mean for us to notice.