The Walking Dead is off to a hell of a start in its sixth season, holding tightly to the record as the most-watched drama on TV among younger adults. The first two episodes have been some of the show’s absolute best, and the ball keeps rolling — and gathering more guts and grime — in Sunday’s new episode “Thank You.”
As usual AMC is keeping tight-lipped with its episode loglines, but the new episode follows closely on the heels of last week’s fight to find a homecoming that “doesn’t go as expected.” (Real specific there, AMC.)
Also this week: Stargate‘s J.R. Bourne (“Martouf”) guest stars on Arrow as a deadly meta-human, and on Heroes Tommy and Emily embark on a journey after he discovers a surprising truth. Audrey’s friends fight to save her from the Sandman’s dream world on a new episode of Haven, while Maisie Williams returns as a functionally immortal woman on Doctor Who.
The Flash is still one of our favorite shows on television, and this week we’re especially excited to see veteran actor Michael Ironside guest star. At one time or another Ironside has appeared in just about everything you’ve ever seen ever. Who’s he playing? Lewis Snart, none other than the patriarch of the Captain Cold / Golden Glider clan.
Here’s your complete schedule for this week in science fiction and fantasy television:
“Scarification.” Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.
“The Present.” After Dash and Vega realize that Vega is the victim in Dash’s latest vision, they team up with someone who played a key role in the murder of Vega’s father many years ago. Meanwhile, Arthur digs further into his and his siblings’ memories.
The CW, 8/7c
“Family of Rogues.” When Barry and the team find out Captain Cold has been kidnapped, they form an uneasy alliance with his sister, Lisa. However, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds out Snart is working with his father, Lewis Snart, on a heist.
“Devils You Know.” Having reluctantly agreed to share information with Rosalind and the ATCU, Coulson and the team go in search for the Inhuman who is killing off other Inhumans, and May feels that Hunter’s mission to take down Ward is getting too personal.
The CW, 8/7c
“Restoration.” The growing tension between Oliver and Diggle puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human. Meanwhile, Laurel talks Thea into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father to put Sara into the Lazarus Pit.
“Game Over.” Noah Bennet takes matters into his own hands to get much-needed answers. After Tommy makes a startling discovery, he and Emily go on an unexpected journey. Miko stays on the course to save her father, but Erica takes measures to interfere. Meanwhile, Carlos learns more about what is really going on with EVOS from an unlikely source.
“The Sisters Mills.” More powerful than ever, Pandora unleashes her most evil force yet. Meanwhile, Abbie and Jenny work together when the latest monster targets the children of Sleepy Hollow.
“Enter Sandman.” Dwight and Charlotte try to free Audrey from the Sandman’s stasis; Duke tries to help Seth Byrne recover his memories.
BBC America, 9/8c
“The Woman Who Lived.” England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Knightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Who is the Knightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?
“Dreamcatcher.” In Camelot, as Mary Margaret and David attempt to retrieve the Dark One dagger, Emma uses a dreamcatcher to look into the past to see how Merlin was transformed into a tree. Together, Emma and Regina figure out the critical ingredient they must acquire to free Merlin, but it’s a race against Arthur, who does not want Merlin released. Back in Storybrooke, the heroes break into Emma’s house hoping to locate Gold.
What are YOUR top picks for this week?