“Wayward Pines” finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
Last week, Ethan
(Matt Dillon) finally told townspeople the truth: They're somehow in
the distant future; outside the massive fences is a scorched world,
with creatures ready to kill them.
Now the new woes
pile up: Pilcher – the town founder, who called himself Dr.
Jennings – has turned off the fence electricity, with deadly
results. Nurse Pam (Melissa Leo) confronts him. The intense Academy
students take action. Fox still calls this the “season finale,”
but sometmes admits it's more than that – the series finale,
wrapping up an odd but compelling story.
“Rookie Blue,” 10 p.m., ABC.
The season began
with Traci (Enuka Okuma) loaning her apartment to Andy (Missy
Peregrym) ... who then had to fight off an attacker. A massive search
for the neighborhood's serial rapist failed.
Now, four episodes
later, Traci fails to show up for a raid that she's been organizing.
Fearing that the rapist has returned, Andy and Gail start a frantic
ALTERNATIVE: “The Fugitive” (1993) and “Rectify,” 7 and 10
First is a terrific
film about a straightforward world. A guy (Harrison Ford) was
wrongfully convicted of murder; all he has to do is break free, elude
a great cop (Tommy Lee Jones) and find the real killer.
a Peabody Award-winner, has a deeper, subtler world. We doubt that
Daniel killed his girlfriend, but to end his prison nightmare, he
signed a confession and plea bargain; he faces a deadline to leave
town. Tonight brings great scenes probing his anger issues ... and
strong detours to the women he's impacted -- his sister and
sister-in-law, superbly played by Abigail Spencer and Adelaide
Wives Club,” 8 p.m., ABC. In 1964, John Glenn launched his first
run for the U.S. Senate. This sees him on the campaign trail, with
his shy wife and her outgoing friend Rene Carpenter.
p.m., CBS. Christy's quiet night alone is interrupted by a neighbor
(Colin Hanks). Also in this rerun, Bonnie's time with Alvin is
interrupted by his ex-wife (Beverly D'Angelo).
p.m., NBC. On Thursdays that are stuffed with non-reruns, NBC turned
out to be the loser. In a last-minute move last week, it exiled
“Aquarius” and “Hannibal” to Saturdays; now it must resort to
airing true-crime documentaries on TV's best night.
p.m., ABC. Things go way too far for everyone – Joss helping
Calista's vengeance, Karen in her love triangle and Harry in the
aftershocks of having sex with his boss' mistress.
“Under the Dome,”
10 p.m., CBS. Big Jim has been taken prisoner by the corporation
that's trying to harness the dome's energy. Now he pumps Catherine
(Marg Helgenberger) for information.
10 p.m., FX. Johnny (Denis Leary) has to come up with five songs for
the album he'll make with his old bandmates and the talented daughter
he just met. Alas, they want him sober and he says he can't create
that way. The result is uneven, but has some funny moments.
p.m., FX. As her 40th birthday nears, Lina insists she
doesn't really want it noted. Her husband and friends aren't so sure;
the resulting party bounces between very funny and bittersweet. It's
a fine showpiece for the talented Judy Greer ... who did, indeed,
turn 40 on Monday.