“Blue Bloods” season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS.
“Blue” is at its
best when someone personal – a family member or a fellow cop – is
at risk. And this hour, wrapping up a two-parter, has both.
A cop was shot and
Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) put his entire police force on the case.
Then someone pressured an orderly to shoot a patient; Frank's
daughter-in-law, a nurse, jumped in and took the bullet. Now Danny
Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) rushes to learn who's responsible for his
wife being shot.
II: “Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Here's an episode
designed to take advantage of the Hawaiian setting: Kono (Grace Park)
-- a native of the island and a champion surfer -- is honoring her
mother with a solo trip on an outrigger. Then the weather goes bad
and she must scramble to save her life.
Also, cops meet
someone who says he was forced to cook meth because his son's life
ALTERNATIVE: “El Poeta,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
In the nine years of
Mexico's war on drugs, this powerful documentary says, the
aftershocks have been fierce. Cartels split into smaller gangs;
100,000 people have been killed or simply disappeared.
that it was a case of bad guys killing each other. Then came the 2011
death of Juan Sicilia, a 24-year-old idealist. “It's insanity,”
said his father, esteemed poet Javier Sicilia. “It's almost like
we're living in a state of siege.” This film follows his efforts to
build a victims' movement.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Bitten,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
As this intense hour
begins, people are trying to find the compound where Aleister and his
cult hold captives. Logan seeks Rachel, who's pregnant ... The
witches seek young Savannah ... And the werewolves seek Elena (the
terrific Laura Vandervoort), who is the key to it all.
She is, after all,
the only female werewolf; Aleister needs a sample of her blood ...
but not until she transforms. Steel wills collide, in a well-made
8-10 p.m., Fox. When his teen daughter is kidnapped, a former CIA man
(Liam Neeson) uses all his old skills. The result became an action
hit that's had two sequels.
Race,” 8 p.m., CBS. Two weeks from the finale, the “blind daters”
are clearly doing better. They still have three of their original
five duos; the pre-existing couples only have two of six ... and
those two were at the bottom last week. Michael Dombrowski and
Rochelle Nevedal were fourth; Matt Cucolo and Ashley Gordon were
fifth, surviving only because it wasn't an elimination week.
Battle,” 8 p.m., CW. In a pleasant-enough Los Angeles episode,
barbers create cuts based on superheroes and soccer balls. Really.
(1941), 8-10:15 ET, Turner Classic Movies. Here's one to record. The
American Film Institute has voted twice (in 1998 and 2007), both
times choosing “Kane” as the best movie ever.
“Beyond the Tank”
debut, 9 p.m., ABC. Al “Bubba” Baker had 13 pro-football seasons,
peaking with 37 sacks from 1983-85 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Much
tougher is launching his business. In this follow-up to “Shark
Tank” (which moves to 8 p.m.), investor Daymond John wants changes
in Baker's restaurant; also, Robert Herjavec eyes his “Tipsy Elves”
9 p.m., CW. Last week's debut found five strangers suddenly enlisted
in something large and mystical. Vera, the brainy astronomer, is
reluctant ... until she discovers her special gift.
“Lost Girl,” 10
p.m., Syfy. There are death threats facing a Japanese warrior (who's
protected by Bo and Tamsin) and Lauren.