BURN NOTICE 4.14: Hot Property

This week’s BURN NOTICE put the “case of the week” on the front burner, but did not neglect the season’s umbrella story, keeping it simmering nicely on the back burner, while also giving Sharon Gless a chance to shine as Maddie in maternal mode.

In fact, Maddie sitting down Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Jesse (Coby Bell) and forcing the men to reach a kind of détente was the highlight of an episode that was meant to be dominated by a showy appearance by Callie Thorne (Sheila, RESCUE ME) as the returning thief Natalie. Richard Kind was also back as Jesse’s former government handler, Marv, whom Sam (Bruce Campbell) suckered into providing intel on a planned auction of the NOC list derived from Simon’s bible. Sam pulled out his popular “Chuck Finley” alias to do the deed. (Chuck is practically a member of the team now, isn’t he?)
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DOCTOR WHO: “A Christmas Carol” trailer

It’s time of year again: Time for the BBC Children in Need telethon, benefiting children’s charities in the United Kingdom. And the highlight of the telethon over the past five years has usually been special DOCTOR WHO material leading into the annual Christmas Special, and the 2010 broadcast also featured a treat for fans of the last Time Lord.

This year’s Xmas special will be Matt Smith’s first as reigning Doctor. (You will recall that last year’s Christmas present was The End of Time Part 1,” David Tennant’s swan-song as the 10th Doctor. Smith’s debut in the role did not come for another week yet, in part 2.)

Here it is, the teaser for the 2010 Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol”…

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