As the Council of Alphas reassembles at Stonehaven, the new Spanish Alpha tries to blackmail Jeremy (Greg Bryk) into murdering the Russian Alpha, but the Pack has everything under control until a surprise visit from Savannah upends their plans in a new episode called "Bad Dreams." Elsewhere, Nick and Paige (Steve Lund, Tommie-Amber Pirie) inadvertently bring danger to a loved one's doorstep when they try to meet secretly with his mother.
Two weeks of festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway continues today with the Xfinity series' Hisense 300. A field including Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Chris Buescher, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Regan Smith will do battle on the 1.5-mile quad oval in a race won last year by Kyle Larson.
Twelve O'Clock High
Real combat footage and a compelling story make this 1949 drama one of the best World War II movies ever. Told in flashback a la "Saving Private Ryan," it's the story of an American bomber unit in Britain mounting a series of daring daylight raids on Germany. Dean Jagger won an Oscar for his portrayal of the quiet country lawyer who narrates the tale, but Gregory Peck's performance as the aptly named Gen. Savage, for whom the pressure proves too great, makes the film. Gary Merrill also stars.
Top-secret documents could become public knowledge, much to Elizabeth's (Tea Leoni) concern, in "The Operative." Someone within the State Department evidently leaked the information, which a reporter has -- and is considering publishing. Marital trouble also looms for Elizabeth when she uses Henry's (Tim Daly) professional position as a factor in a negotiation with Pakistan. Bebe Neuwirth, Zeljko Ivanek and Geoffrey Arend also star.
When Calls the Heart
A visitor from back home prompts Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) to question her growing feelings for Jack (Daniel Lissing) in a new episode called "Awakenings and Revelations." Elsewhere, Abigail (Lori Loughlin) searches for the best way to help her daughter-in-law, while Bill Avery (Jack Wagner) delves deeper into an undercover investigation. Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith and Eva Bourne also star.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The tables again are turned on the human race, which is puny compared to the simian population in director Matt Reeves' ("Cloverfield") well-staged continuation of the franchise. What remains of mankind in the wake of a deadly virus runs up against smart simian Caesar ("performance capture" work by Andy Serkis) and his ape civilization, with war a very possible result. Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke and Kirk Acevedo also are in the cast, but the special-effects and makeup masters reign supreme.
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story
In this 2015 true-crime thriller, unstable family friend James DiMaggio abducts 16-year-old cheerleader Hannah Anderson after killing her mother and brother. As a frantic multi-state manhunt is conducted, Hannah is held captive by DiMaggio, whose mental state appears to unravel even more. After he is killed in an FBI shootout, however, agents begin to wonder whether Hannah truly was an innocent victim or somehow complicit in these violent events. Scott Patterson, Jessica Amlee and Brian McNamara star.
In an Instant
True stories of people who faced their moment of truth (which was the original title of this show) in various ways are dramatized in this series, the example here being "Alaskan Wilderness Plane Crash." The individuals involved -- in this case, a family -- tell their tales, with staged sequences illustrating what happened at the cruclal point of life or death. How their lives changed afterward also is considered.
In the new episode "Certain Agony of the Battlefield," Paul (Dylan Bruce) springs into action after his research turns up the ugly truth behind the Castor Boys' logbooks. Felix (Jordan Gavaris), desperate to find Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), pressures Rachel (Maslany) for anything resembling a lead. Before Donnie and Alison (Kristian Bruun, Maslany) can take their commercial venture to the next level, she has to sell entrepreneur Jason Kellerman (guest star Justin Chatwin) on her business plan.
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is out for justice -- and more than a touch of vengeance -- when Baez (Marisa Ramirez) is hurt by assailants while helping to transport drugs to be destroyed in "Partners." A lieutenant with a sterling professional record unexpectedly causes problems for Frank (Tom Selleck). Kirk Acevedo reprises his earlier guest role as Baez's brother. Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou also star.
Eugene and Spencer are determined to resolve a bitter water feud and save Cowboy's crops in this new episode called "Water War," but that's going to take building a trickle-feed irrigation system out of bamboo and some scrap metal for which they'll have to scrounge, along with a little muscle and a whole lot of wits.
The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved
The season finale, "Roman Engineering," considers the question of whether the ancient monuments in the Eternal City may have secret connections to the sun. NASA data confirms new archeological evidence, recreated in state of the art virtual reality, that suggests early Roman emperors incorporated architecture and astronomy to create "special effects" for reasons both political and personal. Emperor Hadrian, for example, designed the Pantheon to mark cosmic events such as equinoxes.