Determined to fund Sue's (Eden Sher) college tuition, Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) search for second jobs in "The Loneliest Locker." Sue and Brad (guest star Brock Ciarlelli) collaborate on the senior play. Axl (Charlie McDermott) scavenges his family's home to find needed items for the house he and Hutch (guest star Alphonso McAuley) are renting. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) becomes interested in his childhood toys again.
Abbott's (Rockmond Dunbar) career is on the line, due to the machinations of his former boss (guest star Dylan Baker, "The Good Wife"), in the new episode "Copper Bullet." Not only could he lose his job, he also might lose his freedom ... unless Jane (Simon Baker) can pull off a scheme to end the threat. Robin Tunney and Tim Kang also star.
Laurel (Katie Cassidy) may be on a dangerous path in trying to assume Sara's place, and Arsenal and Diggle (Colton Haynes, David Ramsey) caution her against possibly getting hurt -- or worse -- in the new episode "Midnight City." Staying out of trouble isn't easy for her though, when Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) stages a mass kidnapping of local politicians. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is surprised by Ray's (Brandon Routh) willingness to help fight Brick.
It's said that neither wind nor rain nor snow will keep the U.S. mail from getting through, but how about ... penguins? The new episode "Penguin Post Office" showcases such a site in the Antarctic, which is surrounded each summer by thousands of the tuxedoed ones when they come back to their breeding grounds. The birds provide a great tourist attraction, since passengers who pass through on cruise ships love to take photos of them.
The Sand Pebbles
Nine Oscar nominations -- including best picture and best actor -- went to Robert Wise's stunning 1966 war film that revolves around cynical sailor Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) and his experiences on an American gunboat in 1926 China. The excellent cast also includes Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna and Mako, who earned a nod as best supporting actor. Jerry Goldsmith composed the haunting (and Oscar-nominated) original score.
In a big way, history factors into "The Facts of Bleeping Life," as the Goldbergs are among the many people eagerly awaiting the marriage of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is so excited about the event, she thinks she and Murray (Jeff Garlin) should renew their own vows -- but he's not as interested in that prospect. Barry (Troy Gentile) uses his garage band to try to appeal to Lainey (guest star AJ Michalka).
In "Won't You Be Our Neighbor," Phil and Claire (Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen) panic when an obnoxious couple (guest stars Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) looks at the house for sale next door. Jay (Ed O'Neill) forbids Manny (Rico Rodriguez) to see his new girlfriend after learning she is the granddaughter of a business rival. Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) fear Lily's (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) teacher (guest star Tyne Daly).
Kirsten Vangsness, alias the show's Garcia, co-wrote the new episode "Nelson's Sparrow" with series executive producer Erica Messer. Having been with the series from the start, the actress has the basis for a story about a past BAU case, involving Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and Gideon (the character formerly played by Mandy Patinkin) in their early days as agents. They're portrayed in flashbacks by Robert Dunne and Ben Savage ("Boy Meets World").
Trouble awaits Clarke and Lexa (Eliza Taylor, guest star Alycia Debnam Carey) -- as well as many others, potentially -- when they gain a new foe in the new episode "Survival of the Fittest." Bellamy and Lincoln (Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle) team up on a mission. Jaha (Isaiah Washington) comes to terms with his past with Murphy's (guest star Richard Harmon) help. Paige Turco and Henry Ian Cusick also star.
A sinkhole is a very particular, fearsome type of peril, and the new episode "Sinkholes -- Buried Alive" takes a look at the scientific causes behind it. Elements such as carbon dioxide are cited, but so are the sometimes tragic stories of people who literally have found the ground falling out from under them. One such tale is that of Tampa, Fla. resident Jeffrey Bush, who was in his bedroom last year when he became a sinkhole victim who never has been located.
All's fair in love and war, even when the war is between competing music-industry titans. That's how Lucious (Terrence Howard) sees it, anyway, as he tries to lure an artist from rival label Safe House in the new episode "False Imposition." Jamal (Jussie Smollett) tries to make his own kind of music, while Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) tries to reconnect with Hakeem (Bryshere Gray). Naomi Campbell and Gabourey Sidibe continue their guest roles.
Concerned that Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) has no idea of the meaning of "The Nod" -- also the title of this episode -- Dre (Anthony Anderson) tries to finesse the demographics of the crowd his son is hanging out with. Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) wants to have a similar influence on Diane (Marsai Martin), so she takes her daughter along to her job at the hospital ... but things don't turn out as hoped. Laurence Fishburne also stars.