Eliza (Karen Gillan) is determined to see a work notion through to its end -- which seems professionally commendable, but it has an effect on her relationship with Freddy (Giacomo Gianniotti) in the new episode "Follow Through." Henry (John Cho) rebuffs someone who's interested in him, but it doesn't end there. Da'Vine Joy Randolph and David Harewood also star.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A winner of several Oscars for its technical wonders, director David Fincher's lengthy, engrossing drama (inspired by an F. Scott Fitzgerald story) casts Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse -- getting younger as everyone else gets older. That complicates his relationship with his true love (Cate Blanchett) in the course of his remarkable exploits. Pitt and co-star Taraji P. Henson were Academy Award nominees.
Holiday travel can be complicated enough, but try being an NCIS agent working a case while stuck in the middle of it. DiNozzo and Bishop (Michael Weatherly. Emily Wickersham) find themselves in that situation -- along with Bishop's NSA-lawyer husband (guest star Jamie Bamber) -- in the new episode "Grounded." A terrorist threat impacts many airports just as Thanksgiving transit reaches its peak. Veteran character actress Edie McClurg also guest stars.
More villains from the pages of DC Comics, namely Blackout and the Clock King (guest stars Michael Reventar and Robert Knepper), make things tough for Barry (Grant Gustin) in the new episode "Power Outage." His speed is sapped by Blackout, who then heads for the lab and targets Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh). The Clock King overtakes police headquarters and holds Joe and Iris (Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton) among his hostages. Danielle Panabaker also stars.
Talk about having to keep your sunny side up -- but in a limited amount of time. The young chefs have 10 minutes to prepare as many eggs as they can in that particular style in the new episode "Junior Edition: An Egg-Cellent Adventure." Later, the kids are asked to imagine themselves running their own restaurants, and making their most specialized dishes to be included on their respective menus.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The second season of Gates' genealogy series concludes with "Decoding Our Past Through DNA," as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and actress Jessica Alba receive some surprising information about their respective family backgrounds. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and Anderson Cooper, guests in previous episodes, return to get additional details unlocked by their own DNA codes and those of their ancestors -- generating questions of identity.
Jay's (Ed O'Neill) efforts to get all of the family's adults together at a well-reputed restaurant may end up failing in "The Late Show." Mitch and Phil (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell) also manage to arrive on time, but as for the others, it's up in the air -- for a variety of reasons. Worried about Luke (Nolan Gould), Claire (Julie Bowen) heads back home. Cam (Eric Stonestreet) also is at home, changing, to avoid wearing a suit very similar to Mitch's.
Dancing With the Stars
As it does each time, it all comes down to this: The couple to win the mirrorball trophy is announced by host Tom Bergeron in the two-hour conclusion of Season 19. Before the big moment arrives, co-host Erin Andrews will interview the finalists. Judges Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will get their chances for final assessments, with clips from throughout the season offering visual testaments to how the dancers have fared.
NCIS: New Orleans
"Quantum Leap" fans are sure to be delighted by the new episode "Chasing Ghosts," which reunites this show's -- and that show's -- star, Scott Bakula, with earlier series colleague Dean Stockwell. The recovery of a stolen gun prompts the reopening of a Navy-related cold case that has stayed on Wade's (CCH Pounder) mind for years. It comes to involve a local councilman (returning guest star Steven Weber), and Stockwell appears as the politician's father.
Women complicate the lives of men in the new episode "Girls, Girls, Girls." As Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) pursue a demon that's trying to evade Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) injects herself into the chase. The past catches up to Hannah (guest star Erica Carroll), generating a hurdle for her and Castiel (Misha Collins) to get past.
Schmidt (Max Greenfield) comes up with an idea for a unique holiday celebration in the new episode "Thanksgiving IV." Since those in attendance don't have current romantic partners, he asks everyone to bring a "dish" of a different kind -- someone who will be compatible with another guest at the dinner. The concept leads to some interesting pairings. Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone also star.
The new episode "Resort to Spanking" finds Anthony Melchiorri in Manson, Wash., to rescue the Mountain View Lodge and Resort, which has problems ranging from dull rooms to surly and rebellious staff members. It's hard to understand the staff's attitude, given that the control-freak owner expects her guests to clean the hotel themselves.