THIS WEEK IN TV Monday-ABC has the CMA Music Festival, subtitled "Country's Night To Rock". NBC has a new Dateline NBC. Tuesday-ABC reruns last week's Crash Course, along with new episodes of Shaq Vs. and Primetime: The Outsiders. Shaq is going against Albert Pujols this week. Two weeks ago I asked whether Shaq was going to beat any of the people he's going against. I didn't see how it ended with Shaq vs. Ben Roethlisberger, but Shaq and his partner Todd Rogers (2008 Men's Beach Volleyball Gold Medal winner) were unable to beat Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, and had to face the consequences. CBS has a new Big Brother. FOX has new episodes of Hell's Kitchen and More To Love. NBC has a new America's Got Talent. Wednesday-ABC has new episodes of Wipeout, Crash Course and Primetime: Crime. CBS airs a 30-minute Fall Preview. FOX has a special episode of So You Think You Can Dance, featuring what they call "The 15 Best Performances Ever", along with a reairing of the pilot of Glee. NBC has a new episode of America's Got Talent. Thursday-CBS has a new Big Brother. THAT IS ALL. Friday-ABC has a new 20/20. FOX has a new episode of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and once again the pilot episode of Glee. Why aren't you watching it‽ NBC has a new Dateline NBC. Saturday-ABC has the first game of the year of Saturday Night Football, with Alabama vs. Virginia Tech. It will once again feature the announcing team of Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit. America's Most Wanted on FOX takes a week off. Both it and Cops have their season premiere next week. Sunday-ABC has new episodes of Shark Tank and Defying Gravity. CBS has new episodes of 60 Minutes, Big Brother and There Goes The Neighborhood. The CW has Windtalkers (The W at Amazon). FOX airs Spider-Man 2. NBC airs a new Dateline NBC along with the theatrical version of Friday Night Lights. As I write this, it's only $6.99!
Whedon was right, this episode was a big step up from the previous five. It was so good, in fact, that if the series reverts back to the Echo-on-assignment format of the first few weeks, it'll be kind of a letdown.