After NBC debuted their post-writers’ strike comedy lineup last Thursday, it was ABC’s turn to bring out all new episodes of their top shows–Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and Lost.
The highlights of the night:
Ugly Betty • Echoing Sixteen Candles, Betty’s birthday is overlooked by everyone, including her accountant boyfriend Henry. • Renee uses Chocalitinis to ply evil Wilhelmina’s assistant Marc (Michael Urie) for information, while he steals her psychiatric drugs in return.
Grey’s Anatomy• The residents–Mer, Izzie, Cristina and Alex– battle it out for bragging rights in a fierce surgical contest. • While Mer still pines for Der and Der is taking it slow with nurse Rose, nurse Rose blurts out to Lexie that she loves McDreamy–er, that was fast!
Lost • A mysterious phone call saying “14-J” sends Locke and Sawyer scurrying for cover, as war breaks out in the way of killer gunmen. • The Smoke Monster is back and it’s angry! Seemingly ordered by Ben to avenge the death of his daughter (who got offed by the gunmen), the tunnel of black-and-gray cinders plows down all the bad guys while Ben pays his final respects to his murdered daughter. –Nicholas White
Tell us: Which show had the better return episode? What do you want to see from Lost, Ugly Betty and Grey’s for the rest of the TV season?
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