This week: Motherland: Fort Salem, Virgin River, grown-ish, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Rap Sh!t, Blown Away, Anything’s Possible
Motherland: Fort Salem
“Cession in Session” – Season 3, Episode 5
Tues July 19 – 10PM
As the Council of the Great River decides whether to extradite the Bellweather unit back to the US, the witches can’t help but feel powerless, especially when they’re given a tough decision to make. Something feels off but they can’t quite figure out what they need to do next…although Tally (Jessica Sutton) might have an idea. She can’t keep her vision a secret any longer as things start to unravel. However, there is no way for any of them to truly prepare for what’s coming. Meanwhile, Anacostia (Demetria McKinney) and Sterling (Luc Roderique) find themselves in a worse situation than before—but we all know our fearless captain has a few tricks up her sleeve.
“Cession in Session” is going to test our witches physically, mentally, and emotionally, pushing them to breaking point. That’s when things take a truly nightmarish turn and scale this conflict all the way up. The episode contains huge parallels to our own world in the way it treats outsiders, the way powerful oversight is used to threaten, and how divisions cause more pain—which highlights how smartly written Motherland: Fort Salem is. And you’ll be enthralled by every minute of it.
The Council of the Great River convenes to hear the Unit’s testimony and decide whether to extradite them back to the U.S. Abigail attempts to convey the dangers of the Camarilla’s influence, and Tally ponders if the future is written in stone.
Wed July 20
Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) has some happy news: She’s pregnant! After years of hoping for a child, she is trying to look at the future with joy. But we all know happy news in Virgin River means heartbreak is coming. That might have something to do with the fact that she doesn’t know if it’s Mark’s (Daniel Gillies)—from a round of IVF—or Jack’s (Martin Henderson) after their blissful reunion. It’s an emotionally complicated situation to be in, which makes for plenty of heartfelt conversations. Especially when they find out the pregnancy may be difficult, considering Mel’s history…ooh, and then things get even more complex when a charming new doctor arrives to work at Mel’s practice.
Meanwhile, Hope (Annette O’Toole) is recovering at home after her accident but there’s an adjustment period with her injuries that is distressing for everyone involved. The meaning of “it takes a village” rings truer than ever in Virgin River as our beloved townspeople look to one another for hope, comfort, and love. S4 is soft and gentle in the way it welcomes you back into its warm embrace. From there it subtly builds the tension until you’re dying to know what secrets are going to surface in Virgin River next.
Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins Season Four with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige.
“This is What You Came For” – Season 5 premiere
Wed July 20 – 10PM
Zoey returns to Cal U to support Junior’s first day on campus but soon realizes that she may be missing her Cal U days more than she let on. After meeting his new classmates, Junior seeks to escape dorm life by attending Doug’s White Party.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
Thurs July 21
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.
Thurs July 21
On HBO Max
From executive producer Issa Rae comes a new show that follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. Join Shawna and Mia as they try to make it in the rap scene all while staying true to themselves.
Fri July 22
Blown Away is back and the competition is hotter than ever (and no, we won’t apologize for the number of fire puns we’re about to make). It’s strangely fascinating to watch molten glass be melded into works of art—but what’s even more interesting is the people who make it happen. The contestants all have incredible journeys that led them to this competition; their life stories also give them unique ways of approaching each challenge that lets their creative sparks fly. From colorful gumball machines to vintage telescopes to blue sloths (yup), imagination has no limit in the hot shop and each creation will leave you truly blown away.
Blown Away is back for Season 3 with some of the glass world’s heaviest hitters, all competing for the title, Best In Glass. Ten glass artists have come to North America’s largest hot shop to push themselves to their creative limits. In each episode, the glassblowers must impress the Evaluators or risk being eliminated. At stake is a life changing prize that will send their careers to new heights. Blown Away is hosted by Nick Uhas with Resident Evaluator and Glass Master Katherine Gray.
Fri July 22
On Amazon Prime Video
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Anything’s Possible is an uplifting and delightfully modern Gen Z coming-of-age story that follows Kelsa, a confident high school girl who is trans, as she navigates her senior year. When her classmate – nerdy-but-cute Khal – gets a crush on her, he musters up the courage to ask her out, despite the drama he knows it could cause. What transpires is a high school romance that showcases the joy, tenderness, and pain of young love.