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Gal Feels So Good About Reunited Stars (david boreanaz and bones mention)

Amy Amatangelo

Monday 21 November 2005, by Webmaster

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - - This November TV stars have been, sing it with me, reunited.

Next week Esai Morales plays Freddie’s father on "Freddie" where he reunites with his "NYPD Blue" co-star Jacqueline Obradors, who used to play his love interest and now plays his daughter (hmmm ... does someone needs to invest in a new eye cream?). That same week "Commander In Chief" has a Zack Attack when Mark-Paul Gosselaar gets out in front of the problem and joins the series as a media consultant. This reunites the actor with his "NYPD Blue" show runner Steven Bochco.

Cordelia and Willow will reunite this month "Veronica Mars." Two inmates from "Oz" have been together all season on "Lost." The Geeks keep stopping by "How I Met Your Mother" (where are the Freaks?), Scott Cohen stopped by his old "Street Time" co-star’s "Numb3rs." Kelly just never could choose me and has had both "90210" boyfriends on "What I Like About You." And if FOX doesn’t change their mind again, you’ll get to see Michael Vartan and Bradley Cooper together on "Kitchen Confidential."

So I started thinking, what other TV reunions who I like to see? We all know I want everyone from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "90210" every where they could possibly be. Bring on Juliet Landau as Brainiac’s girlfriend on "Smallville" and Tori Spelling as Chris’s high school girlfriend on "Freddie." And can anyone tell me why we still haven’t had a scene between Doug Savant and Marcia Cross on "Desperate Housewives." The show is already on probation with me. Why must they taunt me like that? Who else would I like to see? Lacey Chabert as Jack’s younger sister in flashback scenes on "Lost." Lisa Dean Ryan date Barney on "How I Met Your Mother." I know Andre Braugher’s busy with his new FX series "Thief" but I would love to see a Bayliss/Pembelton reunion on "Commander In Chief." Couldn’t someone from "The Sopranos" try to help Adrianna out on "Joey"? What about Dean Cain as Susan’s new boyfriend on "Desperate Housewives"? See I could play this game forever.

What TV reunions would you like to see? Talk about it on the TV Gal message boards.

Where Have I Seen Them Before?

Tom noticed Tina Holmes, Maggie on "Six Feet Under," was the girlfriend of the rapist on "Law & Order: SVU."

Al caught John Sklaroff, the child killer Denny Crane shot on "Boston Legal," was also the man Sean thought was a hit man on "Nip/Tuck."

Suze and Ted were the first of many to recognized Tom Lenk, Andrew on both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," was the clinic patient on "House" who was chewing too much nicotine gum. Obviously, given today’s topic, he now needs to appear on "Bones."

Dyan caught Brian Kerwin, Rob on "Beggars and Choosers" and C.J. old college boyfriend Ben on "The West Wing," as the opponent to the DA on "Medium."

Chris recognized Arija Bareikis, Emma on "American Embassy," was Savannah, the friend of The McDreamies (as TV Gal reader Sarah calls them) who wanted radical preventative surgery on "Grey’s Anatomy." Bareikis was also Detective Annie Capra on "Crossing Jordan" and Tricia Ross on "Oz."

Ellen caught Rodney Scott, young Internet whiz kid who killed his partner on "Cold Case," was J.J.’s friend Danny on "American Dreams." He was also Will on "Young Americans." Michelle recognized Deborah Van Valkenburg, Jackie on "Too Close for Comfort," as the secretary who knew her boss had committed murder.

Bob caught Michelle Greene, Abby on "L.A. Law," was the woman who donated her daughter’s face on "Nip/Tuck." Deidre Lovejoy, Rhonda Pearlman on "The Wire," was the mother of the daughter who got the face. By the way, I fast forwarded my way through that surgery, how about you?

Elisabeth Moss. Zoey on "The West Wing," was Christina the woman who denied her baby and killed her mother-in-law on "Invasion."

And everyone was excited to see the "Ed" migration continue on "Lost." Josh Randall, Mike on "Ed," was Nathan, the man Ana Lucia thought was one of the Others.

Where You’ll See Him Soon

So NBC still hasn’t scheduled "Scrubs," but Robert Maschio, aka The Todd, will be on the Dec. 7 episode of "Veronica Mars." I can’t wait.

"Arrested Development"

Can you taste the tears? "Arrested Development" is in trouble. And many readers want to make sure you know about the petition to save the show. Go to www.petitionspot.com/petitions/arresteddev. Also it’s a good idea to check out the show’s official website www.getarrested.com.

Quotes of the Week

"We’re the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815." Bernard to Boone on "Lost" finally ending the mystery of last season’s most confusing quote.

"It ain’t lying that screws people up, it’s the finding out." Joy to Earl on "My Name is Earl." Thanks to Bob for the quote.

"You know me, hostility makes me shrink up like a ... I can’t think of a non-sexual metaphor." House on "House." Thanks to Megan for the quote.

"On Monday, I have to tell my Kindergarteners — who I teach not to run with scissors — that my fiance ran me through with a broad sword," Lily to Marshall and Ted on "How I met Your Mother." Thanks to Elaine for the quote.

"Bree, my friends are models. They’re never happy for any one." Gabrielle to Bree on "Desperate Housewives."

"You’re giving me a Valerie Cherish. ’I don’t want to see that.’ It’s a great show. You should have watched it." Lorelai in a shout out to "The Comeback" on "Gilmore Girls."

"It’s Thursday but Dwight thinks it’s Friday; so that’s what I’ll be working on this afternoon." Jim on "The Office."

Coming soon to a TV Gal Column Near You

This December I’ll be celebrating the best of everything television — the best shows, the best quotes, the best moments, and the best characters. And I need your help. Email me your nominations for the best moments and the best quotes of 2005.

Highlights of the Week Ahead All times listed are Eastern Standard for Nov. 21 to 27

"Medium" goes 3-D in a special episode (Monday, NBC, 10 p.m.) You can go to www.nbc.com/Medium to find out how to get your own pair of 3-D glasses.

Everyone talks about the terrific chemistry between David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel on "Bones" (Tuesday, FOX, 8 p.m.), but I don’t see it. Do you? Boreanaz is charming enough to have chemistry with a paper plate, but I don’t see anything on Deschanel’s side.

Okay I’m glad that Lorelai and Rory reconciled on "Gilmore Girls" (Tuesday, WB, 8 p.m.). But I really need Rory to apologize to Emily. Yes Emily is difficult, overbearing, controlling and nosy. But she loves her granddaughter and took her into her home at a time when Rory needed help. Rory can be angry at her grandmother, but there’s no reason for her to be rude. And I’m so not sure how I feel about the Luke story line. As so many of you pointed out, Luke is one of the few characters in Stars Hollow who doesn’t talk a mile a minute and doesn’t ever talk precious. I think it would have been a nice change of pace if Luke’s daughter had been more like Luke and less like a mini-me Lorelai. But I’m withholding total judgment until I see how the story line plays out.

Why don’t aliens ever want to shop at our malls and see the newest "Harry Potter" movie? They always want to play with our genetic make-up. "Threshold" gets a try in the Tuesday night time slot at 10 p.m. on CBS, but it might be time to call this show. I loved the pilot but every new hour has been same plot/different episode. I’m already bored with the aliens infecting everyone. I adore the cast but the show is already feeling like the final seasons of "The X-Files." Have you given up too? Or do you still think there’s hope.

"Invasion," on the other hand, is a show with a pilot I didn’t love. Yet it is getting better and better every week. I don’t really care what the aliens’ end game is on "Threshhold," but I so want to know what’s up on "Invasion." Sure the show has had some missteps (the revelation that Jesse knew his mom was having an affair with Tom before she divorced his father was awkwardly introduced), but there’s a big-picture story arc here that’s really working.

In college, I practically planned my course schedule around "Days of Our Lives," so I can’t wait for the 40th anniversary episode Friday at 1 p.m. on NBC.

It’s hard to believe that this season will be the last for the Camden family. Watch prodigal daughter Mary (Jessica Biel) come and go, see Simon and Ruthie grow up and reminisce with an all day "7th Heaven" marathon beginning at noon on ABC Family.

I’ll stipulate to the fact that the live debate of "The West Wing" was an excellent political exercise that should be shown in all high school history classes. Both Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda were on top of their game and were so smooth I often forgot I was watching a live episode. But was it enough to keep me enthralled for an entire hour? Not so much. This Sunday, instead of President Bartlet and the gang, NBC is airing "Shrek" at 7 p.m.

Okay, instead of match.com, speed dating, blind dates and asking friends to set you up, we simply all need to start working for Seattle Grace Hospital. And we better move quickly because George is still available. This week on "Grey’s Anatomy" (Sunday, ABC, 10 p.m.) another one of Meredith’s one-night stands stops by.

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may you be allowed to watch prime time TV after your big meal. I’ll be back next week where due to popular demand, I’ll break my vow of silence on a certain show, bitch. Also thoughts on "Veronica Mars," "Everwood," "Commander in Chief," "Desperate Housewives," my plan of action for "Alias," and the winter finale of "Prison Break" (where will ruminate on the fact that a man days away from execution can still be on work detail). Have a question, seen a familiar face, have an inside scoop or want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at amytvgal@zap2it.com by clicking on my byline at the top of my column.

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