They are the moments we wait for.
Sure often TV shocks us into a stunned silence (see Teri's death on the first season of "24"), but many times TV shows reward loyal viewers by giving us exactly what we've been oh-so-patiently (or in my case not so patiently) waiting for.
Like Donna and Josh finally locking lips on "The West Wing." Or Luke and Lorelai. Or Sam and Diane. Or Sydney and Vaughn. Or Mulder and Scully. Well, you get the idea. But the moments aren't always romantic. Sometimes the moment is an answer to a long burning question, like:
So what are we desperate to find out this season? Let's take a look:
All times listed are Eastern Time for April 3 to 9 I loved this episode. Taking a page from the "Lost" playbook, "Prison Break" (Monday, Fox, 8 p.m.) flashes back to what everyone was up to three years ago. And as the announcers like to say -- don't miss the final seconds. Kelly Carlson descends on "Everwood" (Monday, WB, 9 p.m.) this week while Nina struggles to deal with Jake's recovery. By the way, I do kind of take it as a personal insult that "Everwood" and "24" are on against each other. Okay, can anyone tell me why Curtis, Jack and the rest of the CTU gang would go to where the terrorists are releasing the deadly nerve gas and not have any kind of gas masks with them? Does Jack think that hooded sweatshirts makes him invincible? (After all that's all he wore when he held his breath and tried to shut down the computers.) Oh, and how come Audrey can be tortured and she doesn't get to change outfits -- although her hair goes instantly limp. The First Lady practically has a new outfit on when she goes from one room to the next. If I had to vote for worst outfit to have to wear all season, it would have to be Chloe's sweater. I would have burned that sucker by now. Katey Sagal, so fabulous as Helen on "Lost," hosts "Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2" Tuesday on Nick at Nite at 10 p.m. I gotta tell you that I really liked "Pepper Dennis" (premiering Tuesday at 9 p.m. on the WB). It's really the only show that I think has a shot at making it on to the new CW schedule. Rebecca Romijn is an engaging hoot as the title character (she doesn't overplay being cute, coy or klutzy). Plus the series stars Lindsay Price (Janet on "90210") and an all grown up Rider Strong ("Boy Meets World"). I say three and a half stars. After you watched the premiere let me know what you think. Bitty Schram, the much-missed Sharona on "Monk," guest stars on this episode of "Thief" (Tuesday, FX, 10 p.m.). Check out her Southern accent. Dude, it's all about Hurley on "Lost" (Wednesday, ABC, 9 p.m.) When the island starts to freak him out, his crush, Libby, is there to help him out. Oh, and am I the only one that thinks Sun's back story was purposely left vague? That maybe she's not pregnant because of an affair, but maybe this is another move orchestrated by the Others or the island (a la Locke can walk)? After all, we know how much the Others want children. That's all for today. I'll be back next week to talk about Donna and Josh's big moment (whoo-hoo), "The Amazing Race," your disappointment in "Gilmore Girls" (let me tell you, you guys are mighty cranky), "Scrubs" (coming soon an episode all about The Todd) and much much more. Have a question, seen a familiar face, have an inside scoop or want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org by clicking on my byline at the top of my column.