This Week's TV: Psychological Tests Judge Who Gets Earth's Only Embryos

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The summer TV season is winding down with The Leftovers season finale, while The Lottery subjects its embryo-seeking finalists to psychological interviews. Outlander approaches a major moment in Scottish history and Doctor Who visits Sherwood Forest—and Robin Hood. Get all the details below!



Teen Wolf (10 PM, MTV)

This week's episode description is very succinct: "Scott battles an old enemy."

Under the Dome (10 PM, CBS)

Sure, climate change under the Dome is pretty terrifying, but it couldn't be half as maddening as listening to that egg scream.

Big Jim finally learns the shocking truth about what really happened to his wife, Pauline, when they are reunited. Meanwhile, climate change poses a new threat to Chester's Mill.


Face Off (9 PM, Syfy)

This week, judges Neville and Glenn will go head to makeup-covered head in their own challenge.

Wizard Wars (10 PM, Syfy)

The illusions may be magical, but the puns aren't. This is "Rated Arrrgh!" because it involves a pirate costume.


Extant (10 PM, CBS)

Oh, you mean the billionaire who admitted to stealing your fetus is harboring a huge secret, Molly? What a surprise.

As the offspring's powers grow, Molly learns of Yasumoto's painful path to immortality. When Sparks starts to have doubts about the mission, Anya takes charge. Meanwhile, Odin tries to secretly access Ethan's circuitry.



Teen Titans Go! (6 PM, Cartoon Network)

So it looks like Cartoon Network accidentally sent the wrong episode description last week. It's this week that Starfire will release Raven's terrible Love Monsters.

Steven Universe (6:30 PM, Cartoon Network)

We're in for multiple Stevens this episode. How will the other Crystal Gems react?

Steven needs a musical partner for an upcoming show, and uses a time travel device to recruit the perfect bandmate - HIMSELF!


The Quest (8 PM, ABC)

Even in a world of not-so-unscripted dramas, this gleefully strains the definition of reality television:

The clock is ticking for the remaining Paladins when they find themselves under attack in two consecutive episodes of "The Quest," airing THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The Dark Army is ready to strike and Verlox (Douglas Tait) finally shows the depth of his devastating powers in "Verlox Attacks." The stakes are high and intelligence is the best defense for the six remaining Paladins and in the end, three of them must venture into enemy territory to avoid banishment. When a dragon escapes and burns a nearby village, it's up to the five remaining Paladins to prevent yet another attack in, "The Dragon's Lair." Time is a factor in this race to protect Everealm and get amnesty from the Fates. The losing Paladins discover all is not what it seems and must get dirty to save the day.



The Knick (10 PM, Cinemax)

As if early surgery wasn't dangerous enough, you've got the physicians punching each other in the theater.

Edwards (André Holland) forces Thackery's (Clive Owen) hand during surgery, angering Eleanor (Maya Kazan). In recovery, Abigail (Jennifer Ferrin) regrets her past choices involving Thackery. Cleary (Chris Sullivan) and Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour) strike one deal, then another. Bertie's (Michael Angarano) father, Dr. Bertram Chickering, Sr. (Reg Rogers), scolds his son for his career choices. Lucy (Eve Hewson) learns of Thackery's secret life.



Sailor Moon Crystal (Streaming, Neon Alley, Hulu, Crunchyroll)

We're once again meeting the tallest of the Inner Senshi, Sailor Jupiter. Look at that gal transform.

Doctor Who (9 PM, BBC America)

According to writer Mark Gatiss, this is one of the more frivolous episodes of the season. Clara seems pretty excited.

The Doctor and Clara meet Robin Hood and must foil an evil plot from beyond the stars…


Outlander (9 PM, Starz)

War is expensive business, so this week we're off collecting rent to fund it. The problem is that Claire knows that history isn't on the side of the Jacobites.

Claire goes along on the MacKenzies' trip to collect rents, and witnesses Dougal using Jamie's scars to elicit sympathy for the cause of the Jacobites. Later, she realizes a momentous event in Scottish history is coming up fast.


Intruders (10 PM, BBC America)

Jack returns home to find Amy sleeping soundly in bed. She has a logical explanation for her whereabouts in Seattle and professes her love to Jack only to ask for a separation the next day. Jack is terrified for Amy's mental state. Meanwhile, Gary calls with alarming news. Things get dangerous as Madison hitches a ride to Seattle, determined to evade capture. A deal from Richard's past continues to haunt him.



The Witches of East End (9 PM, Lifetime)

Freya and Frederick celebrate a milestone birthday; Tarkoff puts pressure on Frederick to get things done; Ingrid and Dash grow closer; Tommy gets a surprise from Wendy; Joanna faces one of her worst fears.


The Leftovers (10 PM, HBO)

Things are heating up on The Leftovers just as we reach the season finale:

An unexpected ally helps Kevin (Justin Theroux) get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph) grants a final wish; Tom (Chris Zylka) copes with his new reality; Nora (Carrie Coon) makes a life-changing decision.


The Lottery (10 PM, Lifetime)

What kind of psychological issues will bar lottery finalists from getting one of the embryos?

Alison and James share their theory with Vanessa; Vanessa discovers that Darius has some co-conspirators; Kyle is asked to compromise a relationship; contestants face psychological evaluations.


Manhattan (10 PM, WGN)

Helen and Charlie deal with a crisis; Abby embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

Masters of Sex (10 PM, Showtime)

Virginia keeps on seeing a psychiatrist while impersonating a patient's case history, but what will she learn about her own situation?

Barbara Sanders' unsettling diagnosis exposes a chain of secrets.

The Strain (10 PM, FX)

Eph races to safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly is missing. Dutch reveals her role in Palmer's plan, and Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.




Two things:

1) If you don't like Steven Universe, watch this.

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