It's all Valentine's Day all the time on 'Up All Night,' 'Grey's' and 'Once'
Forget chocolates and roses and terribly cheesy heart-shaped cards, this Valentine’s Day is all about ordering in Chinese food and interrupted make out sessions on CTV.
Not surprisingly, Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris’ (Will Arnett) Valentine’s Day is pretty low key in “Up All Night.” Or at least it starts that way, with Chris writing valentines on baby Amy’s behalf. “No stupid dinner, no stupid flowers,” he and Reagan gloat as they’re sitting on the couch with cartons of takeout.
They’re so low key that Chris doesn’t even get riled up when some stud smooches Reagan on television at work and, much to Reagan’s disappointment, Chris even goes so far as to call him a “poor man’s Chippendale.”
But after witnessing a passionate fight between Ava (Maya Rudolph) and Kevin (Jason Lee) – that involves flinging chili AND flan – the pair start to miss having drama in their relationship.
Does this mean they’ll be flinging pureed peas at each other before V-Day is through?
If Reagan and Chris want more drama in their lives, they might want to take up residence at Seattle Grace. It’s all drama all the time on Valentine’s Day on “Grey’s Anatomy” (surprise, surprise!)
Miranda (Chandra Wilson) has a pair of heels stashed in the back of her car for a hot post-surgery date with Ben (Jason George), and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) have rekindled their love ever since reconciling and getting baby Zola back.
Rekindled might be an understatement as the two are desperate for some alone time, even disappearing to the parked car in the driveway, only to have Zola (and Lexie, played by Chyler Leigh) interrupt their nooky time.
You can guarantee there won’t be chocolates or roses in the Yang-Hunt household, as Cristina (Sandra Oh) reveals to Meredith that she and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are more than just on the rocks.
“He’s going to leave me . . . I know it. And you know? I don’t care,” she says. “I can’t make someone stay.”
And to hammer home the point, Owen goes out of his way to ignore her completely.
“Once Upon a Time” takes the Valentine’s Day theme to a whole new level, turning the Beauty and the Beast love story into a monstrous tale with Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) as the beast, and former “Lost” star Emilie Di Ravin playing Beauty.
“True love’s kiss will break any curse,” the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) proclaims, but with clips of Rumplestlitskin and Mr. Gold smashing windows and standing over mouth-taped hostages, it might not be true love after all…
Sadly, the only glimpse we see in the preview of Emma (Jennifer Morrison) isn’t in the arms of the sexy new motorcycle riding mystery man (Eion Bailey), but is instead holding up a gun.
It’s too bad, really, because as a writer, the mystery man can probably pen quite the love poem…
Valentine’s Day episodes of "Grey’s Anatomy" airs on Feb 9th at 9 pm ET, Up "All Night" on Feb 9th at 8:30 pm ET and "Once Upon a Time" on Feb 12th at 8 pm ET)
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Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been working for CTV.ca since 2008. In addition to interviewing the famed American choreographer Bill T. Jones and Canadian prima ballerina Karen Kain, Lindsay’s highlights include criss-crossing Canada on four SYTYCDC audition tours and covering the Juno Awards. Follow her on Twitter!