This week The CW has femme fatales from the past who return and wreak havoc on Arrow and Supernatural; a Salvatore brother revisits his past in New York City circa 1970 on The Vampire Diaries; Vince and Cat leave the past behind and starting their relationship anew; and on Cult, Jeff and Skye dress up for a “Cult” fan costume party, but find they may be in over their heads.
All that plus an encore play of the one-hour special “Target Presents the IHEARTRADIO Album Release Party with Justin Timberlake” airs on Friday at 8pm ET
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
ARROW — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET)
“The Huntress Returns”
EDM MEGASTAR STEVE AOKI OPENS OLIVER’S NEW NIGHTCLUB — With his nightclub set to open and a new romance brewing with McKenna (guest star Janina Gavankar), Oliver (Stephen Amell) is as happy as he’s been since returning to Starling City. But when Oliver’s ex, The Huntress (guest star Jessica De Gouw), suddenly returns to town, she threatens to destroy everything and everyone he cares about. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and her father (Paul Blackthorne) struggle with the return of Dinah Lance (guest star Alex Kingston) who claims she has proof Sara is still alive. Thea (Willa Holland) gets Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) a job at Oliver’s club, but he’s not too inclined to stop his life of crime. Oliver and Tommy (Colin Donnell) are thrilled they were able to get Steve Aoki to play at the opening of their new nightclub, Verdant. David Ramsey and Susanna Thompson also star. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Lana Cho .
SUPERNATURAL — (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET)
SAM, DEAN, CASTIEL AND MEG TEAM UP AGAINST CROWLEY AND HIS DEMONS — Castiel (Misha Collins) reappears in Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) life and tells them Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) has unleashed several demons into a small town. The demons are looking for Lucifer’s Crypt, which holds a valuable asset, but Castiel lies to Sam and Dean about what it is. While interrogating a demon, the three discover Crowley has been torturing Meg (guest star Rachel Miner), who knows the exact location of the crypt. Sam and Meg fight to hold Crowley off while Dean and Castiel go in search of the crypt. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
Goodbye Stranger Clip
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET)
“Because the Night”
FLASHBACK TO DAMON’S LIFE IN 1970s NEW YORK / THE BAND DEAD SARA PERFORMS — Realizing that Elena (Nina Dobrev) needs some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) takes her to New York City, where he lived and partied hard in the 1970s. When Rebekah (Claire Holt) also shows up in New York, she’s impressed with Elena’s secret agenda. Flashbacks reveal Damon’s hedonistic life in the underground club scene and a complicated encounter with Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebbel). Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try to convince Klaus (Joseph Morgan) that it would be in his own best interest to help them track Silas down, and Bonnie (Kat Graham) struggles to keep her grasp on reality and do the right thing. Garreth Stover directed the episode written by Brian Young & Charlie Charbonneau.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET)
CAT AND VINCENT GET A FRESH START — After taking their relationship to a new level, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are forced to deal with reality when someone appears to be the framing the vigilante. Evan (Max Brown) finds proof that Cat knows more than she is letting on about the beast. Muirfield and the police are closing in on Vincent and this time there is no escape, so J.T. (Austin Basis) and Cat come up with an extreme solution. Meanwhile, Tess (Nina Lisandrello) following a tip, finds something that will forever change her relationship with Cat. Brian White also stars. Lee Rose directed the episode written by Blair Singer.
And after last week’s steamy conclusion, what do we have to preview for this week’s episode, enticingly entitled Insatiable??
Insatiable Producer’s Preview
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
“TARGET PRESENTS THE IHEARTRADIO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE STARS IN A NEW MUSICAL SPECIAL ─ In this one-hour special, filmed at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles during a release party for his new album, “20/20 Experience,” musical superstar Justin Timberlake performs with his band and talks about making the album. The special also includes an exclusive eight-minute world premiere of Timberlake’s new music video.
CULT — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
JEFFREY PIERCE (“ALCATRAZ”) GUEST STARS IN THE EPISODE — Jeff (Matt Davis) receives news that one of Nate’s friends might be planning something at an upcoming “Cult” fan costume party, so Jeff and Skye (Jessica Lucas) attend the party dressed as Billy and Kelly. At the party, Skye’s drink is spiked with a hallucinogenic drug similar to a drug used on the television show “Cult.” Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds “Weeds,” “Hawthorne”) warns Jeff that he might be in over his head. Also, at the party, Roger (Robert Knepper) meets mysterious stranger named Stuart (guest star Jeffrey Pierce). Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) marries Billy (Robert Knepper) in a flashback scene. Tim Hunter directed the episode. Story by David Kemper and teleplay by Lindsay Sturman.
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