Ken Tucker
October 20, 2011 AT 09:01 PM EDT

Prime Suspect is on tonight — it’s the best episode to date, “Carnivorous Sheep,” about a convicted sex offender suspected of kidnapping a little girl, with unexpectedly tragic results, as Maria Bello’s Jane Timoney takes the hour in a different direction at its climax.

Meanwhile, here’s a clip from a new episode, airing next Thursday, Oct. 27:

And I also offer my latest video review, this one making an argument for more Prime Suspect and Parenthood viewers. The latter show isn’t doing nearly as badly as PS in the ratings, but we FOBs (i.e., Friends of Bravermans) know Parenthood needs to become the mass-audience hit it deserves to be:

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