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'The Night Shift' premiere: All the cool kids work at night

When I started seeing promos for The Night Shift, NBC’s new medical drama about a sexy soldier-turned-surgeon, I had two thoughts: 1) There’s no way this character does the soldier thing better than Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy, and 2) This show is everything Enlisted was talking about when it brought about the “Afghanistan excuse,” a.k.a. ex-soldiers using “I was in Afghanistan” as a way to be cool/get out of something. And now, having watched the premiere, I’d say my first impression was pretty valid.

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'Revolution' series finale: Let's talk about it!

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the season 2 finale, “Declaration of Independence.” If you haven’t watched, proceed at your own risk.

To be completely honest, Revolution’s second season was what its first season should have been: dark, gritty, and edgy. I will say this, though — as much as the show had its ups and downs, it really did attempt to reinvent and revitalize itself by taking notice of what didn’t quite work during the first season (spoiler alert: pretty much everything.) Season two was a vast improvement over season one, the kind of growth that, if this was 15-20 years ago, would have been considered normal. And as much as Revolution was unlikely to get renewed, I really think it could have continued to improve if given the chance to have a third season.

But sadly, that’s not the case, which meant that tonight’s season finale was really a series finale. Let’s see what we ended up with. READ FULL STORY

'Chicago P.D.' finale: Who shot [spoiler]?

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the Chicago P.D. season finale, stop reading now!

In the world of Chicago P.D. nothing is black and white. After all, the man at the head of the Intelligence Unit was in prison not all that long ago. But could he be going back?

That’s the question that fans are pondering after the final 30 seconds of that finale, in which Voight walked onto a crime scene that housed Jin’s dead body. Jin. As in a member of Voight’s Intelligence Unit. As in a member of this family we’ve come to love. And as in the (lovable) rat who’d been reporting to Internal Affairs all season, a fact that Voight had earned just half an hour earlier. So had Voight pulled the trigger and killed his own man? My gut tells me no. Voight has a thing with killing cops, and at the end of the day, he did love Jin. Then again, wouldn’t that make for an interesting season 2? R.I.P. Jin. I’ll miss your weekly bursts of brilliance. READ FULL STORY

'Reign' recap: Long may he rest

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of Reign, stop reading now!

I already miss Henry. Mary and Francis are so complicated my head hurts. Plagues suck. And I still miss Julien. Shall we? READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' finale recap: The hero this city deserves

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of Arrow, stop reading now!

My heart can’t take it. And those of you who watch this show with me every week know exactly what I’m about to say: That Olicity scene was faked?! I literally feel like I’ve just been broken up with. And yes, that does make me re-evaluate my life a little bit. But the good news is that this finale was so much more than that one scene. It was action-packed, it provided closure, and it gave us a lot to look forward to. Let’s save this city for one last time in season 2, shall we? READ FULL STORY

'Agents of SHIELD' finale: Welcome to your new life, Coulson

Is everyone okay? No, really, it’s a serious question: Is everyone okay? Because I’m not okay and — full disclosure — I’ve had over a week for this finale to sink into my head.

This year has been a helluva ride for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While we’ve endured some ups and downs in terms of storytelling and pacing (we’ll dissect all of those in tomorrow’s wrap-up post) and while we dealt at times with some ultimately frustrating character developments and plot lines, there’s no question that we ended on a high, explosive note. After a really shaky takeoff and a slightly smoother flight, the finale really stuck its landing by setting up a ton of new stories for next season, while leaving us with some tantalizing questions. And, of course, what would the hour be without action, humor, and a few gut punches? Without further ado, let’s dive in.

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'The Originals' recap: Their only Hope

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of The Originals, stop reading now!

[Disclaimer: Time Warner Cable decided to air baseball in NYC tonight, so I had to watch a live-stream, which means no screenshots and few quotables — but I refused not to watch live!] READ FULL STORY

'Reign' recap: In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Racquetball Ghost

So King Henry pulled a tooth from his fist. He pulled an actual human tooth out of his fist like it was no big deal. Don’t get me wrong, I love these moments when Henry surprises me, but I think I’m going to have to choose the time he humped out of a window over watching him pull a tooth from his fist. Also, how does a tooth get lodged in your fist? Spoiler: I haven’t been in many fist fights guys, but let’s just say my desire to punch people just went way down. Let’s get into this before I start google tooths in fists or something weird.

This episode picked up months after Francis left for battle. Upon his return with Mary’s uncle, the Duke of Guise, Francis ran straight to his beloved bride, and the two had a ridiculously adorable welcome home moment. Too bad it was interrupted by crazy King Henry’s announcement that the Queen of England had fallen, and now it was up to Mary to stake her claim.

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'Arrow' recap: All is fair in love and war

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the May 7 episode of Arrow, stop reading now!

Honestly, the fact that I’m still alive to write this recap is a miracle, because I’m pretty sure I did not take a breath through that entire episode. Sitting in my apartment watching by myself, I didn’t say a word, I didn’t go on Twitter during commercials, I didn’t do anything but stare at my television, listen to my heart pounding in my chest, and occasionally think, “How is this not the finale?!” This show just keeps getting better, and I cannot wait for next week. Here’s what went down: READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' recap: Guerrera warfare

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the May 6 episode of The Originals, stop reading now!

Our boys just got played. While Marcel, Elijah, and Klaus focused on looking good, getting revenge, and building armies, two women made their move. And as much as I want to root for the strong females (girl power and whatnot), I’m a little too angry that the wolves ruined another one of Elijah’s suits. But in all honesty, I’m glad Francesca is more than just a boring human. Who needs those, right? Let’s do this! READ FULL STORY

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