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'Scandal' finale: Were you underwhelmed?

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season 3 finale of Scandal, stop reading now (or Rowan might kill you)!

Last night’s Scandal finale was packed full of twists: Fitz found out about Mellie’s rape, Rowan murdered Fitz’s son, Rowan is Command again, Harrison might be dead, Huck found his family, Fitz is President for four more years, and Olivia and Jake are currently headed out of the country to start a new life … to name a few.

And overall, I thought it was a good finale. It set up a lot of stories that I’m intrigued to watch play out. Is Fitz going to hit rock bottom? What is David going to do with the B613 files? And what is going to happen to OPA?

That being said, I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed at the end of the hour. Maybe it was my fault for mentally preparing for something huge, but I honestly expected to walk away from it with Sally or Andrew dead, or at the very least, some sort of gasp-worthy “I can’t believe _____ was a traitor” situation. I mean, the bomb didn’t even kill anybody. READ FULL STORY

'Reign' recap: For king or country

All I can say is that I’m very happy that I live in the 21st Century, and that my future husband will likely not own a castle with some sort of lock tower. And let’s be honest: Even if he did, he’d never have the power to lock me away in it (because, you know, equality and stuff).

That being said, I’m not totally mad at Francis right now. Is he looking out for France? Of course. Is he looking out for Mary? Yes. Is he still a teenager with a ridiculous amount of responsibility? Always. Let’s dig in!

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'Parenthood' finale react: A house is not a home

Even though I knew it was coming, losing the Braverman house hurts, guys. It hurts bad. Let’s be honest: Next to Joel, it was arguably my favorite thing about this show. Okay, that’s taking it too far, but I am going to miss that beautiful house for a number of reasons, and I didn’t even grow up there!

That being said, losing the house was not the thing that made me cry the hardest in this episode. Nope, that award (not surprisingly) goes to Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria. At the hospital, we finally got to meet Ryan’s mother, who was not only an awful person, but also came bearing awful news. Ryan had been discharged from the Army and was heading back to Wyoming with her. And when Amber — Ryan’s non-wife (sorry, hospital) — asked him about it, he revealed just how he was injured. Spoiler: It’s not as badass as you probably thought. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' cast member Jeff Perry admits watching 'The Wire' is on his to-do list -- VIDEO

Unscientific figures (via my Twitter feed) confirm that 30 percent of Scandal fans became addicted to the show after binge-watching the first season. But which Scandal cast member has a little binge-watching of his own to do? Jeff Perry, who admitted to EW that The Wire remains on his to-do list, more than six years after it signed off the air!

This confession and more were made when Perry, who plays the formidable Cyrus Beene on the ABC drama, stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Need a 'Scandal' season finale (wine) drinking game? It's handled!

Nobody does a season finale quite like Shonda Rhimes, and because of that, nobody needs a finale drinking game more than Scandal fans. And considering Thursday night’s finale quite literally features a bomb, that glass of wine is probably looking better than ever (if you’re of age, of course).

So in honor of Olivia Pope’s love of red wine, we’ve made this a wine-specific drinking game. We have no idea what to expect heading into tonight, but at least we can give you this much. Follow the rules below to play along, and as always, please drink responsibly: READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' recap: It's not easy being green

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the April 16 episode of Arrow, stop reading now!

Well, that was an action-packed welcome back to Starling City! We have a lot to talk about, but first, I have to say that the moment I’m still hung up on from this episode was that maneuver where Oliver successfully flipped Felicity over the stairwell and they somehow both landed on their feet like they were cats or something. Is that weird? I mean, I know a lot just happened and major stuff is going down, but was that not incredibly impressive? Am I the only one stuck on this? That’s cool. I’ll move on. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': And the eliminated contestant is...

Another week, another blindside. It was a shocking result once again on what has proven to be a topsy-turvy season of Survivor. My full recap will be up at midnight, but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' recap: Three men and a baby

Welcome back to New Orleans, everybody! I don’t know about you all, but I have missed this place, bloodshed and all. I even missed Thierry’s hats. OK, I especially missed Thierry’s hats, but that’s not important. What is important is the theme of this week’s episode, which was all about picking a side in the war that’s about to come to a head. And nobody — I mean nobody — is messing around. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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The Cure for Pop Culture Exhaustion

Burned out by the incessant opinions, snark, and sniping? Drop out of the conversation and binge on something in a vacuum.

While the rest of the world has been busy gnashing its teeth over the How I Met Your Mother finale, mourning the sudden death of Will Gardner, and snickering over Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling,” I’ve devoted the past week to watching the first four seasons of Parks and Recreation. Many would call this a binge – or a cry for help – but I prefer to think of it as a detox. There’s so much hashtagging and around-the-clock quarterbacking in pop culture today. Sometimes one just needs to give herself the quiet relief of sinking blissfully into a Leslie Knope-hole. READ FULL STORY

MTV Movie Awards: Conan O'Brien plans to show some skin, ruin 'Game of Thrones' for you

Sure, the MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, but it’s not the only game in town: Over on HBO, the competition will be a brand-new episode of Game of Thrones. So how does host Conan O’Brien plan on combating the swords-and-sandals series? With both skin and spoilers, naturally.

“I’d like people to really see a lot of my body for the first time,” O’Brien tells EW of his plans as host. “What’s interesting is that the world has changed so much since when I first got into television; you have to be increasingly fearless. So, I want people to see parts of my body that no one should see.

“I’ve also gotten a hold of the Game of Thrones episode that’s on that night,” O’Brien continues. “So on the day before the awards, I’m going to get out as many spoilers as possible to kill the Game of Thrones experience for people. Then, out of either despair or rage, they’ll have to tune in to see the MTV Movie Awards.” READ FULL STORY

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