Revenge has packed more twists and turns into its first 22 episodes than the most winding Hamptons highway. But in the promotional build-up to tonight’s finale, “Reckoning,” ABC seemed to be setting the bar impossibly high with a series of ads touting it as “mind-blowing,” ”earth-shattering,” and “unbelievable” among their more sedate superlatives. Now it seems like they were underselling it. “Reckoning” featured the deaths of possibly three major castmembers, one wholly unexpected return, a breakup, a showdown with über-villain The White-Haired Man, and a revelation about Emily’s parentage. But not the revelation about Emily’s parentage you thought you saw coming. READ FULL STORY
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The morning after ABC first aired Don’t Trust the B– in Apt. 23, I wrote a post that questioned whether Chloe — that titular B, played by Krysten Ritter — was just too mean to be sustainable. “Eventually, watching Chloe scam someone or ruin a life for the zillionth time will feel both tiresome and unpleasant,” I wrote, suggesting that the show’s writers try making her more three-dimensional.
On the eve of Apt. 23‘s first-season finale, I’ve decided that I spoke too soon. In every episode since the pilot, Chloe’s schemes have grown more preposterous — and, as she’s moved from scamming potential roommates to hooking June up with her dad to adopting a kid just so she can have a free personal assistant, the show has gotten funnier. Chloe isn’t malicious: She’s just completely indifferent to everyone else’s needs and feelings. The befuddlement she shows when June confronts her is genuine, and it goes a long way toward keeping Chloe from being a monster. Or, at least, an unlikeable monster.
Still, part of me worries that Apt. 23 might burn itself out. READ FULL STORY
On tonight’s season finale of Modern Family, entitled “Baby on Board,” we’ll finally reach an end to the Cam and Mitchell storyline that was teased last year and endured all season long: will the pair finally adopt a second baby? A boy, no less? We can expect to get our first look at the newest addition to the Tucker-Pritchett trio by the end of the episode, and with Cam and Mitchell recruiting Gloria to act as their translator during the adoption process, does that mean the baby will be joining the family from Gloria’s native Colombia? We’ve got a regular Jolie-Pitt clan in the works.
When we last saw Nolan Ross, the tech-whiz billionaire found himself in extreme peril. After 21 episodes of playing the nuisance to his fellow Hamptonites–hacking into computers, installing his trademark whale-cam into every mansion worth spying on, lending his snark to Emily Thorne’s takedown of the rich and powerful–he got outwitted himself. James Morrison’s villain, The White-Haired Man, broke into Nolan’s house and quickly put him in a sleeper hold. If ever there was a gasp-worthy moment that was it, because actor Gabriel Mann has turned Nolan, a character who’s part Mark Zuckerberg, part Oscar Wilde, into one of the most popular on the show. This can’t possibly be how it ends for him, right?
Well, luckily for all of us we’re going to find out Nolan’s fate tonight in “Reckoning,” the season finale of Revenge. And adding his play-by-play commentary to every twist and turn while you watch the episode? Actor Gabriel Mann himself, who’s joining us for an EW.com live chat at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. READ FULL STORY
Well, Gleeks, the bittersweet moment has arrived. After over 300 songs, a handful of Finchel breakups and approximately 526,000 Sue Sylvester schemes, it’s graduation time for the McKinley High seniors. Going into the finale, there are a lot of unanswered questions about Rachel, Kurt, Finn, and everyone else: It’s still unclear who is coming back next year and in what role. At Fox’s upfront presentation last week, it sounded like the details were still being hashed out.
Tuesday night marks the end of an era. Last week, New Directions finally won Nationals in Chicago and got a hero’s welcome upon their return home to Lima. Schu and Emma finally had sex, and Puck is getting a second chance at European geography — and graduation. The big question going into tonight’s episode “Goodbye” is NYADA results: We can assume Kurt is in based on Carmen’s (Whoopi Goldberg) love for his audition — but what about Rachel? After choking during her big song, she begged and pleaded for another chance — and it didn’t appear to be working. But after Carmen saw her showstopping performance at Nationals, could everyone’s favorite drama queen get a second chance? It’s likely.
We’re also waiting on news about Finn, who wants to follow his lady to NYC and attend the Actors Studio. No word on whether he’s doing that or falling back on pool cleaning with Puck in L.A. I bet we see an OC-style plot twist, where Finn won’t get into his dream school for the fall semester, but will join Rachel, and the Actors Studio, in the spring.
As for Kurt and Blaine, who knows what the future will hold for McKinley’s lovebirds. Kurt is graduating and presumably going to NYADA, and Blaine will be sticking around McKinley for another year — someone has to sing all the Glee Club solos. Expect tearful goodbyes all around. Speaking of tearful goodbyes, I’m confident whatever happens with Kurt and Burt will make me tear up.
And what would Glee be without a celebrity guest star? Gloria Estefan will be making an appearance tonight as Santana’s mother. Although we know they won’t be singing together, I’m sure it’ll be emotional, especially after Santana’s less-than-smooth experience coming out to her grandmother earlier this season.
Can you believe just three years ago this band of misfits was singing “Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat?” Look how far they’ve come. What do you want to see tonight? What songs are you hopeful they’ll perform?
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History was set to be made on the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice this evening — the kind of history that matters only to people like myself who obsess over absurd reality shows where Playboy models and people that used to dress up in green body paint pretend to work for Donald Trump for a few months in the hopes of being hired for a job position they will never fill. Before all was said and done this evening, Trump would be crowning either the first ever African-American Celebrity Apprentice (Arsenio Hall) or the first gay Celebrity Apprentice (Clay Aiken). To find out who won, and to sound off about the decision, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice or want to know who won the show.] READ FULL STORY
If you started watching NBC’s Awake and fell off along the way (shame), you may want to tune back in. Last night, the series aired the first hour of its two-part finale. Watch it below. The second and now final hour of the series airs May 24. If you’ve been waiting to see Jason Isaacs’ Det. Michael Britten kick some butt, it’s go time. Some viewers never warmed to the conspiracy-theory aspect of the show — who was behind the car accident that, depending on which of the two realities Britten is awake in, either claimed the life of his wife or his son? It’s been a slow burn. But I suspect even they enjoyed last night’s episode, which went full throttle into Britten trying to find out why he was targeted, how he could prove it, and who needs to pay. Isaacs’ stone cold glare was worth the wait. A rundown: READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the Missing series finale and intend to, stop reading now. READ FULL STORY
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