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‘Game of Thrones’ Finally Gave ‘The Gift’ of a Meeting Five Seasons in the Making

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 24, 2015 @ 10:40 PM
HBO
Game of Thrones Season 5 has promised for months that the world of Westeros would contract, bringing more and more long-separated characters together. Tonight’s “The Gift” finally delivered on one of the biggest crossovers in Game of Thrones history, atop yet another shocking turn back in Kings’ Landing. Our full review!

‘Orphan Black’ Gives Us a Lot to Take in With ‘Certain Agony of the Battlefield’

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by Britt Hayes May 23, 2015 @ 8:36 PM
BBC
There is so, so much going on in this week’s Orphan Black. So much much-ness. “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” is not only the most eventful episode of Season 3 thus far, but it’s an important episode which marks a turning point, as sides are chosen and Dr. Virginia Cody’s real aims are finally revealed.

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 11, Episode 2 Recap: Two Women Enter, One Woman Leaves

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by Matt Singer May 19, 2015 @ 10:00 PM
ABC
In yesterday’s recap, I predicted that the 25 men on this season of The Bachelorette would choose Britt to be the woman they would all simultaneously date in a way that is not at all weird or uncomfortable. My wife, who got me hooked on this show in the first place and has a sixth sense for its plot twists, predicted it would be Kaitlyn, and she was right. My big mistake: Buying in to the narrative presented by The Bachelorette producers that most of the men were there for Britt, and were utterly smitten by her vivacious charm and outgoing demeanor. In doing so, I forgot the cardinal rule of The Bachelorette: Everything we see is a distorted version of reality, coaxed into being by the show specifically to swerve viewers with shocking twists. Trusting anything shown in The Bachelorette is like trusting a magician when he tells you he really sawed a woman in half.

‘The Flash’ Finale Ended in Crisis With a Time-Splitting Cliffhanger

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 19, 2015 @ 9:20 PM
The CW
The Flash has officially run “Fast Enough” to close out his first season, but all is far from well in Central City. Not only did Barry’s big mission to the past yield an unexpected (and emotional) outcome, but the team said goodbye to one of its own as time itself threatened to pull Central City into oblivion. Find out who survived, what DC heroes popped up, and what timey-wimey shenanigans went down by our full review of tonight’s Flash finale!

Here’s How Every ‘Mad Men’ Character Ended the Series

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 17, 2015 @ 11:33 PM
AMC
At long last, Don Draper and his fellow Mad Men have brought AMC's touchstone drama to a close. Tonight's series finale brought plenty of change, heartbreak and death, but how did the former folk of Sterling-Cooper close out the series? Learn every Mad Men fate by our full review of tonight's series finale "Person to Person"!

‘Orphan Black’ Delivers Betrayal and Butter in ‘Scarred by Many Past Frustrations’

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2015 @ 11:06 AM
BBC
Reunited and it feels so…well, it should feel good. Sarah and Helena are finally reunited, but not under the best circumstances. This week’s Orphan Black is tighter and more driven than the first four episodes, as “Scarred by Many Frustrations” sees Mrs. S. and Felix taking on a fragile new ward, while Sarah tries to convince Helena (and her scorpion friend, I guess) to help her break out of the Castor base, and Cosima makes a fun new sexy time friend.

SNL Ranked: Louis C.K. Sends Season 40 Out on a Clumsy Note

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2015 @ 9:03 AM
NBC
This season of SNL has had some definite highs and definite lows (I’ve been seriously questioning the writers’ ability to deliver great material for the female hosts), and the last few episodes have only been consistent in their clumsiness. What began as a strong season has faltered in the final lap, but the promise of Louis C.K. hosting the Season 40 finale inspired some optimism thanks to both his comedic talents and his track record with SNL. Sadly, this week’s outing proved to be as so-so as the last few episodes, resulting in a finale that’s merely half-decent.