Although "Advanced Introduction to Finality" was not the apocalyptic nightmare that Twitter might have led you to believe, it was still truly terrible.
As much as I like Nashville, and as much as I want to love it, I'm struggling with its inability to let any character stay happy—heck, even content—for more than a couple of scenes.
"Heroic Origins" was another example of the show's current upswing, and while it leaned hard on a conceit that we've seen recently, there was enough variation to make the story enjoyable.
Also: Sundance, Comedy Central, and E! make their power rankings debuts.
"Take These Chains From My Heart" kicked off this final string of episodes with some punch. And while it allowed a few big shoes to drop, there are even more just waiting to crash down harder, and faster.
This backdoor pilot certainly wasn't without issues, and now I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the prospects of The Originals.
I struggle to form an opinion any time a show attempts to pull a powerful emotional moment out of a story that's failed to work, or that hasn't been given enough attention before said powerful moment.
"Intro to Knots" wasn't a complete mess by any means, but it squandered more potential than I would have liked.
With all the renewals, cancellations, and pilot orders, this is an exciting—albeit sometimes very stressful—time for TV fans.
If this is it, I'll miss Southland. Season 5 was probably the show's most consistent and dramatically engaging one yet. But if we have reached the end, "Reckoning" offered a very nice conclusion.