American Television Shows, Season Finales

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 & 2 Recap

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Season 1
S1, Ep1
26 Apr. 2017

Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.


S1, Ep2
26 Apr. 2017

Birth Day
Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine’s baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

S1, Ep3
26 Apr. 2017

Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution, before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

S1, Ep4
3 May 2017
Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

S1, Ep5
10 May 2017

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition; Offred remembers the unconventional beginning of her relationship with Luke; Ofglen, now Ofsteven, tries reintegrating into Gilead.

S1, Ep6
17 May 2017
A Woman’s Place

When a trade delegation from Mexico comes to Gilead, Offred discovers several shocking secrets.

S1, Ep7
24 May 2017
The Other Side

What happened to Luke after he was separated from June and his daughter Hannah. He tries surviving the harsh, new world alone so he can find them again.

S1, Ep8
31 May 2017

While his wife is away, Commander Waterford takes Offred on an excursion outside the walls of Gilead to a den of iniquity where she finds a familiar face.

S1, Ep9
7 Jun. 2017
The Bridge

June is tasked with going back to Jezebels to find a package. Meanwhile in Gilead, Janine has trouble relinquishing her newborn baby.

S1, Ep10
14 Jun. 2017

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.



S2, Ep1
25 Apr. 2018

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

S2, Ep2
25 Apr. 2018

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

S2, Ep3
2 May 2018

June reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

S2, Ep4
9 May 2018
Other Women

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred’s relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

S2, Ep5
16 May 2018

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick. Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.

S2, Ep6
23 May 2018
First Blood

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah. The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center. Nick struggles with his new assignment.

S2, Ep7
30 May 2018

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America; Serena makes a dangerous choice; Moira searches for someone from her past.

S2, Ep8
6 Jun. 2018
Women’s Work

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena; Janine finally faces Naomi.

S2, Ep9
13 Jun. 2018
Smart Power

On a diplomatic trip abroad, Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor’s guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.

S2, Ep10
20 Jun. 2018
The Last Ceremony

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate; The Commander tries to make amends with Offred; Nick pushes Eden farther away; Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.

S2, Ep11
27 Jun. 2018

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother; Serena and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.

S2, Ep12
4 Jul. 2018

Offred is sent to a familiar place; Nick is rocked by Gilead’s brutal response to a crime; Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.

S2, Ep13
11 Jul. 2018
The Word

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change; Emily learns more about her new Commander; Offred faces a difficult decision.


American Television Shows, Season Finales

Grey’s Anatomy S14 Ep24 – SEASON FINALE

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S14, Ep24

17 May 2018

All of Me

It’s the day of Jo and Alex’s wedding, but things don’t go as planned. Let’s recap.

April sent the incorrect link to the wedding venue to the guests, so they arrived at the wrong place, a church where a couple were about to get married.

While the group were attempting to leave quietly, the Mother of the Bride collapsed just as Bailey and Ben were about to leave, so Bailey jumped in to assist, while Ben got the paramedics. The woman had an aortic issue so back at Grey Sloan, Bailey had nobody to scrub in with her – Maggie was at the wedding, and the on call surgeon was already in an operating theatre.

Teddy turned up at the hospital – Bailey persuaded her to scrub in. Mid op, Teddy asked  Bailey for a job. Perfect timing, Bailey wants to take a sabbatical now the checks for her trailblazer prototype are coming in.

Mer offered Jo an Attending position to make sure Alex stayed close. Mer admitted she was going to miss him.

Jo turned down the position as Mass General in Boston offered her a Fellowship, and Richard agreed it would put her career on a higher trajectory.

Back at Jo and Alex’s wedding venue its a shambles, with late arrivals of guests and the officiant got lost and was severely delayed. Out of boredom, Jo and Alex crept off to a shed to make out, stumbling upon the remains of someone locked in there and left to die. Alex realised they were locked in, and it was only a matter of time before Mer and Andrew took a stroll and he kissed her, misreading her intentions. They happened to pass by and heard Jolexs‘ cries for help.

Arizona admitted to April that now she and Callie are both single her feelings for her have intensified. Matthew and Jackson had an awkward moment but agreed to be civil to each other, for April’s sake.

The wedding planner accidentally ate shrimp and collapsed, went into anaphalctic shock, and Jackson and April had to save her by performing an emergency tracheotomy.

The Mother of the Bride was visited by her daughter and son in law to be, and Bailey arranged for the Chapel to be used for the ceremony so the Mother could watch on a laptop.

Teddy disclosed to the Mother that she’s pregnant.

Matthew proposed and April said yes.

Meredith became ordained so she could officiate Jo and Alex’s wedding on the ferry back to Seattle, and the wedding officiant finally arrived but everyone had already left except Jackson and Arizona, and April and Matthew, so April and Matthew got married while Jackson and Arizona watched.
American Television Shows, Season Finales



S5, Ep22
16 May 2018

Sutton Ross (No. 17)

Ever since Mr. Kaplan dug up a mysterious suitcase before jumping to her death in last May’s finale fans have been waiting impatiently to know whose bones are in there. When the suitcase was switched out for a duffle bag to ease portability, our curiousity deepened. Don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled.





The bones are the remains of Raymond Reddington.

Yes, the real Raymond Reddington is dead and has been dead for 30 years.

So, who has been pretending to be Red, and why? Let’s recap.

Liz and Red go in pursuit of Sutton Ross, a blacklister who received the duffel bag from Ian Garvey in Costa Rica. Sutton was in serious legal trouble. Now, Sutton plans his revenge on Red by exposing the secret to the people Red is on the run from.

Liz and the FBI team get to Sutton first, and bring him in for interrogation. He demands that only Liz speak with him, with no surveillance in the room because he has seen the bones. He breaks it to her that she should sit, but then holds her hostage in exchange for his escape. The FBI allow him to get away.

Red arrives at the warehouse where Liz is being tortured and agrees to trade his own life for hers. Sutton agrees; if Red gives him the truth first. Before Red can confess, the FBI storm in and arrest Sutton. Red grabs the duffle bag, shoots and kills Sutton and escapes.

Later, Liz visits Tom’s grave and has a vision of him. She tells all, and then admits she has a secret too. Sutton told her the truth and set out to prove to that Red was keeping a massive secret from her. Jennifer traced Red’s DNA and it proved he wasn’t their Father. Jennifer and Liz conspire to take down the imposter who has murdered so many to conceal his true identity.

Red pays a visit to Liz’s grandfather, Dominic and burns every bone in the bag, as Dominic reminds him that Liz may not know hissecret, but she knows he’s got one. She’s never going let it go.



American Television Shows, Season Finales

The Blacklist S5 Ep22 SEASON FINALE

the blacklist -nbcTonight’s season finale of The Blacklist (NBC, 8/7c) will reveal the identity of the bones in Raymond Reddington’s duffle bag, at long last.

Liz and Red face off in a climactic race to find a Blacklister in possession of the duffle bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light.

While tonight’s final episode of the Season answers major questions, it does set up some big questions for the recently announced sixth season. The events of the season finale will set the stage for a super compelling story moving forward.

Liz and Red’s relationship in the finale will be more adversarial than we’ve seen it before. Reddington has repeatedly told Liz the contents of that bag are none of her business. He’s not a man who is used to losing. And yet, Liz’s husband is dead because of those bones.

Tune in tonight NBC (8/7c) and join us here at 5am to recap in all its glory.



American Television Shows, Season Finales

Season Finale Spoilers

la-tv-diva-logoIf you don’t want to know how your favorite shows end this Season, stop reading now.

Don’t say you weren’t warned. (Cue evil laugh).



PRE-FINALE: Roman’s standoff with the FBI draws to a dramatic climax. Even though Roman has technically chosen a life with Blake and Crawford, “he’s still created this entire plan to take them down that involves the FBI team. Roman’s declining health will become a major plot point in the season’s final instalments.

SEASON FINALE (MAY 18): The Season 3 closer will take place in South Africa, a place that holds great significance for Jane and Roman, with a hint of loose ends being tied up.

PRE-FINALE: Geena Davis reprises her role as Dr. Nicole Herman and promptly presents an “exciting opportunity” to Jessica Capshaw’s departing Arizona, who also finds herself navigating a school-related rough patch with daughter Sofia.

No clues regarding Sarah Drew’s exit as April  who has rebounded with a starring role in CBS’ Cagney & Lacey reboot. Drew will succeed Sharon Gless as Cagney opposite Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd‘s Lacey (following in the footsteps of Tyne Daly).

Penned by Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), the pilot — based on the 1982-88 cop show starring Gless and Daly — moves the action from New York to Los Angeles, but keeps the central conceit of two female police detectives teaming up to keep the streets safe.

SEASON FINALE (MAY 17): The stress from the past year forces Bailey to re-evaluate some of her decisions in the Debbie Allen-directed Season 14 closer, and lots of recaps of Jo and Alex’s romance over the years.

Season 7 finale TONIGHT !

Harvey and Louis are blindsided by an attack on Specter Litt. Mike and Rachel (departing cast members Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle) attempt to balance their commitments to the firm, the clinic and each other. Suits will continue without Adams and Markle, with USA Network renewing the show for an eighth season.

Season 8 will have everything from shifting alliances and internal power plays, to secrets, betrayals and fiery relationships. Keep an eye out for an adversarial new character that will give Harvey a run for his money. Meanwhile, a Suits spinoff centered on former co-star Gina Torres’ character Jessica is currently in development.