A quick SPOILERY roundup for Monday, May 16. What did you think about last night? And what’d we miss? Let us know in the comments!
Castle ended its run last night after eight seasons. After firing Stana Katic (and Tamala Jones) and pretending the show was just about Nathan Fillion all along, ABC canceled the show before it could embark on a disastrous season nine. That means rather than fading to black with Castle and Beckett both lying on the floor with gunshot wounds, they tacked on an ending where the couple have three children and Beckett is pregnant with number four. This is pulled right out of Eliot Stabler and Olivia Benson fan fiction, which always seems to revolve around Olivia’s incredible imaginary fertility. (Fandom is a strange and wondrous thing.) (We’re not kidding. We dare you to go look at FF.net in that category.)
Person of Interest
Sarah Shahi‘s Shaw returned to Person of Interest with a riveting, touching, and scary performance. (That this all went down just as the #TooFemale hashtag was reaching maximum velocity is just too delicious for words.) As for the actual events of the show, holy crap! Shaw and Root had an emotional reunion (“you are my safe place”), but we soon see Shaw’s strengths being used against her by the diabolical Samaritan. I’ve never seen a TV show use blinding lighting that way. Every time Shaw’s brain is rocked, the viewers are squinting and blinking right along with her. Although it certainly looked like Shaw killed Greer, Reese and herself, a twist in the closing minute turned everything on its head yet again. POI is a well made show, everyone.
Jane the Virgin
Hey aspiring screenwriters, you should really be studying Jane the Virgin for its incredible ability to write original, funny, heartfelt and propelling stories that make every episode feel like a finale. In the actual season two finale, the writers avoided the cheap trick of having Rafael interrupt the wedding (he might be learning to put someone else’s feelings before his own, gasp!) and nearly won over the Rafael/Jane shippers by having Michael recite his wedding vows in Spanish. Then Michael got shot. Jane the Virgin remains among the most original shows on TV.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race crowned New York City’s Bob the Drag Queen as the winner!