This week began the final push towards many popular shows’ season finales. On Once Upon a Time, many major plot threads came to a head in Sunday’s episode—including who cast and who would break the latest curse, what would happen when Hook’s curse was revealed, and how would Henry regain his memories. Sunday night’s stellar TV lineup continued with another strong episode of The Good Wife (featuring Laura Benanti!) and some beautiful scenes between some of my favorite characters on Game of Thrones. Monday brought us Latin night on Dancing with the Stars and a Castle episode that featured wedding party plans, Scrabble upsets, and strip poker. Tuesday’s episode of New Girl brought Jess and Cece’s friendship to the forefront and The Mindy Project showed Mindy and Danny facing their complicated relationship. Wednesday’s Nashville took Juliette’s character a big step in the wrong direction; Thursday saw Burke’s return to the world of Grey’s Anatomy; and Saturday featured an episode of Orphan Black that introduced us to Kira’s father and an episode of Saturday Night Live that proved just how funny Andrew Garfield can be.
All in all, it was a thoroughly entertaining week in television. But the moment that has stayed with me the most was the beautiful final scene between Jaime and Brienne on Sunday’s Game of Thrones. I’ve already written extensively about how thrilled I was with the show’s take on the “Oathkeeper” moment, so I’ll will spare you all any redundant analysis. All I’ll add is that this scene only gets richer with repeated viewings. The nuances Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie brought to this scene—and this relationship as a whole—elevated it to a new level of warmth, intimacy, and love. On a show that doesn’t have a lot of healthy relationships between men and women, this moment was a beacon of genuine light.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?