Hi everyone, this is Heather and I’ll be filling in while Katie is away. I hope you all had a satisfying week of TV and I’m excited to give you a few thoughts of my own.
It was a week of finales on network TV this week. On Sunday, Once Upon a Time wrapped up it’s season with Emma finding out that her home is in Storybrooke with her family. Also on Sunday, Alan Cumming reminded us all why is such a great actor and Eli Gold is such an interesting character on The Good Wife and Tyrion’s trial began on Game of Thrones. On Monday, Castle ended their season with a case of blackmail, mobsters and Beckett’s husband that concluded with more heartbreak for Beckett when Castle went missing on the way to their wedding. On Wednesday, Nashville finished their season with 2 proposals, a break-up that I hope doesn’t stick, what may be the rekindling of Gunnar and Scarlett’s professional partnership, a coming out, and a truly great performance by Hayden Panetierre. Finally, on Saturday, Sarah discovered that Rachel’s father may still be alive and is working with Helena and Leekie to free Felix and Cal discovered that Kira is very good at lying to people to protect her family on Orphan Black.
In my other shows of the week, Monday also brought us the series finale of Star-Crossed which ended on a cliff-hanger with at least one character’s life at risk and the promise of more Atrians coming to Earth. Tuesday brought us the series finale of Trophy Wife, which may not have been its strongest episode but the final scene captured exactly what the show is about, as well as the season finale of Chicago Fire and all of the tears that seem to come with this show weekly. On Wednesday, we said goodbye to Chatswin as Suburgatory aired its final episode.
For me, there wasn’t really any competition for the Best Thing I Saw this week. I loved Once Upon a Time’s season finale and the scene where Emma gets her magic back in particular.
I regularly have a lot of emotions about the fictional characters I watch every week. I am frustrated with them when they make bad decisions, I am sad when bad things happen to them, I am happy when something works out for them, and sometimes I am unbelievably proud of their growth as a character. This moment was one of those that made me incredibly proud of the journey Emma Swan has been on in the first three seasons of Once Upon a Time. She finally feels like she has a home. She doesn’t have to be a lost girl any more.