This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

May 14-20
“Wine Dark Sea” | Prison Break 

Another incredible week of television concluded with Once Upon A Time’s gorgeous season finale marking the end of a chapter. Madam Secretary reminded its viewers that it isn’t scared of being raw, truthful, and accepting of human rights. Brooklyn Nine-Nine gave us two more hysterical episodes, which also beautifully showcased friendship. The Americans completely changed gear with an unexpected confession from Elizabeth. And Chicago P.D.’s finale left us with a number of questions but fantastic moments to remember. However, as I expected in my anticipation for this episode, Prison Break’s “Wine Dark Sea” gave us the perfect Michael and Sara reunion.

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Chicago P.D. 4×23 “Fork in the Road” Recap

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Case Summary: When kids are overdosing and Bunny’s lover is murdered, the cases tie together in an unsurprising way. Erin makes the decision to accept a job with the FBI.

Review | Analysis: Chicago P.D. is a show about good deeds, but at its core it is a show about family. A family the Intelligence unit has formed through innate dedication to protect one another. Whether it’s past, present, or future members, the unit has always been a family. And a “Fork in the Road” was an episode about family, it was far from perfect, undoubtedly predictable, but nevertheless it featured some beautiful moments reminding viewers of why this show’s special.

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Once Upon A Time 6×21-22 “The Final Battle” Recap

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And they lived happily ever after.

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Episode Summary: The Black Fairy’s curse hits Storybrooke trapping Killian, Snow, Charming, Regina, Zelena, and co. in the Enchanted Forest while Emma’s in a Psychiatric Hospital and it’s up to Henry to help her believe again. As it turns out, if Emma stops believing that the life she once had is real, it’ll fade from existence. Rumple faces his mother one last time. The families reunite. And they live happily ever after.

Review | Analysis: Once Upon A Time is a special show — for six years it has allowed us to begin our weeks with the faith and belief that no matter how hard things get, there’s always a happy ending in store. And while the “The Final Battle” was anything but a perfect episode, the stories it told were beautiful. Once Upon A Time may not be over for good, but a prodigious chapter has ended — a chapter that’s changed lives. A little bit of happiness in the midst of dark days where television series are uncertain, but where Once Upon A Time was concerned, we always knew it’d end well. It’d end leaving us with a surplus of hope. It’d leave us braver, kinder, better than ever.

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Spring ’17 Finale Roundup | Week II

| April 23-May 13 |

Where comedies are concerned Superstore and Black-ish are likely to never fail. And that’s a good thing because in the midst of the dramatic TV, we could always use shows like this to remind us of how fantastic it can all be.

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This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

April 7-13
“The Song in Your Heart” | Once Upon A Time

Another excellent week of television brings us closer to the end of a season. Madam Secretary gave us the lovely of reminder of how much adoration runs through the team’s veins. Prison Break brought us one step closer to the reunion we’ve all been waiting for. Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s back to back episodes served as the best showcase of strong friendships and the power of team work. The Americans gave us unexpected, beautifully moving moment between Philip and Elizabeth. Chicago P.D. was heartbreakingly solid. And Black-ish’s season one finale was the icing on top of an amazing cake. But naturally, where there’s a wedding, our hearts will automatically follow, and Once Upon A Time’s “The Song in Your Heart” gave us an impeccable, happy beginning.  Continue reading

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This Week’s Most Noteworthy Performance

May 7-13
“The Song in Your Heart” | Once Upon A Time
Jennifer Morrison 

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Dear Emma Swan

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To be frank, I don’t know how to begin this letter because I genuinely don’t know if words will be able to properly convey my gratitude. As far as fictional characters go, you’ll always be number one in my book.

I’ve been inspired by a good number of strong female characters, but I’ve not seen myself in any of them the way I saw myself in you. It was hard to fully accept that I too, once upon a time, was a lost girl. When you’re bullied as a kid, it’s hard to understand that what people say about us isn’t accurate. As much as our parents can be there to remind us of our value, it doesn’t change the fact that over the years as your skin thickens, your heart also becomes more susceptible to pain. And as a result, you tend to build walls around it. Because I desperately wanted to fit in, I gave the world the chance to tell me who I was while I walked around unsure of what happened to the little girl who used to believe in happiness. Somewhere along the way, I was saved by my faith in Christ at 16, but the walls I had put up never fully went down. Somehow, it was always hard to believe that I could truly be happy, that I could open my heart even though it’s been shattered, and that I could be brave enough to show the world who I truly am — the nerdy, overly enthusiastic dork.

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