Warning: We’re about to run down the biggest TV moments from Thursday night. If you don’t want to be spoiled on a particular show, skip to the next!
Scandal : Shonda Rhimes warned us on Twitternot to eat until after the first commercial break, and now we know why! After Rowan (Joe Morton) refused to let Maya (Khandi Alexander) see Olivia (Kerry Washington) before he moves her to a facility that’s farther away, she cuts her own wrist using her teeth. Woof. Don’t worry, she is discovered before she dies, and Rowan shows Maya articles and press clippings of their daughter to placate her.
Rowan also drops hints that make it sound like Maya was the one who planted the bomb on the plane, but before we can think more on that, Maya escapes and just shows up at Olivia’s house and greets her long-lost daughter: “Hi, Livvie.” Like everything is normal.
But before mommy dearest appears, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) sends a chopper for Olivia because she isn’t taking his calls. They meet at a house in Vermont, but it’s not just any house…it’s a house they he claims he built for the two of them. That’s all Liv needs to drop her panties and get down with the POTUS again. We can’t really blame her.
Finally, Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) succeed in getting James (Dan Bucatinsky) alone time with Daniel Douglas Langston ( Jack Coleman ) in an effort to blackmail him. But when Cyrus gets the pictures later on in the evening, his husband looks more than happy to be on the receiving end of Daniel’s adoration.
The Vampire Diaries : Smell that? That’s the smell of another couple starting to brew on TVD . Katherine (Nina Dobrev), frustrated with her own mortality and experiencing an overall feeling of guilt, was about to jump off the clock tower and end everything, but Stefan (Paul Wesley) stopped her. His words of encouragement and the general nature of the scene made us think that a Katherine-Stefan hookup isn’t too far off.
But the big surprise of the night was Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discovering that he’s one of the Augustine vampires, too! The episode ended with a brutal image: Damon scratching at the walls of a cell, dealing with the same PTSD that’s been haunting his brother. He’s too handsome to suffer this much!
Parenthood : Kristina (Monica Potter) loses her bid for mayor, but at least she got a sweet, heart-warming thank you from the special needs child she bonded with before about making schools safer for her. We cried all the tears.
Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) continue to drift apart after Victor’s (Xolo Mariduena) return to school goes horribly and Joel isn’t there for Julia to lean on. She storms into his office and causes a huge scene, leading to an even bigger fight between the couple later. Who else thinks those two are beyond repair? And they’re not the only couple in trouble. Ryan (Matt Lauria) beat up Zach (Matthew Atkinson) in a jealous rage after he got a little too close to Amber (Mae Whitman), who bailed on Ryan to hang out with her band.
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Glee : Did anyone else feel chemistry between Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Rachel (Lea Michele) in this week’s episode? Stop us if you think we’re wrong, and obviously it’s way too soon for Rachel, but her helping him out with his male modeling was awfully sweet. Or it might have been, we were distracted by Sam’s ab’s to really look at anything else. But after Sam turned down Tyra Banks‘ (cameo alert) modeling agency because he didn’t want to lose ten pounds, he had a real moment with Rachel while dancing to “Just the Way You Are”. Did we over analyze the situation? Or is there something there?
Elsewhere in the episode, Blaine ( Darren Criss ) rocked his NYADA audition, Marley ( Melissa Benoist ) brutally rebuffed Jake ( Jacob Artist ) and went on a date with Ryder ( Blake Jenner ) and Becky decided on her college plans.
Grey’s Anatomy : Callie (Sara Ramirez) learns the truth about Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Leah (Tessa Ferrer), and Arizona apologizes yet again. But in perhaps a step forward for those two, Arizona insists she can’t keep apologizing and if they are really supposed to end up together, she can move back into their bedroom. And Arizona promises the fling is over. Off the couch finally? Maybe.
Things are only getting worse for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh), but at least our girl Cristina is getting some! Sure, it was only a kiss with Smash Shane (Gaius Charles), but he did offer up his services to be her human sex toy. Maybe Cristina will take him up on his offer next episode.
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Covert Affairs : In tonight’s season-four finale, Annie (Piper Perabo) finally caught up with Henry (Gregory Itzin) and shot him dead. Which would be cause to celebrate, except the last scene in the episode showed Annie looking regretful and upset about her decision to kill Henry. As for her and Auggie (Christopher Gorham), no movement forward with those two, but at least there weren’t any steps back! Silver lining, shippers.
The X Factor : How did this happen? One of the most talented acts got the boot immediately in tonight’s show: Khaya Cohen. She summed it up for us all when she said it “kinda sucks” that she got eliminated. Word. Oh, and One Direction was there, too. The second elimination of the night was less of a surprise, in our opinion: Tim Olstad . What say you, X Factor fans? Only eight acts left!
Line of the Night: “You’re Katherine Pierce. Suck it up!”—Stefan to Katherine
Runner-Up: “My husband is not your husband, Mellie.”—Cyrus, burning the First Lady