A shocking year.
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2019 delivered A LOT of tv, and with it, quite a few stunning moments. Veronica Mars killed Logan!
Logan dies, Veronica Mars
Marshmallows waited 12 years for Veronica Mars to return to the little screen– and it didn’t disappoint, delivering one of the finest revivals to date. It was a minute years in the making, which is why it was so shocking when, minutes later on, fans viewed as Logan got into Veronica’s car seconds before it BLEW UP — Samantha Highfill
The infant in the swimming pool, Evil
Episode 4 of Michelle and Robert King’s dazzling procedural proved that the show is more than deserving of its title. David eventually rescues the child, but the tried infanticide is still the most disturbing expose I have actually seen on TELEVISION all year.– Devan Coggan
Angela passes away, Mr. Robot
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Getting with the precise scene where we left Price and Angela at the conclusion of season 3, the Mr. Robot final season best opened with a bang. Angela informed the effective guy, whom she now understood to be her biological daddy, that she desired retribution against White Rose. When she refused to back down, we heard doors open from afar. Simply by the search Angela’s face, all of us understood what was coming. “I’m not going to run, so you should most likely leave,” she stated, going back to sit down as Cost walked away, taking off the wire he was using under his shirt. Two Dark Army males in masks then strolled by him, stopping behind Angela and shooting her in the head. Which was only the beginning of the bloody end for Mr. Robotic — Derek Lawrence
Child Yoda reveal, The Mandalorian
Fleabag whacks the video camera away while having sex with Hot Priest, Fleabag
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From its very first minutes, Fleabag was defined by its heroine’s desire to let us in, her mugging straight to the electronic camera and breaking the fourth wall for humor and pathos. It marked a really unexpected minute of character growth (and intimacy) then when she lastly handled to get season 2’s Hot Priest into her bed and closed us out of this minute of religious ecstasy. Fleabag of old would’ve gloried in sharing this carnal victory with the video camera. The Priest assisted Fleabag feel worthwhile of love and whole once again, however this was a stunning signal that she ‘d outgrown the audience she utilized to count on for absolution and instead found it within herself (and some holy rolling). — Maureen Lee Lenker
Hannah B. disposes Jed on After the Last Rose, The Bachelorette
Although an early fan preferred amongst Hannah’s guys, Jed rapidly made the ire of viewers once PEOPLE broke a story that he ‘d left a girlfriend at home he apparently planned to return to because he was only on the show to assist his profession. We waited all season for Hannah B. to discover the reality (or send him home and conserve herself the problem), however it didn’t come up until after the two were currently engaged. The Bachelor franchise prides itself on manufacturing happily-ever-after minutes, however instead of an engagement, we got what genuinely was the most significant ending ever. In an almost unmatched move, after the last rose, Hannah B. chose herself(and her dignity) over the appearance of a fairytale (i.e. resuming her relationship with Jed)– and after that went on to win this season’s Dancing With the Stars That’s truthfully the most surprising and satisfying happy ending we can consider. — Maureen Lee Lenker
Max dies, Roswell, New Mexico
There’s an universally accepted guideline in tv that as quickly as things are going pretty well for the lead characters, something genuinely horrible has to happen. In the very first season finale of The CW’s extraterrestrial series, that guideline was understood. The gang was just getting its life back together after the entire wicked alien-killing-people thing when Max utilized his powers to bring Liz’s sister back from the kinda dead. Sounds fantastic! However not so fast. The effort it required to resurrect Rosa eliminated Max, leaving Liz heartbroken. — Ruth Kinane
Constance Wu seethes that her TELEVISION show is renewed.
” So upset today that I’m actually weeping. Ugh. F–,” Constance Wu tweeted What took place to make her feel by doing this? Did somebody take her automobile? Did Jennifer Lopez get a larger trailer than her on Hustlers? Nope, Fresh Off the Boat— the ABC comedy that put her on the map– was restored for a 6th season. Wu might have more voiced her “dislike” on Instagram, however she surely liked the recent news that FOTB will end in February. — Derek Lawrence
Selina betrays Gary, Veep
We knew that Selina Meyer was vicious, arrogant, venal, and other unflinching adjectives not beginning with the letter V. We also knew that she would do anything to go back to the White Home, but not … THAT Her chess moves in the fearless federal government comedy’s unforgiving ending turned her from hell-bent to hell-bound; see: her horse-trading away of the environment, the educational system, gay rights, and so on. No act crossed more lines than her cold-blooded betrayal of Gary, her overeager-beaver bagman who did whatever for her to speak of. (In addition to some unspeakable things.) On the night of her convention crowning, she established Gary as the fall man for her myriad scandals, soldiering on with her speech as she viewed her baffled devoted servant be led away by FBI agents. It was a soul-shuddering shock, yet chillingly on-brand.– Dan Snierson
Beth “kills” Rio, Excellent Girls
Confronted with the option of shooting Agent Turner or being shot herself, Beth went with none of the above and shot drug king Rio instead in the season 2 finale. Here’s the important things, however, if you’re going to take out a scary lawbreaker who is absolutely capable of killing all your kids as retribution for even considering it, you ‘d better make sure he’s dead dead. With Rio bleeding out on the flooring, post-Beth shooting, Turner provided to call an ambulance if Rio promised to owe him one in return. On the other hand, Beth headed house to bake celebratory cupcakes– and by cupcakes, we suggest laundered money– and hatched a plan to continue business without Rio. We picture Beth’s ready to discover it truly isn’t simple being king. — Ruth Kinane
Abbi leaves New York City, Broad City
When Broad City ended, Abbi accepted a position at an artists residency program in Stone, Colo., and left the concrete jungle and bestie Ilana behind. Yes, we were just as floored and heartbroken as Ilana by the news, but we’ll take solace in the reality that just like a Bed Bath & Beyond voucher, their friendship will never ever expire. — Ruth Kinane
Ballers goes meta with Elizabeth Warren’s book.
EW knows much better than anybody how much Elizabeth Warren likes
Ballers. And in the final season best, the HBO funny paid back the governmental hopeful’s loyalty by having Spencer read her bookThis Fight Is Our Battle. Sounds enjoyable, right? Well, really, it blows up the Ballers Universe since Sen. Warren starts the book by talking about watching Ballers
It makes sense– it’s a hazardous line
It’s unusual that the program really pulls the trigger on stating goodbye to anybody, much less
a character that’s been there since the beginning. This year the show did simply that when Otis never made it
out of the mattress factory bed mattress.— Samantha Highfill
Logan can’t assist but perfectly laugh, apparently pleased with his child for ending up being the killer that he told him he wasn’t
.– Derek Lawrence
Diana finds out Liza’s real age, Younger
So the reality’s been trickling out for seasons now, but in the season 6 episode” The Debu-tant,” it was lastly time for Liza’s employer, unwilling good friend and queen of statement fashion jewelry Diana Trout to find out– and she wasn’t the only one. An unhappy Pauline revealed Liza’s real age to a space loaded with people in the publishing market, which meant pretty much the entire world. Poor Diana passed out upon discovering the news, but soon got over it with some” old housemaid of honor” quips. Her chandelier plume earrings returned one episode later. — Ruth Kinane
Tasha kills LaKeisha, Power
The greatest murder rate on television comes from the last season of Power ,
which has already declared the lives of three primary characters, including Tommy’s ride-or-die LaKeisha
However it was how LaKeisha headed out that was genuinely stunning, thinking about a fight over a gun in between her
and her buddy Tasha left LaKeisha wounded, only for Tasha to follow in her hubby’s cold-blooded footsteps and complete the task.— Derek Lawrence
Huge Little Lies screams … but not for ice cream.
Often you just need to yell! Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise stunned Celeste with a guttural scream in the season 2 best.
It rapidly became one of
Huge Little Lies‘ most
meme-able moments and even inspired a King Princess dance remix track, ” Mary-Luiz( Pls Pls).” But maybe even more shocking( and scream-inducing) was the lack of the scene in which Madeleine throws her ice cream cone at
Images of the ice cold relocation almost broke the web when they were released during recording, but we gasped when it didn’t make the final cut. Screams all around( but, regretfully, not for ice cream).— Maureen Lee Lenker
Everything that occurred in episode 3, Riverdale
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Let’s quickly summarize the third episode of Riverdale ‘s fourth season: Veronica arranges a car wash! Moose passes Marmaduke now! A rat crawls out of Jason’s stomach! Betty disarms a bomb with a bobby pin! Edgar exposes his strategy and it includes BUILDING A ROCKET and using an Evil Knievel one-piece suit! Then Alice shoots him! It was probably the most crazy episode
of Riverdale ever– and it was kind of great?– Samantha Highfill
Maritza is deported,Orange Is the New Black
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s intimate” Shallow” efficiency at the Oscars.
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Throughout the years, Lady Gaga has actually made a meal of her Oscar efficiencies, from her take on The Sound of Music to the powerful” Till It Happens to You.” But none turned on or surprised as much as her stripped-down efficiency of A Star Is Born’s ” Shallow,” which brought her director/co-star Bradley Cooper as much as share her piano bench as they sang deeply while gazine into each other’s eyes. She ‘d currently delivered the song at several other awards reveals, providing it lots of intense production worth, but no one knew what to anticipate on Oscar night– certainly not this potent, intimate version. The efficiency ignited a thousand showmance theories , leading many to speculate the duo’s intimate bedroom eyes were more than just acting. No matter the accuracy of the gossip, we were still sweltered by their chemistry that left us feeling far from the shallow. Why did they do that, do that, do that to us? — Maureen Lee Lenker
Oliver Queen learns he’s going to die, Arrow
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When it comes to spoilers, the Arrowverse is very mindful about what it lets get out. — Chancellor Agard
Supernatural is ending (and God is its final villain).
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The most stunning twist for Supernatural fans in 2019 was the destructive news that, after such an outstanding run, season 15 will be the series’ last But if any program is figured out to go out with a bang, it’s this one. It all began with the season 14 ending, which tossed everyone for a loop when it revealed the program’s final bad guy to be God himself. — Samantha Highfill
Barry goes sci-fi with wild episode.
” ronny/lilly,” the 5th episode of Barry‘s sophomore season, aired right after Video Game of Thrones‘ legendary battle” The Long Night” and still managed to be the most bananas thing that was on HBO that
night. What started as a masked Barry burglarizing a house to avoid killing a male morphed into a sci-fi-type face-off between Barry and a young girl who appeared to have supernatural capabilities.” Her not being completely human was sort of taking place very
gradually; it was extremely instinctive,” Hader formerly explained to EW” It was like,’ How far can we push this prior to it gets too insane?'” I do not understand about” too,” but it sure was crazy.— Derek Lawrence
. Awards shows get rid of hosts.
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When Kevin Hart backed out of hosting the Oscars following his questionable statements, the Academy made a bold choice: They weren’t going to have a host. And you understand what? It turned out okay!The Emmys then did the same, and that ended up less okay. Regardless, the relocation was unexpected and in many ways, welcome.— Samantha Highfill
Quentin dies, The Magicians.
The seventh episode of The Magicians ‘ 4th season revealed that one of the precious characters would be taking a one-way journey to the Underworld in the finale. So audiences were prepped for somebody to die. Nevertheless, absolutely nothing could have prepared them for who it ended up being: Quentin Coldwater, the ostensible lead of the show. Like what?! Not just did the writers have the nerve to kill off No. 1 on the call sheet, but they also made it clear that this isn’t a Jon Snow scenario. Quentin is extremely dead and not coming back. A vibrant relocation from an extremely vibrant series. — Chancellor Agard
Dany torches King’s Landing, Video Game of Thrones
For all the buzz about the fight against the dead at Winterfell, the final season of Video Game of Thrones was entirely specified by what happened much further south. Having finally breached the gates of King’s Landing, Daenerys Targaryen and her last dragon were poised to restore her family to the Iron Throne.
However instead of accepting the capital city’s surrender, she decided to torch the location. The sack of King’s Landing was the last ruthless note in Game of
Thrones‘ series-long declaration on power and the cruelty it entails.
Daenerys’ rampage dissatisfied and irate fans who had actually followed her journey as if she were just an
empowerment icon, but it is very important to
remember that you are supposed to be unsettled by this. When” The Bells” director Miguel Sapochnik cuts away from Daenerys to focus on the regular people she’s burning to death, it develops a tough but sincere take a look at the ridiculous violence of war, unique in the record of both dream sagas and television as a whole.— Christian Holub
Billy Crudup and Jennifer Aniston duet, The Early Morning Program
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We want to call this Early Morning Show episode: The One Where Rachel Green Sings! In its 5th hour, the Apple TELEVISION drama surprised almost everybody by having Cory( Billy Crudup) and Alex( Jennifer Aniston) sing” Not While I’m Around,
” from Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at a fundraiser. For as random as it felt, it was likewise pretty good.— Samantha Highfill
Hopper passes away(?), Stranger Things
After we all overcame the initial shock of being drawn in to Billy in his lifeguard gear, we( un) settled into another Complete Stranger Things season of’80s enjoyable with Eleven and Mike constructing out and the Scoops Troop being usually fantastic. Then, in the finale, we were devastated by theprospective passing of grumpy-but-lovable former authorities chief Jim Hopper after a high-stakes face-off with the Russians in an attempt to close eviction to the Benefit Down. Just, he might not be dead because we got a glimpse of an unseen American put behind bars by Russians at the very end of the episode. Whoever said,” Absolutely nothing occurs in Hawkins?” Oh, yeah, it was Hopper. — Ruth Kinane