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Let's give Pretty Little Liars points for trying.

Not a great deal actually went down on Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 19, after all. Barely anything at all went down, in fact.

But at least producers delivered an unusual, different sort of filler installment, one that took place almost entirely inside Spencer's head and one that was filmed almost entirely in black and white.

It certainly looked cool. Even if we were left wanting a lot more after the closing credits rolled.

Spencer is starting to truly crack up from her pill popping, that's the key takeaway to all this. She clearly needs help.

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Sunday nights are finally nice and bloody again.

Following a lengthy hiatus, The Walking Dead Season 4 returned last night with an episode that focused on Rick and Carl.

It also confirmed a major death, gave us a long look at Michonne and brought certain characters back together.

Did you catch the return installment? Watch The Walking Dead online at TV Fanatic to view it in full and read on for a breakdown of the major developments:

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Damon Salvatore is a cold-blooded killer.

It has to be said. Yes, the guy is handsome... and funny... and witty. But he got dumped by Elena - actually, correction, he dumped Elena first - and he reacted by going on a killing spree.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 13 followed up Damon's devouring of poor Aaron with him and Enzo teaming up to also murder the head of Whitemore security and nearly take out Jeremy Gilbert.

Is the character past the point of redemption?

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Hot for Teacher. That was the title of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 18.

But, really, the latest installment of this ABC Family hit should have been dubbed "Hot on the Trail of Teacher" because Spencer was all about proving her suspicions of Ezra to be true.

Did she succeed?

Well… Ezra was on to Spencer being on to him, doing all he could to keep Aria away from her pals and issuing a rather clear threat to his new nemesis: I'd hate to see you suffer.

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Throughout The Originals Season 1, the focus of this new CW hit had been on its core characters.

Week after week, viewers witnessed one friend turning on another, new alliances being formed, chess pieces moving around the board in The Big Easy.

But that all changed with The Originals Season 1 Episode 13.

It's safe to say the Celese-led witches made their presence felt during the hour. How so?

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The Vampire Diaries sure got Katty this week.

The latest installment of this CW focused largely on someone who never seems to die, and someone who was at her absolutel best in terms of snark, vengefulness and - dare we say it? - vulnerability.

She slammed Elena's red hair. She outed Caroline as a Klaus screwer. She actually gave a heartfelt speech to Damon (while pretending to be Elena) and she showed some real emotion when she chose to stick around Mystic Falls and pursue her "true love," Stefan.

Yes, in terms of the mechanics of The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 12, Nadia's Traveler friend successfully completed a spell in which she stuck Katherine in Elena's body forever.

But Katherine decided to remain in town instead of going on the run like always?

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Editor's Note: The American Idol auditions last night in Omaha, Nebraska were far more impressive than our lame attempt at a punny headline above.

Indeed, the Fox competition finished its pre-Hollywood Week run of evaluations on a relatively strong note, as Keith Urban cracked us up by comparing one contestant to Ben Affleck ("Your for directing Argo was phenomenal") and Ryan Seacrest got tackled by an overenthusiastic hugger.

Fun times!

The auditions themselves produced some potential as well. Might one of the following five take home the grand prize in May?

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American Idol continues to give us very little to snark about on Season 13.

Last night's two-hour stop in Salt Lake City produced 30 Golden Ticket recipients, 25 of which were given plenty of time on the air in lieu of those tired, overly produced and purposely lame auditions.

The judges continued to exude charm and chemistry and the talent continued to come out in droves. What is going on here?!?

So, which five contestants made the best impression? And could anyone match Bria Anai from last week in Georgia?

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WARNING: You may not want to watch Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 17 if you are afraid of going to the dentist.

For what reason? Well… Hanna did some detective work, ended up with a teeth cleaning appointment in an attempt to determine who switched Ali's dental records - and ended up being gassed by A, who performed surgery and left a note between Hannah's teeth.

It read: I told you: dead girls can't smile, stop looking. Shiver.

Elsewhere on a fun episode, one that really picked up momentum in the second half?

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How disappointing was The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 11, the heavily-hyped 100th installment of this CW hit?

Not even Caroline Forbes having scandalous sex in the forest could save it.

The special episode featured a number of unexpected returns, from Aunt Jenna to Uncle John to our all-time favorite, Alaric. All three main cast members on The Originals also stopped by, although this was a tad less expected.

All we could think was: Isn't Marcel running amok in New Orleans without the Mikaelsons around?!?

Of course, Klaus was glad he made the journey back to Mystic Falls because he totally ended up nailing Caroline in the forest. Was it hot? Yes. Was it totally and completely random? Most definitely.

The series was clearly going for a shocking moment considering it's Episode 100 and all, while a returning Tyler will mean Caroline's life is about to get far more complicated.

But Klaus' woody in the woods came completely out of left field. It was a gasp-worthy moment just for the sake of a gasp-worthy moment.

The other major development involved Katherine and - shocker! - she didn't die. She survived by following Nadia's Traveler tricks and taking over Elena's body.

Yes, TVD went there AGAIN. For the umpteenth time, a character is now impersonating another character and will set about fooling other characters on the show.

It's a tiresome storyline that, sadly, proves just how far The Vampire Diaries has fallen. It's understandable after four-plus seasons and 100 episodes, but that doesn't make it any easier to see happen.

Watch The Vampire Diaries online now and see if you agree: Has the drama run out of ideas?