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So... now much went down on the Game of Thrones Season 4 finale, huh?

Only two major deaths, one major escape and one major new direction for a lead character.

We need to start at King's Landing, don't we?

After Cersei destroyed her father's happy family dreams by admitting the truth about her (naked!) relationship with Jaime, the Queen Regent got it on with her brother.

Jon Snow with Mance
Jon Snow and Mance are enemies on the battlefield. But there's a level of respect here.

Perhaps inspired by his lover/sister's strength to finally stand up to their dad, Jaime proceeded to free Tyrion (with the help of Varys), but everyone's favorite little hero couldn't go quietly into the night.

He went into Tywin's bedroom, presumably to kill his dad, only to find Shae there. Talk about a heart-breaking shock.

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So... was the wait worth it, ABC Family fans?

Following months of hype and anticipation, Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 1 answered a major question last night: Who shot Ezra Fitz?

The culprit turned out to be Shana, though we won’t have all summer to ask any more questions about this shooter: after she pulled a weapon and explained how her deeds were related to “justice” for Jenna, Aria sent the nut job tumbling to her death.

By accident, of course.

Back in Rosewood, meanwhile, the Hastings were up to their typical family drama, as Melissa struggled with own huge secret. But could it be?!?

Something Daddy Dearest won't even let his daughter say out loud. Hmmm....

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Turns out, Melisandre is right:

The night really is long and full of terrors.

Never was that more evident than on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 9, an installment that hearkened back to the classic battle of Blackwater by giving us an hour entirely centered on the battle of Castle Black.

A Giant Issue
This could be a problem for the men of Castle Black. A GIANT problem, one might say.

There was gorgeous cinematography throughout an installment truly impressive in scope, yet not a lot to actually analyze and/or review, considering the singular focus.

So let's rundown "The Watchers on the Wall" by handing out a few weekly awards, shall we?

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Prince Oberyn Martell, you are no Inigo Montoya.

On Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 8, the man known as The Viper went all Princess Bride on The Mountain, repeating the same phrase over and over as he went in for his kill.

Unfortunately, Oberyn's ego exceeded his thirst for revenge, as he believed his prey was down for the count as he continued to taunt The Mountain, delaying the big man's death until he confessed to killing and raping Oberyn's sister.

Which The Mountain eventually did. Once he leaped up and literally crushed his foe's skull into pieces with his hands.

Attacking Viper

The shocking episode ended with Martell dead and Tywin announcing that Tyrion would be beheaded for murdering King Joffrey.

Is Game of Thrones really about to kill its most popular character? Again?

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So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 got off to a hot start on Fox last night.

We mean this literally, as Justin Bieber made an appearance to introduce the concept of dance crews to the series.

Take a look at him joking around with choreographer Nick DeMoura below:

From there... it was on to the auditions!

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Fans are understandably upset by AMC's decision to split the seventh and final season of Mad Men into two truncated halves. It's a strategy that paid dividends for the Breaking Bad finale, but is unlikely to provide a similar ratings boost in this case.

In fact, it may well drive casual viewers away from the acclaimed series.

By contrast, in July of 1969, TV audiences the world over were glued to their sets by the prospect of men on the moon.

The characters of Mad Men have been foreshadowing Neil Armstrong's giant leap all season, but as is so often the case with events we anticipate, when it finally happens, it's pushed to the margins by things we never saw coming.

After all, SC&P (as usual) has plenty of drama to keep its troubled partners focused on the terrestrial day-to-day.

The Burger Chef pitch is drawing night, Ted Chough is having some sort of existential crisis, Peggy is receiving welcome attention from a strapping young dude, and most significantly, Don is being forced out of the agency due to breach of contract.

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It's been a week of winners across the reality TV landscape.

Caleb Johnson captured the American Idol Season 13 crown last night, while Meryl Davis is your Dancing with the Stars champion and Josh Kaufman defeated all comers on The Voice.

Which Survivor: Cagayan castaway joined this group on Wednesday?

3 Survivor Finalists

Following a challenge that involved maze-navigating and medallion-collectiing, Woo won immunity and decided to take Tony with him to the final tribal council.

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Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene?

Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson?

Following five months of auditions - many headache-inducing, others download-worthy - American Idol Season 13 came down to one man and one woman last night.

Both performed admirably, singing three songs apiece: one chosen by Simon Fuller; one a reprise of their best performance from the season; and one the single Caleb or Jena will release upon winning.

So... will WILL win? Relive the six total performances below and then vote:

Jena Irene - "Dog Days Are Over"
The Dog Days Are Over for Jena Irene. She's an American Idol finalist!

Who will win American Idol Season 13?

 

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Talk about a demotion! What's Peggy doing chasing down customers in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant?

Oh, just demonstrating the pluck and ambition necessary for a woman to climb the corporate ladder in 1969 (or today, for that matter). As usual, of course, her male colleagues (even the ones who work beneath her) aren't struggling quite so mightily.

While Peggy burns the midnight oil, Pete joins the Mile High Club, then swoops into the NYC office to inform Peggy that despite the fact that Burger Chef has been her baby from day one, she won't be allowed to pitch her campaign idea to the client.

That honor, of course, will go to her disgraced but still imposing former boss, Don Draper.

Clinging desperately to her dignity, Peggy presents the idea to Don as her own and demotes herself to the "voice of moms."

Don is naturally thrilled to be back in the driver's seat and immediately begins suggesting changes to Peggy's campaign. Peggy leaves his office cast down and defeated, only to be confronted by yet another reminder that for all of her accomplishments, she'll never be Don... 

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The body count continued to rise on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7.

Did Tyrion bite it, following his decision last Sunday to engaged in a Trial by Combat?

No, not even after Bronn turned down the chance to fight again on his behalf because he and Cersei schemed to marry him to a wealthy woman and arrange for him to eventually take over a castle.

That's because Prince Oberyn volunteered to take up a sword for Tyrion. Why would be battle for the life of a Lannister? Because the crown chose Ser Gregor at its Champion and Ser Gregor killed Oberyn's sister.

Littlefinger Kisses Sansa

(NOTE: Ser Gregor is also massive. You may wanna eat your Wheaties that morning, Oberyn. Good luck, buddy.)

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