5 years. Yep, we’ve spent half a decade with Aria, Hannah, Emily, Spencer, Alison and a myriad of wayward teens, sexed up parents and shirtless hotties trying to decipher clues as to the identity of Rosewoods main antagonist and finally, this Friday night (March 27th) on FOX8, we’ll be given the biggest clue – the identity of A.
Well sort of.
Without offering spoilers, we’re not given a definitive answer as to who is Big A, but you’ll leave this episode with not one, but two massive revelations and a possibly the answer to the question…”Is ‘blank’ actually Big A?”
When you see the episode, you’ll see where i’m going with this!
The episode which aired Tuesday night in America was one of the most watched episodes of the show this season with PLL’s creator Marlene King saying “This is an episode that’s not just shocking and action-packed and scary as hell — it’s demented and emotional. I just think there are many, many things that are going to feel new to our fans, and that’s what’s so exciting about it. It’s the most important episode we’ve done so far so. It’s just balls out, and a really fun, new, and interesting direction for the show.”
The Pretty Little Liars Season 5 finale airs Friday night, March 27th, 7:30pm on Fox8
It may have taken 8 episodes and a lot of questions as to where we were being taken (and how long was it going to take), but finally, HBO’s Looking finally gave us a rather great episode – albeit, in the form of a season finale.
Between Patrick and Richie cooling things down and Frank throwing Agustine out of their shared apartment, I was actually excited to see what was going to happen next as the culmination of the past seven episodes events finally came together to create an episode with memorable and surprising moments – something that has been sorely missing in every other episode.
Work, love and sex all became intertwined as Patrick and Kevin (Russell Tovey) have sex and after what seems like a rather successful pop up restaurant event, Dom and Lynn (Scott Bakula) share a romantic kiss, but it was the final confrontation between Richie and Patrick that brought the episode together.
After telling Patrick that he’s basically in love with him, Richie decides it was best for him to walk away from Patrick with his dignity and heart still in one piece.
Speaking to the L.A Times, Raul Castillo says of that final scene between Richie and Patrick “Richie articulates his most vulnerable feelings in the season in that scene, I thought. And I just wanted to honor that, and what he was feeling. It was this great moment for this character to reveal something very truthful and, at the same time, something incredibly profound. I just wanted to treat that moment with care. And I also was proud of Richie for facing the reality of the situation and, as much as it hurt, stepping away. I was excited, in a weird way, to hear him assert himself. And, you know, he has asserted himself throughout the season, but I think there was something really kind of incredibly human about the feelings that he articulates in that moment.“
Thankfully, this won’t be the last we see of Richie. He’s been bumped up to a series regular for season two!
I’ve criticised Looking for being too boring and for trying too hard to not be too out there and similar to Queer as Folk, but, this final episode of season one proved that the people behind the scenes can bring us something exciting and dramatic without being too cliché or boring. I’m sad it took almost eight episodes to get me to this point, but, I’m excited for season two.
Speaking of which, what can we expect for Patrick, Dom and Agustine? Michael Lannan (Looking’s series creator) has been keeping tight lipped about what’s ahead but did say to EW.com that even though Scott Bakula has been attached to the new NCIS spin-off, he’ll still be making an appearance in Looking’s next season and that the likelihood is that season two will not pick up where season one left off, but no word on the time frame between the two seasons.
So, for those who watched…are you Team Kevin or Team Richie?
For a show that’s known for it’s explosive season finale’s, Show creator Shonda Rhimes has promised this one will also be one to shock and remember for a long time to come!
Rhimes has revealed that, over the course of the season, many things have changed for the finale, an episode that has grown and evolved as the season has moved along and will see a Superstorm hit Chicago and the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. The superstorm will affect the recently renamed hospital and cause its staff to go into crisis mode in an hour that is being described as very intense with a lot of ‘major’ things changing for the characters in the final two episodes of the season”
Previous season finale’s have included plane crashes that killed off favorite characters and hospital shootings, Grey’s Anatomy is set to make this season closer another one to remember.
Grey’s Anatomy currently airs double episodes Monday nights from 10pm on the Seven Network and is currently 6 episodes behind.