10:48 PM EDT 04/20/2014
Originally posted 04/20/2014 10:00PM
For the second time in four episodes, this week's episode of Game of Thrones finds the world of Westeros reeling from the death of one of its young kings.
Just as the aftermath of last season's Red Wedding had each character in the Seven Kingdom's dealing with their place in the new Lannister hegemony, the murder of Joffrey exploded that burgeoning stasis, and our assorted cripples, bastards and broken things have found themselves adrift in a world where nobody's sure exactly who's on top any more.
How do they deal with this? For most characters in "Breaker of Chains" it's by hunkering down and thinking of the long term, no matter how much pain each decision causes them in the present.
Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:50AM
Every half season of Scandal has its own main scandal: the murder of Amanda Tanner, the election rigging in Ohio, the existence of shadowy CIA squad B613. This spring's abbreviated string of episodes has nominally been centered on the reappearance of Olivia Pope's mother, but true Scandal fans know that that's a false-flag operation. The real scandal at the heart of the spring's half-season is the disappearance of star Kerry Washington's ever-growing baby bump, which the show's producers have attempted to hide with the worst cover-up the show has ever seen.
Don't believe us? Here's the evidence, by the numbers. Pin these up to your wall while a funky Motown song plays.
Originally posted 04/18/2014 12:40AM
Scandal is a pleasure so guilty, at the end of any given season – and Thursday's third season finale was fabulous – you expect to be handed some sort of subpoena, summons or writ.
WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!
Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:00PM
The ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are back and better than ever.
Netflix released the trailer for Orange is the New Black's second season Thursday, and it finds the inmates full of sass and snark. The whole gang returns for round two – besides religious fanatic Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning), conspicuously absent after the season 1 finale's violent cliff-hanger. But Piper (Taylor Schilling) is in especially fine form, apparently put in solitary due to the scary altercation.
"Sadly, it's starting to feel like home in here," she quips of her white-walled cell.
She won't stay settled for long. A new prisoner, simply called "V", arrives to shake things up. She immediately incurs the wrath of Red (the two seem to be long-lost enemies) yet clicks with Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba).
Originally posted 04/17/2014 01:45PM
LJ McKanas was playing a strong game on Survivor: Cagayan and seemed like a lock to make the finals. But after his alliance turned on him, he was blindsided and went home on Day 25.
McKanas, a 34-year-old horse trainer from Boston, talks to PEOPLE about the blindside, and breaks down the gameplay of all the contestants left in the game.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 11:45AM
For any other show, a bomb in a church, a looming election, an attempted murder, the takedown of a shadow government agency, and some face-licking would make for an amazing season finale.
But when you're talking about Scandal, that was just the appetizer. On Thursday, ABC's D.C.-set hit drama, starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, wraps up its third season (10 p.m. ET) – and everyone wants to know if it will go out with a bang.
Spoiler alert! In case you missed last week's episode, Olivia's mom, Maya, planted an explosive device in a church where President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) was expected to attend a funeral. The president's chief of staff, Cyrus Beene, was tipped off about the bomb, but decided not to tell anyone about it because the church was already packed with his enemies – while the president was still safely ensconced in the White House.
Jeff Perry, who plays Cyrus, dropped a couple hints about what to expect on the finale.
Originally posted 04/15/2014 05:15PM
There's a contestant like Morgan McLeod on every season of Survivor. Young and pretty, they make snarky comments about the older – and less attractive – female contestants. (One of McLeod's gems: "If everyone could choose to be cute or ugly, most would pick cute.")
But McLeod, a 22-year-old student and former NFL cheerleader from San Jose, California, wants to stress that she's not as she appeared on Survivor: Cagayan.
"I'm not a mean girl," she says with a laugh. "I'm not who you think I am."
Originally posted 04/14/2014 04:25PM
Spoiler Alert: If you're a Scandal purist and want to wait for Thursday's explosive finale before hearing any of the sudsy details, read no further. But if you ship Huckleberry Quinn, grab your gladiator gear and suit up for this exclusive sneak peek.
Originally posted 04/13/2014 10:00PM
SPOILER ALERT: The text below reveals major plot points to the Sunday, April 13, episode of Game of Thrones.
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