- Published on Monday, May 07 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
Every year, the month of May brings joy. The weather is starting to warm up, school is almost out, and summer movies are starting to be released (who else is going to see The Avengers this weekend?). Unfortunately, it is also time for us to say goodbye to some of our favorite TV characters for a few months.
To help ease you into this difficult transition, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten season finales that you cannot miss. And note that two of them are not only season finales -- they’re series finales too, so be prepared to say goodbye forever!
So, grab your remotes, pop yourself some popcorn, and get your DVRs set to catch these grand finales:
1. “Once Upon a Time” (Sunday, May 13, 8pm on ABC): Considering “Once Upon a Time” came from the minds behind “Lost”, we’re betting that the season will end on some sort of brilliant cliffhanger that will make you want to hurl your remote at the TV. Not much has been said about the season finale, other than the title “A Land Without Magic” and that Raphael Sbarge, who plays Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper on the show, promises that the finale will “blow people’s minds!”
2. “Glee” (Tuesday, May 22, 8pm on FOX): Three of the main characters on “Glee” -- Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), and Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) are set to graduate this year. Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has stated that they will remain a part of the show, but it has yet to be revealed exactly how. A number of other characters are set to graduate this year as well, and cast members have promised the finale to be an emotional graduation episode that will leave a lot of cliffhangers but answer a lot of questions as to what direction the members of New Directions are headed. And we’re pretty sure a lot of singing and dancing will be involved too.
3. “Saturday Night Live” (Saturday, May 19, 11:30pm on NBC): The season finales of "SNL" are usually a lot of fun, and with Mick Jagger not only performing but hosting the season finale, it’s bound to be fun. It is also rumored that Kristen Wigg, Andy Samberg, and Bill Hader will be leaving after this season, so you will definitely want to tune in to catch what may be their last performances.
4. “Revenge” (Wednesday, May 23, 10pm on ABC): This freshman soap easily became the season’s juiciest new show, so you know that the season finale will be especially scandalous. Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) has proven that she is a woman that you do not want to mess with, and questions are flying about what she will do next: will she stay with Daniel or run away with Jack? Is her father really alive? And, most importantly, who will she seek revenge on next?
5. “House” (Monday, May 21, 8pm on FOX): The series finale of “House” certainly sounds ominous: “Everyone Dies.” Thankfully, it appears that the main characters won’t all kick the bucket at the exact same time -- but their endings will be wrapped up nicely. However, it has not been revealed whether or not all of the characters will stay alive, either. And get ready to see some familiar faces! Jennifer Morrison is set to return for the finale, as well as Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, and Amber Tamblyn.
6. “Community” (Thursday, May 24, 8pm on NBC): It’s time to rejoice if you’re a fan of “Community.” The quirky comedy will get a super-sized airing with three back-to-back episodes for its season finale. The first episode, entitled “The First Chang Dynasty”, follows the study group fighting to take back Greendale from Chang (Ken Jeong). The second episode, entitled “Introduction to Finality”, has Jeff (Joel Mchale) going head-to-head with his former law colleague, Alan Connor (guest star Rob Cordry). The third and final episode, entitled “Digital Estate Planning”, has Pierce (Chevy Chase) and the study group paying a visit to Hawthorne Enterprises to discuss his inheritance with his father’s right-hand man, Gilbert Lawson (Giancarlo Esposito).
7. “Person of Interest” (Thursday, May 17, 9pm on CBS): The season finale of “Person of Interest,” entitled “Firewall”, certainly sounds juicy: a psychologist becomes the target of one of her patients, and the FBI closes in on Resse (Jim Caviezel). “Person of Interest” has become one of this season’s most popular crime dramas for its various twists and turns, and we’re sure that the season finale will not be any different. And here’s a bonus: Amy Acker (“Angel”) is set to guest-star as the psychologist!
8. “The Vampire Diaries” (Thursday, May 10, 8pm on The CW): “The Vampire Diaries” season finales have never disappointed us, and it looks as though this year’s will be its most ambitious yet. Set pictures have revealed evil Alaric (Matthew Davis) snooping around a storage facility, and from the look on his face, he is not too pleased to be there. Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) is set to return, and through flashback sequences we will actually see an Elena (Nina Dobrev), who was not always little Ms. Angst (she even sports a cheerleading outfit!). Be sure to look out for a harrowing underwater sequence -- which is possibly one of the most difficult scenes the show has ever shot.
9. “The Voice” (Tuesday, May 8, 9pm on NBC): Not only will the Season 2 winner be crowned on the season finale of “The Voice”, you will also be treated to a musical extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in music. Lady Antebellum, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, and Hall & Oates are all set to perform some of their latest hits (and Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform “Rich Girl”). Heading into the finals are Jermaine Paul (Team Blake Shelton), Chris Mann (Team Christina Aguilera), Juliet Simms (Team Cee Lo Green), and Tony Lucca (Team Adam Levine).
10. “Desperate Housewives” (Sunday, May 13, 9pm on ABC): It’s time to finally kiss your favorite housewives goodbye. After eight wild seasons, including everything from murders to tornadoes, the series finale is set to be a heartfelt farewell. Cast member Eva Longoria, who plays Gabrielle Solis on the show, hopes that fans will be satisfied with the series conclusion. The finale will include Renee (Vanessa Williams) marrying Ben (Charles Mesure), Bree (Marcia Cross) considering marriage, Julie (Andrea Bowen) giving birth, Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten) dealing with the final stages of lung cancer, and even a glimpse back to the series narrator, Mary Alice (Brenda Strong). This finale certainly sounds more heartfelt than some of the original ideas -- which included demolishing Wisteria Lane. But creator Marc Cherry decided against that idea for a more emotional goodbye.
Which season finales are you the most excited to watch?
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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