There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, death comes for cast members of both Scandal and Teen Wolf.
The Official Broad City Drake Tribute
How about that cold open, huh? Abbi comes into $8,000 thanks to an illustration for what she later realizes is a white supremacist dating site. For now, though, it’s time to celebrate in the way only the Broad City gals can: by dressing up as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott, then staging a slow-mo celebration to Drake’s “Started from the Bottom.” Bonus points to Abbi Jacobson for going all-in with the trash bag onesie, though Ilana’s blonde wig and colored contacts are nothing to sneeze at either.
Major character deaths don’t come as too much of a surprise on Scandal, but let’s take a few moments to remember James/”Publius,” dead by the hand of Jake, newish B-613 head honcho. David Rosen lives another day while the press secretary dies, living on in the memory of his scary, Machiavellian husband. The rest of last night’s episode included lots of Cyrus flashbacks of their not-so-happy relationship, plus some C-minus parenting from Rowan. On to whatever batshit twist Scandal has up its sleeve next.
Oliver Perkins-Traeger Meets World
Most of this week’s Parks and Rec was a more-or-less routine episode where Leslie goes totally overboard in her quest to find a new Ann Perkins and hosts a friendship competition disguised as a Galentine’s Day brunch. Besides the usual Leslie-goes-endearingly-crazy-and-eventually-apologizes business, though, something actually important happens: Ann has her baby! Rashida Jones pops in for a hot sec (but sadly, not Rob Lowe) to introduce us to Ann and Chris’ adorable kid. And I am a sucker for TV babies, so here we are.
Glee Hits 100
Not that too many people are still watching, especially since there’s a superior Ryan Murphy brainchild over on FX, but Glee quietly aired its hundredth episode this week. New Directions is finally being shut down on the eve of the show’s long-in-the-works transition to New York. So Kristen Chenoweth comes back for a hot sec, as does Heather Morris as Brittany, the cheerleader who elevated “dumb” to an art form. Now Fox’s masterpiece-that-wasn’t can go into syndication and live happily ever after, amen.
Honestly, I know very little about Teen Wolf except that Tumblr is very into its homoeroticism and that it’s set in a parallel universe where everyone is preternaturally hot. But even my lonely corner of the Internet, devoid of shirtless teenage werewolves, felt the shock waves of Allison’s death. It was even trending on Twitter! I won’t do this three-season supernatural teen soap the disservice of trying to summarize it from a newbie’s perspective, but we’re sure Allison and James are having a grand ole time in Fictional Character Heaven.