Greetings Checklisters! We've hit May and that means MAY SWEEPS! Shows put up their most elaborate and dramatic plots lines during sweeps, and this week's checklist mainly focuses on our favorite dramas and what they are up to during this heavy-handed month. Here's what to watch this week!
Now that FOX has picked up Fringe for a shorter fifth season, we don't have to worry about whether or not the season finale will make any sense or be satisfying as a series finale. The Fringe team is, once again, attempting to prevent a cataclysmic occurrence that could lead to the destruction of all universes. Keep on fighting the Fringe fight!
Once Upon a Time (Season Finale), May 13, 8/7c, ABC
As this inaugural season comes to a close, I'm not quite sure how I feel about this new fantasy series. It has performed wonderfully, getting some of the highest ratings of the year, but I'm still not 100 percent hooked. The season finale is titled "A World Without Magic," which can only allude to Storybrooke, and hopefully more characters realizing where they are and how they got there.
The Voice (Season Finale), May 7, 8/7c, (results May 8, 9/8c) NBC
The final four contestants -- Tony Lucca, Jermaine Paul, Juliet Simms and Chris Mann -- perform live for their final shot at becoming the winner of The Voice. Which if Javier Colon's record shows, really only leads you to return guest appearances on The Voice.
Round Two continues this week with more heated matchups. The Philadelphia Flyers and neighboring New Jersey Devils have a longstanding history of brutality on ice, while the Washington Capitals look to upset the New York Rangers. Will the Phoenix Coyotes or L.A. Kings defy expectations and make it to the Stanley Cup Finals?
Revenge, May 9, 10/9c, ABC
This episode occurs in 2002 and focuses on a younger Emily (Emily VanCamp) as she discovers her father's journals and begins plotting her revenge. Flashbacks are a common way to reveal a character's underlying motives. They're also an excuse to put everyone in bad wigs.
Confederate Flying Machine, May 10, 8/7c, Nat Geo
This Nat Geo documentary focuses on a set of recently uncovered documents from the 1860s that detail plans for a flying machine long before the Wright Brothers took their first flight. Something tells me this thing might have run on moonshine.
The Vampire Diaries (Season Finale), May 10, 9/8c, CW
The spinning web of love triangles and original bloodlines continues. But with one of the Salvatore brothers vowing to leave Mystic Falls, and Caroline and Tyler facing a life-changing decision, I'm pretty sure there are going to be some departing characters in this Season 3 finale.