A weekly feature in which we're trying to find most compelling, best acted, written, directed and just generally great scenes that we've seen recently.
It’s week 25 and not so many things to watch this time. But still... Here are our favorites (in alphabetical order):
BATES MOTEL, "Midnight", May 20, 2013, Actors: Nestor Carbonell, Jere Burns, Vera Farmiga
The Scene: The Sheriff confronts and kills Jake Abbernathy
Darth Locke: Norma thinks she's secretly hiding behind crates at the dock, when Sheriff Alex Romero unexpectedly shows up to confront and kill Jake Abbernathy. When it was over, Alex reveals he knows Norma is also there, as he casually says, "You can go home now, Norma."
CRIMINAL MINDS, "The Replicator", May 22, 2013, Actors: Thomas Gibson, Jayne Atkinson
The Scene: Aaron holds Erin as she dies
Klutzy Girl: Aaron holds Erin as she dies. It was just a sweet gesture and I wish the death had never happened, but it was still a nice, amazing moment.
DEFIANCE, "Brothers In Arms", May 20, 2013, Actor: Grant Bowler
The Scene: Nolan tells his friend that he can turn him in
Klutzy Girl: Nolan tells his friend that he can turn him in, but to tell them that Irisa is dead. Daddy!Nolan is my favorite and I love his and Irisa's relationship so much. This scene meant a lot.
GAME OF THRONES, "Second Sons", May 19, 2013, Actors: Maisie Williams, Rory McCann
The Scene: The Hound tells Arya he's taking her to her family
Justyna Kubica: I'm pretty sure I'll remember this episode as the most awkward episode of the series, or maybe generally on TV. As much as I loved everyone's performances, watching most of the scenes this week felt pretty uncomfortable, so I can't really call them my favorites. But, quite unexpectedly, I enjoyed seeing Arya and the Hound travelling together. Very strange duo, but maybe that's what makes them so interesting. So, as one of my favorite scenes this time, I'm choosing the moment, when they're riding a horse and the Hound tells Arya about Sansa and then reveals their destination. The smile on Arya's face and the hope in her heart are just so rare, that's why I really appreciate those moments, no matter how briefly (or not?) they last. Besides, there are no words to describe how much I'd love to see Stark family (or at least some of them) reunited!
GRIMM, "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm", May 21, 2013, Actors: David Giuntoli, James Frain, Reg E. Cathey
The Scene: Nick is turned into a zombie and locked in the coffin
A Dahne: Baron Samedi turns Nick into a zombie and Prince Eric puts him in a coffin with the intention of shipping Nick back to Europe with him.
MAD MEN, "The Crash", May 19, 2013, Actor: Jon Hamm
The Scene: Don thinks he's found The Campbell Soup Ad
Darth Locke: Don thinks he has found what he has been looking for in the archives: The Campbell Soup Ad.
This episode put things from it's season 6 opener back into perspective, as another trippy exploitation leads Don to open, shut, and walk through many doors, thinking about connections between past and future, as he finally is doing some soul searching, but sadly for Don (and Peggy), he misses the real connection.
MODERN FAMILY, "Goodnight Gracie", May 22, 2013
The Scene: Alex sets off fireworks for her grandmother
Justyna Kubica: I think this is the most memorable scene I've seen this week. The one where everyone gets together to honor a dearly departed member of their family. The beautiful narration, the lovely view of fireworks and everyone watching them - all of these things make this moment special and very sweet. And I really enjoyed the story told in the letter to Alex. The love story of Phil's parents. Family bonds mean a lot to me so this is probably one of my favorite scenes in the entire series.
Klutzy Girl: It was just a sweet moment.
ORPHAN BLACK, "Unconscious Selection", May 25, 2013, Actors: Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy
The Scene: Sarah learns the truth about Helena
Darth Locke: Sarah finds out Helena isn't just her clone, but her identical twin sister!