The stars of ‘Smash,’ ‘Make It Or Break It’ & more tease what’s to come as their seasons — and series — come to a close.
Season finales are always bittersweet occasions. While I’m sad to see some of my favorite shows say goodbye for the summer, I’m also excited to see the epic cliffhangers they all have in store for us. And since this week is bringing us some of the season’s most intense finales — The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, Smash and the very last episode of Make It Or Break It — I couldn’t resist sharing some scoop with you.
Evil Alaric is out for blood on tomorrow night’s season finale, and because desperate times call for desperate measures, fans can expect to see unlikely characters teaming up for battle. “Bonnie’s a little too busy to help Elena make her big decision,” Kat Graham tells me. “She’s off making her down decisions, teaming up with people, and doing other things on the side. There are surprise alliances, a lot of them. You’re going to be shocked. It’s the biggest finale we’ve ever had.” (Check back tomorrow morning for my full interview with Kat about the season finale!)
The crux of the May 14 season finale may be the ever-important decision of which girl will play Marilyn Monroe in Bombshell, but that’s not what’s going to have the Twitterverse buzzing when the curtain drops. Regardless of which girl is bestowed Marilyn’s golden wig, Ivy has an even more jaw-dropping moment towards the end of the episode. “Those were the last scenes we shot of the entire season, and it was really intense,” Megan Hilty tells me. “I do a lot of looking in the mirror, and it’s much more emotionally taxing than I thought it would be.”
We all know happy endings are a rarity in Storybrooke. In fact, some would say they’re nonexistent. But on the May 13 season finale of Once Upon A Time, there’s a very good possibility that two fan-favorite characters might actually reach their happily ever after. That is, if this on-set photo taken during the filming of the finale is any indication: Click here if you dare! (And don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
ABC Family’s high-flying drama may be coming to an end May 14, but don’t expect the series to go out with a whimper. “A huge, catastrophic secret is going to be revealed,” Josie Loren tells me. “It’s an issue that’s really important, and I think they do a great job of dealing with it. It’s pretty powerful and serious.”
Fans of Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson) and Kaldrick’s (Andra Fuller) relationship will especially love the May 14 episode of The L.A. Complex, which finds the down-low lovebirds escaping the pressures of Los Angeles for a romantic weekend in the country. Kaldrick will finally start to understand what it means to be in a relationship — but will his new perspective stick when the couple heads back to the city? Uh… good luck with that.
OK, let’s talk: Which season finale are you most excited for — and which show will you miss the most as we head into those long summer months? Hit up the comments section with your thoughts and theories!