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Skip Bolen / TNT
Spoiler alert! Our roundup of the night's most memorable TV moments will brief you on the biggest and best happenings from Monday's shows—some of which you might not have seen yet.
So, look away if you don't want to know! And get ready to geek out along with us!
Dallas: Once again the big question is, who shot J.R.? Viewers said their final goodbye to the villainous yet beloved J.R. Ewing, played so masterfully by Larry Hagman, who died in November. While it was reported that the TNT hit would be giving the character a proper sendoff, details were kept under wraps.
So how did we bid farewell to the iconic character? After being told by his son John Ross (Josh Henderson) that he had been bested by Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe), J.R. says, "I've got a plan...This is gonna be my masterpiece. You shouldn't have to pay for my sins. Just remember, I'm proud of you. You're my son, tip to tail." Cue two gunshots as we see John Ross yell for his father.
So did J.R. commit suicide or was he murdered? Or did he orchestrate his own murder? We're not sure, but next week's episode, titled "Masterpiece," should provide some answers to the juicy new mystery.
The Following: Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is a free man! Yes, the serial killer/cult leader is finally out of prison (and that tacky orange suit) and reunited with his followers—and son Joey (who is proving to be smarter than every single person at the FBI). So how did Joe, once again, outsmart the FBI? By requesting a transfer, prompted by having his fingers broken by Kevin Bacon's Ryan. Curiously enough, the warden actually signs off on the transfer, which makes much more sense after we learn his daughter has been kidnapped by some of Ryan's followers. Rough twist, bro.
The Carrie Diaries: Carrie's (Annasophia Robb) secret is no longer a secret! Carrie's father learned of her secret internship at Interview in particularly horrifying fashion (they run into each other at a club as he's on a date). But that wasn't all that happened! Carrie gets back together with Sebastian (Austin Butler) and Walt (Brendan Dooling) is now dating Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges). Also, this must be said: "Hey, hi" is the best quote from the CW charmer yet.
Switched at Birth: The ABC Family hit series made television history, airing an episode completely in American Sign Language, with subtitles for hearing viewers. Inspired by the real-life student protests at Gallaudet University in 1988, (known as "Deaf President Now"), "Uprising" focused on the students at Carlton School for the Deaf staging a protest to prevent the school from closing. Poignant and inspiring, it was one of the series' best episodes ever.
Line of the Night: "I was Little Miss Nevada," Tierra says during The Bachelor: Women Tell All special. Has any one sentence ever summed up a reality-show contestant so perfectly?
What did you think of Dallas' big sendoff? Were you surprised to see Joe escape on The Following? Sound off in the comments!