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Warning: We're about to run down the biggest TV moments from Monday night. If you don't want to be spoiled on a particular show, skip to the next!
The Bachelor: Holy drunk mess, Batman!
In easily one of the most embarrassing moments in the franchise's long history, one of Juan Pablo Galavis' contestants drank way too much during a naked photo shoot, leading him to eliminate her even before the rose ceremony. Yikes! To find out who else was sent home by episode's end, read our recap of the super-entertaining second outing of the season.
How I Met Your Mother: Happy Slaps-day, HIMYM fans! That's right, Marshall delivered his penultimate slap to Barney's face in tonight's installment. And oh, what a joyous occasion it was: There was surprise guest appearances by Stacy Keibler, Eva Amurri Martino and Nazanin Boniadi (all of whom played former conquests of Barney) and an epic Boyz II Men remix of "You Just Got Slapped."
To learn the Slap of a Thousand Exploding Suns, Marshall went on a year-long quest (to Shanghai and a magical forest!) and receive words of wisdom from three slap masters, who happened to look exactly like Lily, Robin and Ted. All of his training, of course, lead to arguably the best slap yet, delivered on Sunday morning of the wedding weekend, slo-mo style, of course.
Line of the Night: "I'll take a rain check on that stroganoff, it smells delicious." Oh man, we forgot how much we missed The Blacklist's Red. Never leave us again, James Spader!
Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod. Crane. Wore. Skinny. Jeans. Yes, really. "One sign of impending apocalypse is surely skinny jeans," our favorite time-traveler said. Which naturally meant he had to don them and we're so glad he did.
Bask in the glory, now y'all, 'cause Ichabod eventually returned to his signature period garb ( "If you're going to keep wearing that damn thing, I have two words for you: dry cleaning," Abbie said.):
Castle: Save the date—Castle and Beckett are getting married in September. (Here's hoping the show's timeline isn't in real time or we have to wait a long time for these nuptials!) In tonight's ep, Beckett met Castle's father, played by returning guest star James Brolin. Though Castle originally tried to hide the fact that the CIA agent was his father, he eventually came clean, telling Beckett, "I keep making the mistake, thinking he's family. You are my family." Awww!
Teen Wolf: Welcome back to TV, Shelley Hennig! The Secret Circle star's top-secret role was finally revealed in the MTV hit's second episode: She's Malia Tate, the young girl who was believed to have died in a car accident/animal attack years ago, but was revealed to be the wolf at the end of last week's installment.
Also, RIP, Peter Hale's finger. (Ew.)
The Fosters: Is the ABC Family drama trying to take over for Parenthood as the show that makes us cry the most?! In the midseason premiere, our hearts were shattered into a million pieces when Callie, who ran away in the last episode, decided to go back into juvenile system after realizing she wouldn't be able to land a job and learning that her father was released from prison over a year ago and made no attempt to contact her. Sob!
What did you watch on Monday night, TV lovers? Sound off in the comments!