GleeDid anyone else choke up in tonight's heart-wrenching episode of Glee? Despite the fact that the New Directions only snagged a second place at Nationals, our WHMS students gave us three brilliant performances on the show choir stage that honored Finn Hudson (and subsequently Cory Monteith's) absence from the competition. We were especially choked up when Carole Hudson-Hummel, who was chaperoning the event with her husband Burt, reflected that the glee club's final performance felt "like the last of [Finn] leaving, too."
Although we were bummed that Rachel, Santana and Kurt could not make it, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Ryan Seacrest made a brief, yet oh-so random appearance at Nationals as well. The New Directions just could not compete with Throat Explosion, lead by Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin, and their jaw-dropping performance of "Mr. Roboto" Unfortunately their second place trophy means that Sue followed up on her beginning-of-the-year threats and pulled the funding for the glee club.
The Real Housewives of New York: The ladies of the Big Apple are back! It's summer in New York City (at least in reality TV world) and The Real Housewives are reconnecting. Heather and Carole are as close as ever, Ramona and Sonja remain inseparable and everybody is feeling a little frosty toward Aviva. Meanwhile, Sonja revealed her new 20something boyfriend Ben to the ladies at Heather's birthday party. "People are ageless to me," Sonja said. But Sonja is kind of rekindling her relationship with Harry, Aviva's ex-husband.
The ladies also met Kristen Taekman, a friend of Heather's and the latest Real Housewives of New York City cast member. "They seem like my crazy drunk aunts," Kristen said sizing up Sonja and Ramona. Aviva announced she's writing her own memoir and requested Carole's (she's a New York Times bestseller after all) help in the editing department. Aviva tried to mend the fences with Ramona (again). The two met for drinks—yes, multiple (and awkward) drinks—in an effort to move on from the drama-filled feud. "I really am going to get plastered," Aviva said. Ramona questioned Aviva's motives for coming together after all this time and Aviva admitted to overreacting while in St. Barths. "I was wrong," she said.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Tonight we welcomed a an exciting new visitor to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team from Asgard! Lady Sif arrived on a mission to capture Lorelei, who escaped when the Dark Elves invaded Asgard in Thor: The Dark World. (Yay for mega-Marvel crossovers!) With badass Melinda May's help, Lady Sif eventually captured Lorelei and placed a special collar around her neck that would stop the villain's ability to seduce and control men.
Meanwhile, Simmons checked Skye's blood to try and get any additional information on the miraculous alien ingredient that saved her life. Unfortunately she couldn't find anything, but Coulson promised Skye that the two of them would investigate this matter together, but they won't tell the rest of the team in order to keep them out of any potential danger. Too bad Miss May was eavesdropping on their conversation before calling up HQ and ominously reporting: "He knows. I repeat, Coulson knows." Yikes!
Pretty Little LiarsWedding bells were chiming in Rosewood as our fab four volunteered to work a bridal gown charity event at Mrs. DiLaurentis' place. (Seriously, how many charity fashion shows can one town have?!) Spencer took off in the woods and nearly lost her foot in a bear trap because she was chasing after who she thought was Ali. But in reality, Alison is in Philadelphia, per the information she told Emily on the phone and our liars immediately took off to find her hiding place.
However upon arriving at Ali's cobweb-filled warehouse, were shocked to see someone else was in the room. "What are you doing here?" said Spencer with a look of disgust. Looks like we'll have to wait until next week to find out! Other tid-bits from tonight: Aria's Mom returned from Europe and revealed she's now happily engaged. Hanna once again kissed a boy (FYI, it was Travis) and Emily broke up with Paige for leaking Ali's information to the police. See ya later Paily!
Degrassi: Man, that was hard to watch. In a special one-hour that was pushed to 10 p.m. due to "sensitive material," a truly awful video of two boys taking advantage of a drunk Zoe was sent around the school.
Working on a story on the dangers of drinking, Becky got her Veronica Mars on and was determined to find out who did this to Zoe. But she was horrified by the results when she found out it was her brother, Luke, and his friend from the basketball team. Though she was torn over what to do, Becky eventually turned her brother in, giving Luke's phone to the police.
The Voice: At the start of tonight's show, each coach only had one more spot to fill on their teams, meaning tensions were high and only the best of the best were selected. Blake Sheltonsnagged Kaleigh Glanton after her impressive, four-chair-worthy rendition of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain." Usher grabbed nursing student Brittany Camille, after her beautiful version of "Skyscraper," and Shakira landed country starlet Lindsay Bruce. Last, but certainly not least, Adam Levinefinished his team with Caleb Elder after his performance of "Groove Me." And that's it for this season's blind auditions!