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 Time to take a breather, TV fans!

It's been quite a week, particularly for characters you thought were dead but aren't, and for anybody with issues regarding headlessness, eyelessness, parentlessnes, or botflies. We're not going into that last one again, but here are some of the week's actually enjoyable best moments.

After last week's very worrying baby bombshell on Homeland, this week we officially (if Javadi can be trusted) learned that potential-baby-daddy Brody was not involved in the Langley bombing. Phew! But on The Walking Dead, we were treated to quite the shock when it seemed that the governor has returned, and has been spying on the prison!

On The Blacklist, we met Liz's father, Sam, then promptly learned that he was not, in fact, Liz's father. But Red couldn't allow the cancer-stricken man to tell Liz the truth, so he grabbed a pillow and suffocated him! We don't technically know who Liz's father actually is, but come on. It's Red. It has to be. In other parental news, not only did Barney meet the mother on How I Met Your Mother, but Skye got ever-so-slightly closer to finding out the truth about her parents on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but when Coulson tried to dig further, he found that his clearance level wasn't high enough.

 In Dead-Or-Not-Dead news, Emma Roberts' Madison Montgomery came back to life on AHS: Coven, and we couldn't be happier! It's so handy to have a character with resurrection powers. Plus, Scandal delivered a whole host of OMG moments, including a truly tragic rape and the super ew-inducing hook-up between Quinn and Charlie. But the biggest, present-day shocker of the night was the fact that Mama Pope is in fact alive! We need wine and popcorn, stat!

The Vampire Diaries

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On The Vampire Diaries, Silas, Amara, and Tessa all bit the dust, along with Leslie Knope's career as a city councilwoman on Parks and Rec. However, Tom's blossoming relationship with Nadia (Tatiana Maslany) was super adorable and almost made up for the loss.

Meanwhile, on The Mindy Project, Mindy and Danny got just the tiniest bit closer to their inevitable epic romance when they had to pretend to be a couple. It was the cutest, but had some competition in the voicemail Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane left for Abbie in the midst of their capture of both the head and the horseman: "I am, most respectfully, Ichabod Crane." Oh, you 18th century sweetheart, you.

Thanks for watching with us this week! Now hit the comments with your favorite TV moments, and have a fantastic weekend!

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