From auspicious debuts (hey, Jane the Virgin, The Affair and Transparent) to gut-wrenching twists (why, Hannibal, why?), we were spoiled with fantastic hours of television in 2014. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes of the year. Which ones made the cut?
The best TV shows of 2014
Here are Episodes 20-16. (Catch up with Episodes 25-21.)
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I'm still in shock from The Walking Dead finale! What's coming up next? —Allen
Although executive producer Scott M. Gimple hinted that Rick's increasingly brutal worldview might cause some in his group to question his leadership, don't look for Daryl to be one of them — especially after Beth's death. "Daryl has always got his back," Norman Reedus tells us. "Daryl would have run over the cop with a car too — he just would have run right through him. I don't think it meant Rick was more crazy... than anyone else." But Reedus does allow for the possibility that Daryl won't always feel that way. "I think there's humanity left in Rick," Reedus says. "But Daryl always has Rick in his peripheral vision. Always."
Any scoop on Forever? I am loving this show! — Jaclyn
Then you definitely don't want to miss next week's midseason finale, when the Anonymous Caller will finally be unmasked...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's Sleepy Hollow. Read at your own risk.]
The apocalypse has officially arrived on Sleepy Hollow.
On Monday's midseason finale, our heroes will finally face off against Moloch to stop the End of Days. But taking down Moloch will also put Crane (Tom Mison) in a tricky position as he finds himself faced with fighting his son Henry (John Noble). The question of how to treat Henry — like any other enemy or with familial mercy — has been a touchy subject between Crane and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) throughout the season, but the pair will have to put aside their differences to save the world.
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Scandal scoop, please! I can't believe Olivia is gone again! — Beth
You and me both! Even though Liv obviously didn't leave by choice this time, don't be surprised by the profundity of Fitz's desperation as he debates whether to go to war with West Angola to save her. "It will potentially destroy Fitz again," Tony Goldwyn tells us. "How much more can a man take? This will really test him. The stakes are unbelievably high and I can say that it will be scary."
Any Hawaii Five-0 intel? — Chris
Did you think that the show forgot that Danny killed his brother's murderer? Nope. "There's going to be a price to pay for what [Danny] did," executive producer Peter Lenkov says...