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Get spoilers on all this season's biggest finales

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The 100 (The CW)

Airs: Thursday, May 19 at 9/8c

Unsurprisingly, The 100's third season finale will be "really dark," according to star Lindsey Morgan. And while characters have been widely spread out all season, the episode will give closure for all the seemingly disparate story lines. "You'll get caught up with everybody. You'll get a lot of ends wrapped up. You'll see a lot of characters you haven't seen for a while," Morgan says. "I think the finale is a really great bookend to the entire journey that everyone has been on since Season 1."

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Arrow (The CW)

Airs: Wednesday, May 25 at 8/7c

Team Arrow won't just be fighting to save Star City this year -- this time, the finale is going national! In order to finally take down Dahrk, Oliver will have to get over his fear of magic and learn some new tricks. "He's going to really have to dig deep to find a way not just to find the strength within himself, but actually inspire a bunch of other people to find that same strength and push back and fight back," co-showrunner Wendy Mericle says. Diggle's guilt over Laurel's death will lead him to make some unexpected decisions, while Thea will have to decide once and for all if she's more of a Queen or a Merlyn. Felicity and Oliver put aside their differences to take down Dahrk, but this reunion doesn't necessarily imply a happy ending. "I think we land in a somewhat surprising place for the two of them," Mericle teases. As for the finale title, "Schism," Mericle says it hints at "the ultimate setup" to what the show will explore in Season 5, particularly with Oliver.

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The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Airs: Thursday, May 12 at 8/7c

The Season 9 finale will be one big -- and probably awkward -- family reunion. Not only will Laurie Metcalfe and Christine Baranski return as Sheldon's and Leonard's respective mothers, but we'll finally meet Leonard's anthropologist father, played by Judd Hirsch.

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Black-ish (ABC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 18 at 9:30/8:30c

Last year, the Johnsons traveled to the 1920s. This year, the clan will close out Season 2 with a trip to the '70s to pay homage to the Norman Lear classic Good Times. "We will actually see a fever dream of Dre's and he visits that world," executive producer Jonathan Groff says of the episode, titled "Good-ish Times." Each family member will play a version of a character from the sitcom, so look for Junior to scream "Dy-no-mite!" Deon Cole will return as Charlie for the first time since his departure earlier this season.

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Blindspot (NBC)

Airs: Monday, May 23 at 10/9c

Creator Martin Gero promises that fans will get all the answers they've been looking for in the show's first season-ender... except for the questions that won't be resolved until next season. Some of the reveals will be truly shocking, and it's a safe bet that not everyone will make it out of Season 1 alive. "We aim to blow your mind," Gero says. Meanwhile, Weller is confronted with a heartbreaking truth about Jane -- but will he accept it? And as Jane's faith in Oscar starts to waver, she reaches out to hacker Ana Montes (remember her?) for help.

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Blue Bloods (CBS)

Airs: Friday, May 6 at 10/9c

After wrapping up its season-long arc involving serial killer Thomas Wilder in the antepenultimate episode, the procedural is ending its sixth season on a more low-key note with standalone cases. David Ramsey returns as Mayor Poole in the finale, which features a politically charged, ripped-from-the-headlines plot: Pool, Frank, Erin and the D.A. have to deal with the fallout after a grand jury fails to indict an officer in the shooting of a teen that was caught on camera.

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Bones (Fox)

Airs: TBA

Executive producer Michael Peterson promises that there won't be a quick fix to Hodgins dealing with his paralysis as Bones' penultimate season wraps up. Fans will see "the full gambit of emotions" Hodgins has to go through -- including ones that could permanently damage his relationship with Angela. Don't look for a miracle recovery either but rather for Hodgins to accept his new state. The show will also introduce a new multi-episode killer that will put the everyone on their toes. "It's less of a thriller and more of a horror element," Peterson says of the baddie.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Airs: Tuesday, April 19 at 9/8c

Not great, Bob! After Holt's longtime pal and fellow agent Bob Anderson (guest star Dennis Haysbert) was revealed to be the double agent, the precinct has to come together to save Holt's life, what with Bob's gun trained on the captain. Good thing this is all happening in a hospital. There's also still the outstanding task of locating Adrian Pimento's hit man, which does not go as planned.

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Castle (ABC)

Airs: Monday, May 16 at 10/9c

The LokSat case will be wrapped up once and for all in the Season 8 finale, which will also be the final episode for Stana Katic and Tamala Jones, as both actresses will not return should Castle get renewed for a ninth season. While it's unclear how their characters, Beckett and Lanie, will be written out, co-showrunner Alexi Hawley says that the finale will end in a cliff-hanger. If ABC does not renew the procedural, there is a contingency plan in place. "In a worst-case scenario, there's an additional scene we won't say much about that exists in case they tell us we're not coming back," Hawley says.

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Chicago Fire (NBC)

Airs: Tuesday, May 17 at 10/9c

The season finale finds Casey and Dawson at odds over Casey's attachment to his new political consultant -- whom Dawson does not trust -- and Dawson's attachment to a 2-year-old boy whose foster parent is killed in a fire. "They're at a point where they both want different things," showrunner Matt Olmstead says, adding that Casey makes a decision that will determine the future of their relationship. Elsewhere, after his brother Danny is seriously injured while responding to an incident, Jimmy believes it was due to Boden's negligence. "For the people of the house, it's a very complicated situation ... at a certain point you've got to start letting him know, 'You don't want to go down this road,'" Olmstead says. The big cliff-hanger centers on Severide, who faces a dangerous threat from Kidd's ex-husband, Grant. "[Grant] ultimately starts to look at Severide as the person responsible for the breakup of his marriage, though it's completely wrongheaded," Olmstead says. "[Grant] becomes increasingly ... we'll call it unhinged, and that develops into a complication for us in the finale."

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Chicago Med (NBC)

Airs: Tuesday, May 17 at 9/8c

Showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov promise that the final episode of Season 1 will represent "the graduation and the transition of our characters at the end of the year." In the case of Sarah Reese, that will be a literal graduation, as she completes medical school and is promoted to an official M.D. However, her career plan will leave her feeling conflicted. "Sarah Reese has to face this thought of leaving the emergency department, and dealing with her ambivalent feelings about going into pathology," Schneider says. "That comes to a head." In addition, Halstead and Manning will face "another little surprise" that could have an impact on their relationship, and Goodwin deals with a personal crisis that reveals "a side of her that we haven't seen before," Schneider says. And Rhodes' mentor, Dr. Downey, returns in what Schneider and Frolov ominously hint may be his final appearance.

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Chicago P.D. (NBC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 25 at 10/9c

The season-ender is all about Voight, who has recently learned that his troubled son, Justin, has returned to Chicago without telling him. He goes on a revenge quest after Justin gets shot, according to showrunner Matt Olmstead. "It's Voight hell-bent on finding out who did it and why," Olmstead says. "It really is an activated Voight, a vengeful Voight, one we haven't seen for a while, and how that affects everyone he works with. They're trying to hold him back while still being sympathetic to what he went through, not wanting him to go too far, and realizing that's probably a lost cause. It's just a monomaniacal Voight looking for who shot his son." Though the immediate question of who shot Justin and why is resolved by the end of the episode, the repercussions of Voight's actions will carry over into next season.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Airs: Monday, April 18 at 8/7c

Delightfully demented Rebecca Bunch finally gets it all in the season finale -- for a while at least, as the entire depths of her push-pull, high-low manic relationships with Josh and Greg come to a head at Josh's sister's wedding. At the outset, Rebecca is sailing smoothly into the arms of Greg until, through no fault of hers (for a change), things go south. And after Valencia manages to rope Josh's aunt (guest star Lea Salonga) into her shady hijinks, she and Josh have a major spat that gives Rebecca the opening we've all wished and wanted for her to get. But you know how it goes: One minute you're in, and the next you're out, and by the end, the magical moment we've all been waiting for vanishes in front of our eyes.

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Criminal Minds (CBS)

Airs: Wednesday, May 4 at 9/8c

The Season 11 finale will see the return of one of the creepiest unsubs in Criminal Minds history: Mr. Scratch, the talon-wielding serial killer who drugged and tortured Hotch last season by means of which we were never privy. That's perhaps related when Hotch gets arrested for conspiracy in the episode. "I don't want to say Hotch is the center of [the finale], but it has a lot to do with Hotch," showrunner Erica Messer says. "It's not as visual as the first [Mr. Scratch] episode, but it's a big team episode." Unlike the past few years, Season 11 will also end with a cliff-hanger after a temporary victory and a "celebration of all the good things that have happened." "There's not like a bomb at the end of the episode and we don't know who survived," Messer teases. "But it's in that grander scheme of things, like, 'Oh, my God! We're just getting started.'"

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)

Airs: Wednesday, May 25 at 9/8c

While the original series will have a cliff-hanger, showrunner Erica Messer went the opposite route with the spin-off. "I wanted everybody to get to know this team first before we did anything like that," she says. And so, after cases in Spain and Haiti, the two-hour finale will feature the IRT going home to their families, including Jack and his wife Karen (guest star Sherry Stringfield) sending their daughter off to college. "It's something a lot of the characters say -- 'Let's go home' at the end of the episodes -- the point being that we never get to see them there," she says. "By Episode 13, you do and there's a nice celebration. You meet Simmons' little girls and everyone. It felt like a nice note to end the season on."

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)

Airs: Thursday, May 19 at 8/7c

star Patrick J. Adams will suit up as a mysterious DC superhero in the finale, setting up the main story line for Season 2, in which he will recur. "I can say the finale feels like a climax," showrunner Phil Klemmer says. "This series was always meant to be something that we could never [repeat] themes [or] stories [in]. We always meant to leave it all on the field and burn all of our bridges so Season 2 would effectively have to be a totally new premise and a totally new setup. So yeah, we're really burning it down with our finale."


Elementary (CBS)

Airs: Sunday, May 8 at 10/9c

After an attempt on Sherlock's and Joan's lives, Morland realizes that his search for his would-be assassin has finally brought the war to the doorstep of his son. "Morland's been willing to risk himself on this quest, but it doesn't occur to him until this moment that he's placing other people in danger," creator Rob Doherty says. In the finale, the enemy finally reveals himself, and he has the surprising support of a group they've tangled with before. The Holmeses and Joan realize they're dealing with a very formidable foe, and Morland has to wonder if it's time to retreat.

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The Family (ABC)

Airs: Sunday, May 15 at 9/8c

If you do the math on The Family's finale, it's "90 percent answers and 10 percent posing of new questions to launch us into a potential Season 2," creator Jenna Bans says. Everything regarding Doug's abduction of Adam will be revealed, including "how Adam's body was disposed of," as well as the fallout of the Claire and Willa accepting Ben into the family. "We pose a very big question about Ben and his true nature at the end of Episode 9 ... which will also be wrapped up in the finale," Bans says. "This will not be an unsatisfying finale where we don't answer everything we've been asking all season."

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The Flash (The CW)

Airs: Tuesday, May 24 at 8/7c

The entire second season has been building up to this: The Flash's showdown with Zoom. And while the face-off will be as emotionally charged as Barry's fight with Reverse Flash last year, the battle itself will be even bigger. "Every episode we try to elevate the spectacle in our show, and especially in the finale we wanted to build upon the fan expectations in Season 1 and take that to the next level," executive producer Todd Helbig says. The finale will also include lots of major reveals, like the identity of the man in the iron mask and even a new aspect of Cisco's powers that he will explore. Although the episode marks the last chapter in the Zoom story line, The Flash will once again end with a huge cliff-hanger, giving hints at what's to come in Season 3.

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Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

Airs: Tuesday, May 24 at 8/7c

There's two of them! Ken Jeong guest-stars in the Season 2 finale as Gene, Louis' fraternal twin brother, repaying the favor after Boat's Randall Park appeared on Jeong's Dr. Ken. Gene comes to town with some big, unexpected news: He's getting married and wants his bro and Jessica to come to the wedding. The episode's other big guest star is Mel Gibson's mullet. Supposedly. The Huangs celebrate Gene's news at an Orlando-themed restaurant in which Gibson's hairpiece from Lethal Weapon 3, which was shot there, is displayed.

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The Goldbergs (ABC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30/7:30c

Adam hasn't officially started high school yet, but he's already getting hazed in the finale during Hell Week, during which the seniors target the new freshman class. "Season 3 is a transitional year for Adam and I really wanted to capture all of that awkwardness and trepidation because that's certainly something I went through at that age," creator Adam F. Goldberg says. But Adam mighty not have too much to worry about in high school after he impresses everyone by body-slamming Barry. Elsewhere, Erica has to decide what to put in the school time capsule.

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The Good Wife (CBS)

Airs: Sunday, May 8 at 9/8c

It's perhaps easier to say what won't happen on the top-secret series finale. Kalinda definitely won't be back by green screen or other means. However, despite earlier statements by creators Robert and Michelle King that Josh Charles won't return, the actor has reportedly filmed a flashback sequence featuring Will and Alicia for the final episode. As for Alicia, after choosing to stay with Peter during his trial, she will have to decide if she wants to go through with the divorce. The finale is the ending the Kings had planned from the start, which won't be happily ever after for everyone. "I like [shows] that end with some resonance," Robert says, "finales that are happy and sad at the same time."

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Gotham (Fox)

Airs: Monday, May 23 at 8/7c

Now that the Penguin is back, you can expect him to get revenge on everyone who did him wrong -- including Hugo Strange. Before revenge can be exacted though, Penguin will come into contact with another familiar face: Jada Pinkett Smith returns as Fish Mooney for two episodes. After Penguin gets over the shock, there's room for the villains to make up. "If they could somehow find a way to work together, that would ideal for both of them," Taylor says. "There is a weird affection there for her, even though she is one of his No. 1 enemies."

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Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Airs: Thursday, May 19 at 8/7c

It's all about sisterly love on the season finale, which finds Maggie and Meredith teaming up to support Amelia on an "important day." Elsewhere, Callie and Arizona's custody arrangement comes to a head and both are forced to deal with the fallout, and Jo reveals that she's been keeping a few secrets from Alex.

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Grimm (NBC)

Airs: Friday, May 20 at 9/8c

Diana has returned, but instead of having the family reunion Renard and Adalind had hoped for, their daughter will be used as a pivotal part of Black Claw's plan to take over the government. "[Diana] is still this source of tremendous power that we just don't know. She'll prove to be an asset moving forward," star Sasha Roiz says. Renard will also need Adalind's help to control Diana, which will put all of them in the center of the war between Black Claw and Hadrian's Wall, as Nick and the Scooby gang try to prevent a global wesen uprising.

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Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Airs: Friday, May 13 at 9/8c

Longtime Hawaii Five-0 fans know that the show likes to go out with a bang, and the Season 6 finale will be no exception. "This is really a McGarrett/Danny story, and probably the [highest] stakes that we've done between these two guys ever," showrunner Peter Lenkov says. "It puts both of them in a very life-and-death situation that will actually, at the end of it, connect them more than ever. One of them is going to save the other's life in a huge way." The ending isn't a cliff-hanger per se, but some viewers may interpret it that way, Lenkov teases. "What happens between McGarrett and Danny is going to have ripple effects into next season." And, though Gabriel plays a pivotal role in the penultimate episode but is not seen in the finale, something related to Gabriel takes "a big turn" in the final episode that will "affect Chin next year in a big way."

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Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Airs: Monday, May 16 at 9/8c

Jane the Virgin
will see a wedding in its second season finale, but will Jane and Michael actually get married? "It's a telenovela, so there are always, always surprises," executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman warns. The season finale will bring some closure to the Mutter story line and the worst-case scenario is if the crime lord does something to Michael before Jane makes it down the aisle. Could Mutter be behind the ominous warning in the first season that Michael isn't long for this world? We asked Urman to describe the finale in three words and her answer -- "Happily ever after?" -- was not of much comfort. We can expect a big cliff-hanger from this one.

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The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

Airs: Sunday, May 15 at 9:30/8:30c

The finale will wrap up the main story line following Mike's arrival in Malibu, while giving fans a hint at what's to come. "There's a pretty big journey taken from [the April 17 episode] through the very end," creator and star Will Forte says. "I'm very excited that we've already gotten our show renewed for a third season so we can already start figuring out how we're going to address everything." And like last season's finale -- which revealed Phil's brother was alive and trapped in space -- Forte says this season will similarly feature a major cliff-hanger. "There's something very good and juicy that we leave them with," Forte says.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 25 at 9/8c

The 17th season finale will be all about "tragedy and transition" and "loss and love," according to outgoing showrunner Warren Leight. Brad Garrett will guest-star in the two-parter, which kicks off May 18, as corrections officer Gary Munson, whose history of preying on female inmates has finally caught up with him. As the case against Munson heats up, Barba begins receiving death threats. The ramifications of the finale, which was inspired by several real-life events, will carry over into next season. "From prison abuse to domestic violence to the most dangerous situations a cop or DA can walk into -- this finale changes everything," Leight says. And longtime SVU fans won't want to miss the episode, which will reveal something new about Benson, who will be put through the emotional ringer in the intense episode.

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Limitless (CBS)

Airs: Tuesday, April 26 at 10/9c

The two-part finale will offer a "fun and satisfying conclusion" while setting the stage for Season 2, according to showrunner Craig Sweeny. "It will bring the story of Brian's secret life within the FBI to a surprising and explosive close," he promises. "Brian finds himself pitted against, for the first time, a group of people who have the same advantage that he has, and who are taking NZT. ... There will be a few major shake-ups to the status quo that will happen in the finale that will inform the dynamic of the show going forward." With Sands acting as the primary threat in the endgame of Season 1, don't expect everyone to make it out alive. "I think it's a very dangerous time to be both an FBI agent and a member of Sands' group," Sweeny says.

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (ABC)

Airs: Tuesday, May 17 at 9/8c

After losing Bobbi and Hunter to their own spin-off, Marvel's Most Wanted, the team finds itself fractured while in the midst of its war against Hive, the world's first Inhuman, that currently inhabits the corpse of Grant Ward. Of course, with any war comes causalities, and that's the one thing that seems like a certainty, especially after Daisy's vision of the future. "I think [the vision] puts a ticking clock on the rest of the season as someone is going to die," Chloe Bennet says of the two-hour finale. But who is going to bite the bullet (or engulfing fire) up in space at the end of Season 3? Even though it may have lost two key players, the team still has pliant of options to choose from, all of which would be devastating.

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Mike & Molly (CBS)

Airs: Monday, May 16 at 8:30/7:30c

The workhorse sitcom distinguished itself with its blend of humor and heart, and the series finale will be no different. "The Mike & Molly fans, who have been incredibly loyal, will be very, very pleased with the last episode," Billy Gardell promises. Gardell says that the last three episodes are among the best written of the whole show. "There's a beautiful closure to the show" in the James Burrows-directed final episode, he says. "Something happens that brings the whole family together for the whole episode."

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Modern Family (ABC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 18 at 9/8c

The kids are getting more grown up as the adults become, well, more kid-like in the Season 7 finale. Phil is shocked to discover he caught Luke in bed with a girl, while Alex has slyly moved back home for the summer under everyone's nose. Lily, increasingly independent as she enters her tween years, becomes the subject of a battle between Cameron and Mitch after Cameron takes a summer gig in Kansas City. And Jay, ready to get back in the workforce, learns that'll be harder than he thought since he's not as young as he used to be after all. Guest stars include Illeana Douglas and Adam DeVine, who will return as Andy, a hint that we'll get an update on where things stand between him and Haley.

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Nashville (ABC)

Airs: Wednesday, May 25 at 10/9c

It might be the end for Scarlett and Gunnar, who consider splitting as bandmates. As Juliette finally comes to terms with Jeff's death, her actions affect Layla in a big way. Speaking of actions, Rayna goes full mama bear after Maddie comes across someone from her mother's past. Meanwhile, Will decides to step up as a face of the gay community.

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Airs: Tuesday, May 17 at 8/7c

The Season 13 finale will feature the departure of Tony DiNozzo after he faces "a crossroads" and makes a decision to leave. "There are outside influences," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. "Something that has a mammoth impact on him -- and understandably, would take that significant an impact to have him step away from his NCIS family." The season-ender will also mark the culmination of the escaped British spy story line, with NCIS partnering with the FBI and Britain's MI6 on an international manhunt for the rogue former agent. "There are going to be some surprises, really significant surprises," Glasberg says. "Expect more familiar faces and more names, and certainly as NCIS has proven to do in the past, expect the unexpected and expect some danger." The investigation will result in at least one member of the team becoming seriously, perhaps fatally, injured. In happier news, McGee and Delilah will take a significant step forward in their relationship. "Everyone should plan on that continuing right through to the Season [14] opener," Glasberg teases.

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NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Airs: Monday, May 2 at 10/9c

The threat against Sam and his family comes back in a big way in the seventh season-ender. "Sam gets a text message from his son that is sort of a coded panic password that tells him his son is in serious trouble," executive producer Scott Gemmill says. "Sam gets pushed to a point where he has to make a decision about whether to finish something once and for all and how he's going to do that." The episode, which plays out almost in real time, takes place mostly at night, an unusual setting for NCIS: LA. In the midst of the crisis, Sam also has to grapple with feelings of guilt about his ability to keep his family safe. "Obviously it's a very personal [episode] because it involves Sam and his son, and the return of Tahir, and Sam basically putting this threat to bed once and for all, and our team sort of rallying to make that happen," Gemmill says.

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NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Airs: Tuesday, May 17 at 9/8c

There's a mole! In the sophomore season-ender, as the NCIS crew partners with the Department of Homeland Security to track down 900 pounds of missing explosives that pose an imminent threat to New Orleans, they also discover that someone who was allegedly a friend has actually been working against them. "We'll play the mystery of that, point fingers at people, maintain the curiosity of where the leak is coming from, and then ... ultimately sort of pull the rug out from everybody," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. The impact of that, plus the investigation itself, will take a particularly heavy toll on Pride. "He's got some decisions to make, and some issues to face," Glasberg says. "And now, with this really significant case that will tie him in a complex way to decisions being made in Washington ... he's going to be facing some really significant adversaries. He already carries the weight of New Orleans on his shoulders, so this will add to that as well."

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New Girl (Fox)

Airs: Tuesday, May 10, Part 1 at 8/7c and Part 2 at 9/8c

Season 5 will end with groomzilla Schmidt and Cece's wedding. Elsewhere, Jess rekindles her relationship with Sam (guest star David Walton), and Schmidt will be jumping "whole hog" into his relationship with his long-estranged father (guest star Peter Gallagher), which causes "surrogate dad" Nick some concern, according to executive producer Brett Baer. Winston will also be coming to terms with his feelings for his partner Aly. In addition to Walton and Gallagher, Damon Wayans Jr. and Megan Fox will make return appearances. As for the wedding, where all these threads come together, it may not happen how you think. "We already did a wedding for Cece in Season 2," executive producer Dave Finkel says, "so we have to take this one to new places and offer some big surprises." Oh, and be on the lookout for a special First Ladies edition of True American.

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Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Airs: Sunday, May 15 at 8/7c

The two-hour finale will bring the heroes' time in Underworld to an end, but will all of them make it back to Storybrooke? Hades and Zelena will make bold moves to have their happily ever after together, and Hades is bound and determined to keep as many fresh souls as he possibly can. "I like having people down there. I don't want to let anyone go," Greg Germann teases. "The more lost souls, the more souls down there that have unfinished business, the better." The question is, can the evil power couple fend off a threatened Rumplestiltskin? He's not likely to let them get off lightly for trying to take his and Belle's unborn child.

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The Originals (The CW)

Airs: Friday, May 20 at 9/8c

The Mikaelsons will have to overcome the prophecy predicting their destruction or perish in what executive producer Michael Narducci describes as another devastating season conclusion. "The show is going to fundamentally shift forever. Every single one of our characters will be changed for the duration of the series," he says. "Things are going to get bad and then there's going to be a glimmer of hope that maybe, because of this family's bond, they may have a million to one shot of surviving. On the other hand, they might not." In other words: prepare for the worst and some painful deaths.

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Quantico (ABC)

Airs: Sunday, May 15 at 10/9c

Prepare for a high body count in Quantico's last four episodes as the true identity of the terrorist is revealed. "People die pretty much in every episode from here on out," showrunner Josh Safran says. "Alex realizes the puzzle is wider than she thinks it is at the end of Episode 19. Once it's revealed how wide it is, it's not so much of an easy answer as saying she goes after The Voice." Safran promises that the terrorist story line will be tied up in the finale before the show reveals its Season 2 plot. "I like the Buffy model. OK, the ride you've been on for 21 episodes is going to come to a stop and when you get off, you're going to see the next ride 20 feet away, and it's your chance or choice to get in line or not for that ride," Safran says. "That's pretty much how the finale works out. You will know what Season 2 is. The fate of people's lives is not hanging in the balance."

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Scandal (ABC)

Airs: Thursday, May 12 at 9/8c

Much like real life, Scandal's election is just heating up as Season 5 comes to a close. "We're still hardcore into election stuff. Everything is so magnified by what's going on right now in the political landscape. We're still way in the political game," star Artemis Pebdani says, adding that she doesn't know who wins each party's nomination. And while Fitz and Olivia shook hands to have clean campaigns, "you'll see other kinds of chess moves," Pebdani teases.

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Scorpion (CBS)

Airs: Monday, April 25 at 9/8c

Smart as the Scorpion team may be, romance still escapes them. According to co-showrunner Nicholas Wootton, Walter's romantic shortcomings are "definitely going to be a big part of [the finale]. That's leading up to the cliff-hanger." None of this is to say the finale is going to be entirely Walter-focused like it was last year. "[It's] going to be focused on various characters, specifically four," creator Nick Santora says. "Toby and Happy play a very big part in the final episode, and Walter/Paige have a huge story line and cliff-hanger in the final episode." Of course, this pairing does leave Sylvester in the wind, but considering the loss of his wife/Walter's sister earlier in the season, he's sort of done all he can do for now in the emotional growth department.

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Supergirl (CBS)

Airs: Monday, April 18 at 8/7c

Kara must find a way to stop Non from deploying the mind-controlling technology Myriad across the entire planet. Before she can do that, she must defeat Alex, who is also being controlled by Non in an attempt to make the sisters try to kill each other. With Superman also under the Kryptonian spell and J'onn temporarily down for the count, Kara will have to figure this one out for herself. Have faith, though, because executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has revealed that (a still unannounced) Season 2 will explore Project Cadmus -- the comic book birthplace of Superboy and the current location of Kara's adopted father Jeremiah Danvers.

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The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

Airs: Friday, May 13 at 8/7c

The Vampire Diaries
always finds a way to end each season with your favorite characters in unthinkable danger, but the Season 7 finale may put all previous ones to shame. According to creator Julie Plec, the episode provides a lot of closure for the characters "that then is violently interrupted by a big shift in two of the central characters who may never be the same." Star Paul Wesley says the quest these two characters embark on in the finale sets up the main story line of Season 8, which is "going to be really dark, really twisted and really fun."