THE LATEST | After Claire gives Carrie a secret message for her to air on TV, Ryan is not happy and pleads with her to just go home. Ryan promises Claire that he will find her when this is all over; they embrace and kiss just before he leaves. Claire ominously looks at Ryan’s gun closet.
OUCH! | Claire disregards Ryan’s pleads and goes to the secret location where all hell breaks loose. After a whimsical game of cat and mouse and a fight for the gun, Claire shoots Emma, all while Ryan hides in the church and decides whether to show himself to Joe or not.
THE FORECAST | A storm is rolling in for this couple and after Claire does the opposite of what Ryan asks, rain is sure to fall pour down. Something is going down in next week’s finale and with Joe and Ryan working together (yes, together!), who knows what will happen!
THE LATEST | As Tom and Liz discuss the death of Jolene (and Tom gets visibly uncomfortable), Liz casually pops a tracker in Tom’s keychain. This ends up leading her to The National Archives where she sees Tom in the middle of a transaction, but Tom feels as though he’s being watched and thus finds out that Liz knows that something is up.
OUCH! | An all out brawl begins at home when Liz finds Tom tied up in a chair. He refuses to talk, she breaks his thumb, he sets himself free and then attacks her.
THE FORECAST | High winds as this “marriage” crumbles before their eyes. Before leaving, Tom claims he is a good guy and that Red is not, and judging by Liz’s dropped jaw at the end of the episode, something big is about to happen.
THE LATEST | Tamara finally listens to Jake’s new song, but her efforts to save their relationship are too little, too late. He tells her that they are moving in two different directions, then dumps her.
AWW | At least Tamara has her BFF Jenna to lean on in her time of need. The fact that Jenna isn’t allowed to open her mouth for 24 hours (dentist’s orders!) make her a great listener.
THE FORECAST | Painful. Though Jillian Rose Reed tells TVLine there are no replacements for Jake in Tamara’s immediate future, the split will stick. “After getting over the heartbreak, Tamara’s main focus is going to be to try and remain somewhat cordial to [Jake] and hopefully remain friends,” Reed says.
THE LATEST | While Mindy reflects on her year of heartbreak, a rabbi helps the decidedly not-Jewish Danny realize his true feelings for his colleague.
AWW | A friendly talk in a break room rapidly turns bittersweet when Danny says he’s a pro at unhooking bras, and Mindy jokes, “Not in my experience.” Later, on the subway, Dr. Castellano rescues our heroine from what would surely become a fatal earbud/scarf strangling.
THE FORECAST | The sun’s breaking through the clouds, kids! At the end of the episode, we can only assume Danny’s about to give Sally the heave-ho and start making his way back to Mindy — though the gruffly hot cop played by Tim Daly could complicate things.
THE LATEST | Ward and Skye have a heart-to-heart in which Ward confesses his feelings. He says he’s not a good man but Skye insists that he is. This leads to a kiss that it is cut short when Skye finds blood behind Ward’s ear. Ick.
OUCH | After Skye discovers it’s Koenig’s blood, she proceeds to freak out, until she pulls herself together enough to tell Ward she ran off because his feelings scared her (which is true!).
THE FORECAST | They hop on the Bus and fly into the sunset – but they will be experiencing major turbulence soon – like really soon. Skye knows what Ward is up to, so all we can say is “buckle up!”
THE LATEST | To help Leslie make a decision about the job in Chicago, Ben reroutes their cab to a beautiful national park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Ben tells “Lester” that if she takes the job, “places like this will be your office.” (Plus, all the parks she would preserve would have signs with her name on them. Win-win!) As such, Leslie takes the job!
AWW! | Three years later Ben and Leslie’s adorale triplet toddlers walk into the Pawnee (not Chicago!) office with Uncle Andy and Auntie April – no marshmallows, Andy! Leslie and Ben walk into the elevator, as adorable as ever and close out Season 6.
THE FORECAST | Ben and Leslie’s future is looking the brightest it has ever been – with family and work!
THE LATEST | Mycroft is back in town and back to stir up some drama. When Joan meets with Mycroft, Mycroft says he wants to explore their relationship further but Joan turns him down – well, at least until she has her own apartment.
OUCH! | When Joan goes back to spy on the mystery guy at the restaurant she finds herself following him into a dark alley where she is kidnapped.
THE FORECAST | It may be some dark clouds or just Mycroft himself but either way, things are looking shady!
THE LATEST | After resisting her advances for quite some time, Bash finally beds his new bride. Then does it again. And again.
AWW | Bash’s mid-foreplay declarations are all pretty sweet: “I want you to forget every boy that ever smiled at you, every man who ever flirted with you — everyone but me.”
THE FORECAST | Clear blue skies. Executive producer Laurie McCarthy recently told TVLine that Kenna is “going to find herself falling for Bash, and she’s going to be successful in getting him to fall for her.”
THE LATEST | In the midst of their first big fight, April returns to get her iPod and Jackson asks her to come home, prompting a talk about religion. Jackson says, “If you believe in God, then you believe he made me,” and reminds April that they share values but April can’t stop thinking about Jackson’s face when she would talk to their kids about religion. Jackson is done discussing hypothetical kids…
AWW! | …until April drops a bomb on him. “No, we can’t because they’re not hypothetical anymore,” she tells her hubby – April is pregnant!
THE FORECAST | Partly cloudy. The concerns this couple has are clearly still there but here’s to hoping they can work through them and get excited about their bun in the oven!
THE LATEST | Carmen and Alejandro’s fake engagement comes to a tragic end when a burglary gone wrong results in Alejandro bleeding out on the balcony. Looks like Carmen can kiss that record deal goodbye.
OUCH | That bullet had to hurt.
THE FORECAST | Pretty bleak. Corpses don’t need beards.
THE LATEST | Audrey tells Simmons and Triplett that six years ago when Blackout was stalking her, Agent Phil Coulson saved her life, but now he is dead. Though she still misses him, Coulson doesn’t want to tell his old flame that he’s alive because he doesn’t want to hurt her again.
AWW | After helping Triplett, Fitz and Simmons turn the lights out on Blackout, Coulson rushes over to Audrey to make sure she is OK, kisses her… and then runs off before she opens her eyes.
THE FORECAST | There may be sunshine in the distance but not for a while. Coulson tells Fitz that he’ll tell her the truth, someday, when there’s a chance she’ll understand.
THE LATEST | While sharing some alone time in a hotel room, Oliver suggests that he and Sara find a place together. Sara looks visibly uncomfortable but lucky for her, their phones ring and interrupt the moment.
OUCH! | After Sara argues with Oliver, she leaves with the gun, ready to kill Roy, but Oliver gets in the way. After saying she wants to kill Roy because that’s who she is, Sara drops one of the oldest break-up lines in the book: “I just care about you too much to be with you.”
THE FORECAST | Cloudy with some rain – and an old friend – in the mix. But who could this old friend be that Sara is going to see?
THE LATEST | Bonnie’s impending death is now a reality as she will only survive as long as the Other Side exists. She has a little chat with Liv who advises her to start saying goodbye to her loved ones because there are no spells, loopholes or sacrifices that can help her. Liv tells her, “Jeremy loves you, Bonnie. He deserves to know you’re leaving.”
OUCH | Bonnie tries to tell Jeremy but can’t bear to tell her man the truth and tells him Liv might have a way to save her.
THE FORECAST | 100% chance of lies – but maybe it’s for the best. Executive producer Caroline Dries tells TVLine, “She’s been through this before. So what if she changes it up and is like, ‘I’m living on borrowed time anyway. I’m not supposed to be back here. So why don’t I just treat every day like a gift and not be putting a burden on other people?’”
THE LATEST | In flashback, we learn that it was Snow White who had to cast the Dark Curse, in the name of returning everyone to Emma's realm, so that their daughter and her light magic could defeat the Wicked Witch. But to do so, she had to give up the thing she loves most — Prince Charming. But before Snow crushes his pumper, self-sacrificing Charming waxes romantic about how he'll still be a part of their new child's life, and how since the day they met, they have shared one heart.
AWWW | Hey, wait a minute — if we share one heart, Snow realizes, can't Regina just slice mine in half and divvy it up between us? A great if gross idea, and one that works, reviving Charming just before they get swept back to Storybrooke. (Hey, Henry — still think the grandparents are “boring”??)
THE FORECAST | Nothing but hope ahead! Having dodged a death thanks to their love, and with memories restored and Emma's mission clear, getting the upper hand on Greenie would seem a fait accompli — though of course it won't be. Because that's what finales are for!