On TV this Thursday: Mom gets an unexpected promotion, Babylon concludes as a new investigation begins, Mystic Falls prepares goodbyes for two of its own and NBC unleashes The Slap. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
The Slap Begins, Vampire Diaries' Goodbyes and More
Series premiere: Hector’s (Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing) birthday bash takes a violent turn when his cousin (Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story) slaps another couple’s child. Thandie Newton (Rogue), Brian Cox (The Game), Uma Thurman (Smash), Melissa George (Alias) and Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) also star.
The Vampire Diaries
Elena puts on a brave face as Jeremy’s days in Mystic Falls come to a close (take a trip down memory lane!); Caroline and Stefan grow closer as Sheriff Forbes fades.
Christy runs into a whole new set of problems when she is made manager of the restaurant. (Reminder: The Plunketts return Feb. 26 in their new 9:30 time slot.)
Huck, Quinn and Jake turn to an old acquaintance for help, while Olivia remains one step ahead of her kidnappers.
An undercover CIA agent is captured by Uzbekistan separatists led by one of Red’s former associates (Faran Tahir, Criminal Minds).
The SCU team investigate a hate crime when a prominent LGBT leader turns up dead — and Backstrom suspects his tenant as a potential suspect.
Two and a Half Men
Penultimate episode: After their divorce finalized, Alan makes an impractical choice when Walden offers him the gift of his choosing, endangering his relationship with Lyndsey.
Season finale: Civil unrest erupts after footage of Banjo recorded prior to the nightclub shooting goes viral, forcing Liz to mull reopening an internal investigation.
How to Get Away With Murder
A unexpected discovery in Sam’s case forever changes things for Annalise and the Keating Five. Ruh-roh!
A shocking event forces Watson to face crime boss Elana March (Gina Gershon, How to Make It in America); Holmes and Detective Bell work to solve a local theft.