THE LATEST | After learning the truth about Ezra’s relationship with Alison, Aria begins to accept that her ex-boyfriend might not be the monster she thinks he is… but then he gets shot and bleeds out in her arms.
AWW! | Right before Ezra got shot, Aria was ready to tell him something. And based on the look in her eyes, it definitely wasn’t, “I hate you.”
THE FORECAST | Low visibility. If Ezra survives, which is likely, the couple will still have a few hurdles to overcome. If he dies, on the other hand, he and Aria will have to settle for a final funeral date.
THE LATEST | Ted goes on his first date with the Mother. The lovebirds are looking for a nice, quiet restaurant to eat at when she runs into her ex-boyfriend – whom they avoid by hiding behind a van (which, OK, who hasn’t done this?).
AWW! | Near the end of the episode, Ted and the Mother share their first kiss. Just as the Mother is about to keep walking, Ted stops her. “What are you doing?” she asks. “Remembering this,” he replies. [Insert misty eyes here.]
THE FORECAST | Sunshine. Seeing as there are only three episodes left, we don’t see many curveballs being thrown their way.
THE LATEST | Following all the fraternity drama, Bay decides she and Tank are in need of some fun. They prank a rival school and, after nearly getting caught, share a passionate kiss. But kissing isn’t the only thing on Tank’s mind! He tells Bay he would like to take their relationship to the next level (aka have sex), but girlfriend says she isn’t ready.
AWW! | After talking with Daphne, Bay meets up with Tank. He apologizes for being a total horn-dog, and says he will wait for whenever she is ready.
THE LATEST | Oliver wakes up flawless from a nightmare, with Sara by his side. Oli hasn’t been sleeping because he’s worried that Slade is going to kill everyone and their mom. He’s especially concerned that the big bad villain will be coming for Sara next.
AWW! | A distant Oliver tells her to stay away, but Sara insists on sticking around. After all – as she says — “I’m not that easy to kill.” (True dat.) Later, Oliver tells Sara he will stop being all cagey and be more open with her… which is good, considering their pact to take out Slade together.
THE FORECAST | Judging by the heart-to-heart Sara and Oliver shared, we’re seeing nothing but stars for these two. Also, do we love or loathe seeing Laurel give them relationship advice?
THE LATEST | Huck noticed that Liv’s safe had been tampered with — and his hidden cam reveals that the culprit was disgraced Gladiator Quinn.
AWW! | Laying in wait for his prey, Huck surprises Quinn at her apartment, planning to make her pay for her latest trespass. But when push comes to shove, instead of more non-elective dental work, the two wind up engaging in angry tonsil hockey!
THE FORECAST | A B613 percent chance of happiness, seeing as Quinn seems dedicated to being a sketchy spook versus a day-saving Gladiator. Liv certainly won’t sign off on a Huckleberry hook-up.
THE LATEST | Still stymied by her non-elective stapedectomy at the hands of Control and subject to frequency jamming by Decima baddies, Root — with Finch’s help — has a doctor give her a suped-up cochlear implant, through which she can now hear “Her” reliably.
AWW! | After selflessly saving POI Cyrus’ life, and in doing so letting the Samaritan-enabling chip fall into Decima’s hands, Root realizes that The Machine wanted to absolve her of past sins. Oh, those two!
THE FORECAST | Glitch-free. Now with unfettered access to “her” intel and guidance, Root and The Machine will be closer than evah.
THE LATEST | In the midst of planning their “do over” wedding, things go from bad to worst for Pete and Kate: Kate’s mom, Cricket, hires male strippers in front of the kids, Pete’s parents won’t speak to each other, and on top of all that, Pete’s great aunt Margaret dies… with the funeral scheduled on the same day as the wedding.
AWW! | While en route to the funeral, Kate’s friends surprise her with a wedding – 5,000 feet above the ground! The charming scene is made complete with beautiful orange juice-free dresses, kilts and The Muppets playing as Kate walks down the emergency exit aisle.
THE FORECAST | Clear skies with little turbulence. Looks like Kate got her dream wedding after all, but let’s hope the airline at least gave the couple a complimentary beverage.
THE LATEST | Though they ultimately decided they don’t “work” as a couple, that didn’t stop them from hopping into bed together.
AWW! | During their screaming match at the end of the hour, Damon ordered Elena to stop loving him, to which she screamed back, “I can’t!” It was nice.
THE FORECAST | Hot and heavy. Damon and Elena will throw caution — and labels — to the wind as they continue to literally break beds together. Elena will have her doubts about being friends with benefits, but Damon will do everything he can to convince her it’s worth the emotional risk.
THE LATEST | Catherine visits the hospital — post-nups in hand — and lays down the law. She rips into Jackson and April, asking them if they plan on having children, how they’ll be raised, and if they’ll take on the family legacy… all to which the newlyweds give a big fat IDK.
AWW! | April and Jackson realize that, OK, perhaps they were slightly irresponsible in their getting married, and perhaps they broke a few hearts along the way — but they still love each other, and will figure out all that children/religion/everything-that-is-important nonsense later. So, aww?
THE FORECAST | Sprinkling rain. Might we suggest a coffee date to help these two figure out their lives together?
THE LATEST | While leading Hook on yet another adventure into a forest, Emma inquiries what all he was up to in the year prior to coming to find her — but he is mum on any details. The pirate, in turn, asks whether she had considered Walsh’s marriage proposal. “Does it matter?” she responds, kinda sorta fishing for insight into his intent. “I got my heart broken.”
AWW! | In a line that shall forever (or at least until next Sunday) be debated as quite rude or uberromantic, Hook says he is glad to hear of Emma’s heartbreak — because, “If it can be broken, it means it still works.”
THE FORECAST | One hundred percent chance of love triangle angst, seeing as Emma’s baby daddy Neal seemingly resurfaces in Storybrooke next week.
THE LATEST | Though the marrieds had moved into the private sector, Grace was kidnapped by the person who’s been targeting members of the CBI family — setting Wayne off on a mission of vengeance.
AWW! | Things looked great — Grace escaped! — and then grim — She hitched a ride from the bad guy’s sister! — and then downright gnarly, when in rescuing his wife Rigsby was felled by multiple gunshots. But he pulled through, and the two characters rode off into the sunset, laughing off FBI Agent Abbott’s job offer.
THE FORECAST | As sunny as any ‘Ship Shape forecast can be!