THE LATEST | Rick and Kate are being all cute and lazy in their PJs, gearing up for a good “font,” when Kate gets called to the precinct — and subsequently is later abducted, leaving Rick a nervous wreck.
AWW! | During a moment apart from her captors, Kate pens a “goodbye” letter to Rick, telling him their relationship is the best thing that ever happened to her and that he is an amazing man. She signs the letter “Always,” and we suddenly have so many emotions.
THE FORECAST | Sunny! Kate eventually gets out and is reunited with Rick, where she tells him how he was “with” her throughout her crucible.
THE LATEST | Tom and Jolene attend a teacher conference, where they lock lips in a bathroom (like the class acts they are). Meanwhile, Liz continues to be a badass who clearly deserves better.
OUCH! | In the show’s biggest WTF moment in awhile, we discover Tom is actually a sleazy double agent. After Jolene calls his bluff, Tom tells her, “I told you, I’m in love with [Liz] because that’s what I’m supposed to be. That is my job.”
THE FORECAST | Lightning! Those ridiculously attractive hipster glasses will only get you so far, Tom.
THE LATEST | Juliette seems to be living the high life lately, and Avery feels a little uneasy about it. He invites her out to dinner, and then gets antsy when she starts spending money like it ain’t no thang.
AWW! | Jeff offers Juliette a tempting record deal, but her excitement is thwarted when Avery reminds her that Jeff will never respect her. Juliette rips up the agreement, telling Avery his opinion of her is the most important.
THE FORECAST | Rainbows. We love these country crooners.
THE LATEST | In flashback, we learned that in the wake of being raped by Fitz’s father, Mellie attempted suicide but was “saved” by lieutenant governor Andrew Nichols. After Mellie shared her sorrows, a closeness formed, though at the time she deflected his interest, saying, “I’m the governor’s wife.”
OH MY! | Whilst admiring First Ladies of the past in the White House’s Vermeil Room, Andrew wonders aloud what would happen if he kissed Mellie at this moment. Mels at first waves off the idea, only to seconds later allow herself the indulgence of a man who’s hot for her.
THE FORECAST | Torrential something. Surely FLOTUS know that two wrongs don’t make a right, and already Olivia suspects a campaign-crippling “closeness” between Mellie and Fitz’s veep nominee. Let’s hope these two can dodge B613 snoop Tom’s all-seeing cameras.
THE LATEST | We’re not sure whether to blame it on the wine, or thank the wine (OK, we’re totally thanking it) — but after sharing a bottle of red and drunkenly talking about their feelings, Christina and Owen have reunion sex.
OUCH! |.The next day, Owen breaks up with Emma, saying he wants Cristina someone who is more career-driven and passionate about surgery. (So, like… Cristina?)
THE FORECAST | Gloomy. Seeing as this is Sandra Oh’s last season, we having a feeling Owen and Cristina will eventually flatline.
THE LATEST | When Hank gets wind of Sarah’s plans to accompany new boyfriend Carl to Zimbabwe for a week, he calls her out on quitting everything she starts, including the photography deadline that she’d be ditching for her trip to Africa. (And it tooootally isn’t because he is jealous, right?)
AWW! | As he continues to struggle with his feelings for Sarah, Hank confides to his therapist that he really loved Sarah when they dated. Not the best timing in the world, but sweet nonetheless!
THE FORECAST | Cloudy. Although Sarah ultimately called it off with Carl (and gave up the chance to travel), there’s still no telling if Hank is the one for her — even if they do awkwardly flirt a lot in that studio of his.
THE LATEST | Though she admits to also loving Bash, Mary concedes that she loves Francis more, and chooses to marry him.
AWW! | Mary and Francis’ “consummation” scene Is surprisingly tender, considering how many people (including both of their former flames) were watching them go at it.
THE FORECAST | Dark skies, bloody pillows. Nostradamus’ latest premonition shows Francis dying in bed early into his marriage, before he and Mary can have their first child. Nostradamus’ premonitions are subject to change, of course, but the future’s still not a pretty picture.
THE LATEST | Earlier this season, in the episode “Quite a Common Fairy,” Flashback Regina learned from gal pal Tinker Bell that she had a soul mate out there — but when push came to shove, Regina bailed on meeting the guy with the lion tattoo.
AWW! | Regina is saved from a flying monkey attack in the midseason premiere by Robin of Locksley (who unbeknownst to her is said soul mate). Though “her majesty” thus far claims to have little regard for this thief who “smells like forest,” we have faith in wingwoman Snow White to hook up her frenemy with this “cute” new ally.
THE FORECAST | Cloudy, but with a gradual clearing. Regina at this time is busy nursing a broken heart (for her “lost” boy Henry) and feeding a new rivalry (with whomever is eating her porridge). But when the time is right, we expect Robin to fire Cupid’s arrow from his bow.