5 SHOCKINGLY GREAT TV EPISODES
Warning: contains spoilers
PUBLISHED 1 AUG 2016
Within the opening three minutes of the whirlwind two-part television pilot, we are introduced to surgeon and leading man Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) as he awakens to the carnage of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. In the subsequent moments, we are introduced to the other survivors comprising the main ensemble who are either suffering from severe injuries or are valiantly attempting to aid those in need.
THE WALKING DEAD
6/7 “Heads Up”
The death of fan-favourite Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) caused a social media frenzy when he became the latest Walkers’ victim after being knocked in a horde of the undead by serial coward Nicholas (Michael Traynor). Even more shocking was the revelation four episodes later of his survival.
2/3 “The Best with the Best to get the Best.”
A comical twist ending closes this rollercoaster of an episode. As Dr Algernon Edwards (André Holland) pays a visit to his parents, he bumps into his estranged wife Opal (Zaraah Abrahams), who has just arrived from England to be with Algernon. Opal’s sudden arrival is like a wave crashing against her husband’s ship, coming at a time where he is about to rekindle his romance with former lover Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance).
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
1/13 “Can’t Fix Crazy”
All hell breaks loose in this season finale when the anxious and vulnerable Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) cracks under the pressure of being dumped by her fiancée, dealing with emotions for her ex-girlfriend and being threatened by some of her fellow inmates. Against the swell of Christmas music from the penitentiary’s annual pageant, Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett (Taryn Manning) corners Piper in the yard and attacks her with a wooden cross. However, in a dramatic turn of events, Piper’s pent up emotions and anger are released in the form of a prolonged, vicious attack on Doggett.
2/3 “The Last Laugh”
After Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey (Donal Logue) go on a wild goose chase searching for wild and crazed Jerome (Cameron Monaghan), it seems as though the villain has the upper hand. That is until elusive Theo (James Frain) springs into action and stabs his supposed ally in the neck in a gruesome and undoubtedly shocking conclusion.