Over the course of Memorial Day Weekend, we went into reflection mode at CarterMatt and asked a series of questions related to recent finales in a series of polls. These questions were meant as a way to look at surprising cliffhangers, big-time ‘ship moments, and also renewals that managed to surprise.
Thanks in advance to everyone who voted, and we’ve now got some of the results for you below!
Best Finale – It was a fairly close battle between Lucifer and Timeless, but in the end here it was Lucifer who edged out the competition with a shocking, fantastic installment that included everything from a Marcus Pierce showdown to the return of the Devil Face.
Best ‘Ship Moment – There are few scenes quite like Malec scenes, and voters seemed to agree. The pairing of Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood took home the title here following the emotional events of the Shadowhunters midseason finale. Hopefully, this is just the tip of the iceberg for even more great Malec moments coming up in the second half of the season later this year.
Most Devastating Exit – There was another reasonably close vote here, but Charlotte Richards from Lucifer took the title opposite April Kepner from Grey’s Anatomy.
Most Surprising Renewal – This time around, CBS’ Madam Secretary edged out Agents of SHIELD over at ABC and others — its ratings were not great for season 4, but it was likely helped by the network’s understanding that it has a terrible timeslot. Also, syndication money.
Best Cliffhanger – This was another close showdown between Lucifer and Timeless, but in the end once more Lucifer reigned supreme. This cliffhanger is of course made all the more devastating by the fact that we still don’t know if it marks the end of the road. (Technically, we know there were two bonus episodes that aired after the cliffhanger, but they were never meant as any form of resolution.)
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