Have you found yourself wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite TV shows? If so, we’re here to tell you. Check out our Spotify playlist below and see why these music picks clicked. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)*
The song: Amos Lee, “Like a Virgin”
The episode: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (1022)
The hook: Madonna’s 1985 chart topper made a double-barrel appearance on Thursday’s Grey’s. After Caught A Ghost’s smooth-soul cover underscored a surgery scene between Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) and Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Burke offered Cristina the keys to his kingdom as of the track played at the end of the hour. As the episode title — and the song itself — suggested, it was a defining moment between the exes. Though they weren’t meant to get back together, they’d both been irrevocably touched by their reunion.
Read Samantha Highfill’s recap
THE FOLLOWING (Fox)
The song: Sammy Davis Jr., “Too Close for Comfort”
The episode: “Forgive” (215)
The hook: The Rat Packer’s warning to “Be firm, be fair, be sure, beware” was more than apropros on the season 2 finale as sworn enemies Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and Joe (James Purefoy) had to team up to look for the woman they both love. “One thing leads to another” indeed.
Read Sandra Gonzalez’s finale postmortem with EP Marcos Siega, weigh in on who might have been the mystery (wo)man from the ep’s final moments, and watch star Sam Underwood’s Pop Culture Personality Test
THE BLACKLIST (NBC)*
The song: Keaton Henson, “Sweetheart, What Have You Done to Us”
The episode: “The Kingmaker” (120)
The hook: Liz (Megan Boone) felt betrayed by Red (James Spader) on Monday, and the English folk rocker spoke for her as she showed up — perhaps inadvisably — on Ressler’s (Diego Klattenhoff) doorstep.
Read JoJo Marshall’s recap
THE ORIGINALS (The CW)*
The song: The Wailin’ Jennys, “Long Time Traveller”
The episode: “A Closer Walk with Thee” (120)
The hook: Seemingly placid, the Canadian songbirds belied a deep discomfort for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) on Tuesday as he had a nightmare about Kieran’s (Todd Stashwick) funeral and the fate of his unborn child.
Read Samantha Highfill’s recap and her chat with star Charles Michael Davis
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (The CW)*
The song: The Burned, “Make Believe”
The episode: “Kill Switch” (121)
The hook: The penultimate episode of the series’ freshman season didn’t pull any punches on Monday, ending with a major twist. As The Burned sang about “playing God,” Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) joined the Tomorrow People, wielding telekinetic powers that could be used for good… or evil. Only time — and the season finale — will tell.
Read Samantha Highfill’s Q&A with star Robbie Amell previewing the season finale
ARROW (The CW)*
The song: Indians, “Somewhere Else”
The episode: “City of Blood” (221)
The hook: A huge turning point requires a certain amount of gravitas, and Danish singer-songwriter Søren Løkke Juul delivered that as Wednesday’s ep opened with the funeral for Starling City matriarch Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson). But where was Oliver? It was an effective beginning that spoke for disheartened fans.
Read Samantha Highfill’s recap and check out Sandra Gonzalez’s exclusive sneak-peek video of next week’s episode
REIGN (The CW)
The song: Allman Brown feat. Liz Lawrence, “Sons and Daughters”
The episode: “Higher Ground” (120)
The hook: Second thoughts have never been so sexy — or so promising. On Thursday, penniless newlywed Julien (Giacomo Gianniotti) decided not to abandon his pregnant wife Lola (Anna Popplewell). The emotive tune about building a fire signaled that there might be more hope for this couple’s hearth and home than previously expected.
Read Samantha Highfill’s recap
The song: Sharon Van Etten, “You Know Me Well”
The episode: “Revolution” (320)
The hook: The peppy beat of Frankie Rose’s “Sorrow” was delightfully counterintuitive during a serious conversation between Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) at the Stowaway, but it was Van Etten’s building ballad that suited April 27’s brooding final montage as Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) stood broken and blood-spattered, and her daughter was snatched into the night.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW)*
The song: Lucius, “Turn It Around”
The episode: “What Lies Beneath” (520)
The hook: There will never be enough swoon-worthy Delena moments to fill shippers’ hearts, and there was plenty of fodder this week thanks to Kerli’s “Chemical” (a favorite of Jukeboxers on Twitter), but sometimes TVD just needs to be simple and fun. The Brooklyn indie quintet’s track ticked all those boxes as Elena (Nina Dobrev), the Salvatore brothers (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder), and Caroline (Candice Accola) played an escalating game of “Never Have I Ever” on Thursday.
Read Mandi Bierly’s recap, Samantha Highfill’s interview with Enzo (Michael Malarkey), and Pamela Gocobachi’s teases for the season 5 finale from EP Caroline Dries
SUPERNATURAL (The CW)
The song: ERAAS, “Looking Glass / Pettibon”
The episode: “Bloodlines” (920)
The hook: Caught A Ghost had a big week — beyond a Grey’s inclusion, the rootsy “Somehow” made by Jesse Nolan’s collective made an appearance on the CW SPN-off “Bloodlines.” Elsewhere, ERAAS’s haunting tune underscored a club sequence featuring Sal (Bryce Johnson) and Marv (Gardiner Millar).
Read Sandra Gonzalez’s take on the backdoor spinoff pilot and add your opinion to the mix, find out what writer Andrew Dabb told Samantha Highfill is in store for Bloodlines, and see staffers’ SPN-off wish list
THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
The song: Gatekeeper, “Chains”
The episode: “Tying the Knot” (519)
The hook: Sunday’s Good Wife went unexpectedly electro during an ep focused on Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), beginning with the Brooklyn metal-synth outfit and carrying on with Trust’s “Bulbform” during a flashback of Colin’s engagement party.
Read Breia Brissey’s recap
NEW GIRL (Fox)
The song: Michael Franti & Spearhead, “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”
The episode: “Dance” (322)
The hook: Tuesday saw a good, old-fashioned New Girl ending as the gang took the floor of Jess’s (Zooey Deschanel) school dance and got their groove on to the self-affirming collab.
Read our recap
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