TV THIS WEEK: The Flash's finale, Wayward Pines returns, and more!

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May 23, 2016, 9:03 PM EDT

We've reached the end of spring, which means it's time for many of our broadcast shows to shuffle off until hibernation until the fall, while we also get to see midseason and summer event replacements pop up. This week, we see the finales of The Flash, Supernatural and more, while we also get the season premiere of Wayward Pines. Plus, Arrow's finale, more Stephen Hawking fun, and more!

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


Gotham (FOX) Monday, 8 p.m. - "Wrath of the Villains: Transference"

Season finale! - Of all the comic book-based series on the air right now, Gotham might be the most divisive, but it's definitely made the most of its two seasons, building a universe of of often morally dubious heros and continually developing villains to keep those who look its particular tone hooked. This season in particular has often been devoted to introducing even more villains, and as a result we've seen the rise of everyone from Hugo Strange to Mr. Freeze. Now, with Season 3 already looming, we arrive at the moment when many of those villains are plotting their escape, and Gotham will face an entirely new threat. Check out a preview below.


The Flash (CW) Tuesday, 8 p.m. - "The Race of His Life"

Season finale! - Arrow might be the launching point for Warner Bros.' DC Comics TV universe, but The Flash has in many ways become its center. The sci-fi exploits of the show have given birth to Legends of Tomorrow, and its optimistic tone probably helped deliver Supergirl. In any case, it's one of the network's biggest hits, so it's no surprise that it's coming back in the fall. This time around, Barry must face Zoom in what might be their ultimate showdown, and I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few hints at what's to come show up. Check out a preview below.


Arrow (CW) Wednesday, 8 p.m. - "Schism"

Season finale! - Arrow might not be quite as bright and shiny as The Flash, but it remains the origin of the small-screen DC Universe, and it's cultivated a fandom that's completely invested in its brand of gritty drama. We already know the series is coming back for another season, but as Arrow has proved time and time again, we never can tell which characters will surive and what will be left of them, so the finales are always exciting. This week, Oliver opts for a final showdown against Darhk. Check out a preview below.


Supernatural (CW) Wednesday, 9 p.m. - "Alpha & Omega"

Season finale! - I honestly don't know if there's anything left to say about the improbable run of Supernatural. It's one of those rare shows that managed to gain viewers years into its run, and its fanbase is so devoted that it seems like it could go on forever with the right network support (which, for the moment, it has). In the age of cord-cutting and streaming, a show that runs for 12 years is hard to imagine, but this show has done it, and it'll be back in the fall to prove it. This is a series that has captured a certain portion of its viewership to the point that it won't let go. We've gone from watching the Winchester Brothers fighting monsters to watching them literally face off against God, and there are no signs that they're slowing down. Check out a preview below.


Wayward Pines (FOX) Wednesday, 9 p.m. - "Enemy Lines"

Season premiere! - This time last year, we weren't sure if Wayward Pines would be a minseries or an ongoing series, and we also weren't sure if it would be an act of redemption for producer M. Night Shyamalan. Well, thanks to powerful ratings (much of them gained after live broadcasts), the show goes on, and now Wayward Pines gets to give us the second chapter in its three-book mythos. This season, a mythology has already been established, so there might be less mystery, but there's clearly the potential for new characters and new plotlines to push forward into storytelling areas we haven't seen before. At this point, it's a push to get to Season 3. Check out a preview below.



Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Wrath of the Villains: Transference"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Houdini & Doyle (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Spring Heel'd Jack"

A businessman is thrown from a window by a shadowy phantom with demonic red eyes.


12 Monkeys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Immortal"

Cole and Ramse travel to 1970s New York City to prevent the Twelve from murdering a Vietnam veteran with a connection to the Witness.


Person of Interest (CBS) 10 p.m. - "A More Perfect Union"

Reese and Finch are sent to a wedding to protect a pair of POIs; Fusco takes it upon himself to investigate a series of missing person reports.


Hunters (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Kissing the Machine"

The Hunters try to reprogram Regan; the ETU looks for their missing agent while simultaneously engaging in a mole hunt.



The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "The Race of His Life"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Containment (CW) 9 p.m. - "He Stilled the Rising Tumult"

As life outside the Cordon returns to normal, Lex moves forward with an attempt to reveal the truth about a possible government cover-up; Katie and Jake search for a missing person; Xander and Teresa plan their escape.


Person of Interest (CBS) 9 p.m. - "QSO" & "Reassortment"

Root goes under cover to protect the host of a radio show; Samaritan's agents try to assure a team member that their intentions are noble.

Stitchers (Freeform) 10 p.m. - "All In"

Kirsten learns a shocking family secret that forces her to head down a dark and dangerous path into her own memories


Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Schism"

Read more in our HIghlights section above.

Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Alpha and Omega"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Wayward Pines (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Enemy Lines"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Genius by Stephen Hawking (PBS) 9 p.m. - "Why Are We Here?" and "Where Did the Universe Come From?"

Stephen Hawking prompts three people to think like philosophers as well as scientists as they assess why humans exist.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes"

Robin tries to emulate rollerbladers

The Powerpuff Girls (TOON) 6:30 p.m. - "Once Upon a Townsville"

When a dainty princess on a mission comes to Townsville, the girls must learn that the superhero way isn't always the right way.

Steven Universe (TOON) 7 p.m. - "BarnMates"

Steven helps two friends get along at the barn.

Adventure Time (TOON) 7:30 p.m. - "Five Short Tables"

Fionna and Cake go on a cooking adventure to push Cake's art to an all-new level.

Orphan Black (BBC) 10 p.m. - "The Antisocialism of Sex"

Sarah regresses to old habits while struggling to cope with a loss; Sarah questions her strength to carry on.

Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "Deadly Velvet, Part 1"

Archer and the crew are hired to investigate suspicious activity on a movie set.


Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Bury Me with My Guns On"

Wynonna tries to get past her encounter with the last of the Seven, and gets swept up in Henry's vendetta.



Outlander (Starz) 9 p.m. - "The Fox's Lair"

Claire and Jamie attempt to elicit support from Jamie's grandsire, Lord Lovat; Colum MacKenzie arrives with plans of his own; Lord Lovat makes moves to advance his own interests.


Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Blood of My Blood"

An old foe returns; Gilly meets Sam's family; Arya faces a difficult choice; Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.


Good Witch (Hallmark) 9 p.m. - "What's Your Secret?"

Cassie decides to throw a surprise party for Martha, but when she enlists the help of Stephanie and Abigail, she learns her secret might not be kept.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime) 10 p.m. - "The World Is Our Hell"

While in the harsh desert wasteland, Hecate and Ethan struggle to survive.