TV THIS WEEK: Steven Universe returns, Once Upon a Time's finale, and more!

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May 9, 2016, 7:24 PM EDT

It's May, which means all of the shows we saw debut in the fall are winding down their runs. To that end, we get the season finale of Once Upon a Time and The Vampire Diaries, and event episodes for Person of Interest. Plus, Steven Universe returns, and more.

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



Person of Interest (CBS) Monday and Tuesday, 10 p.m. - "SNAFU" and "Truth be Told"

Two-night event - We already know that Person of Interest is ending its run this summer, and now we know that the end will come a little sooner in the form of a series of two-night events. As the team continue their struggles, the series will condense down so we get two episodes a week, leading up to the series finale next month. We're in the home stretch with this show, which only seemed to get better as it went on, so get ready for the end. Check out a preview below.


Damien (A&E) Monday, 10 p.m.  - "Ave Satani"

Season finale! - We've reached the end of the grand experiment that was Damien, an effort to take the concept of The Omen and move it to long-form TV, but it may not actually be the end. The series has average a little less than half a million live viewers in recent episodes, but we still haven't heard it will return for a second year. This one really feels like a toss-up, but I wouldn't rule out another season of Antichrist fun.

Steven Universe (TOON) Thursday, 7 p.m. - "Super Watermelon Island" and "Gem Drill"

Season premiere! - For the last couple of years, Steven Universe has been celebrated as one of the most diverse, inventive and amusing animated series on TV, and now it's back for the start of a new season. We don't often cover animation that heavily on TV This Week, but Steven Universe is one of those special shows that seems to transcend age groups and genre, capturing the hearts of a wide range of viewers. Check out a preview below.


The Vampire Diaries (CW) Friday, 8 p.m. - "Gods & Monsters"

Season finale! - This time last year, it wasn't clear what would happen to The Vampire Diaries. Star Nina Dobrev announced her departure, leaving a gap in the story that the writers would be hard-pressed to fill. Well, it turns out they filled it well enough that the series will continue, and the show was among the many other CW series returning for another season when the network announced its renewals earlier this year. Season 8 will arrive in the fall. In the meantime, get ready for the finale with this preview.


Once Upon a Time (ABC) Sunday, 7 p.m. - "Only You" and "An Untold Story"

Season finale! - Once Upon a Time has already been granted another season, giving it a sixth year on the air this coming fall. It's been fascinating to watch this series ebb and flow as it continues to introduce more and more complex fairy tale plotlines, so the big question now is how far it will go for Season 6. What characters can we expect to debut the next time around? No doubt the two-hour finale will provide us with some clues.



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

Azrael sparks Penguin's need for revenge; Bruce looks to Selina Kyle to help find Professor Strange as he dodges arrest for his experiments.


Bates Motel (A&E) 9 p.m. - "Forever"

Norma and Norman attempt to reconnect as they plan for the future; Dylan and Romero decide to take action for Norman's own good.

Houdini & Doyle (FOX) 9 p.m. - "A Dish of Adharma"

A 12-year-old boy approaches Lydia with a bouquet of flowers, then draws a pistol and shoots her.


12 Monkeys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Emergence"

Jones turns to Ramse for help getting Cole and Cassie back from 1944; Jones visits old Jennifer Goines to explore the true nature of time.


Hunters (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Her Body in My Soul"

After discovering new information about his wife, Flynn is led to a Hunter collaborator and an unexpected confrontation.

Damien (A&E) 10 p.m. - "Ave Satani"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Person of Interest (CBS) 10 p.m. - "SNAFU"

Read more in our Highlights section above.



The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "The Runaway Dinosaur"

Iris volunteers to act as the bait in a plan to trap Girder (Greg Finley) in S.T.A.R. Labs; Barry struggles to go back to his old life.


Containment (CW) 9 p.m. - "With Silence and Tears"

As things grow more dire inside the cordon, Lex is increasingly frustrated by the false hope he's forced to convey to the public; Jana suspects the situation is more serious than the government is letting on.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Emancipation"

S.H.I.E.L.D. feel like they must be open about their involvement with Inhumans; as the stakes rise, the team is tested in unanticipated ways.


Stitchers (Freeform) 10 p.m. - "Redeye"

Kirsten enters the minds of numerous victims after an airplane lands with multiple dead passengers; Camille helps Linus with a personal problem; Liam continues to cause trouble.

Person of Interest (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Truth Be Told"

Read more in our Highlights section above.



Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Monument Point"

Felicity asks her father, Noah Kuttler, for help after the team discovers Damien Darhk's next move; Noah has a talk with Oliver.


Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "All in the Family"

Concerned for Castiel, Dean and Sam devise a plan to rescue Lucifer from Amara's (Emily Swallow) clutches.




The Powerpuff Girls (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Blue Ribbon Blues"

Blossom stops at nothing to impress a famous scientist at the science fair.

Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6:30 p.m. - "Obinray"

In order to prevent Robin from eavesdropping, the other TItans begin communicating in Pig Latin.

Steven Universe (TOON) 7 p.m. - "Super Watermelon Island" and "Gem Drill"

Steven finds out what happened to all of the sentient watermelons he created.

Adventure Time (TOON) 7:45 p.m. - "Normal Man"

Normal Man asks for Finn and Jake's help to rescue his brother.

Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Destiny"

Rip and Rory become very disturbed from being in the vicinity of the Time Masters; Sara seizes the wave rider; Kendra and Carter reunite.


The 100 (CW) 9 p.m. - "Perverse Instantiation - Part One"

Clarke finds hope in a place she never expected; Alie's (Erica Cerra) master plan begins to coalesce.


Orphan Black (BBC) 10 p.m. - "Human Raw Material"

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Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "Double Indecency"

Cyril, Krieger, Pam and Cheryl battle to determine the sexiest among them.




The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Gods & Monsters"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Originals (CW) 9 p.m. - "Give 'Em Hell, Kid"

Freya's prophetic visions reveal that her family is on course to confront a dangerous new enemy; Detective Kinney helps Vincent and Kol travel to the ancestral world to stop the witches and regain their city.


Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Bad Night"

Nick fears he may lose everything as he continues battling Black Claw; Renard ramps up his campaign as election time draws near; Adalind must make a difficult decision to protect her children; Wu tries to gain control of his new reality.


Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Walking After Midnight"

Waverly's engagement party guests are put in danger by Henry's quest for revenge; Wynonna investigates a killer targeting young women.



Outlander (Starz) 9 p.m. - "Best Laid Schemes..."

Jamie and Claire use Claire's medical knowledge to come up with a scheme to stop a deal which could fill the war chest; Claire learns Jamie has gone back on his word.




Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7 p.m. - "Only You" and "An Untold Story"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Sicut Cervus"

Conflict arises as the Abigail approaches its destination; Chris makes a staggering decision; Nick meets a new maternal figure.


Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Book of the Stranger"

Tyrion strikes a deal; Jorah and Daario engage in a difficult task; Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.


The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "30 Years of Science Down the Tubes"

Season finale! - While Phil and Mike (Jason Sudeikis) continue to grow closer, Carol, Todd and the rest of the Malibu group get a huge surprise.


Penny Dreadful (Showtime) 10 p.m. - "Good and Evil Braided Be"

A familiar confronts Vanessa, providing her with a clue to her past.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)