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TV Jukebox

EW scopes out the best musical moments from recent finales of your favorite shows

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The Originals
The Song ”Shallows,” Daughter
The Scene To protect his unborn child, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) had to enter a reluctant alliance with sister/sworn enemy Rebekah (Claire Holt) on May 13. The indie-folk trio’s emotional meditation on running away built to a lush crescendo that echoed Klaus’ internal conflict.

Person of Interest
The Song ”Exit Music (For a Film),” Radiohead
The Scene Thom Yorke’s gradually escalating howl underscored the season’s sweeping, nail-biting conclusion on May 13 as Finch (Michael Emerson), Reese (Jim Caviezel), and the rest of Samaritan’s targets literally came within a split second of death.

New Girl
The Song ”In the Summertime,” Mungo Jerry
The Scene The 1970 piano plunker supplied an amusingly off-kilter soundtrack to a May 6 montage of sensual yoga and side-by-side massages that roommates — and exes — Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) tried to enjoy on a prebooked, nonrefundable couples cruise.

Criminal Minds
The Song ”Maybe,” Lily Kershaw
The Scene A serial-killer case came to an emotionally devastating end on May 14, leaving members of the BAU in need of “a little saving,” as the Angeleno songstress put it. More optimistically, Kershaw also proposed that “in tomorrow’s morning light, things will look a lot less frightening.”

Nashville
The Song ”It Ain’t Yours to Throw Away,” Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen
The Scene Scarlett (Bowen) thought she’d made peace with leaving Nashville, but a May 14 serenade by Gunnar (Palladio) pulled her back, and the songbird joined her former partner for a bittersweet duet that spoke to the struggles of everyone in Music City.

The Blacklist
The Song ”Just Breathe,” Pearl Jam
The Scene Providing nice symmetry after their “Pendulum” closed out the midseason finale, Eddie Vedder & Co. imparted some much-needed tranquility on May 12 as Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) wrapped up their life-threatening pursuit of Berlin.

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