Don’t Trust the B—- In Apt. 23
The Song: ”Infinity Guitars” by Sleigh Bells
The Scene: In the April 11 series premiere, housemate-from-hell Chloe (Krysten Ritter) performed a dastardly dance of seduction for the fiancé of her roommate, June (Dreama Walker), to this thrash-pop thumper before crashing into June’s birthday cake. Worst. Present. Ever.
The Song: ”Turn Into Earth” by the Yardbirds
The Scene: This moody blueser moaned and jangled on March 23 as angel Castiel (Misha Collins) dramatically regained his memory. Even amid flashbacks and bursts of light, Castiel could ”feel [his] mind turning away to the darkness” as it all flooded back — the good, bad, and murderous.
The Song: ”Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake” by Zola JesusThe Scene: The Scene: ”The need to know, it takes you over,” Zola wails on this Florence-esque anthem. Fitting, since Cristina (Sandra Oh), who’d been consumed with figuring out if her husband Owen (Kevin McKidd) had cheated on her, finally discovered the devastating truth on March 15.
The Song: ”Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam CookeThe Scene: The Scene: The soul icon’s silky 1962 ballad cut both ways in the ABC drama’s April 5 ep — sweet soundtrack to a long-overdue proposal by fixer Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick), and window into heartbreak as alpha boss Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was betrayed by the love of her life.
The Song: ”Trials of the Past” by SBTRKT feat. Sampha
The Scene: A copycat killer struck New York on March 30 while the London dubsteppers’ eerie electronic ode to ”ghoulish entities…ghostly enemies” writhed underneath a crosscut scene, and two CSI teams from different eras searched for evidence in the snow beneath victims past and present.
The Song: ”Don’t Go” by Wretch 32 feat. Josh Kumra
The Scene: ”Nothing lasts forever,” grieving Ivy (Gillian Zinser) said as she ran into the treacherous nighttime surf at the end of the soap’s March 27 episode. The mournful U.K. hit’s chorus reflected Ivy’s thoughts about her dead husband — and a plea from her friends: ”Don’t go. Don’t leave. Please stay.”