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

By EW Staff
July 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

Breaking Bad

The Song Whitey, ”Stay on the Outside”


The Scene While Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) desperately search their homes for traces of blue meth on July 22, U.K. electro-rocker Whitey delivers a slow-burn scorcher that explains exactly what these crime-loving kingpins are thinking: ”If I told you I was sorry,” he sings, ”I’d be telling a lie.”

Pretty Little Liars

The Song The Strange Familiar, ”Unwanted”



The Scene The Ohio duo’s pretty piano ballad played over July 3’s ending montage — reminding viewers that though the girls of Rosewood, Pa., may be plagued by murder mysteries, heartache, and textual harassment, they’ll always find a way to come back.


The Song Memoryhouse, ”Walk With Me”



The Scene Following a sex-lies-and-surveillance-cam nightmare, the teencom’s July 5 episode wrapped up with soothing dream-pop. The song conveyed Jenna’s (Ashley Rickards) relief after letting go of hot-and-cold ex Matty (Beau Mirchoff) and giving herself over to consistent cutie Jake (Brett Davern).

True Blood

The Song Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino, ”Let’s Boot and Rally”



The Scene The godfather of punk and the Best Coast frontwoman’s writhing rocker soundtracked July 8’s cliff-hanger, in which Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) weren’t the only ones having ”a little too much fun.” Welcome back, Russell Edgington!

So You Think You Can Dance

The Song Sleeping at Last, ”Turning Page”



The Scene Amid sensual sambas and athletic African-jazz routines, Tiffany Maher and partner George Lawrence II stood out on July 11 with their beautifully lithe pas de deux, bringing the Illinois indie rockers’ intricate orchestral anthem to stunning life.

Covert Affairs

The Song Young Galaxy, ”Long Live the Fallen World”



The Scene The spy drama took the driving beat literally in the July 10 season 3 premiere as Agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) got behind the wheel in Marrakech to orchestrate a meet-cute fender bender with a Russian-born venture capitalist/killer (Richard Coyle). From there, the cold war got hot.