Y’all need to let go of your Night King fan fiction. He’s not coming back, you guys.

In the event that I don’t get to it in the next recap because I probably definitely won’t get to it in the next recap: no, the Night King is not coming back. Some other important notes: the Three-Eyed Raven is not some creation of the Children of the Forest; Bran is not the Night King; Arya is not going to become the Night King; the Night King did not warg into someone else before Arya could kill him; no one is going to be using the dragonglass that created the Night King to create another Night King. THE NIGHT KING IS DEAD AND GONE, YO. LET HIM GO. We only have two episodes left to kill us a whole bunch of people and figure out what to do with this stupid throne — ain’t nobody got time for any more ice zombies.

And I know Benioff and Weiss were cagey with Kimmel about the White Walkers, and while I could see a postscript of the series going back to the North and suggesting that there is still something possibly hibernating, I’m telling you, we’re done with the Night King. NOT. COMING. BACK.


About Game of ThronesLost in Translation moment. And here’s a very nice interview with Iain Glen about his time on Game of Thrones and Jorah that is not even ruined by Glen saying that he regrets that Jorah didn’t get to sleep with Daenerys. (Although it comes close, Glen.)

And this is a very good — if somewhat confusing and at times contradictory — interview with Ian Hempstead Wright about Bran. Turns out even The Three-Eyed Raven isn’t sure if he can see the future or not.

Norah O’Donnell is taking over as anchor of the CBS Evening News in a network-wide shakeup, leaving the previous anchor, Jeff Glor, out in the cold. He delivered the news with class:

Glor’s not the only journalist out of a job: over 100 CNN staffers took buyouts this week.

The “totally batshit crazy” series Into the Badlands ended last night on its own terms. As the creators said, they’re happy (and still shocked) that AMC even wanted them in the first place.

The Met Gala was yesterday, and it’s not really TV-related but I’m going to leave this link with some of the best looks here anyway. It’s my blog, I do what I want. The theme of the Gala was “Camp” and some of the guests got it:

But as one commenter noted on the original post: BITCH, HOW YOU GONNA DO A CAMP THEME AND NOT HAVE JON WATERS THERE?

Time’s Up

CBS’s head of casting, Peter Golden, is leaving the network after being accused of passing over minority actors in favor of white ones, and having offered jobs to silence actresses who had made accusations against Les Moonves.

CBS also released their human resources plan, which involves an HR rep on every show and an outside third-party reporting system.

Riot Games is trying to force their employees to consent to forced arbitration rather than lawsuits to settle sexual harassment allegations. The employees walked out en masse yesterday in protest. GOOD.

Austin Jones, a YouTube star, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for coercing teen girls to perform sexual acts online.

George Clooney’s boycott of the Sultan of Brunei’s properties in response to Brueni’s inhumane treatment of homosexuals and others worked, y’all. GOOD.

Mark Halperin is trying to come back.

Louis C.K. is threatening to sue his audiences. I can’t with this man.

Nicholas Brendon has been charged with domestic violence related to his arrest in 2017.

In Development

Mark Your Calendars


Dan Cordtz, Former ABC News business reporter


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “Grilling Me Softly.” 8 p.m., Bravo

Texicans: Basically The Real Housewives of San Antonio. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Bravo

Foster: A dramatic look into the complicated foster care system. 7 p.m., HBO

Frontline: A look at Trump’s trade war with China. I’m sure everything is fine. 9 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Amy Poehler, Ryan Eggold, Vampire Weekend
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taraji P. Henson, Meghan McCain, A R I Z O N A, Phillip “Fish” Fisher
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Anne Hathaway, Ari Melber
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Bell, Tom Odell
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: George Clooney, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Pink Sweat$
  • The Daily Show: Valerie Jarrett
  • Conan: Liam Cunningham
  • Busy Tonight: Topher Grace, Angela Kinsey, Joshua Snyder
  • Watch What Happens Live: Ana Gasteyer, Emily Spivey, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC American Housewife
The Kids Are Alright
Bless This Mess
Bless This Mess
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
The 100
FOX MasterChef Junior
Mental Samurai
NBC The Village
The Voice
New Amsterdam

One thought on “Y’all need to let go of your Night King fan fiction. He’s not coming back, you guys.

  1. Hey T. What do you think about the dragon egg theory w Drogon being female and teenage dragons showing up this week to help??

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