The Week in Superlatives: Iconic Scream, Most Satisfying Reunion, and the Gut Punch

TVGuide.com | 6/14/2019 | Amanda Bell
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Another week of television has come and gone, so to help you catch up on all you might've missed, here are our picks for the stand-out moments of the week on the small screen.

The instantly iconic scream: Big Little Lies really knocked it out of the park by landing the unconquerable Meryl Streep for its Season 2 call sheet, and in the premiere the actress lived up to her reputation as the sharp but sweet mother-in-law Mary Louise. Not only did the character trade a few nasty barbs with an unexpected new nemesis, but she also issued the kind of guttural, soul-clawing scream that would send every bird within a mile flying for dear life as a means of self-care. This character is gonna be fun to watch, and yeah, go ahead and pencil Streep into your Emmys ballot now.

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The best long game: Billions' Season 4 finale tied together the mystery of the "idiot" in a way that was both crushing and miraculous all at once. Chuck (Paul Giamatti) and his father (Jeffrey DeMunn) managed to ensnare their rival, Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore), in such a nimbly woven trap that it'll take a re-watch of the entire season to get the full experience of the two pulling this off. Even better, Connerty got to hear about just how done-in he was while committing the very act he'd be accused of. Masterful. Which also leads us to our GIF of the week ...

The most satisfying reunion: The finale of HBO's Gentleman Jack finally gave fans what they've been waiting for as Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) returned to Anne Lister's (Suranne Jones) side to declare that she was ready to finally accept that marriage proposal. First, the two caught up on the hardships that had befallen them, and the misunderstandings that came...
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