The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Here are the picks for the week beginning Monday, May 11th:
Bates Motel, “Unconscious” (A&E, 9 p.m.) — The Season 3 finale finds Norma at a breaking point with Norman’s “issues.” Elsewhere, Emma’s reaction to positive news is a surprise to Dylan, and Romero finally chooses a side in White Pine Bay’s drug wars.
The Returned, “Peter” (A&E, 10 p.m.) — The Season 1 finale of The Returned ends with a dark premonition that overshadows Rowan and Tommy’s celebration. Meanwhile, Camille embraces her “second life,” and Helen’s plan comes to an surprising end. Hopefully the show will start to set up its Season 2 mythology, and how it might change from the French series Les Revenants.
The Flash, “Rogue Air” (CW, 8 p.m.) — Barry and the team need help defeating Dr. Wells, and reach out to Arrow and Firestorm for help. In another crossover move (preparing the the Legends of Tomorrow spinoff), Captain Cold is also called upon to aid the gang, but proves he cannot be trusted.
Arrow, “My Name is Oliver Queen” (CW, 8 p.m.) — In the Season 3 finale, Ra’as al Ghul implements his final plans as everyone remains in peril. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles with his new role, and what it means not only for his team, but for his very soul!
Moone Boy (Hulu) — All six episodes of this incredibly charming comedy’s third and final season premiere today. Moone Boy stars Nick Murphy as a young Irish lad, with Chris O’Dowd as his imaginary friend.
Maron (IFC, 10 p.m.) — In the Season 3 premiere, Marc faces pressure from his girlfriend about her child, and also from Elliott Gould about confronting his agent. Season 3 guests will include Patton Oswalt, Ken Marino, Andy Dick, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Maria Bamford.
Wayward Pines, “Where Paradise is Home” (Fox, 9 p.m.) — M. Night Shyamalan‘s long-delayed 10-episode “event” series finally has its premiere. In the first episode, a Secret Service agents ends up questioning his own sanity as he searches for two missing colleagues in a strange town.
Bessie (HBO, 8 p.m.) — Queen Latifah stars in HBO’s biopic of 1920s singer Bessie Smith, who rose from humble Tennessee roots to become “The Empress of the Blues.” The movie also stars Khandi Alexander, Mo’Nique, Mike Epps, and Michael K. Williams.
Outlander, “Wentworth Prison” (Starz, 9 p.m.) — Claire and the Highlanders must formulate a plan to rescue Jamie before his execution day arrives. But Jamie must also contend with an unsettling visit from Black Jack.
Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” (HBO, 9 p.m.) — The Sand Snakes finally get their day to fight, while Trystane and Myrcella discuss their future. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya’s training intensifies, and Jorah and Tyrion’s troubles are far from over.
Mad Men, “Person to Person” (AMC, 10 p.m.) — The series finale. No idea what it will bring, but it is certainly a must-watch.
Penny Dreadful, “The Nightcomers” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) — In a flashback, Vanessa meets an important figure who teaches her how to harness her powers, and also gives more information on the evil pursuing her and the dangers that lie ahead.