The Week in Superlatives: Best Fan Service, Worst First, and the Deadliest Payback

TVGuide.com | 10/18/2019 | Amanda Bell
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Another week of TV has come and gone, so to celebrate the moments that most got our attention on the small screen, here's a look at some of the buzziest moments in television from this week.

Best turnabout: The Season 2 finale of Succession was as excellent as everyone says it was. It had all the ingredients that make the show great — the Roys throwing people under the bus while Logan (Brian Cox) lorded over an excruciatingly intense dinner table setting. More importantly, it finally saw Kendall (Jeremy Strong) growing a new backbone as he decided against taking the fall for his company's misdeeds and instead sent the buck where it belonged: with his terrible, brutish old man. We can argue about whether Logan saw this betrayal coming — and maybe even orchestrated it — but it was still a fist-pump-worthy development either way.

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Best snark: Wheel of Fortune's usual "getting to know you" segment with its daily contestants went off the rail in a glorious way this week. On Monday night's episode, a guy named Blair decided to have some fun with his mini-backstory by declaring, "I've been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-ax named Kim. She cursed my life with three stepchildren, and I have one rotten grandson." If he was serious, that'd be a travesty, but he was totally kidding and admitted, "I love 'em like nobody's business." Here's hoping his family has as good a sense of humor as he does.

Best fan service: Arrow's Season 8 premiere was explosive — as in, blowing up entire planets explosive. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was the revelation that on Earth 2, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) became the Dark Archer, a revelation that...
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