You just watched the season finale of your favorite TV show. Whether that show be Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural or just about any other dramatic television show, it invariably left you feeling a little bit (or a lot) sad and emotionally drained. Comedy shows can also leave you feeling disappointed, heck, How I Met Your Mother has been doing that to us for weeks! Point is, we’ve all been there.

You now have to wait anywhere from months to a whole year to see the next season. While it’s never good to obsess over anything for long, it’s hard to simply walk away at the end of an episode once the screen goes black. So, while you wait for next season’s premiere, here is a list of ways you can recover from the finale and prepare yourself. 

1. If you are left on a cliffhanger: speculate about the plot.

The best way to do this is to turn to sites like Tumblr, or, right here on Hypable for the user-submitted theories and opinions. People approach problems differently, so someone might look at a cliffhanger from a different angle than you. This is not only a great way to get a new perspective, but it’s fun to see what other people come up with. If you’re a fan of Sherlock, you’re probably trying to figure out how he survived the fall. I’ve read many different pieces suggesting one way or another, some meticulously thought out, some ridiculous, but it makes the return of the show that more exciting. 

2. Rewatch the season, looking for clues or foreshadowing you forgot.

Did a character jokingly hint to something like this happening? Was this a character’s worst nightmare come true? When we watch episodes for the first time throughout the season, we don’t catch these kinds of things. It’s only when we go back to rewatch the season over the break that we get that “ah-ha!” moment. For an example of this, see: Supernatural (and, well, Harry Potter). Hindsight is 20/20, people.

3. Do some online snooping.

Is your favorite guest star returning? Is the show filming in a strange or new location? These clues can help you figure out a very general idea about what is coming up for the next season. The closer next season’s premiere gets, the more clues there will be; see what you can find. is a great site to look at actors’ resumes because it says what projects they are working on, are in pre-production, etc. So, I’m sorry to say, if the actor of your favorite character is signed on to do a movie the same time the show is shooting, I don’t think you can expect them in the new episodes.

4. Eat and cry a little.

It’s called “comfort food” for a reason. Pull out the “only for emergencies” ice cream, bag of M&Ms, whatever floats your boat. If it was a particularly tumultuous episode for you to watch, there’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself. Personally, I won’t lie, I cry after watching the series finale of Gilmore Girls every time, and then proceed to help myself to anything that would make me feel better that that moment. Hey, if it works, that’s all that matters, right?

5. Turn to friends and other people in the fandom for comfort.

They understand, because they’re there, too. It helps to have a friend who is just as obsessed with a show as you are, to text/message/tweet incomprehensible garble to them. Entertainment websites post recaps of popular shows the day after, and you can find many die-hard fans in the comments section. There will always be people who agree with you, but, there will also be people who disagree with you.

6. Accept that a person died/left/lost their memory, etc.

It’s hard to accept sometimes, but you can’t change the past. Unless the show has not been renewed for the next season, have some confidence in the showrunners and writers to most likely provide an explanation either during the hiatus, or during the next season, why that-thing-you-didn’t-like happened. Unless it was a complete surprise to viewers, hopefully you’ve had some time to prepare. We’ve known for months, but I still don’t know how I’m going to be able to watch Amy and Rory’s last episode on Doctor Who.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.