Good Witch Season 5 Finale Recap

Good Witch Season 5 Finale Recap

‘Good Witch’ Season 5 Finale Recap: Middleton Says Goodbye To Grace

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s episode of Good Witch.

Cue the Pomp and Circumstance, Good Witch is saying goodbye to season five with a graduation — and it’s a very special one at that. Grace Russell is donning the cap and gown to matriculate and say farewell to Middleton. In turn, tonight’s season five finale marks the last episode for actress Bailee Madison…or at least until she comes back for a potential special guest appearance.

It’s no secret that Madison was going to bow out of the supernatural dramedy. When Deadline exclusively reported that Hallmark Channel renewed the popular series for a sixth season, we also reported that she would be exiting the show. In the last episode, Grace found out she was valedictorian and struggled to write a commencement speech. As the season ends, we get to see all of this play out as it is a natural wrap for her story.

The season finale appropriately titled “The Graduation” has a lot going on. Stephanie (Kylee Evans) attempts to tend to her food truck and relationship with Adam (Scott Cavalheiro) while Donovan (Marc Bendavid) and Abigail (Sarah Power) try to figure out where they are at in their relationship after he says the L-word without reciprocation on her end. To add to that, Sam (James Denton) and Martha (Catherine Disher) are still on the hunt for the Middleton treasure — and with an unexpected twist, Sam and Cassie (Catherine Bell) find it in the form of a music box. Martha later discovers a hidden gem in the box. But let’s face it — this episode is all about saying goodbye to Grace.

Good Witch Season 5 Finale Recap

Madison has been on Good Witch series since it launched in 2015 so her exit is bittersweet and emotional — and it is shown in the season finale — but mostly in Grace’s valedictorian speech: “We end up where we are meant to be and the best thing we can do is give ourselves a chance. The formula is simple: all we have to do is spread our wings and soar. We may not land where we thought we would… or when we thought we would, but we all will land. And we all will find our greatest selves on the journey and when we look back, we will look back we will remember today as one of anticipation for all that lies ahead and appreciation for all that it took to get here. We’re are now on our way to becoming who we are truly meant to be.”

As she shares her inspirational speech, we see Nick, Luke (Dale Whibley) and her walk the stage and throw their graduation caps up in the air to the tune of “Forever Young.”

In addition to Madison’s Grace, Rhys Matthew Bond’s character Nick is also graduating. Both of them are off to college, but it seems like Bond will remain on the show considering he was seen on Kylee Evans’ (who plays Stephanie) Instagram story at a recent table read.

Good Witch Season 5 Finale Recap

Cassie and Grace share an emotional moment in the episode where Cassie gifts her a vintage sewing machine that has been in the Merriwick family for generations, hoping that Grace will continue to use it to tell their stories. Cassie has been waiting to give it to her since the day Grace was born. And in that special moment, they share a tearful embrace and it is the last time we see them on screen together in the episode.

Fast forward three months after the graduation and Cassie has dropped Grace off at Wellingsley where her budding fashion career will start. She and Sam start a new chapter in their lives as he carries her over the threshold, thus beginning a new chapter in the series.


Channel Zero: The Dream Door Brutal Imagery & A Creative Story

Syfy’s anthology series “Channel Zero” presents a different horror related story twice per season. These are based on the Internet’s very popular creepypastas. The fourth installment (entitled “The Dream Door”) just completed it’s six episode run. See my previous reviews here

Instead of the typical one episode per week release, SyFy released all six episodes of “The Dream Door” on consecutive days (with the finale being on Halloween). I’m interested to see how this approach works. While cable TV is dying out, streaming is the way of the future (with many viewers choosing NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu or other services).


If you havent watched the entire series, turn back now.

Jill thinks Tom is cheating on her. He says her childhood insecurities are being projected onto him. Jill goes over to friend Jason’s house for intel. Pretzel Jack (let’s call him “PJ” for short) sneaks up behind Jason and viciously (I do mean VICIOUSLY) stabs him to death. Is her mind causing these incidents? Maybe. It seems Tom is next on Pretzel Jack’s hit list.

Neighbor (and PhD student) Ian is a bit too friendly. Jill and Ian get closer. He helps her manage the psychic episodes that are causing PJ to attack. We get the feeling that something is not quite right with Ian. Then we find out why.

He is Jill’s half brother (they have the same father). SAY WHAT? Father Bill calls to warn Jill (but is intercepted by Ian). He conjures up his own scary childhood monster (named Tall Boy) who kills his father by sticking it’s fingers in his eye sockets. Ouch! Ian is later cornered by Tom and confesses. Yes he killed his father and some other people (including the owners of the house where he now lives). He’s not too worried about it. He even shows Jill and Tom their father’s body in the garage. The pugs he created (all in different color sweaters) are eating his body. BAD PUGS, BAD!!

The police haul Ian off but we know that was much too easy. He escapes the police when Tall Boy kills the detectives in the car. If that wasnt bad enough, he kills them with a drill. Ouch!


Jill and Tom are beginning a new married life together. They move into Tom’s parents house. Soon they discover a door in the basement where none was before. Nothing can open the door, not a locksmith, not a crowbar, not a shotgun. When Jill is home alone one day, she touches the door. It opens. Inside in the corner is the figure of a strange contortionist clown? He waves his arms and runs screaming by her and into the night. Stranger yet, he seems to be the spitting image of a character she created as a child known as Pretzel Jack. Hmmm.

In the finale, Ian is determined to take out Tom and have Jill all to himself. Uh dude, she is your sister! It that doesnt work, he’ll kill Jill as well. They are chased through an under construction housing development by Tall Boy, Ian and his weird rainbow colored minions. They’re called Crayons because well, that’s what they’re made of. Jill conjures up another Pretzel Jack. Brother and sister psychically combat each other.

I’m not sure anyone will make it out of this show alive. Finally Jill and Jack are able to dodge Ian’s creature and he gets skewered to the wall with a power drill. As he dies, all the doors he has created disappear (as does Tall Boy).

In a flash forward, we see Jill and Tom have started a family. Does their little girl have the same psychic powers? Yep, it’s looks like it. Uh oh. Here we go again.

Grade: 5 Monsters (out of 5). Excellent! I “The Dream Door” is the best “Channel Zero” season yet. In fact, “The Dream Door” is one of the best shows on television. The show definitely went in a direction I didnt anticipate. Kudos on a very creative story. The imagery is brutal and genuinely frightening at times. Who wants to be drowned by a contortionist clown? Not I!!!

Congrats to an excellent cast, Maria Sten as JIll and Brandon Scott as Tom were spot on as a couple we could care about and root for. Steven Robertson was menacing as the slimy Ian. Nick Antosca and director EL Katz brought this terrifying vision to life in a myriad of novel and creative ways. Special congrats to Troy James who played Pretzel Jack. He did all those crazy movements and facial expression without ANY CGI. He is amazing. To see more of his


What We Know About the NCIS Season 16 Finale

The minute fanatics of the CBS show NCIS have been sitting tight for is practically here as the Season 16 finale moves close and we at long last find a few solutions about the enormous storyline that has been prodded this season: Ziva’s arrival.

In any case, while fans are foreseeing her enormous return, the season finale may exclude it. So I’m not catching that’s meaning for Cote de Pablo’s adored character and will watchers need to hold up until next season to perceive how that plays out? This is what we think about the Season 16 finale and in the event that she could be back in Season 17.

“To the extent my choice to leave, that is an individual thing, and I’d preferably leave it at that,” she said. “Leaving was not something I toyed around with for quite a while. It was an overwhelmingly hard thing–now and again alarming.”

Reports later surfaced that the entertainer was not content with the heading essayists were taking her character. After her leave, de Pablo left the entryway open about returning and noticed that since her character didn’t pass on, she could generally return. Yet, in a 2016 scene, watchers discovered that Ziva was murdered in a blast with her demise occurring off-screen.

Quick forward to Season 16 however and fans were riding a crazy ride of feelings again when Bishop (Emily Wickersham) discovered Ziva’s mystery office and found that she is in truth still alive.

CimenaBlend noticed that in the season finale titled “Little girls” Joe Spano repeats his job as Tobias Fornell. He connects with Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) for assistance to find the sellers who offered medications to his little girl Emily Fornell (Juliette Angelo). In the scene, Gibbs will battle with what he ought to do in light of the excruciating recollections it will bring once more from quite a while ago and his own history of vigilante equity.

Be that as it may, this has nothing to do with Ziva, so where will she fit in here? Some accept that in light of the fact that the scene is classified “Little girls” and Gibbs treated Ziva like a girl she will make an appearance in it. If not however, we may need to sit tight any longer for her story to be uncovered.


Will she be in season 17?

We realize that NCIS has been restored for another season as a portion of the cast including Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, and Wilmer Valderrama authoritatively declared through Instagram a month ago.

That declaration came as an amazement to nobody as the arrangement has pulled in solid evaluations for various years and keeps on doing as such today, making it one of the top shows on system TV.

Could de Pablo return next season?

Contingent upon what occurs in the season finale that is unquestionably conceivable as official maker Steve Binder clarified that Ziva’s story isn’t something they simply needed to toss out there and leave for unadulterated hypothesis.

“It’s such an extraordinary string, I’d would rather not leave it on the table,” Binder disclosed to TV Line. “Be that as it may, such as anything, we would prefer only not to prod the bother. On the off chance that we do pull at it, we will have something fascinating behind it, and not simply continue doing likewise beat again and again.”


NCIS, Season 16 DVD