Although there have been many memorable moments of TV during this year, we’ve narrowed down our picks for the Top 5 Best TV Series Moments of 2020.
[This article contains spoilers Better Call Saul: Season 5, Dark: Season 3, Schitt’s Creek: Season 6, The Clone Wars: Season 7 & The Mandalorian: Season 1]
5.) Breaking The Cycle – Dark: Season 3, Episode 8, “The Paradise”
“You and I are perfect for each other,” says Jonas as he reaches out with his hand to Martha. “Never believe anything else.”
There are many reasons the ending to Dark is so bittersweet. I’d find it hard to believe everyone who watches the final episode doesn’t tear up as we watch Jonas and Martha share their last moments. They’ve saved a world, but not the one that was their own.
After discovering both of their universes were the creations of someone else in another dimension (whoah), they manage to intervene with the multiverse changing event. But in doing so, they cause not only themselves to disappear, but also everyone they’d ever loved. The Martha standing in front of Jonas isn’t the one he fell in love with; he’s not the Jonas that Martha loves either. But at this moment they are every Martha and Jonas that has been. They’re the heroes that no one will ever thank. They are lovers lost in time.
– Dylan Blight
4.) Kim Wexler Bang-Bang – Better Call Saul: Season 5, Episode 10, “Something Unforgivable”
In a total swerve of the Kim and Jimmy relationship in Season 5 of Better Call Saul, it’s Kim who now wants to drive the schemes and plans.
In the season finale, Kim throws the idea of genuinely screwing Hamlin over and getting a big payday at the same time. To which she’s arguing she’ll use for good. Jimmy fights back, in a weird switch of roles. He’s the one saying it’s too far and even says “Kim, this isn’t you. You wouldn’t be okay with this in the cold light of day.” Her response as blunt as the floor beneath them: “wouldn’t I?” But what makes this scene genuinely memorable is what follows. As Jimmy prods her to say she’s kidding Kim swings around as she’s heading to the shower and gives Jimmy the two smoking hand-guns that Jimmy gave her at the end of last season. And just like Jimmy, we’re left wondering if she is joking or not.
– Dylan Blight
3.) It’s a Baby Yoda – The Mandalorian: Season 1, Episode 1, “The Mandalorian”
I don’t believe in love at first sight. I just can’t believe that a complex emotion like love, one in which countless songs, poems and others pieces of art have tried to capture the feel of, can be fully experienced in one moment. But our first look at The Child aka Baby Yoda aka Grogu aka Yeetle is a pretty compelling case for the possibility of this phenomenon.
The moment The Mandalorian opened that pod, the world (or at least the parts of it that could watch it legally) was hit with a cuteness overload. The fact the animatronic character remained a surprise might be the most impressive part of it all with no leaks about one of the most adorable creations of recent times. The introduction of The Child was a key plank in the foundation that made The Mandalorian a success.
– Ashley Hobley
2.) David and Patrick Get Married – Schitt’s Creek: Season 6
The culmination of a season’s worth of building was worth the wait. While the day may not have gone smoothly, with rain causing David and Patrick’s plans for an outdoor wedding to be thrown out the window, the final ceremony was all that viewers could have asked for.
From the moment Alexis walks David down the aisle to “Simply the Best”, through David and Patrick’s exchange of vows to their first kiss as a married couple, there was a beautiful combination of laughs and tear-inducing moments, with not even the emotionally composed Moira Rose immune.
– Ashley Hobley
1.) Order 66 – The Clone Wars: Season 7, Episode 11, “Shattered”
We’ve watched and read about Order 66 many times, but it’s never hit this hard before. As Ahsoka Tano is en-route to the Jedi Council with a captured Maul on board the cruiser, the call comes in. Captain Rex disappears into the communications room as Ahsoka nearly crumbles under the force’s weight of disturbance. We hear Anakin cry out and viewers know all too well what’s about to happen.
What follows is some of my favourite Star Wars moments ever. After 130 episodes and following Ahsoka and Rex throughout the entire Clone Wars, having the clones turn on the Jedi hurt like never before. The betray and pain upon Ahsoka stings well after you’ve finished the episode. Following this moment through to the end of the season it’s the most Shaksperian the franchise has ever been.
– Dylan Blight
This Top 5 list was compiled by Dylan Blight and Ashley Hobley.
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