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Best Supporting Refusing To Die Award
7th Heaven. Rasputin. Ever seen them together? ...Coincidence? We think not. -- Sars

The "Shut Up, Clock" Award
24's "silent clock" -- those rare occasions when the seconds at the end of an episode or act tick down without the standard "beep-BOOM" noise -- is reserved for the saddest moments in the series. So the death of Tony Almeida, one of only three surviving characters who dated all the way back to the pilot, certainly merited that tribute, right? After dying in Jack's arms? After being murdered by Jack's former mentor? While trying to avenge his wife's death? After everything he's been through in the past five years?

Well, not so much. Shlubby Edgar had just died and gotten the silent clock an hour before, and you don't want to overuse these things. -- M. Giant

Most Convincing Evidence That Evil's Final Triumph Is Imminent
"All-new According to Jim, Wednesdays at 8:30, only on ABC!" -- Sars

Best Balls-Out Decimation of a Show's Canon with Little or No Regard for the Long-Suffering Loyal Fans

Look. Irina Derevko was never what we'd call...nurturing. Nor would she ever come even remotely close to winning Mother of the Year. But the character assassination that took place at the end of the final season of Alias was not only uncalled for, it was totally unsupportable by the previous four seasons. Sadly, it appeared that the writers couldn't be bothered to go back and watch the previous four seasons because, if they had, they would have learned that Irina, while being duplicitous, untrustworthy, murderous, and very often a total bitch, was still Sydney's mother; a role she took seriously even while she was planning world domination. Which made her eleventh-hour decent into a daughter-killing rampage all the weirder. Yeah, she wasn't about to start baby-sitting the Spy Baby or anything, but that didn't mean she'd be willing to fight Sydney to the death over a little immortality juice. Poor Lena Olin seemed to agree, because the expression on her face during the final ten minutes of the show reeked of "I'm just doing this for the paycheck and, by the way, where's my damn vodka?" When Irina finally fell to her death in her white circa-1982 pantsuit with the Sphere of Life Horizon Rambaldi Juice leaking out onto the floor next to her, the collective core audience turned to each other and said, "What? The? Fuck?" Way to ruin the ending of a perfectly enjoyable show, Abrams. -- Erin

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

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YOU GRADE IT
The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

Best Supporting Refusing To Die Award
7th Heaven. Rasputin. Ever seen them together? ...Coincidence? We think not. -- Sars

The "Shut Up, Clock" Award
24's "silent clock" -- those rare occasions when the seconds at the end of an episode or act tick down without the standard "beep-BOOM" noise -- is reserved for the saddest moments in the series. So the death of Tony Almeida, one of only three surviving characters who dated all the way back to the pilot, certainly merited that tribute, right? After dying in Jack's arms? After being murdered by Jack's former mentor? While trying to avenge his wife's death? After everything he's been through in the past five years?

Well, not so much. Shlubby Edgar had just died and gotten the silent clock an hour before, and you don't want to overuse these things. -- M. Giant

Most Convincing Evidence That Evil's Final Triumph Is Imminent
"All-new According to Jim, Wednesdays at 8:30, only on ABC!" -- Sars

Best Balls-Out Decimation of a Show's Canon with Little or No Regard for the Long-Suffering Loyal Fans

Look. Irina Derevko was never what we'd call...nurturing. Nor would she ever come even remotely close to winning Mother of the Year. But the character assassination that took place at the end of the final season of Alias was not only uncalled for, it was totally unsupportable by the previous four seasons. Sadly, it appeared that the writers couldn't be bothered to go back and watch the previous four seasons because, if they had, they would have learned that Irina, while being duplicitous, untrustworthy, murderous, and very often a total bitch, was still Sydney's mother; a role she took seriously even while she was planning world domination. Which made her eleventh-hour decent into a daughter-killing rampage all the weirder. Yeah, she wasn't about to start baby-sitting the Spy Baby or anything, but that didn't mean she'd be willing to fight Sydney to the death over a little immortality juice. Poor Lena Olin seemed to agree, because the expression on her face during the final ten minutes of the show reeked of "I'm just doing this for the paycheck and, by the way, where's my damn vodka?" When Irina finally fell to her death in her white circa-1982 pantsuit with the Sphere of Life Horizon Rambaldi Juice leaking out onto the floor next to her, the collective core audience turned to each other and said, "What? The? Fuck?" Way to ruin the ending of a perfectly enjoyable show, Abrams. -- Erin

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