Programming note: I'll be on vacation for the rest of this week, returning Sunday night to write about the Game of Thrones and Veep finales. My Silicon Valley finale review will also post that night, and a couple of things I wrote in advance (like my review of Showtime's Roadies) should publish in my absence.

Even in a relatively slow time of year like this, though, that means some things will be missed. The Person of Interest series finale is tonight; I'll try to write very belatedly about it next week. Ask Alan is taking the week off, and I won't be writing about the fifth episode of Preacher. And if TV news breaks, someone else will have to fix it.

Be good to each other while I'm gone. Back after Thrones!

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at