Delilah in the Abortion Clinic (A Million Little Things)
Few songs are as visceral as Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" and the scene where Delilah visits an abortion clinic during Season 1 of A Million Little Things is no exception. Her husband is dead, she's pregnant with her lover's child and making a hard choice.
George Gets Promoted (Dead Like Me)
There couldn't have been a better ending for Georgia Lass. The girl whose life got snuffed out by a toilet seat and became the most malcontent grim reaper we know received a promotion in the form of showering of Post-Its. Metisse's "Boom Boom Ba" appeared throughout the series, making it a fitting soundtrack to the final moments of the Dead Like Me movie "Life After Death," and open the next chapter in George's life.
The Riot Ends (Orange is the New Black)
All things come to an end, and the riot on Orange is the New Black Season 5 is no exception. The final sequence of Orange is the New Black Season 5 Episode 13, "Storm-y Weather," delivers the fallout of the riot and the consequences are intense. Martiza and Flaka are separated. Brooke is ripped from the memorial they built for Poussey. Piscatella is shot by a member of the SWAT team. The seven women in the pool are bracing for what comes next. All of this happens against the subtly stirring soundtrack of "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestras.
The Master Reigns (Doctor Who)
Not all scenes lead to tears. Some can be silly. When Harold Saxon, (aka the Master) takes over the Valient on Doctor Who Season 3 Episode 13, "The Last of the Time Lords," he dances around to "I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters. With lyrics like, "well I could throw you in the lake, feed you poisoned birthday cake" this tune perfectly fits the mercurial master as he reigns over his new kingdom.
The Train Ride (The Americans)
The Americans did some amazing things with music during their six seasons, but the climactic scene during The Americans Season 6 Episode 10, "START," is one of the best. Watching Phillip, Elizabeth, and Paige make their exit as the FBI closes in is a tense moment, and U2's "With or Without You" provides the perfect backdrop. And props to whoever decided to pause the music as the passports were checked and then kick it up again when Elizabeth realizes that Paige is no longer on the train.
The Chicken Dance (New Girl)
When we first met Jessica Day on New Girl, we knew she was a little odd. On New Girl Season 1 Episode 3, "Wedding" it went just a little bit further when she introduced the guys to her version of the chicken dance. Being too cool for that they attempted to shut her down, but after acting like a jerk, Nick drags her onto the dance floor and begins doing the iconic line dance to the beat of "Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins. The odd juxtaposition makes this scene a little odd, but also very memorable.