The Song: ”Made of Stone,” Matt Corby
The Scene: Alice Russell’s ”Let Go (Breakdown)” thrummed beneath a tense phone call between Agent Keen (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) on Oct. 14, but the tables turned to Corby’s piano ballad as Keen found her life in his hands.
The Song: ”Grow,” Rae Morris
The Scene: After tracks from Lana Del Rey, Hurts, and Moby peppered a masquerade ball in the Oct. 15 ep, U.K.-based songbird Morris’ atmospheric vocals pierced the night as immortal Original vampire Klaus (Joseph Morgan) allowed himself to take off his mask and let down his guard.
The Song: ”Make You Feel My Love,” Lea Michele
The Scene: Michele, who opened the season with the Beatles’ lament ”Yesterday came suddenly,” wept her way through a gut-wrenching version of the Bob Dylan-penned ode on Oct. 10 in tribute to her late costar and real-life boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
American Horror Story: Coven
The Song: ”Custom Car Crash,” Calla
The Scene: Oct. 16’s ep was all about Stevie Nicks, but in the season opener, it was this Texas indie rockers’ chiller that foreshadowed Madison (Emma Roberts) taking out her frat-boy rapists with a witchy one-car pileup.
Sons of Anarchy
The Song: ”Tessellate,” Alt-J
The Scene: The Brit indie poppers’ moody tune underscored Sons’ Oct. 8 opener: a set of scenes laying out the escalating body count of a SAMCRO-Irish feud. By hour’s end, the Celts had blown up the bikers’ clubhouse. And we thought the gang was out for blood before?
The Song: ”Scotland,” the Lumineers
The Scene: The folkies’ 2009 strummer threaded throughout the Oct. 17 pilot, charting the life-and-death stakes of Mary, Queen of Scots’ (Adelaide Kane) royal ascent. (And in between? A lusty wedding banquet set to Twin Forks’ ”Back to You.”)