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Kim’s Monday Morning Musings: When it is safe to spoil a TV twist?

Excuse me if I’m not all spring in my step this morning, but I’m not real happy about something that happened last night on one of my fave Sunday show’s — “The Good Wife.”

The episode was called “Dramatics, Your Honor,” and they weren’t kidding. I didn’t see that coming — kinda like Mercer beating Duke.

Sure last night, I immediately said on Facebook the show had jumped the shark for its landscape-changing “twist.” Seriously, am I the only one who saw Fonzie on skis in that episode?

Now before everyone goes screechy, screamy, I’m not going to spoil it for you. But you better get to your DVR fast.

I mean, the Associated Press moved a story on what happened for crying out loud. Yes, in TV standards it was a moment.

Which brings up something that is debated around here somedays. When is it safe to spoil something?

And for the record, NEVER is not the correct answer. What are watercoolers and coffee breaks for, people?

I try to live by the rule that dramas/comedies/reality contests should not be spoiled the first day after it airs — with the exception of finales.

People who don’t want to know how “Breaking Bad” ended after 8 million people found a way to watch it in real are on their own. Ditto on who won “The Amazing Race,” “DWTS” and “Idol.”

We have one person around here who gets upset when we turn the Rays games on in the newsroom because she’s DVRing them. Seriously??

And once it’s spoiled in the office, all bets are off and you better invest in noise-canceling headphones.

So, what do you think?

Farewell, James Rebhorn

You may not have known the name, but you know the face.

James Rebhorn, a prolific character actor, died this weekend.

He played Carrie’s dad on “Homeland,” multiple defense attorneys on “Law & Order” and the secretary of defense in “Independence Day,” who admitted to the president that Earth had been visited by aliens.

He was always good at being bad.