Do not tell me anything that happens tonight as I am in Ireland and I am taping everything! If you tell me, I will hurt you!

What’s on TV: Tuesday
–’24’ wraps up season: As the clock ticks away on real-time espionage drama 24, which caps its second season on Fox (9 ET/PT), things are looking grim. Having survived torture and repeatedly cheated death, super-agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) has one hour to stop a world war and reinstate a president.
–Buffy the Vampire Slayer (UPN, tonight, 8 ET/PT) ends its seven-season run with a rousing hour that accomplishes most everything you could ask of a finale. Joss Whedon, Buffy’s ingenious creator, has wrapped up his series in a way that brings the story to a satisfying conclusion without closing off future options. There are tears and laughs, a lesson in choices and empowerment, and a sense that a personal journey has reached completion. Buffy may not have changed the world, but it made one small, electronic part of it a much better place.
–Still, the demons Buffy has faced are nothing compared to the power aligned against her tonight: The finals of American Idol (Fox, 8 p.m. ET/PT). My advice? Watch Buffy live and tape Idol, which is always far better when you can fast-forward to the singing center.
–Get your recording devices ready, because it’s a tough night. WB offers the season finale of Gilmore Girls (WB, 8 ET/PT). Rory thinks her college plans are set, but a surprise is in store.
–NYPD Blue (ABC, 10 ET/PT) ends its 10th season with Andy and Connie’s wedding. Or does it? You’ll have to watch.
Enjoy whatever you watch and don’t tell me a thing!