Considering that last week’s episode of Arrow ended with a small town getting nuked, the stakes were startling high considering the mission this week was very personal. While Oliver and Diggle go under the dome to fine Thea, Felicity and her father hack while her mother hovers and provokes some airing of the Smoak family dirty laundry. On the surface, dedicating time in this penultimate episode to the flighty Donna Smoak and her issues, especially as everyone else in the room is focused on stopping Judgement Day, was bizarre, but damn if this episode of Arrow didn’t deliver a thrilling hour of TV regardless. (more…)
Here it is, folks – the grand finale to season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They’ve come a long way since the show first aired and now they’ll be wrapping up the Hive storyline and moving on to something else. What will happen to everyone? How will the team defeat Hive and stop his plan to turn a big chunk of humanity into semi-mindless, sort-of-Inhuman, thug-slaves? And which character will they be knocking off? Scroll on to find out. (more…)
After last week’s episode of The Flash, how do you beat it? How do you tell a story that draws as much emotion from you for a whole 45 minutes? Easy. You present this week’s episode to the audience. Titled, “Invincible,” the audience gets a taste of Barry’s new found optimism after his brush with death and discovering that the universe is on their side. If you were in Barry’s shoes, how could you not feel good about your odds? Not even Zoom could stand in his way now. But when does too much confidence turn into overconfidence? Sure, it may have been spelled out from the beginning, but the end result was worth the wait.
We were promised a “twist” on Tuesday night’s episode of Person of Interest, but I have to say that it wasn’t much of a twist in the end. That, combined with a standard “number of the week” scenario, it felt like “Shotseeker” was a straightforward, old school episode of POI, but at the same time, I have to wonder what the potential implications are going forward. This may have felt like your run of the mill Person of Interest, but there may be longer term facets to explore including missing people, Fusco’s curiosity, and the growing sense that the war against Samaritan is a suicide mission. (more…)
As Fox and Marvel Studios decided to each have a Quicksilver in their films, fans scratched their heads a bit, while those who were unfamiliar with comics became confused – some audience members not even realizing that the Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men: Days of Future Past shared the character. There is no doubt that of the two, X-Men’s Quicksilver garnered more audience love after his on screen appearance but considering Hot Toys newest addition to their Marvel masterpieces, Age of Ultron’s Quicksilver is the one that fans will want to take home. (more…)
Last week on Gotham, it was Team Good Guys (and a few bad guys) vs. Azrael as the resurrected lunatic went ape-shit trying to kill little Bruce Wayne. As it turns out, all it takes to kill an immortal is a good shot from a rocket launcher. And so, minus one super villain. Also, we saw Nygma trying to break out of Arkham while Selina was trying to break in. Only the latter was successful… sort of. This week, ‘A Legion of Horribles‘ sees the return of Fish Mooney and Firefly along with plenty of good guys vs. Hugo Strange action. Scroll on for the details. (more…)
It was a moment long anticipated by fans. Actually, it was a lot of moments long awaited by fans. The big one though had to be the return of Sarah Shahi to Person of Interest this week as Sameen Shaw re-emerged from being a captive of Samaritan to getting back into the fight against the evil A.I. But what should have been an occasion for celebration had a veneer of suspicion as Shaw struggled against some kind of post-traumic stress from nine months of torture? Attempted reprogramming? Hours and hours of Mario Kart? Call me gullible, but this one had me guess right up to the end. (more…)
It’s not exactly subtle, but one of the key takeaways from Penny Dreadful is that monsters aren’t always monstrous and that the dividing lines between good and evil aren’t so much lines as they are porous borders that offer you little resistance as you walk back and forth from one side to the other. Every week, characters struggle with their inner-darkness, struggle against it, and try to prove to themselves more than anyone that they are not evil creatures meant to be shunned by society. For two main characters this week, finding that proof meant diving back into memories that they didn’t know they had, and it meant revealing something of a stunning new connection between the two. (more…)
This week’s Game of Thrones episode “Book of the Stranger” (still don’t get the title reference) continued to move the ball forward. Daario and Jorah continued their road trip. The Greyjoy siblings finally reunited, as did a few Stark siblings. The Small Council reunited to finally start to deal with the Faith of the Seven. The Meereen Small Council had a dangerous deal with the Wise Masters. We finally got a Littlefinger sighting. And of course, Danny finally got her mojo back! True to the title of “Ice and Fire,” this week’s Game of Thrones started cold and definitely ended with a fiery bang!
Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “Book of the Stranger.”
A three-pronged assault on A.L.I.E. ended in failure last week, so what can The 100, and whatever allies they have left, do? How about the unthinkable. While no one would have blamed Clarke and the others to breakdown Hudson-like shouting “Game over! Six more weeks and out, man.” That’s not how this group rolls. If beating A.L.I.E. is mission: impossible, then the 100 is the bloody IMF, but what possibly could they do with what was literally their last hope turning her back on them and refusing to become the Commander? The only thing they could, which is appealing to the only other Night Blood they know is left. (more…)