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Legends 12.2

If last week’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow didn’t make a fan and believer of you, then this is obviously not the show for you.  That’s ok, because there are plenty of those who are already on board with the CW’s latest superhero serial.  It’s done well enough that the network has officially ordered a second season.  Of course, that could be because it would be messier to cancel it at this point, when so many well-loved characters from The Flash and Arrow are bound up in the show.  But either way, it’ll be interesting to see where the series will go in its second round.

Last week, we journeyed to the Old West and met Jonah Hex, a fan favorite in the DCverse.  This week, the Legends are on the run from the latest weapon of the Time Masters, a ruthless bounty hunter known as The Pilgrim.  She is out to kill the Legends before they joined forces, at various points in the timeline.  Can they save their younger selves in time?  Read on to find out, but only if you’re ok with SPOILERS.  You’ve been warned.  (more…)

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After several weeks off, The Flash is back and back with new episodes until the May 24 season finale. Until then, it looks like it’s going to be an uphill battle for Barry and his friends. In this week’s episode, titled “Versus Zoom,” the team suffered a bit of a setback just as things were starting to look good. But fear not, this is only the beginning. So hold on tight, because the tail end of the season is finally here and it looks like they’ve finally kicked things into fourth gear.

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team found themselves in a precarious situation. While Daisy and Lincoln were out chasing a lead, the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew tried to imprison a telekinetic Inhuman and got themselves captured. Now, they await whatever fate Grant-monster and the rest of his HYDRA lackeys have in store for them. Their only hope – that Daisy and Lincoln can gather up the super-powered folks that they know and make a rescue attempt. Scroll on to see how ‘The Team’ played out. (more…)

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Believe it or not, but a simple text can save the entire world. Of course, that text should probably include the “S”/ Superman / Supergirl symbol (“S” = hope) for the brainwashed masses of National City – locked into mindless drone mode by a Kryptonian weapon, Myriad – to shake it off and become their beautifully individual, idiosyncratic selves all over again. All of that happens within the first ten minutes of Supergirl’s stirring, emotion-lade season ender, “Better Angels.” All it takes is Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) – inspired by one of Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) seemingly endless supply of pep talks – giving a heartfelt speech to the Kryptonian-controlled citizens of National City about the paramount value of individuality,  hope, and the “everyone is a hero” thing for Myriad’s hold over National City’s citizens to break, if only temporarily (temporarily because we still have 30-odd minutes to go in the season finale). (more…)

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Last week’s episode of Gotham wrapped up a few major plot lines and prepared the show for something larger in scope. The Penguin won out against his greedy family and is now back to being his old self again. Jim Gordon finally discovered the identity of the person who framed him and ended up outsmarting Edward Nygma and sending the Riddler-to-be to jail. And little Bruce Wayne departed the company of little Catwoman in favor of pursuing a lead into Wayne Enterprises and what his father was doing before his untimely death. This week, Hugo Strange is back and this time he has some super villains on his side. Check out the review for ‘Pinewood’ in the words and sentences below. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘The 100’ – S3E11 – “Nevermore”

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If “Nevermore” was an eagerly anticipated episode for one reason, it was the reunion of the core group of The 100 for the first time since the *ahem* incident at Mount Weather at the conclusion of season two. Under siege, on the run, and desperate to save one of their own, Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia, Jasper, Monty, and Sinclair try to rid Raven of A.L.I.E. once and for all and crush some very hurtful truths in the process. The episode’s focus is all about that classic line of one of The 100’s direct predecessors, Lost, for the 100 this week must confront the fact that they must live together, or die alone. (more…)

Legends 11.7

This is the episode many of the comicbook fans have been waiting for, the introduction of Jonah Hex to the Arrowverse.  As each episode of the CW’s new show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gets a little better than the last, hopefully the fan base becomes a bit a larger.  It would be a shame to lose this show before we see what it can do.  If this episode is anything to judge by, it seems it can do quite a bit.  This week sees the Legends in the Old West circa 1871, in a town called Salvation, which is being overrun by a group of bandits called the Stillwater Gang.  What secrets and mysteries will light be shed on this time?  Can the Legends unite with Jonah Hex and save the day?  Will they be able to formulate a plan to stop Vandal Savage before the time bounty hunters find them?  Read on to find out.  But, beware of spoilers! (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was a wild, future-seeing adventure that led to a few important developments. The team now knows that Ward is back, though they also realize that there’s a powerful Inhuman using his body as a host. Malick discovered that his supposed ally has his own agenda and that he may not necessarily be a part of it. And Ward continued to take steps to accomplish whatever the hell it is that he’s trying to get done. So what’s in store with ‘Paradise Lost’? Scroll on to find out. (more…)

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Poor, poor Emily. We hardly knew her. Actually, no one knew her. It was a slight, modest shock when Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) name-checked poor Emily, a red-haired co-worker who takes a deep, fatal dive off the open balcony of CatGo Worldwide Media’s HQ. Supergirl doesn’t save Emily from the fall. She’s too busy saving James “Stop Calling Me Jimmy” Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) And Winn Schott Jr. (Jeremy Jordan) when they simultaneously take deep dives of their own from adjacent balconies. No, Olsen and Winn haven’t joined a death cult – a grim-dark development too grim and too dark for the infinitely sunnier, brighter Supergirl – but they are under the influence of a mind-control weapon co-created and operated by Season 1’s Big Bad, Non (Chris Vance), a Kryptonian criminal and Kara Zor-El’s uncle.

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GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith in the "Wrath of the Villains: Into The Woods" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April, 11 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Last time on Gotham, things were starting to come to a head from all the drama. Gordon escaped from prison and was now on the hunt for the person who framed him. The Penguin was dealing with his crazy-ass family and the death of his father by said crazy-ass family. Oh, and Barbara came out of her coma… unfortunately. So what shall be the aftermath of all that drama? The series is coming close to its season finale, yet there is still no solid villain to speak of. And while ‘Into the Woods’ doesn’t provide us with anything concrete, it does bring an excellent and sometimes hilarious 42 minutes. Read on for SPOILERS and more. (more…)