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The Walking Dead has been an emotional rollercoaster so far this season. It opened with a mighty bang with the deaths of major characters. But then something strange happened. The show absolutely deflated after the season premiere, to the point where the show started losing an alarming number of viewers. The show blandly followed the journey of all the separated main survivors and struggled with pacing and entertainment value. For the most part, Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s turn as Negan has been the highlight of the show, but even that has become stale and routine. But then the mid season finale rolls along and renews much of our faith in the show.

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Survivors

An alien fight club is all the rage on the fourth episode of Supergirl’s second season, “Survivors.” Apparently, everybody talks about the alien fight club, but by “everybody,” we mean National City’s power elite, the movers and shakers, the wealthy and powerful who, bored with spending their fortunes on expensive toys, have decided to go into B-movie territory and gamble away large sums of cash in exchange for watching illegal underground fight clubs led by Veronica Sinclair (Dichen Lachman). She goes by “Roulette” because in a city filled with superheroes and supervillains, why not give yourself a colorful, if on-the-nose, nickname? Roulette always bets on herself and by episode’s end, it’s clear she’s not lying when she claims she has powerful men and/or women keeping her safe from prosecution or government interference.

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