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The Denominator

New Amsterdam: The Denominator

Season 2, Episode 4: " The Denominator "

This series is so special. If you can make it through an hour of New Amsterdam without getting emotional in some capacity or another, then kudos to you.  Yes, New Amsterdam Season 2 Episode 4 was another moving hour. How can one hospital in one of the biggest cities in the world feel like a small community? It's the communal vibe of the series that elicits all...

Tell the Truth

Empire: Tell the Truth

Season 6, Episode 4: " Tell the Truth "

It looks like Empire is saying goodbye to more than one Lyon during Empire Season 6.  Empire Season 6 Episode 4 was another weak installment of this FOX soap, but the final scene was undoubtedly a wild one.  Lucious is already seemingly dead in the future storyline, but having Cookie get into a car only for it to burst into flames is a different direction.  W...

Someone Else's Shoes

NCIS: Someone Else's Shoes

Season 17, Episode 4: " Someone Else's Shoes "

It was a very special episode of NCIS. The plight of homeless veterans was in the spotlight on NCIS Season 17 Episode 4. As the episode pointed out, it was shameful that veterans had to die and be mutilated before indifferent politicians would supply at least some of the resources needed to help veterans. Or, in simpler terms, lots of lip service but little acti...

The Cicada Protocol

Treadstone: The Cicada Protocol

Season 1, Episode 1: " The Cicada Protocol "

That was a whole lot of fun.  Treadstone Season 1 Episode 1 took us on a globe-trotting adventure as we witnessed cicadas across the world awakening with a new sense of purpose.  As if that wasn't enough, the story took place in two timelines, leading me to believe that we have to meet some of the characters from the 1970s scene in the present.  From the puls...

Flip a Coin

This Is Us: Flip a Coin

Season 4, Episode 4: " Flip a Coin "

Randall finally met Malik, and it went just about as well as predicted. On This Is Us Season 4 Episode 4, everybody was struggling to start the next chapter in their lives, but Randall and Beth would love to slam the book closed on Malik and Deja's potential new chapter. It was only the first conversation, and there's sure to be more to come. This should be fun. ...

No Outlet

Emergence: No Outlet

Season 1, Episode 4: " No Outlet "

Emergence wasted no time asking the follow-up questions to "who is Piper."  Much like the fandom, Jo wanted to know who was living in her house on Emergence Season 1 Episode 4. Specifically, what she was, where she came from, and what was she capable of.  Since Benny tracked down Emily, Jo figured she'd squeeze out as much intel out of her as possible.  ...

A Flash of the Lightning

The Flash: A Flash of the Lightning

Season 6, Episode 2: " A Flash of the Lightning "

Thank you Eric Wallance!  The Flash Season 6 has been consistantly entertaining with strong, well-woven storylines. On The Flash Season 6 Episode 2, we saw our characters dealing with various issues but ultimately coming together in a way that really satisfied.  Barry and Iris are still digesting the information about Barry's impending death. Though...

Landford... Landford

The Conners: Landford... Landford

Season 2, Episode 4: " Lanford... Lanford "

Darlene's deceit came back to haunt her from all directions on The Conners Season 2 Episode 4 and even though it hurt to watch, it's difficult to say she didn't deserve it.  Darlene has been lying for weeks to Ben, to David, to her kids, and most importantly to herself. It was such a relief when Jackie finally made her see the light by reading her own text messages. ...

Belief System

The Resident: Belief System

Season 3, Episode 4: " Belief System "

Jot it down. The Resident has the best Halloween-themed installments.  Why? Because despite classic horror themes weave throughout the hour to make it fun, as was the case with The Resident Season 3 Episode 4, the scariest aspects of the hour are other humans or combatting life and all of its obstacles. The series finds the most creative ways to enhance the plot, increase the d...

Fire In a Crowded Theater

Bluff City Law: Fire In a Crowded Theater

Season 1, Episode 4: " Fire in a Crowded Theater "

The issue of free speech is a tricky one. On Bluff City Law Season 1 Episode 4, Elijah compares hate speech to shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. But are they the same? Yelling "fire" inside a crowded theater when there is none is taken from a 1919 case where a man's conviction for distributing flyers protesting the draft was upheld.  The actual phrase from ...

Designer Complicity

Prodigal Son: Designer Complicity

Season 1, Episode 4: " Designer Complicity "

Do we believe Jessica, or do we still think she's complicit?   There was an escalation in the tension between Malcolm and Jessica on Prodigal Son Season 1 Episode 4, but by the end of the hour, they found peaceful ground. However, as speculated by many Prodigal Fanatics, Ainsley was driven to see her father for the first time in two decades. "Designer Complicit...

A View from the Bus

All Rise: A View from the Bus

Season 1, Episode 4: " A View from the Bus "

That was quite the field trip.  Lola granted a jury field trip to a crime scene on All Rise Season 1 Episode 4, and it perfectly highlighted how one event could skew the minds of the jurors.  With as much information as we get every day, how sure can we be that we're getting facts? Most of us don't know what a gunshot sounds like, and in a witness situation wi...

Triggers

9-1-1: Triggers

Season 3, Episode 4: " Triggers "

A trigger has a way of hitting you when you least expect it.  You're living your life and suddenly something happens that unleashes a memory you hadn't thought about in years. Or a feeling you've tried to avoid.  9-1-1 Season 3 Episode 4 explored triggers in a very effective way. And put one of the first responders into a very dangerous situation.  For Maddie...

Speak Ya Clout

All American: Speak Ya Clout

Season 2, Episode 2: " Speak Ya Clout "

What does it say about the characters on All American when the only people who appear to have their acts together are the two recovering addicts? Olivia and Asher are now the models of stability on All American Season 2 Episode 2. Scary, isn't it?, It's chaos for everyone else. OK, that's a little harsh. Two of the mothers -- Grace and Laura -- were p...

Take My Hand

The Good Doctor: Take My Hand

Season 3, Episode 4: " Take My Hand "

Morgan finally acted like a decent friend. She's generally annoying and selfish, but on  The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 4 she managed to put her ego aside for long enough to help Claire scatter her mother's ashes. Of course, that came on the heels of her minding Claire's business, but still. For Morgan, this was excellent progress. Claire's desire not to fee...