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King's Gambit

God Friended Me: King's Gambit

Season 1, Episode 9: " King's Gambit "

It's never too late to mend the past. On God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 9 we see it in action not only with Arthur and Miles but also with the friend suggestion of the week, Graham and Aleksander.  By now we know that there are absolutely no coincidences when it comes to the God account.  Cara wanted to avoid Miles but found herself working with him on one ...

The Witchfinders

Doctor Who: The Witchfinders

Season 11, Episode 8: " The Witchfinders "

Wow. Okay. So that all happened. Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 8 manages to address multiple levels of societal and historical misogyny, imply a royal penchant for "exotic" looking young men, AND bring zombies into play. THEN they reveal a hitherto unknown alien threat with less than ten minutes left in the episode. Huh. Related: Get Britb...

Out of Scythe

Charmed (2018): Out of Scythe

Season 1, Episode 7: " Out of Scythe "

The Power of Three really can’t catch a break when it comes to love, can they? Charmed (2018) Season 1 Episode 7 threw one of the sisters for yet another heartbreaking loop: Maggie’s boyfriend is a demon. Only a half demon, though. Which leads me to believe the show will be following in its predecessors' footsteps by recreating one of the best storylines OG Charmed ever...

Rather the Fallen Angel

Supergirl: Rather the Fallen Angel

Season 4, Episode 7: " Rather the Fallen Angel "

Things aren't looking up for Ben Lockwood.  After what transpired on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 7, Lockwood has an even bigger target on his back. What else could he have expected after becoming the Agent of Liberty? He's willingly killing aliens and spreading fake news about Supergirl to turn the masses against her.  If he thought his manifesto encouraged the...

Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 9 Review

NCIS: Los Angeles: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 9 Review

Season 10, Episode 9: " A Diamond in the Rough "

This spinoff is shaping up well. The foundation for NCIS: Hole in the Wall was slowly forming on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 9. First, there's Callen, living above the bar, who would serve as the bouncer. He has already been making himself at home in the neighborhood, which is a pleasant change of pace for Callen. And now Roberta as their bartender? Ge...

The Courage to Continue

Madam Secretary: The Courage to Continue

Season 5, Episode 8: " The Courage to Continue "

Elizabeth McCord has faced many a dictator and come out on top, but I really thought she'd met her match! Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 8 put her in a nearly impossible situation and said some important things about political leadership in general. The message was timely considering the polarization and upheaval in American politics in 2018, and it was delivered without being...

Common Ground

Outlander: Common Ground

Season 4, Episode 4: " Common Ground "

I guess Claire wasn't up-to-date enough in SJW politics by the time she passed through the stones to quell her fears about Indians. So, on Outlander Season 4 Episode 4 the Cherokee were seen through the eyes of someone from her time, and that included the term Indians and being fearful of living near them. Well, at least Claire was concerned. Jamie was a bit more even-keeled. He's practic...

So Many Sad Goodbyes

Days of our Lives: So Many Sad Goodbyes

Season 44, Episode 142: " May 29, 2009 "

They say bad things come in threes. Days of Our Lives proved that during the week of 11-19-18 when not one but three characters exited in as many days.  Thanksgiving 2018 was the first on-screen celebration of the holiday Salem has had in a while, but it was dampened both by how small the celebrations were and the loss of three strong actors. Marci Miller (Abiga...

Rage

Tell Me a Story (US): Rage

Season 1, Episode 4: " Chapter 4: Rage "

Two of the tales have hit their stride by Tell Me a Story Season 1 Episode 4, and it's hard to imagine just how crazy things will become before their gas runs out. Kayla finds trouble at home, at school, and has lost the only two friends she made since moving, so things will be tough for her going forward. Jordan didn't watch enough Dateline or Investigation Discovery to underst...

Thanksgiving and Taking

Murphy Brown: Thanksgiving and Taking

Season 11, Episode 9: " Thanksgiving and Taking "

On Murphy Brown Season 11 Episode 9, the day started funny enough but took a dark turn when ICE showed up at the door. Can we talk about the ICE agents for a minute? We've got the heartless one and the just following orders one. I'm sorry, but nobody is that heartless on Thanksgiving. Seriously. Yes, I believe nosey parkers would call ICE on Thanksgiv...

Ashley

Criminal Minds: Ashley

Season 14, Episode 8: " Ashley "

Finally, an episode that ends with a special event. Rossi popped the question to Krystall, unfortunately after Garcia let loose his secret, on Criminal Minds Season 14 Episode 8. The last time I remember the team celebrating was on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 22, right before the Messiah's cult kidnapped Reid and Garcia. Too often, happiness is elusive for the BAU. ...

The Roundup

The Rookie: The Roundup

Season 1, Episode 5: " The Roundup "

What's the worst thing about breaking up with someone you work with?  Having to continue to see them at work and act like everything is fine. Nothing felt fine for John Nolan and Lucy Chen on The Rookie Season 1 Episode 5. I love John and Lucy. I want to hug both of them because they're hurting and yet I wonder if they really need to be. Did this bre...

Three Dots

New Amsterdam: Three Dots

Season 1, Episode 8: " Love Hurts "

You have to love a show that finds their niche and sticks to it.  New Amsterdam has found a formula that works best for them, and as a result, it has become one of the strongest contenders for best new shows of the Fall.  New Amsterdam Season 1 Episode 8 was another heartwarming installment that left you dabbing at your eyes or at least considering it more than once. Yes, ther...

Six Thanksgivings

This Is Us: Six Thanksgivings

Season 3, Episode 8: " Six Thanksgivings "

Six Thanksgivings. Four great stories.  This Is Us Season 3 Episode 8 attempted one of its biggest feats to date to tell six cohesive, individual stories.  And while I admire the attempt, six was just too many, especially since only four of them made an impact.  While I have been invested in the Vietnam story so far, it just didn't fit in with every other sto...

The Icicle Cometh

The Flash: The Icicle Cometh

Season 5, Episode 6: " The Icicle Cometh "

Well, schrap. I did not see that one coming. Although The Flash Season 5 Episode 6 was a little slower paced than the previous few, it had no shortages of twists and turns. All of which paid off in full. It seems as if Helbing’s method of madness this season is to mix and match the team as much as possible, splitting them up to divide and conquer. Every character ends ...