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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Supergirl: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Season 4, Episode 15: " O Brother, Where Art Thou? "

Oh, Lena Luthor. What have you done? What have you unleashed onto National City? Jon Cryer made his highly anticipated debut as sociopath Lex Luthor on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 15, and it was delicious.  I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a Supergirl episode this much. At least not this season.  If you thought Manchester Black and Ben Lockwo...

The New Normal

Madam Secretary: The New Normal

Season 5, Episode 16: " The New Normal "

Madam Secretary never shies away from controversy. Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 16 took on climate change while also indirectly questioning the role of special interest lobbyists in political campaigns. And just when I couldn't hate Mike B more, his dog got sick and broke my heart. Throughout most of this campaign, I've felt that Mike B is the wrong campaign...

Round and Round We Go

Days of our Lives: Round and Round We Go

Season 44, Episode 88: " Mar 16, 2009 "

When Marlena was shot at her own wedding during the summer of 2019 and slipped into a coma, Drake Hogysten (John)'s performance as her grieving almost-husband had me in tears. This repeat performance on Days of Our Lives during the week of 3-11-19 isn't nearly as moving. Hogysten is still putting his heart and soul into John's grief, but we just saw this! The writers seemed to be...

Two-Faced

Blue Bloods: Two-Faced

Season 9, Episode 17: " Two-Faced "

Cop shows often reference the blue wall of silence. Typically, TV cops treat internal affairs officers like dirt, band together to protect each other, and ostracize any officer who doesn't follow the party line. It was refreshing to see Blue Bloods Season 9 Episode 17 approach this kind of story differently. The parallels between Frank's situation and Jamie's ...

Parisian Legend Has It

Dynasty: Parisian Legend Has It

Season 2, Episode 14: " Parisian Legend Has It… "

Well, THAT happened.  Dynasty Season 2 Episode 14 finally brought Adam into the mix, and his entrance will surely go down as one of the most memorable arrivals on TV in quite some time.  Stephen was all over the place. I mean, I figured this George Emerson character was a figment of Stephen\s imagination before Fallon and Sammy Jo even entertained the possibility.  ...

Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli (The Octopus of the Deep Spews its Ink)

Hawaii Five-0: Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli (The Octopus of the Deep Spews its Ink)

Season 9, Episode 19: " Pupuhi ka he'e o kai uli "

Sometimes it's acceptable to minimize the character development in an episode. Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 19 largely focuses on a couple of enjoyable oddball cases. Still, Junior continued to try to get through the wall that his father Natano has built up around himself following the death of Junior's sister Maya. It was poignant to see how discovering his d...

Cross to Bear

Proven Innocent: Cross to Bear

Season 1, Episode 5: " Cross to Bear "

Criminal defense attorneys often take the stand that even personally repulsive clients deserve adequate representation. The idea is that either rights are for everybody or they're for nobody. But what happens if that client shows signs of hating you and all the people like you? Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 5 explored how messy the fight for justice can get when the client in...

Bastien Moreau

The Blacklist: Bastien Moreau

Season 6, Episode 11: " Bastien Moreau (1) "

I love you. Liz said the three most powerful words in the English language to Red on The Blacklist Season 6 Episode 11, and it may have been the last thing he ever heard from the woman he loves more than life. What Liz wanted to know was Red's true identity, but after Red shared with her an emotional story about his childhood while he was enjoying his last meal, she change...

Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 Review

Star Trek: Discovery: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 Review

Season 2, Episode 9: " Project Daedalus "

When we look back on this season, I feel that Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 will be the keystone episode that begins the resolution to all the mysteries that have been introduced. Setting aside the biological element of Section 31, revealing that Control is not a person but a threat assessment program was an elegant finesse that changed the parameters of the conflict Disco...

I Fought The Law

Station 19: I Fought The Law

Season 2, Episode 9: " I Fought The Law "

Everything is nearly back to normal on Station 19 Season 2 Episode 9. Jack and Sullivan are back at work, but their replacements aren't ready to turn their jobs back over to them.  Maya dreads her impending transfer to Station 23, and Pruitt has become attached to the Captain job once again.  We all knew Maya wasn't actually going anywhere.  I'll a...

SVU Season 20 Episode 17 Review

Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 17 Review

Season 20, Episode 17: " Four Cops Shot "

Law & Order: SVU was finally back! So good to see Benson and the rest of the crew again. Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 17 branched off in a billion interesting directions after a little girl was found in a car trunk. But then the final twist belonged on Days of Our Lives instead and seemed to excuse a pedophile's crime because he was also a victim. What? ...

Gintars

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Gintars

Season 6, Episode 10: " Gintars "

Despite having good intentions, Jake manages to get Charles into a sticky situation on Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Episode 10. When Nikolaj's birth father, Gintars, tracks down Charles, Charles is worried that he could lose his son.  Related: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Episode 9 Review: The Golden Child As usual, ...

Let's Just Finish the Dance

Legacies: Let's Just Finish the Dance

Season 1, Episode 14: " Let's Just Finish the Dance "

I remember where I was for my first Miss Mystic Falls. If you watched The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, you likely remember, too.  Fans of the original shows were in for a nostalgia-filled night on Legacies Season 1 Episode 14 as the Salvatore School hosted the annual pageant.  There were familiar elements weaved in like the traditional dance, Caroline's...

Peace of Mind

Supernatural: Peace of Mind

Season 14, Episode 15: " Peace of Mind "

The tall man with beautiful hair indeed. Sam was caught up in an idyllic fantasy on Supernatural Season 14 Episode 15 when he and Cas visited an Arkansas town to investigate a strange death. The duo stepped back in time not only within the story but also with the old-school Supernatural feel of it. It was also a nice change of pace from all the heaviness of this se...

And Dream of Sheep

Grey's Anatomy: And Dream of Sheep

Season 15, Episode 17: " And Dream of Sheep "

It's the season of love, but it has also been the season of family.  It goes to show you love comes in various forms. We can debate all day about the 'ships sailing, but the familial aspect of this season is interesting as well.  Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 17 had the (possible) departures of Vincenzo and Helen, Maggie stepping into a part of her identity, the complex Tow...