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Between the Seats

Madam Secretary: Between the Seats

Season 5, Episode 15: " Between the Seats "

Social media is a powerful tool, and the rise of "citizen journalists" who film what they think is going on has been a concern for years. But never quite like this! Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 15 can be viewed as a cautionary tale. One American teenager's misunderstanding of a situation she filmed and posted caused an international crisis that might have resulted in a young...

Betrayal After Betrayal

Days of our Lives: Betrayal After Betrayal

Season 44, Episode 78: " Mar 2, 2009 "

Nothing quite compares with the pain of being betrayed by someone you love. Betrayals have been a source of drama since Shakespeare's Iago poisoned Othello's mind, if not before. When a betrayal storyline is done well, broken-hearted characters are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, making for compelling drama. Jack's betrayal of JJ set off a chain reaction in w...

A Minor Confession

Proven Innocent: A Minor Confession

Season 1, Episode 3: " A Minor Confession "

Proven Innocent did it again! I'm not just talking about the win Maddie and Easy got in court, either. Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 3 presented another scathing critique of the criminal justice system, deepened the mystery about Rosemary's death, and upped the stakes thanks to Bellow pulling a dirty political trick -- all without being preachy, boring, or contrived. ...

Identity, Pt.2

The Orville: Identity, Pt.2

Season 2, Episode 9: " Identity (2) "

Well, they broke Isaac. It's very clear from The Orville Season 2 Episode 9 that his prolonged exposure to biological lifeforms has irrevocably contaminated his programming. I mean, it's all good considering the Earth and all biological life would've been wiped out if Isaac hadn't made his Hugh of Borg transition. However, my first thought is that his sympathy/affection f...

Please Say No One Else Is Dead

How To Get Away With Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead

Season 5, Episode 15: " Please Say No One Else Is Dead "

Well, that was oddly both predictable and unpredictable all at once.  It wouldn't be a finale without a flashback or two, a red herring or seven and a cliffhanger that spawns a popular hashtag. And How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 15 had it all. So as we come down from the high of those final few minutes, as far as finales go, how does this one measure up? ...

There's a Mummy on Main Street

Legacies: There's a Mummy on Main Street

Season 1, Episode 12: " There's a Mummy on Main Street "

With two out of three Malivore locks down, it's time to entertain the possibility that we could be taking a trip the mystical prison during Legacies Season 1.  Granted, we still have a bunch of episodes before the season finale, but Legacies Season 1 Episode 12 kicked the action into high gear, and while I would usually complain about some of the key players being away from the drama, I'...

We Didn't Start the Fire

Grey's Anatomy: We Didn't Start the Fire

Season 15, Episode 15: " We Didn't Start the Fire "

It's a fantastic time to be a diehard Grey's Anatomy fan.  Whether you were along for the ride from the beginning or hopped onboard somewhere along the way, there is no question that this series is a phenomenon; it's an experience that's rooted so deep into pop culture it's hard to remember a time when the series wasn't in our lives.  Anyone else remembers MerDer come to life i...

Nothing's Shocking

Gotham: Nothing's Shocking

Season 5, Episode 8: " Nothing's Shocking "

Nothing's shocking, indeed. I'm not sure what Gotham intended with Gotham Season 5 Episode 8, but very little happened to move the current story forward. However, there were some strides made in regards to various relationships between the characters of the three different stories that were told this hour. Barbara and Jim, Jim and Bullock, Ed and Oswald, and Alfred an...

Distress Call

Sirens: Distress Call

Season 2, Episode 6: " Screw the One Percent "

Trouble is brewing both on and off land on Siren Season 2 Episode 6. As if the neck snap from Siren Season 2 Episode 5 didn't already have us on the edge of our seats, the series just continues to prove that anything can happen. Literally. Related: Siren Season 2 Episode 5 Review: Primal Instincts  Before we dive...

A Timeline and Place

The Magicians: A Timeline and Place

Season 4, Episode 6: " A Timeline and Place "

We're about halfway through The Magicians fourth season, and The Magicians Season 4 Episode 6 is serving as the perfect middle ground letting the characters rest and breathe and take in their current situation.  The Magicians has always worked well with multiple timelines and stories, but each of these plotlines feels much more separate than any that came before. It's showing some stunni...

Legacy

All American: Legacy

Season 1, Episode 13: " Legacy "

Spencer's dad is back.  We knew this day would come eventually, and now that it's happened, we're left with even more questions.  His surprise return on All American Season 1 Episode 13 threw Spencer off his game, but no matter what is revealed, we know he'll find a way to bounce back.  Spencer is forced to dig deep when his teacher threatens to bench him fo...

The Forgotten

Chicago PD: The Forgotten

Season 6, Episode 16: " The Forgotten "

This is one mayoral fight that I, a resident of Chicago, would like to join. Sign me up, Hank. Let's take Kelton and his posse way down.  Poor Lexie was used as a vessel to involve Hank Voight and Intelligence in the city's politics.  At the beginning of Chicago PD Season 6 Episode 16, Price asked Voight for some campaign help and though Voight initially refus...

Requiem for a Welterweight

Riverdale (US): Requiem for a Welterweight

Season 3, Episode 13: " Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem For A Welterweight "

If the price to join The Farm is drowning, their followers should really reconsider their life choices. Alice nearly became Riverdale's next victim on Riverdale Season 3 Episode 13. Her brush with death came at the hands of her eldest daughter, but it's The Farm that has mass-produced this dangerous line of thinking. The path to "ascension" is a big cost. Alice should count her l...

Plain Clothes Day

The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day

Season 1, Episode 14: " Plain Clothes Day "

Our rookies have survived 100 shifts but little did they realize the 101st would be the most difficult one yet on The Rookie Season 1 Episode 14. Plain Clothes Day proved the observer effect, which means the mere act of watching something will affect what is being observed.  No doubt, our rookies were affected by their observers. They've ridden with their train...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Season 1, Episode 6: " Smells Like Teen Spirit "

Well, that was a surprising turn of events.  Roswell, New Mexico Season 1 Episode 6 was a flashback-heavy installment that took us on a trip to fill in the blanks about what really happened all those years ago.  The biggest surprise? There was no last-minute twist to rule Isobel innocent. I expected someone else to show up at the cave, someone who ...