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  • Title: Elementary – The Best Way Out Is Always Through
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Elementary - The Best Way Out Is Always Through

While working with Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) to investigate the murder of a judge, which may or may not have been committed by a recent prison escapee, Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) learns a disturbing truth about his girlfriend (Afton Williamson) who has hidden from him the fact that she works for Internal Affairs. Deducing the escapee is nothing more than a patsy, and finding her discarded body still on prison grounds, leads Holmes to the real reason behind multiple murders. Marcus’ love life, on the other hand, will take longer to figure out.

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The Blacklist – Quon Zhang

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2015

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Quon Zhang
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The Blacklist - Quon Zhang

While sending Lizzie (Megan Boone) and the FBI after an unusual smuggler who specializes in procuring dead wives for Chinese families hoping to give thier lost sons peace in the afterlife, Reddington (James Spader) enlists the help of Navabi (Mozhan Marnò) to gaslight a member (James A. Stephens) of the Cabal which Reddington belives has hired the latest member of The Blacklist to smuggle a weapon into the United States. It turns out Red is only half right and he may already be too late to stop what the Cabal has planned.

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Person of Interest – Asylum

by Alan Rapp on May 1, 2015

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Asylum
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Person of Interest - Asylum

Pushing forward to what looks like it could be the show’s bleakest season finale yet “Asylum” offers three stories, each of which end badly for our heroes. Given the numbers of both Elias (Enrico Colantoni) and Dominic (Winston Duke), Reese (Jim Caviezel) attempts once again to stop a gang war from fully erupting only to find himself captured along with Elias and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) by the Brotherhood. Control (Camryn Manheim) gets her own subplot as, after finally realizing the truth about Samaritan, continues to root out the computer’s spies within her organization only to learn what Samaritan has planned. And after receiving a phone call confirming Shaw (Sarah Shahi) is still alive and a captive of Decima Technologies, Root (Amy Acker) and Finch (Michael Emerson) walk into a trap forcing The Machine into an impossible choice.

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Arrow – Ah Sah-Him

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2015

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  • Title: Arrow – Ah Sah-Him
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Arrow - Ah Sah-Him

After three weeks of training and brainwashing at the hands of the League of Assassins Ah Sah-Him (Stephen Amell) gets his first assignment from Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable). Ordered to return home to Starling City, Ollie’s mission is to find and neutralize the only rival to his ascension to becoming the next Ra’s al Ghul. Although it takes more than a little convincing, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) finally rallies the remnants of Team Arrow to protect Nyssa (Katrina Law) from the death sentence handed down from her father at the hands of his new protege.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Dirty Half Dozen
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Dirty Half Dozen

The final episode leading up the Avengers: Age of Ultron is only peripherally connected to opening scenes of the film but it does (finally) wind down the S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline (hopefully for good), and, if only for a single episode, reunites Coulson‘s (Clark Gregg) entire team for a suicide mission against HYDRA. Exchanging Fury’s box of secrets to Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) for the chance to lead his team to rescue Deathlok (J. August Richards) and cripple HYDRA’s enhanced soldier program, Coulson gathers together his former team including Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and Skye (Chloe Bennet) who shows up to help save Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) based on the intelligence offered by Raina‘s (Ruth Negga) visions.

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iZombie – Maternity Liv

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2015

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  • Title: iZombie – Maternity Liv
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iZombie - Maternity Liv

Eating the brain of the mother of a newborn baby kicks Liv‘s (Rose McIver) maternal instincts into overdrive while helping Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) solve the woman’s kidnapping and murder (and several others which have ties to at least one other zombie). Thanks to Major (Robert Buckley) enlisting the help of reporter to look into the high number of disappearances Babineaux earns no love from the rest of the department when he’s quoted in an article calling out the department for their lack of interest in the dozens of poor people who have disappeared off the streets in recent weeks.

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The Flash – The Trap

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

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  • Title: The Flash – The Trap
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The Flash - The Trap

With The Flash racing to its First Season finale in three weeks “The Trap” brings the battle between the Flash (Grant Gustin) and the Reverse-Flash front-and-center beginning with the discovery of Harrison Wells‘ (Tom Cavanagh) secret room within S.T.A.R. Labs, confirmation that he’s a time-traveler, and glimpses into various aspects of Barry’s future (not all of which he’s able to properly process). Comparing Cisco‘s (Carlos Valdes) dream to the reality Barry rewrote during his short jump backwards in time the group decides to set a trap for Wells hoping to recreate his confession of the murder of Barry’s mother before the group takes him down.

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Stalker – The Woods

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

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  • Title: Stalker – The Woods
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Stalker - The Woods

After more than two months off the air Stalker returns to conclude the Ray (Eion Bailey) story arc with Beth (Maggie Q) at the mercy of her insane ex-boyfriend who has taken her off the grid in hopes of rekindling a love that died long, long ago. “The Woods” splits time between Beth’s time with Ray in a cabin far off the beaten path and the search by Jack (Dylan McDermott) and Janice (Mariana Klaveno) to find their missing friend.

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Castle – In Plane Sight

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2015

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  • Title: Castle – In Plane Sight
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Castle - In Plane Sight

While “In Plane Sight” is admittedly a bit of a gimmick episode, there’s quite a bit to enjoy as Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) find themselves 30,000 feet in the air aboard a plane with a killer whose ultimate agenda remains unclear. Aboard a transatlantic flight Castle’s help in enlisted by the flight crew after the search for a missing air marshal leads to the discovery of the man’s body in the plane’s cargo hold.

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Battle Creek – Old Wounds

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2015

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  • Title: Battle Creek – Old Flames
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Battle Creek - Old Wounds

Picking up on themes laid in “Old Flames,” Commander Guziewicz’s (Janet McTeer) adopted son (Rotimi) enlists the help of Milt (Tad Hamilton) to look into the deaths of his biological parents after coming to the conclusion that the man convicted of the double-murder may not actually be guilty. Neither Guziewicz nor Russ (Dean Winters) are pleased with with Milt’s decision to reopen the case, although Russ does get some peverse pleasure in attempting to prove his old boss (Michael O’Neill) may have convicted an innocent man of a crime.

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