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The Crazy Ones – The Lighthouse

by Alan Rapp on April 20, 2014

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The Crazy Ones - The Lighthouse

The First Season finale pits partner against partner when Gordon (Brad Garrett) finalizes a deal to sell the company to foreign investors for $47 million. With Simon (Robin Williams) unwilling to give up creative control of the business he founded, Gordon calls for a vote of the board of directors which brings Simon’s ex-wife (Marilu Henner), and Sydney‘s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) mother, back to town.

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  • Title: Scandal – The Price of Free and Fair Election
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Scandal - The Price of Free and Fair Election

Picking up only moments after the close of the previous episode when Cyrus (Jeff Perry) chose to not tell the President (Tony Goldwyn) about the bombing planned at the funeral which he hoped would take care of the Fitz’s rivals, Scandal closes its Third Season with an emotional roller-coaster of a season finale full of twists, turns, and an ending that leaves the future of multiple characters in serious doubt. Immeadiately backfiring, and apparently handing the election to Sally Langston (Kate Burton) who survives the attack in heroic fashion pulling well ahead in all polling, both Cyrus and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) are forced to admit defeat as election day looms.

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The Crazy Ones – The Monster

by Alan Rapp on April 19, 2014

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  • Title: The Crazy Ones – The Monster
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The Crazy Ones - The Monster

While Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) dates a neighbor who everyone but her realizes is gay and Zach (James Wolk), while also unknowingly spends time with a single gay man with the hots for him, becomes increasingly jealous with all the time Andrew (Hamish Linklater) is spending with Allie (Tiya Sircar) instead of him, Simon (Robin Williams) rallies the troops for a pro bono assignment to save a small town library in Illinois from closing.

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Community – Basic Sandwich

by Alan Rapp on April 18, 2014

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  • Title: Community – Basic Sandwich
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Community - Basic Sandwich

Concluding the show’s Fifth Season, “Basic Sandwich” finds the Save Greendale Committee searching the campus for the hidden computer lab of the college’s founder (Chris Elliott) who disappeared in the 1970s (along with an entire wing of the school) while doing research on computer intelligence capable of emotion. Realizing that the circuitry of this creation was made almost entirely out of gold, the group searches frantically for treasure which they could use to stop Subway from buying the campus.

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Arrow – The Man Under the Hood

by Alan Rapp on April 17, 2014

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  • Title: Arrow – The Man Under the Hood
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Arrow - The Man Under the Hood

With Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) missing, Thea (Willa Holland) still pissed at him for hiding her parentage, his family facing potential financial ruin, Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne) in prison, and Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) in complete control of Queen ConsolidatedOliver (Stephen Amell) and his team turn their attention to an enemy they can fight: Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). Bombing his former company’s applied sciences wing, Oliver, Sara (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) prevent Slade from getting his hands on the equipment he needs to synthesize the super-soldier serum and create his new army.

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Death Benefit
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Person of Interest - Death Benefit

With Shaw (Sarah Shahi) on a road trip with Root (Amy Acker) to deal with a relevant number, Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese (Jim Caviezel) take a trip to Washington to protect a Congressman (John Heard). Not able to get close enough to determine the threat, Reese stages a shooting that allows Finch to implant him as the Congressman’s new Secret Service protection agent. The threat he and Finch actually discover, however, is unlike any The Machine has given them before.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Providence
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Providence

With S.H.I.E.L.D. loosing all but a handful of their facilities around the world to HYDRA and the U.S. Government officially branding it as a spy organization and sending troops to take over control of The Hub, Coulson (Clark Gregg) enacts Odyssey Protocol ordering all loyal agents to go to ground while ordering Skye (Chloe Bennet) to erase any record connecting any member of his team to S.H.I.E.L.D., and Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt), flying them all out on his damaged, but still (mostly) operational, plane.

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Bones – The Cold in the Case

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2014

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  • Title: Bones – The Cold in the Case
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Bones - The Cold in the Case

While the Jeffersonian squints deal with a confounding body found in a suburban marsh, which only begins to make sense once they discover that the woman’s body had been cryogenically frozen for months before her body was dumped, Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Vaziri‘s (Pej Vahdat) relationship goes through a rough patch with the arrival of his disapproving parents (Pej Vahdat, Braeden Marcott) with whom Arastoo has never gotten along.

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Lois & Clark – Fly Hard

by Alan Rapp on April 15, 2014

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  • Title: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Fly Hard
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Fly Hard

Our look back at the Superman‘s more memorable moments on both the big and small screen continues with “Fly Hard.” The final Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode before the First Season’s two-part finale, “Fly Hard” offered the opportunity for all of the show’s regular cast to play multiple roles when the Daily Planet staff, along with Lex Luthor (John Shea), are taken hostage by a group of armed robbers (led by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Beltran) searching for the legendary safe of former mob boss Dragon Eddie (Shea).

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Silver Wings of Time
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The Mentalist - Silver Wings of Time

The investigation into the bombing of a bus stop planned to kill only a single victim leads the FBI to look into the case of a death row inmate (Oscar Torre) who the recent victim was trying to get released from prison before his schedule execution in only three days time. Tracking down the woman (Angelique Cabral) hired by a private eye to steal the victim’s briefcase seconds before the explosion doesn’t deliver any hard answers but does lead Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar) to suspect the proof the victim was gathering to stop the state of Texas from executing an innocent man must have been worth killing for.

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