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Person of Interest – Skip

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2015

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Person of Interest - Skip

While Reese (Jim Caviezel) deals with women trouble protecting his latest number, Finch (Michael Emerson) gets a number of his own whose threat comes directly from him. Immeadiately after sitting down to dinner with Beth (Jessica Hecht) the Machine spits out her number. With Root‘s (Amy Acker) interest piqued, Finch is forced to reveal the true nature of his relationship with Beth who he befriended solely to use as a way to install a Trojan Horse inside Samaritan via her now completed predictive algorithm. Now that Decima has become interested in her technology, with his hidden program inside, it seems the time to strike. However, one member of the team isn’t willing to live with the consequences of Finch’s plan.

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Arrow – Suicidal Tendencies

by Alan Rapp on March 26, 2015

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Arrow - Suicidal Tendencies

Ra’s al Ghul‘s (Matt Nable) attempts to force Oliver (Stephen Amell) to accept his offer lead to more dead bodies with green arrows stuck out of their chests. Pledging to bring the vigilante to justice, Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) takes his new A.T.O.M. suit for a spin only to discover the true identity of the man under the hood. Despite a pair of confrontations, both in and out of costume, the heroes eventually come to an understanding although the episode’s closing scene suggests thing are going to get far worse for Oliver and his friends before the situation with the League of Assassins is resolved.

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  • Title: iZombie – Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?
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iZombie - Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?

The second episode of iZombie settles into the murder-of-the-week template of having a coroner’s assistant, who is actually a zombie, but pretending to be a psychic, help a police detective (Malcolm Goodwin) solve murders after eating the brains of the victim. This week those brains involve a murdered artist whose passionate nature influences Liv (Rose McIver) to begin painting as well as reconsider her very practical reasoning for staying away from her former fiance Major (Robert Buckley) so as to not accidentally zombify him as well.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Welcome to the Dollhouse
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Pretty Little Liars - Welcome to the Dollhouse

As expected, the Pretty Little Liars season finale “Big A Reveal” wasn’t what fans were expecting, but that doesn’t mean serious ground wasn’t made in the final episode of the show’s Fifth Season. There were three reveals to discuss. The first, that someone connected to the DiLarentis family named Charles is likely A raises more questions than it answers (and could quite easily be nothing more than the show’s latest red herring). The second involves the surprise return of another character from the dead. It’s the third, however, which is the important reveal as Peter (Nolan North) and Veronica Hastings (Lesley Fera) and Linda Tanner (Roma Maffia) all learn of the existence of A and get a good look at the horror the Liars‘ nemesis has put the girls through. Although the season ends on a cliffhanger with the fate of Mona (Janel Parrish) and all the Liars in doubt, the army against A has grown considerably over the course of a single episode.

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The Flash – Rogue Time

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2015

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The Flash - Rogue Time

“Rogue Time” isn’t a bad episode by any stretch of the imagination but it’s hard not to feel disappointed when it undoes so much of what made last week’s show the best episode of the series so far. Stuck “a day and some change” in the past, Barry (Grant Gustin) has the chance to relive the events the past two days. Despite warnings from Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) about not diluting the time steam with any changes, Barry chooses to act on his knowledge of the past taking down Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre) before he can threaten Joe (Jesse L. Martin) or paralyze Singh (Patrick Sabongui).

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  • Title: Scorpion – Young Hearts Spark Fire
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Scorpion - Young Hearts Spark Fire

Team Scorpion is hired to find a church group of lost hikers in the Los Angeles wilderness who have been missing for 36 hours. The situation is further complicated when the team’s helicopter goes down starting a wildfire that quickly spreads. The (latest) life or death situation, which thankfully this week doesn’t have any global consequences, allows Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) to continue to chip away at Happy‘s (Jadyn Wong) reluctance to date and for Walter (Elyes Gabel) to seriously consider Toby’s diagnosis that he’s in love with Paige (Katharine McPhee).

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Castle – At Close Range

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2015

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  • Title: Castle – At Close Range
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“You texted Castle and not me?”
“Well, when you have a crazy theory you don’t call the voice of reason.”

Castle - At Close Range

One late night of Ryan‘s (Seamus Dever) part-time work as a security guard for his brother-in-law’s (David Conrad) company ends in tragedy when the Congressman (Ricardo Chavira) he was protecting and the speaker (Annie Little) at the event are both shot on his watch. Based on descriptions from both Ryan and the Congressman of a radical blogger (Charlie Hofheimer) fleeing the scene, the NYPD is able identify the likely shooter although Ryan channels his inner Castle (Nathan Fillion) and believes there’s far more to the story and the blogger, despite his motive and actions, is nothing more than the perfect fall guy for the crime.

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Battle Creek – Heirlooms

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2015

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  • Title: Battle Creek – Man’s Best Friend
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Battle Creek - Heirlooms

Despite learning something about his new FBI buddy’s past last week that doesn’t stop Russ (Dean Winters) from continuing to pry and illicit information from Milton Chamberlain (Tad Hamilton) about what really brought him to Battle Creek, Michigan. While working to solve a case involving the natural death of a rich old man and the brutal murder of a former hooker (which takes them a little too long to find the proper motive of greed) the pair trade a few lies about their pasts leaving no one the wiser.

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  • Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Casey Jones VS. The Underworld
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Casey Jones VS. The Underworld

Left out of all the city-saving action in Dimension X, Casey Jones (Josh Peck) works to prove himself which isn’t helped when he’s taken down by the new leader of the Purple Dragons (much to the delight of the Turtles). As Leonardo (Seth Green), Raphael (Sean Astin), Michelangelo (Greg Cipes), and Donatello‘s (Rob Paulsen) spend most of the episode cleaning their home the episode follows Casey on his various adventures including picking fights with the Purple Dragons and the Shredder (Kevin Michael Richardson).

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – Poor Unfortunate Soul
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Once Upon a Time - Poor Unfortunate Soul

The search for the mysterious Author continues in an episode that features a pair of storylines involving Ursula (Merrin Dungey) and her connection to Hook (Colin O’Donoghue). While the flashbacks focus on the pair’s previous meeting and Ursula loosing her most precious gift, the present day storyline centers on Hook attempting to make amends for his previous actions and, in so doing, learning just what Ursula, Cruella De Vil (Victoria Smurfit), Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten), and Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) are truly after.

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