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Legion – Chapter 3

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2017

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  • Title: Legion – Chapter 3
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“Everybody in here keeps saying that I’m sane. What if they’re wrong?”

Legion - Chapter 3 television review

Leave to the craziest character to make the most logical deduction. Ever since he left the mental institution, David (Dan Stevens) has been surrounded by people telling him that he isn’t sick and that all his episodes and mental problems are only manifestations of his powers which he never properly learned to deal with and control. The idea that no one, other than David himself, has raised is that it isn’t necessarily and either/or proposition. Mutant or schizophrenic? Why can only one of those be true? Just because he’s a mutant doesn’t necessarily mean he doesn’t also have mental issues. And if a mutant of David’s ability is indeed crazy, what does that mean for the world?

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The Flash – Attack on Gorilla City

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2017

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  • Title: The Flash – Attack on Gorilla City
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The Flash - Attack on Gorilla City television review

The first-half a a two-part event, “Attack on Gorilla City” finally offers the return of Grodd (David Sobolov). The arrival of Jesse (Violett Beane) on Earth-1 prompts Barry (Grant Gustin), Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and Julian (Tom Felton) to head to Earth-2 to rescue her father who is being held captive in Gorilla City. I’ve been waiting the better part of a year for Grodd’s return, and the episode doesn’t disappoint. Not only one of Barry’s strongest adversaries, Grodd is one of his smartest which is highlighted here in his manipulation of events leading Barry to cause the very event he was attempting to prevent.

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  • Title: Scorpion – Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap
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Scorpion - Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap television review

A mission to Greenland to fix world’s seed trust turns unexpectedly dangerous when Happy (Jadyn Wong), Sylvester (Ari Stidham), and Cabe (Robert Patrick) are all exposed to spores which begin to make them individually hallucinate their deepest fears (which turn out to be more cute than macabre). For Cabe this means getting stuck in a sitcom where the age difference between he and his latest lady friend becomes the stuff of canned laughter. For Sly it means being scared by a room full of hallucinatory chickens. And Happy finds herself back in the orphanage where no one wants to adopt her.

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Supergirl – Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

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  • Title: Supergirl – Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk
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Supergirl - Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk TV review

Love is in the air in Supergirl‘s Valentine’s Day episode. Unfortunately for everyone but Winn (Jeremy Jordan) the stench is a bit hard to bear. The arrival of the Fifth-Dimensional imp Mr. Mxyzptlk (Peter Gadiot), who declares his love for Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), throws a wrench into Kara and Mon-El‘s (Chris Wood) romance before it even gets started. Mxyzptlk’s attempts to prove himself, and Mon-El’s attempts to kill him, force Kara to make some drastic moves to keep the Daxamite at arms length while finding just the right motivation to send her would-be suitor back to the Fifth Dimension.

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Elementary – Rekt in Real Life

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

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  • Title: Elementary – Rekt in Real Life
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Elementary - Rekt in Real Life television review

The murder of a former gamer (Bobby Moreno) turned online personality and agent for eSports during his live streaming sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) in search of the victim’s missing client, an Inuit (Connor Johnston) who Sherlock believes has been framed for the crime. The true motive takes more than a little untangling as the detectives slowly unravel the motives which it turns out don’t have to deal with a $2,000,000 cash prize, cut-throat competition, human traffickers, or prostitution, but instead involve land rights in the missing gamer’s hometown. There are certainly some interesting pieces here, but it turns out some of the red herrings and wrong turns are more interesting than the final reveal.

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