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Stitchers – Future Tense

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2015

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Stitchers - Future Tense

In an episode that ends the ongoing marriage proposal storyline and reveals Liam (Jack Turner) to viewers to have less-than-honest motivations concerning Kirsten (Emma Ishta), “Future Tense” also sets up next week’s summer finale as the Stitcher team investigate the murder of an online psychic and try to prevent a second murder the dead woman saw in a vision which only Kirsten believes will come to pass.

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Clipped – Mo’s Ma

by Alan Rapp on July 29, 2015

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Clipped - Mo's Ma

In an episode that introduces Dot-Marie Jones as Mo’s (Matt Cook) mother the barber struggles with the news that his parents are getting a divorce after 30 years of marriage. Although Mo can’t see a reason why the marriage is ending ,his co-workers strongly suspect it may having something to do with Mo’s mother being more attracted to the fairer sex. This, of course, leads to plenty of cheap lesbian jokes as the characters dance around the issue without sharing their suspicions with Mo for most of the episode.

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Pretty Little Liars – FrAmed

by Alan Rapp on July 29, 2015

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Pretty Little Liars - FrAmed

The local gallery presenting Aria‘s (Lucy Hale) work as one of four finalists brings the Liars out despite concerns by Ella (Holly Marie Combs) about her daughter’s safety. Tanner‘s (Roma Maffia) heavy police presence keeps the Liars safe but doesn’t stop A from making an appearance as the Liars‘ adversary replaces Aria’s photographs with images from the girls’ captivity. The shock to the system brings Aria momentarily closer to Ezra (Ian Harding) admitting to both herself and her former beau the lingering effects of her captivity and how A was able to ruin on of the happiest moments of her life. The fact that the police are actively searching for Charles DiLaurentis gives the girls some hope, although Alison (Sasha Pieterse) has a far more conflicted reaction to the brother she barely remembers becoming public enemy #1.

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Killjoys – One Blood

by Alan Rapp on July 27, 2015

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Killjoys - One Blood

It’s a bad day for Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) who learns that a mentor (Tony Nappo) she cares for has been targeted by the RAC and the mentor she can’t stand also wants the Killjoy found along with the black-market weapon he stole. While Dutch is forced into service by Khlyen (Rob Stewart), John (Aaron Ashmore) and D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) agree to work with Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) to find the bounty and stop Dutch from doing anything that may land her in deep trouble with the RAC, like helping her old friend escape.

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Rookie Blue – A Real Gentleman

by Alan Rapp on July 27, 2015

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Rookie Blue - A Real Gentleman

Hours before being called on to lead her first big bust Traci (Enuka Okuma) is lured from 15 Division and kidnapped by the rapist 15 has been hunting all season. It takes some time for her colleagues to discover the reason behind Traci’s absence, but 15 Division goes all-in to find their missing officer while Oliver (Matt Gordon) assigns Epstein (Gregory Smith) and Gail (Charlotte Sullivan) to watch Leo (Drew Davis) until their fellow officers can find the boy’s missing mother.

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  • Title: Beauty and the Beast – Bob & Carol & Vincent & Cat
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Beauty and the Beast - Both Sides Now

Tired of living life on the run, Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) decide to go on the offensive and lay a trap for the super-human assassin (Alexander Cendese) who has been on their trail for three days by eloping at Niagara Falls. Despite Catherine’s gung ho attitude, Vincent struggles with the ruse, real or not, especially when it leads down an aisle to a very real minister in a very chintzy chapel.

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Sense8 – Demons

by Alan Rapp on July 24, 2015

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Sense8 - Demons

When Riley‘s (Tuppence Middleton) recent past catches up with her its only her connection to Gorski (Brian J. Smith) that stops the drug dealers from killing her for the stash she disposed of before hopping a plane to London. The pain and shame of her experience also brings Riley into contact with Sun (Doona Bae) who languishes in prison waiting sentencing after assuming responsibility for her brother’s embezzlement. Here Sense8 allows the characters not impart either knowledge or physical ability but emotional comfort to a stranger they somehow know better than their closest friends.

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Stitchers – Fire in the Hole

by Alan Rapp on July 24, 2015

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Stitchers - Fire in the Hole

The poorly-planned procedures and questionable decision making that has been a staple of the Stitchers program since it was introduced in the show’s first episode nearly gets everyone in the lab killed when the group decides to stitch into a recently-deceased scientist carrying a deadly virus that their systems were unable to detect. Quarantined and cut-off from the outside world attempt to make peace with their circumstances while studying the scientist’s final moments in hopes of discovering a cure. Far less tense than it should be, “Fire in the Hole” never sells us on the idea that any of the characters are in any real danger (even with the added number of lab stand-ins in the episode).

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  • Title: Dragons: Race to the Edge – When Darkness Falls
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Dragons: Race to the Edge - When Darkness Falls

The search for a temporary base to continue their exploration of the maps held inside the Dragon Eye leads Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his friends to a small island inhabited by chickens and a group of small nocturnal dragons who band together and swarm around a leader, named Smidvarg by Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), to form the appearance of a far more imposing giant dragon to ward off predators (such as the Changewings who prey on the weaker dragons).

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  • Title: Clipped – World’s Rudest Barber
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Clipped - World's Rudest Barber

After a couple of lackluster episodes, Clipped finds the funny with “World’s Rudest Barber.” Charmaine’s (Diona Reasonover) notoriety for being rude to customers gets her fired from the barbershop, but only until Ben (Ryan Pinkston) discovers he can re-brand his business and cash-in on the notoriety. Of course it doesn’t take long for Buzzy’s to become a toxic work environment even Charmaine begins to rebel against.

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