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Samurai Jack – Episode IV

by Alan Rapp on June 25, 2016

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode IV: Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites
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Samurai Jack - Episode IV

An initial error in judgement by Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr) is put right in “Episode IV.” Witnessing a runaway Woolie burst through the forest, Jack wrangles the animal and returns it to the mounted Chritchellites who were perusing it on other Woolies. Invited to their village, a starving Jack accepts despite having serious objections to how the the strangers are treating the Woolies. Learning that the Woolies, tortured for the Chritchellites amusement, can speak, Jack decides something must be done about the situation. A dream leads Jack on the proper course of action. Freeing the Woolie he helped capture, Jack and the creature help break the Chritchellites’ dominance of the Woolies, freeing the creatures and sending the aliens back into the spaceships to flee.

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  • Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Welcome to the Hellmouth / The Harvest
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“Into each generation a Slayer is born.”

Buffy - Welcome to the Hellmouth / The Harvest

March 10, 1997. Has it really been that long? Acknowledging the failed movie of the same name, but quickly carving out a name for itself, Buffy the Vampire Slayer brought new life the the horror genre by casting Sarah Michelle Gellar as the chosen Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers. With its non-traditional heroine and unique dialogue, peppered with pop-culture references and dubbed Buffy Slang by fans, the show immediately became a cult hit lasting seven years and spawning a spin-off and multiple comic book series.

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Person of Interest – Return 0

by Alan Rapp on June 23, 2016

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Return 0
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“I don’t know if any of us made it, so let me tell you who we were and how we fought back.”

Person of Interest - Return 0

After five seasons and more than 100 episodes Person of Interest comes to a close with “Return 0.” With both The Machine and Samaritan slowly dying, our ragtag group of heroes have one last mission: destroy the back-up copy of Samaritan to prevent it from ever returning. For Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) this means breaking into the Federal Reserve and infecting Samaritan’s air-gaped servers with the ICE-9 virus. For Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) this means one final shoot-out in the subway. And for The Machine it means chasing Samaritan into space and finding a way to defeat the rival’s final copy aboard a satellite once and for all.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Tick-Tock, Bitches
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Pretty Little Liars - Tick-Tock, Bitches

Pretty Little Liars begins its Seventh Season with Hanna (Ashley Benson) the prisoner of A.D. and the rest of the Liars given 24 hours to find Charlotte‘s real killer if they ever want to see their friend alive again. Stopped from going to the police by the sudden appearance of Mary Drake (Andrea Parker), the twin sister of Jessica DiLaurentis who the Liars believe but can’t prove is the one holding Hanna, the group races against the clock to find some proof that the the most logical suspect, Alison (Sasha Pieterse), killed Charlotte.

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Houdini & Doyle – Strigoi

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2016

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  • Title: Houdini & Doyle – Strigoi
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Houdini & Doyle - Strigoi

A threat against Bram Stoker (Paul Ritter) and the murder of his housekeeper forces Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) to stand-up for his friend while Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) suspect the Dracula author may be the killer they are looking for. Stoker’s behavior of drinking blood and disappearing from a cell in police headquarters don’t help the author’s case.

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