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Elementary – Hurt Me, Hurt You

by Alan Rapp on May 22, 2017

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  • Title: Elementary – Hurt Me, Hurt You
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Elementary - Hurt Me, Hurt You TV review

Elementary‘s season finale wraps up the the gang storyline which began with the introduction of Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis). A brewing gang war between the group Shinwell hoped to take down and a rival gang has the whole city on edge. Discovering events began with the abduction and murder of the sister of a rival gang leader, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) watch as Tyus Wilcox (Stephen Rider) turns events to his advantage, cutting a deal with the District Attorney to avoid prosecution and help stop a gang war. With Holmes distracted by events he refuses to share with his partner, Watson digs deeper to find justice for Shinwell.

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Samurai Jack – Episode CI

by Alan Rapp on May 22, 2017

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Samurai Jack - Episode CI television review

“Episode CI” offers a bittersweet ending to the tale of the time-displaced samurai warrior that began on August 10, 2001. With Jack (Phil LaMarr) captured all eyes turn to Aku (Greg Baldwin) who broadcasts his victory across the entire world. The final episode brings in several faces we’ve seen over the course of the series including a personal favorite of mine in the forest creatures that once taught Jack to jump good. Rising to the call, all of those once saved by Jack attack Aku giving Jack a fighting chance. While not in any serious threat, the sheer number of Woolies, Scotsmen, Spartans, Canine Archaeologists, Archers, Triseraquins, the giant Robo Samurai, and others do provide the momentary distraction for Jack to reach the Aku-controlled Ashi (Tara Strong) who not only discovers her free will but also the fact that she shares Aku’s powers – which include the ability to create a time portal.

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Arrow – Missing

by Alan Rapp on May 19, 2017

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Arrow - Missing television review

Desperation makes strange bedfellows. As Oliver‘s (Stephen Amell) loved ones start going missing in a coordinated attack planned by the imprisoned Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra), our hero is forced to procure Chase’s release and put together his own team to take on the likes of Chase, Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig), Black Siren (Katie Cassidy), and Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin).

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Man Behind the Shield
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - World's End television review

It’s fitting that the end to an up-and-down season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would have it’s share of highs and lows as well. Connecting back the first-half of the season, the return of Ghost Rider gives Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team an easy out to destroy Aida (Mallory Jansen) and her creations. I certainly wasn’t clamoring for the character’s return, and I’m already sick and tired of the gimmick of Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) temporarily passing the Spirit of Vengeance to another host (this marks the second time the show has used this cheat this season). The episode wraps up the threat of Aida and her murderous rampage, but not the after-effects of a plan already put into action.

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Lucifer – God Johnson

by Alan Rapp on May 18, 2017

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Lucifer - God Johnson television review

I’ve been looking forward to this episode since the moment I heard about the casting. I did have some trepidation as to Lucifer actually exploring God in human form as much of the show’s premise relies on him to be an absentee parent. With “God Johnson” the show’s writers get to have their cake and eat it to while providing both a cathartic reunion of sorts for Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and dear old dad while finding a way to still keep God far removed from the daily life of his son and his Los Angeles shenanigans.

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