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Longmire – Harvest

by Alan Rapp on July 22, 2014

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  • Title: Longmire – Harvest
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Longmire - Harvest

When a prison road gang discovers part of a dead body Walt (Robert Taylor) and Vic (Katee Sackhoff) head out into the field despite the trouble night’s events and the lasting effects of a grazed bullet wound and concussion. The victim’s widow (Jennifer Parsons) and daughter (Mandy Brown) point the sheriff in the direction at the owner of the land (Larry Clarke) who had been trying to slowly force the family into bankruptcy and when that failed, they believe, he finally took a more permanent approach to the situation.

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  • Title: Wander Over Yonder – The Party Animal
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Wander Over Yonder - The Party Animal

Although the character of Emperor Awesome (Sam Riegel) has appeared in a pair of previously-aired episodes in small roles as a rival of Lord Hater, we haven’t been given a good look at what makes the character tick until now. “The Party Animal” finds Wander (Jack McBrayer) and Sylvia (April Winchell) on a peaceful world invaded by Emperor Awesome and his Fist Fighters to throw one of Awesome’s legendary (and literal) planet-ending parties.

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Batman – Pretty Poison

by Alan Rapp on July 20, 2014

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  • Title: Batman: The Animated Series – Pretty Poison
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Batman - Pretty Poison

In honor of Batman‘s 75th Anniversary we turn out attention back to the Dark Knight’s more memorable moments on the big and small screen with another episode from Batman: The Animated Series. “Pretty Poison” introduces us not only to Poison Ivy (Diane Pershing) for the first time but also Gotham’s new District Attorney Harvey Dent (Richard Moll) who is dating Pamela Isley at the beginning of the episode unaware of the woman’s true motives. When Harvey is poisoned at dinner by an unusual toxin derived from an extinct rose, Batman (Kevin Conroy) begins taking a closer look at his friend’s main squeeze.

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Two Truths and a Lie
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Rookie Blue - Two Truths and a Lie

Picking up the thread of last week’s episode, 15 Division comes together to search for the man (Andrew Butcher) who they believe murdered and stuffed a beloved teacher into the trunk of his own car. Believing the recently-pardoned convict may have been doing a favor for a friend on the inside, Swarek (Ben Bass) and Andy (Missy Peregrym) begin questioning suspects in the prison who knew the man best.

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  • Title: Batman – Instant Freeze / Rats Like Cheese
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Batman - Rats Like Cheese

In honor of Batman‘s 75th Anniversary we continue to look back at the more memorable moments on the big and small screen. The seventh and eighth episodes of 1966 Batman TV-series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin introduced Mr. Freeze (George Sanders) for the first time. Te show used the classic origin of the criminal scientist Mr. Zero (whose renaming here stuck in comics as well) as an evil scientist whose lab accident caused the cold-blooded scientist to need to wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive. In a twist, the show made Batman responsible for the accident (at least in Freeze’s mind). As with the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of the character in Batman & Robin, this version is also obsessed with stealing diamonds.

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Wander Over Yonder – The Void

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2014

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  • Title: Wander Over Yonder – The Void
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Wander Over Yonder - The Void

The discovery of a doorway in the middle of space piques Wander‘s (Jack McBrayer) curiosity. Despite Sylvia‘s (April Winchell) misgivings, the pair step out of their own universe and into a white void where anything the either Wander or his best friend think about becomes reality. Although Wander takes to the new adventure with relish, after a while Sylvia grows restless with the new reality – especially when the pair lose the door back to their own universe.

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Graceland – H-A-Double-P-Y

by Alan Rapp on July 18, 2014

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  • Title: Graceland – H-A-Double-P-Y
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Graceland - H-A-Double-P-Y

Mike‘s (Aaron Tveit) Washington D.C. and Graceland lives collide with the arrival of Jessica Foster (Emily Rose) who puts Paige‘s (Serinda Swan) investigation into the human trafficking of Eastern European girls on hold while pushing Mike to make a hard connection between Carlito Solano (Erik Valdez) and the drug smuggling in the passenger buses. Forced to physically attack Carlito to stop the crazy would-be drug lord from killing his sister, Johnny (Manny Montana) is forced to go to extremes and play on Carlito’s obvious attraction to the undercover agent.

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Perception – Eternity

by Alan Rapp on July 17, 2014

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  • Title: Perception – Eternity
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Perception - Eternity

While being forced to take in his father (Peter Coyote), who was already difficult to live with before his onset of Alzheimer’s, Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is brought in by Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) on a locked room mystery involving a neuroscientist (Paul Cassell) who was murdered inside his own safe room. Leaving Lewicki (Arjay Smith) to deal with a father he never could, Pierce dives head first into a case that will test his distrust of technology and force him to reevaluate just how big a problem his father’s mental illness has become (and not just the “humorous” moments like walking around the house naked).

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Run, Ali, Run
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Pretty Little Liars - Run, Ali, Run

The destruction of Toby‘s (Keegan Allen) childhood home and the return of A leaves the Liars scrambling for answers. Picking up the pieces of the show’s 100th episode, Alison (Sasha Pieterse) plans to leave Rosewood and Hanna (Ashley Benson) is inclined to help her (although it has more to do with Hanna’s uneasiness to what Alison’s return has done to her personality than for her friend’s safety). Getting wind of their plans, Emily (Shay Mitchell) steps in to stop Alison slinking back in the shadows at the opportune time to rescue her friend and stop A, or one of their enemy’s minions, from choking the life out of Ali in her own home.

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Covert Affairs – Silence Kit

by Alan Rapp on July 16, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Silence Kit
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Covert Affairs - Silence Kit

After Annie (Piper Perabo) is caught in a traffic accident while trailing a member of the NSA (Michael Cram) who Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) source believes in the leak responsible for the attack on the CIA Chicago field office, Covert Affairs takes the time for Annie’s heart-to-heart with her handler discussing her medical condition and how it was diagnosed and treated with the help of Eyal (Oded Fehr). Fearing the hospital blood work might expose the secret she’s worked so hard to conceal, and end her role as a field operative, Annie redoubles her efforts to prove her theory before her medical records make it to Joan‘s (Kari Matchett) desk.

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