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The Librarians and the Reunion of Evil

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2016

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The Librarians and the Reunion of Evil

What was supposed to be a simple artifact retrieval turns into anything but for Stone (Christian Kane) and Cassandra (Lindy Booth) who, after retrieving the crystal, are forced to take shelter from a storm in a lodge full of Norse Frost Giants whose hatred of humans is only slightly less potent than their desire to feed from the crystal’s power. Meanwhile, back in the Library, Ezekiel (John Kim) proves Eve‘s (Rebecca Romijn) trust in him correct, both by protecting the egg of the Lochness Monster and in providing valuable intelligence for their missing Librarians (all while appearing to be doing nothing but slacking off as usual).

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Star Wars Rebels – An Inside Man

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2016

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Star Wars Rebels - An Inside Man

After a few weeks of the show getting lost in various sidestories, “An Inside Man” gets back to basics with the Ghost‘s return to Lothal. Based on the intelligence provided by Morad (Liam O’Brien) about a hush-hush project, Ezra (Taylor Gray) and Kanan (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) sneak inside the factory to learn more. Sadly, the rebellious actions of Morad and his co-conspirators bite the Rebels in the ass and the most inconvenient time as Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) arrives in order to investigate the recent sabotage of Imperial weapons and vehicles and punish those responsible.

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Legends of Tomorrow – Invasion!

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2016

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Legends of Tomorrow - Invasion!

I guess it’s not surprising that the the show with the biggest cast would be the one to deal best with the Invasion! crossover, even if that does mean that The CW’s weakest super-hero link provides the best episode of the quartet. The final episode reveals the motives for the Dominators‘ arrival and just what they have planned for the Earth’s meta-human population. The fact that Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) time-divergence is responsible for the Dominators, who after the reveal seem more like timecops than killer monsters, was a bit of a surprise. The demand that Barry turn himself over to the aliens or they would kill all the meta-humans on the planet is awkward (given their fear of meta-humans is there any reason to believe they would be satisfied with only Barry?). In much the same way the logic to beating the aliens is questionable (could they really be certain to get every Dominator?), but it does give Barry and Kara (Melissa Benoist) the chance for more tag-team goodness.

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Eureka – Before I Forget

by Alan Rapp on December 1, 2016

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  • Title: Eureka – Before I Forget
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Eureka - Before I Forget

For Throwback Thursday we take another look back to the First Season of Eureka. “Before I Forget” is an interesting episode as it highlights how one man ruined two lives without either victim realizing it. After the arrival of Henry‘s (Joe Morton) old friends Jason Anderson (Andrew Airlie) and his wife Kim (Tamlyn Tomita) odd events start happening where several characters are unable to account for small blocks of time. This situation comes to a head when Carter (Colin Ferguson) awakes in Cafe Diem after apparently shooting Henry but with no memory of the event or any reliable witness testimony. Realizing Jason must be responsible, Carter and Henry hope to expose him, but the pair are beat out by Kim who discovers her husband has been using his device on her for years, stealing her work, and keeping her from her true love – Henry, and decides to plan a little revenge.

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Arrow – Invasion!

by Alan Rapp on December 1, 2016

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  • Title: Arrow – Invasion!
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Arrow - Invasion!

The Invasion! crossover continues, focusing mainly on current and former Arrow cast members who are abducted by the Dominators and thrown into a virtual-reality world in which Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea‘s (Willa Holland) parents are still alive, Diggle (David Ramsey) is the Green Arrow, and Oliver is set to marry Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Haunted by memory flashes of their true lives, Oliver, Thea, Diggle, Ray (Brandon Routh), and Sara (Caity Lotz) come together to fight their way out of the fake reality and back into the real world where they wake up to discover they are aboard a Dominator mother ship in outer space.

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