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Arrow – Draw Back Your Bow

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2014

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  • Title: Arrow – Draw Back Your Bow
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Arrow - Draw Back Your Bow

Of all the DC characters I thought about Arrow bringing into the fold I never assumed they’d use Cupid, but the character fits in rather well. Created in 2009 as Green Arrow’s #1 obsessed fan, Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick) makes her way to Starling City in the latest episode of the season as a former police officer with obessessive-compulsive disorder whose affections become focused on Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) after he saves her life during a flashback to last season’s finale. Reborn as an archer with heart-shaped arrowheads, Cupid returns to town to woo her would-be lover by killing a path through the city.

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Person of Interest – Point of Origin

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2014

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Person of Interest - Point of Origin

Using a temporary assignment as a trainer at the police academy to keep an eye on the latest number, Reese (Jim Caviezel) soon discovers the cadet (Adria Arjona) isn’t a green recruit but an officer in Internal Affairs looking for a mole for the Brotherhood inside the academy. When she’s framed for the death of her handler, Reese and Fusco work to bring down the man responsible which leads Shaw to make a discovery about her old friend Mini (Winston Duke) who is much more than he appeared to be during their first meeting.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Things We Bury
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Things We Bury

While Ward (Brett Dalton) uses his new freedom to reconnect with his brother (Tim DeKay), and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) attempts to interrogate a few interesting facts from their new HYDRA prisoner (Simon Kassianides), Coulson (Clark Gregg) rallies the troops in the race to find the mysterious city before their enemies. Overly-goofy in spots and brutal in others, tonally “The Things We Bury” is a bit of a mess, however it does offer a little more information about the season arc, its main villain, and even gives us an entire subplot starring Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).

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The Flash – The Flash is Born

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2014

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  • Title: The Flash – The Flash is Born
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The Flash - The Flash is Born

While introducing another of the Scarlet Speedster’s lesser villains and providing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) the opportunity to stand-up to his old childhood bully for the first time, “The Flash is Born” is more memorable for the time spent on the First Season’s ongoing storylines. As the name of the episode suggests, “The Flash is Born” finally gets rid of “The Streak” and properly dubs the Fastest Man Alive with public moniker of the Flash.

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Scorpion – Rogue Element

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2014

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Scorpion - Rogue Element

Scorpion’s latest assignment is personal to Cabe (Robert Patrick) who answers a distress call from his estranged ex-wife he hasn’t spoken to in 15 years. Stumbling over some irregularities at her law firm, Rebecca’s (Jessica Tuck) life is even greater danger once the team connects a high-powered PAC with the assassination of a local congressman. To keep the woman safe the team will have to break back into her firm, steal the proof, decrypt it, and stay one-step ahead of men hired to clean-up the situation and leave no witnesses.

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Castle – Once Upon a Time in the West

by Alan Rapp on November 18, 2014

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  • Title: Castle – Once Upon a Time in the West
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Castle - Once Upon a Time in the West

Yee-haw! To solve a murder of a woman who was poisoned in Arizona only to die several hours later after getting off a plane in New York, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) head west to honeymoon at a dude ranch in hopes of discovering what led to the young woman’s death. Although Castle is far more psyched about the dude ranch than Beckett, the rustic old west adventure grows on the detective (even if she does expect a real honeymoon somewhere down the line).

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Once Upon a Time – Smash the Mirror

by Alan Rapp on November 18, 2014

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – Smash the Mirror
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Once Upon a Time - Smash the Mirror

Failing to control her powers, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) turns to Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) for help to take her magic away. Seizing on the opportunity to acquire the magic energy necessary to fill the hat and move one-step closer to breaking the dagger’s control of him, Mr. Gold happily obliges (although he does fail to mention he plans to trap Emma inside the magic hat along with her magic). Although he’s sat on the sidelines for most of the season, helping out here or there when it benefited him most, the true faces of Rumpelstiltskin emerges here as the villain plans to sacrifice his grandson’s mother for his own ends and collect the other necessary ingredient for his spell: the heart of Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue).

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Starlings of the Slipstream
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Covert Affairs - Starlings of the Slipstream

With McQuaid (Nic Bishop) recovering from the shooting, Annie (Piper Perabo) turns her attention to Auggie (Christopher Gorham) whose behavior following his friend’s unexpected death has gotten him a week suspension from Langley. Doing a little late-night reconissence work of her own, Annie discovers Auggie was right to be suspicious of the apparent suicide. Heading to Germany, Annie asks McQuaid to keep her best-friend safe knowing that he is now the last surviving member of a unit that Aleksandre Belenko’s (Shawn Dowyle) attacks have been killing off.

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White Collar – Return to Sender

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2014

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White Collar - Return to Sender

After wrapping up the remaining threads of last season and introducing the possibility of Neal (Matt Bomer) finally winning his freedom last week, Neal’s mission to take down the secret organization of thieves known as the Pink Panthers begins in earnest with the return of old enemy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall). When Keller doesn’t expose Neal’s work with the FBI, and given that Russian officials state the man is still in prison, Neal deduces Keller has struck his own deal with Interpol to take down the Panthers opening the door to an explosive partnership that both men aren’t likely to survive unsinged.

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Wander Over Yonder – The Date

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2014

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

Lord Hater‘s (Keith Ferguson) anger at being stood up on a blind date puts the fate of an entire planet in danger and forces Sylvia (April Winchell) to take on the role of “Linguini von Breadstick” and keep the villain calm through the worst date of her life.

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