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Arrow – Nanda Parbat

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

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Arrow - Nanda Parbat

Recent revelations and uncovered secrets prove to have consequences which will begin with Thea (Willa Holland) turning Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) over to Nyssa (Katrina Law) and the League of Assassins and lead Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to Nanda Parbat and face-to-face with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) who, rather than torture the archer (as he’s done with Merlyn), makes Ollie an offer he may not be able to refuse.

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Person of Interest – Blunt

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

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Person of Interest - Blunt

“Blunt” gives Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) a new number in a college con woman who, based on what we’ve seen here, is likely to be the show’s latest recurring character. In Harper (Annie Ilonzeh) the show introduces another character who lives in shades of gray and could easily become ally or enemy of Finch and Reese as we see her hedge her bets and expertly play both sides when Reese attempts to free the woman and her patsy from their dealings with Dominic (Winston Duke) and the Brotherhood.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter – Valediction

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2015

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Marvel's Agent Carter - Valediction

Agent Carter‘s season finale showcases the strengths and weaknesses of the show’s First Season. Despite offering Peggy (Hayley Atwell) some actual field work and acknowledgement from her comrades in the SSR, the season ends with yet another reminder of the times and circumstances Peggy finds herself stuck in suggesting little will change should the show return for a Second Season. The final scene involving Peggy and Angie‘s (Lyndsy Fonseca) future living arrangements (the exact arrangements Peggy turned down in the Pilot) suggests we may see more of Fonseca should the show return but I’m not sure that’s enough to bring me back for another go around.

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Pretty Little Liars – Bloody Hell

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2015

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Pretty Little Liars - Bloody Hell

As the Liars visit Alison (Sasha Pieterse) in jail for the first time since her arrest for Mona‘s (Janel Parrish) murder, now finally understanding that their friend isn’t A, their unknown enemy begins targeting the girls and their families once again. Spencer (Troian Bellisario), who is pushed into an Oxford interview by her mother, discovers A’s influence stretches all the way to London where a bloody mess destroys her college interview and leaves the most level-headed Liar in a state of panic.

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Scorpion – Going South

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2015

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Scorpion - Going South

Walter‘s (Elyes Gabel) zealous nature to promote Scorpion leads the team into another dangerous situation when they accept a job from a billionaire tech mogul to find his daughter Zoe (Mia Serafino) who was kidnapped in Mexico by a drug cartel. Finding themselves stranded miles from town south of the border without the ransom money, which was taken from them by a different band of local criminals, the team has six hours to retrieve the stolen ransom money or find the kidnappers before their time runs out.

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Castle – The Wrong Stuff

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2015

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Castle - The Wrong Stuff

Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) goes to Mars (or at least to Mars One). The latest episode of Castle gives us a locked room mystery with a Castle twist when one of the astronauts in a simulated Mars mission turns up dead. Getting the chance to enter the simulation to investigate, a giddy Castle follows Beckett (Stana Katic) into the man-created Martian landscape in search of a killer.

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Star Wars Rebels – Rebel Resolve

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2015

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Star Wars Rebels - Rebel Resolve

Despite Hera‘s (Vanessa Marshall) orders to lay low, Ezra (Taylor Gray) easily talks Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Chopper, and Zeb (Steven Blum) into rescuing Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who is being held, and tortured, by Grand Moff Tarkin (Stephen Stanton) and the Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs). Not knowing where to start, Ezra is forced to reveal his secret to Vizago (Keith Szarabajka) and agree to I.O.U. likely to bite the young padawan in the ass in the near future (if he lives long enough).

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Hawaii Five-0 – Nanahu

by Alan Rapp on February 23, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Nanahu

There are three stories of interest in the latest episode of Hawaii Five-0 which includes the return of a recurring character and two new guest-stars. In the case of the week Five-0 works with ATF Agent Kathy Millford (Melina Kanakaredes) who has come to the island to track down a serial arsonist and murderer now setting fires in Hawaii to watch young couples burn alive. Despite lying to Five-0 about being there in an official capacity, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his team accept the assistance of Millford whose knowledge of the arsonist proves invaluable (and also puts her in danger when the man targets a hotel for his next arson).

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Scandal – No More Blood

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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“You saved me. I never thought I’d have the chance to return the favor.”

Scandal - No More Blood

The Fourth Season’s opening arc centering on the abduction of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) to pressure President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) to sending troops into harms way and the sale of Olivia to the highest bidder ends with “No More Blood.” Although I’m sure their will be plenty of fallout from her traumatic experience (as evidenced in the short interview Olivia makes towards the end of the episode after her rescue) the episode ends with our heroine back in Washington, D.C. and the unexpected return (albeit brief) of one of her former gladiators (Henry Ian Cusick).

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Elementary – When Your Number’s Up

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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  • Title: Elementary – When Your Number’s Up
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Elementary - When Your Number's Up

Watson‘s (Lucy Liu) return to the brownstone isn’t without a few issues as Joan can’t help but notice Sherlock Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) oddly considerate behavior to make his partner feel more at home all the while protecting her against what he fears may be a rash reaction to Andrew’s murder. As the pair stumble along their reunion under a single roof the detectives are brought into the case of multiple murders all tying back to those who would have received compensation from a pending wrongful death case and whose killer (Alicia Witt) has left a sum of money they believe each victim’s life is worth.

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