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Elementary – Sober Companions

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2018

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  • Title: Elementary – Sober Companions
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Elementary - Sober Companions television review

Opening with the discovery of a murder victim which both hits close to home with the NYPD and also reveals that several other women all murdered by the same killer, “Sober Companions” brings two ongoing storylines to a head. The first involves Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) discovering Michael’s (Desmond Harrington) secret. And the second involves the detective pushing himself beyond the limitations of his medical condition in a futile attempt to catch a serial killer who has been two-steps ahead of him the entire season (and credits Sherlock’s words of wisdom about sobriety for much of his success).

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Supergirl – Make It Reign

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2018

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  • Title: Supergirl – Make It Reign
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Supergirl - Make It Reign television review

Setting up next week’s season finale, “Make It Reign” features Selena (Anjali Jay) and her disciples on Earth working to restore their world killer. Despite the illusion of being destroyed, Reign (Odette Annable) still exists and is tied to Sam. As the Kryptonian witches (which, despite being immensely powerful, are as ridiculous as they sound) resurrect their creation, Sam’s health worsens. And with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) stuck Argo, things are looking pretty bleak for Earth, especially after the Kryptonians raid the DEO to get their hands on the final ingredient needed to bring back Reign.

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Lucifer – Once Upon a Time

by Alan Rapp on June 12, 2018

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  • Title: Lucifer – Once Upon a Time
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Lucifer - Once Upon a Time television review

The second of two “bonus” episodes taking place outside the show’s regular continuity offers us a look at a slightly different version of events where Chloe (Lauren German) remained an actress rather than becoming a police officer. After a friend is killed in Lux, Chloe attempts to play detective for real as does a certain nightclub owner who wants to exact some justice of his own. We also get variations of other supporting characters including a douchier Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and a less-sunny version of Ella (Aimee Garcia).

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  • Title: Matt Houston – Killing Isn’t Everything
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Matt Houston - Killing Isn't Everything television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes to Los Angeles where a Texas oilman would spend his abundant free time solving crimes. Like many of the episodes in the series, “Killing Isn’t Everything” centers around a friend of Matt Houston (Lee Horsley) getting into trouble and asking for his help. This time around it’s Randy Haines (John Beck), the quarterback of the California Bearcats who becomes the subject of one murder investigation and the attempted victim of another murder after the team’s owner turns up dead. The murder mystery works better than the blending of stock football footage with Houston’s investigation which not only will save his friend from being convicted of one murder by becoming another victim of a killer with a personal grudge.

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Cloak & Dagger – First Light

by Alan Rapp on June 11, 2018

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  • Title: Cloak & Dagger – First Light
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Cloak & Dagger - First Light  TV review

Apparently every comic character is getting turned into a television or movie property at this point. Initially created back in 1982, the characters of Cloak and Dagger are reimagined for the new Freeform television series. The show’s pilot episode keeps the overall idea of the characters while choosing to make a few tweaks to their backstory. Dagger, or Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt), goes from being the priviledged daughter of a supermodel to the daughter of a druggie waitress (Andrea Roth), living on the streets and supporting herself by stealing from wealthy teenagers. Cloak, or Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), gets a suburban home (and trades in his stutter for abs) that is tinged with the tragedy of an older brother shot by police because of a decision he made as a kid. Rather than their powers being the result of some mad street chemist, the episode shows the pair being exposed to some kind of energy one fateful night when they both lost a loved one that not only links them together but gives them complimentary powers.

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