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Arrow – The Man Under the Hood

by Alan Rapp on April 17, 2014

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  • Title: Arrow – The Man Under the Hood
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Arrow - The Man Under the Hood

With Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) missing, Thea (Willa Holland) still pissed at him for hiding her parentage, his family facing potential financial ruin, Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne) in prison, and Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) in complete control of Queen ConsolidatedOliver (Stephen Amell) and his team turn their attention to an enemy they can fight: Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). Bombing his former company’s applied sciences wing, Oliver, Sara (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) prevent Slade from getting his hands on the equipment he needs to synthesize the super-soldier serum and create his new army.

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Death Benefit
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Person of Interest - Death Benefit

With Shaw (Sarah Shahi) on a road trip with Root (Amy Acker) to deal with a relevant number, Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese (Jim Caviezel) take a trip to Washington to protect a Congressman (John Heard). Not able to get close enough to determine the threat, Reese stages a shooting that allows Finch to implant him as the Congressman’s new Secret Service protection agent. The threat he and Finch actually discover, however, is unlike any The Machine has given them before.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Providence
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Providence

With S.H.I.E.L.D. loosing all but a handful of their facilities around the world to HYDRA and the U.S. Government officially branding it as a spy organization and sending troops to take over control of The Hub, Coulson (Clark Gregg) enacts Odyssey Protocol ordering all loyal agents to go to ground while ordering Skye (Chloe Bennet) to erase any record connecting any member of his team to S.H.I.E.L.D., and Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt), flying them all out on his damaged, but still (mostly) operational, plane.

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Bones – The Cold in the Case

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2014

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  • Title: Bones – The Cold in the Case
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Bones - The Cold in the Case

While the Jeffersonian squints deal with a confounding body found in a suburban marsh, which only begins to make sense once they discover that the woman’s body had been cryogenically frozen for months before her body was dumped, Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Vaziri‘s (Pej Vahdat) relationship goes through a rough patch with the arrival of his disapproving parents (Pej Vahdat, Braeden Marcott) with whom Arastoo has never gotten along.

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Lois & Clark – Fly Hard

by Alan Rapp on April 15, 2014

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  • Title: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Fly Hard
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Fly Hard

Our look back at the Superman‘s more memorable moments on both the big and small screen continues with “Fly Hard.” The final Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode before the First Season’s two-part finale, “Fly Hard” offered the opportunity for all of the show’s regular cast to play multiple roles when the Daily Planet staff, along with Lex Luthor (John Shea), are taken hostage by a group of armed robbers (led by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Beltran) searching for the legendary safe of former mob boss Dragon Eddie (Shea).

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Silver Wings of Time
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The Mentalist - Silver Wings of Time

The investigation into the bombing of a bus stop planned to kill only a single victim leads the FBI to look into the case of a death row inmate (Oscar Torre) who the recent victim was trying to get released from prison before his schedule execution in only three days time. Tracking down the woman (Angelique Cabral) hired by a private eye to steal the victim’s briefcase seconds before the explosion doesn’t deliver any hard answers but does lead Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar) to suspect the proof the victim was gathering to stop the state of Texas from executing an innocent man must have been worth killing for.

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – The Jolly Roger
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Once Upon a Time - The Jolly Roger

While an important subplot revolves around Regina (Lana Parrilla) beginning to properly teach Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) about magic, the majority of the storylines (both current and in flashbacks) of “The Jolly Roger” center around Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and his interactions with the returning Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) once again in search of her missing Prince Eric.

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The Pretender – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2014

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  • Title: The Pretender – Pilot
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“There are Pretenders among us. Geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In 1963, a corporation known as the Centre isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their research. Then one day, their Pretender ran away…”

The Pretender - Pilot

Premiering in the Fall of 1996, The Pretender was a new take on the man-on-the-run premise with the wrongfully chased hero stopping along the way every week to help those in need. The show cast Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius with the ability to adapt to any situation and in a short amount of time pick up the skills necessary to perform any profession he puts his mind to from doctor to race car driver. The “Pilot” episode finds a newly-escaped Jarod on the run from The Centre, a shadowy think tank which procured Jarod as a child through questionable means and use his genius for decades for equally questionable ends.

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Continuum – Minute Man

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2014

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  • Title: Continuum – Minute Man
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Continuum - Minute Man

While trying to hide one Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) from the other, Kiera (Rachel Nichols)  tries to determine which one offers the time-displaced cop her best hope at getting back home. After only a few hours of returning, the future Alec has already made major changed to the timeline beginning with accidentally causing Kellog (Stephen Lobo) plan the assassination of Mr. Escher (Hugh Dillon), who he only learns later is actually Alec’s father. Kiera and the police also must deal with the reunified Liber8 as Garza (Luvia Petersen) returns home to find have made nice, and who Sonya (Lexa Doig) and Travis (Roger R. Cross) have made nice, and who the newly-elected Mayor (Tahmoh Penikett) wants desperately to distance himself from.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ku I Ka Pili Koko

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2014

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ku I Ka Pili Koko
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ku I Ka Pili Koko

On a bad tip by an ATF informant (Alvin Joiner) Five-0 helped put in prison, the group is lured into an explosion leaving McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) trapped under several feet of rubble. While Catherine (Michelle Borth) and Grover (Chi McBride) help with the rescue effort, Kono (Grace Park) and Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) head back to the prison to find the source of the tip and the reason someone was willing to blow up and entire building to take out members of Five-0.

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