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  • Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tale of the Yokai
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tale of the Yokai

Before returning home, the Turtles’ time-traveling adventures continue as the find themselves trapped in Japan of the recent past where a battle between brothers will set the stage for their existence. In a homage to Back to the Future, the Turtles begin to see their loved ones disappear from a picture on their Turtle Phone as they realize, despite how much they want to, they are unable to change the past without drastically effecting their future.

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  • Title: Atlantis – The Queen Must Die
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Atlantis - The Queen Must Die (Part 2)

It’s hard to look on the second-half of the show’s Second Season finale with anything but disappointment. Rather than wrap-up series and season-long arcs “The Queen Must Die” undoes the death of Pasiphae (Sarah Parish), dispenses with the greedy politician with little fanfare, and spends most of the episode setting up a Third Season which will never come thanks to the show’s cancellation. Teasing both the coronation of Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) as the new rulers of Atlantis and their future adventures searching for the Golden Fleece aboard the Argo, the season ends with the characters stuck in limbo.

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Killjoys – Come the Rain

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2015

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  • Title: Killjoys – Come the Rain
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Killjoys - Come the Rain

While sending out Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) on a fake warrant in an attempt to get the two to work out their problems, Johnny‘s (Aaron Ashmore) R&R in the bar is interrupted by thieves who take the place hostage while escaping the acid rain falling from the sky and the authorities on their trail. In the course of saving one of the robbers’ lives, John learns more about Pawter (Sarah Power), her troubles, and her what brought her to the back-end of the galaxy. But with no help on the way, and an anxious squad of soldiers ready to burst in guns a blazing it’s up the the RAC agent to bring the situation to an end in a way that spares the lives of the hostages.

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Rookie Blue – Best Man

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2015

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Best Man
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Rookie Blue - Best Man

With the rest of the department dealing with a missing Autistic child that leaves the newly-engaged Andy (Missy Peregrym) and Sam (Ben Bass) until the end of the day to prove Oliver‘s (Matt Gordon) innocence before Juliet’s report official marks him as the chief suspect in the bombing of the precinct. Enlisting the help of both Epstein (Gregory Smith) and Traci (Enuka Okuma), the pair track down the missing witness who disappeared with his daughter after he sold the explosives. Although the result of their investigation will make Oliver look only more guilty, Traci will make a discovery which will shake her world and force her to make some hard decisions in the very near future.

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  • Title: Beauty and the Beast – Cat’s Out of the Bag
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Beauty and the Beast - Cat's Out of the Bag

The tragedy of Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine‘s (Kristin Kreuk) failed wedding day leaves Catherine with a desire to put the beast-hunting business in the rear-view mirror permanently. This may allow her to smooth things over at the precinct for Tess (Nina Lisandrello), but it also puts her at odds with Vincent who is determined to tack down the unstoppable Liam (Jason “Iron Eagle” Gedrick) whose henchmen are killing and draining the blood of all of Julianna’s (Gloria Votsis) test subjects.

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Stitchers – Full Stop

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2015

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  • Title: Stitchers – Full Stop
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Stitchers - Full Stop

Stitchers‘ largely disappointing First Season comes to close with a shooting involving Cameron (Kyle Harris) and Fisher (Damon Dayoub) that will leave the police officer in the ICU and lead the scientist to risk his own life to discover the identity of the shooter. Breaking all the rules of the show by allowing Cameron to temporarily stop his own heart and allow Kirsten (Emma Ishta) to immediately stitch into him to see the shooting (remember how every stitch to this point has taken hours of set-up time?), “Full Stop” confirms the truth about Kirsten’s condition (shown to audiences weeks before) and takes coincidence well past believable levels by linking Kirsten and Cameron all the way back to childhood.

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Clipped – The Gambler

by Alan Rapp on August 6, 2015

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  • Title: Clipped – The Gambler
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Clipped - The Gambler

Mothers and marriages are the major themes of “The Gambler” as Buzzy’s (George Wendt) co-workers discover that his gambling addiction is not only getting him in hot water at home but possibly also costing his mother who relies on her son to pay for her medication. Ben’s (Ryan Pinkston) closeness to his own mother will play into the company poker game, both as the butt of jokes and as a way for A.J. (Mike Castle) and Mo (Matt Cook) to force their boss’ hand. At the same time the marriage of one of the Doyles makes Joy (Lauren Lapkus) question her own marriage and begin looking at Mo in a new light.

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Pretty Little Liars – Last Dance

by Alan Rapp on August 5, 2015

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Last Dance
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Pretty Little Liars - Last Dance

News that the Liars have be uninvited to both their senior prom and graduation by a school board terrified of putting other students in harms way doesn’t sit well with any of the girls. The pseudo-prom the Liars‘ mothers throw for them in Hastings barn does give the some comfort, but when A lures Alison (Sasha Pieterse) to the high school Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Ezra (Ian Harding), and Toby (Keegan Allen) all follow.

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  • Title: Wander Over Yonder – The Greater Hater
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Wander Over Yonder - The Greater Hater

Wander Over Yonder returns to kick-off it’s Second Season with “The Greater Hater” which introduces a new villain who has usurped Lord Hater as the greatest villain in the galaxy. Hater, it seems, has fallen all the way down the list to #29th greatest villain by constantly getting caught up in Wander’s foolishness. The episode begins with Lord Dominator‘s agents disrupting the latest altercation between Wander and Hater who each will spend the rest of the episode in fruitless attempts to best their new adversary (with love and violence respectively).

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  • Title: Atlantis – The Queen Must Die
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Atlantis - The Queen Must Die (Part 1)

The first-half of Atlantis‘ series finale offers fans the long-awaited wedding between Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) and forces Jason’s hand concerning the fate of his mother Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) and his acceptance of his destiny. Even with celebration of the woodland wedding, there’s a melancholy that surrounds part one of “The Queen Must Die” as the show sows the seeds of unhappiness between Ariadne and her love with the return of Medea (Amy Manson) as Ariadne realizes she lacks full control over her new husband’s heart.

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