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  • Title: Arrow – My Name is Oliver Queen
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Arrow - My Name is Oliver Queen

The end of Arrow‘s Third Season ends poorly for its hero as his plan to take out Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) before he reaches Starling City to unleash the bioweapon fails. All that deception and careful planning, you think Oliver (Stephen Amell) would have a better end game than a fiery plane crash. Thankfully his back-up plan, which included having the Flash (Grant Gustin) on call to rescue Team Arrow from Nanda Parbat, fares much better and, despite the hurt feelings, Oliver and his team put aside their issues in an attempt to save their city on more time.

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iZombie – Patriot Brains

by Alan Rapp on May 14, 2015

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  • Title: iZombie – Patriot Brains
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iZombie - Patriot Brains

Picking up immediately following the events of last week’s episode, Liv (Rose McIver) struggles with the realization that Blaine (David Anders) is responsible for the city’s high body count among the homeless to feed his meals-on-wheels campaign for zombies and the fact that her new boyfriend is a valued customer. Ingesting the brains of a former military sniper inspires Liv to permanently remove Blaine from the equation but when it comes time to pull the trigger Liv’s moral code outweighs the borrowed brain’s influence.

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

The two-hour Second Season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. plays off of last week’s big twist involving Skye’s father being the more sane of her two parents. (Yeah, it doesn’t play any better one week later.) The apparent S.H.I.E.L.D. attack on the Inhumans home and the death of Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) push the two factions to war with Skye (Chloe Bennet) stuck in the middle of the conflict not knowing who to trust until advice comes from the least likely source of all shows Skye the truth about Jiaying (Dichen Lachman) whose bizarre plan to attack S.H.I.E.L.D. with rocks instead of a super-powered army turns out to be a pretty stupid idea.

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The Flash – Rogue Air

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2015

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  • Title: The Flash – Rogue Air
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The Flash - Rogue Air

Leaving next week’s season finale to deal with the fallout from this week’s episode and Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) quest to save his mother, “Rogue Air” returns several of the villains from the first season, brings in to super-hero guest-stars, and wraps up the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) storyline (at least for now). With the Reverse-Flash apparently ready for an end game that includes repowering the particle accelerator (which would kill all the meta-humans within the makeshift prison), Barry is faced with calling on the help of Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) who, not surprisingly decides to use the situation to his own advantage.

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Stalker – Love Hurts

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2015

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  • Title: Stalker – Love Hurts
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Stalker - Love Hurts

With Beth (Maggie Q) taking some time off from the unit she also is asked to look into an old case by the unit’s temporary commander (Mira Sorvino) who fears her husband may have gotten away with murder five years ago. Meanwhile, the case of the week involves a woman (Shanola Hampton) stalked by a man she assumes is her ex-husband but that’s not the whole story. When the woman is attacked in her home in a similiar home invasion that left another victim dead at the beginning of the episode Janice (Mariana Klaveno) makes a connection to the husband’s support group which is full of obsessive personalities one of whom may have graduated from stalker to serial killer.

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Castle – Hollander’s Woods

by Alan Rapp on May 12, 2015

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  • Title: Castle – Hollander’s Woods
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Castle - Hollander's Woods

Castle‘s Seventh Season comes to a close with a variation of a throwaway line Castle (Nathan Fillion) offered Beckett (Stana Katic) early in the show’s First Season as to how he became obsessed with writing about murder. The discovery of a victim with odd markings on her body and the recollections of a single witness bring back memories for the mystery writer as Castle tells Beckett the story of the first murder victim he ever saw in a story so odd, with no evidence to back it up other than the similarities with the new case, that even Castle began to question whether or not it was real.

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Battle Creek – Sugar High

by Alan Rapp on May 12, 2015

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  • Title: Battle Creek – Sugar High
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Battle Creek - Sugar High

When Russ (Dean Winters) is kidnapped by a convict (James Le Gros) who escaped prison less than a week before serving his full sentence of more than 20 years Milt (Tad Hamilton) works with the Battle Creek Police Department to find their missing officer. Despite the lunacy of the escapee’s behavior, Russ discovers the man isn’t a complete moron although it will take him nearly the entire episode to uncover what exactly the man is after that would be worth adding more years to his prison term.

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – Operation Mongoose
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“It’s time for a world where up is down, where villains can have happy endings.”

Once Upon a Time - Operation Mongoose

Once Upon a Time‘s season finale turns its world upside down as the Author (Patrick Fischler) finishes his rewrite returning the heroes and villains to the Enchanted Forrest but in vastly different roles. Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) is now a famous knight. Regina (Lana Parrilla) is a plucky woodland thief. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) is the evil queen. And the only one remaining in Storybrooke is Henry (Jared Gilmore) who forces himself into the Author’s new stories and struggles to find both his mothers and put right what the Author has done.

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Hawaii Five-0 – A Make Kaua

by Alan Rapp on May 11, 2015

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – A Make Kaua
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Hawaii Five-0 - A Make Kaua

The season finale of Hawaii Five-0 not only brings us Kono (Grace Park) and Adam’s (Ian Anthony Dale) wedding day, and the return of Catherine (Michelle Borth), but also the arrival of a nuclear warhead on the island which Five-0 frantically searches to find. At first Five-0 believes the thieves plan to sell the warhead to a member of Al Queda in Hawaii, but when the terrorist turns up to be nothing more than a decoy it becomes obvious the men plans for the weapon don’t involve money.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Luapo’i

by Alan Rapp on May 10, 2015

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Luapo’i
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Hawaii Five-0 - Luapo'i

The last episode of Hawaii Five-0 before the season finale centers around the death of a bounty hunter killed alongside a local police officer by a dirty cop (Michael Rodrick) from the mainland responsible for the deaths of several young women. Offering a chance to bring back Duane Chapman for another cameo, the episode also co-stars Brad William Henke as another bounty hunter who turns over the fugitive not to police but the father of one of the man’s victims.

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