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Beware the Batman – Darkness

by Alan Rapp on August 11, 2014

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  • Title: Beware the Batman – Fall
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Beware the Batman - Darkness

With Batman (Anthony Ruivivar) captured and all of Gotham plunged into darkness, Beware the Batman picks up the thread of the mid-season finale as Katana (Sumalee Montano) struggles to work with Alfred (JB Blanc) given Ra’s al Ghul‘s (Lance Reddick) revelation about her father’s death and Batman is forced to make an unlikely partnership to secure his escape.

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Rookie Blue – Exit Strategy

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2014

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Exit Strategy
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Rookie Blue - Exit Strategy

While Andy (Missy Peregrym) fumes over what she perceives as Oliver‘s (Matt Gordon) betrayal, Epstein (Gregory Smith) and Diaz (Travis Milne) attempt to put Diaz’s drug addiction and lies behind them while investigating a suspicious home invasion and robbery. However, by the end of the episode the two partners will have to not only face a life-threatening situation but also the truth which Epstein is no longer willing to keep hidden.

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Graceland – The Ends

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2014

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  • Title: Graceland – The Ends
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Graceland - The Ends

While Mike (Aaron Tveit) works to satisfy Paige‘s (Serinda Swan) obsession with rescuing the kidnapped teenage girls, including attempting to buy the lot from Fritz (Jon Sklaroff), an attempted suicide attempt by Kelly Badillo (Brianna Brown) comes dangerously close to jeopardizing Briggs‘ (Daniel Sunjata) undercover assignment getting close to the Solano Cartel’s man inside the gang task force Sid Markham (Carmine Giovinazzo).

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Perception – Prologue

by Alan Rapp on August 7, 2014

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  • Title: Perception – Prologue
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Perception - Prologue

The discovery of the body of Special Agent Anne-Marie Bishop (Jessica Collins) brings Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) full circle to the last case he worked for the FBI before being pulled back into the fold by Kate‘s (Rachael Leigh Cook) return in Season One. Flashbacks showcase Daniel’s theory about a serial killer targeting those with mental illnesses and killing them with heroin which quickly spun out of control leading to full-on paranoia eventually causing Haley (LeVar Burton) to have his friend committed for six months.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Brink of the Clouds
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Covert Affairs - Brink of the Clouds

After learning a former agent of the CIA, and an old associate of Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham), is actually responsible for the terrorist attack in Chicago, Annie (Piper Perabo) heads to Azerbaijan with Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) and his team to track down and capture Nathan Mueller (Max Martini) who now goes by the name Faruq Tabrizzi. Their mission is simple – find and extract the target. But when the number of terrorists makes that no longer an option Calder (Hill Harper) decides on plan B which almost costs both Annie and McQuaid their lives.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – March of Crimes
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Pretty Little Liars - March of Crimes

On the eve of Ella Montgomery‘s (Holly Marie Combs) rehearsal dinner the fracturing of the Liars continues as tension between Aria (Lucy Hale) and a boozing Hanna (Ashley Benson) hits an all-time high based on Hanna’s recent revelation about the man whom Aria’s mother plans to marry. Although Aria doesn’t accept Hanna’s word at face value she does begin to question Zack (Steve Talley) which leads to the truth eventually coming out only minutes before the beginning of the party. Caleb‘s (Tyler Blackburn) rash action leaves the groom-to-be with a fat lip but it also uncovers the fact that the entire incident was orchestrated by A simply to cause Aria’s family more pain.

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Longmire – Ashes to Ashes

by Alan Rapp on August 5, 2014

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  • Title: Longmire – Ashes to Ashes
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Longmire - Ashes to Ashes

The second death of David Ridges (David Midthunder) brings all sorts of new facts to light in Longmire‘s Third Season finale. Ending Branch‘s (Bailey Chase) obsession, and his job with the sheriff’s department, the deputy chooses to take his father (Gerald McRaney) up on a job in the family business in order to get a better look at his father’s connection to Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez). The season may end with Nighthorse still free, but it also ends with the identity of the killer behind the deaths of both Walt‘s (Robert Taylor) wife and Miller Beck revealed (although the person responsible for uncovering the truth may not make it to next season’s premiere).

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Beware the Batman – Fall

by Alan Rapp on August 4, 2014

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Beware the Batman - Fall

The mid-season finale of Beware the Batman picks up several loose threads from the show’s First Season including Katana‘s (Sumalee Montano) relationship with scientist Jason Burr (Matthew Lillard), the completion of the Ion Cortex, and the League of Assassins‘ interest in both. “Fall” also introduces the show’s first villain who proves more than a match for Batman (Anthony Ruivivar), as a rejuvenated Ra’s al Ghul (Lance Reddick) assumes control of the League and puts his plans into motion.

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Rookie Blue – Deal with the Devil

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2014

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Deal with the Devil
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Rookie Blue - Deal with the Devil

Nothing goes according to plan for anyone in the latest episode of Rookie Blue as Andy‘s (Missy Peregrym) hearing is moved up to the final week of Oliver‘s (Matt Gordon) time as acting staff sergeant of 15 Division. Turning down the permanent position, Oliver is forced to reconsider as the hearing into Duncan Moore’s (Matthew Owen Murray) dismissal begins to paint one of Oliver’s favorite officers into a dangerous corner which could permanently derail her career.

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Graceland – Los Malos

by Alan Rapp on August 2, 2014

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  • Title: Graceland – Los Malos
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Graceland - Los Malos

Mike‘s (Aaron Tveit) obsession with taking down the Solano Cartel spreads to the other members of Graceland as Agent Warren decides to put Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) in undercover with the cartel’s inside man Sid Markham (Carmine Giovinazzo) on the gang task force, and Johnny‘s (Manny Montana) attempt to reconnect wit Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) nearly gets him killed when he walks into angry guns dealers looking for the missing Carlito which forces the agent to make an even more dangerous decision. Paige (Serinda Swan), continuing the stake-out the human trafficking ring Mike can’t afford to close, goes a step too far in preventing another sale of the girls by beating the latest buyer senseless.

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