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  • Title: Battle Creek – Man’s Best Friend
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Battle Creek - Man's Best Friend

While the episode’s B-story continues poking into how Milton Chamberlain (Tad Hamilton) found himself transferred to Battle Creek by sending Erin (Liza Lapira) to an FBI seminar in Detroit, the main plot of “Man’s Best Friend” concerns an elementary school student found with a kilo of heroin in her backpack. Despite multiple attempts to get the truth out of the girl and her parents Russ (Dean Winters) and Milt are unable to learn the truth forcing them to track down multiple leads including the recent incursion of Dominican drug dealers into the area and the possibility that the girl’s uncle, a local cop, stole the drugs from the evidence room.

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  • Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Battle for New York
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Battle for New York

Wrapping up the storyline involving a mutated New York controlled by the Kraang, the two-part “The Battle for New York” introduces a new team of old faces to help the Turtles in their hour of need – The Mighty Mutanimals (Slash, Leatherhead, Dr. Rockwell, and Pigeon Pete). Although their some uneasiness to the alliance early on, particularly between Leonardo (Seth Green) and Slash, eventually the mutants find a way to work together to save the mutated populace of New York City and return them home from Dimension X.

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – Enter the Dragon
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Once Upon a Time - Enter the Dragon

Regina (Lana Parrilla) goes undercover to learn just what Ursula (Merrin Dungey), Cruella De Vil (Victoria Smurfit), and the recently resurrected Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) have in store for the people of Storybrooke. Realizing a trap when he sees one, Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) still wonders if the villains can’t turn the Evil Queen’s recently broken heart to their advantage and bring the old Regina back for good. It’s this question that looms over the entire episode but isn’t directly answered… at least not yet.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Kahania

by Alan Rapp on March 16, 2015

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Kahania
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Hawaii Five-0 - Kahania

Offering the return of Michael Imperioli as local barber Odell Martin, the latest episode of Hawaii Five-0 focuses largely on McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) who finds himself in a stand-off with the barber and a young man (Steven Krueger) being hunted by the Armenian mob. Trapped in the barber shop without a phone (or any neighbor capable of hearing the hundreds of shots fired), Five-0’s commander manages to get all three men out alive, although a late twist puts the series of events in an entirely different perspective for McGarrett (as is evident by the episode’s tearful final reaction).

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The Blacklist – The Major

by Alan Rapp on March 15, 2015

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  • Title: The Blacklist – The Major
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The Blacklist - The Major

The investigation into the death of harbor master Martin Wilcox (Michael Kostroff) puts Lizzie (Megan Boone) in front of a judge (John Finn) forced to tell the truth about the task force while doing her best to hide the truth about how the harbor master met his end. To convince the judge of the reasons for keeping the task force classified Lizzie reveals her odd relationship with Red Reddington (James Spader) as the episode relies on a collection of clips and flashbacks as an overview for the show’s first 36 episodes.

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  • Title: Elementary – T-Bone and the Iceman
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Elementary - T-Bone and the Iceman

A bizarre murder after a hit-and-run sends Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) after a murderer responsible for a freeze-dried victim, the discovery of a theft of highly-controlled cooling gas, and leads them to a fly-by-night cryonics facility. Given the sketch artist’s drawing of the most likely suspect in both the theft and murder turns out to be the most unlikeliest of suspects the detectives have their hands full in discerning the truth of what is actually going on.

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Perception – Romeo

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 2015

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  • Title: Perception – Romeo
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Perception - Romeo

While laying the groundwork for next week’s series finale (TNT decided not to renew the show for a Fourth Season), “Romeo” features Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) attempting to come to terms with his feelings about Kate‘s (Rachael Leigh Cook) impending marriage to Donnie (Scott Wolf) while investigating a murder on campus most believe was committed by a mentally-confused student (Deniz Akdeniz) whose previous rash behavior wasn’t punished more harshly by Haley (LeVar Burton) because of the Dean’s friendship with Daniel.

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Person of Interest – Karma

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 2015

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Karma
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Person of Interest - Karma

While offering us new flashbacks to the dangerous road traveled by a grieving Finch (Michael Emerson) following the murder of his friend Nathan Ingram (Brett Cullen), “Karma” offers the group one of their most unusual numbers to date. A psychologist (Patrick Kennedy) still grieving his wife eight years after her murder has taken it upon himself to arrange justice for his patients and others by meticulously planning and framing guilty individuals who have escaped justice in the past for crimes they can’t weasel out of. Reese (Jim Caviezel) witnesses the man’s bizarre behavior in one such scenario which leads to him framing an innocent man for bank robbery.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Who You Really Are
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Who You Really Are

Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., although the Asgardian warrior is hardly herself for most of the episode given an incredibly convenient level of amnesia that allows the plot to unfold but doesn’t rob her of skills and periphery knowledge necessary to understand and track down the arrival of a Kree warrior (Eddie McClintock) on Earth. Obvious to everyone except Coulson’s team, the Kree’s mission will eventually tie back to the Terrigen Crystal and the underground city where Skye was transformed into something other than human.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – The Melody Lingers On
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Pretty Little Liars - The Melody Lingers On

As Alison‘s (Sasha Pieterse) trial begins Aria (Lucy Hale) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) continue to search for the mysterious Varjak whose only contact with the Liars is to play “Paris Skies A” over the phone, a song A teases the girls with as well after their nemesis beats them to searching Mona‘s (Janel Parrish) bedroom. Despite A’s gloating, the Liars do find a clue but do they have enough time to decipher it before Alison, and likely Hanna (Ashley Benson), is sentenced to prison?

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