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  • Title: Dragons: Race to the Edge – Imperfect Harmony
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Dragons: Race to the Edge - Imperfect Harmony

With the unexpected approval of his father, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his friends embark past the known world of the Archipelago to find the unknown lands hinted at in the maps contained inside the Dragon Eye. The group’s first journey takes them to an island controlled by a Death Song whose mesmerizing call and fast-drying amber breath is the perfect method for luring in and capturing dragons just like the ones Hiccup and his friends have brought to the island.

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Stitchers – Finally

by Alan Rapp on July 9, 2015

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  • Title: Stitchers – Finally
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Stitchers - Finally

While investigating the murder of a medical research assistant (Erinn Westbrook) who was working on system to bring back lost memories caused by traumatic events Kirsten (Emma Ishta) gets a small glimmer into the black hole of her childhood showing us why she’s such a natural at stiching by revealing her current job is far from the first time she has undergone the procedure. Those memories, along with a message hidden in the tape her legal guardian left her moves forward the mystery into the odd woman’s past leading to a key which may literally unlock secrets.

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  • Title: Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Rookies
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rookies

On a small listening post located on Rishi Moon a group of inexperience Clone Troopers see their first action when General Grievous (Matthew Wood) sends a squad of Droid Commandos to take the base in an attempt to hide the Separatist fleet’s plans to attack the Clone bases on Kamino. Forced out of the base the three survivors along with Clone Captain Rex and Commander Cody, who arrive for a routine inspection, work together to retake the base and warn the Republic of the coming attack. Not all five will survive the attempt, but the heroic death of one member of the team will alert the fleet and save the Clones’ home planet from invasion.

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Killjoys – The Harvest

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2015

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  • Title: Killjoys – The Harvest
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“Keep your secrets or keep your life.”

Killjoys - The Harvest

Understanding that his partner is hiding something from him, his growing jealousy of the ease with which D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) becomes a Killjoy, and a plea from a friend (Elena Juatco) all factor in to John (Aaron Ashmore) accepting a warrant to find the woman’s wayward husband who disappeared while working as an endundetured servant harvesting crops. Although Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) isn’t keen on the idea, she relents realizing her partner needs a win (and the situation allows her to dress the part of a pampered dignitary while he must go undercover as a migrant worker in the fields).

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Clipped – Wi-Fi

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2015

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  • Title: Clipped – Wi-Fi
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Clipped - Wi-Fi

While the other members of the barbershop deal with the loss in WiFi, which Ben (Ryan Pinkston) is too cheap to pay for, A.J. (Mike Castle) discovers a truth about Ben’s new gym “friends” that brings him an immense amount of immediate pleasure at Ben’s expense but will also force him to stand-up for his boss before the end of the episode. A storyline centered around pissing in a gym shower isn’t exactly high concept, but the episode does deliver a payoff to the unusual act done at Ben’s expense by turning the tables on the ringleader of the group in its closing scene.

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Daredevil – Nelson v. Murdock

by Alan Rapp on July 7, 2015

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  • Title: Daredevil – Nelson v. Murdock
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Daredevil - Nelson v. Murdock

The temporary split between law partners and best friends begins here as Foggy (Elden Henson) discovers Matt‘s (Charlie Cox) brutalized body along with the number of secrets his friend has been keeping from him for years. Interspersed with flashbacks showing us various stages of the pair’s friendship from their first meeting as college roommates to the discussion of Matt’s Greek girlfriend to going into business together, “Nelson v. Murdock” paints a picture of a strong bond which is immediately shattered because of Matt Murdock’s lies (not just about his work as a vigilante but the larger lie about the true aspects of his blindness). The split is, of course, temporary, but it does allow each character to work towards taking down Fisk separately while eventually providing Matt another confidant he isn’t forced to hide his abilities from any longer.

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  • Title: Atlantis – The Madness of Hercules
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Atlantis - The Madness of Hercules

For all the conspiracy and backstabbing that takes place in Atlantis it’s a city where its characters fall into the black-and-white categories of either celebrated heroes or flawed villains. Despite all that they have collectively done for the city “The Madness of Hercules” turns Jason (Jack Donnelly), his friends, and the woman he loves from the former into the later over the space of a single episode. Branded a traitor to the gods by the the pressured Melas (Ken Bones), Jason awaits execution in the palace dungeons which leads Hercules (Mark Addy) to attempt an ill-fated rescue and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms) to plan a more successful one even if it does cost the queen both her throne and her freedom.

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Graceland – Chester Cheeto

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2015

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  • Title: Graceland – Chester Cheeto
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Graceland - Chester Cheeto

As Johnny (Manny Montana) enlists an unlikely ally to help him free Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) from her crazy brother by smuggling Sid (Carmine Giovinazzo) into Mexico, Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) deals with a difficult decisions concerning both her pregnancy and trusting Amber (Brit Morgan) enough to finish the case, Paige (Serinda Swan) reacts poorly to receiving a commendation for stopping the human trafficking ring (but failing to save the one girl that mattered to her) as her decision to leave Graceland continues to effect those around her, and Mike (Aaron Tveit) continues to push the limits of his recovery (and increase the likelihood of a pill addiction) forcing himself back into the field well-before his injuries have healed.

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Olympus – Truth

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2015

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  • Title: Olympus – Door to Olympus
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Olympus - Truth

Olympus concludes with a deafening thud as The Mercenary (Tom York), Medea (Sonita Henry), the Oracle (Sonya Cassidy), and Daedalus (Matt Frewer) struggle to find footing in the time-displaced reality of the gods where they make their way through labyrinths and visions only to discover the opportunity to view their most treasured desire is (like the series) an empty promise leaving them to be harshly judged by the gods and each other as the series comes to a close.

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Rookie Blue – Perfect Family

by Alan Rapp on July 5, 2015

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Perfect Family
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Rookie Blue - Perfect Family

While Epstein (Gregory Smith) and Marlo (Rachael Ancheril) continue to make progress on the bombing Andy (Missy Peregrym), Sam (Ben Bass), and Traci (Enuka Okuma) investigate the disappearance of a 16 year-old girl (Zoé De Grand Maison) which initially appears to be an abduction but the truth turns out to be far more complicated. And, in terms of the ongoing soap-opera drama happening in 15 Division, Andy continues to struggle with the knowledge of Marlo’s pregnancy unable to come to terms with how it will effect her relationship with Sam.

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