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Legends – Chemistry

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2014

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Legends - Chemistry

The second episode of Legends finds Martin Odum (Sean Bean) readjusting to his life back home as the team deals with the kidnapping of a high school chemistry teacher (who was once a Russian chemical weapons designer) named Richard Hubbard (David Meunier) and his family abducted by the Chechen mafia posing as police officers who plan to put the man’s expertise back to use.

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Perception – Dirty

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2014

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  • Title: Perception – Dirty
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Perception - Dirty

The the mid-season finale Donnie (Scott Wolf) gets himself, and Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) whom he calls for help, in a pickle when the Assistant District Attorney wakes up in bed with his dead campaign manager (Brooke Nevin). Although Pierce is quickly released from custody, Donnie faces serious murder charges when his toxicology screen comes back showing no evidence to support his claim of being drugged and set-up. Kate‘s (Rachael Leigh Cook) own worries about Donnie cheating again, along with her husband’s blackout and bloodstained clothes, don’t help the situation.

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Covert Affairs – Spit on a Stranger

by Alan Rapp on August 20, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Grounded
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Covert Affairs - Spit on a Stranger

After witnessing an innocuous conversation between Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) and a man who Annie (Piper Perabo) believes may have been responsible for murder of her last chance at discovering the truth behind the Chicago bombing, the now-benched CIA operative takes the initiative to publicly resign from the agency and accept a job within McQuaid Security to discern the truth about a man she’s already begun falling for. She won’t like what she finds.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – No One Here Can Love or Understand Me
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Pretty Little Liars - No One Here Can Love or Understand Me

Confession is the theme heading into next week’s summer finale as the Liars prepare to come clean to Lt. Tanner (Roma Maffia) about Alison‘s (Sasha Pieterse) lies (only to be stopped by A‘s latest threats), Melissa (Torrey DeVitto) leaves a message for Spencer (Troian Bellisario) shedding new light on the night Bethany Young died and the layers of lies in the Hastings family that spun out of those events, and, forced by an intervention with Spencer and Toby (Keegan Allen), Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) comes clean with Hanna (Ashley Benson) about the bizarre goings on in Ravenswood which continue to haunt him.

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Beware the Batman – Reckoning

by Alan Rapp on August 18, 2014

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  • Title: Beware the Batman – Reckoning
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Beware the Batman - Reckoning

Wrapping up the three episode arc, “Reckoning” forces Katana (Sumalee Montano) to face the truth about Alfred (JB Blanc), pits Batman (Anthony Ruivivar) not only against Ra’s al Ghul (Lance Reddick) and the League of Assassins but also a collection of recently-freed super-villains who are sent after the Dark Knight by the Demon’s Head, and offer the newest unofficial member of the Bat-Family a chance to shine. Before the episode ends, with the help of his friends, Batman will stand triumphant over not only the League of Assassins but also Professor Pyg (Brian George) and Mr. Toad (Udo Kier), Magpie (Grey DeLisle), Tobias Whale (Michael-Leon Wooley), Phosphorus Rex (Greg Ellis), and Cypher.

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Star Trek – The Menagerie

by Alan Rapp on August 17, 2014

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  • Title: Star Trek – The Menagerie
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Star Trek - The Menagerie

Offering the show the opportunity to use footage from the unaired pilot episode, the First Season’s only two-part episode featured rebellious Spock (Leonard Nimoy) standing trial for stealing the Enterprise and taking it to the forbidden planet of Talos IV and the return of the show’s first captain Christopher Pike (Sean Kenney/Jeffrey Hunter). “The Menagerie” is possibly the best example from the original series of the human side of the Vulcan science officer getting the best of him where his loyalty to his ship and captain comes into conflict with actions that, at least on the surface, are highly illogical.

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The Pretender – Prison Story

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2014

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  • Title: The Pretender – Prison Story
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The Pretender - Prison Story

Fueled by both a childhood simulation Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) becomes a prison guard on death row at Oakfield Penitentiary in order to poke around the case of a car thief (David Proval) convicted of first-degree murder on the eve of his release from prison. Jarod is spurred on by the man’s daughter (Rebecca Cross) who spent youth becoming a lawyer and despite the recent setback still believes in his innocence.

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  • Title: Franklin & Bash – The Curse of Hor-Aha
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Franklin & Bash - The Curse of Hor-Aha

Kicking off the show’s Fourth Season, Franklin & Bash returns with some notable absences. With Rachel (Heather Locklear) moving on to greener pastures and Infeld (Malcolm McDowell) facing serious charges, control of the firm has fallen on the shoulders of Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar). It seems the inmates are in fact now running the asylum. Along with Locklear’s exit, the premiere is also missing series regulars Dana Davis and Kumail Nanjiani as the Peter and Jared’s go-to investigator Carmen and hypochondriac helper Pindar who have both, apparently, left the show with big holes to fill.

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Perception – Silence

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2014

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  • Title: Perception – Silence
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Perception - Silence

Kate (Rachael Leigh Cook) calls in Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) after sniper’s (Chris Coy) attack on a Federal building injures one agent and a second shooting less than 24-hours later leaves another dead. The numeric scribbling left behind by the sniper makes Pierce believe their shooter may be suffering from both Arithmomania and Hypergraphia along with an irrational fear of X-rays and radio waves which led to the attack. Pierce’s own discomfort and distrust of big brother is revisited here as his own experiences will be instrumental in finding a sniper who actually didn’t mean anyone harm.

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Covert Affairs – Grounded

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Grounded
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Covert Affairs - Grounded

With Annie‘s (Piper Perabo) secret revealed, Annie, Joan (Kari Matchett), and Calder (Hill Harper) all find themselves the subject of governmental hearings as to what else Miss Walker may have been hiding besides her medical condition which even puts the the recent win of taking down Nathan Mueller (Max Martini) into question. Despite being put on desk duty and preparing to testify in front of those who control her future with CIA, Annie’s attention is split when she’s contacted by Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) conspiracy nut asset who reports to have information about who was really behind the Chicago bombing.

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