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Scandal – No More Blood

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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“You saved me. I never thought I’d have the chance to return the favor.”

Scandal - No More Blood

The Fourth Season’s opening arc centering on the abduction of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) to pressure President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) to sending troops into harms way and the sale of Olivia to the highest bidder ends with “No More Blood.” Although I’m sure their will be plenty of fallout from her traumatic experience (as evidenced in the short interview Olivia makes towards the end of the episode after her rescue) the episode ends with our heroine back in Washington, D.C. and the unexpected return (albeit brief) of one of her former gladiators (Henry Ian Cusick).

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Elementary – When Your Number’s Up

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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Elementary - When Your Number's Up

Watson‘s (Lucy Liu) return to the brownstone isn’t without a few issues as Joan can’t help but notice Sherlock Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) oddly considerate behavior to make his partner feel more at home all the while protecting her against what he fears may be a rash reaction to Andrew’s murder. As the pair stumble along their reunion under a single roof the detectives are brought into the case of multiple murders all tying back to those who would have received compensation from a pending wrongful death case and whose killer (Alicia Witt) has left a sum of money they believe each victim’s life is worth.

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Backstrom – Bogeyman

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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Backstrom - Bogeyman

The case of a missing teenage girl hits home with Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) as the Lieutenant is the first to connect to an unsolved kidnapping and presumed homicide that nearly destroyed his sanity and his career seven years ago. The similarities in the two missing girls in both appearance and interest in goth culture leads Backstrom to claim the unit has only three days to find the missing girl before her death.

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The Blacklist – The Kenyon Family

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2015

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The Blacklist - The Kenyon Family

The latest target of The Blacklist Red Reddington (James Spader) sends Lizzie (Megan Boone) and the FBI isn’t a single person but an entire cult whose anti-government leanings and polygomus practices haven’t gone unnoticed by the FBI. Red isn’t so interested in the charismatic leader Justin Kenyon, who claims to be a god, but the secret stashes of munitions and other secrets buried over the militia’s hundreds of acres for select clientele, none of whom have heard from Kenyon in days.

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The Mentalist – White Orchids

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2015

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The Mentalist - White Orchids

After seven seasons and 151 episodes The Mentalist comes to an end. Since the death of Red John and the shuffling of the show’s core cast and basic set-up midway through the show’s Sixth Season The Mentalist has had its ups and downs. The show ends on a positive note with the wedding of Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the close of the storyline involving the show’s latest (and least interesting) serial killer Joe Keller (Aubrey Deeker).

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Stalker – Fun and Games

by Alan Rapp on February 20, 2015

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Stalker - Fun and Games

With no stalker of the week, “Fun and Games” centers completely on the series’ ongoing B-story as Ray (Eion Bailey) begins his attack on Beth (Maggie Q) and her friends which includes a physical attack on Amanda (Elisabeth Röhm), the kidnapping of Tracy (Tara Summers), and the brutal end of Ray’s short partnership with Perry (Erik Stocklin). His game also includes taunting Beth which leads her superiors to pull her from the case installing guest-star Mira Sorvino as the temporary head the unit until Ray has been stopped.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Pretty Isn’t the Point
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Pretty Little Liars - Pretty Isn't the Point

As a desperate Hanna (Ashley Benson) reaches out to both a pageant coach (Jackie Debatin) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) to help prepare her for what’s ahead, Aria (Lucy Hale) enlists the help of Andrew (Brandon W. Jones) to spy on Mike (Cody Allen Christian) whose erratic behavior has made the Liars believe he is now working for A. While not doing any favors to any of the Liars‘ romantic lives, “Pretty Isn’t the Point” reveals Mike’s true motivations as well as what Mona (Janel Parrish) was up to at the time of her death (and why it took so long for Mike to begin grieving the loss of his girlfriend).

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Arrow – The Return

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2015

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Arrow - The Return

In an episode that flips the format of the show’s First Season Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to the island in the present along with Thea (Willa Holland) while we see lengthy flashbacks to Ollie working in Starling City for Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) during his missing years. The island storyline allows for the return of Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), who was freed from the A.R.G.U.S. cell by Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to teach Ollie and Thea a lesson, and another secret falling by the wayside as Thea learns just what a bastard her biological father truly is.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter – SNAFU

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2015

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Marvel's Agent Carter - SNAFU

With next week being the season finale and last week seeing Peggy (Hayley Atwell) discovered and arrested by her own colleagues “SNAFU” is the episode everything has been leading up to… with, as we come to expect, mixed results. Peggy’s guilt or innocence is eventually sussed out through a convoluted hour where Dr. Ivchenko (Ralph Brown) lays his hands on the Stark invention Leviathan is so enamored with and the SSR team suffers another loss. Once again Peggy’s colleagues blindly stub their toes for most of the episode believing her to be a traitor in league with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) which actually seems far more plausible than her list of actions over the course of the previous six episodes.

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Person of Interest – Q&A

by Alan Rapp on February 18, 2015

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Person of Interest - Q&A

While Reese (Jim Caviezel) works to help a programmer (Bella Dayne) who has taken up illegal martial arts fights on the side to deal with her sister’s debilitating disease, “Q&A” picks up the thread of former number Claire Mahoney (Quinn Shephard), who was introduced earlier this season in “Nautilus” as Finch (Michael Emerson) is contacted by the woman he failed to save from Samaritan’s influence.

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