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Continuum – Minute by Minute

by Alan Rapp on April 6, 2014

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  • Title: Continuum – Minute by Minute
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“Time travel is Pandora’s Box.”

Continuum - Minute by Minute

And you thought things were complicated before. Season Three begins with Kiera (Rachel Nichols) imprisoned by the Freelancers and Alec (Erik Knudsen) successfully travelling one week into the past in hopes of preventing Emily‘s (Magda Apanowicz) death. Given the unique situation the leader of the Freelancers (Rachael Crawford) offers Kiera a truce, explaining that the self-appointed “guardians of history” are not time travelers themselves, although they are descended from one who started their order more than 1,ooo years ago.

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  • Title: Elementary – The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville
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Elementary - The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville

The latest unusual case involving a pair of murders whose victims are found with deep bite marks on their necks brings back a troubling moment from Watson‘s (Lucy Liu) past involving a former colleague (Bruce Altman) who she’s always felt let a killer die on the operating table. The guilt is even stronger now that she learns of the possibility that the police may not attributed the crimes to the wrong man.

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – And They Lived…
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland - And They Lived...

Created to be a single-season show with the possibility of building on the tale should ABC pick up the series for a Second Season, the final episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland not only wraps up the immediate events concerning Jafar (Naveen Andrews) gaining enough power to change the laws of magic but also takes us into the near future offering a look at the characters earning their well-deserved happily ever after.

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  • Title: The Crazy Ones – Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley
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The Crazy Ones - Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley

After Zach (James Wolk) over-promises a regional barbecue sauce maker the perfect campaign to promote their “Satan’s Tongue BBQ Sauce,” both he and Simon (Robin Williams) are forced to work overtime to try and deliver. After finally convincing Danny Chase (Josh Groban) to write the jingle things get no easier when he refuses to work for the client’s choice of performer (Brad Paisley) who Danny believes owes him an apology for a slight the country music singer doesn’t even remember.

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The Indecision Amalgamation

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2014

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  • Title: The Big Bang Theory – The Indecision Amalgamation
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The Indecision Amalgamation

Indecision and regret are the themes of the week as Raj (Kunal Nayyar) is surprised to earn a second chance with two different women he alienated in the past, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) struggles over the choice between the PS4 and the Xbox One, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) frets over a message left on a get-well-soon card )which could very easily be taken the wrong way), and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) reconsiders the role in the cheesy gorilla horror flick sequel when the part becomes available once more.

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Community – G.I. JEFF

by Alan Rapp on April 4, 2014

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  • Title: Community – G.I. Jeff
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“G.I. JOE is the codename for America’s daring awesomely trained awesome mission force. Its purpose: To fight Cobra, because they’re terrorists!”

Community - G.I. JEFF

That was awesome! Unapologetically pulling the nostalgic strings of everyone who grew up watching G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, and guaranteeing I will buy this season on DVD, the only question anyone needs to ask about G.I. Jeff is: Is it a great episode of Community or the greatest episode of Community?

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Arrow – Deathstroke

by Alan Rapp on April 3, 2014

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  • Title: Arrow – Deathstroke
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Arrow - Deathstroke

Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) finally makes his move beginning with Thea (Willa Holland) abduction and using the traumatic series of events to steal Queen Consolidated away from Oliver (Stephen Amell), with the help of Isabel Rochev‘s (Summer Glau), and begin to drive wedges between Green Arrow and those closest to him by exposing one of Ollie’s secrets to his sister and another to Laurel (Katie Cassidy). “Deathstroke” works on several levels, first showing how surgical the assassins strikes can be without ever picking a weapon and also in playing on a running theme of the series that despite his physical skills honed on the island Oliver isn’t a brilliant strategist and is often his own worst enemy.

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Most Likely To…
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“Sorry to ruin your diabolical high school grudge fest, but chances are none of us
are going to make it out of here alive.”

Person of Interest - Most Likely To...

While Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and Finch (Michael Emerson) look into the death of a number given by The Machine who Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) were unable to save from a car bombing by Vigilance, Shaw and Reese head to “suburban high school hell” at a 20-year reunion to protect a criminal prosecutor (Nestor Carbonell) who several classmates still blame for the death of his girlfriend senior year. While protecting the lawyer, who is the subject of several harassing moments during the reunion weekend and with whom Shaw has unexpected chemistry, Reese and his partner will also have to fend off a Vigilance assassin who was observing the pair operate.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – End of the Beginning
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“I trust your judgement, the way you see the world. It’s different from the rest of us.”

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - End of the Beginning

Several familiar faces return as Coulson calls a meeting with Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows), John Garrett (Bill Paxton), Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt), and Blake (Titus Welliver) as the search for the Clairvoyant and Deathlok (J. August Richards) heats up. Choosing Skye (Chloe Bennet) to lead the mission and pair off the various members in teams, each only partially aware of their mission and targets in an attmept to keep the mind-reading mystery man from seeing them coming, means the promotion of the hacker to full S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent and all the perks that come with it (including a shiny new badge and the the congratulations of her teammates).

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The Blacklist – Milton Bobbit

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2014

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Milton Bobbit
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The Blacklist - Milton Bobbit

While Reddington (James Spader) sends the FBI after another member of The Blacklist who turns mentally-unstable terminally-ill patients into contract killers, he and Lizzie (Megan Boone) also begin investigating Tom (Ryan Eggold). As the villain of the week the over-the-top Milton Bobbit (Damian Young), complete with his own detachable nose and bizarre apartment, is one of the more ghoulish (but least interesting) so far in the show’s attempt to skirt the horror genre as it has from time to time over the course of its First Season. Eventually finding a connection between how he chooses his assassins leads the FBI to their killer who is even less interesting once we learn his bizarre practice of unusual assassination is all for the singular purpose of revenge.

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