The Blacklist – Alistair Pitt

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2016

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  • Title: The Blacklist – Alistair Pitt
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The Blacklist - Alistair Pitt

Reddington (James Spader) uses the resources of the FBI to further a personal vendetta in tracking down a negotiator (Tony Shalhoub) who attempts to unite two warring crime families through marriage in order the further the interests of his own conglomerate. Of course to further his cause Alistair Pitt will not only have to convince the heads of both families that such a union is in their best interest but also remove any obstacles (such as the young man’s current fiance). Tied to the actions of one of the negotiator’s former deals, we’re given flashbacks to Red’s relationship with a woman named Josephine (Stephanie Szostak) and his reasoning for vengeance on the negotiator whose actions left her a broken shell of her former self.

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  • Title: Elementary – Down Where the Dead Delight
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Elementary - Down Where the Dead Delight

While the episode’s B-story is likely to have larger ramifications for Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) over the remainder of the season, the case of the week hits home for the NYPD when the morgue is bombed to destroy any evidence that might link a killer to his crime. Sadly for the medical examiner (Jordan Gelber) the explosion also kills his longtime crush (Amy Rutberg). Tracing back the murder’s logic on why he would kill a second victim and implant a bomb in the man’s body to destroy any DNA evidence from the first murder, the detectives eventually catch their man.

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Blood Ties
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Blood Ties

Remaining in the 1970s due to Kendra‘s (Ciara Renée) critical condition, the team splits up. While Martin Stein (Graeme McComb) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) work to try and remove the shards of magical dagger still in Hawgirl’s system, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and Sara (Caity Lotz) attempt to find and cripple Vandal Savage‘s (Casper Crump) resources, and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) enlist the help of Jackson (Franz Drameh) to perform a little grand theft auto and robbery.

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  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Legends of the Lasat
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Star Wars Rebels - Legends of the Lasat

Larger storylines are put on hold for a Zeb (Steve Blum) episode that helps explain a little more about the Lasat and his people. Other being the show’s muscle, and having a prickly personality, Star Wars Rebels hasn’t taken much effort to delve all that deep into the character’s makeup until now. Based on a tip from Hondo (Jim Cummings), the crew of the Ghost is able to rescue a pair of Lesat. Despite dismissing the pair’s quest as foolhardy, eventually Zeb comes around to help Chava and Gron find the Lasats’ new homeworld of Liresan foretold in legend.

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Arrow – Unchained

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2016

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  • Title: Arrow – Unchained
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Arrow - Unchained

“Unchained” introduces a Batman villain to DC’s TV universe in the Calculator (Tom Amandes). A master of technology, and the leading comic book nemesis for Oracle in Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey series, the super-hacker takes Star City by siege using high-tech mind-control to retrieve different pieces of tech around the city he hopes to fashion into a doomsday-style weapon. One of the items he sets his sights on is Palmer Technology’s new uber-battery. And of of his mind-controlled soldiers turns out to be Roy Harper (Colton Haynes). Oh, and did I forget to mention this version of the Calculator is also Felicity‘s (Emily Bett Rickards) father?

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