Supergirl – Stranger Beside Me

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Supergirl – Stranger Beside Me
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Supergirl - Stranger Beside Me TV review

The latest season of Supergirl continues its slow start with a second episode featuring stories involving Kara (Melissa Benoist) struggling with the new changes at The Daily Planet, the relationships of Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) and Nia (Nicole Maines), and Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) both struggling through small cutesy issues, and J’onn (David Harewood) enlisting Kelly’s help in searching for answers about the Martian who confronted him at the end of the season premiere. The most interesting plot thread, however, offers the return of Eve (Andrea Brooks) as Lena‘s (Katie McGrath) lab rat as Supergirl continues Ms. Luthor down a darker path starting with “resetting” Eve’s mind and allowing her artificial intelligence to take over the former assistant’s body.

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Event Leviathan #5

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2019

in Comics

Event Leviathan #5 comic reviewThe penultimate issue of the six-issue mini-series begins delivering some answers about Leviathan, although the identity of the person behind the mask is still yet to be revealed. Picking up from issue #4’s cliffhanger, Lois Lane gets some unhappy news from the secondary group of detectives who have a theory about what is happening. Event Leviathan #5 will likely be remembered for the death of a major Superman supporting character over the years in Sam Lane (who is revealed to be working with, or at least sympathetic to the cause of, Leviathan).

The rest of the issue continues the bickering between the heroes and Superman‘s interaction with the Leviathan leader inside a trap Spyral originally created to deal with an out-of-control Superboy (should the need ever arise).

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  • Title: Human Target – The Return of Baptiste
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Human Target - The Return of Baptiste TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the Second Season of Human Target. “The Return of Baptiste” features the final appearance of a character who previously appeared in the two best episodes of the series. While not a bad episode, Human Target goes to the well once too often by bringing back Baptiste (Lennie James) who Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) temporarily liberates from a Russian prison in order to enlist the assassin’s help in the recovery of a journalist being held by a South American drug dealer (Jorge Montesi). There’s some fun back-and-forth between Chance and Baptiste, including the pair getting into a bar brawl, but given the events witnessed in “Christopher Chance” and “Baptiste” it strains the show’s credibility that Chance would even consider going to the man for help or that Baptiste would be open to offering it. The episode refuses to even mention or allude to Katherine Walters (Amy Acker) and how her death ended the pair’s professional relationship.

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Batwoman – The Rabbit Hole

by Alan Rapp on October 14, 2019

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  • Title: Batwoman – The Rabbit Hole
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Batwoman - The Rabbit Hole TV review

The follow-up to the show’s pilot episode features Kathy Kane (Ruby Rose) continuing to use Batman’s tech while also attempting to convince her family that Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is her sister Elizabeth. By the end of the episode both sisters will know more about each other, and Kathy will save her half-sister Mary (Nicole Kang) from Alice’s jealous wrath. In may ways “The Rabbit Hole” feels like the second-half of the show’s pilot. Despite using the tech, Kathy doesen’t comprehend what the possible return of Batman to Gotham may mean for the dying city as her main focus is preventing her father from shooting Alice on sight before she has a chance to confirm her sister’s identity. The tease for next week suggests our first look at Kathy embracing the cowl and adding the necessary flourishes to allow Batwoman to finally step into the light.

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Romee Strijd in Italy for Elle

by Alan Rapp on October 14, 2019

in Books & Magazines

Romee Strijd is the cover girl for the October issue of Elle Italia. You can find her pics inside.

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