February 2014

Arrow – Time of Death

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2014

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  • Title: Arrow – Time of Death
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Arrow - Time of Death

While throwing Sara (Caity Lotz) a welcome back from the dead party, Oliver (Stephen Amell) also asks for Black Canary’s help to take the mastermind behind meticulously-planned robbery of Kord Industries of a skeleton key which can be re-purposed to break into any bank vault. While Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) struggle with Sara’s inclusion in Team Arrow, her impressive skill-set, and Sara picking up her romantic relationship with Oliver, Felicity also attempts to find the Clock King (Robert Knepper) who always seems to be one-step ahead and have one more ace up his sleeve including hacking into, and destroying, the vigilante’s computer network.

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Mind Games – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2014

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  • Title: Mind Games – Pilot
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Mindgames - Pilot

ABC’s second attempt at a mid-season replacement in the same time slot (replacing the cancelled Killer Women), Mind Games stars Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as the Edwards brothers struggling to prove their start-up company can make good on its promise to control and manipulate fate to achieve their clients’ desired outcome. As premises go it’s actually pretty good, although the Pilot episode features a lot of the characters struggling to convey the idea to both investors and the audience and might do well to incorporate some slick CGI work to visually help get their point across (like Numbers, Intelligence, or a number of other shows).

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Glee – Frenemies

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2014

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  • Title: Glee – Frenemies
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Glee - Frenemies

Friends become enemies as Sue (Jane Lynch) pits Jake (Jacob Artist) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) against each other for class valedictorian and in New York Santana (Naya Rivera) puts her relationship with Rachel (Lea Michele) in jeopardy becoming her understudy for Funny Girl (because she’s the same age, and not in any way the same type, of the girl the producers chose despite thinking she was too young for the role?), and then taking credit for all of Rachel’s success. Meanwhile Kurt (Chris Colfer) frets over Starchild’s (Adam Lambert) influence over the band and New Directions settles on solos for Nationals.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – She’s Come Undone
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Pretty Little Liars - She's Come Undone

Despite revealing Ezra‘s (Ian Harding) deceit to the rest of the Liars, and the fact that he’s been working on a book about Alison‘s (Sasha Pieterse) murder/disappearance for years (which he claims to believe one of the Liars may be responsible for), Aria (Lucy Hale) refuses to accept the fact that the man she loves could be A. Slowly spiraling out of control, Aria lets herself into Ezra’s apartment and begins frantically searching for answers. Not liking what she finds, Aria’s time in Ezra’s apartment quickly devolves from investigation to trashing her secret boyfriend’s apartment.

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Person of Interest – Last Call

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

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  • Title: Person of Interest – Last Call
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Person of Interest - Last Call

Finch (Michael Emerson) goes undercover as a 911 Operator to sniff out the threat to The Machine’s latest number, a training supervisor (Melissa Sagemiller) in charge of a 911 Call Center who is being blackmailed by a mysterious voice on the other side of the phone and members of a Mexican cartel holding a young child (Julian Shatkin) hostage in order to force the woman to compromise the Call Center. The woman’s tragic history involving the loss of a child gives the kidnapper, a ghost who could teach Finch a thing or two about anonymity, the perfect leverage to control the situation and get exactly what he wants.

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