September 2016

  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Meet the New Boss
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Meet the New Boss

Continuing to lay the groundwork for later episodes, “Meet the New Boss” is most notable for introducing Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Along with filling us in that the job could have been Coulson’s if he wanted it, the latest episode also reveals a good working relationship between the two men (which could be tested in the next few weeks). While the government inspection of the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility provides most of the episode’s humor, and allows Coulson to geek out when called up, it takes up quite a bit of air time without offering any immediate payoff (other than to suggest O’Mara’s character is based on the comic character of the same name).

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Longmire – One Good Memory

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2016

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  • Title: Longmire – One Good Memory
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Longmire - One Good Memory

“One Good Memory” wraps up the search for Donna (Ally Walker). Despite tracking down Walker Browning (Callum Rennie), and further infuriating the Cumberland Sheriff (Tom Wopat) in the process, as well as identifying the person (Mac Brandt) responsible for fire-bombing the doctor’s car, the true culprit (Carrie Lazar) proves to have complicated motives for kidnapping the psychiatrist. By the end of the episode Donna will be safe leaving Walt to deal with other problems (such as his pending lawsuit) over the remainder of the season.

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #2

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2016

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Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od #2“The Temple of Od” continues as Atomic Robo and Helen are captured by the enemy and taken back to their secret laboratory. Thanks to the timely sneak attack of Helen’s friends from Shanghai, after some verbal sparring with Atomic Robo and his captors, Robo is given just the distraction he needs to sneak into the lab with Helen and find the missing scientist, Dr. Lu.

Although their enemy is building a doomsday device as Robo suspected, the work they are doing (thanks to the captured Dr. Lu) is no less dangerous to the outside world.

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  • Title: The Big Bang Theory – The Military Miniaturization
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The Big Bang Theory - The Military Miniaturization

“The Military Miniaturization” is a fine, if forgettable, episode. In the main story Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), and Howard (Simon Helberg) fret over the ethical implications surrounding the Air Force’s offer to fund their research. The back-up story features a pissed-off Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) learning that Penny (Kaley Cuoco) accidentally spilled the beans about her pregnancy to her coworkers (possibly costing her lead on a big project). The episode’s only real stand-out moment comes when Sheldon reacts silently to the Air Forces pitch (although the scene would have been more memorable had the scientist been able to keep his silence throughout the entire sequence).

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Once Upon a Time – The Savior

by Alan Rapp on September 27, 2016

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  • Title: Once Upon a Time – The Savior
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Once Upon a Time - The Savior

While leaving the return of the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) to be explored next week, the season premiere of Once Upon a Time focuses primarily on Emma (Jennifer Morrison) who begins having shakes and visions following the arrival of Hyde (Sam Witwer) and an unknown number of companions from the Land of Untold Stories. Exploring just who and what the Savior is appears to be one of the season’s big themes, which begins with a flashback revealing that Emma isn’t the first Savior and is followed much later by the revelation of what end fate has in store for Emma courtesy of both Hyde and the Oracle (Jordyn Ashley Olson). As to the identity of the villain destined to take down the Savior, we’ll just have to wait and see who it is revealed to be.

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