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The Flash – The Flash & The Furious

by Alan Rapp on January 17, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – The Flash & The Furious
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The Flash - The Flash & The Furious television review

With a couple of notable exceptions, the supporting cast takes center stage in “The Flash & The Furious” when the Flash (Grant Gustin) is sidelined by a new meta-human and forced to remain in the pipeline until his instability issues work themselves out. This allows Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to step into the role of Central City’s hero while dealing with her own issues after learning that her future mentor, and known Flash-adversary, the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) is responsible for the death of her grandmother. Her new distrust of evil-doers pushes the repentant Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty) into the arms of the dangerous Silver Ghost (Gabrielle Walsh) whose black matter infuse key fob basically gives her control of any vehicle she wishes (including a stealth car developed by Wayne Industries).

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  • Title: Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness (Part I & II)
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Babylon 5 - A Voice in the Wilderness television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the space station of humans and aliens all alone in the night. While there may be more than enough plot for a single episode, “A Voice in the Wilderness” feels a bit stretched in order to fill out a two-parter. The main storyline of the episode revolves around the reawakening of the planet below Babylon 5. Long thought to be uninhabited, Babylon discovers that Epsilon III holds many secrets including alien technology miles below the surface and a dying guardian (Curt Lowens) entrusted with keeping the planet’s vast power and knowledge out of the wrong hands. The right hands, it turns out, are those of Delenn‘s (Mira Furlan) old teacher (Louis Turenne) who volunteers to take over as the heart of the machine, and who will be seen again when the time is right.

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Charlie’s Angels – Target: Angels

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2019

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angels in Chains
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Charlie's Angels - Target: Angels television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police detectives turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. John Horn guest-stars as a hitman sent after the Angels. After unsuccessful attempts on each of the women’s lives, the team decides to fake Sabrina‘s (Kate Jackson) death in hopes of luring out the killer. What the Angels learn, almost too late, is that the mercenary wasn’t hired to kill them but only to put them in enough danger that it might draw out his employer’s true target: Charlie himself. The ruse almost succeeds, but the Angels uncover the truth just in time to save Charlie (even if the makeshift plan invovles stealing an taxi that gets blown-up on Charlie’s driveway). Unfortunately for the Angels, success means barely missing their chance for the group’s first in-person meeting.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Hala I Ke Ala O’i’ole Mai
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Hawaii Five-0 - Hala I Ke Ala O'i'ole Mai television review

Hawaii Five-0 returns from winter hiatus with McGarrett‘s (Alex O’Loughlin) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) in Montana torturing a prisoner for information about the location of the man (Ben Youcef) responsible for the death of Joe White (Terry O’Quinn) and four other SEALs. With Danny (Scott Caan), Junior (Beulah Koale), and Wade (David Keith) in tow, the pair head off to Laos to rendezvous with super-spy Harry Langford (Chris Vance) to infiltrate a highly-secure skyscraper, find their target, and get some justice for their fallen friend.

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  • Title: A Nero Wolfe Mystery – Disguise for Murder
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery - Disguise for Murder television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to mid 20th Century New York and the private detective offices located at 454 W. 35th Street. During a reception for showing off his orchids, a potential client is killed in Nero Wolfe‘s (Maury Chaykin) study. A thief tied to an unsolved murder which has baffled the police, Cynthia Brown (Kathryn Zenna) pleads with Archie (Timothy Hutton) to see Wolfe. However, by the time the detective reaches his study the con woman has been strangled by a mystery man in a hat whose path she crossed during the reception. Suspects held for Inspector Kramer (Bill Smitrovich) to question include the dead woman’s brother (Nicholas Campbell), several older couples, and a psychiatrist (Richard Waugh), but the murderer’s identity proves to be none of the men on the guest list leaving the police vexed but Wolfe with a clever idea as how to smoke out the killer (whose identity only he has surmised from Archie’s recounting of his conversation with Cynthia Brown).

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