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  • Title: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Inshallah
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Inshallah television review

The First Season finale of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan opens with the first-half of Suleiman‘s (Ali Suliman) plan revealed. While only moderately successful so far, it seems he is far from finished. The terrorist has stricken a friend of the President (Michael Gaston) with an incurable form of Ebola and put him in direct contact with the leader of the free world. First there is a local bombing in Washington and the discovery of nuclear material at the port. Putting the pieces together, Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) and Greer (Wendell Pierce) head to the hospital to prevent the terrorist from completing his plan.

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  • Title: Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny
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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny - Enter the Dragon Master TV review

The first episode of Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny introduces us to the four rambunctious Pandas who will, by the end of the episode, become Po‘s (Mick Wingert) new students. While playing Nu Hai (Haley Tju), Bao (Gunnar Sizemore), Jing (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and Fan Tong (Makana Say) discover a mystical cave beneath Panda Village where they receive the chi from ancient kung fu warriors, the Four Constellations. Believing their story to be nothing more than childish fantasy, Po is gifted with a vision of his own which clues him into the Dragon Warrior’s new path as teacher.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – In the Steele of the Night
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Remington Steele - In the Steele of the Night television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. After the host (Jeff Pomerantz) is murdered at a detective’s reunion, the guests, each with their own history and motive, agree to let Steele (Pierce Brosnan) solve the case. Suspects include a former detective (Philip Charles MacKenzie) ruined by the victim, the victim’s mistress (Carlene Watkins) whose affair the victim revealed to her husband, and the former employee (Arthur Rosenberg) who the victim took advantage of and never rewarded. In terms of motive, the only real weakness is the episode never suggests one for either Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist) or Murphy (James Read).

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Elementary – Command: Delete

by Alan Rapp on July 1, 2019

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  • Title: Elementary – Command: Delete
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Elementary - Command: Delete TV review

The season-long arc continues to develop as Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) mull over Odin Reichenbach’s (James Frain) offer to assist him in preventing crimes through the use of his clients’ private data. Repulsed by the idea, Holmes reaches out to Agent McNally (Tim Guinee) only to discover that the NSA, or at least McNally, is already fully onboard with Reichenbach’s operation and any attempts by Holmes to try and expose or thwart the billionaire’s efforts would likely be met with strong reprisals. Apparently not content to go to war with just one government agency in his final season, Sherlock now finds himself at odds with the NSA as well.

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Danger Man – The Brothers

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2019

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  • Title: Danger Man – The Brothers
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Danger Man - The Brothers television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. When an important diplomatic package is part of a downed plane’s cargo stolen by bandits, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) heads to the coast of Sicily to find those responsible and retrieve the intelligence. Unable to directly contact the Morelli brothers (Ronald Fraser and Derren Nesbitt), Drake’s plan is to earn the confidence of a confederate by posing as a rich businessman in need of the documents for an impending deal. Helping the woman (Lisa Gastoni) escape from prison goes a long way to help sell Drake’s cover and earn enough trust for an introduction.

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