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Jack Ryan – Orinoco

by Alan Rapp on November 14, 2019

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

A couple of storylines converge in “Orinoco” as Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) and Greer (Wendell Pierce) join-up with Matice’s (John Hoogenakker) team to investigate the cargo containers transported from the docks to a secret facility in the Venezuelan jungle. Not finding the evidence in the first container, Jack risks the operation to continue looking which leads to a reunion with a familiar face (Arnold Vosloo) and one member (Jovan Adepo) of the expedition getting left behind. His actions in the episode further underline Jack’s personal stake in the mission and possibly foreshadow more trouble in his path if his reckless behavior continues.

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Supergirl – Confidence Women

by Alan Rapp on November 12, 2019

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  • Title: Supergirl – Confidence Women
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Supergirl - Confidence Women television review

The Leviathan plot takes a step forward with a flashback episode that delves into the friendship of Lena (Katie McGrath) and Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo). “Confidence Women” is overdue in helping to explain why Kara‘s (Melissa Benoist) deception hurt Lena so profoundly given what happened with Andrea years before. While the magical medallion (which isn’t magical?) is a bit goofy, it’s existence helps both Supergirl and Lena separately uncover the existence of Leviathan (although neither yet knows anything more than the name). The flashbacks also offer the return of iZombie‘s Rahul Kohli as Lena’s ex-boyfriend Jack Spheer.

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  • Title: Rick and Morty – Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
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Rick and Morty - Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat TV review

Things get pretty messed up the the season premiere of Rick and Morty as the pair’s adventure to retrieve death crystals leaves Rick (Justin Roiland) dead and Morty (Roiland) following the path of the crystal to a death he believes will involve growing old with Jessica (Kari Wahlgren). Meanwhile, after Mortry refuses to listen to Holograph Rick and clone his grandfather, back-up clones of Rick pop-up in other dimensions. “Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat” has fun with the running gag of continually rebooting Rick in various forms, but nearly all of them being fascist realities (with the last, non-fascist reality, being somehow even more terrifying). Meanwhile, Morty takes things a bit too far (killing dozens and even ignoring a tempting offer from Jessica) in order to pursue his elusive best death.

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  • Title: Batwoman – I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury
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Batwoman - I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury television review

When the Executioner starts targeting city officials both Kate (Ruby Rose) and the Crows will scour the city, but while Jacob Kane‘s (Dougray Scott) men are more than willing to pin the activities on a recently-paroled convict Kate suspects there is far more going on. “I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury” features what we’ve come to expect from the series with Ruby Rose getting more comfortable in her Bat-gear and continuing to be the one standout of the show. While the Executioner works fine as a one-off baddie, his elaborate death traps (including the opening scene where the victim could have simply run to either the left or the right instead of trying to climb a metal fence to avoid electrocution) still leave something to be desired.

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Warehouse 13 – 3… 2… 1

by Alan Rapp on November 12, 2019

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  • Title: Warehouse 13 – 3… 2… 1
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Warehouse 13 - 3... 2... 1 television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to a top-secret storage facility in South Dakota known as Warehouse 13. The reemergence of Joshua’s Trumpet offers a Warehouse tale that takes place in three different time periods and offers the return of multiple characters. Helena (Jaime Murray) is let out of her prison, albeit only in holographic form, to help in the current search for the artifact and elaborate on her first encounter with it back in 1893. The appareance of the trumpet in 1962 also brings back Jack (Chad Connell) and Rebecca (Alex Paxton-Beesley). “3… 2… 1” offers a chance to redeem Helena a bit as she’s able to talk down a confused man (Martin Doyle) from trying to find the aliens who stole his father decades before (when he was dissentigrated by the horn, crashed back to Earth on Helena’s rocket). Even Pete (Eddie McClintock) eventually warms a little towards the woman who tried to destroy the world just a season earlier.

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