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  • Title: The Boys – The Female of the Species
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The Boys - The Female of the Species television review

After releasing her while searching the hidden supply house where A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) gets his drugs, Butcher (Karl Urban), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), and Frenchie (Tomer Capon) scour the city for the murderous woman (Karen Fukuhara) whose connection to larger events none of them yet understand. (I’ll admit, I’m a little lost, too.) Meanwhile, Hughie‘s (Jack Quaid) goes out on a date with Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continuing to find more in common with the hero than he though possible making it even hard to lie to her, and use her to spy on the Seven as the show continues to push Hughie towards a major decision which Hughie will be forced to choose between his new life (and revenge for the death of his girlfriend) and possibly moving on with Starlight.

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Legion – Chapter 27

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2019

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  • Title: Legion – Chapter 27
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Legion - Chapter 27 television review

Legion comes to a close with a final episode that features Kerry (Amber Midthunder) fighting time demons, Switch (Lauren Tsai) evolving into something more, David‘s (Dan Stevens) squaring off against the younger version of Farouk (Navid Negahban), Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd) coming to an understanding with the older Farouk, and David being granted his most fervent wish for a second chance. More linear than many episodes of the series, “Chapter 27″‘s low-key tone feels a bit underwhelming as the show’s finale. That said, it wraps up the existing plot points and offers a much happier ending than any of these characters had a right to expect. Subverting expectations by making the final confrontation with the Shadow King ultimately non-confrontational allows David to grow further (although I don’t know if I accept the growth necessary in either version of Farouk to make this ending possible). Still, for what it was, Legion offered a host of memorable moments over its three seasons which ends (not unexpectedly) with a song.

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Elementary – Reichenbach Falls

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 2019

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  • Title: Elementary – Reichenbach Falls
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Elementary - Reichenbach Falls television review

The penultimate episode of Elementary brings a close to the season-long arc involving billionaire vigilante Odin Reichenbach (James Frain). The deaths of Morland Holmes (John Noble), the professional criminals he used to commit the crime, and the detectives’ star witness against Reichenbach leave Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) back at square one with no new plan on how to pick-up the fight. Holmes struggles with an outside-the-box solution for their foe, which, given his past, leads Watson to suspect her partner of taking the law into his own hands.

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Killjoys – Ship Outta Luck

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 2019

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  • Title: Killjoys – Ship Outta Luck
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While Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), Johnny (Aaron Ashmore), and D’avin (Luke Macfarlane work on getting out of the prison they’ve been sent to, a reawoken Zeph (Kelly McCormack) enlists some help to slow down the Lady‘s terraforming project. Although the Killjoys fail in their escape attempt, they do gain the notice of the space-prison’s warden (Rachael Ancheril) who offers them a deal in helping to prevent an assassination attempt inside her prison. As for Zeph, she, Pree (Thom Allison), and Turin (Patrick Garrow) manage to make a small dent in the lady’s plan by destoying several of the ships she uses to seed the clouds with her mind-controlling rain.

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Lois & Clark – Wall of Sound

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 2019

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  • Title: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Wall of Sound
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Wall of Sound television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Metropolis for another episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. While smarting that Clark (Dean Cain) was nominated for a Kerth Award and she wasn’t (for the first time in her career), Lois (Teri Hatcher) and Clark investigate a new series of crimes by a criminal who uses sound waves to commit his crimes. Whether putting the populace to sleep or threatening to bring down a building, Metropolis soon finds itself at the mercy of a new threat. The episode is notable for Lois going undercover as a rock ‘n roll groupie and the show introducing a technology that could even bring the Man of Steel to his knees.

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