The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy – 743

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2020

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – 743
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The Umbrella Academy - 743 television review

If there’s one character the television series has done a disservice to by centering the stories on the older lives of the Umbrella Academy members while limiting flashbacks to childhood it’s Ben (Justin H. Min). “743” attempts to make up for that oversight by giving the character arguably the biggest hero moment in the entire series. Given his discovery at the Temps Commission, Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), and Klaus (Robert Sheehan) attempt to prevent the FBI’s torture of the captured Vanya (Ellen Page) from altering the past. However, when none of them can get to her, it’s Ben who steps up in a big way to save not only his sister (who spends most of the episode fighting the return of her memories) but the entire world as well. Elsewhere, the Handler (Kate Walsh) uses Lila‘s (Ritu Arya) discovery of what she thinks is the truth about her parents to manipulate her into going after the Umbrella Academy.

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – The Secret Stages
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The Umbrella Academy - The Secret Stages television review

When the simple plan to go home fails, Five (Aidan Gallagher) decides to throw a Hail Mary and go in search of his younger self (Sean Sullivan) who is in Dallas just prior to leaving the Commission and returning to 2019. One big obstacle is that the closer the two Fives get to each other the more each begins to show the effects of the seven stages of paradox psychosis (which gives the episode its title) putting Luther (Tom Hopper) in the middle of two increasingly paranoid and bloodthirsty time assassins. Meanwhile, Lila (Ritu Arya) convinces the Handler (Kate Walsh) to give Diego (David Castañeda) a chance with the Commission allowing Number Two to discover what causes the new apocalypse.

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The Umbrella Academy – Öga for Öga

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2020

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – Öga for Öga
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The Umbrella Academy - Öga for Öga television review

Despite his reservations, Five (Aidan Gallagher) kills the Temps Commission Board of Directors allowing the Handler (Kate Walsh) to seize power. The bloody sequence is one of the episode’s highlights as the shortest member of the family paints the walls red. The Handler makes good on her half of the agreement as well, giving Five a 90-minute window to return his family back to their proper time and avoid the apocalypse. However, locating his family and getting them to the alley in time proves to be far too big a problem to solve as Vanya (Ellen Page) refuses to leave Sissy (Marin Ireland) and finds herself captured by local police, Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) is attacked by the Swedes, and Diego (David Castañeda) is kidnapped by Lila (Ritu Arya) and taken to the Temps Commission. So much for going home.

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The Umbrella Academy – A Light Supper

by Alan Rapp on September 1, 2020

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – A Light Supper
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The Umbrella Academy - A Light Supper television review

Still not believing any of them are who they say they are, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) invites all the members of the family to a light supper in order to get down to the truth. Things go about how you would expect a Hargraves family dinner to go. Complete disaster. However, Five‘s (Aidan Gallagher) discussion with his father does crystallize a plan of action for him, even if it does mean making a deal with the devil. Meanwhile, while hoping to tempt Five into commuting some murders for her, the Handler (Kate Walsh) continues to play both sides by reahing out to the Swedes by offering up Diego‘s (David Castañeda) location who she framed for the murder of their brother.

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The Umbrella Academy – Valhalla

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2020

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – Valhalla
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The Umbrella Academy - Valhalla television review

For the first time in the show’s Second Season the entire Umbrella Academy is gathered under the same roof. It doesn’t last very long as Luther (Tom Hopper) is the first to bail on the disagreements on how the team can prevent the end of the world in six days time. Following his brother out, Diego (David Castañeda) and Luther receive an invitation from Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) to all of his “pursuers” summoning them for a light supper (and laying the foundation for the next episode). During the opening sequence, we also get to see a little more of Pogo‘s past and how his path original coincided with that of Hargreeves.

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