Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 1

“The Resurrection” The CW delivers another dose of Superhero action in the form of new show Black Lightning; the story of a middle aged man who goes back to costumed crime fighting after a 9 year absence. Even though this show comes from the same producers as the other Arrowverse shows it doesn’t share that…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 10

Flash

“The Trial of the Flash” The Flash puts Barry Allen on trial as an irradiated Metahuman causes problems for the rest of the team while they work to clear Barry’s name. One of the most striking things about this episode is that the end result of the trial is foreshadowed very early on. Barry mentions…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episodes 12 & 13

Gifted

“eXtraction” & “X-roads” The Gifted brings its first season to a close with a double episode showing the Mutant Underground fighting for survival and making choices that affect their future. Before I begin I’ll point out that the two part finale aired on the same night so I had the usual internal conflict over whether…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 10

Supergirl

“Legion of Super-Heroes” Supergirl returns after the winter hiatus to deal with the fallout of Kara’s brutal beating at the hands of Reign and introduce a team of superheroes. The previous episode ended with Kara in bad shape. This episode reveals that her injuries were so extensive that she is now in a coma. Her…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 11

Discovery

“The Wolf Inside” Star Trek: Discovery continues to explore the Mirror Universe through Michael posing as her duplicate as the mystery surrounding Ash Tyler is finally answered. This episode focuses more on a psychological exploration of the Mirror Universe rather than a physical one. Last week was all about letting the shock of where the…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 7

Agents

“Together or Not at All” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD reunites the majority of the team and starts to move towards the end game of the future set outer space story arc. Nobody could accuse this season of being slow so far. Things have moved along at an impressive clip which means that there are fewer…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 10

Discovery

“Despite Yourself” Star Trek: Discovery returns from Winter Hiatus to deal with the cliffhanger posed in the previous episode and line up the arc for the next few episodes. Before beginning it’s worth noting that this episode feels more special because it’s directed by Jonathan Frakes, the man who brought us Commander William T. Riker and…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 6

Agents

“Fun & Games” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD brings Fitz back into the fold and moves forward with his plan to rescue his friends under Kasius’ control. Fitz being in the future is a great thing all on its own because it brings the entire cast together even if they haven’t been in the same scene…

Lucifer – Season 3 Episode 11

Lucifer

“City of Angels?” Lucifer returns from Winter Hiatus with a trip back in time to events that happened before “Pilot” showing Lucifer’s early days on Earth. This episode marks the final unused season 2 episode and represents another slight break in the normal format by taking the characters we know and showing how they were…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 11

Gifted

“3 X 1” The Gifted returns from Winter Hiatus to deal with the fallout of the previous episode while building towards the finale in different ways. Despite its flaws The Gifted has been consistently character driven since it began. There are exceptions to this but a lot of the plot is informed by the decisions…