The Flash – Season 4 Episode 18

Flash

“Lose Yourself” The Flash introduces the final Bus Meta and Ralph is forced to put all that he has learned to the test when DeVoe finally catches up with him. I’ll start with the introduction of the final Bus Meta who goes by the name Edwin Gauss aka The Folded Man (Arturo del Puerto). His…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 13

Black Lightning

“Shadow of Death: The Book of War“ Black Lightning ends its first season with the Pierce family taking a collective stand against the A.S.A. and Tobias manoeuvring himself to the top of Freeland’s political food chain. Family has been a really strong theme in a thematically rich season of television. At the core of everything…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 7

iZombie

“Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Brain” iZombie puts Liv on the brain of a sexually charged pick up artist as she furthers her mission to become the next Renegade by attempting something creative. As I’ve probably said many times, the overall quality of an episode can live or die by how entertaining the brain…

Lucifer – Season 3 Episode 20

Lucifer

“The Angel of San Bernadino” Lucifer returns from hiatus to develop the Chloe/Cain relationship as the title character worries about his night time activities. This episode picks up around a month after the previous one which makes it roughly real time for storytelling purposes. The time lapse is taken into account by allowing things to…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 14

Supergirl

“Schott Through the Heart” Supergirl returns from an extended hiatus with a rare Winn focused episode and a plot that largely stands on its own. It has been a while since this show has been on. The decision to put Supergirl on hiatus to return when DC’s Legends of Tomorrow wraps up its third season…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 17

Agents

“The Honeymoon” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD delivers the promised conflict between Ruby and Daisy as Fitz, Simmons and Elena try to find a way to save the world. The bulk of the episode is focused on Fitz, Simmons and Elena who head to England in order to take down H.Y.D.R.A. tech that may result in…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 18

Arrow

“Fundamentals” Arrow tightly focuses on Oliver Queen as he processes Diggle’s decision to leave him and consider what his next move should be. This season has been rough on Oliver Queen. Half of the team left then Thea decided to go her own way and Diggle decided that working for Oliver is no longer for…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 18

Supernatural

“Bring ‘Em Back Alive” Supernatural returns to the alternate universe for a rescue mission as Lucifer struggles to maintain control of Heaven and Sam works to help Gabriel along with Castiel. We’re on the final stretch of the season now which usually means that the plot starts to ramp up. This episode is an example…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 12

Black Lightning

“The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain” Black Lightning prepares for the season finale with the return of Tobias and forward movement on what the A.S.A. has planned for Freeland. In many ways this episode is more of a recap in preparation for the season finale and the episode greatly suffers for this…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 17

Flash

“Null and Annoyed” The Flash returns from an extended hiatus to introduce another bus meta and teach Ralph another lesson about being a hero. A sizeable chunk of my criticisms of this season are attributed to Ralph. I find the character annoying which is definitely a personal reaction to the way he’s written but I…