The Flash – Season 5 Episode 8

Flash

“What’s Past is Prologue” The Flash celebrates 100 episodes with a trip down memory lane to revisit some key moments in the show’s history. Anniversary episodes are self indulgent by their very nature. This very website recently released its 100th podcast and that was a very self indulgent affair. Listen if you get the chance,…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 4 Episode 7

Legends

“Hell No, Dolly!” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow dives right into the inner -and outer- Demons of John Constantine as a doll possessing Demon terrorises the crew. It shouldn’t be a surprise at this point but I’m constantly amazed at how this show manages to pull together a collection of ludicrous ideas and weaves them into…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 8

Arrow

“Unmasked” Arrow deals with the aftermath of Oliver’s release from prison by exploring what his life and the structure of the show looks like with the shift in status quo. In a way, Oliver’s imprisonment was a really simple solution to the problem of Oliver Queen’s vigilante double life being known to the public. It…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 7

Supernatural

“Unhuman Nature” Sam, Dean and Castiel scramble desperately to find a way to save Jack when his condition worsens in the latest Supernatural. Jack has certainly made an impression in his relatively short time on the show. His presence has enabled Sam, Dean and Castiel to learn what sort of a father they would be…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 5

Outlander

“Savages” Outlander reintroduces an old friend while continuing to explore the tension between the settlers of North Carolina, those who claim to own the land and the indigenous population. I talked at length about the problematic nature of Claire and Jamie’s characterisation in “Do No Harm” during that review and this episode suggests it’s going…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 8

“Bunker Hill” Supergirl reaches a turning point in the ongoing struggle against Agent Liberty as the mystery behind Nia is answered. This show hasn’t always done the best job connecting the various ongoing plots. Fortunately the same can’t be said about this season so far. Manchester Black’s quest for vengeance is intimately tied to the…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 9

Doctor Who

“It Takes You Away” Team TARDIS heads to Norway to investigate the disappearance of a blind girl’s father in an atmospheric and mysterious episode of Doctor Who. I’ve mentioned before that pretty much every episode of Doctor Who is mystery that needs to be solved and I still think that’s true for the most part….

Titans – Season 1 Episode 7

Titans

“Asylum” Alternating back into a ‘plot’ episode, the group investigate the possible location of Rachel’s mother, and in the process find out more about themselves than they would care to know. The end of the last episode insinuated something resembling answers would be coming when Dr Adamson woke up and wanted to speak to Rachel….

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 7

“The Book of Blood: Chapter 3: The Sange” Black Lightning continues its excursion to the world of South Freeland as Khalil makes a very risky decision that could have severe consequences for him. The introduction of South Freeland last week was a great opportunity to expand the world of the show by establishing two compelling…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 7

Flash

“O Come, All Ye Thankful” Father/daughter relationships in their different forms take the stage in a belated Thanksgiving episode of The Flash. One of the best things about this season so far as I’ve repeatedly said is the relationship between Barry and Nora. Pushing aside the time travel aspect it’s basically a tale of a…