The 100 – Season 5 Episode 4

“Pandora’s Box” The 100 reunites the characters in the bunker with those on the surface as Murphy and Raven maintain the holding pattern that acts as leverage against the prisoners. Patient storytelling is definitely one of the strengths of this show as proven by this season so far. This is now the fourth episode and…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 3

“Sleeping Giants” The 100 starts to explore the new threat brought on by the prisoners as those in space try to find a way to return to the surface. Clarke’s actions in this episode call back to the early days of season 1 in terms of how she forms a strategy. She uses one of…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 2

“Red Queen” The 100 picks up on the ending of the previous episode and tells the story of the residents of the bunker following Praimfaya. This show has always been about survival in one form or another. I mentioned last week that the Grounder philosophy is that life is a fight that only ends with…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 1

“Eden” The 100 returns for a fifth season with a time jump and an episode devoted to giving the audience a sense of Clarke’s life in the time since the end of last season. I mentioned at the end of last season that it was unlikely that I would be able to review this season…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 13

“Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It“ So Jerome Valeska officially returns in Gotham season 3’s January mini-arc. He’s not officially the Joker yet, so Jerome being an inspiration for a future Joker is still possible, technically, but is there enough evidence now to suggest that it’s just a matter of time before Jerome wants a proper…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 12

“Mad City: Ghosts” Gotham season 3 returns for a 3-episode arc before another long break with ‘Ghosts’, digging up the past with Oswald’s father, Selina’s mother and for Gotham City itself with Jerome Valeska, who might end up being the Joker after all? When I heard that we were just getting a short plot arc…