Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 9

“Into the Forest I Go” Star Trek: Discovery┬ástages a showdown with the Klingons and establishes a new problem for the crew to deal with when the show returns after a winter hiatus. The previous episode ended with the promise of a long delayed one on one between the Discovery and the Klingon Ship of the…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 9

“The Doldrums” Outlander takes to the high seas when Jamie and Claire set sail for Jamaica on a mission to rescue young Ian. This episode is best described as a bit of a novelty as it completely takes the show away from what is familiar. More or less an entire episode set on a ship…

Marvel’s Inhumans – Season 1 Episode 8

“…And Finally, Black Bolt” Marvel’s Inhumans ends its first -and possibly only- season with significant changes for the Royal Family and the Inhuman population as a whole. So it’s finally done and if reports about ratings and overwhelmingly negative critical reception are to be believed we won’t be seeing any more of these characters; certainly…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 5

“Advanced Thanatology” Supernatural goes back to the tried and tested formula when Sam and Dean decide to go on a good old fashioned Ghost Hunt. Much of this episode could be placed pretty much anywhere in the 13 seasons of this show. This isn’t a bad thing as many long running shows have an agreed…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 5

“Deathstroke Returns” Arrow explores the backstory of Slade Wilson when he asks Oliver for help finding his son and delivers the long delayed reveal of Vigilante’s identity. The relationship between Oliver and Slade has consistently been one of the more interesting things this show has to offer. It was established last season that the Mirakuru…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 7

“Kindred” Star Wars Rebels continues to explore the mysteries of Lothal as the Empire closes in on the Ghost Crew. The previous episode set up that there was something of cosmic importance at play that connects the characters in some unknowable way. This kind of destiny fuelled storyline is something that Star Wars is well…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 5

“Return of the Mack” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow starts to build the main threat of the season when the team find themselves in the midst of a Vampire hunt. The opening of this episode suggested that it might be another fun romp. The foggy London backdrop, riffs on Sherlock Holmes and the intrigue caused by…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 5

“Girls Night Out” The Flash brings the female characters into focus as the budding newly-weds go on their bachelor/bachelorette parties. This show has always had a bit of a woman problem in terms of how the female characters are handled and this episode highlights this while attempting to address it. Iris’ Bachelorette party is hilariously…

Lucifer – Season 3 Episode 6

“Vegas With Some Radish” Lucifer takes the Prince of Darkness to Vegas to investigate the murder of his “Wife” Candy in another rescued season 2 episode. The prospect of incorporating unaired season 2 episodes into the third season is a little baffling when you really think about it. Even at their most disposable those episodes…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 6

“got your siX” The Gifted splits off the various stories and explores different schools of thought on what it means to have powers. Differing opinions on what to do with Mutant powers is among the bread and butter of the X-Men franchise. In its purest form we have Charles Xavier who believes in peaceful coexistence…