The 100 – Season 4 Episode 13

“Praimfaya” The 100 closes off season 4 with the arrival of the Death Wave and a race against time to make it into space before it’s too late. Last week ended with the last ditch plan to escape into space and live on what’s left on the Ark. To make this happen, Raven needs to…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 12

“The Chosen” The 100 prepares for the finale by dealing with the difficult problem of choosing who gets to survive and who is left to die when time runs out. Everyone wants to survive but not everyone can. The main issue can’t be simplified any more than that. It’s very simple to understand but very…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 22

“World’s End” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD closes off another season and wraps up the Framework plot and deals with Ophelia’s plan. The return of Ghost Rider at the end of the previous episode was both a blessing and a curse when anticipating this episode. On one hand it’s great to see Gabriel Luna come back…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 11

“The Other Side” The 100 deals with Clarke and Jaha’s decision to deprive the other Clans access to the bunker as Raven tries to find a way to live. I had mixed feelings about the ending to last week’s episode and I suspect that was exactly the point. The choice made by Clarke and Jaha…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 21

“The Return” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns to the real world and deals with the immediate problems that come with that. The immediate problem is that Aida is now a real person with a collection of InHuman powers and Fitz in her possession. Much of the episode is spent exploring what it means to suddenly…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 10

“Die All, Die Merrily” The 100 channels its inner Hunger Games as representatives from all 13 clans battle it out to decide who has control over the bunker. Battles for survival aren’t unusual for this show as most of the major arcs have amounted to various characters fighting for their lives in one way or…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 20

“Farewell, Cruel World” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD engineers an exit from the framework as Aida’s plan to make herself human comes to a head. It’s been interesting and fun to spend time in the Framework but we are so close to the end of the season that things need to start wrapping up. The new…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 9

“DNR” The 100 returns from hiatus with only 6 days to go until the Apocalypse with the reality of the situation really starting to sink in for the characters. I’m really glad that the show has dispensed with last minute last hopes as a plot device for the moment as it was getting really contrived…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 4 Episode 19

“All the Madame’s Men” Marvel’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to build towards the season endgame as Madame Hydra accelerates her plan. Up until this episode it was unclear what Aida aka Ophelia aka Madame Hydra’s -I’m going to go with Aida from now on- plan was but we can wonder no longer. She wants to…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 18

“No Regrets” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD goes deeper into the framework as allegiances start to shift and the concept of reality becomes more difficult to define. The biggest challenge since “What If…” has been bearing in mind that none of what the characters are experience is real. It is real to the people experiencing it…