Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 5

“A Trout in the Milk” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to the 1970s to stop the Chronicoms and HYDRA from changing history into something significantly worse than came before. I really like that this season is playing fast and loose with whether the timeline can be changed or if the characters are simply playing their…

The 100 – Season 7 Episode 6

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“Nakara” The 100 catches up with Clarke’s group on the ice planet as Diyoza’s whereabouts become known and the situation in Sanctum continues to deteriorate. At last we learn what happened to Diyoza and, to begin with, it’s more or less the same thing that happened to Octavia. Those in Bardo tried to forcibly extract…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 5

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“Hourman and Dr Mid-Nite” Stargirl continues the rolling out of teenage superheroes with a double dose of introductions, completing, for now, the new generation of the Justice Society. Much of the focus of Stargirl so far has been the motivations of why its growing ensemble of characters turned to either heroism or villainy, with each…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 4

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“Out of the Past” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the form of a noir thriller as the team investigate the events leaving to the well documented death of Agent Sousa. So many shows eventually do an episode in the style of a noir thriller because it lets the production team play around with the visual…

The 100 – Season 7 Episode 5

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“Welcome to Bardo” The 100 properly introduces Bardo and its complicated command over time as Sanctum destabilises even further thanks to Sheidheda. Without a doubt the most difficult thing to keep track of this season is the timeline. There are different planets where time passes at different rates and rules around what characters can remember…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 4

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“Wildcat” Stargirl begins Courtney’s recruitment drive for a new generation of the Justice Society, learns that people have issues to get over before becoming as enthusiastic as her, and the brief backstory of an important supporting character is revealed. The episode begins with a three-months-past flashback relating what happened to Yolanda to turn her into…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 3

“Alien Commies from the Future” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to 1955 and infiltrates Area 51 to prevent the Chronicoms from achieving their goals. Time travel storytelling is by its very nature difficult because you’re dealing with a concept that has been a big part of fiction for a long time meaning that people will have…

The 100 – Season 7 Episode 4

“Hesperides” The 100 starts to move the major pieces around so that they can inevitably converge on a central point that moves the plot forward. This season’s major advantage is also its major disadvantage. There are a lot of characters with arcs to resolve as well as a lot of stories to develop and conclude….

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 3

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“Icicle” The end of S.T.R.I.P.E. saw Icicle return to Blue Valley to take over control of the New America Project, and also to take out the mysterious Stargirl who has inexplicably appeared to throw a glowing Cosmic Staff-shaped wrench into their plans. Now we get a proper introduction to the villain who is behind whatever…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 2

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“Know Your Onions” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues its prohibition era adventure with a race against time to make sure that Freddie Malick survives being hunted by the Chronicoms. Time travel usually brings in the moral dilemma associated with changing the past in some form. It’s a common story element because it fascinates so many…