Elseworlds Part 3

The Elseworlds crossover wraps up with an evil Superman and the promise of bigger events to come in the relatively near future. I have mixed feelings about this crossover on the whole. On one hand I’ve found all three parts to be immensely entertaining but I’ve also found the storytelling problematic as it buries what…

Elseworlds Part 2

The Elseworlds crossover continues with a trip to Gotham City, the introduction of a bat themed vigilante and further development of the mounting threat. After several collective seasons of teasing the Arrowverse finally lets audiences see Gotham City while quickly explaining why neither Batman or Bruce Wayne have been seen before now. It turns our…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 9

“Hank and Dawn” The backstories of Hank Hall and Dawn Granger are revealed, detailing the past trials and tribulations the pair were put through that led to them donning the outfits and masks of their vigilante alter egos Hawk and Dove. What? Seriously: What? The? Hell? Right at the moment that Titans got itself under…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus” Khalil and Jennifer go on the run with Tobias and Jefferson scrambling to find them in a chaotic episode of Black Lightning. I’ve always said that flawed characters are far more interesting than those written as if they always make the right decision. Jennifer is a great example…

Elseworlds Part 1

Elseworlds; the annual DC TV crossover story begins with a -sort of- body switching plot and the promise of a large scale threat. I’ll freely admit that the crossover stories are something I look forward to every year. Even though I don’t always love the shows that participate in them I’m still fully invested in…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 6

“Blood of My Blood” Outlander focuses on the complexities of family as Jamie’s old friend Lord John Grey comes to Fraser’s Ridge. Last season saw Jamie father a child that he asked John Grey to raise in order to guarantee his son have a good life. At the time it was deeply difficult for Jamie…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 8

“Byzantium” Supernatural continues with the scramble to save Jack as Heaven comes under attack from the entity that runs the Empty. Last week was a really moving exploration of how people deal with the inevitable loss attached to a terminal illness. The overriding message was enjoying the time left and preparing for life without a…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 8

“Donna Troy” With Titans‘ alternation between episodes following the principal story and those taking on meandering side plots, it would follow that we’re due for another of the latter, especially since such episodes are invariably titled after the characters brought in for a one-shot appearance. However, those churning out this tedious slog of a series…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 4 Episode 7

“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…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 7

“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…