Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 10

“Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2” Star Trek: Picard finishes its first season with a ticking clock, an Apocalyptic threat and ruminations on the meaning of existence. I’ve been very critical of the more recent episodes of this show because the answers to the questions posed over the course of the season proved to be…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 9

“Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1” Star Trek: Picard brings Soji home with a large Romulan armada on their tail looking to destroy it. Admittedly it’s not my best attempt to summarise an episode in a single sentence but at a very high level that’s all this episode is really about. Picard and crew make…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 5

“Perpetual Adoration” Outlander explores the events and decisions that lead people to where they end up as various characters reflect on their lives at the stage they are at. Every now and again the show chooses to overtly remind viewers that time travel is a significant factor. This often takes the form of a flashback…

Supergirl – Season 5 Episode 14

“The Bodyguard” Supergirl doubles down on the horrors of technology with the imminent release of Andrea’s lenses and acceleration of Lena’s pacification project. This season is supposed to be about the growth of technology and the potential problems that can cause for us as a species. It’s an issue that’s wide open to commentary as…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 8

“Broken Pieces” Star Trek: Picard answers one of the major mysteries as well as a few of the other lingering questions posed throughout the season. This shows strengths lie more in its characterisation rather than its storytelling. The previous episode was almost the perfect example of this with the bulk of the scenes living up…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 4

“Company We Keep” Outlander continues with Jamie’s mission to assemble a militia to fight on behalf of the Crown with complications arising at a trading post. Every season of Outlander has an episode like this; one that focuses on setting things up and outlining the potential complications that surround the major events the episodes are…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 7

“Nepenthe” Star Trek: Picard splits the crew when Picard takes refuge with a couple of old friends and the crew of La Sirena play cat and mouse with a Romulan pursuer. As a life long fan of TNG this episode was one I was very much looking forward to. The return of William T. Riker…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 3

“Free Will” Outlander begins the march of Jamie’s militia to confront the Regulators but puts a detour in the path of Claire and Jamie. As I’ve mentioned repeatedly and will continue to state as long as I cover this show; Outlander is at its best when focusing on the core Jamie/Claire relationship. It is at…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 6

“The Impossible Box” Star Trek: Picard joins up the two main storylines when Picard makes his way to the decommissioned Borg Cube in search of Soji. The main criticism of Star Trek: Picard that I’ve seen is that  it moves far too slowly. It’s not an entirely unfair observation and one that I’ve talked about…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 5 Episode 6

“Mortal Khanbat” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow displaces Genghis Khan to 90s Hong Kong and has John Constantine deal with his own mortality. One thing I often praise about this show is its unique ability to juggle a large cast, different tones and plots that couldn’t be more different. Everything typically links together almost seamlessly making…