The 100 – Season 7 Episode 11

“Etherea” The 100 reveals the fate of Bellamy and chronicles an arduous journey to the summit of a mountain. Reports of Bellamy’s death being greatly exaggerated shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone watching the show at this point. The scene where he appeared to die was deliberately staged with a wormhole directly behind him…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 13

“Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. (Part 2)” Stargirl comes to the end of its inaugural season with a suitably exciting climax. Showdowns are had, lessons are learned, emotions are addressed, and the fate of millions of people is decided. It’s been a fast first ride for Stargirl, but it has more than made an impact with its…

The 100 – Season 7 Episode 10

“A Little Sacrifice” The 100 deals with Indra’s efforts to stop Sheidheda on Sanctum while those on Bardo deal with a genocidal Echo. This season’s Sheidheda plot has been great showcase for JR Bourne who owns every scene he has as that character. His performance is so strong that it elevates material that doesn’t hold…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 12

“Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. (Part 1)” Stargirl approaches the end of its first season, mirroring its two part opening with a two part finale crammed with even greater intensity than the opening action. It seems like Stargirl has barely got going before it’s already gearing up for the climax. Part of that is down to the…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 11

“Shining Knight” The pace of Stargirl slows a little, giving everyone time to take stock before things ramp up for the finale, while a tangential figure from Courtney’s past re-appears and one from her present begins to remember who he is. I’ve been looking forward to this episode, mostly so I can stop being deliberately…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 10

“Stolen” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the 1980s and showcases Nathaniel Malick’s plan to build an army of Inhumans for anarchic purposes. An otherwise stellar final season of this show has been marred by underwhelming antagonists. The Chronicoms have consistently failed to feel like a credible threat despite their plan to irreparably alter history…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 10

“Brainwave Jr” Stargirl continues its theme of villain stories, and comes around to one of the series’ most loathsome characters, and interestingly also attempts to infuse him with the most moral ambiguity seen to date. If you’ve been reading these reviews, you’ll be well aware I’ve made no secret of how much I utterly despise…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 9

“As I Have Always Been” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivers its version of a time look story with Daisy and Coulson working to stop the Zephyr from being destroyed. Sooner or later pretty much every sci-fi or fantasy show does a time loop episode. It’s one of those staples of genre storytelling that’s just fun…