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…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 17

“Identity and Change” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD catches up with Mack and Mace as the virtual H.Y.D.R.A. closes in on Daisy and Simmons. It has been well established that the underlying purpose of the Framework is to remove everyone’s greatest regret which -in theory- allows them to live in what essentially amounts to their own personal…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 16

“What If…” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns from hiatus and places the characters in a world they don’t belong where H.Y.D.R.A. reigns supreme and everything is about as bad as it can get. Alternate realities eventually creep into science fiction shows in one way or another. The Flash frequently deals with alternate Earths, DC’s Legends…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 8

“God Complex” The 100 continues to explore the available options now that they are merely 10 days away from certain death by radiation. I’ve mentioned in previous reviews that this show has a preoccupation with Doom. I’ve never said it in quite those words before but the sentiment is a common one from me. The…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 7

“Gimme Shelter” The 100 slows things down a little when irradiated rain forces everyone to take shelter and worry about their future. This was a refreshing change of place. The 100 has been burning through plot at an accelerated rate this season and it has caused a lot of narrative issues for the show. I…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 6

“We Will Rise” The 100 deals with the aftermath of the destruction of Arkadia as Raven tries to figure out a way to safely fly to space and return. This episode picks straight up from last week with the former citizens of Arkadia looking on at the destruction and considering how all hope has been…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 5

“The Tinder Box” The 100 continues to offer as many complications as potential solutions to the rapidly approaching Apocalypse problem. Using science to turn everyone into Nightbloods so that they can be immune to the radiation is a really promising lead that bears exploring. The scenes set in the high tech lab were the most…