Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 15 recap

"One Door Closes"

COULSON AND TEAM ARE UNDER SIEGE AND MAY NEVER RECOVER, ON “MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” ON ABC

Edward James Olmos and Lucy Lawless Guest-Star

“One Door Closes” – War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MARCH 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Acevedo as Agent Calderon, Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Case, Sai Rao as Susanna, Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire, and Rick Otto as lead Hydra agent.

”One Door Closes” was written by Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins and directed by David Solomon.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

#Castle episode 19 recap

"Habeas Corpse"

When Richie “The Pitbull” Falco, a larger-than-life personal-injury attorney is found dead, Beckett and Castle investigate the many clients and competitors who had motive to kill him. But the mystery deepens when they discover a shocking secret that may be linked to Richie’s murder.

Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest stars in "Habeas Corpse" include Scott Broderick as Richie Falco, Nikki DeLoach as Annie Klein, Don McManus as Archie “The Savannah Hammer” Bronstein, Brian McNamara as Mike Sampson, and Meredith Monroe as Elise Resner.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

#Grimm episode 15 recap - Double Date

"DOUBLE DATE"

03/27/2015 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : THE SCENE OF A MURDER TRAILS BACK TO A STRANGE LOVERS' QUARREL - ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STARS - Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to investigate a one night stand turned deadly when a man finds himself in the middle of a very bizarre love triangle. Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) hopes Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) can help him deal with recurring episodes of phantom bleeding. Meanwhile, Adalind (Claire Coffee) makes a discovery that might turn the tables in her favor and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) makes a big decision that could change the course of her relationship with Nick. Reggie Lee also stars. TV-PG V

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#HartOfDixie season 4 finale tonight!

"Bluebell"

TIMES ARE CHANGING — As Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) try to work out their issues, Zoe makes a life-changing decision and Wade does everything he can to make it happen before their baby is born. Lavon (Cress Williams) feels guilty about misleading Lemon (Jaime King) and is determined to make things right. Meanwhile, George (Scott Porter) and AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black) are frustrated with their current situation, leaving them with a big decision to be made. Tim Matheson also stars. David Payer directed the episode written by Leila Gerstein (#410). Original airdate 3/27/2015.

Trailer. Preview vid.

Come discuss.

The CW hasn't announced a decision on the this show, yet. Rating are up vs. season 3, but the creator says the finale wraps things up enough it can stand as a series finale if The CW cancels the show.

Do you want more Hart of Dixie? Have you liked Season 4?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#Supernatural Episode 16 Recap - Paint It Black

"Paint It Black"

ROWENA MAKES PLANS TO RECLAIM HER MAGIC — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a string of suicides committed by people with little in common other than the identical, grisly method of death – slow, self-administered disembowlment. All of the victims were members of a Catholic church and had recently given confession, leading the brothers to suspect the priest (guest star Stephen Daniel Curtis) is somehow involved. Meanwhile, when Crowley (Mark Sheppard) captures Olivette (guest star Teryl Rothery), the leader of the Grand Coven, Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) pleads her case to be allowed to practice magic freely again. John Showalter directed this episode written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming (#1016). Original airdate 3/25/2015.

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Suicide Squad is back on #Arrow! Ep 17 Recap

“Suicidal Tendencies”

DIGGLE MARRIES LYLA; THE SUICIDE SQUAD RIDES AGAIN — It’s celebration time as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) get married. However, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission – rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray (guest star Steven Culp) from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick). Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns about Ray’s new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Ray hit a rough patch. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu (#317). Original airdate 3/25/2015.




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#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 14 recap - Love In The Time of Hydra

"Love in the Time of Hydra"

In the episode, Coulson and his team are still reeling from a shocking revelation that leaves the team fractured as they must decide what to do with one of their own. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack reveal their true allegiance to Hunter, while elsewhere, Ward and Agent 33 embark on a personal mission.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Achevedo as Agent Calderon, Mark Allan Stewart as Agent Oliver, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Maya Stojan as Agent 33, Landall Goolsby as Selwyn, Gigi Bermingham as Rhonda, Scott Speiser as station guard, Parisa Fakhri as Lieutenant Decker, Anna Campbell as female major, Shannon McClung as short officer, Meredith Bishop as Officer Anderson, and Kieren Van Den Blink as female Lieutenant.

”Love in the Time of Hydra” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Jesse Bochco.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

#Castle episode 18 recap - At Close Range

"Castle" Episode 18

CASTLE - "At Close Range" - Detective Kevin Ryan is on the security detail of a charismatic congressman attending a charity event when shots suddenly ring out. Driven to apprehend the killer, Ryan must revisit the events that led up to the shooting, with the help of Castle and Beckett, on "Castle," MONDAY, MARCH 23 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/David Moir) SEAMUS DEVER

Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

In addition to David Conrad as Frank Kelly, the guest cast of "At Close Range" includes Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, Reiko Aylesworth as Mia Lopez, Ricardo Chavira as Alex Lopez, David Andrews as Carl Shelton, and Annie Little as Carolyn Decker.

“At Close Range” was written by Jim Adler and directed by Bill Roe.

Recap:

Friday, March 20, 2015

#Grimm returns! Episode 14 Recap

"BAD LUCK"

03/20/2015 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : A SECRET RITUAL TO BRING GOOD LUCK TARGETS A WESEN GROUP -- GARCELLE BEAUVAIS AND ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STAR -- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russel Hornsby) investigate a murder victim with his foot cut off, and stumble onto a disturbing Wesen take on the "lucky rabbit's foot." In an effort to help, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. Meanwhile, the fallout from Adalind (Claire Coffee) and Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) showdown still has Nick reeling and sends him on a path that leads to Henrietta (guest star Garcelle Beauvais). Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star. TV-PG V

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

#TVD episode 17 recap - A Bird in a Gilded Cage

"A Bird in a Gilded Cage"

DAMON TRAVELS TO THE 1903 PRISON WORLD -- With the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) set forth a plan to rescue Damon’s mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), who is trapped in the 1903 prison world. Meanwhile, when Caroline's (Candice Accola) plan for Stefan (Paul Wesley) backfires, she is left to pick up the pieces. Elsewhere, back at Whitmore College, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Alaric’s (Matt Davis) attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn’t quite go as planned when they realize they're outmaneuvered. Lastly, an unexpected gift from Bonnie leaves Damon shaken to his core. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Neil Reynolds (#617). Original airdate 3/19/2015.

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#Reign episode 17 - "Tempting Fate" airs tonight!

"Tempting Fate"

MARY IS IN DANGER OF BEING EXPOSED — When Catherine (Megan Follows) becomes suspicious that Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Condé (Sean Teale) are having an affair, Mary risks Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis (Toby Regbo) becomes gravely ill after he collapses and Bash’s (Torrance Coombs) life is in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King’s Deputy. Meanwhile, things become complicated for Leith (Jonathan Keltz) when he is forced to be Claude’s (Rose Williams) personal guard after professing his love for Greer (Celina Sinden). Craig Parker, Caitlin Stasey and Anna Popplewell also star. Sudz Sutherland directed the episode written by Lisa Randolph (#217). Original airdate 3/19/2015.

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Talk about "Reign" here.

A Greer/Leith sneak peek video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#Arrow episode recap - The Offer

 "The Offer"


DC COMICS’ VILLAIN MURMUR SWEEPS INTO STARLING CITY — Still weighed down by his last meeting with Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable), Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns home to find a new villain and his crew have started terrorizing Starling City – Michael Amar AKA Murmur (guest star Adrian Glynn McMorran), a man whose mouth has been sewn shut. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) bond over their issues with their fathers and Nyssa make Laurel an offer. Thea (Willa Holland) is forced to come to terms with her father after Oliver brings Malcom (John Barrowman) to the loft to recover, and Lance (Paul Blackthorne) shuts out both Laurel and the Arrow. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Brian Ford Sullivan (#316). Original airdate 3/18/2015.

Recap:

Oliver tells Ra's to spare Diggle's life. I'll beg for it. Ra's says I don't want to kill you. I want you to take my place. Become the next Ra's Al Ghul. It's a title greater than any one man. "A tale to be told begins thus." Ra's leads him to see Assassins fighting. Sparring. Ra's gives instructions to the loser. Oliver says they have to kill for you.

They sit to a meal. Oliver says, is all this supposed to impress me? No. Inform you. I'd never shame you with such bluntness. I see the struggle you've had with your dual identity. Oliver Queen is destined to be alone. I know the Arrow. He'll never be more than a vigilante. The city will turn on you, the police dept. will call you a criminal. You will be scorned and hunted and killed, dying as you began your crusade - alone.

Nyssa thinks Thea is lying. Thea explains why she's not. Malcolm used me. So I don't deserve to be living any more than Malcolm does. I killed Sara! Do it! Do it! Nyssa says the blood debt ends in Malcolm's death. Roy and Laurel arrive. Fight Nyssa. Roy tranqs Nyssa. Thea lies about how Nyssa got out.

Ra's tells Oliver about the pool that has enabled him to live. But man can only avoid death for so long. The water's powers are losing their effect on me. you survived my sword. Your resurrection was by force of your own will. Oliver says I won't be an instrument of death. Ra's says why confine your crusade to a single city? You will command numbers greater than any army and more loyal. If you wish them to renounce killing, that will be done. Oliver says it's the League of Assassins. Ra's says the League's will would be your own. Oliver asks, what if I say no? Ra's says you are free to leave with your friends as a gesture of good will. All blood oaths waved. Oliver says let's go home.

Oliver at home. Thea says thank God you're back. Malcolm is on the sofa. She says he's not staying here. Oliver says there's nowhere else to take him. Just let him heal. I have to go.

Oliver and Diggle. Diggle asks why we're home. Ra's doesn't have a heart. Oliver says we're back and alive. Be grateful for that.

Hong Kong. Oliver and the boy. Wandering through a market. The boy is runs off. Then finds Oliver. Oliver says we can't get separated. Boy says Mother and Father said go to the Botanical Gardens. Okay.

Laurel and Felicity and Roy with Oliver. He lets Nyssa out. How is Malcolm still alive? Oliver tells her to go home. Felicity says I don't understand anything anymore. Oliver says focus on our work. She spots a robbery in progress. Oliver says suit up.

Robbery scene. There's a guy with his mouth sewn shut! Arrow arrives. Robbers look for the goods they want. Arsenal engages. Black Canary. Arrow saves her from getting run over. Says you still need training. Arsenal says they got away with these. Stones.

Arrow gives perps to Lance. When were you going to tell me? Like you don't know my daughter is dead? Vigilantism is wrong. That idea was precious to me. Almost as precious as my daughters. I trusted you. But I see the man under the hood now, who lies and keeps secrets and doesn't carry the weight of his decisions and I'm done with him.

Felicity in the lab with Ray. She solves something he's been trying to do for 2 weeks. He wants to confirm she's right, then take her to dinner. Oliver arrives. Awkward..... Ray says call me Ray. Oliver asks to talk with Felicity for a few minutes. Sure. She says I should've told you. You're one of my closest friends. Oliver says we went against a new crew, one of them with his lips sewn shut. His street name is Murmur. Lance knows about Sara. I lied to him for months and he had every right to know. She asks if he's okay? Seems like something's up with you. He says he's fine.

Laurel visits Thea. How are you doing? Thea lets her in. Malcolm is still on the sofa. Laurel tells Thea I'm worried about you. Oliver was right. You wanted your father killed. Thea wishes she didn't know Malcolm was my father. You're lucky you have a normal father who loves you. Laurel says we're not on the best of terms. Malcolm coughs. Laurel leaves. Thea asks how much he heard. He says enough. You asked me to teach you to be strong. you learned your lessons well. She says I've gotten nothing from you. I was ready to die last night because of you! So what was it again? He says show me the knife. She asks how he knew. He says you're my daughter. Do it quick like I taught your and it'll be over.

Nyssa gets home. She's mad about Malcolm being alive. Ra's says he offered Oliver to be his heir. Nyssa says admit you never approved my loving Sara! He says I never approved of weakness in your life. Your feelings for her taint your judgement! She strikes it him. He blocks. They don't part on good terms.

Murmur took industrial diamonds. Roy says he knows some fences. He'll talk to them. Diggle asks Oliver what's going on? Oliver says Ra's predicted this. The city will turn against me and I'll die alone. Lance shuts me out and Felicity is with Palmer. Diggle asks why you're letting Ra's play with your head? Oliver tells him about the Offer. Diggle says you're not considering this.... Oliver says tell me honestly, what have we accomplished? The criminals we put away got out. The city is no better off. The Arrow is not making a difference. If I can't be me and the Arrow is not enough, maybe I should be Ra's Al Ghul.

Oliver comes home. Asks if Malcolm is alive. Thea says yeah. She can't recognize her old self. I couldn't fathom killing someone. But in the last month... Oliver says you didn't kill either of them. Thea says she didn't kill Malcolm because of Mom. I wouldn't want her to think of me like a murderer. Like him. She leaves to get soup. Malcolm stands. Says I encouraged her to kill me. Oliver says you're insane. Perhaps. Oliver says Ra's made an offer to take his place. Malcolm says there's a prophecy. He doesn't offer, he orders. Don't delude yourself into thinking you have a choice.

Oliver and the boy at the garden. You're strong, like my sister. You have a sister? Yeah. Oliver spots agents. Run!

Arrow cave. Oliver and Felicity. Roy and Diggle are out. Diggle told her about the offer. They're the League of Assassins! Oliver says I've been one. There's more than one path to justice. She asks why you don't think you're on the right path? He says my mother is dead. Sara, my mother, Thea in pain. She says so what, you leave, and all the sacrifices are for nothing. You're not the Arrow so people can say thank you. When we were dead, we all had to figure out why we're doing this. Seems like it's your turn. Diggle and Roy return. The diamonds are used to make diamond-tip bullets. For piercing body armor. He's targeting the police.

Laurel goes to her father's office. Brings food. He says I already ate. Right. She says a friend of mine is having trouble with her father. You'll give me the cold shoulder, then blow up at me, so let me have it! I'm ready to take it. I'm not giving up on us! He says you used to wait up for me at nights. You were the protector of this family. Laurel Lance trying to save the world. But you can't save this. I love you, but I don't know if I can ever forgive you. Shots outside the dept!!

Murmurs crew fires inside the dept. Felicity tells Arrow and Arsenal. Lance tells Laurel to run while he covers her. Nyssa saves her. Murmur attacks Lance. Laurel tells Nyssa my father is back there. Arrow and Arsenal burst in. Save Lance. It's a melee is good guys and bad guys. Murmur got outside. Arrow drops on him. They fight. Lance come outside. What are you waiting for a thank you? Arrow says, that's not why I do this. And leaves.

Arrow cave. Felicity says nice work. Oliver says Murmur is in custody. I don't dance, but I do say thank you. And you were right. I started all this because of my father. It became something more, but I never stopped to think about it or why until you asked me to. Tonight all I could think about was those police officers and how their families needed us to get them home safe. That's why I'm doing this. I'm not ready to give up on what we're doing here. She says as long as you're in my life, I'm happy. Phone rings. It's Ray. She takes it.

Hong Kong. Oliver and the boy run into....Shado???

Nyssa finds Laurel. I miss your sister and want something to remind me of her. Do you want to talk about your father? I have experience in that area. Laurel agrees. Dinner is on me. Nyssa says your technique is competent. It can certainly be improved. Is that an offer to teach me? Nyssa says I don't have anywhere else to go.

Oliver and Maseo. Maseo says Ra's has already written the tale. The choice has been made. If you resist, there will be consequences. It's the will of Ra's Al Ghul.

Roy's place. Someone knocks. It's Thea. She says I don't know what I'm doing, who I am. Can I stay here with you? Yeah. She hugs him. Then kisses him.

Murmur's crew. An Arrow-suited Ra's Al Ghul kills all but one. Tell everyone what you've seen.

Next ep - The wedding. Ray figures out Oliver is the Arrow.

#Supernatural episode recap

"The Things They Carried"

COLE PAYS A VISIT TO THE WINCHESTERS — Despite Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) directive to forget about looking for a cure for the Mark of Cain, Sam (Jared Padalecki) continues to do research. Dean suspects Sam is hiding something but decides to focus on a new murder case where they run into Cole (guest star Travis Aaron Wade). The three team up and learn a Khan worm is infecting men and turning them into murderers. Unfortunately, the worm makes it’s way into Cole. John Badham directed this episode written by Jenny Klein (#1015). Original airdate 3/18/2015.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

#AgentsOfShield episode 13 recap - One of Us

"One of Us"


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SKYE'S FATHER WAGES WAR AGAINST COULSON'S TEAM, ON "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D." ON ABC

Blair Underwood Guest Stars as Dr. Andrew Garner

Drea De Matteo Guest Stars as Karla Faye Gideon

"One of Us" - Cal seeks revenge on Coulson by assembling a team of Super Villains to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, May calls on renowned Dr. Andrew Garner (Blair Underwood), her charismatic ex-husband, with a crisis that threatens to tear the team apart, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Kyle Maclachlan as The Doctor/Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Blair Underwood as Dr. Andrew Garner, Drea De Matteo as Karla Faye Gideon, Ric Sarabia as Wendell Levi, Geo Corvera as Francis Noche, Jeff Daniel Phillips as David A. Angar, Gregg Martin as student, Jack Kennedy as security guard and Jamal Duff as John Bruno.

"One of Us" was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.

 recap: Episode 13:

Monday, March 16, 2015

#Castle episode 17 recap - Hong Kong Hustle

"Hong Kong Hustle"

After a man is mysteriously murdered in a park, Castle and Beckett team up with a competitive, high-powered female detective from Hong Kong, who has information about the victim. But as Beckett digs deeper into the case, she realizes neither her Hong Kong colleague nor the victim may be quite who they seem, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MARCH 16 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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#TheOriginals episode 16 recap - Save My Soul

The Originals Episode 16


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"Save My Soul"

FLASHBACKS TO FREYA’S CHILDHOOD — Suspicious of where her true loyalties lie, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) invites Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to the compound in order to gain more insight into her past with Dahlia. After a series of strange visions, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) begins to realize the body she’s inhabiting is attempting to regain control. With Rebekah’s life on the line, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) puts his bargaining skills to the test when he turns to Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who may have some knowledge that could help them. Lastly, at the bayou, Jackson’s (guest star Nathan Parsons) frustrations grow after Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell) questions his leadership skills. Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, and Leah Pipes also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Michael Russo (#216). Original airdate 3/16/2015.

Discussion.

Recap: Ep 16:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday TV - March 12, 2015

Thursday TV

The Vampire Diaries episode 16

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Reign episode 16


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The Big Bang Theory episode 18

The Odd Couple episode 4

Elementary episode 17

The Blacklist episode 15

Vikings episode 4

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

#AgentsofSHIELD episode 12 Recap

"Who You Really Are"


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COULSON AND TEAM DISCOVER A LIFE-CHANGING SECRET AS LADY SIF RETURNS, ON "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D." ON ABC

Jaimie Alexander Guest Stars as Lady Sif

"Who You Really Are" - Coulson and team come to the aid of a confused Lady Sif, who has lost her memory after fighting with a mysterious warrior, whose true mission will send shockwaves through S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mac continue to hide their true mission from everyone close to them, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, MARCH 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Eddie McClintock as Vin-Tak, Alexandra Manea as nurse, Lidia Porto as head nurse, Danny Lopes as Bruno, Ben Griesse as Tiago, Ruben Rabasa as Mr. Cardozo and Markell Andrew as officer Carvalho.

"Who You Really Are" was written by Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Roxann Dawson.

ep 12 recap:

Monday, March 9, 2015

#TheOriginals episode 15 - They All Asked For You

"They All Asked For You."

UNLIKELY ALLIANCES — When a dangerous run-in with a coven of vengeful witches forces Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) to align with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), they quickly discover that the body Rebekah is currently inhabiting has a checkered past. Upon learning that Rebekah is in danger, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) seeks out a respected elder witch Josephine (guest star Meg Foster) in the hopes she might offer her assistance. Meanwhile, tensions build when Klaus (Joseph Morgan) clashes with Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) over how best to protect baby Hope from Finn (Yusuf Gatewood). Elsewhere, Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) convinces Finn to bring her to Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roche), the father she hasn’t seen in over a thousand years. Lastly, a confrontation with Freya leaves Elijah and Klaus questioning whether they can trust their long-lost sister. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise (#215). Original airdate 3/9/2015.

Ep 15 recap:

Previously, the wedding!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD returns! Episode 11 recap "Aftershocks"

SHIELD episode 11: Aftershocks


"After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, Coulson and his team destroyed it before the forces of Hydra could claim its secrets, eliminating the villainous Whitehall in the process. But new threats to the world have arisen, including Skye’s father, Cal, who now seeks retribution against Coulson for stealing his revenge against Whitehall; a disturbing alliance between former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward and Agent 33; the enigmatic Raina, who struggles with her transformation into something inhuman by the alien Obelisk and seeks vengeance; and Skye, who developed mysterious new powers from the Obelisk but whose lack of experience with her new abilities may threaten the safety of those she loves.

"Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack begin the next phase of a plan which seems to have grave repercussions for Coulson and his team, who are unaware that there’s another mysterious force moving against them. And as Hunter is forced to make the biggest choice of his life, Coulson will find his mission threatened by this shocking endgame.

"In the midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” Coulson’s team must deal with the consequences of their war with Hydra as shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, and Hydra makes a dangerous move that may involve a traitor in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midst."

Recap: Ep 11:

Rough seeing Trip's death again.

A boy teleporting over and over in a room. 1983: location unknown. Doors open. Old man and a woman. 14 hours since Terrigenisis. Take a breath, Gordon. His eyes are sealed shut and he can't see. Skye's mother guides him to her. Says she'll show him the way.

She and the old man discuss. She says it's the ideal age. He'll be fine. She's counseled generations through the change.

Skye in quarantine. Unable to sleep. Coulson can't sleep, either. She's thinking about Trip. Can't believe he's never coming back. He was trying to save me. Coulson says he died a hero. Once Medical clears you, you'll get out. How's everyone doing? Trying to keep busy. Dealing in their ways. Sometimes it makes you want to pack up and run. She asks if he wants to do that? Sometimes. She couldn't if she tried. Mac is back to normal. Simmons is in the tunnels with a team. After study, they'll flood the city with water. Skye asks if they found Raina's body, yet. Nope. She says we lost, we failed. Because of me! You could've blown the place! But I had to go down there and-- Coulson says we did not fail! Trip destroyed the obelisk and Whitehall is dead. Hydra is missing a head and we'll hit them before they regroup. I'll make somebody pay, whoever the hell it is.

Hydra meeting. There's a vacancy in management for this region. Cal has disappeared. SHIELD will move against us. Whomever can remove them permanently will win Whitehall's position.

A scientist is grabbed and killed in the tunnel. Raina's clawed hand.

Simmon's team. She says the walls are not load-bearing. Photograph it, mark it off. Let's flood this cursed place. Yes, ma'am. 2 of them are killed by Raina. Simmons shoots at her and she runs off.

Bobbie brings stuff for Skye. Cards, trail mix, candy bars, headphones, trashy magazines. And Cactus Cooler. Skye thanks her. Bobbie says you're a rock star.

Fitz and Mac. Fitz can't make sense of the data right now. Mac suggests tinkering. Fitz asks how he is. Mac doesn't want to talk about it. Fitz says it's not good to bottle it up. Mac's on edge. Trying to be busy. He wants to double check that quarantine is secure.

Simmons updates Coulson and May. She requests to come back to HQ and study Raina's tissue. Coulson says yes. We're going after Hydra now.

Team doesn't approve. Mac gets mad. You never ask! You just give orders. Skye's getting upset and things are shaking while Mac and May argue. Coulson says that's enough! Trip would be gearing up to do what needs to be done. I want everybody ready when the sky comes up.

Coulson will trade Bakshi with the General in exchange for wiping out Hydra. He and May drive Bakshi. She is concerned. There are leaks in the government, and with Whitehall gone, he might still be useful. A semi broadsides them!

Pushes them into a warehouse. And now they're fired at. They toss bombs at the assailants. 4 left. May goes to work. More will be coming. He pulls Bakshi out. May gets shot! And then Coulson. This isn't real...... Get in the SUV!

It was all a ruse. Bobbi follows on a motorcycle.

Mac tells Fitz. Fitz says my head is getting worse. I'm totally confused by what I'm seeing. They hear the plane land.

Bakshi calls Lighthouse. Hunter pulls a gun on him after the call. Bakshi offers him lots of money. Okay. LOL.

Simmons has blood taken from Skye and tells her about Raina. Her DNA is completely changed. We need to check that you're not infected, too. Skye says there's nothing you could've done. Simmons says yes. I should've been eradicating the powers. It's an epidemic! Trip was in fragments! It ends with him. I'll check these samples and compare them with your blood from before, just to be safe.

Cal at the docks. Raina finds him. She's covered in thorns. What the hell have I become?!

She says I was supposed to be something transcendent. Divine. Not something covered in thorns. Your thankless daughter was there and came through the mist as beautiful as ever! The bitch took what was mine! He puts her down. We've all had disappointments. But he's thrilled Skye was changed, except she's in SHIELD's hands. She needs me. Raina says you have to help ME. He says I did. You're on your own now. She says you have to fix this. He says there's no way. She says I can't live like this. I can't live as this repulsive creature. He says, then don't.

Bakshi and Hunter arrive. Bobbie gets in the car when Bakshi goes in the house. Hunter brings up the secret she and Mac has. Yeah, we have a secret. We're in a support group, okay? He laughs. She says we needed help coping. He says this is healthy and I never thought I'd say that in regards to you.

Mac apologizes to Coulson. I have trouble dealing with my anger sometimes. Simmons says this might be a plague and they should eventually be eradicated. If they have to put Raina down, it might not be the worst thing.

Bakshi and Lighthouse talk with Dr. List. Bakshi says there's a man outside that should die.

Fitz tells Skye that her heart rate was at 300BPM during the event. We found you with destruction all around you, completely unharmed. Took a while to dawn on me. You survived the destruction because you caused it. Raina wasn't the only one changed, Skye. Skye freaks out......lights shatter. Fitz runs out.

May comes to Skye. Doing okay? Yeah. Isolated and exposed at the same time. Maybe I just need a hug. Everyone fighting. Never seen Coulson so cutthroat.

Coulson visits Trip's mother.

Lighthouse enters a code to activate a protocol. Hydra agents all over.

The SUV is fired upon. Bobbie and Hunter drive away.

People die. Hydra slaughtering each other. Hunter and Bobbie kill all except Bakshi.

May notices Skye is bleeding from the broken glass. Fitz says I knocked over a lamp. He says Skye's DNA is a match to earlier and she's clear. Fitz tells Simmons to get Skye's bunk cleaned up. He goes in and works on Skye's hands. Says we should keep this between us. Keep you safe. She hugs him. This is all my fault. I'm so sorry..... Something is very wrong with me. He says no, you're just different now and there's nothing wrong with that.

Raina walks out into the middle of a street. SHIELD arrives to take her in. She says no. Kill me or I make you do it. Another Inhuman comes for her and they disappear together. It's okay, Beautiful. I'll show you the way. It's the grown-up version of the boy from the beginning, the teleporter with no eyes.

The RC car of Lola scans the room. Mac made it. What is it looking for?

The team reminisces about Trip.

Mac tells Bobbie they have confirmation of Fury's toolbox in the office. Hmmmm....

Skye says we'll laugh a lot less without Trip around.

Next ep - Skye's struggling with her powers. And the team argues about what to do with her.

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