Thursday, April 30, 2015

#Supernatural episode 20 recap - "Angel Heart"

"Angel Heart"

CLAIRE NOVAK RETURNS — When Claire Novak (guest star Kathryn Love Newton) gets a lead on her mother Amelia (guest star Leisha Hailey), who has been missing for years, Castiel (Misha Collins) asks Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to help her. Castiel feels guilty for what he did to the Novak family and wants to make amends by reuniting Claire with her mom. However, when they find out what took Amelia, they realize there is a chance Claire may not get her happy ending. Steve Boyum directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1020). Original airdate 4/29/2015.

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Ep 20:

#Arrow episode 21 recap - "Al Sah-him"

"Al Sah-him"

THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS SETS THEIR SITES ON NYSSA — Oliver (Stephen Amell) goes through a rigorous transformation. The League of Assassins sets their sites on Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), who is back in Starling City training Laurel (Katie Cassidy). When Nyssa realizes they are coming, she arms up to face them alone but Laurel asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to help protect her new friend. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Beth Schwartz and teleplay by Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#321). Original airdate 4/29/2015.


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Ep 21:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 19 recap - The Dirty Half Dozen


Edward James Olmos Guest Stars as Robert Gonzales

"The Dirty Half Dozen" - Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don't trust, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 28 (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, Ruth Negga as Raina, Henry Goodman as Dr. List, J. August Richards as Deathlok/Mike Peterson, Kyle Maclachlan as Cal, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Mark Allan Stewart as Agent Oliver, Maya Stojan as Kara/Agent 33, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and Chad Cleven as Hydra tac agent.

"The Dirty Half Dozen" was written by Brent Fletcher & Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.

Ep 19:

#TheOriginals episode 20 recap - City Beneath the Sea

"City Beneath The Sea"

LOOMING DEADLINES AND ENTICING PROPOSITIONS — When Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black) devises a clever way to get Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) attention, she reveals some startling details about baby Hope and leaves him with an enticing proposition to consider. Elsewhere, while Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) find themselves with opposing views on how best to handle Dahlia’s looming deadline, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Davina (Danielle Campbell), and Cami (Leah Pipes) work together to come up with their own strategy. Meanwhile, following a tense stand-off between Elijah and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is left to make a difficult decision about her and Hope's future. Finally, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who is eager to leave his witch past behind him, approaches Davina with an offer that leaves her intrigued. Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie & Charlie Charbonneau (#220). Original airdate 4/27/2015.

Ep 20:

Monday, April 27, 2015

#Castle episode 21 recap

Ep 21:

Oceanic Air plane. Castle signs a book for a flight attendant. She says the pilot is a fan, too. A guy behind them complains. There's turbulence. It makes Castle nervous. Alexis comforts him. He looks at their itinerary in London. Alexis has plans tonight. He's not pleased. Kate Skypes in. We solves the case. The race car driver did it. Turbulence again. Then the call is dropped.

Ryan and Espo tell her it'll be fine.

Captain over the loudspeaker comforts them. Castle thinks something isn't right. None of you are smiling. Captain says we can use your assistance. The Air Marshall is missing. He sent a text to his office an hour ago, and didn't come back. They searched and can't find him. Captain has been told to lock herself in the cockpit. He says he'll help. We have to search the plane again.

Castle with an attendant. The compartment below is the only place they hadn't given a second look. There's a snake on the mother-flying plane! LOL. Castle sees clothes hanging out of bags. Someone took the clothes out and stuffed them in those....they find the Air Marshall in a big case, dead.

Castle calls Kate and tells her. The Air Marshall's gun is missing, too. She says how can I help. Castle sent her the manifest. She tells him you can do this. Start at the beginning, same steps we always take. You can figure this out. Alexis joins Castle and asks why he's down here?

Kate tells the boys I need your help.

Castle tells Alexis to keep this to herself and go back upstairs. She says she can help. I'm not going back to my seat. Go talk to the flight crew and figure out who did this.

He rejoins the attendants. Air Marshall was last seen at 11am. He was found dead at 11:35. Castle tells them to act normal. He'll talk to some honeymooners taking selfies. Pages through their pics.

Alexis on the phone with Lanie to examine the body. Examine the head wound.

Castle looking at the photos on his tablet. Alexis tells Castle that the perp is left handed. They watch a video. There's Ford, checking an overhead bin. He was checking out 26B. Manifest says it's Isadore Baldon.

Castle calls Kate again. Isadore Baldon is not the man in 26B. His passport was stolen. Castle says I think we found our killer. But he sees Castle and Alexis looking at him.

The man looks nervous now. Attendant Jim wants to detain the guy. Castle says don't, because he's not necessarily our guy. Isn't it time for another drink service?

Flight attendant collects the trash, including the man's cup. Castle gets a fingerprint and sends it to Kate.

Tori says the man is a student on the no-fly list. He's affiliated with ISIS. And sold all his stuff because he won't be needing it. They call Castle.

Castle tells Alexis to go back to first class and stay there. Castle updates the attendants. The man listened in on them. Then he locks himself in the bathroom. Castle breaks in and grabs him. He called someone to say "They know and it'll all be over soon."

Espo says Hadad called a Syrian mobile account. Castle says we can't find the gun. Kate says you'll have to interrogate him. Ryan says Hadad has a checked bag on the flight. Alexis will look for it.

Castle asks Hadad what's your plan and who are you working with? Hadad says why should I answer when I see you won't believe me?

Alexis and the senior attendant. She's worked the job for 30 years. They find the bag.

Castle tells Hadad I'm going to find out what you're up to because my daughter's on this plane and I won't let anything happen to her. Hadad says I have to get to Syria. My mother is very sick with cancer. She was the one I was talking to on the phone. He's only on the no-fly list because his stupid cousin joined ISIS. He went through proper channels and they wouldn't let him go home, so he stole a passport. His mother only has a couple weeks to live. Castle says the Air Marshall is dead and you followed him to the back of the plane and you killed him. Hadad says the Air Marshall got a bunch of texts and rushed off. 5 at least.

Alexis tells Castle the luggage is clean.

Kate and Espo say Ford has a second phone, a personal one. It wasn't on his body. Castle says the phone must've been connected to the plane's WiFi. So Tori taps in the ping it. The attendants are in position to look for someone reaching for their phone. Castle hears the phone. He and Alexis look for it. It's with the, it's on the floor. It's locked. Alexis suggests using the fingerprint. Phone unlocked. The texts threaten to take down the plane if Ford didn't meet with them in the back.

Tori says the texts were sent from a pre-paid cell. Castle says this person must've known Ford somehow. Work fast before this person makes good on their threat. Castle says we need to figure out who is left-handed. Attendant suggest passing out the customs and immigration forms.

Tori says the phone was bought a half hour before the flight.

Marilyn was fired from Oceanic Air and filed a wrongful termination suit. She lost the case. Castle and Alexis find her and discuss a plan. Castle tells her to go back to her seat. Then he spills a glass of red wine on Marilyn. She doesn't want to go back with the attendant. She opens her bag and Castle sees the gun. Marilyn wants to talk to Kyle. She says he's my boyfriend. Did he put you up to this as a joke? Castle tells her Kyle is dead. His gun was in your purse. She says know, someone must've put the phone and gun in my bag when I went to the bathroom. She says she and Kyle were supposed to go away for an anniversary, then he took this job last minute. She thought he might be having an affair. Castle can't take the chance she's telling the truth. Tells Jim to secure her downstairs.

Castle tells Alexis that something doesn't add up. She looks like the perfect suspect. Something else is going on here.

Castle talks to Kate and the boys again. Ford requested to be on the flight. And money was wired to him just before the flight. By a German industrialist. Maybe Dietrich paid Kyle.

Kate and Ryan talk to him. Dietrich says it isn't a crime to give a gift. And I have to go. Kate says you're a material witness to the murder of an Air Marshall. Dietrich says the money was for security. A $13.3 million watch was supposed to be watched by Ford. He was backing up the courier.

Castle tries to wake the courier. The watch on his wrist is a fake. Castle says this was about a heist. Alexis says the thief had access to everything. This is an inside job. It's Debbie! She points a gun at them. Alexis asks why? Debbie says I was ready to retire, then Oceanic eliminated our pensions. Castle says you don't have to do this. Debbie heard about the watch and nobody was supposed to get hurt. Ford was supposed to step away for a minute, but he tracked her to the cargo hold. Alexis says you don't have to make this worse. This isn't who you are. She takes the gun from Debbie.

Debbie's tied up. Marilyn is released. She thanks Castle for finding Kyle's killer. Castle tells Hadad that if his story checks out, he'll be allowed to see his mother before he faces charges. Castle tells Alexis that she was very brave. She says she'll postpone her pub date. Captain says take your seats. Castle grabs several little liquor bottles and goes upstairs.

Kate watches the plane land in London.

Next week - A case on a fake SNL.

Friday, April 24, 2015

#Grimm ep 19 recap - "Iron Hans"


04/24/2015 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : THE HUNT IS ON AS A WESEN RIGHT OF PASSAGE BECOMES DEADLY - JEFF FAHEY AND NICO EVERS-SWINDELL GUEST STAR - Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are brought in to investigate a homicide they learn is connected to an age-old Wesen rite of passage. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) makes a surprising new ally. Elsewhere, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) continues to battle a darkness within, and Nick finds hope for Juliette in the last person he expected - Adalind (Claire Coffee). Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star. TV-PG V
Ep 19:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

#TVD episode 19 recap - "Because"


TO TELL HER OR NOT TO TELL HER – Wrestling with whether or not to tell Elena (Nina Dobrev) about the cure, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) brings up their future together and what life would be like if they weren’t vampires. Meanwhile, it’s all hands on deck when attempts to stop a humanity-free Caroline (Candice Accola) don’t go as planned. Elsewhere, when Bonnie (Kat Graham) discovers that Damon has betrayed her trust, she takes matters into her own hands, setting off a chain of events that leaves Damon dealing with the fallout. Lastly, after being forced to face his traumatic past, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) sets out for answers and is surprised when he learns the truth about the day he was turned into a vampire. Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, and Matt Davis also star. Geoff Shotz directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor (#619). Original airdate 4/23/2015.

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Ep 19 recap:

Stefan with Caroline. He found her in a bar. Brought her to a B and B.

He'll convince her his humanity is still off. Then he'll torture her until she breaks.

He calls for some towels sent up to the room.

Elena asks why Caroline will want to see him. Wait...did you and Caroline....? Damon says Yep. Stefan says drop it. He'll drain Caroline, then bombard her with all the feelings and memories of her life.

He makes drinks. There's a knock. But it's Damon. He shoots her. Then puts Stefan out, too.

3 days later. Stefan and Caroline wake up in a blood soaked bed. What happened? We got caught.

Damon with Bonnie. He brought her coffee. She brings up the Cure again. Damon tells Bonnie that he gave his mother the Ascendant. you what? Damon says it doesn't matter because she still needs you to do the spell. Bonnie says fix this before it becomes my problem. Don't ever show up pretending you care again!

Jo made an appointment at a bakery. She lures Ric in with it being next to a tequila bar. Elena shows up to relieve them at the B and B. She tells Ric it's really nice to see you happy. Caroline's awake.

Bars on the windows. The room is vampire-proof. She asks Stefan why are you so calm? Help me. Stefan says they're drying us out. She says I know how dessication works, Stefan. She drinks vodka. He says that'll dry you out like salt water does to a human. Elena looks in. Caroline says we find it a little ironic you think you're qualified to preach on grieving a loved one. Elena says she came to give Caroline a letter from her mother. Caroline recognizes her mother's handwriting. She tells Stefan to burn it. He says maybe I should read it. She lights a match. Elena says don't! Stefan holds it up the flame. Sorry, Elena, but if you want us back, you're going to have to try a lot harder than that.

*How horrible! The one memento Caroline could have.... Stefan's really showing how committed he is to making Caroline believe he's without humanity.

Matt back at work. He calls Bonnie. Bonnie says stall her until I find what I need. Enzo shows up at the restaurant. Matt says I can't have any trouble in here. Lily remembers him from the house. And then Lorenzo, it's you. She asks him to join her for a drink.

Elena tells Damon that Caroline burned the letter. At least Jo and Ric can cross this place off their honeymoon list. He asks her about her human fantasy. In 5 years where are you? She says we're in Tribeca. You're in a bar, owning a bar. I'm in the surgical residency program. Kids? Yeah. 2. So they can keep themselves company while we're distracted. She kisses him. Asks where he is in 5 years. Caroline complaining.

She says I want to die. Stefan says they'll make a mistake eventually and then we'll pounce. She says what I wouldn't give for a drop of blood. She comes over and kisses him. Damon looks in. Brought some light reading from the true crime division. He tosses police files in the room with photos. Talks about how Liz would've felt about all this. Caroline says you're right, I should be like you and Elena and pretend about the things I can't have. How does it feel that you can't give her the life she really wants? Your vampire life is just settling and it's so....sad... Elena says I can't listen to this anymore.

Lily trying to order food. Her first time in a restaurant. She tells Enzo I was in prison for the past 100 years. He says you left me on a ship. She says the night I turned you, my friends and I were captured by the Gemini Coven. You thought I abandoned you. I'd never do that, Lorenzo. She asks him not to mention headless corpses again. He says it's something for you and Stefan to bond over. Or not. She says that was a different time. I cared for my friends all those years. Loyalty is never a burden. She says Bonnie Bennett seems to have stood me up. She's offered to help me get my friends out.

Matt puts his shirt on after changing his bandage. Ow. He calls Bonnie and says Lily is gone. Enzo and Lily come back to the house. Bonnie finds the Ascendant.

Lily finds the Ascendant is gone. She says the people in that prison world are the only thing that keep me from being a monster again. He says your real family is right here. She tells him to get out. He says relax. She orders him to get out. Mama Salvatore is pissed....

Elena tells Damon that Caroline isn't work. I'm not settling. He says admit what you really want, Elena. She says you want me to admit I'm not 100% okay with eternity? Fine, but it means I get to be with you. Why isn't that enough for you?

Lily calls Damon. Where is the Ascendant? he says I don't have it. She says find it, or I can destroy something of great significance to you. Bring me the Ascendant, or I'll crush the Cure with my own hand.

Caroline complaining again. It's so hot in here. She takes her sweater off. Recommends he undress, too. He's not interested. She says your heart is racing. Am I making you nervous? When did you flip it back? Damon and Elena knew because you told them. How dumb do you think I am? What's wrong....don't want to take advantage of me? Ruin our non-existent relationship? He says please stop. She says relax, I don't feel like kissing anymore, and breaks his neck. Then she starts kicking the door. And breaks it down on the 3rd try. Oh hell....

*Guys! You need at least one person guarding the door at all times! Duh!

Bonnie doing a spell on the Ascendant. Damon comes in. Give me the damn Ascendant and I promise Kai will never get out. She says this isn't about him! He says my mother has the Cure, Bonnie. She's going to destroy it. Bonnie says if I hand this over, I could end up dead again! If you really wanted Elena to leave you, you'd have given her the Cure by now! I know you, Damon. You're more scared now than I've ever seen you before. You're scared what happens if you give it to her. She hands him the Ascendant. If you want Elena to grow old and die, then take it. He turns and walks out without it.

Caroline in a car. Cop flashes lights behind her. It's Liz???? Caroline gets out of the car. Liz arrests her. Caroline says you can't be real. I know what you're doing to me, Stefan! This isn't real! Stefan put visions in her head He says let the pain in, it's okay. She says get away from me. He says I can help you if you let me. Take my hand. Please, Caroline. She does, then stakes him. I don't want your help, Stefan. I just want you to die!

*Why do people keep underestimating Caroline? She's too desperate to avoid the pain. She'll do anything to avoid it.

Your heart's racing again, Stefan. let me fix that. Another vision. Stefan asks for a needle and thread. Liz gives it to him. He says you should've seen the look on her face when that bear fell apart. Liz says I hope you can be more than friend some day. He says I want it to be perfect if I ever move things along. He offers to mail the letter. She says I'm still working on it.

Caroline wants to see the rest. Let me see her. Stefan shows her the rest of the memory. Caroline begs to talk to her. Please, com back! Make her come back! He says I can't. I already gave you the letter. Caroline goes to the ashes. What do you think she wanted to tell me? He says whatever it is it's gone. She weeps and collapses. Oh my God, I'm so sorry, Stefan, I ruined everything, I ruined everything....

Damon comes home. Says I don't have the Ascendant. Lily says then you know what happens now. She puts the box in the fire. You know I did you a favor. Elena will never leave you. You feel relieved now.

Elena finds a ring box surrounded by candles and rose petals. She opens it.

Lily says although wait, you want Elena to be yours forever and that wouldn't be a punishment at all. Elena comes in. Is this...? Lily says The cure for vampirism, yes. I left it for you to find, since Damon was never going to tell you. Elena asks if that's true? He says I can explain. Lily says looks like you two have a lot to talk about.

Stefan feeds on blood bags. Ric asks how Caroline is. Stefan's going home for a shower and a stiff drink. She doesn't want to see me. Jo says maybe you should let Caroline decide what she needs.

Caroline looks at the crime files. Then at the burned letter. Touches the ashes. Stefan comes back in. You okay? She says how can I be okay after everything I ruined. Don't worry, I'm not going to turn it off again. But you, us, this....I just really need to get out of here. She leaves.

Enzo in his car. Stops. Meets Lily. He says in 1903, I was sick, and you rescued me from death. Loyalty is important to me, too. She says they make cars so quiet now. I almost caused an accident. The driver's heart was beating like a drum and I forgot my troubles for a moment. She's covered in blood. I fear it got the best of me. The driver is dead with no head. She says what have I done? What have I done? Enzo takes her in his arms. She weeps.

Elena holding the Cure. So that 5 years from now game? He says not so subtle, was it? She gets it. If I take this, everything changes. Never thought I'd see it again. Damon says my mother threatened to destroy it and I didn't stop her. I panicked. I want you to have that dream! And I'm an idiot and selfish and I'm so in love with you, I don't want to lose you! Elena says we'll give it to someone else. Damon says you're going to take the cure, and I'm going to take it with you. I'll become human, too. Wow.....

Next ep - Elena takes the cure? Damon and Elena on the clock tower. They jump. You only live once.

#Reign episode 19 - Abandoned


MARY’S ACTIONS DRIVE CONDE INTO THE ARMS OF ANOTHER…QUEEN — Mary (Adelaide Kane), with the threat of England looming, aligns herself with France and thus, the ailing Francis (Toby Regbo). Condé (Sean Teale) makes a bold move that would tie him to England. With all of the turmoil, Catherine (Megan Follows) and Narcisse (Craig Parker) work to win favor in court. Meanwhile, Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) gets closer to General Renaude (guest star Vincent Nappo) as Bash (Torrance Coombs) becomes increasingly distant. Rose Williams, Jonathan Keltz, Caitlin Stasey, and Anna Popplewell also star. Deborah Chow directed the episode written by Nancy Won and Robert Doty (#219). Original airdate 4/23/2015.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#Supernatural episode 19 recap - "The Werther Project"

"The Werther Project"

CAN DEAN SAVE SAM? — Sam (Jared Padalecki) learns that former Men of Letters, Magnus, once built a magical box and Sam sets out to find it in the hopes it can cure Dean (Jensen Ackles) of the Mark of Cain. However, what he’s not prepared for is the deadly alarm system Magnus set up on the box. When Sam opens the box, he puts both his and Dean’s lives in danger. Stefan Pleszczynski directed this episode written by Robert Berens (#1019). Original airdate 4/22/2015.

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Ep 19 recap:

#Arrow episode 20 recap - "The Fallen"

"The Fallen"

BACK TO NANDA PARBAT — Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) finally makes Oliver (Stephen Amell) an offer he can’t refuse. The team joins Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) decides to take matters into her own hands. Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Oscar Balderrama (#320). Original airdate 4/22/2015.



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Ep 20 recap:
Thea on the floor in front of the fireplace. Trying to call to her phone. Oliver comes home and runs to her. Calls 911. She passes out and he picks her up.

Hospital. ER docs work on her. Charging paddles. Start CPR. Finally, there's a pulse.

Oliver paces in the hall. The doc says we did the best we could. Even if she regains consciousness, it might be best to consider other options. I'm truly sorry, Mr. Queen. He asks if he can see her. Thea's on a ventilator. He cries at her bedside. Says sorry. Malcolm comes in. Oliver shakes his head. Malcolm cries.

Hong Kong. Oliver, Maseo, and Tatsu watch the General combine the Alpha and Omega. We need to stop that truck. Oliver steals a car so they can follow.

Felicity and Diggle get to the hospital. Asks Oliver what happened. He says he just left her there to die. It's bad. He looks out at the city. Purple smoke. Oliver says Ra's has won. There is no plan. Stay with Thea.

"Did you do this?" Oliver punches Maseo. Maseo says take your place as Heir to the Demon and Ra's Al Ghul will bring your sister back.

Oliver packs. Felicity and Diggle ask what's going on. Oliver says there's a way to save Thea. Malcolm says it's possible. He offered to use the Lazarus Pit on Thea, didn't he? Diggle says if you become the new Ra's. Felicity says we're not letting you join the League. Malcom says she won't be the same Thea you lost. Oliver says WE lost, because of you! Felicity says she's going with. Someone needs to bring Thea home if this works.

Felicity tells Ray she needs a big favor. I need your jet. Oliver does, but both of us. Not what you think. He says it's exactly what I think. Last night was an eye opener. Last night when you were saying goodbye to Roy, you and still have feelings for him. When I told you I loved you, you responded with Jello. You don't love me because you're in love with him. She says I'm sorry. You're the last person I wanted to hurt. He says take the jet. I hope the something awful stops being awful.

Oliver and Malcolm packed. Malcolm suggest taking Thea to Star Labs. Oliver says they can't save her. Malcolm says he'd rather lose Thea forever than subject her to the Pit. Oliver tells him to get on the plane.

Felicity brings Oliver a blanket on the plane. Thanks for letting me be here for you. You're welcome, but I didn't have much choice, did I? She says no. He says I've only told you a little about the years away. I came back to Starling City before they found me on the Island. I saw Thea and she had a drug problem, so I confronted her dealer and broke his neck. I felt like I was protecting her. All I've wanted to do is protect her. I failed.

Hong Kong - They chase the army truck. Driver notices they're being followed. Soldiers fire at the car. Oliver climbs out the skylight and jumps into the truck. Fights with the soldiers. Tatsu helps. Then she pulls the driver out of the truck. Oliver opens the case and there's no weapon.

Nanda Parbat. The League is assembled. Ra's approaches. Welcome home, Al-Sahim. The assassins kneel to Oliver, who is carrying Thea.

*So I guess Ray's speech to Felicity is enough of a break-up that she's free to sleep with Oliver, provided that scene will be real. Sigh. Poor Ray. I think she could love him if she fully moved on from Oliver.

Inside Nanda Parbat. Maseo says you must prepare for the ritual. He takes Thea's body. Then shows Diggle to a room. Diggle says if you gave a damn about Oliver, you wouldn't be working for the man that killed his sister. Maseo says Oliver will receive a gift never offered to me and the great honor of The League. Diggle says all I see is a bunch of men running from their lives. It's cowardly. Maseo says when you hold your dying child in your arms and tell him everything will be okay, with his last words being a lie....don't presume to judge me. Diggle says he's sorry. What was your son's name? Akio. Would Akio be proud of you now?

The ceremony to dunk Thea. Malcolm and Oliver lower her body in the water. The priestess stops chanting. The ropes snap. Thea leaps out of the pool. Aggressive.

Thea attacks Oliver. Assassins hold her until she is dosed. She passes out. Ra's tells Oliver I have fulfilled my end. Make peace with yours.

Thea wakes in a bed. She says I don't know you. Oliver's dead. Malcolm tells her you're safe. She asks for Mom. You're mother's not here. Lie back, close your eyes, and get some rest. She says I love you, Dad. Oliver says that Ra's said the confusion will pass. Malcolm says you don't know what you've done. Oliver says you and Diggle and Felicity will take her home and she will recover.

Felicity charges to Ra's and chews him out. What you are doing to Oliver, I will not let happen. He says you have a great fire in you. She says you would not rip him fro his family. We will go to war to get Oliver back! Ra's says I loved a woman and she loved me. We had a son and a daughter and for many years, my life was bliss. Then one night, a man gave me a horrible choice. Leave without a word or stay and see them tortured and killed. She says you gave up too easily. Ra's says life is often more cruel than fair. All your posturing delay the inevitable. Tell Oliver goodbye. Tell him how much you love him. Tell him whatever it is your heart needs to express and do it now before he is lost to you forever.

Oliver sitting in his room. Felicity knocks and asks if he's okay. Sorry, stupid question. He says I remember the first time I thought I'd never see Thea again. When my father's boat went down. She says you will see her again. Oliver says this is different. That brother she knew died with that boat. Everything I've done has led me here to this moment. And I don't know what it was all for. She says I do. I wish I could change your mind about staying, but I can't. And leaving you here will destroy me. You have done so much, save so many people's live. Changed so many for the better, including mine. You opened up my heart in a way I didn't know was possible. I love you. He takes her glasses off and kisses her. She takes her jacket off. He removes his shirt. He takes her top off. They kiss and he carries her to the bed. She undoes her bra. He lays her on the bed.

Hong Kong - Nothing in the truck. Tatsu asks the driver where the bio-weapon is. Don't make me ask again. He says it's in a food cart. They go into the city. Tatsu asks Maseo what's wrong.

Oliver dressed again. Felicity's in a robe. So that happened. He says I'm glad it did. She says me, too. Pours a drink, hoping it's alcohol. Not much to toast to, is there? He says there's us. He drinks. She doesn't. She says I'm sorry. She drugged him. He collapses. What did you do? She says I won't lose you.

*Oh dear. Honey, this won't end well. Ra's won't let Oliver go. There's nowhere you can hide forever. Even Malcolm couldn't stay hidden.

Diggle and Malcolm with Felicity and Oliver. They tell her this is crazy. We can't get him out without Ra's knowing. She says you can, Malcolm. He says the catacombs. It's rough terrain and won't be easy. They get Thea and go. Malcolm takes a sword from an Assassin. More come in and they fight them off. Maseo helps them in the temple. Thanks Diggle for reminding him of himself. Says 30 meters down, the path forks. Take the left passage. Malcolm says stay close. Thea's freaking out. Diggle says we have to move. Oliver wakes up and confronts the assassins. Orders them to put their weapons down and tell Ra's I will return shortly. He thanks his family for trying. I love you all the more for it. But this only ends one way. Outside, he says this is as far as I go. He explains to Thea that Malcolm is taking you home. She says I don't understand. Aren't you coming with us? Oliver says not now. I'll catch up. I love you, Thea. Don't ever forget that, okay? Diggle says I don't know what to say. Oliver says John, you're the best man I've ever known. Whatever happens, you're my brother. They hug. Oliver goes to Felicity. You told me once life is precious and you wanted more from it than I could offer you. Don't give up on that. I will only survive this by knowing you're living your life, happy. She says we're always saying goodbye. You'd think I'd be good at it by now. He says let's not say goodbye this time and kisses her. She walks away. He watches. Then turns back to the city.

Starling City. Thea's apartment. She wakes up confused. Malcolm says everything is fine. You're okay. She says if you're here, then it's not. She asks where Oliver is. Malcolm says Ra's nearly killed you. To save you, Oliver joined the League. I'm sorry and you have every right, but I'm going to make it up to you. We're free. I want to be here with my daughter. Please let me take care of you.

Felicity visits Laurel. Crying. Oliver's.....he's gone. He joined The League. He's not coming back. She breaks down and Laurel hugs her.

Oliver and Ra's. He says League blood is punishable by death. Tell me why I shouldn't hunt down your friends. Oliver says because I stayed. ra's asks who the traitor was that helped them. Maseo says me. I struck down 3 of our number. Offers his sword and life to Ra's. Ra's says you did not betray me tonight. By kneeling before me, I will not spill your blood for Maseo's actions. Oliver will need you for his transformation. Ra's tells Oliver that Oliver Queen must be extinguished from memory.

Hong Kong. Oliver finds the food cart. Shoot out. Maseo is wounded. Tatsu springs into action. Oliver fights with the man with the vial. the vial breaks on the ground.

Nanda Parbat. Oliver takes his shirt off. Holds on to the ropes to prepare for branding. Ra's says everyone here has left behind their past lives, cleansed by fire. Embrace the pain. it's your soul finally being unburdened. He's branded with an arrowhead on his back. Then dressed as a League member. Oliver Queen is dead, to be reborn as Ra's Al Ghul. For now, only Al-Sahim remains. Heir to the Demon.

Next week - Oliver vs. Nyssa and the others.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 18 - "The Frenemy of My Enemy"


"The Frenemy of My Enemy" - A dangerous new alliance is formed as Coulson and Hunter turn to the last person anyone would expect - Grant Ward! As the war between S.H.I.E.L.D. factions continues, Skye and Lincoln will find themselves drawn into this conflict, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 21 (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 Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as 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, Henry Goodman as Dr. List, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Maya Stojan as Kara, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Kris Lemche as Ethan, Staci Roberts as Paula, and Trenton Rostedt as Hoodie Guy.

"The Frenemy of My Enemy" was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Karen Gaviola.

Episode 18 recap:

#TheFlash - "Who Is Harrison Wells?" recap

"Who is Harrison Wells?"

JOE AND CISCO TRAVEL TO STARLING CITY FOR ANSWERS ABOUT DR. WELLS — Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head to Starling City to continue their investigation of Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh). While in town, the duo enlists the help of Captain Lance (guest star Paul Blackthorne), and Cisco meets the Black Canary (guest star Katie Cassidy), who asks him for a favor. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) races to catch a meta-human named Hannibal Bates (guest star Martin Novotny) who can transform himself into every person he touches – which includes Eddie (Rick Cosnett), Iris (Candice Patton), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and even The Flash. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Ray Utarnachitt & Cortney Norris (#119). Original airdate 4/21/2015.

Ep 19 recap:

Monday, April 20, 2015

#Castle episode recap - "Sleeper"


A mysterious recurring dream drives Castle and Beckett to seek answers about the two-month period when he went missing. But their search for the truth has deadly consequences.

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 "Sleeper" include Mackenzie Astin as Phillip Bartlett, Michael Dorn as Dr. Carter Burke, Matt Letscher as Jenkins, Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis.

“Sleeper” was written by David Amann and directed by Paul Holahan.


#TheOriginals episode 19 recap - When the Levee Breaks

"When The Levee Breaks"

WAYWARD WAYS -- Setting the stage for a bloody showdown, Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black) gives Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) a deadline to turn over baby Hope. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) attempts to convince Klaus that they need to work together in their fight against Dahlia, but Klaus forges ahead with his own dangerous plan, leaving everyone concerned about his next steps. Meanwhile, when Hayley realizes their chances of outrunning Dahlia are slim, she devises a risky plan and enlists Aiden's (guest star Colin Woodell) help. Elsewhere, Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) gives Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Elijah an ultimatum, and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) strategizes on how best to deal with Klaus' erratic behavior. Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell also star. Bethany Rooney directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre (#219). Original airdate 4/20/2015.

Image credit: The CW.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

#Grimm episode recap - Mishipeshu

04/17/2015 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : A NATIVE AMERICAN MYTH COMES TO LIFE -- A homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) onto the dark and mysterious path of a local Native American power quest. Meanwhile, Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) erratic behavior lands her on the wrong side of the law. At the spice shop, Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) are on a mission and call on Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) for help. Reggie Lee and Claire Coffee also star. TV-PG L, V

Ep 18 recap:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#TVD episode recap - I Could Never Love Like That

"I Could Never Love Like That."
KILLER KARAOKE – With their humanity turned off, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to come up with a risky plan involving Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). After rushing to help Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) treat victims of Stefan and Caroline’s latest killing spree, Elena (Nina Dobrev) discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to reevaluate her own life as a vampire. Meanwhile, when Sarah (guest star Tristan Mays) boldly turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo (Michael Malarkey), he is forced to open up about his tragic past. Lastly, at Scull Bar, a twisted round of karaoke leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) in a dangerous situation. Leslie Libman directed the episode with story by Matthew D’Ambrosio and teleplay by Chad Fivash & James Stoteraux (#618). Original airdate 4/16/2015.

Image credit: The CW

Ep 18 recap:

#Reign returns tonight!

"Reversal of Fortune"

AS FRANCIS LAYS ON HIS DEATHBED, MARY MUST MAKE A LIFE-ALTERING DECISION - While Francis' (Toby Regbo) life hangs in the balance, Mary (Adelaide Kane) becomes the temporary leader of France, which makes her realize she can use her newfound power to save Scotland. Catherine (Megan Follows), knowing about Mary's indiscretion with Condé (Sean Teale), enlists in Narcisse (Craig Parker) to help beat Mary at her own game. Meanwhile, Bash (Torrance Coombs), having been saved by a Woman in White and determined to send his attempted murderer to death, discovers a familiar face in the village. Rose Williams, Celina Sinden, Jonathan Keltz, Caitlin Stasey, and Anna Popplewell also star. Anne Wheeler directed the episode written by Drew Lindo and Wendy Riss Gatsiounis (#218). Original airdate 4/16/2015.

Image credit: The CW

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#Arrow episode recap - Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

DOUG JONES GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS’ VILLAIN DEATHBOLT — Lance (Paul Blackthorne) continues his mission to take down the Arrow (Stephen Amell) so Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) orders Oliver to keep a low profile. However, when a meta-human named Jake Simmons (guest star Doug Jones), who kills people with blasts of energy and plasma, starts terrorizing Starling City, Oliver is forced to ask Ray (Brandon Routh) for help. The unlikely duo is forced to team up to save the city. Doug Aarniokoski directed the episode with story by Jake Coburn and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#319). Original airdate 4/15/2015.

Image credit: The CW

Ep 19 recap:

#Supernatural episode recap - Book of the Damned

"Book of the Damned"

FELICIA DAY RETURNS AS CHARLIE — Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to tell them she found the Book of the Dead which could help remove the Mark of Cain. The Winchesters race to her after she tells them she’s been shot by a man named Jacob Styne (guest star Jeff Branson) who says the book belongs to his family and he won’t rest until he gets it back. Castiel (Misha Collins) and Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) take a road trip to find Castiel’s grace but they hit a couple road bumps along the way. PJ Pesce directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1018). Original airdate 4/15/2015.

Ep 18 recap:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 17 recap - "Melinda" #TheCavalry


The story of Melinda May’s transformation into “The Cavalry” is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales. As Skye learns more about her true heritage from Lincoln, the truth about the Inhumans will send her in a new direction, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 14 (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 Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as 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, Ruth Negga as Raina, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Weaver, Blair Underwood as Andrew Garner, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Kris Lemche as Ethan, Terrell Tilford as Agent Hart, Derek Phillips as Agent O’Brien, Winter Ave Zoli as Eva Belyakov, Ava Acres as Little Girl/Katya, Brendan Wayne as Assistant, Ben Wise as Blue Jacket, Omid Zader as Burly Gangster, Hani Al Naimi as Fiasal El-Hashem, Houshang Touzie as Colonel, Branden Morgan as Tac Agent #1, Alex Paez as Tac Agent #2, and Antonio Leon as Bahranian Soldier.

”Melinda” was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Garry A. Brown.

Ep 17 recap:

"AllStar Team Up" on #TheFlash tonight!

“All-Star Team-Up”

ARROW’S FELICITY SMOAK (EMILY BETT RICKARDS) AND RAY PALMER (BRANDON ROUTH) ARRIVE IN CENTRAL CITY; EMILY KINNEY (“The Walking Dead”) GUEST STARS AS BRIE LARVIN — Barry (Grant Gustin) is surprised when Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) arrives from Starling City along with her boyfriend, Ray Palmer (guest star Brandon Routh), who flies in as the Atom. They’ve come to visit S.T.A.R. Labs as Ray needs help with his suit. Their timing turns out to be fortuitous because it’s all hands on deck after a meta human named Brie Larvin (guest star Emily Kinney) unleashes hundreds of robotic bees to attack and kill her former co-workers, including Dr. Tina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays). A group dinner with Barry, Felicity, Ray, Iris (Candice Patton), and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) turns into a disaster. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & Kai Yu Wu (#118). Original airdate 4/14/2015.

Emily Bett Rickards and Brandon Routh guest star in the episode as Felicity Smoak and Ray Palmer, and it looks like Dr. Tina McGee (Amanda Pays from the original Flash series) is back too!

Recap: Episode 18:

Monday, April 13, 2015

#TheOriginals episode 18 recap #GoodbyeMikael

"Night Has A Thousand Eyes"

DAHLIA ARRIVES TO NEW ORLEANS — Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black), Klaus (Joseph Morgan) soon finds himself face-to-face with another deadly threat – Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roché). Meanwhile, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to track Dahlia’s whereabouts, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) prepare a safe house in Algiers with the help of Josephine (guest star Meg Foster). Elsewhere, determined to protect Hayley and baby Hope, Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) approaches Hayley with a risky idea that leaves her conflicted. Finally, Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell) finds himself torn between his loyalty to Jackson and his secret alliance with Klaus. Danielle Campbell also stars. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (#218). Original airdate 4/13/2015.

Image credit: The CW


Friday, April 10, 2015

#Grimm ep 17 recap - Hibernaculum


04/10/2015 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : NICK AND HANK ARE ON THE TRAIL OF A CHILLING STRING OF MURDERS - Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to investigate a rare Wesen that leaves its victims frozen solid. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) starts to feel that she is losing her humanity as she seeks to get revenge on Adalind (Claire Coffee). Elsewhere, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) continues to suffer from mysterious bleeding and visions while Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) works toward coming to grips with the Wesenrein incident. Reggie Lee and Bree Turner also star. TV-14 V

Ep 17:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

#AgentsOfSHIELD episode 16 - "Afterlife" recap



Luke Mitchell Guest Stars as Lincoln

“Afterlife” – As Robert Gonzalez makes his move, Coulson must do whatever it takes to protect the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, Skye’s journey to control her powers takes a surprising turn when she meets the enigmatic Inhuman named Lincoln, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 7 (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 Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as 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, Ruth Negga as Raina, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Craig Johnson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader, Stoney Westmoreland as Honest Eddie, and John Forest as Robbie.

“Afterlife” was written by Craig Titley and directed by Kevin Hooks.

Ep 16 recap:

Monday, April 6, 2015

#TheOriginals episode 17 recap

"Exquisite Corpse"

CONTROLLING THE DEMON — When Eva Sinclair’s (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) reemergence leaves Rebekah trapped and helpless, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is forced to put aside his mistrust for Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) in order to save Rebekah’s life. Meanwhile, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) learn more about Eva’s violent past from Josephine (guest star Meg Foster), who then makes a startling revelation about Hayley’s future. With time running out to save Rebekah, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) turns to a reluctant Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) for his help to take down Eva, but his plan takes an unexpected turn, as Eva will not go down without a fight. Danielle Campbell also stars. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Declan de Barra & Diane Ademu-John (#217). Original airdate 4/6/2015.

Ep 17 recap:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

#Grimm recap of "Heartbreaker" - Episode 16


THE TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE GETS A DEADLY TWIST - LEAH RENEE AND NICO EVERS-SWINDELL GUEST STAR - A cyclist's homicide introduces Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a Wesen with a tragic fatal touch. Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) and Adalind (Claire Coffee) learn the Royals have stepped up their efforts to find their child, and another member of the Royal family (guest star Nico Evers-Swindell) is introduced. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) ponders the idea of embracing what she's become as opposed to fighting it. Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner also star.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#Supernatural episode 17 recap

"Inside Man"

DEAN AND ROWENA FACE OFF AGAINST EACH OTHER — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) follow up on a lead about the Mark of Cain. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) meet. Rashaad Ernesto Green directed this episode written by Andrew Dabb Buckner (#1017). Original airdate 4/1/2015.

Image credit: The CW

Ep 17 recap:

#Arrow recap "Public Enemy" - Episode 18

"Public Enemy"

DONNA SMOAK RETURNS — During an attack on the mayor’s office, Ray (Brandon Routh) is critically injured. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is pleasantly surprised when her mother, Donna Smoak (guest star Charlotte Ross), shows up at the hospital to offer her support. With the SCPD out in full force looking for the assailant, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team work hard to stay one step ahead of the police to find the man responsible. However, things come to a head when Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) kidnaps Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Dwight Little directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#318). Original airdate 4/1/2015.

 Image credit: The CW
 Image credit: The CW

Ep 18 recap: