Friday, April 28, 2017

#TheOriginals 4.6 - "Bag of Cobras" live blog

“Bag of Cobras”

UNMASKING A NEW THREAT — When it’s discovered that The Hollow has employed a mysterious servant to do its bidding, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) host an elaborate party in order to lure the new threat out and uncover its identity. Feeling a sense of responsibility for The Hollow’s resurgence, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) uses his magic to help the Mikaelsons root out this latest threat. Meanwhile, after uncovering information about who may have been behind her parents’ death, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) turns to Freya (Riley Voelkel) to help unlock her memories from that fateful day. Charles Michael Davis also stars. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Michael Russo & Michelle Paradise (#406). Original airdate 4/28/2017.

Image credit: The CW

Episode 6:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

#SPN 12.19 - "The Future" live blog #supernatural

“The Future”

KELLY MAKES A BOLD CHOICE – Sam (Jared Padalecki) comes up with a way to stop Lucifer’s (Mark Pellegrino) baby but Castiel (Misha Collins) has something else in mind for Kelly (guest star Courtney Ford). Dean (Jensen Ackles) is furious when he finds out someone stole The Colt. Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future. Amanda Tapping directed the episode written by Robert Berens & Meredith Glynn (#1219). Original airdate 4/27/2017.

Episode 19:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#Arrow 5.19 - "Dangerous Liaisons" live blog

"Dangerous Liaisons"

THE SEARCH FOR CHASE INTENSIFIES — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Team Arrow, ARGUS, and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra). Helix tells Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Elizabeth Kim (#519). Original airdate 4/26/2017.

Episode 19:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#AgentsOfSHIELD 4.19 - "All The Madame's Men" live blog #agentsofhydra

"All The Madame's Men"

COULSON'S TEAM LEARNS AIDA'S TERRIFYING SECRET, ON ABC'S 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'

"All The Madame's Men" - Daisy finds herself teamed up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Aida prepares to put her ultimate end game into effect, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), 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, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Madame Hydra/Aida, Jordan Rivera as Hope Mackenzie, David Weiss as serious man, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, Zach McGowan as The Superior, David O'Hara as Alistair, Ben Cain as Hydra agent, Andy Comeau as Hydra doctor, and Kavita Patil as Mrs. Lee.

"All the Madame's Men" was written by James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliver and directed by Billy Gierhart.

Episode 19:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#AgentsOfSHIELD 4.18 - "No Regrets" live blog #agentsofhydra

"No Regrets"

FITZ'S SECRET IS REVEALED, ON ABC'S 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'

"No Regrets" - The truth behind Fitz's turn could bring down all of S.H.I.E.L.D., on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), 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, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Jason O'Mara as Jeffrey Mace, Jordan Rivera as Hope Mackenzie, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, David O'Hara as Alistair, Adam Kulbersh as Kenneth, Taj Speights as Burnell, Skyler James as Chris Adler, Beau Bonness as Hydra gate guard, and Christopher Showerman as Hydra soldier.

"No Regrets" was written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Eric Laneuville.

Episode 4.18 on 4/18:

Friday, April 14, 2017

#TheOriginals 4.5 - "I Hear You Knocking" live blog

"I Hear You Knocking"

DARK MAGIC - After being marked by The Hollow's dark magic, both Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) experience the symptoms of a malevolent haunting, forcing the two adversaries on a violent collision course. Meanwhile, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) head out to speak with Mary (guest star Debra Mooney) after Hayley uncovers a mysterious link between the dark magic and her former wolf pack. Finally, as an exhausted Freya (Riley Voelkel) risks her own life to cure Klaus' infection, a guilt-ridden Keelin (guest star Christina Moses) must decide whether to honor her Hippocratic oath and help Freya - or flee the Mikaelson's forever. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Kyle Arrington (#405). Original airdate 4/14/2017.

Episode 5:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#SPN 12.18 - "The Memory Remains" live blog #supernatural

“The Memory Remains”

SECRETS AND LIES – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a missing person’s case in a small town. The lead witness tells the Winchesters the attacker was a man with the head of a goat. Sam and Dean aren’t sure what to believe but when the witness goes missing they realize the town is hiding a dark secret. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by John Bring (#1218). Original airdate 4/13/2017.

Episode 18:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#AgentsOfSHIELD 4.17 - "Identity and Change" live blog #agentsofhydra #FitzSimmons

"Identity and Change"

THERE'S NO WAY OUT FOR DAISY AND SIMMONS, ON ABC'S 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'

"Identity and Change" - As Daisy and Simmons struggle to discover an escape route to the real world, the identity of the Inhuman leader of the Resistance is revealed, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), 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, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe .

Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Jason O'Mara as Jeffrey Mace, Frances Gregg as Amy, Jordan Rivera as Hope, Randall J. Bacon as lead Hydra agent, Brandon Walter as person in line, David Landry as Hydra special agent, David Weiss as serious man, and Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows.

"Identity and Change" was written by George Kitson and directed by Garry A. Brown.


Episode 17:

Friday, April 7, 2017

#TheOriginals 4.4 - "Keepers of the House" live blog

"Keepers of the House"

SAVING HOPE - Desperate to save her daughter, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) remains behind with Hope (guest star Summer Fontana), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and a reluctant Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Finally, Freya (Riley Voelkel) and Keelin (guest star Christina Moses) must put aside their differences as they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever. Joseph Morgan directed the episode written by Beau DeMayo & Christopher Hollier (#404). Original airdate 4/7/17.

A Friday where I don't cover TVD or Grimm is a strange day. :(

Episode 4:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

#SPN 12.17 - "The British Invasion" live blog #supernatural

“The British Invasion”

THE WINCHESTERS FIND KELLY KLINE – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get a lead on Kelly Kline’s (guest star Courtney Ford) whereabouts. Mick (guest star Adam Fergus) drops by the bunker unexpectedly and decides to join the hunt. John Showalter directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1217). Original airdate 4/6/2017.

Ep 17:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#AgentsOfSHIELD 4.16 - "What If..." live blog. #agentsofhydra

"What If..."

HYDRA HAS WON, AND THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN, ON ABC'S 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Brett Dalton Guest Stars as Grant Ward

"What If... " - Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), 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, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.

"What If... " was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Oz Scott.

Image credit: ABC

Episode 16:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

#SleepyHollow season finale 4.13 - "Freedom" #sleepyheads

"Freedom"

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

ALLIANCES ARE TESTED ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF "SLEEPY HOLLOW" FRIDAY, MARCH 31, ON FOX

Dreyfuss finally garners enough power to infiltrate the White House, and his group of minions grow strong enough to take action. Can Team Witness stop Dreyfuss in time? Find out in the all-new "Freedom" season finale episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-413) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills; Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss; Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood; Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells; Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas.

Guest Cast: John Noble as Henry Parrish; Kamar de los Reyes as Jobe; Seychelle Gabriel as Lara; Terrence Mann as The Devil.
TVLINE | Tell me something good about the finale.

It’s the first time we see the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in action in the real world. They are actually, for the first time, galloping on Earth. We see how powerful they are and what they can do. That represents, essentially, the ultimate challenge for our team. It’s something that, not even back in Seasons 1 and 2, that Crane and Abbie had faced. They had one or two of the horsemen, but this is the full team riding, and under Dreyfuss’ control. So that’s a big thing, just in terms of action and plot… [Also], you’ll learn why the motto of our country is “E pluribus unum.”






Image credit: FOX

Will there be a season 5? Those who watched the show in the beginning know the Witnesses' mission is 7 years long.

SH is down around 36% in live ratings average vs. Season 3 - less of a drop between every other season (1 to 2, 2 to 3). I don't have DVR and streaming numbers. Giving the show season 5 would enable syndication. They have 62 once Friday airs. Most of FOX's shows haven't done well for a while, so SH doesn't look horrible in comparison. It really will come down to the deal the network and studio can make.

Personally, I think the show was reinvigorated this season with the new location, cast, and villain. These writers are more focused with a 13-ep season, as well. Plus, the visits back to Sleepy Hollow have kept the show grounded in its original mythology. I prefer shows/stories with writers that don't get intimidated by the shipper section of fans and lose their way catering to that group instead of focusing on season arcs that match their beginnings (Cough*Arrow*cough). Nicole choosing to leave was the best thing creatively to happen to Sleepy Hollow.

http://tvline.com/2017/03/31/sleepy-hollow-finale-recap-season-4-ichabod-soul-devil-interview/
Sleepy Hollow Finale: EP Breaks Down Crane's Stunning Deal With the Devil

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/31/sleepy-hollow-season-4-finale-interview/
Sleepy Hollow EP on season-ending twist: 'Sold my soul? It's Tuesday'