Talking TV 14: Return of the CW Shows

Talking TV 14: Return of the CW Shows

The Legion forms in Supergirl, SHIELD reaches the surface, and Barry Allen faces trial on this edition of Talking TV.

Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Episode 8: The Last Day

What a great episode for Melinda May. May has always been one of the most complex characters on the show and this episode added a new wrinkle to her in her relationship with Robin in the other timeline. One of the defining traits of May has been her feelings towards children so giving her a child makes me super excited about where she’ll go this season.

Another great thing about this episode was all of the alternate timelines or whatever the heck that is. For most shows being as confused as I am is a bad thing but the way SHIELD did this timeline thing worked really well and makes me not want to know all the answers at once.

My big qualm with this episode is that it was really slow. It seemed that most of this episode was monologues and when there actually was a fight scene it was a superpowered fight (which was great) or a hand to hand fight that hasn’t lived up to the standards SHIELD sets.

Arrow Season 6 Episode 10: Divided

I am a huge fan of the newer members of Team Arrow and I’m so happy that they are getting the spotlight. All of the stuff that they brought up this episode was completely correct and I can’t wait to see how this new team gets work done.

Arrow has had plenty of amazing fight scenes over the years and this week added another to the arsenal. The one shot inside of the warehouse that continued to follow both hits and arrows was fantastic and one of the best fights of the season.

Oliver’s apology to the others didn’t feel earned. Throughout the episode, Oliver consults with criminals instead of people that he’s fought with and it just felt like he was just saying that to gain favor with the newbies again.

Flash Season 4 Episode 10: The Trial of the Flash

One of the best sequences of the season was the back and forth between the judge condemning Barry and Captain Singh praising the Flash. I loved how each person listed the reasons why they did what they did and having it be so similar. It was a very cinematic moment that drew the emotion at the sacrifice that Barry is about to make and was a perfect climax to this episode.

The Mechanic continues to be one of the most interesting characters in this show. Her acting as the widowed wife of DeVoe was fantastic and her playing the jury like a fiddle makes me want to see what this season would be like if she was the main villain. The actress does such a great job and I want more from her.

My big qualm of this episode was the last emotional moment didn’t hit the way it should’ve. Barry’s relationship with his dad has been one of the driving forces of this series and having him being in the same position as his dad should have worked better.

Supergirl Season 3 Episode 10: Legion of Superheroes

In all my extensive knowledge of DC, I don’t know much about the Legion of Superheroes. They just haven’t been a huge part of any of the stories I read so I didn’t learn about them. Even with my lack of knowledge when they came out in their costumes and put on the flight ring I got chills. Everything involving the Legion this episode was great and I hope we get to see more of how they do things and members in the coming episodes.

This episode also had some great humorous moments especially with J’onn pretending to be Kara. That was absolutely hysterical and one of my favorite tropes is seeing actors do impressions of each other. Melissa Benoist did a great job of impersonating David Harewood and I hope we get to see another actor try to imitate J’onn soon.

Lastly, I don’t care about James and Lena. The biggest problem in this show since season 2 has been what to do with James. We’ve barely seen him this season so when he is thrust into this new romance I just don’t care about it. I like Lena and I want to like James but it just isn’t working for me.

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