Talking TV 18: Ahsoka Lives!

Talking TV 18: Ahsoka Lives!

Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Episode 11: All the Comforts of Home

SHIELD is back for its next pod and I couldn’t be more excited. Part of that excitement is from this new villain Ruby. We already know a little about her life and her struggles with being the Generals daughter and that makes her interesting. The curious thing about her is what are her abilities?

Another reason I’m so interested in Ruby is because of her injuring Yo-yo. It was so cold and calculating that seemed different from the Ruby we met. This also gives a great opportunity for more character development for Yo-yo.

Lastly, everything about having Deke in the present was a blast. His shock and joy for everything was infectious and seeing him talk with people was hilarious. It also allowed for some of the Deke and Daisy banter we’ve gotten used to and I’m always a fan of that.

Arrow Season 6 Episode 14: Collision Course

God, I hated this episode. First, and foremost every single character was absolutely idiotic in this episode. From Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity breaking into the new team’s headquarters to Dinah, Rene, and Curtis intentionally hurting Diggle it was just dumb.

One of my favorite things about Arrow has always been the fight scenes but this week they were uninspired. They were bland and you could barely see what was happening which is a huge shame because with all the skilled fighters in play it could’ve been amazing.

At the beginning of this storyline, I was excited to see what a split in the team would be like but this has lasted way too long and has been extremely poorly executed. Please move on from this plot and go back to Richard Dragon.

Flash Season 4 Episode 14: Subject 9

While not as bad as Arrow I wasn’t a huge fan of this episode either. This new character was so annoying and the only redeemable part of the episode was her relationship with Ralph. We could’ve gotten to know her a little more to feel attached but nope she is now gone because of DeVoe.

Also how many times have we repeated this plot? Barry getting upset and pushing someone too hard during their training has been used on this show at least 4 times and has even been used once this season already.

Harry’s plot this week felt tacked on. It was basically a “we need something for Tom Cavanagh to do this week” plot and was not needed. There were a few laughs but it didn’t add anything to the story except a flimsy excuse for the Cerebral Inhibitor.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 12: The Curse of the Earth Totem

Legends of Tomorrow has always been fun but this episode was a different type of fun. It was a great swashbuckling adventure that had a great Amaya-Mick plot. Mick has always cared for Amaya and they are one of my favorite pairings and this episode just strengthened their bond by having a fun pirate adventure together.

By far the funniest part of the episode was seeing Wally and Rip bond. Seeing them steal back Rip’s coat from Gary killed me and the look on Rip’s face just made me happy for him. Then they went to the 90’s and sang karaoke and I was sold, I can’t wait to see what they bring to the team.

I also really loved Damien Darhk’s final scene with his daughter. Neal McDonough did a fantastic job in that scene showing just how much he cares for his daughter and that she is the only thing that matters to him anymore.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 12: Wolves and a Door

Normally when I talk about Rebels I talk about characters, canon, or music, but a major part of this episode was art. The art design in this episode was amazing and I want that painting of the Mortis gods on my way. Also, the way they animated the wolf paintings throughout the episode was incredible.

I was also a big fan of the new villain Minister Hydan. He was very interesting and I loved seeing how he interpreted the painting compared to Sabine’s interpretations. This offers a nice tie-in to Rogue One as well because I think a Minister awoke Darth Vader in his castle.

My only issue was the lack of a side plot for Hera and Zeb. Hera had that nice moment of remembrance of Kanan but other than that all of the scenes cutting back to them felt like they were killing time.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 13: A World Between Worlds

Wow, what an episode! Ahsoka has returned and at no better possible time. I have so much to say about Ahsoka’s return and I can’t find the words to express my happiness but hats off to Dave Filoni and the team for the brilliant way they brought her into the story.

Kanan was also a heavy focus in this episode with Ezra believing if he can save Ahsoka then he can save Kanan as well. Kanan got his final send off in the end while teaching Ezra his final lesson. Shoutout to Taylor Gray for his great emotional performance once Ezra realized he couldn’t save Kanan.

Another great aspect of this episode was hearing all of the voices in this other world. Characters like Qui-Gon, Anakin, and Obi-Wan from the prequels, Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Leia from the OT, Rey, Maz and Kylo Ren from the sequel trilogy, and even Chirrut and Jyn from Rogue One getting referenced make this feel like more than just a show but an extension of Star Wars.

Lastly, shout out to Ian McDiarmid for murdering as the Emperor this episode. He projected so much terror in his voice and I never knew how much I wanted to see Ian say “Ahsoka Tano” until now. The final moments of Ezra walking away from Kanan and the Jedi temple amplified by some beautiful music was the perfect end to this amazing episode.

 

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