SHIELD celebrates 100 episodes, Roy Harper returns to Arrow, and Damien Darhk bonds with his daughter on this edition of Talking TV.
Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Episode 12: The Real Deal
As SHIELD celebrates its 100th episode it’s also a celebration of the man behind SHIELD, Phil Coulson. This episode was one of if not the best Coulson episode ever as every single thing we love and hate about Coulson was on display. Clark Gregg deserves all the credit in the world for this episode as he portrayed every aspect of Coulson perfectly.
We also got the return of Deathlok this episode and he has been missed. It’s always fun to see actual superheroes on this show and all of Deathlok’s action scenes were fantastic. It also was the perfect reminder of how far the show has come by having him be the person to talk to Coulson about his life.
The episode ended on the best possible note as the best couple on TV, Fitz and Simmons, tied the knot. It was a beautiful ceremony that also confirmed that Deke is their grandson. The only problem I had with this episode was I wanted more cameos especially from Ward, Bobbi, and Hunter.
Arrow Season 6 Episode 15: Doppelganger
Yay Roy is back! Roy has been sorely missed but unfortunately pretty much all we saw from him was some brutal torture scenes. Thankfully Roy seems to be sticking around for a few episodes and I’m excited to see what they do with him.
Katie Cassidy continues to do a great job at playing the constant changing of sides on this new Laurel. She sold the hell out of her performance in front of the cameras and instantly shifted back into evil Laurel behind closed doors.
This was also the first time I’ve really enjoyed Richardo Diaz. He was so intimidating in this episode whether it was him trying to convince Laurel to join him or when trying to get Roy to testify. He also showed off some of the fighting skills I’m used too from the Dragon of the comics in a small but great fight scene.
Flash Season 4 Episode 15: Enter Flashtime
I loved this episode and one of the main reasons why was because of the gimmick of Flashtime. It’s such an interesting concept and with the added factor of a nuke about to go off made this one of the most stressful episodes of the Flash.
Grant Gustin was fantastic this week. He portrayed the running on empty side of Barry perfectly in this episode and just seeing him walking around stumbling made me feel tired watching it. His speech to Iris about not being able to solve this problem and failing was very well written and acted.
As it always seems on the Flash, Jay Garrick was wasted again. I was so excited to see how Jay would be used in this type of episode and he was taken out of action almost immediately. They found a way to use Wally by moving him over to Legends of Tomorrow hopefully they find some way to use Jay correctly.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 13: No Country for Old Dads
I’m so glad that they are giving time for our villains to develop on this show. Nora has shot up my list of most interesting characters these past few weeks and this was another great episode for her and her father. Neal McDonough was great this week as he showed off his fatherly side. Every time he made a dumb dad joke I cracked up and seeing him almost lose his daughter was played perfectly.
This marked the first time that Wally interacted with many of the regular cast from Legends and it was fantastic. Him causing both Amaya and Zari to dislike him almost immediately was perfectly in character for Wally and I loved seeing Sara give him the pep talk he so clearly needed to hear. I’m really looking forward to seeing what else Legends does with Wally this season.
It was a very brief moment but man was seeing Grodd back fun. Grodd is one of those villains that you either love or hate, I love seeing Grodd and watching his rampage on the Time Bureau agents was both exciting and terrifying.