Prometheus returns to torment Oliver, Winn gets the spotlight, and Legends finishes off its third season on this edition of Talking TV.
Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Episode 17: The Honeymoon
Another episode of SHIELD and another great episode for Ruby. Ruby spent most of this week hunting down Daisy but all of her best material came afterward. She finally turned against her mother and with it gave a fantastic performance. Dove Cameron perfectly played the betrayal and the angst that disappointing a parent can cause.
Ever since he was brought back a few weeks ago Talbot has become one of the most interesting characters on the show. Adrian Pasdar has done a fantastic job playing the broken Talbot and he delivered another great performance this week. With him seemingly being a sleeper agent I’m so excited to see what the future holds for Talbot.
My only issue with this episode was Deke getting hurt. I didn’t see the point of that happening, it didn’t lead to any resolution to a storyline and just felt like they were stalling for time before the next big scene.
Arrow Season 6 Episode 18: Fundamentals
I really enjoyed this episode of Arrow but even though the point was to focus singularly on Oliver, I missed the supporting cast. I especially wanted to see what Diggle was up to now that he has left the team as well as what’s been up with Rene.
Overall I really enjoyed the Oliver plot especially because of the return of Adrian Chase. Having Chase back was great and I love the way, Josh Segarra played him. Chase was loving every single moment of torturing Oliver and the glee on his face killed me every time.
Flash Season 4 Episode 17: Null and Annoyed
My favorite part of this episode was easily the Marlize storyline. I loved seeing her detective side and how she pieced the clues about the Weeper. It also ended on an extremely creepy note with her finding out she has made the exact recording multiple times only to have her mind erased by the Thinker.
I also really enjoyed seeing Ralph pose as Joe. It gave Jesse L Martin more to do than being a nice guy that he’s been all season. Seeing Joe be the tough bad cop was hilarious and Barry’s reactions were just as funny.
The worst part of this episode was the Cisco storyline. Breacher is still not a fully developed character so I didn’t feel any attachment to his plight with old age. I’m also not a huge fan of how Danny Trejo plays Breacher as he’s trying too hard to be funny. I am curious to see how Cisco’s new job offer will play out in the next few weeks though.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 18: The Good, the Bad & the Cuddly
Legends of Tomorrow have wrapped up their third season but you can’t have a season of Legends without Jonah Hex. Jonah Hex returned this week as did his smooth as silk attitude and he was unsurprisingly one of the highlights this week. His new relationship with Zari worked really well and set the seed for him to become a regular next season. Johnathon Schaech has done a great job with Jonah these past few seasons and I think it’s time for him to be promoted to the Waverider.
Unfortunately, it seems we’ve lost Rip Hunter for good this time. His sacrifice was perfectly Rip Hunter and the music and dialogue were perfect for the situation. I only wished we got to spend more time with him this season so his death would mean even more.
Lastly, I’ve been loving the ongoing Beebo gag throughout the season but it was a little too much for me this time. This was a very serious fight with someone who took Rip from them and I felt like the characters would have taken it more seriously than they did. The CGI on Beebo didn’t look as good as I was hoping so the final fight looked like a mess.
Supergirl Season 3 Episode 14: Schott Through the Heart
Winn has always been one of my favorite aspects of Supergirl and for the first time in a while, we got an episode about him. Toyman is a big Superman villain and while the show didn’t use him to his potential his death allowed for some great moments between Winn and his mother. Both actors did a fantastic job and I really enjoyed their relationship.
Another great part of this episode was J”onn’s dad M’yrnn. M’yrnn has become such a cool character and Carl Lumbly has made him so likable in such a short amount of time. He is the perfect actor to play J’onns father and he broke my heart this week as the old age has begun to wade away at his mind.
The big problem with this episode as it is with many Supergirl episodes was the villain. I just don’t care about this villain and it seems the show doesn’t either or else they would have given her more than one scene where she explains her poor motivation. This could’ve been an opportunity to introduce a new Toyman to torment Winn but they wasted it.