Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fables #155

Fables #155 continues to move the numerous storylines along incrementally without any getting much time. Ambrose is the first to return, easing his parents' concern despite his other siblings still off on their own adventures. We see more than a few clues that the wandering hero Connor has decided to follow is anything but, and Jack continues settling into the odd modern world where Pan has shown up as well.

The Sandman - Dream Vortex

After imprisonment, recovering his lost items, and a standalone episode with Dream (Tom Sturridge) and his sister, the next four episodes of The Sandman center around a young woman named Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai) who is a Dream Vortex, a generational power dangerous enough to destroy all of the Dreaming. The episode folds back in the Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook) and ultimately reveals a decades-old plot by Desire (Mason Alexander Park) against her sibling. Rose and Dream's interactions sway from friendly to confrontational leading to Dream helping to save her brother (Eddie Karanja) but also left with a harsh responsibility towards the Dream Vortex.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Do Revenge

Camila Mendes stars as a mean girl on scholarship at a private high school fueled by anger over her boyfriend (Austin Abrams) leaking a sex tape to the entire school, for which she, not he, takes all the heat. A chance meeting over the summer with a transferring student (Maya Hawke) whose old bully (Ava Capri) also attends the school leads to the unlikely pair teaming up to take out each other's enemies.

Iron Cat #4

Iron Cat #4 continues the comic's opening arc with the betrayal of Madame Menace now loose and planning to destroy the world and Tamara Blake forced to work with Black Cat and Iron Man to try to fix the mess she caused in her quest for revenge. While giving us the "apparent" death of Blake, there's plenty of misdirection here and it certainly wouldn't surprise me to see her pop back up before the arc concludes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - Blind Curves

The discovery of a Marine staff sergeant's body in a junk yard leads NCIS into an investigation into the world of underground street racing on the island where the Marine spent his spare time. While early evidence points to a jealous ex-boyfriend (Robby Ramos) who runs a chop shop, but Ernie (Jason Antoon) does a little digging leading to the true killer (Tristyn Lau). The B-stories delve into Alex (Kian Talan) hiding a new romance from his mother and a potential hiccup for Lucy (Yasmine Al-Bustami) and Whistler (Tori Anderson) which is mostly the series manufacturing drama where none really exists.