Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bull - Justice for Cable

"Justice for Cable" allows the show to mourn the loss of Cable (Annabelle Attanasio) while Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his team take the CEO of the bank responsible for moving around the money of the terrorists whose bombs killed their friend (and 36 others). The episode also introduces Cable's replacement in MacKenzie Meehan as a member of Homeland Security who gets pulled into the case as a favor for Marissa (Geneva Carr) but decides to stay for the long haul. While emotion plays a large part here, there's some interesting legal maneuvering (especially after Bull's prize witness dies in questionable circumstances before his cross-examination) include how a picture, in the right hands, is indeed worth a thousand words.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Arrow - Inmate 4587

Months after Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) turned himself in, Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) remains at large, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and William (Jack Moore) are in A.R.G.U.S. witness protection, vigilantes are outlawed, and Oliver struggles daily to keep his head down in prison and not make waves. A coordinated attack of Oliver in prison and Diaz finding Felicity and William will wake the hero out of his stupor and reignite his fire to do more than simply bide his time until his release. From the episode it looks like the show may be keeping our hero in jail for more than just an episode or two. However, that doesn't mean the streets of Star City aren't protested. A new Green Arrow (with his own list) has shown up to dispense some justice.

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #25

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #25 offers an end to the series featuring both Ben Reilly and Kaine as the Scarlet Spider but not really a conclusion. Following up on the previous issue, a dead and defeated Ben Reilly finds himself at the mercy of Mephisto. Apparently on his way to Hell, Ben is given another chance thanks to Abigail Mercury.

Supergirl - American Alien

There are quite a few takeaways from the Fourth Season premiere of Supergirl along with foreshadowing of where the series is headed. First, fans of Superman: The Animated Series should be happy with the introduction of Rhona Mitra as Mercy (who first appeared on the cartoon as Lex Luthor's henchman). There was turmoil both inside the DEO and in the government, Kara (Melissa Benoist) made major strides at work taking on the mentorship of a cub reporter (Nicole Maines), and we also got a slight tease of the powerful Russian Supergirl who likely won't make a major appearance for a few weeks. The bigger takeaway is that Supergirl isn't shying away from political storlyines as the new alien citizens come under attack from other Americans (who are assisted in the anger and thirst for violence by Mercy and her brother) as the show will apparently take a hard look this year at a divided nation and a rise of bigotry and violence by those who view others as outsiders.