In some ways, tonight’s episode of The Flash functions as a true season finale. If my instincts about next week are right, next week is really meant to set up next season rather than put a capper on this one. I’m not sure “Rogue Air” was actually a particularly great episode of The Flash in total, even if the last five minutes featured some pretty spectacular superhero action. The rush those minutes provided, capped by the seeming victory over Barry’s arch-nemesis, might lead one to feel more positive about the episode as a whole. But whether or not you enjoyed this episode or not, one thing seems certain: Eobard Thawne had to be stopped tonight so things can truly go to hell next week.
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The Bates Motel has once again closed up shop for another season, and with it Norma and Norman inched ever-closer to their Alfred Hitchcock Psycho roots. Season 3 finale “Unconscious” put a major nail in the coffin, killing off a character present since the very pilot, and simultaneously paying major homage to the classic film, but has A&E’s horror-thriller finally jumped the gun?
Game of Thrones Season 5 has reached a midway point, and while we’ve seen plenty of huge divergences from the books, tonight’s “Kill the Boy” set up some major literary plot twists for the second half of the season. Find out who’s getting married, who finally crossed paths, and who’s got a death sentence by our full review of tonight’s Game of Thrones!
Orphan Black kind of has an Ari Millen problem. These Castor clones are dropping dead left and right, and it seems to indicate that Millen isn’t quite up to the challenge of portraying so many different characters like Tatiana Maslany can. “Newer Elements of Our Defense” introduces yet another Castor clone as the literal brains behind the operation, giving Helena a chance to really shine in an episode that otherwise spends too much time spinning its wheels.
Reese Witherspoon has had an interesting time lately: the producer of Gone Girl, nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Wild, and the recent star of the not-so-funny Hot Pursuit. But Witherspoon is funny — she’s also immensely charming and versatile (obviously), and she knows how to light up a room. Unfortunately, she’s not really the star of this week’s SNL, suffering from the same fate that befell Scarlett Johansson in last week’s underwhelming episode. Throughout the bulk of the episode, Witherspoon is more like a supporting player than the star, and I’m growing concerned about how terrible these female-hosted episodes have been lately and what that says about SNL in general.
Much as we’ve enjoyed reviewing and recapping Arrow for the past three years, tonight’s “This is Your Sword” brought it all to a screeching halt, killing off … well, just about everyone. Sure, there’s Season 4 to think about, The Flash, and even that much-hyped spinoff, but what can we do? Everyone’s dead. It’s been real, y’all!
If The Flash titled its episodes like Friends, this one would have been called “The One Where Iris Finds Out”. But it’s not, so it’s called “Grodd Lives” instead. What many of us watching this show all season have been waiting for finally happened, this time without any time travel shenanigans undoing the reveal. I’m of two minds here: Of COURSE I’m happy Iris is finally on the inside, but in no way did the show justify waiting this long to do so.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got stuck playing second fiddle to the Marvel movies last year, but with the Age of Ultron officially come and gone, the Avengers-adjacent ABC series has officially leaped forward to all-out Inhumans war. Find out who suffered the first "Scars" by our full review!
Ladies, gentlemen and Batman fans of all types, our long national nightmare has come to an end now that Gotham has officially come to a Season 1 close. Bullets flew, Riddlers riddled and bats fluttered, so find out if "All Happy Families Are Alike" with our spoilery review of Gotham's first season finale!
FOX’s Last Man on Earth has been through quite a few ups and downs its first season, between critical wavering and repeated defiance of its title, but with Season 2 already a go, Lord and Miller’s comedy apocalypse brought out all the stops for its first season finale “Screw the Moon.” Find out what major turn and surprise cameo closed out The Last Man on Earth, and what it means for Season 2 by our full review!