OK, well now that’s a lot more like it. The 2015 run of The Flash hasn’t been that strong, with an inability to plot over the long term and a semi-disastrous redo of the timeline last week hurting the overall quality of the program. But “Tricksters” does what the show does best: Dole out a fun villain of the week and incrementally move the overall season along without really giving away the farm. That seems like an odd thing to say given the flashbacks in tonight’s episode, but in reality, this episode told us far less than it initially appears.
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Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil dropped some major teasers in its last motion poster, but with the premiere of all 13 episodes just over a week away, it’s time for a closer look at the Hell’s Kitchen cast. What new secrets are hiding in the full set of character posters for Marvel’s Daredevil?
The Walking Dead Season 5 brings to life its 16th and final episode with Sunday’s “Conquer,” as Rick’s outburst puts the group’s place in Alexandria at risk, while Daryl and Aaron discover a sinister source of the mysterious “W” walkers.
SNL returns with an all-new episode, bringing Dwayne Johnson back to, uh, rock the stage for the fourth time as guest host. Johnson has charisma almost as big as his formidable biceps, and it’s always a treat to see him flex his comedic muscles. Okay, enough with the brawny puns. Johnson really delivers on his promise in this week’s episode, which is, aside from a couple of hiccups, almost entirely perfect. Read on for your weekly SNL sketch rankings.
Arrow Season 3 lets loose its 17th installment of the year with “Suicidal Tendencies,” as the Suicide Squad's return complicates Diggle and Lyla's wedding, while Oliver uncovers a rash of Ra's al Ghul's copycats archers, forcing him to square off against Ray Palmer in his A.T.O.M. suit.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its 14th Season 2 installment with “Love in the Time of Hydra,” as Hunter discovers a new section of S.H.I.E.L.D. led by the enigmatic Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos), while the surviving Ward and Agent 33 undertake a personal mission.
On Community, there’s the concept of the darkest timeline. Well, I think we just saw the lamest timeline on The Flash.
Better Call Saul isn’t a thriller in the categorical sense, but tonight’s episode is wonderfully thrilling. Watching Jimmy piece together his first major case and swing into full-on respectable lawyer action is enervating and offers a particular level of suspense. But it’s not just the exciting possibility of a class action lawsuit coming together that offers up something substantial in “Rico,” but the interesting parallels between Jimmy and Chuck as they’re both invigorated by the case.
Of every Girls season finale, “Home Birth” feels the most final — major changes and life plans happen in the blink of an eye; new lives enter this world and familiar faces fade; and perhaps what makes this episode feel so final is the “six months later” coda, which feels just as unnecessary here as it does in just about any other film or television show. That’s not to say that the conclusion doesn’t have its charms, but it might have been best saved for next season, given the powerful sequence that preceded it.
The Walking Dead proved with Sunday’s penultimate Season 5 installment that Alexandria’s walls do little to keep out the drama, but will next Sunday’s finale see attempts to “Conquer” on either side? AMC has released the first official clip from next week’s installment, and Rick’s group isn’t looking particularly welcome after the latest bloodbath.