“The Avatar is back in business!” At the end of this rambling travelogue episode, 'Legend of Korra' puts everything on the table. What is balance? It's compassion, it's bravery, it's endurance, it's understanding, it's fearlessness, it's compromise. It's a state of being that separates revolutionaries from Big Bads. Korra's foes from seasons past weren't actually that bad, Toph tells her new student. Amon wanted equality, Unalaq freed the spirits, and Zaheer fought for freedom. But they crossed a line, tipped out of balance. “They took their ideologies too far,” she says. It's the kind of blunt truth Golda Meir might have whispered. Coming from the blind Earthbender, it's the line of the show.
The second episode of 'Freak Show' placed us in some worrisome and familiar territory, pitting freak against freak as Dell was introduced to the mix, but tonight's third episode goes a little ways to course-correcting the season (for now, at least). In the first of the two-part Halloween episode, we meet the titular "Edward Mordrake," the boogeyman among the freaks, for even those we're most afraid of have someone that terrifies them. (Well, there's Twisty, but still.)
‘Arrow’ season 3 lets loose its third installment of the year with "Corto Maltese,” as Oliver travels to the titular country in search of Thea, Felicity settles into her her new job, and Laurel trades blows with boxer Ted "Wildcat" Grant (J.R. Ramirez).
‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7 roars out its 7th episode of the final year, “Greensleeves,” as Juice's ultimate fate is revealed, Jax's attempt to destroy August Marks catches Bobby's eye, and Gemma fears that her son has learned the truth about Tara's death.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its fifth season 2 installment in "A Hen in the Wolf House,” as Simmons comes up against Marvel's Mockinbird Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) as a Hydra agent, while Skye's father (Kyle MacLachlan) demands Raina allow him access to his daughter.
Practice makes perfect. That holds true for superheroes as well as television shows about superheroes. So it makes sense that 'The Flash' is essentially repeating the same steps week after week in order to get the basics down pat before getting into more adventurous stuff down the road. “Things You Can’t Outrun” is by no means a bad episode, but it doesn’t provide a lot in terms of new elements.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its fifth installment in “Viper,” as a new strength-enhancing drug causes chaos on the streets, while Bruce detects something amiss with the Wayne board's shady dealings, and sets out to investigate.
With an intense, all-out war being waged between Nucky and Charlie Luciano, 'Boardwalk Empire' plunges onward toward its conclusion. The past bleeds into the present, as chance encounters blossom into opportunities given to those desperate for them, and how that desperation inevitably lends itself to gruesome circumstance. Most startling and perhaps poetic of all in "Friendless Child" is the way that two fates are intertwined, and how redemption can come at the 11th hour for Nucky Thompson in the most unexpected way.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 brings to life its 2nd episode with “Strangers,” as the group takes shelter with the mysterious Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), before making a decision about Abraham's proposed plan for D.C., while Bob discovers a new horror lurking in the woods from the ashes of Terminus.
'The Walking Dead' fans got their second taste of season 5's new big bad this past Sunday, as Terminus leader Gareth put the hurt on Rick and his crew, but will the scrappy survivor come back to bite everyone in the end? We talked to Andrew J. West himself for a course in 'Walking Dead' season 5 spoilers, including Gareth's mysterious past, and which cast member from the series might make for a good meal.