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ARROW Season 7×11, “Past Sins” recap

29 Jan

Welcome back, Arrowheads! With Oliver Queen now a hero deputized to work with the Star City police, he starts looking into the Faux Arrow that’s been running around taking down bad guys while he was in prison. His investigation comes to a shocking conclusion: the new vigilante is his hidden half-sister Emiko! How will Ollie deal with this revelation, especially since last we saw him, he just met Emiko for the first time? And how will Diggle’s plan to reactivate the Ghost Initiative fare, especially since the first “recruit” is none other than Ricardo Diaz? Let’s find out… Continue reading

A Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD Primer: 20 Essential Episodes

27 Jan

Stewart here…

It’s hard to believe that Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has managed to survive five seasons, let alone be renewed for a seventh one months (!) before the sixth is to be released.  It was meant to be adjacent to all the big goings on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but without a heavy link to them (save a cameo or two from Nick Fury early on), it seemed a slave to whenever those big events in the movies happened.  That was true of the first season (and we’ll get into that soon enough), but as the show continued and became less motivated by the movies, it became a better series for it. And now 110 episodes later, it’s somehow managed to survive fluctuating ratings and schedules, and with barely an end visible for now.

The setup in a nutshell: we follow SHIELD agent Phil Coulson (and since this is after The Avengers movie, it’s strange because he DIED in that movie) as he puts together a team of agents to deal with the growing superhuman threats across the world.  That team consists of field agents Grant Ward, Melinda May, scientists Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons (FitzSimmons, respectively), and newcomer Daisy Johnson, and they all have their own respective baggage with them.  As the show moved on, their ranks grew and shrunk, they dealt with betrayal between themselves and from SHIELD itself, and occasionally dealt with threats not just superhuman, but alien and supernatural. Hell, they even went to space.  Some of the team more than once.

So, in order to help you get caught up before the sixth season premieres sometime in the summer, here’s a list of 20 of its best and pivotal episodes from all five seasons that are worth watching.  There are mild SPOILERS, but the summaries are kept vague as possible to avoid revealing some of the surprises in store.

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ARROW Season 7×10, “My Name Is Emiko Queen” recap

23 Jan

Welcome back from the winter break, Arrowheads! So we we’re gone from these separate recaps a bit longer than usual thanks to Elseworlds, but here’s where we left off: Ollie has another half-sister, and she’s our Faux Green Arrow! While we wait for those two to meet, Ollie has been deputized by the CCPD so he can bring his vigilante skills to proper law enforcement. His old nemesis Ricardo Diaz is locked up, but seems to be getting a second chance offered to him by…Diggle? And we haven’t even mentioned in the future flashforwards that our heroes need to get in touch with the now mayor of The Glades…Rene! Well, let’s start there with this recap… Continue reading

DC Recap Round-Up 2, Week 10: Midseason Finales and a check up on TITANS!

16 Dec

Welcome back! As this is the last Recap Round-Up for 2018, let’s just throw out a scheduling reminder that while Legends of Tomorrow will be taking a break when we come back in January, we still got The Flash, Supergirl, and Black Lightning in the meantime to hold things down. For right now, we got the mid season ends of Black Lightning and Legends of Tomorrow to recap, as well as another check-in on Titans to see if its improved since its rocky start (short answer: surprisingly, yes). So let’s jump into it… Continue reading

DC Recap Round Up 2, Special Edition: ELSEWORLDS

13 Dec

Welcome back! While we’ll have a regular installment of this column later this week (involving Black Lightning and Legends of Tomorrow, and a catch-up on Titans), this one is a special extra long one covering The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl respectively, as we recap the crossover event, Elseworlds! So let’s just get to all the craziness… Continue reading

ARROW Season 7×08, “Unmasked” recap

8 Dec

Welcome back, Arrowheads! So after a deal is made with the FBI, it looked like Oliver Queen was finally getting out Slabside Prison, and he did, but not before Diaz showed up and took over the place. Diaz got defeated and left in jail, while Ollie got to taste freedom after so many months is captivity. But he’s got a lot to deal with now, like what will he do now that he’s a free man, that hint that Felicity has gone dark side, and who is that faux Green Arrow running around town? We’ll get some answers to that here, but first… Continue reading

DC Recap Round-up 2, Week 9: Breaking Time Once Again!

6 Dec

Welcome back! So this is really the last full Recap Round-Up of the year, mostly because next week will be TWO installments. One will be entirely on the Elseworlds crossover, the other will be involving the mid-season ends of Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning, plus another quick check-in on the first season of Titans. I hope that’s not too confusing. Anyway, let’s jump in… Continue reading

DC Recap Round-Up 2, Week 8: Feasting on Leftovers!

4 Dec

Welcome back! We got this and another week of full programming before we get into the scheduling weirdness that is going to be the Elseworlds crossover and what isn’t covered by it. But that’s my problem and you’ll see my solution eventually, but until then, let’s just jump in… Continue reading

ARROW Season 7×07, “The Slabside Redemption” recap

29 Nov

Welcome back, Arrowheads! Well, Oliver Queen may finally get out of jail, thanks to an FBI deal where he’ll give intel on the newly captured Ricardo Diaz’s operation. And that’s all great news, since Ollie has become aware his new prison buddy, Stanley, probably is guilty of murder, especially now in the walls of Slabside. So, I guess there’s nothing left to do but just quietly wait until it’s time to go home, right? Wrong. So. Very. WRONG. Continue reading

DC Round-Up Recap 2, Week 7: When Turkey Day Goes Wrong!

25 Nov

Welcome back! I hope you are or had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. As for me, I’m bringing you recaps of these DC shows on the CW because they clearly can’t take a vacation. And since we got a full deck of shows, let’s just jump into it… Continue reading

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