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After a strong opener which clearly established the enigmatic warpath of The Punisher (who even received the name drop here,) Daredevil picks things right back where we started. Still reeling from his near-fatal encounter with The Punisher, it's up to Foggy Nelson to protect Grotto.
With the rise of the Inhumans, the ATCU, and the impending release of Marvel's Civil War, the subject of what to do with powered individuals has been excellently addressed on Agents of SHIELD lately. Now that the wonders of how the bureaucratic world have been tended to, we see how the terrified of the world would: by terrorizing. In come the Watchdogs, a hate-speech spouting paramilitary group bent on making a statement toward the Inhuman threat. The disgust in their speeches and faceless appearance of their masks evoke images of the KKK, as a slightly exaggerated but at its core realistic approach to how the world would react.
Aside from the Daryl-Sasha-Abraham episode, this midseason finale of The Walking Dead together every trial and tribulation, every conflict the group has been dealing...
Similar to last year's Arrow/Flash crossover, the second part was better than the first. Like, a lot better. It was better than last year's second part too. If it weren't for the fact that this episode isn't at all just an episode of "Arrow" (there wasn't a single flashback scene) I would say that this is single-handedly the best the show has had to offer in several years. Instead, it just shows us just how much this TV universe has to offer as a whole.
Oh, Arrow. It hurts to watch two trains on a collision course. You know it's going to be bad, you know it's going to hurt. Yes, it is, and it does. As foreshadowed in the season premiere, someone very close to Oliver Queen appears to have passed in this midseason finale, and it hurt.
I was skeptical of the abrupt conclusion to The Punisher's story after such a phenomenal episode, but seeing how the transition toward Elektra's involvement in the Daredevil's life is being played out I'm optimistic. The alluring d tale of Elektra Natchios toward Matt's inner devil is an exciting new spin on the character we have yet to see here; and the shift in the status quo managed to keep the pace flowing well.
One of the issues Agents of SHIELD had early on was an extremely slow pace. At this point, the show seems to be resolving...
Given the gigantic reveal that not only did Malcolm know that Oliver had a son, but that he revealed this information to Damien Darkh seemed ripe for bringing an immediate, sudden and unexpected conflict to Team Arrow. Instead it appears that this will be paying off with next week's episode, as we primarily dealt with not the Green Arrow's struggle, but instead Oliver Queen's and his mayoral campaign.
After its two-part pilot, Legends of Tomorrow comes right out of the gate with an episode that utilizes every member of its large cast to their full potential, and finally made Vandal Savage into the compelling villain he needed to be.
Following after the startling showdown between The Flash and Zoom, the STAR Labs crew took a breather and we got more of the still-impressive appearance of Grodd. While the slowed pace was understandable, there was a sense of awkwardness to the proceedings, and it seemed as if Barry wasn't the only one off his groove.
We had more first hand experience with the effects of Kilgrave on his victims, some excellent plans and schemes from Jessica, and some hair-raising tension. Oh, and like four different sex scenes. There was that too.
With a brisk pace and a lot of moving parts, everything that the third season of Agents of SHIELD has been building toward came to a head. With the confrontation on the alien planet (which I suppose is now called Maveth) and a full assault on the Hydra castle, it was eventful to say the least.
SPOILER ALERT: THe following article will contain (hopefully) mild spoilers, after all it's hard to review a TV series with such an intricate plot...
With a fellow Time Master in distress and no more leads on Vandal Savage, Rip Hunter and his team of Legends deal with brigands, pirates, and mutiny aboard their own ship.
With such a powerful ending to close off this chapter of the season, and possibly even The Punisher's role in it, if you ever needed a single episode to point to and say that Daredevil deserves awards, it would be "Penny and Dime." Seeing these two vigilantes, two men who cannot agree on how to save the world, who cannot agree on the importance of a life or the value of humanity, come to such an unspoken understanding here is poetry. That when put in the right hands, some truly amazing things can be done with the characters of comic book lore.