Barry (Grant Gustin) takes drastic measures to stop Savitar. Meanwhile, H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) continues to push Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek) to design the trap for Savitar and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) returns with an interesting proposal.
The Flash Season 3 Episode 21, “Cause and Effect,” was a fairly good episode, but one that was again marred by a mismatched tone. After Savitar’s identity was finally discovered, Barry and the rest of the team tried to solve how they could stop Savitar from being two steps ahead of them. Their plan massively backfired though, causing Barry to lose his entire memory.
For a “season of answers,” we sure aren’t getting any. What was the point of bringing back not one, but two irrelevant characters? Sydney and Pastor Ted? Why not focus on the characters that we’ve actually followed for seasons that should be tying into the mystery, instead of making characters with two minutes of on-screen time the answers to the questions we’ve been asking since long before they were introduced?
On Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 14, “Power Play,” Aria is given an interesting offer by A.D. as she attempts to run from whatever Jessica’s file held about her (which, let’s point out, held information from before Jessica’s death in Season 4, so whatever Aria did was in the early days of the series). Elsewhere, we finally find out the identity of Charlotte’s father.
Hayley and Klaus meet Davina in the spiritual world to get important information on how to take down the Hollow, while Marcel and Elijah go on a separate mission to grab the last bone the Hollow needs for its resurrection before it snatches it for itself.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 8, “Voodoo in My Blood,” seems like it will be a wild ride. Similar to how they’ve set up most of their episodes this season, The Originals will have a slow segment of the episode that is mostly about obtaining information and an action segment that has The Mikaelsons, Marcel, and/or Vincent making active moves to one-up the powerful spirit. It seems like Klaus and Hayley will be a part of the informational part again this episode, and Elijah and Marcel will be the foot soldiers who obtain the last bone needed to resurrect the Hollow.
Rhea’s master plan is kicked into action with Lena’s help, while Mon-El grapples with feelings toward his mother and the betrayal she’s committed. Meanwhile, James is given a chance to be a hero outside of the Guardian suit; is it time for him to hang up the helmet for good?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 20, “City of Lost Children,” James steps outside of being Guardian to help a child whose mother attacked the city while being brainwashed by Rhea’s device. Yes, you heard that right. James finally got a storyline for himself.
Klaus, Hayley, Hope and Marcel had a full day of familial bonding that leads to the penultimate moment when Hope freed her older brother from bondage. During this time, Freya and Keelin made it past the awkward flirting stage when Freya finally opened up about her feelings, while Vincent and Elijah had an eventful day murdering young girls and gaining new allies.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 7, “High Water and a Devil’s Daughter,” is the best gem Season 4 has produced. Similar to “Keepers of the House,” this episode does momentous work on all ends of the spectrum: character development, expanding and building relationships, plot progression, and even a bit of action. It seems this show has found their heart this season through the Marcel, Hayley, Klaus, and Hope dynamic, and it’s doing amazing work for their story-telling. I loved every moment.
After an almost completely rocky second season of Supergirl (which is flailing after the change in networks, budget cuts, and cast changes), there’s been little light at the end of the tunnel for the series to return to the masterpiece it was in Season 1. However, Lena Luthor’s appearances and involvement in the story have provided just enough of a net for the series to save itself from falling down the Mon-El shaped hole in the ground.
Listen, let me just start off by saying this: no, I am not a fan of Kara and Lena romantically, which has become a very popular ‘ship online, but I am a huge fan of their friendship. Lena Luthor has been interesting from her first appearance on Supergirl, and with her ties to her mother Lillian (and Cadmus by default) and her new partnership with Rhea, Mon-El’s father, she’s about to get a bigger part of the story. Perfect for her role as a series regular in Season 3.
20th Century Fox has been releasing X-Men films since 2000. After nine films, it has become one of their biggest franchises. Disney has most of the Marvel library, and Warner Bros has the DC characters, in an age where superhero films are some of the biggest money makers Fox does not want to miss out. After the critical acclaim and box office successes of Logan and Deadpool, Fox has no plans on slowing down. On April 22ND, 2017 20TH Century Fox announced a line of future films with three X-Men properties slated for 2018. These include The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: the Dark Phoenix.
Fox now finds itself in an interesting position. Logan marked the final appearance for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, who was the poster boy for the X-Men films for seventeen years. Fox knows they still want to continue making X-Men films (so the rights don’t go back to Marvel), yet they know they can’t just recast Wolverine because audience and fan reception would not be kind. They will have to wait a decent amount of time till it is safe to try to reuse Wolverine.
Supergirl is finally returning to the show it was in Season 1. When Alex is kidnapped, Kara and Maggie have to find a way to work together to save her, even if their approaches are so drastically different. When the person they love most is in danger, it’s interesting to see where these ladies go first.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 19, “Alex,” Kara and Maggie begin the episode with a fight so drastic that it could’ve torn Alex between them, but her disappearance saves us from the unnecessary drama and pits these two against each other as they work together to save her life. It’s the perfect way to make these two come to terms with each other.
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team meet Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek), a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco (Carlos Valdes).
On The Flash Season 3 Episode 20, “I Know Who You Are,” we finally learned the identity of the evil speedster, Savitar, in a fairly surprising reveal. Unfortunately, however, the long awaited reveal was marred by some unnecessary side-plots that just didn’t fit in this late into the season.