With nothing left to lose, Barry (Grant Gustin) takes on Savitar in an epic conclusion to season three.
The Flash Season 3 Episode 23, “The Finish Line,” ended in what was a fairly emotional and very spectacular finale. Everything came together as Team Flash worked together to finally put an end to Savitar’s threat as they came to grips with who they are and what they can become. It wasn’t wholly perfect, but was still a satisfying finale nonetheless.
It’s about time Nashville Season 5B returned to the real drama. While the stalking and loss of Rayna Jaymes were terrible and devastating to watch, it was off-brand for the country drama. Nashville thrives on the unbelievable, and drama spreading out of the music and industry.
In the new Nashville Season 5B preview, shown below, musical drama envelopes Juliette’s life and relationship as she fights to get her career back, while someone else is held at gunpoint in a terrifying confrontation.
Supergirl Season 2 wrapped up most of its loose ends as Queen Rhea of Daxam was defeated, but not how you’d expect. Meanwhile, someone gets engaged, while another couple is separated… forever.
On the final episode — Supergirl Season 2 Episode 22, “Nevertheless, She Persisted” — Supergirl takes on Rhea in single-hand combat, an ancient custom first provoked during the war between Krypton and Daxam. While battling, at L Corp, Lena and Lillian were joined by Winn to create the invention that rid the planet of Daxamites once and for all.
The next The Originals episode focuses on Elijah’s mental state after Hayley, Freya, and Klaus’s slightly thwarted rescue mission in the last episode, “Queen Death.” Presumably, Marcel is tending to Sofya’s recovery, now that the Hollow is out of her body, and Vincent is searching through his old journal for any information they can use to kill the newly resurrected Hollow.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 10, “Phantomesque,” will follow the Mikaelsons and Hayley on their mission to bring back Elijah in one piece. Klaus’s methods are hard to gauge just from the promotional video, but I’m sure he’ll be doing some kind of leg work while Hayley does the mental work. Freya claims the shattered pendant is why Elijah’s brain was shattered but I’d have to respectfully disagree with the eldest Mikaelson sister. Elijah’s brain was shattered the moment his mother yanked his past memories out from behind the metaphorical red door. The same red door we see Hayley walking into to find Viking Elijah waiting for her with blood on his body.
Klaus, Freya, and Hayley fight to save Elijah’s life, while also working with Vincent and Marcel to stop the Hollow’s resurrection. Blood, sweat, magic, and tears fill this entire episode, and it was one for the books.
Even though I had a couple of issues regarding Hayley’s decisions this episode, I enjoyed a large portion of it. The Originals Season 4 Episode 9, Queen Death, was an action-packed thriller that honestly had me on the edge of my seat. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited for every episode of a season, and I appreciate how The Originals writers have given me that excitement back. Hayley, Klaus, and Freya were hell bent on saving Elijah, while Vincent and Marcel simply wanted to end the Hollow, and this disunity led to Elijah’s soul to be continuously tortured in the pendant and the feared Hollow to finally gain her human form. What a day.
All is not well in National City. As we left off in the previous episode, Superman (under some sort of mind control) attacked Kara as she prepared to face-off with Rhea to save Earth from becoming “New Daxam.” What’s the Girl of Steel’s next move?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 22, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” Rhea’s plans to create New Daxam are moving at full force as Superman distracts Kara with an epic duel between the two Kryptonians. Who will win? Clark, probably, but Kara will surely get some help to come out on top to stop Rhea.
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS; WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CAPTAIN COLD – With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris (Candice Patton), Barry (Grant Gustin) struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for help.
The penultimate episode – The Flash Season 3 Episode 22, “Infantino Street” – had Barry team up with an unlikely ally in order to steal a key component in the “Speed Force Bazooka” as they inched closer to Iris’ possible death. It was a good episode that set the stage nicely for the finale, only hampered once again by the mismatched tones in the episode.
In her first episode back, Cat Grant added to what ultimately become the series’ best installment yet, as Supergirl, President Marsden, and Rhea all went head-to-head in one valiant battle.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 21, “Resist,” Supergirl efforts to stop an alien invasion by the hostile invaders of Daxam were assisted by Cat (thank god!), the President, and Acting Director Danvers of the DEO, as J’onn was still recovering from his injury.
Davina supplied Hayley and Klaus with invaluable information on the Hollow before she tried to kill the latter parent, and Marcel and Elijah scratch the surface on their broken relationship.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 8, “Voodoo in my Blood,” proved to be another great installment on this season’s fight against the Hollow. The writers never fail to amaze me in how they depict wars/battles. This episode had two twists I wasn’t expecting, Davina’s betrayal and the Hollow stabbing Elijah with lethal thorns, and I know they will heavily inform the remaining episodes of the season.
Popular media doesn’t usually do a very good job at depicting eating disorders and the effects of them. Pretty Little Liars was no different in Season 1 when it attempted to delve into Hanna Marin and her journey as “Hefty Hanna.”
It’s crucial to note that while, at least, Pretty Little Liars attempted to tackle depicting an eating disorder, especially one aside from anorexia which is usually the only disorder ever mentioned, the incredibly botched attempt did more harm than good. Hanna Marin and her eating disorder got about half an episode of focus, and then it was dropped; the writers didn’t even do well diving into the type of “friend” Alison was for what she encouraged Hanna to do, and then they just tried to wrap it all in a tiny bow.