Comic Television #2 – Week Beginning 22 February 2016
Hello, and welcome to the second instalment of the Comic Television column! I’ll be offering episode synopsis and the occasional photos for a bunch of comic book-related television shows as well as those that should be worth a try anyway. I’ve decided to shake things up a bit in the format from last week, that should just about make it easier to go through, including enlarging the images and doing away with the trailers altogether due to convenience.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s kick things off with a look at what Monday has in store for us.
The finale of X-Files Season 10 brings the series to a conclusion (pending renewal), Supergirl deals with Master Jailer and elsewhere, The Magicians and Better Call Saul continue their form!
Supergirl 1.14 “Truth, Justice and the American Way” (CBS)
Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer, who is hunting and
executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe, who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO’s methods.
Lucifer 1.05 “Sweet Kicks” (Fox)
After a shooting occurs at a fashion show and a young woman is killed, Lucifer becomes intrigued by the danger of the situation and begs Chloe to get in on the case. Meanwhile, when Maze admits to Amenadiel that she wants to go back to hell, he sets his sights on Dr. Linda.
The X-Files 10.06 “My Struggle II” (Fox)
The investigations that Mulder and Scully began with Tad O’Malley have awakened powerful enemies. A panic begins as people all over the country suddenly start falling ill, and Scully looks for a cure. Mulder confronts the man whom he believes to be behind it all, but another figure from their past may prove to be the key.
The Magicians 1.06 “Impractical Applications” (SyFy)
The first-year students face something called “The Trials,” a series of unconventional and emotional tests, which result in expulsion from Brakebills for those who fail.
Better Call Saul 2.02 “Cobbler” (AMC)
To keep a potentially messy situation from unravelling, Mike brokers a deal. Jimmy works to exonerate an eccentric client.
Team Flash play host to Lila and Diggle in this week’s episode which sees them go head to head with none other than King Shark. Agent Carter gets closer to the end of the (possibly final?) season with a double bill, iZombie solves caffeine-related murders and elsewhere, The Shannara Chronicles has its penultimate episode of Season 1 and Limitless deals into an Agent’s past.
The Flash 2.15 “King Shark” (The CW)
When King Shark escapes from an A.R.G.U.S. holding tank, Lila and Diggle travel to Central City to warn The Flash. King Shark shows up at the West house and attacks Joe, Iris, Wally and Barry.
Marvel’s Agent Carter 2.08 “The Edge of Mystery” (ABC)
Peggy and Sousa propose a trade with Whitney Frost, while the SSR gets help from Howard Stark that may be the key to eliminating Zero Matter.
Marvel’s Agent Carter 2.09 “A Little Song and Dance” (ABC
Peggy desperately tries to save Dr. Wilkes with a dangerous plan to stop Whitney Frost. But Thompson makes a surprising move that could destroy them all.
iZombie 2.14 “Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind” (The CW)
When an incredibly optimistic coffee-shop owner is murdered, Liv uses her sunny outlook to help Clive solve the murder. Meanwhile, things begin to go from bad to worse for Blaine, and Drake is forced to cancel plans with Liv due to a run in with Seattle’s finest.
The Shannara Chronicles 1.09 “Safehold” (MTV)
With time running out, Wil, Amberle and Eretria must cross ancient Human ruins to reach the Bloodfire. But a nefarious evil stands in their way, testing their friendship and manipulating them against each other. At the palace, Allanon and Ander stave off a coup while facing the imminent attack from the Dagda Mor and his army.
Limitless 1.16 “Sands, Agent of Morra” (CBS)
When Sands, Senator Morra’s deadly representative, enlists Brian’s help to eliminate an immediate threat he needs to keep secret from the politician, Brian learns Sands’ dangerous and shocking past. Also, Brian’s sister, Rachel, scrambles to cover up his abrupt side mission with Sands when the FBI can’t reach him regarding a new case.
Arrow sees the live-action debut of Vixen fresh off her animated series, whilst elsewhere, Star Wars Rebels sees the Zeb and Agent Kallus stranded on an ice planet whilst Supernatural gets involved in wrestling.
Arrow 4.15 “Taken” (The CW)
Oliver realizes he needs help battling Darhk so he calls in an old friend – Vixen. Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm.
Star Wars Rebels 2.16 “The Honourable Ones” (Disney XD)
Zeb and Agent Kallus find themselves stranded on an ice planet after a failed Imperial ambush of the rebels. With Kallus injured from the escape pod crash, he and Zeb must work together to survive the harsh conditions.
Supernatural 11.15 “Beyond the Mystic” (The CW)
Dean sees an obituary notice for a wrestler he and Sam used to watch when they were kids. Deciding they need a break from tracking the Darkness, the brothers decide to attend the funeral to pay their respects. The funeral is full of wrestlers, including Shawn Harley, a hot shot new wrestler with a fiery temper who pushes everyone’s buttons, and veteran wrestler Gunner Lawless. Sam and Dean attend the next match to re-live one of their fondest childhood memories but when another wrestler turns up dead, play time quickly turns to work.
Legends of Tomorrow goes to Star City 2046 and the next enemy at the top of Red’s list is The Cartertaker. Clarke has to make a choice in The 100 and Vikings continues Rollo’s betrayal.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.06 “Star City 2046” (The CW)
When a malfunction sends the Waverider crashing into 2046 Star City, our heroes face a startling version of their own future where they never stop Savage and never return home. The city is in ruins and overrun by criminals, which thrills Rory. Sara is despondent over the destruction of her home and stunned when she learns what happened to her old friend, Oliver Queen.
The Blacklist 3.15 “The Caretaker (NBC)
After a State Department official is found dead in Beijing, Red and Liz link the murder to a secret keeper known as “The Caretaker,” who maintains an impenetrable safety deposit vault for criminals. Red and Liz work with the task force to find the Caretaker and his collection of lethal and classified secrets. Meanwhile, Tom makes a risky decision, while Liz persists on her quest to find out more about her mother.
The 100 3.06 “Bitter Harvest” (The CW)
Clarke is torn between vengeance and mercy. Meanwhile, Kane and Octavia work together to avert a disaster, and Abby continues to worry about Raven.
Vikings 4.02 “Kill The Queen” (History)
As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Meanwhile, King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith.
In the lone comic-related offering of the day, Sleepy Hollow explores Jenny and Abbie’s father, whilst elsewhere, The Vampire Diaries has a crossover with The Originals when Stefan heads to New Orleans to lure a vampire hunter away from his friends.
Sleepy Hollow 3.12 “Sins of the Father” (Fox)
When Jenny makes the decision to confront her father, family turmoil from the past rises to the surface. Meanwhile, Atticus Nevins returns to town, bringing more danger than the FBI could have imagined.
The Vampire Diaries 7.14 “Moonlight on the Bayou” (The CW)
In order to lure a vengeful vampire hunter named Rayna Cruz away from his friends in Mystic Falls, Stefan heads to New Orleans, where Valerie has learned of a safe house that can protect him. Once there, he comes face to face with Klaus Mikaelson, who soon becomes suspicious of his old friend’s unexpected arrival in his city. Meanwhile, Enzo, who is working on behalf of a mysterious organization called The Armory, approaches Damon and Bonnie with a plan that could protect Stefan from Rayna. Finally, after learning that Alaric has decided to leave for Dallas with the twins immediately, Caroline offers to accompany them on the trip and finds herself contemplating her own future in Mystic Falls.
The Originals 3.14 “A Streetcare Named Desire” (The CW)
With the threat of the prophecy looming over their heads, Klaus and Elijah find themselves rendered useless inside a magical trap, while Aya and The Strix’s coven of witches move forward with a risky spell that could take one of them down for good. Elsewhere, Freya leads the charge to get her brothers back and enlists the help of Marcel, Hayley and Stefan Salvatore, an old friend of Klaus’, whose unexpected arrival may be the key to their survival. Finally, Davina moves forward with a dangerous plan that brings her one step closer to reuniting with Kol.
No comic book related shows this weekend, so catchup on the ones that you’re behind on or watch a movie. Unless of course that is, you’re up to date on the amazing Black Sails, and if you’re not… well, you really should be.
Black Sails 3.06 “XXIV” (Starz)
No Summary Available, but still worth watching anyway because this season is on fire so far!
The Walking Dead looks to regain its form in 6.11 whilst 11.22.63 sees Jake’s continued journey into the past and Vinyl sees Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s show reach its first episode that isn’t part of the double pilot.
The Walking Dead 6.11 (AMC)
This one doesn’t have a title yet but is still worth your time, especially after how good last Sunday’s episode was!
11.22.63 2.01 “Other Voices, Other Rooms” (Hulu)
Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest in local drifter Bill Turcote. He gets a teaching job in a small town near Dallas and discovers romantic sparks with school librarian Sadie Dunhill. Jake constructs a double life – spying at night on Lee Harvey Oswald as the potential assassin within Jake builds. Trailing Oswald takes Jake into the dark side of Dallas, where he realizes Oswald may not be the only threat Kennedy will have to face.
Vinyl 1.02 “Whispered Secrets” (HBO)
At a record producers’ banquet honoring Maury Gold, Richie is embarrassed when the emcee, rival record exec Jackie Jervis, makes a joke about the failed German Polygram deal. Later, Maury and mob cohort Corrado Galasso pay a visit to American Century to probe a detective’s recent inquiry, and Joe Corso drops by to pitch Richie a demo by his banquet date, Nora.
Well, there you have it! That’s some of the TV series that you should be keeping an eye out for this week, comic book related and those not comic book related. Let me know what you’re watching this week in the comments below and be sure to keep an eye out for coverage of The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow and maybe Supergirl depending on how much time I have available.