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Comic Television #7 – Week Beginning 4 April 2016

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There’s no Flash and Supergirl this week, but that doesn’t stop it being another busy week of television as we edge closer to the season finales of the fall shows. Plus, now that The Walking Dead has finished, we are given the return of Fear The Walking Dead for its sophomore season. Here’s hoping it can be better than the first. As usual, non-comic book related shows are marked with an *.

 

MONDAY

There’s no Supergirl this week but instead there’s a couple of awesome non-comic related shows that you should check out in the form of Better Call Saul and The Magicians.

The Magicians 1.12 “Thirty-Nine Graves” 9pm (SyFy) *

The students wake up to foggy memories and regret after a night of drinking; Penny reminds everyone that their lives depend on getting to The Neitherlands.

Better Call Saul 2.08 “Fifi” 10pm (AMC) *

Mike aims to settle the score with an enemy; an unexpected opportunity presents itself to Jimmy.

TUESDAY

No Flash this week (or for the next two) but iZombie’s penultimate episode of Season 2 and Agents of SHIELD more than make up for it!

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 3.15 “Spacetime” 9pm (ABC)

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The S.H.I.E.L.D. team tries to prove that fate is not fixed after Daisy is horrified by a glimpse of the future.

iZombie 2.17 “Reflections of the Way Liv Used To Be” 9pm (The CW)

Liv and Detective Babineaux are investigating the murder of Bailey Barker, a type-A, ambitious, hyper-competitive and driven student near the top of her class. After consuming Bailey’s brain we see Liv become very much like the girl she was before becoming a zombie. Meanwhile, things seem to be going from bad to worse for Major, and Blaine reaches out to Ravi for help.

Limitless 1.20 “Hi, My Name is Rebecca Harris…” 10pm (CBS) *

When Rebecca learns the truth about her father’s death, she takes NZT for the first time and uses it to seek justice for his murder. Also, Sands makes a dangerous move against Brian to ensure the success of his new initiative.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.21 “Maximum Security” 9pm (Fox) *

In an attempt to get information on a criminal operation, Amy has to go undercover at a women’s prison and befriend one of the prisoners. Meanwhile back at the precinct, Holt and the team plan a fake funeral in an attempt to catch a hitman.

WEDNESDAY

Can Arrow improve before the end of a sub-par fourth Season? That remains the question, but also around is The Americans and Underground, two non-comic related shows that you really should be watching.

Arrow 4.18 “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” 8pm (The CW)

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Oliver and Diggle learn that Merlyn is going to try to break Darhk out of prison. Meanwhile, Laurel gets a surprising offer and Felicity has a heart-to-heart talk with Curtis.

Underground 1.05 “Run and Gun” 10pm (WGN America) *

No Episode Summary Available!

The Americans 4.04 “Chlorampheneciol 10pm (FX) *

A devastating flaw during a mission forces Philip, Elizabeth, William and Gabriel to confront the depths of their patriotism… and their mortality. In Russia, in striving to be a better person, has Nina put her life on the line? 

THURSDAY

Legends of Tomorrow has its own “Would you kill baby Hitler?” question on Thursday’s episode, The Blacklist returns from a brief hiatus, and The 100 continues to see Jaha attempt to win Abby over.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.10 “Progeny” 8pm (The CW)

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Rip tells the team they are headed to the future to take out a powerful ally that Savage needs in order to conquer the world. However, when Rip reveals the ally is a 14 year-old boy who will one day grow into an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara talks Snart through a rough patch and Ray learns something that could impact his future with Kendra.

The Blacklist 3.17 “Mr. Solomon (1)” 9pm (NBC)

After Red learns that a tactical nuclear weapon is being targeted by thieves, it’s a race against the clock as the task force struggles to stop them — and prevent an imminent nuclear disaster. Meanwhile, Tom and Liz make a decision that will change their relationship forever.

The 100 3.10 “Fallen” 9pm (The CW) *

Jaha employs a terrifying new method to convince Abby to join his cause, Kane is on a mission, and Bellamy is hit with a hard truth. Meanwhile, Monty finds himself in a precarious situation, and Jasper rushes to save one of his own.

FRIDAY

Sleepy Hollow is the closest we’re getting to a comic book related show on Friday as it has had a bunch of tie-in comics in the past. And also The Originals and Banshee look set to continue their form.

Sleepy Hollow 3.18 “Ragnarok” 8pm (Fox) – Season Finale!

After a startling discovery, Abbie and Crane realize what they must do in order to make Pandora’s box complete again. Meanwhile, the team works tirelessly to stop The Hidden One, before he destroys all of humanity. Can the Witnesses succeed with the fate of the world in their hands once again.

The Originals 3.17 “Beyond the Black Horizon” 9pm (The CW)*

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When its discovered that Freya has been kidnapped and is in the hands of a dangerous new threat, the Mikaelson brothers are forced to put aside their differences in order to save her before it’s too late. Following a lead that brings them to Mystic Falls, Elijah and Finn run into deputy Matt Donovan, who does not take well to new vampires in his town. Meanwhile, Klaus and Hayley work together to uncover the motive behind one of Lucien’s secret agendas, while a troubling shift in Kol’s behavior leaves Davina concerned for their future together.

Banshee 4.02 “The Burden of Beauty” 10pm (Cinemax)*

Carrie embarks on a vigilante crusade; Brock eyes Lucas in the serial-murder case.

SATURDAY

As usual Saturdays are quiet ones, but Starz’ Outlander returns this week for its second season as the historical drama takes the action to Paris.

Outlander 2.01 “Through a Glass, Darkly” 9pm (Starz)

No Episode Summary Available!

SUNDAY

It’s Fear The Walking Dead day!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 1.18 “Asgard War Part One: Lightnin’ Strikes” 8pm (DisneyXD)

No Episode Summary Available!

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 3.05 “Thunderbolts” 8:30pm (DisneyXD)

No Episode Summary Available!

Vinyl 1.09 “Rock and Roll Queen” 9pm (HBO)

After an unsettling visit with Devon and the kids, Richie weighs his options as the heat surrounding the Buck Rogers murder case is turned up. Thrown out of her aunt’s townhouse, Jamie crashes with Kip as the Nasty Bits finish their record and do a photo shoot. At American Century, Maury Gold pitches a ‘50s compilation LP, while Zak tries to fund a band for his wedding singer, Gary, aka “Xavier.” Clark and Jorge bond over an Indigo tune.

Fear The Walking Dead 2.01 “Monster” 9pm (AMC) – Season Premiere!

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After fleeing a burning Los Angeles on Strand’s yacht, tensions arise among the group. Strand remains mysterious. Our group encounters danger at sea.

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