Comic Television #8 – Week Beginning 18 April 2016
After a week off Comic Television returns! There’s plenty of season finales this week as well as premieres, with the big one being Game of Thrones’ triumphant return. Let’s see where we go now that we’re fully out of the books’ territory, leaving audiences on the same page as those who have caught up with the series. First we have a week of awesome TV to get through!
Supergirl reaches its season finale as Kara must save the Earth, Gotham continues, 12 Monkeys returns and Better Call Saul concludes its second season.
Supergirl S1.20 “Better Angels” – Season Finale! (8pm, CBS)
Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything – including her life – to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.
Gotham 2.18 “Pinewood” (8pm, Fox)
After leaving Arkham Asylum, Barbara attempts to make amends with Gordon. Then, Bruce and Alfred track down one of Thomas Wayne’s former friends from Project Chimera, but Hugo Strange disrupts their plans.
12 Monkeys 2.01 “Year of the Monkey” Season Premiere! (9pm, Syfy)*
Cole and Ramse repair their broken friendship while on the run; Railly and Jones navigate an uncertain future in 2043.
Better Call Saul 2.10 “Klick” – Season Finale (10pm, AMC)*
Jimmy must make a hard choice; Mike takes control of matters; Hamlin delivers shocking news.
The Flash pits Barry against Zoom, Daisy Johnson assembles the Secret Warriors in Agents of SHIELD, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s third season ends with a bang, and Limitless kicks off a two part season finale.
The Flash 2.18 “Versus Zoom” (8pm, The CW)
Equipped with the tachyon device, Barry believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom and wants to open the breaches to catch him. Harry strongly advises against that plan but after Barry convinces him, Harry reveals that Cisco has the power to re-open the breach. Meanwhile, Hunter Zoloman’s painful story on Earth-2 is revealed.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 3.17 “The Team” (9pm, ABC)
Agent Daisy Johnson brings the Secret Warriors together for a mission that will affect them all; knowledge of Hive’s powers has S.H.I.E.L.D. mistrusting everyone.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.23 “Greg and Larry” (9pm, Fox) – Season Finale!*
After a surprising turn of events in the Nine-Nine’s attempt to track down Adrian Pimento’s hitman, the precinct drops everything when they suspect Holt is in danger.
Limitless 1.21 “Finale (1)” (10pm, CBS)*
When NZT floods the streets of New York City and threatens to become a national epidemic, the FBI partners with the DOJ in a city-wide manhunt to find the lab producing the drug. Also, Brian has trouble adjusting to his new reality when he lacks the resources to continue searching for Piper.
The Americans sees Martha face the truth and Underground deals with the loss of innocence on a day without any comic book shows on television. But trust me, you’ll want to watch these two.
The Americans 4.06 “The Rat” (10pm, FX)*
Martha must finally face the truth she has denied – and her life may never be the same. Plus, a chilling new development in William’s work forces the Jennings to face the realities of what a biological war would mean.
Underground 1.07 “Cradle” (10pm, WGN America)*
Innocence is lost when children are forced to face the harsh realities of the world.
Legends of Tomorrow sees the team attempt to rescue themselves, The Blacklist deals with a wanted fugitive, The 100 focuses on Jaha, Murphy and Octavia, and Orphan Black sees Sarah head home in a jam-packed day for good television.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.12 “Last Refuge” (8pm, CW)
The team is targeted by The Pilgrim, a deadly assassin who wants to erase the Legends from the timeline by killing their younger, non-superhero selves. As a protective countermeasure, Rip decides Sara, Snart, Rory, Professor Stein and Jax need to kidnap their past selves first before The Pilgrim gets to them. Coming face-to-face with the younger versions of themselves proves to be both a physical and emotional challenge for certain members of the team who would rather forget their past. Rip tells them he has a refuge for their precious cargo – an orphanage that raises future Time Masters and where he himself grew up.
The Blacklist 3.19 “Cape May” (9pm, NBC)
A mysterious beauty on the run from unknown assailants accidentally crosses paths with Reddington and enlists his help to fight back against her attackers.
The 100 3.12 “Demons” (9pm, CW)*
Jaha returns to Polis, and Murphy has a surprise encounter. Meanwhile, Octavia uncovers a clue.
Orphan Black 4.02 “Transgressive Border Crossing” (10pm, BBC America)
After evading a Neolution attack in Iceland, Sarah returns home to track down an elusive new ally. As Cosima struggles with Delphine’s disappearance, Alison and Donnie host a pregnant and ever-hungry Helena. Meanwhile Felix, feeling like an outsider, embarks on his own journey of self-discovery.
Grimm continues its fifth season and the town of Banshee deals with another murder. Meanwhile, SyFy’s adaption of IDW comic series Wynonna Earp deals with an invisible assailant.
Grimm 5.18 “Bad to the Bone” (9pm, NBC)
When a man is found dead with all of the bones in his body seemingly liquefied and removed, Nick and Hank find themselves in the middle of a gruesome family arrangement. Meanwhile, Wu deals with a crisis of his own and Hank reunites with his old flame, Zuri.
Banshee 4.04 “Innocent Might Be A Bit of A Stretch” (10pm, Cinemax)*
Carrie strikes again; Bunker treads on thin ice; another grisly murder rocks Banshee.
Wynonna Earp 1.04 “The Blade” (10pm, SyFy)
Wynonna and Dolls try to stop an invisible assailant killing Purgatory residents.
Just the one show on Saturday, but it’s a good one.
Outlander 2.03 “Useful Occupations and Deceptions” (9pm, Starz)
Jamie’s time is dominated by political machinations, while Claire finds solace in her healing skills.
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, Season 6 of Game of Thrones! Actually – I’m more hyped for Veep after a disappointing fifth season, but hopefully both HBO shows can impress this time around. Oh, and Fear The Walking Dead has some serious ratings competition. Which one will you be watching?
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 3.07 “Into the Dark Dimension” (8:30pm, Disney XD)
Dr. Strange needs the Avengers’ help when Dormammu steals the Eye of Agamotto.
Fear the Walking Dead 2.03 “Ouroboros” (9pm, AMC)
Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Meanwhile, Nick, Alicia and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.
Game of Thrones 6.01 “The Red Woman” Season Premiere (9pm, HBO)
Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.
Veep 5.01 “Morning After” Season Premiere (10pm, HBO)
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