Comic Television #9 – Week Beginning 25 April 2016
Okay, so we have a pretty good week of television in store for us as usual. Lucifer wraps up its first season, and it’s already been renewed for a second, so at least you don’t have to worry about cancellation. Turn: Washington’s Spies returns for a third season as another underrated AMC series that joins the ranks of Hell on Wheels and Halt and Catch Fire of solid shows not nearly as heralded as Breaking Bad, Mad Men or The Walking Dead. The Flash & Agents of SHIELD continue their seasons as we enter the first week without iZombie and Supergirl.
Arrow deals with the fallout from a controversial death, Game of Thrones’ second episode hits the scene, combined with the Season 3 premiere of Penny Dreadful, makes sure that the week ends on a high. Oh, and there’s more Veep and Banshee outside of the comic-book shows so that’s pretty excellent indeed.
LUCIFER 1.13 “TAKE ME BACK TO HELL” 9pm, Fox (Season Finale)
When Lucifer is framed for murder, he and Chloe must work together to clear his name and prove the identity of the true killer.
12 MONKEYS 2.02 “PRIMARY” 9pm, SyFy*
When an attempt to destroy the virus changes the future, Cole finds himself stranded in 2016 with an unstable Jennifer Goines, who may or may not be his key to getting home. Meanwhile, Jones and Railly must deal with both the consequences of the changed timeline and the temporal facility’s newest prisoner — Ramse.
TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES 3.01 “VALEDICTION” 10pm, AMC (Season Premiere)*
In the third-season premiere, Abe covers up a murder with an unlikely accomplice. Elsewhere, Benedict Arnold abuses his power as he settles into a new home in Philadelphia.
THE FLASH 2.19 “BACK TO NORMAL” 8pm, The CW
A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey mistakes Harry for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin’s location, Barry asks Jesse to help. Meanwhile, Wally corners Joe about The Flash.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD 3.18 “THE SINGULARITY” 9PM, ABC
The team reels from their losses as Hive continues to draw Inhumans to his side; Agents Fitz and Simmons get a lead that could stop the maniacal Inhuman forever.
LIMITLESS 1.22 “FINALE: PART TWO!!” 10PM, CBS* (Season Finale)*
Following a stunning betrayal to their team, Brian and the FBI race to stop an NZT-enabled Sands and his associates from orchestrating an international incident. Also, Brian experiences devastating side effects when his NZT immunity starts to wear off.
ARROW 4.19 “CANARY CRY” 8pm, The CW
Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel’s death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa to help bring her back. A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn’t actually dead.
THE AMERICANS 4.07 “TRAVEL AGENTS” 10pm, FX*
The KGB and the FBI both race to track down a vital agent… everything is at stake.
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 1.13 “LEVIATHAN” 8pm, The CW
Rip takes the team to London in the year 2166, three months before his family is killed. He believes this to be their final opportunity to take out Savage who is, unfortunately, at the height of his power. However, the team discovers two key elements to defeating him – Savage’s daughter and the means to kill Savage once and for all.
THE BLACKLIST 3.20 “THE ARTAX NETWORK” 9pm, NBC
After an unexpected loss devastates the FBI task force, they must track down their assailants; a mysterious group whose agents operate using a worldwide satellite network. Meanwhile, Reddington is forced to confront a ghost from his past — one who knows many of Red’s secrets.
THE 100 3.13 “JOIN OR DIE” 9pm, The CW*
Clarke is on a mission that could change everything. Meanwhile, Murphy gains insight that might prove useful in ensuring his survival. Lastly, Kane reaches a breaking point.
ORPHAN BLACK 4.03 “THE STIGMATA OF PROGRESS” 10pm, BBC AMERICA
As Sarah reels from the shocking discovery of Neolution’s biotech, she’s desperate to find answers. Rachel receives a visit from her keeper and takes a fraught step forward towards recovery. Meanwhile, Helena is mistaken for “Mrs. Hendrix” when she answers a visit from suspicious visitors.
GRIMM 4.19 “TAMING OF THE WU” 9pm, NBC
Suffering from the bite he sustained, Sargeant Wu becomes entangled in a surprising altercation that may land him in hot water. After meeting the mysterious Bonaparte (Shaun Toub), Adalind is faced with a difficult decision that could change her and Nick’s lives forever. Meanwhile, Hank gets even closer to Zuri and their relationship begins to take shape. Back at HW, Eve senses that a new force may jeopardize the entire operation.
BANSHEE 4.05 “A LITTLE LATE TO GROW A PAIR” 10pm, Cinemax*
Dawson and Lucas scope out an S&M club in search of murder clues; Watts tests Calvin’s limits.
WYNONNA EARP 1.05 “DIGGING UP BONES” 10pm, SyFy
Wynonna and Dolls make a daring raid on the trailer park run by the lead Revenant; Henry comes face to face with an old nemesis.
OUTLANDER 2.04 “LA DAME BLANCHE” 9pm, Starz*
No episode summary available. However, the episode title is “The White Lady” in English.
MARVEL’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE 3.08 “DEHULKED” 8:30am, DisneyXD
No episode summary available, but I’m betting it’s got something to do with the Hulk given the title.
GAME OF THRONES 6.02 “HOME” 9pm, HBO
No episode summary available but it’s Game of Thrones, so you’ll be watching it anyway.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 2.04 “BLOOD IN THE STREETS” 9pm, AMC
The group lets a family in distress board the Abigail; Strand’s past begins to come to light; Nick looks for an associate of Strand’s.
PENNY DREADFUL 3.01 “THE DAY TENNYSON DIED” 10pm, Showtime – Showtime
Feeling abandoned and alienated by her faith, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who has an unconventional way of treatment. Meanwhile, now a prisoner under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard Inspector Rusk, Ethan Chandler is on a train speeding through the desert of the American West. Halfway around the world, in Zanzibar, Sir Malcolm is confronted by a mysterious Native American man named Kaetenay who shares a deep connection with Ethan. Back in London, Dr. Frankenstein seeks out his old friend Dr. Jekyll. With all of her friends scattered around the world facing their own demons, Vanessa is left alone to battle a new evil that has emerged from the shadows.
VEEP 5.02 “NEV-AH-DA” 10:30pm, HBO*
Amy, Dan, Jonah and Richard go all out to win the election for Selina. Meanwhile, Tom is unceremoniously ousted from the new banking task force; a well-known D.C. fixture joins the team; Selina meets a Wall Street titan; Mike aims to improve his health before becoming a father; and Kent is curious about Sue’s age.