After the killer Pretty Little Liars mid-season finale, the girls are finally returning on April 18th for their final ten episodes. The most dramatic cliffhanger, Spencer being shot, has partially been overshadowed by the reveal that Mary Drake is her mother, mostly because we know that Spencer will survive her gunshot wound.
Pretty Little Liars Season 7 returns soon, and we’re still reeling from the last episode. It’s been months; we’ve waited months to see how this story will end, and now the conclusion begins.
Has there ever been a war where both battling sides are victors in the end? The Originals show us just how a war like that would pan out in episode 2, “No Quarter.” The Mikaelsons won their brother back, Marcel maintained his status as King, and New Orleans remained relatively peaceful before the real battle begins.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 2, “No Quarter,” did not disappoint as we saw The Mikaelsons and Marcel finally come head to head for their spoils. My prediction of the events that would transpire was almost correct. Rebekah first tried to manipulate Marcel by using their love for each other, Elijah tried his hand at an apology and instead tried to appeal to Marcel’s logic, Hayley tried to appeal to his ethical principles by pulling the “orphaned Hope” card, and Kol and Freya acted as the muscle of the whole expedition.
The Flash (Grant Gustin) battles Abra Kadabra (guest star David Dastmalchian), a villain from Earth-19, who makes him a tempting offer – release him and Abra Kadara will reveal Savitar’s true identity.
It looks like The Flash Season 3 Episode 18, “Abra Kadabra,” will take the series back to a more serious tone after last week’s light and fun crossover. The main plot with Savitar comes back as a new villain claims to know the evil speedster’s identity and will reveal it to Barry – under the condition that he release him.
The official trailer for the Justice League was revealed today, and it looks like we’re in for a treat. The movie seems to carry the same dark undertones of Batman vs. Superman, but with the group coming together, it looks more likely for the possibility of humor to break through the darkness.
The Justice League trailer showed some of our favorite DC superheroes coming together as a team when “the others” arrive, but we’re left with one question: where’s Superman?
With Mon-El’s true background revealed after his parents showed up on Earth, his relationship with Kara is on the rocks. While he’s set on staying with Kara, they’re willing to do anything to bring Mon-El back with them and make him the King of Daxam to reunite their people.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17, “Distant Sun,” Kara is forced to defend herself when a bounty is put on her head. The question is, who put out the bounty? Was it Lillian Luthor trying to get the aliens of National City to take out Cadmus’ biggest threat for them? Or could it have been Mon-El’s parents, who see that she’s the main thing tying him to Earth and keeping him from returning to Daxam.
Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end.
The Flash Season 3 Episode 17, “Duet,” was a very fun crossover with Supergirl that had much more story and character development than I was expecting. It took a break from their main plots and delved into Barry and Kara’s current relationship problems. In between that, we got a really good superhero team-up that makes me wish Kara and Jonn were in the main Arrow-verse.
The return of the Mikaelsons is finally upon New Orleans, and it seems they’ve wasted no time getting back into the groove of killing, maiming, and negotiating powerful alliances.
The preview for The Originals Season 4 Episode 2, “No Quarter,” seems to be solely about the Mikaelsons on a rescue mission for Klaus. While it appears Hayley, Elijah, and Rebekah will try to appeal to Marcel’s emotions to negotiate Klaus’s release, Freya and Kol are on another mission to have him concede by force, wreaking havoc on the formerly peaceful city.
Mon-El’s lies finally caught up to him, while Winn and Lyra broke into a museum, and someone was framed for a crime they didn’t commit. Meanwhile, one couple broke up, but I suspect it isn’t the last we’ve seen of them.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 16, “Star-Crossed,” the appearance of the Daxamite Royal Family brought Mon-El’s life into question, and all of the lies he’s been building up this season in an effort to woo Kara shattered around him, leaving our leading lady a bit heartbroken.
Although half of the family, including Elijah, Rebekah, and Kol, got 2 minutes or less (the latter two with no appearance at all), the episode still embodied what makes The Originals one of the best horror, supernatural shows on the CW.
For The Originals’s (likely) last season, The Originals Season 4 Episode 1 was the absolute best way to kick it off. This tantalizing episode was nothing but tactical chess and live-action, super-human fights. I loved every minute.
When Supergirl premiered, the relationship between Kara Danvers and Cat Grant was tense, but it brought a beautiful light to the mentor/student relationship. Not only did Cat inspire Kara Danvers, but she helped Kara become Supergirl and save the city, so really, don’t we owe everything to her?
Cat Grant was a force to be reckoned with, and since her abrupt departure in the early episodes of Season 2 (due to Calista Flockhart’s contract negotiations that maintained she would only be a series regular if production was kept in Los Angeles), the series hasn’t been the same. Something is missing, and the writers haven’t been able to fill that void.