Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 24 February 2019

DC doesn’t believe in the fourth week of February, so they have all decided to take it off.  The Gifted could see this was coming, and Archie goes back to taking his punches.  Are these two going to carry the weight for the week, or is it an excuse to phone it in until everything returns next week?

[All synopses (and titles) from or IMDB below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Supergirl – S04E12 – What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? – Manchester Black breaks out of prison with the help of his new team, The Elite, who are set on punishing the anti-alien forces. Supergirl pulls double duty as she tries to apprehend Manchester Black and his team as well as deal with a shocking new development with Ben Lockwood. (Returns 3 March 2019)

Arrow – S07E14 – Brothers & Sisters – (Returns 4 March 2019)

Black Lightning – S02E14 – The Book of Secrets: Chapter 4: Original Sin – (Returns 4 March 2019)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S04E09 – Lucha de Apuestas – (Returns 1 April 2019, allegedly) – While the legends continue to find magical creatures Sara goes on a mission to figure out how to save her sister Laurel that died 3 years ago.

The Flash – S05E15 – King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd – When Gorilla Grodd attacks Central City, Barry and friends find themselves teaming up with King Shark; when they hit a snag, they bring in Dr. Tanya Lamden to try to reach the man behind the shark.  (Returns 5 March 2019)

The Gifted – S02E16 – oMens – Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page. Reed struggles to manage his powers and the family realizes that without enough of the serum, it’s only a matter of time before he completely loses control. Frustrated and egged on by Benedict Ryan, Jace and the Purifiers are on the attack, but for Jace, things aren’t as black and white as they once were.

Riverdale – S03E13 – Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem For A Welterweight – Archie steps back into the ring; Alice goes deeper with the Farm; Jughead visits the Heart of Darkness; Veronica juggles dueling villains.

Star Trek: Discovery – S02E07 – Light and Shadows – See Bureau42 for a review.

The Orville – S02E09 – Identity (2) – Ed and the crew travel to Isaac’s home planet Kaylon. (Part 2)

6 replies on “Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 24 February 2019”

  1. Regarding the Orville. I started watching it this season, and have been mildly impressed with it. It had some moments that threw me out of the show at times, but the episodes were pretty solid and I got a solid Star Trek TNG vibe while watching.

    Although episode 8 changes freaking everything. Damn, that episode is the Orville’s “Best of Both Worlds” (in a good way). Wow, they just dropped the hammer with this one. Talk about hitting your stride, also about setting up for the big twist with one character for one and a half seasons!

    We need reviews of The Orville here!

  2. Is the “allegedly” line in the Legends paragraph just a joke on the April 1st return date, or are there ‘legitimate’ rumors about it not coming back?

  3. Manchester Black is on Supergirl? I may have to watch again. The title of this week’s ep is, of course, the title of a fairly famous Superman story involving the Elite, one that probably should be read by anyone adapting the character to film.

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