Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 1 December 2019

Hope you’ve got a lot of free time to catch up this week!  The DC shows are at their last episodes before Crisis, which gives us a mid-season finale feel to Flash and Arrow.  Supergirl and Batwoman will also be taking part, and Legends will pop in but their shows haven’t been leaning as heavily into it.  Black Lightening is also rumors to show up, but he’s still busy trying to free his city from governmental occupation on his show.  Meanwhile on HBO, the Watchmen discusses the events of the original comic, but otherwise has nothing to do with the rest of the DC properties.  His Dark Materials borrows a name from a vampire movie, but shows no signs of featuring bloodsuckers.  The Good Doctor visits his estranged, dying father.  Riverdale producers still believe video tapes are a thing.  The Mandalorian works with a rookie.  The Blacklist stops people from retiring.  In you wanted something nostalgic and lighter, Fuller House’s latest season drops, also.

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

His Dark Materials – S01E05 – The Lost Boys – The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.

Batwoman – S01E08 – A Mad Tea-Party – Kate and Alice continue their sister/nemesis dance, while Alice and Mouse construct their most evil plan yet. Mary invites Kate to a special event honoring Catherine and Jacob makes a decision that leaves Kate perplexed.

Watchmen – S01E07 – An Almost Religious Awe – Under Lady Trieu’s care, Angela undergoes an unconventional treatment while Agent Blake chases down a lead. Elsewhere, The Smartest Man in The World delivers a stunning defense of his past actions.

Supergirl – S05E08 – The Wrath of Rama Khan – Supergirl’s struggle against Leviathan reaches a boiling point as she faces off against Rama Khan. Meanwhile, as Lena and Hope work to launch Project Non Nocere, Hope proves to be an invaluable asset to Lena.

Black Lightning – S03E08 – The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace – Black Lightning goes up against the ASA. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to manipulate Lynn.

The Good Doctor – S03E10 – Friends and Family – Dr. Shaun Murphy visits his father on his deathbed and the family reunion reveals unexpected results. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Alex Park, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Browne treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage; and Claire addresses her mental health.

The Flash – S06E08 – The Last Temptation of Barry Allen (2) – With The Flash freshly infected by the monstrous Bloodwork, Iris and Cisco battle to help Barry take control of himself before he’s lost forever to Ramsey’s influence. Meanwhile, the rest of Team Flash fight to reclaim control of Central City from Bloodwork’s growing army.

Arrow – S08E07 – Purgatory – Oliver’s mission takes him to Lian Yu where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis until he receives help from an old friend. Meanwhile, a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.

Castle Rock – S02E09 – Caveat Emptor – [No Description Given]

Riverdale – S04E08 – Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment – As residents across Riverdale begin receiving more mysterious videotapes on their doorsteps, the seniors of Riverdale High eagerly await their college decision letters. Concerned that the stress may be getting to them, Mrs. Burble, the school’s guidance counselor, meets with Betty, Archie, Veronica, Cheryl and Jughead to discuss what’s plaguing them.

Fuller House – S05 – Recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller gets help from her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy when the women move in with their families to help D.J. raise her children in this spin-off series.

The Mandalorian – S01E05 – Chapter 5 – The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.

See – S01E08 – TBA – [No Description Given]

The Blacklist – S07E09 – Orion Relocation Services – Red and Liz investigate Orion Relocation Services, an organization that surreptitiously facilitates the disappearance and relocation of criminals. Meanwhile, Katarina delves into the memories of an old friend in order to get additional information about the Townsend Directive.

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