Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 12 January 2020

Are you recovered from your holidays?  Did you spend the last couple of weeks agonizing about the fate of the CW’s shows?  Why did we have to wait so long to find out if everything exists or not?  Good news, your Delay Ceases!  Arrow brings back the show before wrapping up on Legends.  We also have some medical missives with Midwives, Good Doctor, and of course, Doctor Who1.

[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…)]

Doctor Who (2005) – S12E03 – Orphan 55 – Having decided that everyone could do with a holiday, the Doctor takes Graham, Yasmin, Ryan to a luxury resort for a spot of rest and relaxation. However, they discover the place where they are having a break is hiding a number of deadly secrets. What are the ferocious monsters that are attacking Tranquillity Spa?

Call the Midwife – S09E01 – Episode 2 – A woman is caught stealing milk from Nonnatus House, but she pleads for mercy from sisters Julienne and Monica Joan, explaining that she has been stealing milk as she is pregnant. As Sister Julienne learns more about her, she is convinced that this woman needs help becoming the mother she wants to be. Meanwhile, Dr Turner puzzles over a mysterious string of symptoms, and the blossoming romance between Miss Higgins and Sgt Woolf is thrown into jeopardy.

The Good Doctor – S03E11 – Fractured – Following his father’s death, Shaun must deal with the effects his intimacy with Lea will have on his relationship with Carly. Meanwhile, the team operates on a patient who is refusing all anesthesia during surgery for fear of relapsing.

Arrow – S08E08 – Crisis on Infinite Earths (4) – Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash’s disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver, who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S05E01 – Crisis on Infinite Earths (5) – Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.


1 Not that kind of Doctor.

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