Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 February 23

The week seems severely front loaded, with most of the shows appearing this week, but there is still a surprise on Thursday.  Before that, we travel time as Doctor Who races to the future to deal with the effects of the information given out at the end of last week.  In calmer settings across the pond, the midwives deal with being homeless and drug addiction.  Bet you didn’t see that coming, huh?  Then, our Doggedly Caped heroes hit with new villains for Batwoman and Supergirl taking a look back for her 100th episode.  Black Lightning (who does not have a cape) returns to Freeland to fight the epic battle, still without his new heroic friends in his new earth.  The Flash has some more monkey business with Grodd, and the Legends shout Khan.  The Good Doctor autopsies last week’s breakup.  The Riverdale teens play the I Know What You Did Last Summer game.  On Star Trek: Picard, Jean-Luc has to confront his time as a Borg again.  That’s all that’s visible on my weekly schedule, which leaves the rest of the weekend to binge Altered Carbon season 2, this time with Falcon taking over the lead role.

[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) – S12E09 – Ascension of the Cybermen (1) – In the far future, the Doctor and her friends face a brutal battle across the farthest reaches of space to protect the last of the human race against the deadly Cybermen.

Call the Midwife – S09E08 – Episode 8 – Sister Julienne decides it is time to take matters in hand when a letter arrives from the council saying that it will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for the accommodation, and goes to see Violet at one of her open sessions as a local councillor. At clinic, Nurse Crane meets and cares for heavily pregnant Bonnie, who is not married but committed to the baby’s father Eddie, while Kevin’s dependency on pain relief is discovered by the team and Dr Turner and Miss Higgins must find a way to help him.

Batwoman – S01E13 – Drink Me – A new villain sinks her teeth into Gotham and The Hold Up opens in grand fashion. Sophie reluctantly requests that Batwoman keep her distance knowing their interactions could compromise her career.

Supergirl – S05E13 – It’s a Super Life – [100th Episode] Mxyzptlk returns with a proposition for Kara—what if she could go back in time and tell Lena her secret before Lex did, would things turn out different? Looking back over key moments throughout the series, Kara must decide if she wants to change history to become friends with Lena again.

Black Lightning – S03E14 – The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming – As the battle continues, old alliances are revisited and new alliances forged.

Good Doctor – S03E16 – Autopsy – When Shaun makes an emotional confession, and the result may not be as desired. He also becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital. Claire, Reznick and Andrews treat a male college student with a mysterious split personality disorder.

The Flash – S06E13 – Grodd Friended Me – Feeling overwhelmed with all the changes since Crisis, Barry conducts an experiment that goes awry and puts him directly in Gorilla Grodd’s path. Expecting the worst, Barry is surprised when Grodd asks for his help. Iris works with Eva to escape the Mirrorverse.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S05E06 – Mortal Khanbat – With Sara still away from the Waverider, the Legends find a new Encore with Ava’s new invention, the Prognosticator, and must now try to defeat Genghis Khan in 1990s Hong Kong. Constantine’s life is hanging in the balance, and Ray, Nora and Gary all try to help him, but Constantine tries to make a deal with Astra instead. Meanwhile, Behrad has been confused about Charlie’s recent behavior, but they all learn why Charlie is trying to out run her past and from what

Riverdale – S04E14 – Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away With Murder – When a night in the woods goes horribly awry, Betty, Archie and Veronica are forced to confront what one of them may be capable of.

Star Trek: Picard – S01E06 – The Impossible Box – Picard and the crew track Soji to the Borg cube in Romulan space, resurfacing haunting memories for Picard. Meanwhile, Narek believes he finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information.

Altered Carbon – S02 – [No description given]

3 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 February 23”

  1. What was her name? Ninety-nine? Eleven?

    That was an interesting Picard. I’m waiting another ep or two before I post a review.

    It’s not “genre,” but Better Call Saul returns this week for its penultimate season.

  2. It’s not “genre,” but Better Call Saul returns this week for its penultimate season.

    Being watched by other Bureaucrats is enough to make the list, I added it to my watchlist for future updates.

  3. Doctor Who was………good, it was good, the Cyberman were frightening again, but it was like a few episodes chopped and spliced together. Who was that kid who aged when no one else did? The Boundary leads to Gallifrey?! …and of course The Master’s there. I did enjoy that they had the brought a lot of completely believable defenses that you really think will work, which are then completely obliterated immediately.

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