Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 March 15

I hope you are all staying healthy.  If you find yourself quarantined or off work or trapped at home with your offspring while schools are closed, at least there is plenty of shows this week.  While you are Disinfecting for Corona, Batwoman will be exploring Alice’s story, Supergirl defends transgender rights, The Flash get some sunshine, and the Legends deal with marriage. Blacklist also returns with a doubleheader to kick off the second half of their season, while Better Call Saul kicks Mike out of town.  If your kids are off of school, you might find yourself watching a lot more of their television, like how my daughter has added the Glee-like Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist to our rotation.  Since it borders on telepathy/empathy/ESP, I was going to include it here to see if anyone else was interested in it.  If you want to keep their brains from atrophying, Neil deGrasse Tyson has you covered with another double helping of Cosmos, to go with your first half of the Picard series finale.  If Picard doesn’t give you enough Artificial Intelligence discussions, Westworld returns this week to help you explore the nature of sentience further.

[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…)]

Batwoman – S01E15 – Off with Her Head – More of Alice’s dark past is uncovered when Cartwright shares a twisted story with Kate while Jacob goes searching for his wayward daughter. Mary and Luke follow a lead on Beth’s killer.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – S01E06 – Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out – Things get complicated for Zoey at Simon’s engagement party. Maggie has a night out alone, but it doesn’t go as planned.

Westworld – S03E01 – Parce Domine – Taking residence in neo-Los Angeles, Dolores develops a relationship with Caleb, and comes to learn how artificial beings are treated in the real world.

Supergirl – S05E15 – Reality Bytes – Nia’s roommate is attacked by a man targeting Dreamer because he doesn’t like that Dreamer is transgender and wants her to quit being a superhero. Determined to protect her community from additional harm, Dreamer refuses to give into his threats and puts herself in the line of fire to stop him. Alex, J’onn and Kelly attempt to rescue a man stuck inside a virtual reality escape room.

Cosmos – S02E03 – Lost City of Life – A new vision of genesis at the bottom of the blood red sea of the infant Earth. And the story of the man who found the first clues to life’s beginning in a green jewel. As he searched for life’s origin, he risked his own, daring to toy with his Nazi tormentors.

Cosmos – S02E04 – Vavilov – In the first half of the 20th century pioneering geneticist Nikolai Vavilov traveled 5 continents assembling a treasury of the worlds seeds. He dreamed that science could be the means to end hunger. His refusal to tell a scientific lie cost him his life. The heroism of his colleagues and its direct impact on your life is one of the most stirring stories in the history of science.

Better Call Saul – S05E05 – Dedicado a Max – Mike takes an impromptu trip out of town. Mike and Jimmy grow closer over their campaign to help a client. Kim makes a surprising call.

The Flash – S06E15 – The Exorcism of Nash Wells – The Flash takes on a dangerous new meta named Sunshine. Cisco sets out to help Nash.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S05E08 – Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness – The Legends continue their hunt for pieces of the Loom of Fate and find themselves face to face with William Shakespeare. Ray, Nate, Rory, Constantine, Charlie and Behrad stay a little longer on the mission making things worse after lying to Sara. Meanwhile, Ray and Nora make another big life decision that leaves the team surprised and best buds, Nate and Ray, on the outs.

Star Trek: Picard – S01E09 – Et in Arcadia Ego (1)“Even in Arcadia, there am I”

The Blacklist – S07E11 – Victoria Fenberg – With the help of the task force, Red tracks a gifted art forger who has thwarted his plans to sell stolen pieces. Aram’s love life becomes increasingly complicated. Liz and Ressler confide in each other.

The Blacklist – S07E12 – Cornelius Ruck – Secluded on a private island, Red reunites with an old flame and a ring of thieves in a plot to make millions off stolen art. However, plans are quickly derailed when guests on the island mysteriously show up dead.

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  1. Due to complications (a phrase we’ll be hearing a lot of in the weeks to come), I won’t have a review of Westworld until the second ep has aired. This would be the place to discuss it if you want to get a head start.

    Stay well and don’t panic.

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