Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 March 22

With the Bureau’s physical offices closed down due to the quarantine, we hope that all of you Bureaucrats are staying healthy.  To help you shelter in place, the Breakroom television remains tuned in to avoid the the Disastrous Consequences of cabin fever.  Watch as our characters all take trips, starting as Batwoman decides to travel through the looking glass, while on Supergirl, Alex finds herself in Wonderland, and the Legends split up to let Zari take center stage.  Our only other superhero this week ends his season as Picard deals with the impending arrival of god-like AI-aliens.  (AIliens?)  If god-like artificial intelligences are too OP for you, feel free to scale it back with this week’s Westworld as the AI robots infiltrate the outside world.  If you need even more science, but less fiction, Cosmos gives us two more episodes examining consciousness’s evolution and Carl Sagan’s personal evolution.  The last tenuous link to science fiction we have this week is Zoey, who confesses to Max.  Saul manages to avoid being stopped by Kim and Jimmy, The Good Doctor starts its season finale with an earth shaking first part, and Ultron Spader Red takes an island vacation to enjoy some art on The Blacklist.

[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 – S01E16 – Through the Looking Glass – Kate begins to question her instincts and Luke gets upsetting news. Alice seeks her sister’s help with a special task.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – S01E06 – Zoey’s Extraordinary Confession – Zoey is forced to admit some hard truths to Max. Tobin worries his friendship with Leif is on the rocks. Mo struggles to communicate with the new man in his life.

Supergirl – S05E16 – Alex in Wonderland – Alex uses a pair of Obsidian contact lenses to visit a virtual National City where she takes on a whole new persona. Kelly helps William investigate Lex. Kara deals with difficult news.

Westworld – S03E02 – The Winter Line – People put up a lot of walls. Bring a sledgehammer to your life.

Cosmos – S02E05 – The Cosmic Connectome – A voyage of discovery through the evolution of consciousness with stops in ancient Greece, a visit to the largest life form on Earth, into the poignant dream of an abandoned orphan that opened the way to our understanding of the architecture of thought and beyond to a vision of a galactic network of thought.

Cosmos – S02E06 – The Man of a Trillion Worlds – A child lies on the rug of a tenement dreaming of interstellar adventures. At the dawn of the space age, a young Carl Sagan’s career is forged in the clash of his mentors, two scientific titans. Sagan goes on realize his childhood dreams, to carry their research forward and communicate its significance to the whole world.

Better Call Saul – S05E06 – Wexler v. Goodman – Kim tries to pump the brakes on Jimmy’s latest scheme, but it may be too late to stop Saul. Mike turns the heat up on Lalo. Nacho attempts to enlist support from above.

The Good Doctor – S03E19 – Hurt – In the first episode of the two-part season finale, the city of San Jose is rocked by a massive earthquake that puts the staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital on high alert as they race to assess the damage and account for the safety of their colleagues and friends. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Aaron Glassman are attending a charity event when their lives are threatened by the earthquake.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S05E09 – Zari, Not Zari – Sara, Constantine, and Charlie find themselves in British Columbia searching for another piece of the Loom, but they run into a problem they couldn’t have foreseen. Zari has been having trouble feeling like herself, so she goes on meditative journey at the suggestion of Behrad. Ava volunteers to try and help Rory with a personal problem.

Star Trek: Picard – S01E10 – Et in Arcadia Ego (2)“Even in Arcadia, there am I” [Season Finale]

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.

2 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 March 22”

  1. Batwoman Some of the worst cases of convenient timing I’ve ever seen. “We are going to just randomly show up at one possible place the bad guy could be. No, no, we will sit here and wait in case he decides that he id going to show up here, at this time, while we happen to be sitting on the couch.

    …and he does. Oh! And so does everyone else at that exact moment!!”

    I can forgive a lot because I really enjoyed Daddy Crowsboss (I am bad at learning character names) actually playing good cop, and Batwoman’s fight scenes are some of my favorite in DCTV.

    Westworld I can’t keep track of the plot! I watched a YouTube video that went over everything, I was told a bunch of subtle details my wife and I had completely missed, and still was shocked when Discount Matt Damon wasn’t human. It’s not often I am worried a show is over my head.

  2. Picard I will wait for the review, but I enjoyed the finale. It was very predictable, many things felt thrown in just because the producers wanted to see them, and it felt to me like the original ending was written to be the end of a show, and then altered when they realized a season two was going to get made.

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