Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 January 24

A special thank you to visionary_coward for suggesting the Watch, as it is a delightful show!  This week, they get out of the mortgage game.  Batwoman gives us a rare second season look at a new person learning to be the title character.  American Gods tries to cover a Dan Brown story.  The Good Doctor gets taken home to meet the parents.  Staged wraps up their story with some surprise casting and some surprise meetings.  Zoey and her friends all have to work, and Riverdale talks business..  On The Expanse, I do not have an episode description, but the title appears to describe the feeling after a hard night of drinking, so I guess it’s an Amos or Bobbi centered episode.  The Blacklist is still on the air, and the character they wanted to set the show around has become the enemy of the show.  Also, WandaVision continues its happy sitcom charade into the 80s, having added two more fan favorite comic characters at the end of last episode.

[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 Continue reading →)]

The Watch – S01E05 – Not on My Watch – The Watch must trek through the Unreal Estate to destroy the sword in a magical lake.

Batwoman – S0E02 – Prior Criminal History – After her quick spin in the Batgear, Ryan Wilder is back to facing the daily challenges of life as herself. Meanwhile, Alice has a new, devious plan to get the attention of both Gotham and Safiyah. With Kate still missing and the city in an uprising, Luke and Mary are desperate to find a stand in. In a pinch, Ryan dons the suit again and comes face-to-face with Alice for the first time. Back at Crows Headquarters, Sophie and Commander Kane try to uncover who may have had a vendetta against Kate.

American Gods – S03E03 – Ashes and Demons – As the search for the missing girl continues, Shadow dreams of Bilquis. Wednesday discovers the whereabouts of his old love, the Greek goddess Demeter, and resolves to free her from the grip of an unscrupulous antagonist.

The Good Doctor – S04E08 – Parenting – The team treats a teenage gymnast who experiences complications from her intensive training. Meanwhile, Shaun meets Lea’s parents for the first time.

Staged – S02E07 – The Loo Recluse – David and Michael discover that the studio has now cast two actors. When they discover who has been cast both men are upset as they each have a history with the actor taking their place, one known and one unknown.

Staged – S02E08 – Until They Get Home – Accepting their fate David and Michael prepare to finally leave their homes. David is finally due to go back to work, Michael thinks he finally has a route to New York. The girls perform their charity sketch.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – S02E04 – Zoey’s Extraordinary Employee – Zoey tries to “choose happiness” but finds it is easier said than done. David re-evaluates his priorities. Mo and Max face their first real challenge as business partners.

The Expanse – S05E09 – Winnipesaukee – [No Description Given]

Riverdale – S05E02 – Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders – Betty and Jughead’s investigation into the auteur takes a twisted turn after receiving a call from Bret. Meanwhile, Archie is forced to make an impossible decision when the person responsible for his father’s death needs his help. Elsewhere, Veronica and Hermosa come up with a plan to force Hiram into early retirement, and Cheryl makes a business move.

WandaVision – S01E04 – Episode 4 – [No Description Given – Editor’s Guess: This is the 80s episode.]

The Blacklist – S08x04 – Elizabeth Keen – As Red and the task force search for Liz, she sets a new plan in motion that has catastrophic consequences.

5 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 January 24”

  1. RE: The Expanse
    Is there some slang at work of which I’m unaware? “Winnipesaukee” is the name of a lake in New Hampshire. The name’s exact meaning is disputed, but might mean something like “really nice lake.”

    • It was mentioned a few episodes back by Peaches. It’s where a lot of the trillionaires – including her father – keep their summer houses and private orbital shuttles that she and Amos have been heading for, so I guess that’s a bit of a steer as to the “A plot”.

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