Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 February 28

More of the comic shows are returning, Despite Corona, even if in typical Flash timing, he’s late.  His season premier is really the conclusion to last season.  Batwoman gives us an episode wish to earn the adjective “late”, and Superman & Lois take up residence back in Clark’s small villa.  Black Lightning faces his big bad to say to leave him alone, because that always works out as expected.  American Gods get a lot of surprises for beings claiming omniscience.  WandaVision gives us a finale for a series that seemed easily dismissed at first, but has gained popularity enough that you have to stay offline on Fridays until you see the episode if you want to avoid spoilers.  The Blacklist brings back Elizabeth, at lease according to the “next week on” segment.

[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 →)]

Batwoman – S02E06 – Do Not Resuscitate – As Ryan Wilder’s kryptonite wound grows more severe, it hinders Batwoman’s ability to protect Gotham. Alice’s reunion with a fellow Coryana inhabitant presents unexpected complications.

American Gods – S03E07 – Fire and Ice – In Lakeside, Shadow grows closer with Marguerite and uncovers the surprising truth behind a local crime spree. Wednesday makes his own shocking discovery. Laura and Salim negotiate with the enemy of their enemy.

DuckTales – S03E20 – The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker! – Della, Dewey and Huey recruit a showboating pilot to take them to an island full of monsters in search of a missing mystery, unaware that Don Karnage is hot on their tails.

Black Lightning – S04E04 – The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four – Jefferson pays Tobias a visit and warns him to stay away from his family.

The Flash – S07E01 – All’s Wells That Ends Wells – When an experiment to save Barry’s speed backfires, Nash Wells searches for a way to save The Flash and comes up with a dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Iris makes a startling realization inside the Mirrorverse and Cecile faces off with Rosa Dillon.

Superman & Lois – S01E02 – Heritage – While adjusting to their new lives in Smallville, Lois and Clark make an important decision concerning one of their sons. Meanwhile, tensions begin to rise between Lois and Morgan Edge. Lastly, Lana Lang Cushing invites the Kent family over for a barbecue.

WandaVision – S01E09 – Episode 9 – [No Description Given – Season Finale.  Kevin Feige promises a confrontation between Wanda and the “big bad”.]

The Blacklist – S08E09 – The Cyranoid – The Task Force is thrown for a loop when they encounter a nefarious enterprise that provides doppelgängers for criminals. Red scrambles to counteract a bold move by Liz.

3 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 February 28”

  1. Batwoman has not been holding my interest. I wonder if there was a large chunk of plot that was centered around Kate, and the deleted her and didn’t have enough Ryan plot to fill in the gaps, and Ryan is kind of a round peg for the square hole Kate left. I mean, every other character was related to Kate.

    • I think they’ve done a reasonable job justifying the characters remaining. I mean, they’re mostly major players or associated with major players in the city and they live there, so they would still be kicking about making noise. (Yes, even Alice is a major player.)

      The problem as I see it is that they didn’t get to play out the plot completely last season and with having to fridge Kate immediately this season, they were left with something of a narrative hole which they have had to bridge. Hopefully they’ll manage to get things to gel better over the next couple episodes. Last episode did do some of the ground work toward addressing the square peg thing, I think. Time will tell, of course.

  2. I agree with you, entirely. All the characters belong there except Ryan. Don’t get me wrong, I love her character, she has a great story, great motivations, and I would watch the hell out of her ground up struggle to be something she doesn’t feel like she is ready to be, but this Gotham wasn’t set up for that story. She’d fit perfectly into Black Lightning. I think we needed a fresh Batwoman (Ryan) show, and a Gotham (without Kate) show for the remains of this Batwoman.

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