Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 π Day

With math on the mind, the Dividend Calculators at the CW are managing to get their shows out despite obvious cautionary changes to the productions.  While Batwoman debates the merits of not winnowing down the cast further, Pennyworth doesn’t mind bringing his together.  Black Lightning swaps actresses, but potentially scares away some cast, The Flash brings back Ralph’s would-be-wife, but leave the cancelled cast member off the story, Superman and Lois decide they can be safer by just going outside and take in some highschool football while they are there, and the “kids” of Riverdale all stop to wonder just what it is they are actually doing.  If you still think you need precautions, you can always say a prayer to the American Gods, but don’t expect a response; they are pretty busy solidifying their alliances for the war.  Did you enjoy your week off last week without WandaVision?  Well, I hope you got your rest in, because this Friday they next MCU television series launches as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier start their buddy story.

[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 – S02E07 – It’s Best You Stop Digging – As Ryan’s condition worsens, she questions Batwoman’s “no killing” code when she realizes the opportunity to avenge her mother is slipping away. Tatiana fills in the gaps for Alice about her time on Coryana and her history with Ocean.

American Gods – S03E09 – The Lake Effect – Shadow has to decide the price he’s willing to pay for his idyllic Lakeside life. As Laura and her new ally close in on her target, Wednesday has to persuade Czernobog that it’s time to make peace with their enemies.

Pennyworth – S2E06 – The Rose and Thorn – While Alfred is enlisted to help extract Lucius Fox from Raven headquarters, Prime Minister Aziz sets in motion a plan that pits Aleister Crowley against John Ripper.

DuckTales – S03E23 – The Last Adventure! – The future of adventuring hangs in the balance as the Duck family uncovers earth-shattering secrets in a final standoff with F.O.W.L.

Black Lightning – S04E06 – The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two – Jefferson crosses a line with Lynn. Anissa shares some important news. Tobias makes a surprising move.

The Flash – S07E03 – Mother – As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and team must find a way to stop her. They are shocked when an old friend – Sue Dearbon risks her life to help.

Superman & Lois – S01E04 – Haywire – While sitting in the stands at the high school football game, Lois and Chrissy spot fish out of water Morgan Edge conversing with Mayor Dean and Kyle Kushing, and the two see right through this insincere move to try to win over the town. Meanwhile, Clark agrees to help Lois out at a town hall meeting, but things get tense when he finds himself pulled in two different directions. Lastly, Jonathan is having mixed emotions about Jordan’s newfound status.

Riverdale – S05E08 – Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key – A big announcement forces everyone to take stock of their current lives. Cheryl sets a risky plan in motion after learning some surprising news about Toni. Jughead tries to make sense of a strange encounter he had. Kevin and Fangs make a big decision about their future together.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – S01E01 – Episode 1 – [Series Premier]

8 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 π Day”

  1. lost says:

    Batwoman might actually have taken a concrete step toward getting their narrative on a less annoying track. Unless the writers forget the character development from this episode once the current major story arc resolves.

  2. Batwoman may have lost me with their last scene. “I put a tracker in her boot.” WHEN!? You snuck over in the few seconds, took her boot off, put a tracker into it, then got it back on your foot without you noticing. And despite a costume change in the VERY NEXT CUT, there’s no chance she is changing her shoes.

    I laughed out loud at that for a few minutes after the episode ended.

  3. Superman and Lois took a very Smallville turn today. I am kind of okay with that, since I enjoyed Smallville, but it looks like Meteor Freak of the Week shows are coming.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      The ep was enjoyable, but it tried to set up too much, I thought. Also– I’d adjust to those actors playing 14-year-olds a little better if the script were written by someone who could write 14-year-olds.

      • They’re supposed to be 14?

        • JD DeLuzio says:

          The twins are in ninth grade– which is why Lois and Clark thought Jon’s abilities might reflect his parentage– and expressly identified as fourteen in at least two episodes. Most of their friends on the team are supposed to be older, even seniors, so they’re played by twenty-somethings instead of late-teens.

          • I mean, I get that I am an old man and everyone looks younger to me, but they don’t even resembled kids who are supposed to only be a year and a half older than my middle daughter. They look like they can rent a car.

            I checked, Jon is 19, but Jordan is actually only 16, so it’s just me. (The actors, I mean.)

            Still, it’s not as bad as Riverdale.

            • JD DeLuzio says:

              I haven’t seen it since season 1, but Riverdale apparently jumped ahead seven years and its main cast now teach at the high school. It’s not as though they were ever credible as teens.

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