Well, if the end of The Expanse didn’t make you swear off our table, we have a few different newcomers, though neither seem to be aiming for quite the same niche. Naomi (thanks again, visionary_coward!) joins The CW’s DC collection with her second episode sees Naomi grilling her parents. If family television isn’t your thing, but you still want some DC action, Peacemaker’s second week (fourth episode) airs this week. It is definitely not family friendly, but the opening credits should give you a good idea of how seriously they take everything. Superman and Lois continues to try to find a direction for their second season. The Legends turn their mansion into a 90s reality show, but in hell. Batwoman is after the original Poison Ivy while the new one is still on the run. The Blacklist tells us how Dembe joined the FBI. We also have Midwives, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Boba Fett, but no details about what’s in their episodes.
[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 →)]
Call the Midwife – S11E03 – Episode 3 – [No Description Giving]
Superman & Lois – S02E02 – The Ties That Bind – Clark opens up to Lois about his ongoing struggle with visions and admits that there is only one person who might be able to help. Meanwhile, Lana receives some unexpected news and tensions begin to rise between Lois and Chrissy. Lastly, Sarah breaks plans with Jordan to spend time with Natalie.
Naomi – S01E02 – Unidentified Flying Object – Following a shocking revelation by Dee, Naomi enlists her friends to dig deeper into the mystery surrounding unexplained occurrences in Port Oswego and whether they have anything to do with her past. Meanwhile, Naomi’s parents are caught off guard by Naomi’s interrogations. Another ominous encounter with Zumbado leaves Naomi shaken, and she seeks Dee’s help in taking the next step to embracing her destiny.
The Book of Boba Fett – S01E04 – Chapter 4 – [No Description Giving]
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S07E09 – Lowest Common Demoninator – When Gideon jumps the time machine into the Manor Dimension, which lands in Hell, Astra realizes that a damned 90’s reality show crew sneaks into the manor. With the reality show crew causing emotions to spike, Sara and Ava share their true feelings about their roles as Co-Captains. Behrad seeks advice about Astra from Nate and Zari but Behrad finds that his past is put on display instead.
Batwoman – S03E09 – Meet Your Maker – Ryan, Sophie and Luke attempt to track down the OG Poison Ivy when all signs point to Pamela Isley’s (guest star ) reappearance in Gotham. At the same time, Mary feels drawn by a powerful force and Alice suddenly feels very protective of her stepsister. Meanwhile, Jada hasn’t given up on rehabilitating Marquis and seeks the help of an old friend.
Peacemaker – S01E04 – The Choad Less Traveled – [No Description Giving]
Star Trek: Prodigy – S01E08 – Episode 8 – [No Description Giving]
The Blacklist – S09E09 – Boukman Baptiste – A spate of coordinated attacks on Red’s lieutenants puts Dembe in imminent danger, prompting him to relive the events that led him to join the FBI two years earlier.
Why am I including Call the Midwife? I know we watched it in our house, but was someone else here at the Bureau a fan? Kinda the same for Blacklist, it’s at least a bit closer to the Bureau genre, though.
I wouldn’t call Blacklist genre, but I do continue to watch it. I want to say it’s gone downhill since they killed off the main character, but honestly it had bunch of the same soap opera crap in back before they killed off Tom, too. There’s still some good episodes sprinkled throughout.
I am two episodes into this season (I’ve been busy,) and the new status quo is interesting. I can watch the show just to watch Spader chew scenery and tells us all about this charming something or other he ran into somewhere that was life changing because they juggled geese or something. As long as they keep that up, and throw a few other variations in with their guest stars, I am still in. The star that left at the end of last season never really felt like she contributed anything to the show, which I feel bad for because I am pretty sure she was supposed to be the star.
Since I won’t be doing another Superman & Lois review until midseason, let me make some predictions, most of which aren’t particularly bold:
1. Since they’ve basically dropped that Doomsday will be the Big Bad this season, I think the season will end with Clark/Kal’s “death” and next season will play out the CW version of the Death and Return of Superman. They’ve already set up a potential Reign of the Superman, with Irons already a character, a version of Superboy in the wings, the Eradicator probably still in existence in some form, and a military project creating its own super-people.
2. Although the series has thus far eschewed crossovers, enough time has passed that any discussion of whether we’re in the near future or whether the twins aging fifteen years is a result of the Crisis reboot. I think we’ll see at least one crossover, especially given this year’s villain.
3. “Sarah breaks plans with Jordan to spend time with Natalie.” Sarah, who returned from summer camp a bit changed, and who isn’t so interested in Jordan now, even though she likes him and he’s being a really good boyfriend (especially for a teen boy). The show has no LGBTQ+ representation, it’s half a teen show, so…. Sarah will come out (having realized, while being a camp counselor, that she’s a lesbian) and start dating Natalie, about whom we know almost nothing, and could easily be gay.
4. Lois’s involvement with Smallville politics will lead to her eventually running for mayor, after the current candidate she supports dropping out or being killed by a passing supervillain.
Your bets are good enough I wouldn’t put anything against any of them. I’d bet right along side you with the third one.
Well (Spoilers), some fast semi-confirmation:
1. Who knows? But Doomsday is coming.
2. Too early to tell!
3. Well… she was feeling guilty over a same-sex kiss with a girl at summer camp… Her burgeoning friendship with Natalie is so far ambiguously handled, but they’ve only just met, so….
4. Duh! Lana is the candidate! That makes so much more sense, and gives her character something to do, especially now that her husband has given up drinking.
The cult in Lucy Lane’s past feels creepily like Allison Mack’s history with NXIVM, toned down for family viewing.
Speaking of crossovers, Batwoman shows us Diggle is still making the rounds.
I wonder if he’ll pop up in Peacemaker at this rate? (Also, they name check Matter-Eater Lad in Peacemaker.)