That’s right kids, I’m pulling double duty this week while Fiz tries to get an education. We wouldn’t want to damn him to a life of writing reviews for free, now would we?

Cast

Dina Meyer as Oracle/Barbara Gordon.

Ashley Scott as Huntress/Helena Kyle.

Rachel Skarsten as Dinah Lance

Shemar Moore as Detective Reese

Ian Abercrombie as Alfred Pennyworth

Mia Sara as Harley Quinn

Written by  href=”http://www.imdb.com/Name?Kitsis,+Edward”>Edward Kitsis and
Adam Horowitz,
based on a story by
href=”http://www.imdb.com/Name?Armus,+Adam”>Adam Armus
and
href=”http://www.imdb.com/Name?Foster,+Nora Kay”>Kay Foster
.

Directed by Jim
Charleston
.

Original Airdate


Primal Scream

originally aired on Wednesday,
November 13, 2002.

Synopsis

Trying to develop a relationship with Reese, Huntress goes undercover to bust a gang of thieves. Trusting her instincts she doesn’t turn them, wanting to wait and get ‘The Big Fish.’ This mistake nearly kills Reese’s partner. In the end, Huntress, Reese, and Dinah bust some heads, but lets the big one get away.

High Point

Very cool final fight scene!

Low Point

Dinah seems a bit overwrought here. Maybe it’s because I like my superheroes a little more brooding.

The Review

Nothing struck me as overly original this time around, but not too tired. 4 out of 6.

I’m still impressed with the cut-sequences that shoot from point to point within the city. Other than that, the effects were not much more than some simple eye effects. 4 out of 6.

It’s obvious they are trying to move certain aspects of their backstory forward, but it seems rushed in some places and dragging in others. 3 out of 6.

About halfway through I wanted to strangle Dinah. What could have been a point of great dialogue and acting turned into some crappy 90120/Dawson’s Creek whine session. The weak guest cast doesn’t help. 2 out of 6.

Harley makes me giggle. The warped perversion that defines Batman villains is really fun. It was a nice distraction from some of the more predictable behavior along the way. 4 out of 6.

Big bang! Cool explosion with the van. Everything else seemed fairly basic. 4 out 6.

It’s hard to catch this show when there’s other, more worthy fare, on at the same time. This episode didn’t make it too much easier. 3 out 6.

Total: 24 out of 42