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Supergirl: 6x20 Kara

While it was nice seeing everyone return to help save the day, it would have been so much nicer if those appearances had been given real substance and felt less like shallow tokens.

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Supergirl: 6x19 The Last Gauntlet

So much of this episode (including that panoramic battle sequence) had so much potential to build and be the climactic sendoff of the series. However, so much careless lazy clumsiness in the design of its details wasted so much of that potential that the result... Sigh.

I think the only part that I actually liked was Esme grabbing the All Stone and throwing it down to break it in three. Besides that Esme may have been the best acted in this episode (and the moments featuring her generally being the better ones), that one move reflected some of how I felt about most of the episode as a whole.

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Cowboy Bebop: 1x07 Toys in the Attic

That was oddly fascinating done, overall; cool stuff. (And WTF, Ed?) Except... then what? Just like that? Where'd the ending go?

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: 7x06 Deux Ex Latrina

Oddly amusing when the episode's title makes no sense at all until the very last minute of the episode.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: 7x01 The Bullet Blondes

So I liked pretty much every bit with Gloria, Esperanza, and Astra, and the thing with the pocket-mansion, but most of the rest was like watching gradeschoolers throw around goofy story ideas. I hope there's a better story-plan this is feeding into...

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Doom Patrol: 3x07 Bird Patrol

I'd been wondering how Rita would finally end up back in the present. The possibility of her doing a Dr. Helen Magnus return had occurred to me, but... still... 😮

Welcome to the Dada Sanctuary?

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Titans: 3x12 Prodigal

So the Lazarus Pits here are pretty different from the ones on Earth Prime, eh?

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Titans: 3x12 Prodigal

Damn, Connor. Not like that, like Dick did to you.

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Doom Patrol: 2x09 Wax Patrol

Daaamn. Double cliff-hangers with a side of Cliff-shrapnel? Brutal.

Spoiler: The Candlemaker is truly evil. The Candlemaker is COVID.

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Doom Patrol: 2x05 Finger Patrol

Hmm. Let's let two superpowered but very emotionally and socially immature children play completely unsupervised for a couple of days. What could go wrong?

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Doom Patrol: 2x01 Fun Size Patrol

Okay, so for some reason, the 100+ year old kid still is still physically a kid. The show already has weird anti-aging phenomenon sprinkled all over. Okay. But, after 100+ years of life experience (even if a bunch of it was spent locked away), she still has the emotional maturity of a little kid? How does that happen? It just makes it a little more difficult to take her or her issues seriously.

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Doom Patrol: 1x15 Ezekiel Patrol

Well, I suppose if Mr. Nobody was going to bolster his post-revenge-high mood-crash by getting stoned on blue Curaçao and then stumble-magic his drunken way into a doomed corner (on Danny Street in a psychoactive paintingspace with... them) and then, at his desolate lowest, get pep-talk coached into wresting back enough narrative control to guide everyone else out while forgetting to account for himself...

As I now think back over the many weirdly assorted elements of this episode, they do fit together into a chaotically odd but functional collage. And, think about it: if the seriously wacky-weird world that is Doom Patrol is going to escalate all the layers of wacky it's built thus far into an appropriately wacky and intense climax (too soon?), that does sound about right, doesn't it?

OTOH, as the credits were first rolling, I did have a minute or so of "what in Beebo's name did I just watch?!" going on there.

The improbability drive was working overtime with this one.

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Stargirl: 2x08 Chapter Eight

Daaam. Dark.

The team (or at least Beth now) has to wonder about the limits or conditions of Eclypso's true real-world power if he's attacking them specifically with illusions and psychological warfare instead of just taking them out head-on.

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Doom Patrol: 1x12 Cyborg Patrol

Overheard in the Doom Patrol writers room:
"If loose lips sink ships, what do loose butts do?"
"Let's find out."

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Doom Patrol: 1x12 Cyborg Patrol

That operating center of the Bureau of Normalcy is just so... abnormal.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: 1x02 The Star-Spangled Man

At the end, that security monitor image with the cell ("zelle") number in the corner... I have to wonder if the use of cell number 2187 was a deliberate reference.

It ain't detention block AA-23, but...

That's okay. Finn didn't get the reference, either.

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Titans: 3x09 Souls

Okay, so the world of the lands surrounding that Stygian railroad weren't as thoroughly thoughtfully fleshed out as I'd've liked. But, it was a nice way for Donna and Tim to meet and return, and it gave us a last (and better) goodbye for Hank.

And for everyone mad that Hank didn't get his return, consider: Donna and Tim woke up in the bodies they'd left behind: how would that have worked out for Hank? :-(

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Doom Patrol: 1x05 Paw Patrol

This episode was seriously wacky and yet amazingly done.

It also gives me very much the impression of what might happen if the production team from Titans was asked to create something new and different with inspiration and input from both Legends of Tomorrow and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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The Mandalorian: 1x08 Chapter 8: Redemption

Did anyone else kinda-sorta want to hear IG-11, somewhere along the way, say "Come with me if you want to live."? ;-)

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: 6x14 There Will Be Brood

So the Fountain of Imperium is sort of a cousin to the Mycelium? Iiinteresting...

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Stargirl: 2x02 Chapter Two
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I don't know. I'm kind of all over the place on this one.

7 (good) bits: End scene with Cindy and Bobbie and Eclipso, maybe the bits with Richard and Pat, and maybe Rick's DoorDashing.
6 (fair) bits: Most parts with Jenny.
5 (meh) bits: Most parts with Courtney.
4 (poor) bits: Huge green flares (and a new crater) in the park in the middle of town and no one notices.

YMMV.

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Supergirl: 6x02 A Few Good Women
The Flash: 7x18 Heart of the Matter (2)

That they can each mold their lightning power into the creation of a big lightning-sword? Okay, weird, but kinda cool.
That that somehow suddenly makes them all swordsmanship experts? WTF? No.

This episode was the usual-of-late The Flash mix of fairly well-executed moments and really poorly-executed moments, but that one... what the... I just... Sigh.

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The Flash: 7x13 Masquerade

If nothing else, I did kinda like that Cecile Horton's mind-memory prison when being taken over by the mask was conceptually similar to Khalil Payne's when taken over by Painkiller.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: 5x16 The Lawless

Definitely got the impression that Sidious was very much enjoying this (then quite rare) opportunity to flex.

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Motherland: Fort Salem: 2x01 Of the Blood

I feel a bit like both major OMG-hangers from the Season One finale were effectively wrapped up a bit too quickly and simply, but were still fun to watch (especially all of Tally's reactions), and I'm now very curious to see how all these interesting pieces will weave and meet and evolve...

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Batwoman: 2x18 Power

I imagine it'd be awfully hard to sneak around dark alleys and rooftops with that bright blue-white bat-beacon on the chest, but otherwise, nice Batwing suit, there.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: 6x07 Back to the Finale: Part II

As fun as all of that was, who else thinks that not hovering a while to search for Kayla (before blasting away into space) is going to come back and bite them later?

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The Blacklist: 8x21 Nachalo

Interesting if odd way to tell Liz the story of how it all started. (The nachalo. The beginning.)

While it made for a rather interesting reveal presentation, I'm also kinda stuck on wondering what actually happened in that nest; was this whole experience an internal dramatization of her immersive reading, or an actual info-beam into her head, or...

Maybe she was holding the Resurrection Stone the whole time?

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