Jessica Jones: AKA Ain't We Got Fun

"That thing you made is not my mother."

Mother and daughter bonding with snipers and a basement dungeon. You ain't getting that from This is Us.

Jessica Jones season two doubles down on its commitment to messy and complicated relationships in an episode that left me very unclear who the actual villain is.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Principia

"I got to see a flying boat and a robot fight. Best day ever."

You guys, this was such a cool episode! A flying ship, Mack Hammer, more goofy Deke, what was not to like?

Lucifer: The Last Heartbreak

"You and I are partners, Detective, and nothing came come between that."
"Prepare yourselves, people."

Well, Pierce did warn us. We're heading towards the last stretch of the season, and pieces are beginning to fall into place. I'm not sure how much I like all of the pieces, but they're falling!

Jessica Jones: AKA I Want Your Cray Cray

"Call me a bitch again. Compare me to a dog. An animal that you can kick and collar. Say it."

Flashback episodes can be dangerous. Done right, they can provide context and fill in plot holes. Done badly, they can make a show or the characters appear inconsistent. This episode did a little of both.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Real Deal

"There's an idea, a symbol that must continue, no matter what. A S.H.I.E.L.D."

For its landmark episode, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pauses the arc and focuses on the person that started it all. It's an hour devoted to Coulson, the man behind the S.H.I.E.L.D., as his dying status is disclosed and he decides to (possibly) sacrifice himself to save the team.

iZombie: Brainless in Seattle (2)

“I remember this episode of Grey's Anatomy.”

Though the first half of ‘Brainless in Seattle’ ended on a terrifying note, the second half ended up returning to the wackier tone that this two-parter started out on. It was a nice surprise to see the writers focus so heavily on the lighter aspects of the show over a longer narrative stretch, but it does make me wonder if this was a story befitting of two parts.

The X-Files: Nothing Lasts Forever

Case: The ritualistic nature of a crime scene catches Mulder and Scully's attention.

Destination: NYC, D.C.

A complicated episode that produces complicated feelings in this X-Phile.

The Walking Dead: The Key

"The dead have brought out our best and worst, and the worst has been outpacing the best lately, but that won't last forever."

When I saw the infamous, faux-artsy "face montage" at the start of this episode, I thought we'd be in for a slog not unlike the mid-season finale. However, I was wrong. I'm happy to say this episode was a marked improvement, even if it did have some of the same problems that have been plaguing The Walking Dead like a zombie virus for a while now.

Jessica Jones: AKA Facetime

"The line keeps moving. And I keep stepping over it."

This episode was all about Jessica's increasing vulnerability, leading up to a huge a ha! and way too vulnerable moment at the end.

Gotham: Reunion

Bruce makes nice with Alfred, Jim makes nice with Bullock, Ozzie makes "nice" with Riddler and the supervillain that's supposed to be Ivy Pepper struts around threatening the lives of all in Gotham City.

Well, this is tons better. Will it be enough?

Jessica Jones: AKA The Octopus

Jessica Jones on the phone at the police station.
"I don't give a dead moose's last shit."

Framed, suspected, accused, arrested. In a flash Jessica Jones is back in jail – and must figure out how to protect Inez and find IGH from behind bars in a complex and sometimes confusing, highly paced episode.