Bloodline: Part 14

"I didn't think about Danny when he wasn't here, but of course he had a whole life going on outside this place. Who knows what else is out there?"

If you consider yourself to be a good person, how do you live with doing something unspeakably bad?

Star Trek The Next Generation: The First Duty

"You don't have to lie, just don't volunteer any new information."

Captain Picard and Dr Crusher go to visit Wesley after he is involved in a training accident, and has to take part in the resulting inquiry.

Preacher: Dallas

"This is America. Nut up or get out."

We take a break this episode to recount, through the use of flashbacks, the tale of how Jesse and Tulip broke up.

Community: Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

“Our mission is finally accomplished, once and for all.”

…in which Community makes up for a lackluster season with an episode that shines just brightly enough.

Community: Wedding Videography

“Okay, let’s endure this.”

Before sitting down to watch this episode, I heated up a “chicken burger” in the microwave. As I pressed play and bit into the chickenized rubber, I realized that my misbegotten Whole Foods purchase and this last season of Community have a lot in common: they both want to be better than they are, and they both leave a bad taste in my mouth.

The X-Files: Existence

Case: Agent Scully is ready to have her baby but a crew of super soldiers wants to intervene.

Destination: DC, Doggett's hometown (location never revealed)

It all ends here! Well, not all of it. Let me try that again. Lots of things end here in 'Existence'.

Game of Thrones: Dragonstone

"Shall we begin."

The long wait is finally over.

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part Ten

“No wool for us!”

I first watched Twin Peaks on videotapes that I rented from Blockbuster. In other words, many years ago. I watched it again on Netflix, and then again to review it, and then again to finish reviewing it. As I reviewed it, I realized that I loved the first two seasons of Twin Peaks despite its flaws because I knew its greatest strength: meaningfulness.

Preacher: Viktor

"Welcome to Hell, Eugene."

This episode explores two subjects I normally avoid: Hell and Hitler.

And the thirteenth Doctor is...

And the BBC has announced that the thirteenth Doctor is... Jodie Whittaker. They did it. They picked a woman. Brava. She'll take over for Peter Capaldi during this December's Christmas special.

I've seen Jodie Whittaker in Broadchurch and the movie Attack the Block, and this is fine with me. Honestly, I was sort of hoping against hope for Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison, but this is quite cool. We also have the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat and the advent of Chris Chibnall. Will these drastic changes energize the franchise? What do you all think of this development?