Romeo and Juliet

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

The best stories are those in which two people fall in love and live happily ever after. Unless, they don’t. Then, the story is even better.

The X-Files: Grotesque

Case: A man accused of several gruesome murders, claims he was possessed by a demon. His assertion grabs the attention of Mulder and Scully because even after he has been incarcerated, the body count grows.
Destination: Washington, D.C.

Twin Peaks: Dispute Between Brothers

“We can get this little melodrama over with.”

This episode, which originally aired just one week after the Laura Palmer murder was solved, should establish the new rules for this post-Laura show. It doesn’t entirely succeed. If I were watching back then, I’m not sure I would have stuck with it. With the killer literally underground, what else do we need?

Witches of East End: The Old Man and the Key

"I love you Frederick." -Joanna
"Thanks." -Frederick

I can't yet tell how I feel about this season, and I didn't realize this until I wanted to clean the bathroom before writing this review. I do not like cleaning the bathroom.

Star Trek Voyager: Lifesigns

"Sometimes I think my people spend so much time trying to save lives, they don't know how to live anymore."

Voyager rescues a Vidiian doctor, who bonds with their own Doctor while helping him to treat her.

Buffy: I Was Made To Love You

[Rewatch discussion is happening in the comments at the bottom of this review.]

Buffy: "I don't know about you guys, but I've had it with super strong little women who aren't me."

Angel: Reprise

[Rewatch discussion is happening in the comments at the bottom of this review.]

Cordelia: "I don't even know what you are anymore."
Angel: "I'm a vampire. Look it up."
Cordelia: "What a jerk. I mean, if it was anybody else, I would just say get laid already."

Star Trek The Next Generation: Code of Honor

Hagon: “Well as you see captain, you may excel in technology but not at civilized behaviour.”

So far we've had super-intelligent Q, some shiny space jellyfish exploited by nasty village people and now a people whose culture is steeped in tradition and honour that somehow reflects how we were as less civilized earthlings.

True Blood: Lost Cause

"Nothing's gonna help heal this pain you're feeling but time. And tequila."

This was the second exceptional episode in a row.

The Musketeers: The Homecoming

“Yeah, the thrill, the danger. The brotherhood. And, then I found those things somewhere else. A brotherhood with honor.”

This was an episode of contrasts: old friends vs. new friends; Catholics vs. Protestants; a life of honor vs. a life of crime; gentlemen vs. thieves and beggars. All of these contrasts were wrapped up in a full-blown procedural that gave us more of Porthos’ backstory.