The X-Files: Roadrunners

Case: A missing backpacker has been found stoned to death in the desert. Scully is called in to investigate when they find some unusual health issues.

Destination: Sevier Desert, Juab County, Utah

Gas Station Man: “We’re not really a town. Just a few like-minded people trying to keep the world at bay.”

Scully takes off alone to Utah in answer to a call for an unusual autopsy. While she is investigating the crime scene which is in the middle of nowhere, she sees a bus go by. Being the curious (and silly) person that she is, she follows the bus into a small, abandoned-looking town.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Self Control

“I know I’m not real. I’m all phantom limbs.”

Wow. What a tremendous episode. I might run out of superlatives.

The 100: A Lie Guarded

"It's not your blood that defines you, it's your heart."

There was no filler in this episode whatsoever. There are so many balls in the air that it's almost too confusing.

Arrow: The Sin-Eater

"Time to return home."

The theme of this episode was kind of hard to define, but I know it related to the women of Arrow and the level of control they have over their own lives.

Quantum Leap: Season Three

"I always do the right thing, Al. And where does it get me?"

Season three is when the formula started to wear thin a bit...

Supernatural: Family Feud

I'll take "troubling family relationships" for a hundred, Alex. No, wait. That's Jeopardy.

Gotham, Shopping for Harlequin

Greetings Gotham fans. So, in order to ease the excruciating pain of the three-month layoff I have decided to do a heavily spoilerish writeup on some upcoming developments about the show and discuss why this may or may not be a good idea. It's not a long feature or a literary masterpiece, it's just an opinion piece.

Rome: A Necessary Fiction

“My advice: look to your own people. This kind of affair is almost always someone close.”

Octavian Caesar is praising the virtues of women while his mother and sister are enjoying themselves with their lovers. He is introduced by Maecenas to a young Livia, asks her to marry him within thirty seconds, and she says sure, if her current husband does not object. Maecenas and Octavian then talk about the issue that drives much of this episode: the big bribe from Herod, a shipment of gold due to arrive in the very near future.

Legends of Tomorrow: Camelot/3000

"This place shouldn't exist."

Maybe they should have just gone to a Ren Faire. Then again, I went to a Ren Faire once and was totally bored. I suspect this episode was not for me.

Farscape: Fractures

And now, on Farscape…

It’s time to get the gang back together, but this won’t be a joyful reunion. Our crew is fractured and broken, so the question is: how can Humpty Dumpty be put back together again?