by Josie Kafka
This episode was co-written by Oliver North. Yes, that Oliver North: the man whose name instantly makes me picture my eighth-grade history teacher’s long-winded rant about this “Iran-Contra” thing that had happened a few years before, when most of us were young enough to watch Disney movies with wholehearted enthusiasm. I won’t go into the details here: this is a good explanation of the whole debacle.
As a female continuing character on Supernatural, Sheriff Jody Mills has long since exceeded her expiration date. At the beginning of the episode I was thinking, yes, I know, but please don't let her die.
Last season, we watched as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, together for years, fell in love and began to create a marriage in more than name only. This season, we are watching as they navigate that marriage and begin to wed their differing idealogical stances along with the effect these views have on their children.
This was a sad and powerful episode. All the politics that had been set in motion over the last few episodes just took off.
by Mark Greig
"I tried to persuade Ranquin that only Rohm-Dutt deserved to be punished by the seventh ritual, that you others should die by the first. That's very easy, they just throw you down the pit and drop rocks on you."
Ever wondered what Avatar would look like if it featured a giant squid monster and was made for the cost of a Mars bar? Then look no further than 'The Power of Kroll'.
Construction workers find the body of a mobster who disappeared in 1978. The prime suspect is a guy who believes he is still living in the ‘70s, so to get the information they need from him, the 12th Precinct goes back in time. Monday Night Fever, baby.
Human beings lie. They lie to protect themselves and they lie to protect others. Machines do not lie, because they are not sentient. Neither can a machine determine who is lying and who is telling the truth. It takes another human being to ferret out the truth of any situation. Although the various stories were different, everyone in this episode was trying to detect the lies others were telling. The machine was fooled; the humans were not — unless he wants to believe the lie.
This was a hard review to write, because the ideas brought up in this movie are fun for me to talk about, but this is a spoiler free review. All the plot details referred to here are part of a general synopsis, and set up the basic plot of the movie.