Castle: Kill The Messenger

“Never let the job get in the way of the job.”

Castle is a show that works when it concentrates on the relationships among the various characters or when it spoofs a specific genre, show, or film. When it tries to be more of straight procedural, it tends to lose its way.

The West Wing: In This White House

"The people that I have met have been extraordinarily qualified, their intent is good. Their commitment is true, they are righteous, and they are patriots. And I'm their lawyer."

Bartlet is impressed by a Republican lawyer who shows Sam up on a TV show and orders Leo to hire her for the Counsel's Office, over everyone's protestations.

Teen Wolf: Perishable

“He wasn’t on my list.”

This was typical late-season, expositiony fun.

Romeo + Juliet

“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”

I am rarely a fan of setting a Shakespeare play in modern times. Often, the language sounds so discordant against blue jeans and cars that I find myself longing for men in tights and swords. Occasionally, however, a director is able to find a way to make the thees and thous work with jeans and cars. Baz Luhrmann did just that.

The X-Files: Teso Dos Bichos

"Follow that rat."

When an archaeologist insists on digging up a body sacred to a local tribe in Ecuador, the tribe carry out a mysterious ritual involving drinking some hallucinogens and spooky hi-jinks ensue.

Buffy: The Gift

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Guy in the alley: "But... you're just a girl."
Buffy: "That's what I keep saying."

Angel: There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

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Host: "You know where I belong? L.A. You know why? Nobody belongs there. It's the perfect place for guys like us."

Continuum: The Politics of Time

"You were just being a good friend. It speaks highly of you and poorly of them."

Unfortunately, this episode featured a rubber stamp "framed for murder" plot. Fortunately, it also gave us some interesting character development.

Star Trek Voyager: Resolutions

"I think we need to define some parameters. About us."

Janeway and Chakotay fall prey to a Peculiar Space Disease which they can live with as long as they don't leave an apparently uninhabited planet. While Tuvok tries to decide whether or not to disobey orders to help them, they face the possibility of living out the rest of their lives with only each other for company.

Twin Peaks: On the Wings of Love

“What do you recommend for a hangover?”
“Teetotaling and prayer.”

Congratulations, viewers! If you’ve made it this far through Twin Peaks, you will now receive your reward: four awesome episodes and one stellar series finale await you. Death, despair, backwards talking, puddles of engine oil that might be coffee, and the cutest joke in the world await you.