Star Trek The Next Generation: Eye of the Beholder

"There are things we do not understand, yet they exist nonetheless."

Supernatural meets Star Trek when an inexplicable suicide takes place aboard the Enterprise, throwing Worf and Troi into the middle of a deep mystery.

Outlander: The Fox's Lair

"We know what will happen if the Jacobites lose the war. But what if we win?"

Too much set-up and politics for me, especially with all of those boring, sexist men.

Outlander: Faith

I'm not sure that all of this half-season in France worked for me, but it certainly ended with a bang.

Outlander: Untimely Resurrection

"The fates are toying with us now."

Are they ever.

Roswell, New Mexico: Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

“I know what it’s like when heroes fall.”

Max’s rage is gone but the consequences of healing Liz continue. Isobel makes a startling discovery. Manes has either found a new ally or made a new enemy. Liz’s search for the truth leads her down an unexpected path. Oh yeah, and we learned who killed Rosa. Maybe.

This Close: Like I Always Wanted

“I was wondering why your book doesn’t have any Deaf characters?”

This Close is a slice-of-life drama giving us a cross-sectional perspective on the friendship of two Deaf people in their twertysomethings1, Kate and Michael, both of them grabbing hands and spinning as they pass along opposite trajectories: Kate going into a marriage, and Michael leaving one.

Outlander: La Dame Blanche

"Does this make us bad people?"

I wasn't sure what message this busy episode was trying to convey. That deception and intrigue cause chaos, even when your intentions are good?

Star Trek The Next Generation: Masks

Data: "Geordi? What does it feel like when a person is losing his mind?"

By nature I love brevity: Picard gets to flex his archaeology muscles, and Brent Spiner his acting muscles, but ultimately it is the audience whose jaw muscles are flexed.

The Handmaid's Tale: Mayday

Joseph: "You said you weren't going to be any trouble."
June: "Yeah. I lied."
Joseph: "Women."

We needed a win.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Thine Own Self

We didn't know his real name, so we called him Jayden.

Data is stranded on an alien world where the Iceman sort of cometh, and Troi sets herself new challenges in an episode that ultimately doesn't challenge either character.

Batman The Animated Series: The Cat and the Claw

"Lately, I'm learning never to underestimate the opposite sex."

I think I might've enjoyed this one more if it had been all about the cat and less about the claw.