Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Prophet Motive

Quark: “There is nothing beyond greed. Greed is the noblest of emotions."

Ferengis are not the darlings of the Star Trek universe but I have always had a soft spot for Quark and this Ferengi-centric episode was a lot of fun.

Fear the Walking Dead: People Like Us

"I've retired from scraping by just to survive."

I have to give it up for Fear the Walking Dead: that was perhaps the funniest cold open I've seen on either this show or its mother. Zombies lifting up into the wind and away like loose-hung laundry. It was pretty damn high-larious.

Five TV Characters Who Vanished Without a Trace

For the latest instalment of our new semi-regular feature, Doux Five, I'll be looking back at those TV characters who, for whatever reasons the writers couldn't be bothered to come up with, went and pulled a Lord Lucan on us. No wait, that reference isn't universal. Errr, a Richey Edwards? No, that is even more obscure, you idiot. An Amelia Earhart? Yeah, I'm going with that. Characters who pulled an Amelia Earhart on us.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

The Flash: Enter Flashtime

"We're too late."

In a season chock full of ups and downs this episode is a reminder of why I love the show so much. It may be a departure from the standard Flash format, but it is all the better for it. What a fantastic hour of television! Just don't think about the science.

Cloak & Dagger: Colony Collapse

"And with great power comes even more power. In this day and age you need to keep up with the Jones'. As well as the Starks and the Rands."

Cloak and Dagger finish out their first season, and mostly stick the landing, despite a couple minor quibbles.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Birthright, Part 1

"Do not stop until you have the answer."

The crew of the Enterprise head to Deep Space Nine, where Worf and Data each begin a very personal quest which centers on understanding themselves through understanding their fathers in a strong and introspective episode.

3%: Necklace

Samira: "We are here to create a better world for all."
Vítor: "No. We are here to create a perfect world. By definition, it can't be for all."

3% always makes good use of flashbacks and they knocked it out of the park with this episode. The tales of two murders, set one hundred years apart from one another, are interwoven with present time, bringing the entire season together and setting things up perfectly for the finale.

Cloak & Dagger: Back Breaker

"You had a white cop on tape confessing to killing a black kid. Have you been paying attention, Tyrone? Because in the world that we live in that means absolutely nothing."

Cloak & Dagger walks us through Joseph Campbell 101, while Ty and Tandy spiral to their lowest points due to the events of last episode.

Plus a helpful commentary track explaining the thematic significance of events as they happen is thoughtfully provided as part of the events shown.

You know, it is possible to take metatextuality too far...

The 100: Damocles, Part 2

"Be the good guys."

It's the end of the world... again.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

"Anyone seen a Southern gentleman carrying a building?"

I know what you're thinking. Why is this review only getting posted now when this film came out almost a month ago?

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric

"We play the contest again, Time Lord."

Is this the single best story of the McCoy era? I certainly used to think that when I was younger. Now? Not so much.

The 100: Damocles, Part 1

"Life should be about more than just surviving."

After all that the audience, not to mention the many scores of commanders living in Madi's head, have seen, is there more to life than surviving?