Legion: Chapter 11

"Keep your eyes out for a cow."

Yes, Cary. A cow. I don't understand it either.

iZombie: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Brain

“You wanna know when democracy doesn't work? It doesn't work when you're sitting on a powder keg. It doesn't work when your people are starving. It doesn't work when your entire species is on the brink of extinction.”

This was the first major misstep of the season. The murder mystery was dull, the victim was reprehensible, and the rest of the characters spent their time either being party to Liv’s chauvinistic behavior (Ravi), or just being plain gross all on their own (Major). Thankfully, the moral complexity of the recurring arcs kept things afloat where everything else failed.

Lucifer: The Angel of San Bernardino

"Keep an eye out for our angelic witness. Hey, maybe it was one of your brothers."
"Seriously, is it one of your brothers?"

Oh, Lucifer. What am I going to do with you?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Honeymoon

Talbot: "Do you guys live in some fifth-dimension freak show?"
Coulson: "I'd say that's a relatively accurate description of our day-to-day life."

This week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the titular characters don't do their homework.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Inside Voices

"You know, you die more than anybody I've ever met."

It's prophecy time again, when Daisy rushes to rescue Coulson, and Coulson rushes to leave captivity.

Supergirl: Schott Through the Heart

Mary: On a scale of one to ten, how big of a pain in the ass are flying monkeys?
Supergirl: Maybe a two.

This episode, alas, doesn’t merit a high rating either.

Fear the Walking Dead: What's Your Story?

"I like new people."

Did this episode have an old West feel to it, or was it just me? The sepia tones in the photography, the campfires, the antique revolvers, the grubby bad guys, the almost Deadwood-esque quality of nearly everything John Dorie said?

Arrow: Fundamentals

“Why does everyone keep leaving me?”

What does it mean to be a hero and what is required to be a successful one? If the exploration of these questions is how the Green Arrow gets back to basics, I'm all in. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that it is.

The Walking Dead: Wrath

"My mercy prevails over my wrath."

Wow. The Walking Dead just shocked me more than it ever has since Season 5, by doing the one thing I didn't expect them to do: tell a good, strong story without resorting to cheap shock tactics.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Collaborator

Image of Vedek Bareil staring into an Orb.
"The one thing I’ve learned about humanoids is that, in extreme situations, even the best of you are capable of doing terrible things."

When Bajor selects a new Kai to lead the people to the future, ghosts of the past emerge to make Kira suspect her lover, Vedek Bareil, of having been a collaborator.

Legends of Tomorrow: The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly

"Worst orgy ever!"

Legends of Tomorrow finishes an overall great season strong, with a finale that's chock full of cheer-out-loud moments and heartwarming emotional closure.

So why does it also feel vaguely unsatisfying?