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Gotham Review: How the Riddler Got His Name (Season 3 Episode ...

Gotham Review: How the Riddler Got His Name (Season...


Scandal Photo Preview: Who’s In Charge Here?

If you wanted a perfect example of “a rock and a hard place” it would be the coming episodes of Scandal.

Scandal Season 6 Episode 12, “Mercy,” has the gladiators facing a formidable enemy.

Mellie may have won the Oval, but the fight is just beginning. As of Scandal Season 6 Episode 11 “Trojan Horse” Mellie is in the White House, but Peus has made it clear that he’s in charge.


Pretty Little Liars Review: These Boots Were Made for Stalking (Season 7 Episode 12)

It looks like the blackmailing board game is getting ready to play hardball. Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 12 “These Books Were Made for Stalking” burns the Liars in more ways than one, but it also looks like that really trippy board game is just one piece to an extremely large puzzle.


Scandal: 37 Reactions We Had While Watching “Mercy” (Season 6 Episode 12)

Peus should really know better than to pull one over on Olivia Pope.

Scandal Season 6 Episode 12, “Mercy,” has the Gladiators putting their heads together to figure out a way to defeat Peus and take Mellie back.

How do they accomplish this? By staging a drone attack. The lockdown gives our favorite characters lots of time to interact, stir the pot, and ultimately come up with a solution.

Here are 37 thoughts I had while watching “Mercy.”


Blindspot Review: Regard a Mere Mad Rager (Season 2 Episode 19)

Finally, it looks like Team Weller is ahead of Sandstorm, at least a little. Blindspot Season 2 Episode 19 “Regard a Mere Mad Ranger” gets off on the right foot and keeps a brisk pace throughout.

This episode strikes a good balance between building character and relationships, and the action we’ve come to expect in each episode. There are lots of Jeller moments, but there are two real standout performances for me in this episode: Michelle Hurd as Shepherd and guest star Jewel Staite as “lady hacker” Kiva.


Gotham Photo Preview: A New Weapon Arrives in Gotham

It seems like Gotham is finally returning to its core characters and giving us a little insight into the Court of Owls.

Take a look at the photos and video for Gotham Season 3 Episode 16, “These Delicate and Dark Obsessions,” which just strengthen the notion that we will finally get some answers to the questions that have been plaguing us all season.


Scandal Photo Preview: Peus Fires Back

The consequence of disobeying Peus may be more than the Gladiators bargained for. Now that Mellie isn’t under the control of The Mystery Woman, Peus is firing back, and the country is going to feel the fallout.

Scandal Season 6 Episode 13, “The Box,” may show us a country under attack, with Mellie as the bargaining trip.


Pretty Little Liars Photo Preview: It’s Hanna’s Turn

Since the Liars received A.D.’s bored game on Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 11, “PlAytime,” the game seems to be both a balm and the rough side of a jagged blade.

As the #PLLEndgame continues, it’s Hanna turn to spin the wheel. Take a look at our preview and see what the game has in store for the budding fashion designer.


Pretty Little Liars: 11 Moments from “Hold Your Piece” That Made Us Laugh, Cry, and Wish We Hadn’t Eaten Beforehand (Season 7 Episode 13)

Another roll of the dice on Pretty Little Liars, and this time it’s Hanna who gets a freaky and downright mean task. Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 13 “Hold Your Piece” may focus on Hanna’s turn, but it gave us plenty of other moments to react to as well.

Here are some moments that made us laugh, cry, and wish we hadn’t eaten dinner beforehand


Gotham Review: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions (Season 3 Episode 16)

There is no longer any question about it, we are definitely back in a storyline that focuses on our main characters again. Gotham Season 3 Episode 16 “These Delicate and Dark Obsessions” takes us around the city once while progressing with some plot threads from much earlier in the season.

Let’s start with the Court of Owls. I am a little disappointed we are no closer to finding out what The Court is doing and how they control Gotham than we were back at the start of the season.


Blindspot Review: In Words, Drown I (Season 2 Episode 20) | Tell ...

With three episodes left in the season, Blindspot delivers a lukewarm episode that leaves us asking: What was that about Weller being a threat? While enjoyable to watch, Blindspot Season 2 Episode 20 “In Words, Drown I,” feels like filler when you consider all the progress made in recent episodes towards Sandstorm.


Scandal Review: The Box (Season 6 Episode 13)

This is one of those episodes that will forever exist by its fan-given nickname. For me, Scandal Season 6 Episode 13, “The Box,” will forever be called “How Eli Got His Groove Back.”

The episode picks up right where Scandal Season 6 Episode 12, “Mercy,” left off. No one has left the White House, Luna Vargas is stunned by her new position as Mellie’s Vice President, and Mellie can now do what she wants because she’s out from under Peus’ thumb.


Pretty Little Liars Review: The Wrath of Kahn (Season 7 Episode 9)

Does anyone else feel like this week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars falls flat? After setting up for a great Hanna driven episode in “Exes and OMGs,” this episode seems to focus on everyone but Hanna.

Sure, Hanna was around, being a free agent. She’s taking action and going after her own plan to deal with Noel.


Gotham Photo Preview: Villains Against Villains

It’s villains against villains in Gotham City, so basically, it’s business as usual. Here’s a preview of Gotham Season 3 Episode 17.


Pretty Little Liars Photo Preview: Who Killed Jessica DiLaurentis?

What happens when A.D. raises the stakes? Find out with our preview of Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 14, “Power Play.”