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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.

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Pretty Little Liars: Top 8 Moments from The DArkest Knight (Season 7 Episode 10)

Wow! The summer finale of Pretty Little Liars left us with a bang, and as much in the dark as were at the start of the season.

So much happens in this hour that 7B is sure to be very eventful as I. Marlene King and company attempt to answer all the outstanding issues in the final ten episodes.

While the finale may have raised more questions than answers, it also crossed off a few people from our A.D. suspect list, and made our hearts aflutter with some of the relationship advice.

Here are the Top 8 Moments from “The DArkest Knight.”

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Blindspot: 12 Jaw-Dropping Moments from “In Night So Ransomed Rogue” (Season 2 Episode 1)

NBC’s Blindspot is back with an explosive new season!

Season 2 Episode 1, “In Night So Ransomed Rogue,” is filled with escapes, motorcycle chases, and fight scenes. It’s so action packed that it’s like watching a movie.

Here are 12 Jaw-Dropping moments from the season premiere.

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Van Helsing: Rukiya Bernard Talks Vampire Uprisings and Women in the Media [Exclusive Interview]

The Fall TV Season is upon us, with many of our old favorites returning, there are also several new shows coming down the pike, including Syfy’s new series Van Helsing.

Van Helsing is set in the near future after vampires have taken control of the world. Humanity’s last hope is Vanessa Van Helsing, who awakens from a coma to discover that, through her unique blood chemistry, she can turn vampires back into humans. Her ability makes her a prime target for vampires.

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Blindspot: 10 Pressing Questions We Have After Watching “Heave Fiery Knot” (Season 2 Episode 2)

After a week full of reveals, Blindspot is back with a fractured team and a few more reveals that have us asking more questions than finding answers.

To start, we still don’t know who the mole is, but we have a few questions that are helping us narrow down the suspects.

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The Exorcist: Executive Producer Rupert Wyatt on Casting, Demonic Possession, and The Golden Age of TV

We are coming up on the Halloween season really quickly, and Fox has their finger on the trigger with The Exorcist.

The new series continues the mythology of the William Peter Blatty novel, and keeps up the creepy mystique of the original movie with a new family and a new exorcist.

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Blindspot Review: Hero Fears Imminent Rot (Season 2 Episode 3)

Okay, Blindspot, we need to have a talk!

Blindspot Season 2 Episode 3, “Hero Fears Imminent Rot,” starts to chip away at some of the essential questions at the heart of this series and leaves me with one startling image: dying rabbits.

So much happens in this episode, and yet my thoughts keep returning to the rabbits. In fact, this story unfolds so perfectly that I tossed and turned for most of the night and lost sleep over Luke Mitchell’s calculated and venomous delivery.

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Blindspot Review: If Beth (Season 2 Episode 4)

Blindspot is a series that constantly delivers adrenaline-fueled scenes every week.

“If Beth,” Season 2 Episode 4, is no exception and has a fair amount of sword-fighting and gunfire. As easy as it is to get lost in the hail of bullets about three-quarters of the way through the episode, I find myself asking: “Wait, shouldn’t I be looking for a mole?”

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Gotham Review: Look Into My Eyes (Season 3 Episode 3)

Gotham has introduced a number of new characters in the last year and brought back a few that we know really well.

Gotham Season 3 Episode 3, “Look into My Eyes,” introduces yet another new character who may creep us out more than any other villain we’ve seen so far, but without sufficient back story, how are we supposed to get invested in him?

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Gotham Review: New Day Rising (Season 3 Episode 4)

Everyone who may be discouraged by current events about what two males may talk about, please look to Gotham.

Actually, “New Day Rising,” Season 3 Episode 4, may still discourage you in regards to current events. This episode was a struggle to get through, not because of the pacing or the writing, I quite enjoyed most of the individual scenes, but because Penguin’s mayoral election run hits a not-so-pleasant chord.

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Blindspot Review: Condone Untidiest Thefts (Season 2 Episode 5)

Like most good episodes of Blindspot, “Condone Untidiest Thefts” features a tattoo, a brilliant puzzle, and a convenient reason to have unlocked it at that time.

Top it all off, Allie is friends with one member of the mob family and another member–who is dying of cancer–will only speak to her.

Yes, this is all very convenient timing. Now, this case gets to drag Allie back into the FBI and put her out in the field with the team, so that she can get shot, and will ultimately learn that she has to take care of herself during this pregnancy.

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Gotham Review: Follow the White Rabbit (Season 3 Episode 6)

Oh, how I hoped feminism would be a subject I would never have to broach with Gotham! But, let’s face it, this has been a long time coming.

Season 3 Episode 6 “Follow the White Rabbit” actually makes me ashamed to be a female comic book fan, mostly because of the way it treats women. After finishing the episode, I want to shake my head and ask exactly how far comic books have come in the last 20 years.

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Gotham Review: Anything For You (Season 3 Episode 5)

After winning the Mayor’s race, Oswald Cobblepot seems to be setting in really well on this week’s episode of Gotham.

Season 3 Episode 5 “Anything For You” opens with a montage of Cobblepot doing a series of civic appearances. But, at the last one, an unveiling of a statue of his mother, Cobblepot must contend with his own miniature uprising in the form of The Red Hood gang.

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Blindspot Review: Her Spy’s Mind (Season 2 Episode 6)

We finally got to see a bit of Roman and Jane character development on Blindspot. “Her Spy’s Mind,” Season 2 Episode 6 flashes back to their days in the orphanage, and does so while still giving us the action-packed plot we’ve come to expect each week.

Roman’s entrance into the Blindspot universe brought up a lot of questions. Most of them about whether or not the story that he and Shepherd presented was the truth. After seeing the memories in “Her Spy’s Mind,” the emotions that Roman exhibits make me believe that he’s telling the truth.

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Sarah Desjardins Talks Syfy’s ‘Van Helsing’ and Catherine’s Motherly Instincts [Exclusive Interview]

Syfy’s Van Helsing has recently been picked up for a second 13-episode season, and while showrunner Neil LaBute promises a wonderful and terrifying road ahead for Vanessa, her allies, and her enemies, there’s one new character who has caught our eye.

Catherine, played by Sarah Desjardins, is one of the Uprising survivors from a group in Idaho. I chatted with Desjardins about what to expect from her character on Van Helsing as well as some of her other projects.