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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1, Episode 10, ‘Lovecraft’

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Gotham for us this season. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Assassins, youths, Alfred…OH MY! The youngsters take center stage in this episode as they try to outwit a gang of assassins. Some spoilers ahead.

We start off the episode with a mystery woman sneaking up to Wayne Manor. The gardner catches her and she wraps him in a body lock and chokes him to death. A few other men in cyber punk leather show up after her. She orders one to cut open the gardner, and then she wipes his blood over her face. Okay, this is one of the reasons why I could never be a psycho killer. What if that guy had some kind of disease that can transfer to you after touching his blood?! No thank you!

Bruce is at it again with his half-thought-out training session. This time, he’s trying…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Season 2 Episode 8 – ‘The Things We Bury’

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D. for us this season. Follow them on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Wow! Things are definitely happening! The psychos steal the stage, front and center, and I love it. Reader, beware! Major spoilers ahead.

Much of this episode revolves around the origin of Daniel Whitehall, whom we know was involved with Hydra back in 1945 and doesn’t look like he’s aged a day since then. We are transported back in time just after Captain America defeated Red Skull. Whitehall, known as Reinhardt back then, and his men are questioning a bunch of Chinese villagers. It seems he has been testing which ones don’t die from touching the Obelisk. So far he’s had no luck, that it, until he meets a woman (played by Dollhouse’s Dichen Lachman) whose touch actually makes the Obelisk glow. His interest piqued, Reinhardt orders his men to dissect her immediately…

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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1, Episode 9, ‘Harvey Dent’

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Gotham for us this season. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Greetings, Gothamites. A new game is afoot! Penguin is closing in on Fish’s secret, another familiar character makes his debut on the show, and Bruce and Selina finally meet at last. As always, spoilers ahead.

Last week, Selina “Cat” Kyle got caught stealing a bunch of fur coats. Gordon takes her back into his custody since she’s still a witness to the Wayne murder. They stop by Gordon’s swanky apartment to find that Barbara has already gone. She left behind a note saying that she can’t stop seeing Zsasz and Falcone in her mind and it makes her nervous and scared all the time. So she’s leaving for a while to “get herself back together,” whatever that means. Gordon and the little cat burglar wait for a sketch artist to get down the details of…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Season 2 Episode 7 – “The Writing on the Wall”

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for us this season. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Happy Wednesday, readers! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back after a bye week, and it just keeps getting better and better with no signs of slowing down. A mystery is finally solved, but it just opens the door to even more questions! Yes, there will be spoilers.

Hey, remember that guy at the very end of “A Fractured House”? Y’know, that mysterious dude at the tattoo parlor with all of those strange alien markings inked all over his body. He’s back, and he’s mackin’ on some artist who also knows about the markings. The two are just getting back from a night of drinks at a bar. They just met, but the artist feels like she still knows him from somewhere. The mysterious guy reveals himself to her (sort of), takes out a knife, and starts…

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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1, Episode 7, ‘Penguin’s Umbrella’

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Gotham this season! Follow her on Twitter @IntroToGeek!

The battle for Gotham’s soul continues! Gordon’s faces the consequences for not doing what Falcone ordered him to do, and Penguin makes a move that could shift the power in Gotham’s crime scene.

Starting a little after where we left off last week, Gordon is scrambling to get his ducks in order after Penguin revealed himself to the entire GCPD and MCU that he’s alive and well. He may be off the hook from the law, but now Fish Mooney and Falcone are after him. Unfortunately for Gordon, they know where he lives and how to get to Barbara.

Two of Mooney’s men are already waiting for Gordon when he gets home. Barbara is there too (does she ever get out of the house?). The goons were instructed to bring Gordon in alive…

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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1, Episode 8, ‘The Mask’

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Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Gotham for us this season. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

It’s a dog-eat-dog world in Gotham. If you didn’t know that from the beginning, you’ll certainly get an education courtesy of the Black Mask.

An office brawl results in a brutal murder and a body dumped in Gotham River. Their first clues found on the dead body are someone else’s thumb, which was stuck inside the victim’s mouth, and black ink smudged all over his clothes. Gordon and Bullock are on the case, but Gordon is still a little sore about his comrades (excluding Bullock) abandoning him when Don Falcone’s man, Victor Zsasz, came a’ knockin’. He’s having a hard time trusting anyone else and insists on overlooking/doing most of the investigation himself.

Meanwhile, Penguin and Fish Mooney have a private meeting in Mooney’s club to discuss logistics of maintaining a…

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Barbie is a Terrible Computer Engineer

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In a world that is all up in society’s grill about equality for women, Barbie just had to go and mess things up, as usual. Sure, she probably meant well, but… Sigh. Do women actually write these “I Can Be ___” stories? Or is some begrudging dude in charge of these books, whose machinations are to indoctrinate little girls of the world with the thought that “sure, she can be such-and-such, but not without the help of someone-else-with-penis”?

Sorry did that get too graphic? Suck it up, it’s a legit medical term.

I’m not saying all of this as a scary, angry feminist, but a cynical one who dabbles in over the top conspiracy theories. But you have to wonder about what the heck goes on in people’s minds sometimes. The image below pretty much sums up everything that’s wrong with Barbie’s I Can be a Computer Engineer:

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. RECAP: SEASON 2 EPISODE 6 – ‘A FRACTURED HOUSE’

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Hydra is up to their dirty tricks again and they have S.H.I.E.L.D. scrambling to hold their ground. And now the rest of the world is on their tail. This…might get messy.

Talbot is at a United Nations meeting today delivering his spiel about how S.H.I.E.L.D. has continued to take advantage of everyone’s good graces since the fabled Battle in New York. The meeting was cut short by Hydra agents dressed in S.H.I.E.L.D. black. The leader of this strike team is Mark Scarlotti, whom Marvel fans will know as the original Whiplash (played by Mickey Rourke in ‘Iron Man 2′). Scarlotti is the one throwing around one of Hydra’s newest toys, a bladed device that burrows into the victim’s body and releases an energy that completely disintegrates him/her. Hm, kinda sorta EXACTLY like what the Obelisk does.

S.H.I.E.L.D. (and the media) catch wind of this attack and are immediately on the…

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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1 Episode 6, “Spirit of the Goat”

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Greetings, Gothamites. Gotham just keeps getting better and better, and “Spirit of the Goat” takes the cake (so far). We look into Detective Bullock’s surprising good cop past, Gordon is about to spill all the beans to Barbara, and Montoya may have finally found the last nail in Gordon’s coffin. It’s a big week, kiddos, and tensions are only going to run hotter in episodes to come.

The episode begins 10 years in the past with Bullock and his then partner, Detective Dix (Dan Hedaya), chasing after a serial killer who calls himself The Goat. Right off the bat (HA!), The Goat looks like a poor attempt at a Batman costume, half-made. The guy underneath that mask, a mental patient named Milky, even has the Christian Bale voice down. It’s ridiculous to say the least, but it fits his menacing modus operandi–to kidnap members of the one-percent and “sacrifice” them…

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. RECAP: SEASON 2 EPISODE 5 – ‘A HEN IN THE WOLF HOUSE’

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Things get heated in this week’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ We learn a little more about Skye and her father, and we meet the newest member of Coulson’s team. Yeah, there will definitely be spoilers.

Hydra infiltrates a wedding party, half filled with members from an anti-Hydra unit from the U.S. Navy. They plant a seriously deadly champagne that produces similar effects to the Obelisk (the weapon was made by reverse engineering samples from the Obelisk’s victims). When drunk, the victims fall dead almost immediately. Well, mostly. Some of them who drank the concoction lived to fight another day.

After her encounter with Whitehall last week, Raina goes straight to her boss, Skye’s father, who seems to be patching up a criminal after a job went sour. Yes, he’s one of those doctors. Raina interrupts and pleads with the Doctor to let her have the Obelisk so she can give it…

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