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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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GOTHAM RECAP AND REVIEW: SEASON 1 EPISODE 5 ‘VIPER’

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

‘Gotham’ gets after school special on us in this week’s episode as we see an early version of a certain strength-inducing drug. Needless to say, don’t take drugs, especially from a weird stranger in a trench coat who doesn’t leave any information on how you can get more.

“Viper” starts off with young Bruce Wayne looking over piles and piles of files on Wayne Enterprises. He’s still mulling over how two of the city’s biggest crime bosses were even allowed to take stock in Arkham in the first place. (Does this kid even go to school?) For a kid, his eye for detail is becoming quite marvelous. “Well I suppose as hobbies go, this is damn sight better than grilling yourself like a bloody pork chop,” says Alfred, remembering Bruce’s penchant…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Season 2 Episode 4 – ‘Face My Enemy’

Christina E. Janke:

Two Agent Mays fighting? This is both scary and awesome.

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Legion contributor Christina Janke recaps and reviews Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. each week! Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to pump us up with action and badassery, and “Face My Enemy” is no exception. However, this week is more of a half-way filler episode that highlights two of our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Phil Coulson and Melinda May.

We start off in the aftermath of a church getting burned to a crisp. A team of other priests meet with the one another at the church. There they are shown the one item that survived the fire: a wood painting of the Virgin Mary and the Santo Niño which dates back to the early 1500s. A miracle, indeed, but with one hitch: there are mysterious writing scrawled all over the back of it. Similar to what Garrett and Coulson have been writing.

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Gotham Recap and Review: Season 1 Episode 4 ‘Arkham’

Christina E. Janke:

The top two crime bosses are fighting over Arkham. This can’t end well for Gotham.

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Our Christina Janke recaps and reviews Gotham Season 1, episode 4 ‘Arkham.’ Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Gotham takes a break from the eccentric this week. Instead it focuses more on the high stakes politics between two big crime bosses over the fate of our beloved city. Spoilers.

All things lead to Arkham. At least for this week, they do. According to Oswald Cobblepot — who unceremoniously drops by Gordon’s apartment — there’s a sort of bidding war going on over what will become of the now empty Arkham City lot. You read correctly, Gothamites, there’s a whole section of Gotham called Arkham City. Falcone wants it so he can build low-income housing and refurbish the closed Arkham Asylum. Maroni just wants to turn it into a dumping ground — his way of giving Falcone a giant middle finger, more or less. Incidentally, Falcone’s plan is actually what the…

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The Flash Series Premiere Recap and Review

Christina E. Janke:

This is the strongest CW premiere ever. This is going to be a great series.

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Our Christina Janke recaps and reviews The Flash series premiere! Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

The Flash is finally here! The fastest man alive hit the ground running with his series premiere on the CW Network. Warning: spoilers ahead.

“To understand what I’m about to tell you, you need to do something first. You need to believe in the impossible.”

A very apropos disclaimer for an audience who still watch action hero TV shows grounded in reality. We know that has come and gone since Smallville and Supernatural, and again with Arrow. Even those, however, sort of cringed at the idea of going too crazy with the unnatural (at first). With the coming of The Flash, all bets are off right out the gate. We WANT the superpowers, and we WANT the super crazy that follows.

We first get a little introduction to Barry Allen’s childhood. When he was…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Season 2 Episode 3 – ‘Making Friends and Influencing People’

Christina E. Janke:

The real Simmons is back! Wait…she’s working for WHO?

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Our Christina Janke recaps Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Check out what happened this week in Season 2, episode 3 ‘Making Friends and Influencing People.’ Follow Christina on Twitter @IntrotoGeek!

Hey we finally know what happened to Simmons. She’s working with Hydra! Wait, what?

Meanwhile, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall going all ‘A Clockwork Orange’ on Agent 33 (Maya Stojan), a former S.H.I.E.L.D. operative.

Back to Simmons. Why is she working for Hydra?!?! As it turns out, she’s working undercover for Coulson, and she knows who their next target is: Donnie Gill, aka “The Blizzard.” Apparently, Gill was recruited by Hydra sometime after the weather disaster he caused last season, but went rogue. Now Hydra is looking to recover him. Coulson encourages Simmons to make friends at her work. Not to make her day slightly more pleasant, but to gain the right people’s trust so she can advance higher up the…

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Gotham Recap: Season 1 Episode 3 ‘Balloonman’

Christina E. Janke:

Gotham is slowly revealing its eclectic collection of deranged citizens.

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Legion contributor Christina Janke recaps Gotham Season 1, episode 3 ‘Balloonman’ for us. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek

Salutations, Gothamites. Another day, another denizen of Gotham turns a corner and shows the city its true face.

The show opens with Cobblepot returning to Gotham. He looks around and sees youthful little pickpockets running around, a cop taking protections money, a few daytime prostitutes setting up a business transaction, and a guy jacking some woman’s purse. “Home,” says Cobblepot with a grin. He walks offscreen, segueing to a breaking news bulletin on TV. Some financier, arrested for heading up a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, got out on bail and is awaiting trial. While the reporters mob below his building, the financier is on the phone telling someone to pay off everyone in the court system. Classy, this guy.

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TV’s Most Badass Female Characters of the 2000s

Christina E. Janke:

There have been some really awesome women on TV since 2000. These are just a few of them.

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Legion contributor Christina Janke gives us a look at the most badass female characters of the 2000s! Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek and check out her recaps of Agents of SHIELD and Gotham!

1. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

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Leslie Knope is a force to be reckoned with as a woman in politics, but in a scandalous way. Leslie attacks you with her smarts, her wit, her kindness, and her unwillingness to back down from a fight no matter how absurd the opposition is. She’s insanely motivated when it comes taking care of her friends and the town of Pawnee. Even when the odds are stacked against her, she faces her challenge head on. Whether or not she wins almost doesn’t matter. With the help of her friends, Leslie has the ability to stand right back up and push on to reach another goal.

2. Liz Lemon (30 Rock)

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