Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA Facetime (Season 2 Episode 6)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 6
At long last, Jessica finds out the truth. Trish becomes overly attached to her new drug. Jeri and Inez form a bond over Jeri’s sickness. Oscar and Malcolm try to make sense of the women in their lives.

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 6, “AKA Facetime,” Jessica realizes that she has to continue her pursuit of Dr. Karl in order to find the real answer behind the monster and, then ultimately, find the real answer behind her past itself. Alternatively, she puts herself on the line through her relationship with Oscar. Trish puts herself on the line by using and overusing the new inhaler drug and then puts Malcolm’s feelings on the line by taking advantage of them. Jeri comes to terms with that the illness she has been trying to hide from everyone might be her only saving grace on the IGH front.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA The Octopus (Season 2 Episode 5)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 5
Jessica defines who she is. Oscar tells her not to smile. Trish becomes delusional in her dependence. Jeri investigates IGH for selfish reasons.

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 5, “AKA The Octopus,” Jessica is forced to revisit her past’s demons, redefining herself in her new world, as well as forcing herself to let go of past practices in order to move forward. Despite not having Trish, as she usually does, she has Jeri’s tough love and Oscar’s newfound appreciation, as well as Malcolm, who is still attempting to figure out how he fits into all of this himself. Trish is digging herself into a deeper hole, refusing to admit dependency even as she craves it. The monster has to leave something behind like the octopus.

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The Fosters Review: Just Say Yes and Many Roads (Season 5 Episode 18 and 19)

The Fosters Season 5 Episode 18 and 19
Alas, the widely advertised two-hour, 100th episode finally makes a landing, bearing the love, the struggles, the tears, the laughter, the grief, the triumphs, the lessons, the music, and all the cinematic processes that have manifested in the emotional rollercoaster known as The Fosters

For every memorable journey, an equally memorable destination is completely expected, which is what The Fosters brings to the table in this grueling, thrilling, intriguing whirlwind, a night of TV that reflects a carefully thought-out plan to pacify the fans of the show, while maintaining the realistic elements that make the show totally relatable. Frankly, however, the buzz outshines the content, and a very lengthy screen time is devoted to the events that lead to Grace’s demise. The Fosters Season 5 Episode 18 and 19, simultaneously dubbed the 100th episode, are a combination of past events and an unexpected time jump into the future, which is both a natural progression and a likely introduction into the spin-off coming up in the foreseeable future. Stef finally combats her self-loathing and reconnects with Lena, Grace takes a terminal bow, Stef works to rest her feud with Detective Gray, Jude reconnects with his old self and there is a fast forward to the kids graduating high school and moving to college.

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The Flash Review: Run, Iris, Run (Season 4 Episode 16)

The Flash Season 4 Episode 16
Team Flash confronts a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), with the ability to swap people’s DNA. During a battle with Team Flash, Harold transfers Barry’s (Grant Gustin) super speed to Iris (Candice Patton). Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe.

The Flash Season 4 Episode 16, “Run, Iris, Run,” saw Barry’s powers get transferred over to Iris, making her Central City’s new speedster, while the rest of the team tried to figure out how to reverse the switch. While it didn’t reach the highs of last week’s episode, Iris’ hero’s journey told a rather entertaining and intriguing story.

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Life Sentence Review: Re-Inventing the Abbotts (Season 1 Episode 2)

Life Sentence Season 1 Episode 2
After being cured of cancer and beginning her post-cancer life sentence, Stella continues to struggle with the aftermath of the last eight years. Most notably, the difference in opinion between her parents about what to do with their childhood home.

On Life Sentence Season 1 Episode 2, otherwise titled “Yikes” (which I said about twenty times during the episode), Stella and Wes deal with an immigration officer policing their marriage after Wes is threatened with deportation because of their quickie marriage and the misfiling of paperwork. Meanwhile, Ida and Paul are at war over whether to sell the house, sending Stella into the lion’s den with her mother.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA God Help the Hobo (Season 2 Episode 4)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 4
Jessica confronts her past. Jeri looks back on her own history to realize what she wants and, more importantly, what she doesn’t want. Trish uses a tactic from Simpson to find her own power. Pryce’s last attempt to outshine Jessica ends in bloodshed. 

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 4, “AKA God Help the Hobo,” Jessica learns that the new villain, the monster, might be hiding more than just a face. Jessica has to realize, within herself, that her anger issues are a part of her but they don’t make her who this monster seems to be. Jeri comes to a realization of her own and that is that she can’t do this alone. A vague family reference is made about Malcolm, which causes him to realize he isn’t all that happy where he is, and that he might not be where he wants to be. Trish makes a quick decision without realizing she is ill-prepared for the fallout.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA Sole Survivor (Season 2 Episode 3)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 3
Jessica starts to dig through her history. Trish uses her platform. Jeri admits she needs help. Dr. Hansen rears her head. Foggy appears!

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 3, “AKA Sole Survivor,” Trish gets her life controlled in the hopes of protecting her by almost every person in her life, while Jessica realizes that the experimentation done to her might not necessarily mean what she originally thought. Jeri’s illness finally debilitates her abilities at work and she has to reach out to Jessica, their solitary aligning them in solidarity as they both attempt to keep their names in the adrift world. A woman claiming to be Dr. Hansen tells Jessica story about her past, as well as singing a different song about IGH.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA Freak Accident (Season 2 Episode 2)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 2
The monster appears. An old character resurges. Jessica and Trish are forced to have the ugly and harsh realities of the world reiterated to them.

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 2, “AKA Freak Accident,” Jessica tries to discover what exactly led to her powers and her family’s deaths. Trish has to confront her past in a different way, forcing her to reconcile with tragedies that she, like Jessica, has pushed into the back of her mind, but something that has profoundly affected her. Simpson’s reappearance results in a wider understanding of the monster that threatens Trish, Jessica, and the truth. The sisters realize that, despite the isolated paths they took to get there, they are once again together. 

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Arrow Review: Doppelganger (Season 6 Episode 15)

Arrow Season 6 Episode 15
Black Siren makes her presence known in Star City assuming the identity of Earth-1 Laurel Lance, and an old friend returns when Ricardo Diaz has Roy Harper captured in order to testify against Oliver Queen in the Green Arrow trial.

On Arrow Season 6 Episode 15, “Doppelganger,” the team discovers that Black Siren has gone to the media as Earth-1 Laurel Lance claiming to have been held captive for the past two years, and they receive another shock when Roy Harper is named a witness in the case to testify against Oliver Queen.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: AKA Start at the Beginning (Season 2 Episode 1)

Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 1
Jessica meets Whizzer. Trish realizes she has to pursue this story. Jeri realizes she might be the real ticking time bomb. Jessica is forced to confront the evil that has been buried inside her.

On Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Episode 1, “AKA Start at the Beginning,” Jessica realizes she herself has to go back to her start in order to figure out what her future means. Rather than ignoring her beginning, what led her to be the angry heavy drinker “superhero vigilante” she is today, she has to reconcile it in order to be better and to do better. To become her own version of hero, she has to acknowledge that there is, in fact, a monster and that it isn’t her. The surprise is that the monster is also IGH and a literal one. Our sarcasm-wielding heroine has been missed!

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