Arrow: Oliver’s life is going smoothly for once… until The Huntress Returns to town. Meanwhile, Thea gets Roy Harper at job at the new club just in time for its opening night, and Laurel and Quentin try to come to grips with Dinah’s return.
My recap: You have to start wondering when will Oliver stop and decide that he has completed his penance for his father’s past and all the idiocies he committed when he was a “Hilton.” Apparently, it is not in the foreseeable future.
Just when we thought Ollie was hitting his stride: family is somewhat stable, has a crew that helps him on his cases, great girlfriend and attempting to make amends with his bff, all hell breaks loose.
Hell is in the form of Ollie’s ex and her name is Helena, but we know her as the Huntress. Apparently, she has not learned to let bygones be bygones and is hell-bent on hilling her Dad. Knowing that he is in the witness protection program, she uses Ollie to assist her in her goal. In order to convince him, she threatens, Tommy, Felicity and McKenna. The latter gets injured as she investigates a crime scene and as a result of that injury she is force to leave Starling City and Oliver.
This unfortunate turn of events makes Tommy understand the enormity of what Oliver carries on his shoulders and he makes up with the closest thing he has to a brother.
There were three other points of interest:
1. Oliver is still tethered to Helena and will have to cross paths with her again to squash the insanity between them. She also may need to go to Arkham.
2. He has some kind of thing for Felicity and I’m not sure what it is, but it is more than IT related.
3. We saw that Thea and Roy are developing some kind of a relationship and that Roy is Oliver Queen material… will he make that leap into maskdom? We shall see…
Next time: A new vigilante, The Savior, stalks The Glades, killing those that he believes have wronged the residents and broadcasting their deaths online. When The Savior explains that he was inspired by The Hood, Oliver sets out to stop him. Meanwhile, Quentin comes to accept that Dinah is telling the truth and Sarah is still alive, but Laurel isn’t so sure.
P.S. – I am so happy that Manu Bennett and Colton Haynes were promoted to series regulars. This is a show that listens to it’s fans… kudos!
Supernatural: Castiel returns, in Goodbye Stranger, and asks Sam and Dean to help him against demons seeking Lucifer’s Crypt. When they set out to take on the demons, they rescue Meg, who is being interrogated for information. While Dean and Castiel go to find the Crypt, Sam and Meg fight a rearguard action to hold Crowley off.
My recap: This episode should be considered a shift in the storyline because so many things happened that showed us that the remaining episodes of this season and Season 9 will be fundamentally insane. Let us begin with the image of our belovedly quirky Castiel killing a multitude of Deans.
But before everyone died of a coronary, Castiel fought the crazy angel lady’s hold on his mind as he was beating the crap out of Dean. He then disappeared with an intact angel tablet in hand, after explaining to Dean about what was going on and his last words were that he had to protect the tablet from his boss and Dean.
Happily, we learned that Naomi and Crawley have a past, but are NOT on the same side.
What this means for the relationship between the Brothers Winchester and Castiel, only time will tell.
The most unfortunate thing that happened in the episode was the death of Meg. After plastering a smile on our faces with her crushing on Castiel and learning that she had spent over a year keeping the demons off the trail of the intact angel tablet, she ended up croaking by the hand of the one creature she hated the most, Crawley.
Also, Dean is well aware of the medical plight that Sam has been going through as of late, thanks to Castiel.
Once again, it is just the boys together against everyone as they attempt to save humanity.
Next time: Sam and Dean meet up with an old friend, Krissy Chambers, and discover that a Hunter has taken her and other orphans in and is teaching them how to be Hunters. Dean is suspicious of the Hunter’s motives, while Sam is interested in how the man is giving the orphans a home life, something he never had.
The Vampire Diaries: Damon understands that Elena needs to get away from Mystic Falls, so he takes her to New York, where he used to live and party back in the 70s. When Rebekah shows up as well, she is impressed by Elena’s secret plan. Flashbacks show the life Damon used to have at that time as well as one encounter with Lexi. At the same time, Caroline and Stefan try to convince Klaus that it would be better for him to find Silas and Bonnie tries to figure out what’s real and the right thing to do.
My recap: Even though this show started with Elena being the focus of everything and technically she still is, as of late… all the fun in the last season or so rallied around the Salvatores, Originals and Caroline/Tyler/Matt. Elena has become the catalyst for the crap that these three groups must continuously fix in order for them to get to whatever their end game is.
In this episode, Because of the Night, the interest goes from 0 to 100 whenever we see Damon’s flashbacks of his time in New York City in the 70’s. This is the time when he turned his humanity off and went off on a killing spree, but leave it to Lexi to fix everything. The surprising bit of the flashbacks is that Damon fell for Lexi!!! Do you see the pattern with Damon? He is craving love and acceptance. Poor kid. Yes, this whole tip was about getting on the trail of the cure, but Damon is like an onion.
Back in Mystic Falls, Stefan, Klaus and Caroline work together to find Silas. Unfortunately, Silas is working with Bonnie in order to get what he wants. She ends up getting a coven to attempt to get rid of whatever is in her. Yet, out of fear for her bestie, Caroline assists in the third mass killing that Silas needed to get his plan in order.
Once again, the most fun couple on the show is that of the dysfunctional pairing of Klaus and Caroline as they attempted to do geometry in hopes of finding Bonnie and Silas.
Yes, it looks bad for Bonnie, but even worse for everyone else.
Next time: Elena and Rebekah search for Katherine and end up in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena meets Elijah. Stefan and Damon are worried about Elena and are determined to do the best for her, but she makes it clear that it will be hard. Damon doesn’t know how to react when Stefan reveals to him his surprising plan for the future. At the same time in Mystic Falls Caroline reluctantly helps Klaus, who understands Silas’ powers in a new way.
Beauty and the Beast: Cat and Vincent must deal with the fact that someone is trying to frame the vigilante. Evan thinks he can prove that Cat knows more than she is telling. With Muirfield and the police very close to discovering Vincent’ s location, Cat and J.T. must figure out a way to save him. Tess’ discovery will change her dynamics with Cat.
My recap: Well, the Cat is out of the bag, no pun intended, during Insatiable. Yes, the hunt for the vigilante is off, due to a clever ploy using a cadaver blowing up Vincent’s and JT’s apartment to throw off the Vigilante Task Force. But, Tess has learned the truth after going off and interviewing witnesses of the Vigilante’s heroics and then catching Vincent in the tunnels as he was changing. What really forced her to understand what she was seeing happened when she saw Cat weeping over Vincent. We all know that these once-Bff’s and partners have suffered a lot in the trust department. I believe that knowledge about what has been going on with Cat and Vincent will only further deepen the chasm between Tess and Cat.
Now, there are still two obstacles for Cat and Vincent, outside of Tess, and that is Evan, who picked up on the fact that Cat knows the Vigilante and that she is lying about it. Then there is Gabe, he was not too happy that Joe ended his case on the Vigilante and we are not sure what was motivating him. As always, there is Muirfield to contend with.
If anything, over the last few episodes we have seen this show become more of a classic tv show versus Law and Order: Vigilante. All the episodes tie in together to form a cohesive storyline that revolves around the plight of Cat and Vincent and those immediately involved with them. Also, to tell you the truth… Cat and Vincent have chemistry… and because of that I am not only rooting them on, but the show also. Give this show a second season.
Next time: Cat is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent. Gabe is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast.