Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E06 "Funhouse Mirrors" Recap

Auntie Chantelle has Evita help her with channeling in order to study Tyrone and determine the fate of the city. Auntie Chantelle senses that there is disaster coming and that Tyrone's story is central to what will come.

Meanwhile, Tyrone has begun following Duane in order to try to find out the truth regarding the aftermath of his brother's death. He later approaches Duane and asks for a job with him and discovers that one of Duane's associates, Kev, is running drugs for him on the low.

Tandy becomes an intern for Mina in the hopes of getting closer to her and learn more about what their fathers were working on together. Tyrone visits Tandy to tell her about getting threatened by Kev, who had pulled a gun on him. She shares about her own investigations and advises him to steal Kev's bag in order to get his job.

O'Reilly pairs up with Connors for a drug bust in the hopes of learning more about his illicit activities. They end up pursuing Kev and some other locals that take off running during a drug deal. O'Reilly searches for Kev's bag that he had thrown away before running away from Connors but is unable to find it because Tyrone has already snatched it up.

Tandy accompanies Mina on an exploration of a local swamp so they can learn more about the surrounding nature. She learns more about Ivan and Nathan from Mina but their exploration is broken up by a Roxxon employee telling Mina she is needed to repair a pipe. Tandy decides to help her but in the process, Mina is able to deduce whom Tandy really is and leaves due to feeling betrayed by her deception.

Kev catches up to Tyrone and demands his bag back but Tyrone is finally able to access his powers and uses Tyrone's fear against him, causing Kev to run away scared. Tyrone brings the bag back to Duane and asks again for a job and he accepts. Duane takes Tyrone on a drive and says how only white people get justice. He also reveals that he witnessed Billy's death and Tyrone is furious that Duane knew all these years and didn't say anything about it, and even more for working with Connors now.

Tandy follows Mina to a hospital where Ivan is taken care of due to his being in a catatonic state. Tandy apologises to Mina for not telling the truth. Tandy tries to use her powers to access his hope but discovers that she cannot see into his mind due to his condition but is implied to suspect that Tyrone may be able to help him. Still, Mina forgives Tandy for lying.

Auntie Chantelle realises that Tyrone is part of the "Divine Pairing" but does not know whom the other half of it is. According to her, either Tyrone or Tandy will have to die during what is to come.

Connors enters Duane's building and gives him a gun that he demands Duane use to kill O'Reilly whom he plans to lure in. Tyrone is still in the building, hiding, and overhears Connors' plan. However, O'Reilly ends up shooting and killing Duane when she enters, causing Tyrone to cry out. Tyrone runs out of the building and Connors chases after him. He tries to shoot him twice which Tyrone is able to dodge by using his powers, and eventually teleports back to the church where Tandy comforts him as he cries for his dead friend.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E05 "Princeton Offense" Recap

Tandy goes through the files she retrieved from what was left of Greg's office and begins organising them.

Detective O'Reilly has sex with one of her fellow officers in the back of her squad car before returning to the office to meet with Tyrone, whom Tandy had directed him to as someone he can trust. Tyrone shares how he saw Connors selling drugs he claimed to have lifted from evidence. O'Reilly agrees to help him, saying she isn't sure if she believes him entirely but admits to not trusting Connors. However, she warns Tyrone to stay out of trying to play detective and to leave that to actual police like herself.

Tyrone returns to school and Tandy meets him to apologise for how poorly their last encounter went and reveals that she has learned to control her powers, even manifesting her light dagger in the hallway which he quickly hides using his backpack. She asks Tyrone if the school has a computer lab, wanting to use it to research Roxxon. Tandy prints out some documents, saying there's a hole missing in the middle of the documents she's found which indicate a powerful figure at the center of it all but for now she can only follow the lead of B-list figures in the Roxxon scheme. She shares how she tried to kill herself and it unlocked the key to her not caring about all the other bad things in her life and to instead focus so she can use her powers. She proposes that they use their gifts to try to help right these injustices of their lives. Tyrone is saddened when Evita appears to now only be interested in a platonic relationship with him. Tandy uses her light dagger to break into some cheerleader lockers to steal some clothes in her size.

Tyrone returns home and accidentally teleports to Billy's friend Duane Porter who is now all grown up and runs a home building enterprise. This gives Tyrone the opportunity to catch up with an old friend after he was just thinking about him when looking at an old childhood photo. Duane advises him to look ahead and make the things matter most his priority.

Tandy decides to apply to be an intern at Roxxon Gulf, using a fake name and backstory, in the hopes of getting access to the higher positioned employees of the company. She aces her interviews and is accepted for the position.

Tyrone offers Evita his letterman jacket to wear for the game and reaffirms his interest in a romantic relationship with her. The big game is underway and Tyrone is working hard in the game, while Tandy is at a Roxxon party using her powers to see the hopes of different Roxxon employees.

O'Reilly visits a prisoner in custody and forces him to reveal the contact of someone that supplies cocaine.

Tyrone accidentally teleports the basketball from the game to the party Tandy is at and during halftime he accidentally teleports himself there too. Tandy has been discovering that numerous Roxxon employees hope to overthrow their CEO. Tandy is shocked to see Tyrone at the party and he claims that her using her powers has effected him. Because they are connected, all this extra hope-searching she's been doing has been causing his powers to go haywire during the basketball tournament. With Tyrone's help, Tandy is able to determine that the CEO of Rozon Gulf is Peter Scarborough. Peter had been the one to defame her father's name. When Tyrone struggles to figure out how to get back to the game, she tells him he needs to take a risk and she pushes him over the balcony. He falls into a fountain of water and emerges back at the game in time for the second half to start up.

Tandy meets a woman named Mina Hess at the party whose importance is revealed later...

O'Reilly gets a stash of cocaine from a local dealer who asks her if loose morals is what all cops have in common.

As Tyrone continues to play in the tournament, his abilities allow him to see the fears of the opposing team and how significant this game is for them. As a result, he deliberately (but barely) misses the final shot which causes the opposing team to win instead. He leaves feeling good about the kind deed he has done.

Tandy visits Scarborough at his home, claiming to have a flat tire and wanting to use his phone to call for help but instead he gets out his tools to teach her how to change the tire. During the encounter, she secretly manifests the light dagger and considers killing him with it but instead uses her powers to see into his head, learning that he is motivated by greed and doesn't care who he hurts in the pursuit of profit.

O'Reilly is 'caught' at the station by Connors huffing cocaine, but he is sympathetic to her feigned plight and even sniffs a line from her. The implication with this encounter is that she is attempting to bait him into revealing the supplier he is working with.

Tyrone returns home and finds Evita waiting for him in his room, saying she knows he threw the game to help the other team and admires him for being a good person. They spend the night together and she chooses to sneak out the following morning to spare him the hassle of explaining her presence to his parents. Tyrone then accidentally teleports to Duane's work site and spies Duane arguing with Connors. They've been working together and Duane even knows the truth about Billy's death.

Tandy discovers a diagram with her father's name on it along with "Ivan Hess" who was the father of Mina Hess, the woman she met at the party.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E04 "Call/Response" Recap

Tyrone and Tandy talk to each other about their personal lives and the issues they harbour within themselves while other scenes play out in-between, of what they do after the conversation. Tyrone and Tandy end up leaving their conversation feeling bitter about one another.

Tyrone decides to falsify a story about his bike being stolen to get into the police station but is unable to stand being in the police station for too long and decides to leave before following through with whatever plan he had formed. When Otis discovers that Tyrone had stolen his bolt cutter, he frconfronts him. Otis is afraid that Tyrone will go down a criminal path that his brother did so he takes him to see Big Chief Roland Duplantier of the Wild Red Hawks, a Mardi Gras tribe. Tyrone learns from Roland that Billy had been designing a cloak that was going to be used for the next march. Tyrone decides to finish making the cloak, which Otis approves as a method for helping him to focus and be productive instead of self-destructive.

Tandy is skeptical about her mother's relationship with Greg, as Greg is actually married. But upon questioning him further, she is able to see that he does care for her and Tandy and resolves to help him research Roxxon for the case. However, Melissa has decided to break up with Greg, prompting Tandy to go check up on him. However, when she gets near his office she witnesses him being killed by someone sent to do so and then burn his office down. Melissa then tries to call Greg, unaware of what has happened to him. Tandy attempts to kill herself by drowning by tying herself with rope and chains before dropping off the pier. But she ends up manifesting her powers and using the light dagger to free herself and rise back to the surface of the water.

Tyrone returns to the police station more determined to pursue his path for finding justice for his brother by returning to the police station and asking to see officer O'Reilly. Finally, Tandy returns to what's left of Greg's office and discovers some hidden Roxxon files in the back of the remains.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Into The Badlands S03E08 "Leopard Catches Cloud" Recap

Sunny and Bajie finally make it to Pilgrim's Fortress where they are reunited with M.K. who furiously demands that Sunny give baby Henry to Bajie before attacking him. They fight, with Sunny not wanting to hurt M.K. who uses his Gift to enhance his strength while warning Bajie to stay out of the way of the fight. The fight continues until M.K. is able to beat Sunny into near unconsciousness and considers snapping his neck until Pilgrim uses his powers to deactivate M.K.'s gift and welcomes Sunny, saying it's been a long time.

Pilgrim tells Sunny that his real name is Sanzo and that his older sister had helped Pilgrim survive the attack when they were young but he doesn't know what happened to her. He considers Sunny to be a brother, and says that they can cure Henry if they open the Meridian Chamber which is an ancient underground vault from the Old World Pilgrim's followers have recently uncovered.

The Widow and Chau plot their attack on White Bone, Chau's sister's mansion. He swears to do anything for The Widow and it's revealed that they once had a romantic connection that they decide to rekindle as Chau promises to kill his sister if and when she commands him to. Meanwhile, Lydia also resumes her romantic relationship with Moon. The following day, The Widow works alongside Gaius Chau, Lydia, Moon, and other soldiers to set off for White Bone.

Sunny tries to make amends with M.K. who angrily yells at him for killing his mother, something Sunny doesn't remember doing but he still apologises for all the brutality of his past as a kller. M.K. doesn't want to forgive or mend his relationship with Sunny, though Nix appears moved by Sunny's words while standing in the same room as them while they speak. Bajie pulls Sunny aside to warn him that Pilgrim wants to make an army of Dark Ones for a new Azra but Sunny doesn't care about this consequence since he believes there is no other way to cure Henry. Bajie wants to blow up the chamber but Sunny and Pilgrim stop him and Bajie is taken prisoner to watch what's about to unfold.

The Widow, Gaius, and Tilda attack White Bone, while Moon battles Baron Chau's troops and Lydia helps to hold the line. Lydia saves Moon from being killed on the battlefield but she ends up being badly injured in battle. The Widow confront Baron Chau who orders her soldiers to shoot The Widow but the arrows are frozen in air and shot back from whence they came, with Baron Chau being nonfatally wounded in the process. A monk-like figure emerges and says that it's time for The Widow and Baron Chau to put aside their differences as there is a far greater threat coming.

Sunny helps Pilgrim to open the Meridian Chamber, as Sunny is the key while Pilgrim is the focus. Together, they are able to use the door and its powers so Pilgrim is able to absorb Henry's gift for himself. Henry is saved, while Pilgrim now has a dangerous power boost.

Into The Badlands airs on Sundays on AMC at 10/9c.


Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E03 "Stained Glass" Recap

Tyrone checks on Tandy after her car crash and assures her that the gun in his hand isn't meant for her. Despite her injuries, she gets back into the car and carries on driving out of town.

Detective O'Reilly visits Rick in the ICU to ask about his attack. She notes the scratches on his face that look like defensive wounds and informs him that the paramedics said that his pants were unbuckles when he was brought in. She is able to deduce that he was trying to rape Tandy when he was stabbed.

Tandy's car breaks down so she abandons it and returns home to Melissa and Greg's, heading to the bathroom to wipe the blood off her head injury. Melissa is alarmed to see that her daughter was bleeding but their conversation is interrupted by O'Reilly knocking on the door, asking to see Tandy. Melissa lies, saying that Tandy isn't there. Greg says that O'Reilly can't come in without a warrant. Tandy overhears O'Reilly say that Tandy isn't under arrest and likely a victim in an assault, leaving her card behind to be contacted if they want. When Melissa returns to the bathroom she discovers that Tandy has snuck out through the window. Tandy gets on a bus that night and falls asleep, only to 'wake' in a sort of spirit vision.

Tyrone meets his classmate/love-interest Evita who overhears him pondering if he is cursed. She brings him to her part-time job as a tour guide of New Orleans in order to introduce him to voodoo priestess Auntie Clarisse who can offer him spiritual guidance. After reading some cards on him, she determines he needs a bath and gives him a list of spices and charms to use with his bath. He also enters a spirit vision.

Both Tandy and Tyrone have visions of the other. In Tandy's vision she sees a young Tyrone playing basketball with his brother Billy. Billy rejects his friends offering to go steal a car radio, opting to stay and play with Tyrone instead. The vision shifts to the woods where Tyrone at his present age picks up a gun from the table and shoots Connors to avenge his brother. But then his parents collapse and police officers swarm him. The vision replays with Tyrone trying to kill Connors through different means but the end is always the same. Tandy pleads with Tyrone to try something else and then her light dagger emerges from her hand which she places on the table. Tyrone goes to pick it up and it transforms into a pair of handcuffs. He brings them to Connors who immediately flees.

Tyrone has a vision of a young Tandy doing ballet on the rooftop of a building. He shields her from a puddle of water when a light's electric current begins to run haywire. The vision then changes to Tandy at her current age in the woods watching in horror as a room depicts manifestations of her greatest fears and difficulties in life. Each time, Tandy tries to run away until Tyrone manifests his smoke powers to keep her in place and try something else instead of always running form her problems. She manifests a light dagger and this time the vision changes. Tyrone is alone in the woods and sees a large door which he attempts to open and get inside.

Tandy finds Tyrone as a child locked in a room crying over the loss of his brother, while Tyrone finds a child version of Tandy giving the different men in her life (both good and bad) pills that cause them to drop dead. Both Tandy and Tyrone begin to manifest their powers once more and try to reach out for each before waking with clear consciences and an understanding that they need each other for the journeys they find themselves on.

Connors meets with O'Reilly and informs her that her case on Rick's attack is being closed, claiming that he found Rick's license on a dead drug-dealer and that they were the attacker. She is frustrated by this development since it doesn't match the evidence. O'Reilly then gets a call from Tandy who agrees to meet with her privately to share her story about what happened at the attack. O'Reilly apologises to her for not being able to do more for her and Tandy leaves, despondent.

Tyrone finally initiates a romantic relationship with Evita before leaving to confront Tandy at the abandoned church she has been staying at, wanting to better understand and explore this connection they have.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Into The Badlands S03E07 "Dragonfly's Last Dance" Recap

The Widow's butterflies are scheming to put together a mutiny against her, as they are suffering significantly from fighting on her behalf in the war. They are lead by a fighter named Wren who has the others set off some smoke bombs while they wear oxygen masks. They attack both The Widow and Chau, who fight for a bit but succumb to the effects of the smoke and are taken captive. Wren was formerly a fighter in the war till she lost a limb, much like other fighters serving Widow in the war against Baron Chau.

Pilgrim and his followers hold a funeral ceremony for Castor. He continues to have visions related to Sunny's impending arrival, while Sunny and Bajie have managed to hold the River King captive to compel him to assist them in getting passage to Pilgrim's Fortress. Nix questions Pilgrim about marks on Castor's neck and Pilgrim claims Castor died peacefully in his arms while also making subtle threats not to question him any further on the matter.

Sunny learns that he was on a boat during his childhood that was attacked by the Black Lotus, a group of menacing warriors hunting for him specifically. This prompts Sunny to seek out Captain Udo, the last survivor of the attack. He leaves baby Henry with Bajie to be looked after and during this time, Bajie seemingly begins to rekindle his relationship with Lydia.

Wren and her followers are searching for an important seal when Lydia emerges and manages to negotiate an armistice with the turncoats. Lydia then goes to The Widow to inform her that she has managed to negotiate terms that will end the war. The Widow signs an agreement which Lydia is supposed to bring to Baron Chau.

Sunny learns from Captain Udo further details about the massacre that he survived, and a stunning revelation that he had a sister who protected him as a child.

Lydia flees to Moon and Tilda with the intention that they'll work together to rescue The Widow and Chau, who manage to break out on their own and begin fighting off Wren's fighters. Just as Wren and her followers get them surrounded and are preparing to kill them, Tilda, Moon, and other reinforcements arrive to take out Wren's followers. Tilda tosses a sword to The Widow so she can decide for herself whether to kill Wren. Ultimately, The Widow decides to execute Wren and all of her remaining supporters.

More members of Black Lotus try to kill Sunny but he manages to kill them instead. The River King tries to offer up his assistance to Sunny but Sunny decides to kill him instead. With his position now vacant, Lily assumes the role of River Queen.

Into The Badlands airs on Sundays on AMC at 10/9c.


Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E02 "Suicide Sprints" Recap

Detective Brigid O'Reilly is assigned to investigate the stabbing of Rick, which both Tandy and Tyrone are struggling to understand their newly manifested powers. Tandy confides in Liam about stabbing Rick and she claims she simply had a knife on her that's gone now. She doesn't know what happened to Rick after she stabbed him. If he's alive, he can identify her. If he's dead, then she will have to live with the guilt of having killed someone. Liam decides to work on finding her a new identity so she can skip town.

Since Tyrone has now discovered that Connors is a real cop, he becomes obsessed with catching him to find justice for the death of his brother. As a result of falling asleep while staking out Connors, he misses basketball practice. He shows up to practice when it's already in progress and the coach forces him to sit on the bleachers and watch while his teammates have to run extra laps for punishment of his own deeds.

Tandy returns home to try to retrieve her cash stash to pay for her new identity papers but her mother has stolen her money and thrown it away on drugs. Desperate for money, she and Liam decide to rob a wedding to get the remaining portion since Liam had already put up half the money to pay for her paperwork.

Tyrone tries to make up for his neglect of the basketball team by following the advice of Father Delgado, but his teammates later corner him in the locker room and beat him up for all the ways he has wronged the team.

While at the wedding, Tandy is able to use her powers to see that Liam genuinely cares about her and wants to help her. This revelations scares her but they are still successful in robbing the wedding. They are forced to escape in a hurry and steal a car to do so.

Tyron returns home and makes up with his mother but his powers reveal her greatest fear, which is to lose him after already having lost his brother Billy.

Tandy leaves town and then Liam is arrested by O'Reilly. Liam calls Tandy from jail to beg for help because he put all the money he had into her new life but she ignores him. Tyrone takes Adina's gun and confronts Connors. He is about to pull the trigger but he becomes overwhelmed with anger, which triggers him to unintentionally teleport away. He reappears in the middle of the street Tandy is driving down and the bullet he had fired at Connors goes through Tandy's windshield instead, causing her to swerve off the road and crash.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Marvel's Cloak & Dagger S01E01 "First Light" Recap

A young Tandy Bowen is picked up from ballet late by her her father Nathan after she calls his office to remind him to come get her. A young Tyrone Johnson learns that his older brother Billy and his friends were scammed out of being paid for a job they did installing a car radio. Tyrone steals the car radio back but when his brother Billy finds out he instructs him not to steal and says they will put it back but they end up pursued by cops anyway.

Tandy's father Nathan is driving home in the rain while talking on the phone while the cops pursue Billy and Tyrone to a construction site. The Roxxon Gulf Platform explodes which distracts Nathan and causes him to crash the car and send it over the bridge into the water. The explosion also causes Detective Connors to "accidentally" shoot Billy, sending him falling into the water. Tyrone jumps in after him, desperate to save his brother. A strange energy force shoots out of rig which gifts Tany and Tyrone the powers of light and dark, and the two even join together to hold hands.

Years later, Tandy is involved in schemes with her boyfriend Liam to rob rich people. She goes home with one mark that she chats up at a club and drugs him before letting Liam in so they can steal his various expensive items. Meanwhile Tyrone is playing high school basketball and repeatedly gets knocked down before he punches a player from the opposing team that had been the latest to knock him down. The two get into a fight on the court that ends when one of his teammates pulls him off.

Tandy sneaks back into an abandoned building where she stays instead of living with her mother Melissa. She is revealed to have a habit of snorting prescription medication. Melissa's lawyer boyfriend Greg is working on a case against Roxxon, and is prone to coming home drunk. In a flashback it's revealed that the oil explosion rig was pinned on Nathan, as Roxxon claims that he went rogue on some off-the-books experiment.

Tandy is angry at Liam for getting scammed out a larger profit from their latest robbery and he tells her there's a party happening later in the woods. Meanwhile, Tyrone gets invited to the same party by a girl from school. Tandy later returns home when she knows that her mother is out in order to put some items into a hidden bag where she keeps various items stashed, including a cash stash, prescription drugs, and other important personal items.

Tandy and Tyrone meet at the party in the woods. She spills her drink on his jacket, and the two introduce themselves without knowing that they have met each other before. Tyrone prepares to buy his date a drink when he realises that Tandy stole his wallet. He chases her into the woods and upon catching up to her, he grabs her hand and a beam of light comes out of hers and send them both flying back. Then both stop and stare at their hands, as hers is glowing bright while his has dark smoke coming out of it. Tandy then realises that Tyrone is the boy she met after her childhood accident and the two have an emotional moment but Tandy runs off, afraid and confused by this new manifestation of her powers. She leaves her bag behind and Tyrone picks it up before heading off.

Tyrone returns home and goes to sleep in his room only to wake up the following morning wrapped in his sheet on the roof of a building in the city. In a flashback, Tyrone goes to the police station with his parents where a police chief captain claims that Billy's body was found with drugs in his system and denies there being a cop that shot Billy, even saying that no one works at the station that matches the description Tyrone gave. But Tyrone is caught on camera stealing the car radio and the surveillance footage of it is shown to Tyrone's parents. In the present, Tyrone discovers Detective Connors heading out for a day of work on the force.

Tandy is caught at home by her mother, who returned early after quitting her job. She accidentally cut her hand and has it wrapped in a towel, which her mother wants to look at but when she grabs Tandy's hand, Tandy has a vision of her parents talking about how much they loved each other and watching Tandy dance ballet. When Tandy comes out of the vision, her mother doesn't know what Tandy is talking about when she tries to explain the vision. It's also worth noting that in the commotion, Tandy forgets to put her stash of cash and drugs back in its proper hiding place.

Later that night, Tyrone does some searching online to track down the identity of his brother's killer. His mother reprimands him for missing a day of school and her concerns about the fighting and for the alcohol she smelled on his jacket. He scolds her for putting so much pressure on him to be perfect, believing that they think they'll lose him if he isn't the perfect son but she tells him that she's worried that even if he does everything right that they'll still lose him. Tyrone is sympathetic to her grief and worry, and promises to be better.

Tandy attends a ballet with a ticket to the show that she stole from one of her wealthy marks. However, she opts to watch the show from one of the stage rigs high above the stage instead of in the audience. When she is leaving the show, she is cornered by a man named Rick whom she had robbed earlier who has his friends to back him up. Rick tries to rape Tandy alone but she summons a light dagger and stabs him with it, confused as to how it appeared and then disappeared after she used it.

Tyrone wakes up in the trunk of Connors' car with no idea how he got there and finds a stash of cocaine. Connors is a dirty cop trying to sell some drugs from the police evident locker. While he is at the deal, he opens the trunk to show the buyer some of the supply but Tyrone throws the cocaine and makes a mess of it all over Connors before running off. Connors catches up to Tyrone, whom he grabs by the throat. Tyrone has a flashback to the night Connors killed his brother and is horrified to learn that Connors talked to another cop that was with him after shooting Billy and said that he would call his uncle to cover up the situation. Tyrone gets away, hides under a tarp, and somehow teleports back to his room and finds a bullet that Connors had shot at him has also ended up in his room.

In a flashback, Tandy and Tyrone wake up the morning after the storm, having washed up on the beach and holding each other's hands. Tandy is the first to wake up and she takes Tyrone's hoodie to wear, grabs her bag, and walks off. Tandy is revealed to still have the hoodie and wears it to feel safe, while she tries to figure out how to summon the light dagger again. Tyrone as a child had woken up after Tandy left and found one of her ballet slippers among the debris around him and taken it home. Tyrone also still has the slipper and pulls it out while thinking about the mysterious girl from his childhood.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs on Thursdays on Freeform at 8/7c.


Melodifestivalen 2018 Top 28: #22 “Fuldans” — Rolandz

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Rolandz defied expectation of international fans unfamiliar with his brand of comedy to qualify direct to the finals from semi-final 4 alongside Mariette. The character he plays is an eccentric one and the Swedish song is about not being afraid of looking ridiculous when dancing. As the sound and style is less commercially appealing and Rolandz is a comedian more so than a singer, this silver-studded entry will not be ranking any higher in our ranking, despite Rolandz being entertainingly goofy.

Watch our press conference interview with Rolandz here:


Boris René Goes Independent (Interview)

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Boris René was invited to make a guest appearance during semi-final 4 of Melodifestivalen 2018. We caught up with him in-between his rehearsals to talk a bit about the changes in his career. Since we last spoke, he has left his label to work as an independent artist, has been working extensively on new music to further modernise his sound in fusion with his retro music influences and even has made plans to shoot music videos for the content he releases.

Watch our full interview with Boris René here:


Into The Badlands S03E06 "Black Wind Howls" Recap

Sunny and Bajie are travelling through a rough patch in the Badlands that is home to many unsavory characters including petty thieves and pirates. They manage to find Lily, Bajie's ex-wife, who is now operating at a smuggler and get into a fight to help her after another thief accuses her of cheating in a gambling game. They need her help in getting to Azra, as she has a ship that they'll need to make the journey. She initially doesn't want to help but changes her mind after Bajie returns the money she had won in the gambling match and is reminded that he and Sunny helped her out in the scuffle.

After a disagreement with her girlfriend, Tilda decides to visit The Widow and make a truce so they can be realigned. Chau had taken some of the camp's refugees and Tilda hopes that making peace with The Widow will be better for the refugees in the long run.

While on Lily's boat, Sunny begins to experience visions of himself a boy on board the same ship, as it's revealed to have once belonged to the River King. Bajie tries to mend his relationship with Lily but she still feels resentment towards him for all the bad things that have transpired between them. The River King is later shown to be coming after them in search of bounties.

The Widow has taken Castor captive in the hopes of returning him to Pilgrim so they can continue down a relationship of peace, though she is also curious to learn about how Pilgrim is able to control Castor's Gift. Tilda accompanies her to the meeting where Pilgrim's second-in-command points out that The Widow once had the Gift and wants to get it back. The Widow later tells Moon and Tilda that they will need Pilgrim's army to be able to defeat the Dark Ones and returning Castor will help towards this end goal as well as buy them some needed time. However, once Pilgrim and his followers from the meeting make it back to the palace Castor gets into a fight with M.K. Pilgrim deems him too far out of control and apologises before killing him.

Into The Badlands airs on Sundays on AMC at 10/9c.


Samir Badran: The Man Behind The Headlines (Interview)

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Samir Badran is best known to international audiences as one half of the duo Samir & Viktor, who have competed in Melodifestivalen three times and each time made it to the finals in Friends Arena. With their fun-loving energy and charisma, they have amassed an adoring fan-following but often find themselves the punching bags from Swedish media outlets and other online haters.

It's unclear why exactly Samir in particular seems to be so frequently targeted for hateful articles and comments. Although Samir & Viktor's brand tends to be more light-hearted and fun, the deeper theme that runs through all their content is an unwavering push for positivity, inclusion, and acceptance. Samir already had an interest in music before he and Viktor joined up to be a pop-duo, having worked on his own hip-hop content. Following the success of Samir & Viktor's songs, Samir began to release his own songs again, including the hard-hitting "Karma is a B*tch" in which he rapped about the various ways people from the music/entertainment industry have tried to exploit and scam him.

Samir puts a considerable amount of thought and effort into his endeavors, whether it's his solo music, the Samir & Viktor releases, or his recent fashion line "You Made Me" that he uses to see items in his own personal style to fans wanting to dress like him. Regardless of the fast-talking, often hyperactive demeanor he is so harshly judged for, Samir displays an incredible level of self-awareness particularly in regards to his harshest critics who believe him to be lazy or stupid, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Watch our full interview with Samir Badran here:


"Shuffla" Composers Andreas Stone and Costa Leon (Exclusive Interview)

Costa Leon and Andreas Stone are part of a song-writing/production team known as "Hydra" (not at all like the Marvel villains). From the song-writing, producing, and publishing of their music, the team is based in Malmö but have already managed to extend their tendrils across the world. Both Leon and Stone are co-writers on the new SHINee (a famous Korean group) release "From Now On".

In this year's Melodifestivalen, both have written on Samir & Viktor's "Shuffla" and Barbi Escobar's "Stark". They are full of praise for both acts, with whom they worked closely in the creation of the tracks. In addition to being song-writers both have their own solo endeavors as artists, and big plans to carry on with their multi-faceted interests in the music industry.

Watch our full interview with Costa Leon and Andreas Stone here:


Margaret Brings Monkey Business To Melodifestivalen

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Margaret has brought her creative eye and passion for fashion to her Melodifestivalen entry, with each week bringing a new set of outfits to try on during rehearsals to determine the best look for another competitive run. Margaret has defied the odds of contests past to become the first non-Swedish artist to make it to the finals, with "In My Cabana" becoming a commercial hit in Sweden. Her prior album "Monkey Business" is one that conceptually suits her style, of not taking herself too seriously despite the divalicious ferocity of many of her singles. It's evident in speaking to her that her philosophy is one that embraces every experience and opportunity, and to truly enjoy being in the show.

Watch our full interview with Margaret here:


iZombie S04E13 "And He Shall Be a Good Man" Recap

Ravi sees on the news that Congress has voted to stop shipping all brain supplies into New Seattle. Ravi proceeds to call Peyton and leave her a voicemail saying she shouldn't come back since it's safer to stay out of New Seattle. He is about to say he loves her on the voicemail when he's interrupted by a knock at the door from one of Liv's coyotes. She tells Ravi that Liv has turned herself in and she's set to be executed with Levon. After Ravi brings Jordan some food, Peyton emerges, having returned to New Seattle and heard his voicemail. Ravi calls Clive to let him know about Liv, right as Clive was preparing to have sex with Dale for the first time, having decided to let her turn him into a zombie. She proposes that they wait till marriage and Clive sets out running when he finds out about Liv.

Levon and Liv are both tortured to try to get the names of the other people that have worked on the Underground with her but both of them refuse to give anyone up. Liv is permitted a visit from Ravi, Peyton, and Clive, and is able to tell them secretly where to find Levon's finished documentary on their operations. The documentary is released online and begins to go viral in New Seattle. She is a hero to the people who are understanding of her actions.

Jordan tells Chase where Major has been staying but it's revealed that she did this at his request as a way to distract Fillmore-Graves while Major helps the remaining Underground members to try to find a way to save Liv. They begin forming a plan to disrupt the public execution at the park, prompting Chase to decide to move up the execution from noon to nine in the morning and to do it at a Fillmore-Graves warehouse instead. Jordan secretly calls Major to let him know about the change in plans.

Blaine and Angus get a tip about a weakly guarded exit from the city that is their best chance to escape into the outer world and infect the rest of the world. Blaine helps Angus film a video message to rally his followers of where to meet and when. They have a falling out when Blaine tries to convince Angus to stay behind out of the violence and that he was the one that orchestrated the snowing brains. Angus rides off towards the wall on a horse with his hoards of followers.

When the Underground finds out about the change in execution plans, Peyton breaks into a TV studio with Ravi and makes an announcement on live television to inform everyone of where and when the new execution will be happening and to come out and help stop it if they agree with what Liv stands for. All the supporters head to the warehouse and through their combined efforts and Major using his zombie strength they're able to break the door open and go running in, unfortunately too late to save Levon before he is executed.

In the commotion, Major attacks Chase who is going for a gun to try to kill Liv. In the process, he puts himself on the guillotine platform and Liv pulls the lever, killing him. Major steps up to be the new commander of Fillmore-Graves when they get the news that Gate 6 has been stormed by Angus and his followers. The zombies trying to escape are stopped and killed, including Angus, leaving Blaine saddened.

Ravi tells Liv about Isobel's brain and how if she eats it she can be human again. Liv declares she wants to retire as Renegade because she has become disillusioned by the death of Levon. When Liv is at the station, she is preparing to eat Isobel's brain but is interrupted by their needing to go upstairs to witness Clive and Dale get married. Liv is emotionally moved by the ceremony and decides to give Dale the brain so that she can be human again and have children with Clive.

Major summons Blaine to the Fillmore-Graves headquarters and tells him to continue to bring brains into the city illegally and will have the backing of their group to help him achieve these goals so that no one will starve. Major has also told Liv that she is free to be Renegade and won't have to worry about Fillmore-Graves coming after her or any of her operatives. Though she had intended to retire, Ravi and Peyton bring her out to her apartment lobby where she is met with a mixed crowd of zombies and humans that cheer for her. Thus, she decides to continue her work as Renegade.

iZombie will return to the CW for a fifth and final season.


Mariette: Diggiloo, Guitar, and Melodifestivalen

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Mariette is making her fourth Melodifestivalen appearance in a row, including her cameo in the Melodifestivalen medley in 2016. With her song "For You" she has evolved her style further in regards to both sound and visual presentation. Mariette's origins are more indie, as she often played guitar for other artists and is prone to using it when writing her own music. Now in following her three-time direct qualification she will embark on the Diggiloo tour across Sweden.

Watch our full interview with Mariette here:


Killing Eve S01E08 "God, I'm Tired" Recap

Villanelle loads up Konstantin's daughter and they hitchhike back into town in search of food.

Eve and Kenny get into Carolyn's hotel room where they are shocked to find it in a state of disarray with Konstantin also in the room. Carolyn is angry that they disobeyed her orders to return to London but shares that Villanelle was broken out of prison and attacked Konstantin in his home. Villanelle left Konstantin's wife behind locked in a cupboard, which we later learn is because Villanelle considered her too big to bring along as a hostage. The foursome head out to a cafe to discuss the situation further. Konstantin shares how he is Villanelle's next target and is fearful for the well-being of his daughter.

Eve calls Anna to warn her but Anna doesn't answer as there's a knock at the door. It's Konstantin's daughter, who has been ordered at gunpoint to go in and ask for help. While Anna is distracted, Villanelle sneaks in to search for the jacket containing the passport and cash-stash. Upon reaching into the seam, she finds a note Eve left saying "Sorry baby" much like Villanelle had left for her. Anna catches Villanelle and says that Eve came by to ask questions about her and left her number behind. She asks to put some disinfectant on Villanelle's face wounds, promising to give her Eve's number afterwards. Villanelle agrees.

Kenny discovers that a prison guard had found a note on the ground which tipped him off to something being wrong in Nadia's cell.

Konstantin is driving Eve to Anna's place, where it's revealed that Anna and Villanelle did have a sexual relationship. Anna pulls a gun out and points it at Villanelle, who is unafraid of the situation due to Anna's inexperience in handling a gun. Villanelle demands to get Eve's phone number and both her and Anna claim that the other one seduced the other. Villanelle pulls out her own gun, intending to kill Anna but Anna decides to shoot herself before Villanelle can. Villanelle steals Anna's phone and some money so she and Konstantin's daughter can get lunch.

Eve and Konstantin tiptoe around sharing information with each other while Villanelle gets Konstantin's daughter to steal wallets from a few different targets till they have enough. Eve pulls Konstantin's gun on him and demands answers from him about Villanelle. He admits to recruiting Villanelle from prison to a private organisation but claims to have not seen her for years. He is adamant that he wants his daughter and if they stay the course then Eve will get Villanelle and the Twelve. The conversation is interrupted by Villanelle calling Eve to demand her passport back and gives the name of a cafe to meet at.

Eve and Konstantin arrive at the cafe where Villanelle holds Konstantin's daughter Irina at gunpoint demanding that Eve return the passport, which she does. Villanelle insists that she just wants to do her job so she can go home and have a bath. Eve shoots Konstantin in the abdomen and then Eve and Villanelle end up pointing their guns at one another. Eve pleads with her to leave the car with her but Villanelle runs off instead.

Carolyn, Eve, and Kenny head to the airport and learn that Konstantin has passed away from his injuries. Eve gets a voicemail from her other colleague that was able to track down Villanelle's Paris apartment but hides this revelation from Carolyn and Kenny. Carolyn effectively disbands the department, having learned of Eve's attempt to sell Carolyn out to Vladimir. While Carolyn and Kenny head back to London, Eve decides to go to Paris instead.

Eve arrives at Villanelle's apartment building and meets her elderly neighbour. She learns that Konstantin would often visit Villanelle's apartment. As she hasn't been to her apartment for some time, Eve asks the elderly woman to call her if she sees her any time soon. Afterwards, the elderly woman gives Eve a spare key to Villanelle's apartment. Eve searches through all of Eve's clothes, weapons, and eventually makes a mess of her once-organized belongings and even smashes all the food items onto the ground but is forced to hide when she hears Villanelle re-enter the apartment.

Eve raids Villanelle's weapons stash and pulls a gun on her, wanting to confront her for all that she has lost due to her professional pursuit of her. Eve orders Villanelle to sit down and then sits down across from her leaving the gun next to her own thigh. Eve confesses to being obsessed with Villanelle and wanting to know everything about her. Villanelle admits her own obsession with Eve and to frequently masturbating to her. Eve asks Villanelle what she wants, and Villanelle says she wants all the normal stuff including a nice flat, a cool job, and someone to watch movies with. Eve lays down and Villanelle takes back the gun and decides to lay down next to Eve while cradling it to her chest. Eve admits she is tired, and Villanelle is too. Villanelle commends Eve for finding her. Eve asks Villanelle if she's going to kill her and Villanelle promises she won't, placing the gun down on the floor next to the bed. Villanelle asks Eve to stay for a bit and when Villanelle tries to kiss Eve, Eve reveals a hidden knife which she uses to stab Villanelle in the stomach. Eve panics and tries to help Villanelle with her injury but Villanelle grabs the gun and tries to shoot at Eve. Eve tries to go back to Villanelle with a towel but finds that Villanelle has run out of the apartment.

Killing Eve will return for season 2 on BBC America.


John Lundvik: The Melodifestivalen 2018 Break-out

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John Lundvik has emerged as a break-out star of this year's Melodifestivalen, when he defied the 'death slot' of second in the semi-final running order and qualified direct to the finals. John has been an active figure in Sweden's music industry for many years, offering vocal features to various writers and producers as well as being a successful songwriter. His first brush with Melodifestivalen came in 2014 when he was the composer of Anton Ewald's "Natural".

Now as a solo artist, John has brought a classic and vocally immaculate performance with plenty of soul. The ballad "My Turn" is one that John that he wrote about his journey towards achieving his dream of being a successful solo artist. The performance is one that is simple but effective in showcasing him as an artist, as much of the focus falls on his vocal ability and emotional sincerity.

Watch our full interview with John Lundvik here:


Omar Rudberg Releases Latin Swed-Pop Single "Que Pasa" With Rapper Lamix

Omar Rudberg is taking his first steps as a solo artist following the 'break-up' of FO&O as a group. He echoes the sentiments of fellow-FO&O member Felix Sandman in stating that there was nothing dramatic about the group deciding to split into three solo artists, and all remain close friends. Now Omar has released his first single called "Que Pasa" which is in both Spanish and Swedish, as Swedish rapper Lamix features on the track. Omar intends to focus not only on building a solo name for himself in Sweden, but also Latin America.

Watch our full interview with Omar Rudberg here:


Humans S03E02 "Episode 2" Recap

Max subdues Agnes and orders Ferdinand to kneel, which he does, in order to stop the police from shooting anyone. The police are hunting for the two remaining synth signatures and Niska hides underneath the one being medically treated in order to hide her signal. The police end up leaving without finding Niska, Mattie, or Leo. Niska joins Mattie and helps her resuscitate Leo's vitals. Leo is  finally able to breathe on his own but is still asleep.

Laura joins the Dryden Commission and is assigned a new non-sentient synth called Stanley that will tend to her needs and act as her personal security. She doesn't want to have a non-sentient synth but has no choice but to comply since it's part of the terms of her job. The Dryden Commission serves as a panel that will decide the fate of Britain's synths. She meets another panelist called Neil Sommer and when she determines that he knows more about a secret protocol regarding the synths known as "Basswood", she decides to ask him out for dinner since she has the sense that he is attracted to her.

Mia returns to the camp and is happy to find Leo is breathing on his own but angry at Max for risking Leo's life to begin with. He eventually regains consciousness and asks Mattie what he's missed while he was asleep.

Mia and Niska head out on a mission to rescue four refugee synths. Mia wants to help those in need, while Niska had discovered a signal that some of these synths are connected to the terrorist group. Niska calls Astrid at the hospital and tells her to tell the police that she was coerced into being with Niska, as they have already managed to determine a connection between the two. They arrive at the beach and find many dead synths but the four that sent the signal are still alive. Two police officers arrive and Mia feeds them a fake story about a mysterious van picking up the four live ones, and is able to trick the officers by wearing sunglasses. Niska is able to retrieve the information she is after from one of the live synths that had spoken to a now-dead synth that had intended to join the terrorist organisation and gave her the location he was heading to.

Agnes confronts Max about her growing questions regarding his leadership approach and the fact that Mattie, a human, is able to come and go freely. She demands that he give answers by tomorrow, prompting Max to send Mattie and Leo away from the camp for their own safety.

Joe discovers Karen and Sam living in disguise in the synth-free community. Joe discreetly follows them until Karen catches him and invites him up for tea to explain what she's doing. She tells Sam to show Joe who he really is and Sam removes his contact lenses to reveal that he is also a synth. Karen explains how he was a prototype and was with him when he became conscious and now she is doing everything she can to protect him. Joe is shaken by this revelation and leaves, but doesn't call the police.

Mia and Niska are on the way back from the rescue mission and Niska tells her that she needs to go off and follow the lead to get the terrorist organisation. Mia admits that she once shared who she was to a human she thought she felt a connection to and now she doesn't see the point in trying to live openly among the humans. Niska however, tells her not to be defined by one bad experience and says they must find a way and leaves.

Humans airs on Thursdays on Channel 4.


Krypton S01E10 "The Phantom Zone" Recap

Kandor's protective dome has been disabled, which allows Brainiac to summon his ship and begin collecting the city. Zod and Lyta tell Seg to bring them to the Fortress of Solitude. Seg reluctantly agrees, as Zod reveals that Vale is still alive, having been trapped in the Phantom Zone all this time. Zod re-enters the Phantom Zone and is able to retrieve Val, reuniting Seg with his grandfather after all these years.

When the group informs Val of their predicament, he explains that there is no way for them to stop Brainiac's victory. Val also doesn't trust Zod, but is reluctantly accepting of the situation the team finds themselves in involving working with Zod for the time being.

Jax informs Nyssa that she is actually a clone of the original Nyssa and was created using a form immortality for Kandor's elite that was created using Jax's codex technology.

Zod offers up Val and his future knowledge to Brainiac in a trade to spare Kandor from destruction. After Brainiac uses his powers to determine that Zod is honest about this offer, he agrees. Seg is desperate to save Val, who thinks that the only way to stop Brainiac from using his knowledge is for him to die. Val points out that if Brainiac is able to capture him, the entire universe will suffer the same fate as Kandor.

Zod brings Brainiac to the Fortress of Solitude, where Seg threatens to kill Val if Brainiac comes any closer. But Brainiac knows that Seg would never kill his grandfather and also knows that the vision of Val he is watching is just a hologram. But this was all part of a rouse to get Brainiac to a precise location to be sucked into the Phantom Zone. However, Brainiac manages to pull Seg into it with him at the last second using his tentacles. Val tries to keep Seg from getting sucked in but isn't strong enough to save him. All the while, Superman's cape begins to be restored, prompting Seg to allow himself to be pulled in while Vale watches horrified. Kandor is saved from Brainiac's ship and the protective dome is restored.

The restored Superman cape is revealed to now have Zod's crest on it, and Zod destroys the Phantom Zone gateway to prevent the return of Brainiac but also to ensure that the new timelines stays as is. A month later, Zod manages seize control of Kandor as its new ruler along with other Kryptonian city-states. Meanwhile, Val continues to work to repair the gateway to get Seg back from the Phantom Zone and is reunited with Jax. Adam is revealed to be in the altered version of the future, where he sees a giant statue of Zod in the immobilised city on Earth he was transported to. Finally, Doomsday is shown to have awoken and smashed his way out of the container he was kept in.

Krypton will return to Syfy for season 2.


The Handmaid's Tale S02E06 "First Blood" Recap

The doctor tending to Offred advises Serena that a harmonious home would be better for the child's well-being. Serena takes this under advisement and offers Offred the sitting room as an upgraded bedroom, which Offred accepts. Nick speaks to her in private about their relationship and Offred admits that she still thinks about their time together but says they can no longer be involved.

In a flashback, Serena is invited to a university to speak about her book "A Woman's Place" but is chased out of speaking by an angry crowd of protesters. On the way out, she and Fred are surrounded by more protesters but Serena still takes the time to address the crowd and make her points about the declining birth rate and women needing to procreate. She and Fred are on the way to their car when an unknown assailant shoots Serena.

In present day, Offred invites Serena to feel her abdomen to better experience the pregnancy experience. Serena continues to dote on Offred by inviting some other handmaids to have lunch with her.

Eden confides in Offred about how Nick has yet to consummate their marriage. Eden is suspicious that Nick may be a gender traitor but Offred assures her that this isn't the case, appearing quietly alarmed at Eden having such suspicions.

Serena shows Offred the nursery she has made for the baby and Offred feels brace enough to ask if she can see Hannah. Serena retaliates by ordering Offred to move back to her old room, prepared to humiliate her. Nick asks Offred what's wrong upon seeing she is upset and Offred tells him what has happened. She also warns Nick that he needs to have sex with Eden so she will not longer suspect him of being a "gender traitor". He is uncomfortable about doing so, as Eden is only fifteen. But Offred points out that he is not the only one in Gilead that needs to have sex with someone they don't want to. Nick decides to go ahead and have sex with Eden but only after telling Offred that he loves her.

In another flashback, the aftermath of Serena's shooting is shown. Fred uses his power and connections to kidnap the man he believes was involved in her shooting and brings both him and his wife into the woods where he shoots the wife in order to make the man feel the same pain Fred felt at seeing Serena in pain.

When Fred learns of the conflict between Offred and Serena, he visits Offred in secret to give her a photograph of Hannah. He then propositions her for sex but she turns him down, claiming that she's worried about the baby. She is only playing along to his interest in her for hers and the baby's survival and well-being.

There is a new Rachel and Leah Center set to be opened, with a construction and ceremony that will be overseen by Fred Waterford. As the preparations are being made, Nick arrives and asks Commander Pryce to be reassigned from the Waterford home and that Offred will be protected, which Commander Pryce agrees to after Nick says that there is much he hasn't told the Commander about Fred.

Serena sets about bossing Offred around again and even taking extra measures to humiliate her. Offred's only comfort is the photo of Hannah which she keeps hidden in her room.

At the opening ceremony of the Rachel and Leah center, Fred gives a speech to a room full of men. There are handmaids standing right outside the building as part of the ceremony. But Ofglen enters the building early and charges the stage and detonates a suicide bomb. Only the Handmaids standing outside are able to run away in time to get a safe distance from the explosion.

The Handmaid's Tale is available for streaming on Hulu.


LIAMOO on Potentially Pushing Himself in the Philippines (Meldodifestivalen)

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LIAMOO entered Melodifestivalen with tremendous hype behind him, as many predicted him to win the entire contest. Now that his song and performance have premiered, he may not have as simple a task to beat out the many other popular competitors to have made it to the finals. But regardless of the results he may get in Friends Arena, he has already gained a tremendous boost in his following from countries all over the world.

LIAMOO, or Liam as he's known to those better acquainted with him, comes from a mixed family background. His mother's parents are originally from the Philippines and Finland, and are incredibly important to him (as evidenced by his showcasing them in his semi-final introduction video). There aren't many Swedish artists that have made significant pushes to break out and tour in Asian markets. But Liam shares that he is open to visiting the Philippines and making some professional moves there, saying he has some "contacts" there.

Watch our full interview with LIAMOO here:


iZombie S04E12 "You've Got to Hide Your Liv Away" Recap

Filmore Graves announces that they will execute Curtis Lim, one of Liv's coyotes, if Renegade doesn't turn themselves in. Ravi and Levon make Liv promise not to turn herself in.

Captain Hobbs visits Major claiming Chase needs to be overthrown and Major can take over as the new leader of Filmore Graves but then Hobbs brings secretly recorded audio of the conversation to Chase to make it look like Major is the one scheming against him.

Liv decides to turn herself in but Major catches her before she leaves the house and makes amends with her. He then injects her with a sedative to kidnap her and bring her to Oregon so she will be safe until after the execution of Curtis Lim.

A popular social media star zombie known as White Girl was murdered but Liv isn't around to feed on her brains to help Cliv solve the case. Ravi is forced to tell Clive about how Liv is working as Renegade and Major has now kidnapped her to keep her safe (which he found out by talking to Jordan).

Blaine determines that the government is cutting off the brain supply which means that either humans will kill the zombies in New Seattle to survive, or the zombies will starve after killing all the humans and then the government will send a missile to wipe them all out, since it's been found out that the government has evacuated everyone in a 30-mile radius around New Seattle. Blaine wants Angus to move forward with his prophecy/plan to send zombies outside of the wall to start infecting more humans so that half the world will be zombies and the other half will be food.

Major has brought Liv to a cozy home and the pair have fed on brains that were from an old married couple that were married for many decades. They later find the couple that lived in the house locked downstairs in the basement. A note they left states that Filmore Graves stopped sending brain tubes and they were afraid that they would hurt someone. They had planned for the husband to shoot the wife and then himself but he couldn't bring himself to do it because he didn't want to live without her, even for a second. Instead, they locked themselves up and have now reverted to a more primal zombie state.

Since Liv isn't around to help Clive with the case he is forced to feed on the brain of White Girl. As a result, he becomes sassy, flamboyant, and vain. They find out that White Girl had paid $14 million to on a cure from being a zombie. They find out that Angus/Brother Love had spoken out against her to all of his followers for wanting a cure. When Angus is brought in for questioning, one of his followers confesses to the murder so he will be freed but the follower is later set free by a zombie officer that is secretly helping Angus' church.

The couple whose brains Liv and Major fed on are revealed to have a twist in their relationship. The wife had grown annoyed of her husband until she decided to crash their car to put herself out of her misery, killing them both. Liv goes from being a loving housewife to locking Major in with the two rabid zombies. Of course he is safe from being fed on but Liv leaves him though she does come back in time to catch Russ threatening to kill him if he doesn't give up the feeding tubes Liv has left for him. She kills Russ before he can kill Major and leaves him locked up with the rabid wife since Russ had shot the rabid husband dead.

Ravi feeds on a brain tube after the church follower confesses to killing White Girl. He proceeds to conduct an experiment on Isobel's brain in the hopes of finding a chemical that can be used to manufacture a vaccine. During the experiment, he ends up giving samples of the brain to a normal rat he has injected with the zombie virus and a zombie rat.

Clive finds out that Dale broke up with him because she overheard what he said about wanting children. He breaks up with his new girlfriend and gets back together with Dale, insisting that being with her is more important than having children and proposes to her. She accepts.

Liv hitchhikes back to New Seattle and sends one of her coyotes to go let Major out of the basement. She is overjoyed to find that Curtis is free but shocked to find out that Levon has falsely confessed to being Renegade in order to make this happen.

Blaine orchestrates a false sign to encourage Angus to go through with his plan to send zombies out into the world to infect more of the general population. Blaine orchestrates this by having some of his minions put frozen brains into a woodchopper to make his father think it's snowing brains.

Liv turns herself in to Filmore Graves and Levon is set to be released until he attacks Chase. Now both of them are set to be executed with the zombie guillotine.

Ravi returns to find both rats are in their normal state, meaning that what's left of Isobel's brain is a zombie cure.

iZombie airs on Mondays on the CW at 9/8c.


Into The Badlands S03E05 "Carry Tiger to Mountain" Recap

Gaius Chau sneaks into The Widow's car to come back with her and offers to help her take his sister down. It's also revealed that they first met when they were children. Gaius was the son of a baron and The Widow was just a servant girl responsible for housekeeping.

Pilgrim confronts Juliet Chau with the heads of the men that came with Gaius to attack him. She denies any involvement in the plot against his life but later is weary of the fact that her brother's head is missing from the lot.

Moon returns to The Widow and explains how Sunny is still alive but isn't interested in pursuing revenge against her. The Widow swears that if Sunny comes anywhere near her she will kill him as well as Moon.

Sunny and Bajie arrive at Vulture's Peak where they meet Ankara, a reclusive witch. She is able to use her abilities and knowledge to temporarily heal Henry's darkness. She won't be able to take away his Gift but she can heal him from succumbing to it as a mere infant. She puts baby Henry under water and draws from Sunny's strength using her powers to help Henry. Sunny then pulls Henry out of the water and he's shown to be better for the time being. Ankara says that the answers Sunny seeks are within himself in order to find a more permanent solution to Henry's predicament. She identifies Sunny as a Catalyst. Someone powerful dispelled Sunny's Gift when he was just a child and this was what made him a Catalyst. Now the dark Gift flows through him and Sunny may be the most powerful of them all.

After Nix saves M.K. in the forest she brings him back to meet Pilgrim. Initially M.K. wants to leave but decides to stay when Pilgrim displays an ability to control M.K.'s Gift and offers him a place to stay with a community that will support him. Pilgrim wants to use M.K.'s powers for his greater cause to bring about a new era of blood and chaos in the name of Azra. Castor looks on in jealousy at seeing a new Dark One seemingly taking his place in Pilgrim's esteem. Castor later confronts M.K. but Nix talks him down and points out that he is suffering from another nosebleed. The high priestess believes that Castor is a liability that should be put down but Pilgrim doesn't believe in this course of action despite M.K. being a more powerful Dark One than Castor.

The High Priestess later sends Castor to ransack Tilda's refugee camp so that if he died, he will die for their cause. Juliet's Clippers are also ransacking the camp but The Widow arrives with Gaius to help fight off these intruders. They take Castor captive to lure Pilgrim out.

Ankara tells Sunny he needs to confront Pilgrim. The High Priestess has a vision foretelling Sunny paying them a visit and when M.K. announces his intention to kill him, Pilgrim forbids him from doing so, saying Sunny's destiny is intertwined with theirs.

Into The Badlands airs on Sundays on AMC at 10/9c.


Killing Eve S01E07 "I Don't Want to Be Free" Recap

Eve learns from Carolyn that Vladimir has agreed to transfer Nadia but their conversation is interrupted by a phone call informing Carolyn that Nadia has been murdered in prison. They then head to meet Konstantin for breakfast. He says that Nadia was attacked by another inmate, claiming it's very common in there. Eve is insistent that this isn't a coincidence and demands to meet the inmate who killed her but Konstantin refuses and Carolyn jumps in to mediate the situation, saying they want to be informed of any further updates on the situation. He advises them to go home, saying he can't force them to leave but implies that they aren't welcome. Eve is suspicious that Villanelle is involved but Carolyn thinks Eve is just forming theories from her own obsession. Eve and Carolyn meet up with Kenny, who is also in Moscow to help them with their investigation.

Villanelle attempts to proposition a male guard with sexual favours in order to make a phone call but her efforts prove futile for the time being.

Eve points out that there are no records of Oksana's family so the only lead they have to investigate is Anna, since it can offer insight into how she became a killer. Carolyn shuts this down, telling Kenny to book a flight for Eve to go back to London. He stands up to her and she merely tells him to also go back to London, despite his having only arrived there. Kenny agrees to stay and help Eve with her investigation, having brought the letters he discovered between Carolyn and Konstantin.

Villanelle is sent to solitary confinement where another inmate named Inga is lying down and saying nothing.

Eve discovers that the letters are all from 1977-1978 and Konstantin had sent them to Carolyn. They were all highly sexual and Carolyn had them hidden in a secret safe. Kenny also brought some old photos in which Eve discovers Carolyn and Konstantin cozied up together. Kenny was able to track down the address of Anna, a language teacher. Eve leaves to find Anna while Kenny decides to scan the prison security footage to try to find anyone matching Villanelle's description.

Inga emerges from her seemingly catatonic state to try to attack Villanelle when she was about to fall asleep but Villanelle is able to get on her back and viciously bites into her neck before the guards come in. They inform Villanelle that she has a visitor.

Eve meets Anna at the university she works at. Anna still believes that Oksana is dead and Eve allows her the peace of mind to continue believing this, saying that she needs to learn more about Oksana because of her possible connections to a dangerous organisation. Anna reluctantly agrees to help, saying she still has some old letters Oksana sent to her.

Villanelle is loaded up into a prison transport van along with some guards and her inmate 'friend' that had stolen her shiv in the lead-up to killing Nadia. The van is attacked and the driver is shot before one of the guards shoot and kills the other guard. An explosive device blows the back door of the van open and a man wearing a motorcycle helmet calls Villanelle to get out of the van. She takes a moment to admire the destruction and many dead bodies. Her prison friend is shot dead by the dirty guard when she refuses to try to escape, and Villanelle leaves with the driver who eventually pulls over and leads her into a building, only telling her to go up the stairs. Upon reaching the top, she meets Anton who is her new handler. He gives her a suitcase of new clothes and says she has until tomorrow night to complete her next assignment. She won't be given back her passport and credit card until it is complete, and her next assignment is revealed to be Konstantin. However, Villanelle shoots her new handler in the head.

Anna brings Eve back to her home and pulls out a box of old letters and mementos related to Oksana. Eve learns that Oksana always wrote to her in French and Anna says that Oksana favored learning French the most followed by English. Eve is shocked by how many letters there are and Anna says that Oksana had a 'fixation'. Anna says that before Oksana came, the teachers were told that a new student would be arriving with a history of violence, a dead mother, and a drunk father. None of the teachers wanted to step up to the challenge of helping Oksana so Anna took it upon herself to do so. She admits that she liked Oksana as a student but Anna became more demanding to get more lessons. Anna's husband Max thought that Oksana was cold but Anna brushed it off as a mere distrust of men, perhaps due to bad experiences. Anna and Oksana had a conversation in which Oksana claimed that Anna was only with her husband because he had a penis. Anna believed it was a joke and said she agreed. But later that day when Anna came home, Oksana had filled the house with balloons, a cake, and was jumping around excitedly. But then she showed Anna what she had done, believing it was a good thing. Anna is still devastated by the loss and trauma of what happened and says that Oksana had often written that she would escape prison and come find her. Eve then reveals that Oksana is still alive and now in Moscow, suggesting that it might be safer to stay with a friend. She also says that Oksana has been working for an organisation that has protected her. Anna agrees to call Eve if the need arises and identifies Konstantin from Carolyn's photograph that Eve was carrying in her purse as the man that visited her to personally break the news of Oksana's death.

Konstantin returns home and is lured upstairs by the sound of his daughter calling for him but it's revealed to be a recording that Villanelle made and she pulls a gun on him.

Anna shows Eve a gift that was sent to her ten months after Oksana's apparent death. It was an expensive French coat that she had thought Oksana had gotten a friend to send to her. When Anna leaves the room, Eve tears one of the coat seams since she felt something hidden within it and discovers a passport of Oksana's and cash-stash in a plastic bag. She pockets it into her purse but leaves the coat for Anna, despite her insisting she will never wear it. She then gives Anna her phone number.

Villanelle informs Konstantin about how Anton was sent to be her new handler and had told her to kill Konstantin. She is willing to let Konstantin choose how he will die since she wants to keep doing her job. He tells her that the reason why they want to kill him is because he was trying to help the British get her out of prison whereas the Twelve wanted to leave her in there. He explains that he had to argue with them to give her another chance more times than he could count. Villanelle demands the names of all the Twelve but he says that he doesn't have that level of access since he wasn't a Keeper. He claims to not know any and takes some pills that are supposed to kill him which he washes down with whiskey. He tells Villanelle that he's proud of her, loves her more than his family, and says that she's the best thing that ever happened to the organisation. He continues to praise her and she appears emotionally shaken by this and tells him to take more pills. He toasts to dignity in death before throwing a log at her head and running out of the house, making his escape on his boat.

Anna tells Eve how Oksana always sent her French gifts because Anna always wanted to live in Paris. Anna asks Eve to inform her if Oksana is caught, saying she wants to visit and forgive her as part of her healing process. Anna also warns Eve to be careful, saying that Eve is Oksana's type, but is offended when Eve asks if Anna ever had sex with Oksana which Anna denies.

Eve leaves her husband a voicemail apologizing and reaffirming her love for him. Eve is shocked when Kenny manages to hone in on some surveillance footage on which Oksana can be seen. Eve and Kenny are shocked to see on the footage that the visitor she had the day she escaped was Carolyn.

Killing Eve airs on Sundays on BBC America.


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. D05E22 "The End" Recap

The team is split and arguing about whether to use the Centipede serum to save Coulson or to stop Talbot. Most of them want to use it to save Coulson but Yo-Yo thinks they need to stop Talbot so she takes the Centipede serum away from them. Mack tries to talk her down and proposes that they vote but then May destroys the odium vial, meaning the Centipede serum must be used to save Coulson. Fitz and Simmons get to work preparing the remedy.

Talbot takes Robin's mother away and says she won't see her again until she gives up the location of more gravitonium. Robin relents and directs him to a deposit in Chicago, which he steers Qovas' ship to.

Yo-Yo visits Coulson and tells him she was never arguing that he should die, but simply that they shouldn't bet all of their fates on him. He says that if he'd been involved in the argument he would've agreed with her.

Deke tells Daisy he admires the way the team would do practically anything to save one another but also advises her to help put the team back together and settle their differences. Their conversation is interrupted with news of Talbot appearing in Chicago.

Simmons brings the Centipede serum to Coulson but he refuses to take it despite May's pleas to him to do what needs to be done to be able to rejoin the fight and finally be with her romantically. He admits he reciprocates her feelings before she leaves him with the serum.

Talbot successfully reaches the location of the gravitonium deposit and prepares to retrieve it.

Daisy calls a meeting in which she admits she let her emotions get the best of her in pushing so hard to save Coulson and announces she wants Mack to be the leader of the team since she sees him as their moral centre. Daisy feels she is better suited to be a soldier anyway. The rest of the team all agree with Daisy's decision to be the team leader. Coulson emerges and gives Daisy her suit. Unbeknownst to her, he has hidden the serum in Daisy's gauntlets.

Mack sets up a way to call all the cellphones of the people on the ground in Chicago and gives them instructions on how to reach a ship they sent down to evacuate and also make their way out into the city to rescue people from buildings that have collapses in certain structures. While doing this, May and Mack find Robin and the ship structure nearby that Robin says her mother is trapped inside. Mack heads inside to find Robin's mother.

Coulson tells Daisy he isn't going out into the city, revealing to her that he didn't take the serum. He apologises, and gives her a pep talk to face Talbot herself. He coaches her on how to try to appeal to his good nature but if he's too far gone, to find the strength in her arms to beat him senseless.

Fitz reaches May and Robin and warns them that neither Robin or Mack are said to have survived based on what information they know from visiting the future. Mack has just reached Robin and gotten her out of the space she was trapped in but they find themselves in the presence of guards. Mack is prepared to fight the guards but May and Fitz appear to help defeat them. They get out of the ship and back into the building where Fitz is crushed by falling debris.

Coulson collapses and Simmons tries to find the syringe but discovers that it's gone and tells Yo-Yo to get the defibrillator to bring Coulson back. Yo-Yo continues to perform CPR, and the chest compressions eventually wake Coulson up.

Daisy tackles Talbot and tries to appeal to his patriotism and the good nature he once held but he attacks her instead and tries to absorb her. During this struggle, Daisy finds the serum and injects herself. Using her enhanced powers, she blasts Talbot into space. Finally, the timeline is changed.

Mack and May begin to pull the debris off of Fitz and are horrified to discover he has been impaled by one of the pieces. They stay by his side and keep him calm until he dies. Simmons is devastated to learn of Fitz's fate but later has the realization that she must find find the present version of Fitz that is still in stasis abroad Enoch's ship.

Coulson says goodbye to the team and leaves SHIELD, having decided to enjoy whatever time he has left in Tahiti with May.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Fridays on ABC at 9/8c.


Gotham S04E22 "No Man's Land" Recap

Selina is rushed to the hospital, with Bruce close by her side, while Alfred bring Jeremiah to the GCPD. While in the holding cell, Jeremiah demands that Jim bring him Bruce Wayne so they can speak and in exchange Jeremiah will tell him where some other back-up bombs are hidden.

Oswald has brought Grundy and Tabitha to Strange so that he can turn him back into Butch. The plan is to flush his body with anti-toxins, several blood transfusions from three different victims being held hostage, and then his body will be jolted with some electric shocks to restart his heart. Tabitha gets a call about Selina being shot and resolves to go hunt down Jeremiah and shoot him dead as revenge.

Jim sends Fox to search for which of the generators are also bombs but it's unclear just how many have been created since Jeremiah was notoriously secretive about his work and Bruce trusted him to work as he pleased. Ra's al Ghul watches from a safe distance as one of Jeremiah's bombs kills the mayor and everyone else in his office. Jim continues to beat up Jeremiah, demanding the location of the bombs, but Jeremiah refuses to say anything before he first gets to talk to Bruce Wayne. The interrogation is interrupted by the arrival of military personnel who declare they will take over leadership of the operation. The military Major insists that Bruce Wayne be brought to the station and orders that Jim be arrested when he tries to intervene. Jim is about to be transported away when Riddler arrives and knocks Jim's guards and then Jim himself out.

Jim wakes in the Narrows as Riddler's hostage. Riddler is determined to kill Nygma by gradually laying more weight onto Jim, believing that once Jim is free then Lee will be freed from her old self and become the person he believes her to truly be.

Ra's al Ghul visits Barbara and declares he is leaving Gotham and wants her to come with him. He thinks that part of the Demon's Head may still be in her and offers her the opportunity to join him so they can rule the League of Shadows together. He says that the destruction of Gotham will bring about the rise of his heir, someone that he foresaw long ago (Batman, obviously).

Bruce is angry to have been brought down to the station with Alfred against his will and resolves to get his encounter with Jeremiah over with so he can return to Selina. Jeremiah claims that the bomb that killed the mayor was the only one left and there weren't any more bombs since the plan was all working towards getting Bruce to the station. Jeremiah makes Bruce realise that Ra's al Ghul has gotten to him and orchestrated a larger plan. Right on cue, Ra's breaks Jeremiah out of police custody and takes Bruce with him.

Lee interrupts Riddler's games with Jim and convinces him that she no longer loves Jim. She also declares that she's leaving that night and that he is free to come with her but only if he doesn't kill Jim, as she will be the one to decide who she is and not him or any other man. Riddler taunts Jim, saying that she has chosen him and leaves him free to escape and resume his attempts to save Gotham.

Alfred visits Tabitha and Barbara at the club, demanding to know where Ra's al Ghul is. Barbara says that Ra's plans to flee Gotham with Bruce and Jeremiah and that she, Tabitha, and Alfred should team up since she wants to kill Ra's, Tabitha wants to kill Jeremiah, and Alfred wants to rescue Bruce. Their scheming is interrupted by Oswald who demands to be involved in the action.

Lee catches up to Jim as he's leaving and gives him the keys to a car to get away. He admits that if he could go back, he would ask her to run away with Gotham so they could make a life together. She says that he wouldn't be himself if he'd done that, admits she reciprocates his feelings, kisses him goodbye, and tells him to go save Gotham while she will indeed be leaving Gotham. It's then that Jim gets a call from Harvey informing him of Jeremiah's escape, Bruce's kidnapping, and the fact that they've taken all the bombs.

Bruce and Jeremiah are brought to Ra's at a location away from the impending destruction to come. Ra's says that he and Jeremiah are doing all of this to build Bruce into the Dark Knight he is destined to become from the destruction of Gotham. Jeremiah's motivations are more so rooted in his desire to have Bruce be the brother Jerome never could be.

Jim and the other detectives correctly determine that the bombs are set up to destroy every bridge out of Gotham. Ra's intends for the city to fall into lawlessness. Barbara arrives at the lair intent on killing Ra's with the mystical dagger reformed. All the bridges are being evacuated since there are vans placed on each one containing a bomb. Meanwhile a fight breaks out at the lair between Barbara's group and Ra's. Finally, Barbara is able to kill Ra's by having Bruce grip the knife in his hands while she forces them into Ra's abdomen. All the bombs go off, destroying the path in and out of Gotham. As Ra's is dying, he tells Bruce to either stay Bruce Wayne or accept his destiny to become the Dark Knight.

Lee decides to stay in the Narrows since the people will need her now more than ever. She breaks up with Nygma, who determines that she was never going to leave with him. Lee stabs him as he's preparing to stab her but as she's walking away, he pulls the knife out his abdomen and stabs her too. They kiss and then collapse from their wounds.

Oswald and Tabitha return to Strange's set-up and find that Butch has been restored from his Grundy state. He and Tabitha are overjoyed and declare their love for one another. They kiss and Butch thanks Oswald, saying he will give him anything he needs. Oswald says he considers Butch a friend and apologises before shooting him in the chest out of revenge for Tabitha killing Oswald's mother. Tabitha tries to attack Oswald but he shoots her in the leg to stop her in her tracks. Oswald vows to kill her once he believes she has suffered enough and has his men escort her out.

Bruce catches up to the hospital personnel who inform him that Selina has suffered spinal damage that is likely permanent. Selina is being boarded up on the last ambulance that is being led to the boats that are taking the patients out of Gotham. Bruce is offered the opportunity to go with them but decides to stay in Gotham and embrace his destiny as the city's protector. Alfred tells him Jeremiah and Gotham are not Bruce's responsibility but Bruce declares that he is making it his. Alfred says he'll stay with Bruce but Bruce tells him to go with her, saying he needs to know that Selina is safe. Alfred agrees to go with her but vow to return and find Bruce.

Gotham is being evacuated and even the majority of law enforcement personnel are going with them. The city is going to be overrun with criminals within mere hours, but Jim resolves to stay and fight for the city. The various iconic villains the show has introduced begin to claim their respective territories and wreak their different brands of havoc.

Oswald discovers Lee and Riddler's bodies and brings them to Strange, ordering that they be "fixed." The remaining men from the League of Shadows swear their allegiance to Barbara. Tabitha then arrives and tells her about Oswald's betrayal. Barbara then declares men as the enemy and has her women kill the male League members.

Jim, Harvey, and Fox agree to team up with any other folks that have stayed behind to protect it. Bruce is shown to be on the streets roughing up some criminals in search of Jeremiah when he spots a searchlight in the sky that Jim has had Fox set up on top of GCPD Headquarters. Bruce goes to meet Jim on the roof, telling him that they need to go block by block restoring justice to Gotham, and the searchlight serves as a symbol against the darkness.

Gotham airs on Thursdays on FOX at 8/7c.


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