If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/17/18

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

Last week’s psych case on Chicago Med was heartbreaking. A father brought his (adult) daughter in, claiming he’d found her tied to the bed in his ex-wife’s house. When the mother came rushing in, she explained her daughter was possessed and she was trying to get an exorcism done to her. Of course, in the end Dr. Charles figured out that the young woman had basically just had a psychotic break of sorts after reconnecting with her father after a long time apart…because the father had sexually abused her as a little girl. It was heartbreaking. (And that was just the first father/daughter story of the night. The second was Reese’s father basically “breaking up” with her, telling her he didn’t really love her, didn’t want to see her anymore, didn’t need her for anything, in order to show Dr. Charles that he was self-sufficient. Jeez. Poor Reese…)

The big case of the week, though, was a set of conjoined twin babies. They were gearing up to separate them after a few more weeks, but one of the twins was sick, and after learning that the baby was experiencing heart failure, what to do about it divided the doctors. Leaving the twins joined now would likely kill them both. According to Connor was sure he could get the sick twin better without having to do the separation now. But one of the other doctors thinks that’s too risky and they’re better off doing the separation and having a near 100 percent chance of saving the second baby’s life. The parents agreed to that when Connor was told he couldn’t even give them his option…but he stopped them right before the procedure was about to get underway and told them his opinion, and they agreed to try it. Thankfully, it turned out well and both babies were alive and well to continue the wait for the agreed-upon separation surgery.

And on another sad case, Will’s patient was misdiagnosed as having diverticulitis, when in reality he had sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that will require ongoing medication. Unfortunately, the man was upset because he’d had to change their health insurance in order to help pay for their son’s college tuition, so all the tests and stuff Will ran weren’t covered because they were out of network. You couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy.

On the personal side of things, Maggie asked Barry for help in fudging the expiration date on her paramedic’s license, which would mean she wouldn’t be in trouble for doing the tracheotomy in the previous episode, and he agreed. Thankfully it wasn’t needed because the patient’s family backed her, saying she saved their loved one. So Maggie’s back at work. Natalie is still keeping Will at arm’s length, needing space from him. And Ethan’s sister came to him, asking if she could crash with him for a while since she was kicked out of her apartment. She claimed it was because she complained to the manager so often about the water temp or something… But after she had a party at his apartment even after he specifically said not to, begging April to keep it to herself when she found out, I don’t know… Something’s going to happen with her, I think. And finally, Natalie is still giving Will almost a cold shoulder after telling him before that she needs a break. Bah!

On tonight’s episode, “An Inconvenient Truth,” after taking the lead on a surgery, Dr. Bekker feels the heat after something goes wrong. Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles are faced with a tough decision concerning the gender of a 9-year-old girl. April and Dr. Reese rush to find the son of a dying patient. Goodwin’s godson is admitted to the hospital.

Find out what goes wrong during the surgery tonight on NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Roseanne, Alex, Inc, LA to Vegas, Splitting Up Together, Chopped, & NCIS: New Orleans.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Phoebe’s Choice

The first show that I honed in on to binge when I got innerwebs back on my lappie was The Flash. This year’s Big Bad, The Thinker, has been captivating, and I wanted to see where we’d be jetting off to next in that arc. Last week found Team Flash trying to locate the last two “Bus Metas,” primarily with Wells’s new helmet that heightens his already sizable intelligence. Breacher came to Earth-1 seeking Cisco’s help, as his powers seem to have faded.

We also saw that The Thinker’s new host body was near death from absorbing soooo much dark matter from each of the people he’s absorbed. Totes McGotes hot new host body bt-dubs. He really goes in for the hawt meta chick host body lately, amirite?

SMASH CUT TO: Jay & Silent Bob cameo, becoz did I mention that Kevin (Mall Rats) Smith directed this off-beat comedic episode? Yeah. And him and Jason Mewes managed to get robbed by vivacious new meta, Null, who has the ability to lighten a being or object’s density for a limited amount of time. This will cause the person or thing to raise in the air to a point then plummet. Not so good for health concerns usually…

Cisco was baited by the promise of more facetime with his beloved Gypsy, to trick Breacher into thinking his powers were restored through a pill. But no, that actually almost got him killed. Meanwhile Marlize Devoe, The Thinker’s wife and co-conspirator, discovered a secret message from herself that he was drugging her and abusing her. He appeared and revealed that this has indeed happened numerous times before. Cue the MIB, rad eye-zapper type thingee and reset the whole process… Hoping she makes a littttle more progress on the cure to the poison dark matter issue.

After having Ralph benched most of the episode, Barry opted for a heart to heart with him and came to realize that jokes were just how The Elongated Man copes. Hooray for boobies! With the squad leader and rookie of the year finally back on the same page, the wonder-twins activated and conquered Null. But not before Ralph morphed himself into an enormous human whoopee cushion.

Breacher accepted his fate and decided to retire. In a shocking turn of events he suggested that Cisco aka Vibe take the position he was vacating in the inter-dimensional band he leads: The Collectors. On top of that one, before we have time to contemplate the consequences that will have for Team Flash, some version of Wells went into the old hidden Newspaper Room and talked to the version of Gideon that was built into the room. Wtf??? I mean. Really, screw you, Jay Mewes. Just saying.

On tonight’s episode, “Lose Yourself,” when Barry and Team Flash find a way to enter The Thinker’s lair, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) considers crossing a dangerous line to defeat DeVoe. Meanwhile, Joe is concerned by Harry’s recent behavior.

See what line Ralph is thinking of crossing tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Adam Ruins Everything, Black Lightning, and that beastmode Marvel show that too many people are still sleeping on: Legion.
 

Megan’s Choice

The cases that we see on Bull really tend to pull on my heartstrings more every week. Last episode, the team helped a man get off charges of being a getaway driver when he was a teenager. He had escaped and changed his name so his past couldn’t hurt him. Unfortunately things have a way of catching up with you, and he got arrested after his fingerprints got run through the system. The team managed to prove that he didn’t actually have any idea of what was going on and he was found not guilty.

On tonight’s episode, “Justified,” a friend from Bull’s past enlists his services to help convince a jury that a domestic abuse survivor who shot her husband in his sleep is not guilty of murder because she feared for her life and the life of her unborn child.

To see if Bull can help this young woman prove she’s actually the victim, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Roseanne, For the People, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, The Voice, Lethal Weapon, and Chicago Med.

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