If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/24/19

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

I’m excited because Blindspot is back tonight (after the last one over a month ago!), with just three episodes left to go this season. Last time, a huge corporate party was invaded by security and everyone was required to relinquish all their electronics. Turned out there was a data breach, and what had been stolen were the files that contained launch codes to a satellite the company, alongside the DOD, had developed that was armed with missiles, currently in space, and fully operational. Eek! The team (minus Jane & Weller) investigates and figures out that one of the senior VPs had a kid with an insulin pump, and when the files couldn’t be found anywhere else, they knew they had to be on the pump. They assumed it was the kid’s father, but it actually turned out to be his mother…who was a Russian sleeper agent or something. They (including Weller & Jane now) cornered her where she was hiding out with her son and about to give the files over to the Russians, but Weller convinced her to do the right thing by her son.

Meanwhile, we met Weller’s mother, who got addicted to Oxy and now owes a bad guy a lot of money. She’s didn’t abandon her kids to their abusive father. She was going to take them with her but couldn’t because he would have killed them all. Weller eventually forgave her, paid off her debts, and said he’d get her into rehab.

And finally, Rich and Patterson met with crazy Kathy, the third of the trio of Three Blind Mice. She had been released from prison on good behavior, Unfortunately, Rich and Patterson realized she’d already done a bank hack, and it led them to her apartment. She was all happy happy joy joy, even saying she was going to get married and she wanted them to be in the wedding party. She dressed Patterson up in a HORRIBLE gown, but Rich was pretty happy with his tux. LOL Surprise, surprise. In the end, they bribed her with $$ to stop hacking, but that’ll never work…especially since her new partner-in-crime to take Rich and Patterson down is none other than…Dominic! Dun dun dun!

On tonight’s episode, “Coder to Killer,” a horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI. Weller considers his priorities. Zapata and Reade try to navigate their living situation. Patterson explores a budding interest.

Find out Patterson’s new interest and what priorities Weller needs to consider tonight on NBC at 8/7c.
 
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Phoebe’s Choice

I have been raving the last four months about Doom Patrol for a reason, folks. Alan Tudyk is the 4th wall breaking narrator/Big Bad, Mr. Nobody, in DCU’s best effort so far. Nobody’s appearance is genius; like Phantom Limb from Venture Bros got remixed with a Freddy Kruger level of #notok. We saw in the start of the last episode a glimpse of his origins for the first time – he is a failed super villain who pitched an idea about a giant robot attack. His wife rejected him after this, and we returned to the current plight of the team.

They had tracked Beard Hunter to his current whereabouts, which was inside the crazy person/locale Danny the Street. Danny was a constantly relocating street that was embodied with a human spirit and inhabited by other autonomous, but very weird, denizens. Danny revealed to them that The Chief was being held in The White Space. You know, the space that surrounds comic book panels? Yeah 4th wall, 5th dimension, whatever… This show is insane. Out in the “real world,” Vic aka Cyborg learned his dad messed with his memories, even to the point of making him believe he’d killed his mom when that never happened.

In the White Space, Nobody tempted them with illusionary time lines in which they never got their powers/disfigurements. They all refused the offer however and were wandering lost alone in the space as Nobody narrated their fate. Rita took over the narration and reunited the team even to the point that they found The Chief. Mr. Nobody appeared, and there was a brief pity fest that had me questioning how duped Nobody had them. Cyborg appeared unexpectedly and apparently blasted him into smithereens.

One year later, the team’s morning training was interrupted by an attack by a giant robot in the park. The Chief watched in horror as they all got slaughtered. Then it happened again. And again. The Chief eventually saw through the death loop. The Chief was driven nearly to suicide when he managed to stop the repeating death match to tell the team what he had been experiencing. A second Vic showed up, revealing that Nobody faked his death in The White Space, so yeah of course that’s where we still were.

Back in the White Space, we learned that, well duh, they never left it. Nobody then took a stab at the heart and soul of the team when he made Chief tell the truth: on some Mr. Glass shit, this muthafukka was the one that caused all the accidents that gave them their powers/disfigurements. This is it. Season finale and an already contracted season two. Do your worst, cliffhanger!

On this morning’s episode, “Ezekiel Patrol,” in the wake of the Chief’s revelation, the Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. But when Mr. Nobody hatches a new plan, the team must reunite to help the Chief with a new unexpected (and weird) threat to the world.

Find out how the season ends this morning on DCU starting at 9AM/8AMc.

I don’t think there’s anything new on tonight I am watching, but DCU is amazing so far. I look forward to what they do with Swamp Thing.

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