Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meet the New Boss
Season 4, Episode 2 Recap

Jason O'Mara | © ABC Studios and Marvel Television

"You ever notice we never get to check up on, like, a brightly-lit place filled with nice, friendly people?"
—Mack to Fitz

I gave myself a task for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then post them here with sprinkles of extra commentary. Things did not go to plan. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks. That's what I do when I get hung up on one amazing episode. After that I never caught up, but I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due and making sure I don't have a two-season pile up by next May. Wish me luck.

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"Meet the New Boss" was another fantastic episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is there any other kind? If there were, then I wouldn't have to write so darn much about it. I actually got to pay attention this time. Last week I was trying to keep up with tweets. Guess I had to relearn that lesson. Because of that, I definitely missed some things and have to watch "The Ghost" again. Of course, I have to watch *all* episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. again.

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

"Who the hell are you guys?"

The superhero team-up that’s been forever in the making is almost here! I can hardly believe it was all the way back in 2008 that Iron Man came out and I fell truly, madly, deeply in love with the world of Marvel.

The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

Season 7, Episode 1 Tweetcap

Steven Yeun, Michael Cudlitz, et al | Image copyright AMC

"Bet you thought you were all gonna grow old together, sittin' around the table at Sunday dinner, and the happily ever after."
—Negan to Rick

I know how much everyone loves doing this work and how they give their all to make the best show they can, to bring humanity to such a harrowing story... I was able to keep going for the superb acting. Andrew Lincoln had me absolutely mesmerized. He was nothing short of masterful throughout. And Lauren Cohan was at her best, faultless in her depiction of agony.

The Blacklist
Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion
Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

James Spader | Image copyright NBC

"She's nothing to you. A distant, confused memory. I'm the one you want... You set the terms. However you want, I'll do it. My life for hers."
—Red to Kirk

That smile. Red is genuinely happy here. He doesn't get to experience that often. No flashes of sadness or regret or fear. He's just in that moment, holding Liz tightly, holding Agnes gently, letting his heart swell.

Supernatural: The Foundry
Season 12, Episode 3 Tweetcap

Jared Padalecki, Samantha Smith, and Jensen Ackles | Image copyright The CW

I'm still mourning them as I knew them. My baby Sam. My little boy Dean. Just feels like yesterday we were together in Heaven. And now I'm here, and John is gone, and they're gone. And every moment I spend with you reminds me of every moment I lost with them.
—Mary to Sam and Dean

Dean tries to deny it, to avoid the conversation, to pretend that everything's alright. All these feelings about Mary being alive and home are big enough. To add on top of that that she doesn't know what to do with herself, how to process not being dead anymore and having missed so much, is overwhelming for her and her boys.