Review: Haven 2.12 “Sins of the Fathers”

Warning: spoilers below the cut! Haven 2.12 Sins of the Fathers   Nathan and Audrey, still reeling from the Teagues revealing what they know of her true past earlier in the morning,  investigate an apparent murder in which the murderer claims it was an accident as he was there at the behest of a dead man to protect said dead man’s wife. What makes it even more interesting are the neighbors who claim to have seen the dead man leaving the house shortly after the shooting, giving some credence to the murderer’s words. Duke, meanwhile, is visited by his father’s...

Review: Haven 2.02 “Fear and Loathing”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Haven 2.02 “Fear and Loathing”   Summary   Nathan and Audrey try to discover what is causing people to be see their greatest fear. Meanwhile, Nathan adjusts after suddenly regaining his ability to feel at the memorial for Chief Wuornos, the other Audrey Parker investigates who the other Agent Howard is and his connection to Haven, and Duke is approached by a friend who wants to travel to Canada. Audrey quickly discovers it’s a young woman causing the bouts of fear, which leads to another mystery of why her affliction disappeared for a short time...

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.02 “Rendition”

Warning: spoilers under the cut! Rendition [Episode 2 (Torchwood 4.02)]   As much as I praised the first episode, “The New World”, I found myself concerned about some aspects of Torchwood: Miracle Day while watching the second episode, “Rendition”. Most of the concern is directed more at the American characters and their direction than anything else. Combined with the somewhat quirky plot of the episode, I find myself mildly concerned for the remaining episodes. Still it is early in the series run, so I can put aside my concerns for now in the hopes that the remainder will result in...

Review: Haven 2.01 “A Tale of Two Audreys”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! 2.01 A Tale of Two Audreys   Summary   The mystery over a woman claiming to be Audrey Parker is just the start of a series of incidents seemingly tied to biblical plagues. Audrey and Nathan scramble to try and figure out what or who is causing the plagues. Nathan is suspicious of Reverend Driscoll being in collusion with the alleged new Audrey as a means of gaining influence in Haven. They soon realize the plagues are a result of one man, whose wife died the week before giving birth to their son. Audrey gets...

TV Review: Haven 1.03 “Harmony”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Haven 1.03 “Harmony” Summary Ray McBreen is visiting with his wife, Lilly, at the local psychiatric hospital while the Doctor and Nurses work with other patients. While preparing lunch for the patients the nurses hear a disturbance and go to investigate only to find the doctor has spilled his medicine and general pandemonium breaks out. Meanwhile, Nathan and Audrey are discussing Audrey’s adjustment to small town cop duties, including an apparently amusing incident involving a cat lady, when they get called out the psychiatric facility (known locally as the Freddy). After arriving they find Doctor...

TV Review: Caprica 1.18 “Apotheosis”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Caprica 1.18 “Apotheosis” Plot The final and best episode of Caprica, Apotheosis, was a strong finish for the show, at least for the Greystones story. Accused of being the STO leaders who ordered their daughter to bomb the maglev, they go on the run while determining what's going on. Ultimately Daniel uses the U-87s to save the crowd, clear his family, and secure the acceptance of Cylons to the public as protectors and servants, setting the stage for the next phase: the root causes of the Cylons rebellion. Unfortunately the rest of the elements of...

TV Review: Caprica 1.17 “Here Be Dragons”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Caprica 1.17 “Here Be Dragons” Plot Daniel, Amanda, and Sam search V-World for Zoe and Tamara. The Guatrau orders the Adama brothers killed after his daughter, Fidelia, reveals that they've been shipping Cylons to Tauron. Sam is eventually "killed" in V-world by Amanda, forcing him out of the system and making him aware of Joseph's desperate attempts to contact him and let him know of the threat to them by the Guatrau. Daniel and Amanda continue on, eventually deciding to wait for Zoe to come to them. Eventually she does and there is a reconciliation...

TV Review: Caprica 1.16 “The Heavens Will Rise”

Beware: Spoilers under the cut! Caprica 1.16 “The Heavens Will Rise” Plot Tamara and Zoe, who've become New Cap City's now infamous 'Avenging Angels', wait for Daniel and Amanda to confront them at their own creation after Zoe kills him in New Cap City. He enlists Sam Adama to help him find her. Sam agrees after speaking with Evyline and his own decision that if Tamara is "alive" in the holoband, he wants to destroy her to end their family's pain and trauma. Sister Clarice and the Caprican branch of STO continuing their plans to carry out terrorist attack on...

TV Review: Caprica 1.15 “The Dirteaters”

Warning: Spoilers Below the Cut! Caprica 1.15 “The Dirteaters” Plot Joseph is initiated into the Ha'la'tha, while Sam is promoted to Captain, though Joseph is unhappy with some of the Guatrau's activities, namely sending Cylons to the STO but not to Tauron and placing money over blood. We learn more about the troubles on Tauron and its history, including the brother's own experiences with the Heraclitus troops and the deaths of their parents with ultimately Joseph playing the surprising role of shooter in killing the Herac soldiers. Meanwhile, Amanda's position becomes more precarious when Duram boss, Singh (an STO loyalist),...

TV Review: Caprica 1.14 “Blowback”

Warning: Spoilers Below the Cut! Caprica 1.14 “ Blowback” Plot Stacy leaves for Gemenon, but the ship appears to be hijacked by Gemenon religious fundamentalists determined to get STO members to recant their faith in their God by sending them out an airlock. It is eventually revealed that the hijacking is a test by the STO, and shows the fanaticism demanded of its members. Those that don’t meet this level of fanaticism likely end up dead. This fanaticism is further shown in Sister Clarice’s reaction to suspicions of a spy in her house. Fearing an STO sympathizer has infiltrated the...