- The Librarians and the Echoes of Memory
- Deadpool, Meet Cable trailer
- Koshchei the Deathless #2
- Black Lightning - Black Jesus
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 09:00 AM PST
Picking up immediately following last week's episode, the season finale opens with Eve (Rebecca Romijn) stumbling through a dreary world run by "The Company" in which the Library has never existed struggling to keep the idea of it, and Flynn (Noah Wyle), alive in her mind long enough to find the Librarians (all of whom all only remember Eve and the Library as nothing more than a hazy dream). After finding her three friends, and sparking a glimmer of memory in each, Eve is captured and locked away in a mental institution with Flynn as her memory of the Library and the real world slips away. Thankfully, she's done just enough prodding to reawaken the idea of better world for the Librarians.
"And the Echoes of Memory" is a fun end to the season with a climax involving the entire gang together once again and manifesting the Library out of their own skills, knowledge, and love to shatter the dreary false reality that Nicole (Sonya Walger) forced onto the world. The finale's epilogue brings back the Toaster of Albuquerque in a nice touch that allows the show to get its cake and eat it too. Not only was Nicole a strong villain for the season, working behind-the-scenes to unravel the team, but here Flynn and Eve get to save her from her own torturous history and give her a second chance to be the Guardian she was always meant to be (and allow for another character's return for the long-awaited tethering ceremony as well).
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 07:30 AM PST
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 06:00 AM PST
In the second issue of the six-issue mini-series, Koshchei continues his tale. After making a pact with Baba Yaga, the warrior (and his few remaining soldiers the witch didn't kill) journey through a woods and beyond on their quest to kill dragons before a new generation can be born. Along the way they will meet Yeshii the woodsman, the grown human son of a cow, and a cursed man now living out his existence as a snake. They also follow a magical ball of yarn for a bit.
The odd journey will eventually lead them to the ruins of the once great Kingdom of Dragons, the unhatched eggs the witch told Koshchei about... and their protector who isn't so keen on visitors.
Although the issue ends in heaps of blood and death, Koshchei the Deathless #2 feels very much like a sunny fairy tale told by Koshchei to Hellboy over a cold beer (if beer actually gets cold in Hell?). Although the unstoppable warrior was successful in the first part of his quest, it appears that his tale is about to take yet another tragic turn. Worth a look.
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Posted: 07 Feb 2018 05:45 PM PST
When a dangerous new drug hits the streets and his school, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) hits the streets, including looking up an old friend (Jason Louder) who it turns out is the city's major dealer. On the home front the family drama continues with Lynn (Christine Adams) hating her husband's return to the spandex lifestyle, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reacting to Khalil's (Jordan Calloway) shooting by ignoring other responsibilities and Anissa (Nafessa Williams), inspired by the example of Black Lightning and emboldened by her new powers, decides to take justice into her own hands. The later holds the most promise, although the young woman's ability to process putting a half-dozen people in intensive care (if not killing them) certainly raises reasons for concern.
Meanwhile, Lady Eve (Jill Scott) orders Tobias Whale (Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III) to make good on the reputation built nine years ago when everyone believed he killed Black Lightning. Needing all the help he can get, Tobias brings in a ringer from Miami (Edwina Findley Dickerson) who suggests turning the city against its hero, starting with the crippled young student injured during one of the hero's attempts to save the day. If they can't take him out, maybe Tobias and the 100 can take Black Lightning down.
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