With new characters and expanding plots, “The Scientist” is a fun episode that bites off more than it can chew.
For seasons, The Walking Dead has struggled with longer narrative arcs: the show’s been at its best telling smaller, contained stories, like the introduction of Woodbury, the return of Morgan Jones – or in recent days, Carol and Rick’s supply run.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about ‘novelty’ episodes like “Bedtime Stories”:
Never a fan of The Count in his season one appearances, seeing his face in the opening flashback of “State vs. Queen” didn’t appear to be a promising sign.
Although “Longest Night Ever” has its fun with the four male characters of its ensemble, it’s really a simple episode about masculinity.
With the Mother wish fulfillment journey on hold for the time being, How I Met Your Mother turned back to Farhampton for another round of unfunny hijinks, centered around Barney and James’s selfish competitions to get their mother to sleep with their birth fathers.
There’s nothing easy about endings – Kenny knows it, the writers of every comedy or drama in the history of television knows it, and as an audience, we know it.
By adopting a storytelling style more akin to season three episodes like “Clear,” the fourth season of The Walking Dead‘s has a little more breathing room for character development – or at the very least, some scenery for the actors to chew on, instead of the undead walking around the world.
Let’s face it: Diggle’s stories have never been that interesting.
As with many late-season episodes of Sons of Anarchy over the years, “Huang Wu” is about complications: specifically, the complications threatening the latest big, complicated plans of its leader, be it Clay or Jax.
“I’m tired of the way things are!” – Jess Day