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Houdini & Doyle S01E09 “Necromanteion” REVIEW

Houdini & Doyle S01E09 “Necromanteion” REVIEW
Houdini & Doyle S01E09 “Necromanteion” REVIEW Airing in the UK on ITV Encore, Thursdays at 9pm Writers: Melissa Byer, Treena Hancock Director: Jeff Renfroe   Essential plot points: At Falcroft Manor in Canada, Clara Reid awakes to find her husband stabbed to death and pinned to the wall via three swords. She tells the police that a poltergeist that haunts the house which was responsible, but they believe she did it and arrest her. Doyle... 

Arrow S04E19 “Canary Cry” REVIEW

Arrow S04E19 “Canary Cry” REVIEW
Arrow S04E19 “Canary Cry” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Weds 8pm Writers: Wendy Mericle and Beth Schwartz Director: Laura Belsey   Essential plot points: A heartbroken Quentin Lance arrives at the hospital too late – Laurel has died. And after Andy’s betrayal, Lyla has put protection on his family, and moved herself and baby Sara into a safe house to keep them from HIVE. Oliver tries to tell a grief stricken Diggle Laurel’s... 

Houdini & Doyle S01E08 “Strigoi” REVIEW

Houdini & Doyle S01E08 “Strigoi” REVIEW
Houdini & Doyle S01E08: “Strigoi” Review Airing in the UK on ITV Encore, Thursdays at 9pm Writer: Carl Binder Director: Robert Lieberman   Essential plot points: Bram Stoker is being stalked through London one night. In panic, he drops a glass jar that appears to be full of blood, before pitching up at the home of his friend Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle escorts him home – where they find Stoker’s maid dead, staked through the heart. Houdini... 

Arrow S04E18 “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” REVIEW

Arrow S04E18 “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” REVIEW
Arrow S04E18 “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Weds 8pm Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu Director: Rob Hardy Essential plot points: Andy retrieves his gun from John Diggle’s safe, then reveals to his brother that Malcolm Merlyn approach him to help break Damien out of prison by hijacking a shipment of Paveway missiles. Oliver, Thea and Laurel attend Ruvé’s acceptance speech after winning the mayoral election... 

Houdini & Doyle S01E07 “Bedlam” REVIEW

Houdini & Doyle S01E07 “Bedlam” REVIEW
Houdini & Doyle S01E07: “Bedlam” REVIEW Airing in the UK on ITV Encore, Thursdays at 9pm Writers: David Titcher Director: Robert Lieberman   Essential plot points: A disturbed young woman taking confession begins talking in tongues and attacks the priest, before painfully contorting herself backwards and dying. Doyle is drinking heavily and suffering from writer’s block, troubled by an offer to purchase his childhood home. He... 

Arrow S04E17 “Beacon Of Hope” REVIEW

Arrow S04E17 “Beacon Of Hope” REVIEW
Arrow S04E17: “Beacon Of Hope” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Weds 8pm Writers: Ben Sokolowski, Brian Ford Sullivan Director: Michael Schultz   Essential plot points: The Flash series one villain Brie Larvan (the Bug-Eyed Bandit) escapes from Iron Heights Prison after hacking her parole date. Thea’s boyfriend, and Oliver’s ex-campaign manager, Alex, has a job interview with Ruve. Laurel suggests putting him up for the new PR chief... 

Houdini & Doyle S01E06 “The Monsters of Nethermoor” Review

Houdini & Doyle S01E06 “The Monsters of Nethermoor” Review
Houdini & Doyle S01E06 “The Monsters of Nethermoor” Review Airing in the UK on ITV Encore, Thursdays at 9pm Writer: Nazrin Choudhury Director: Ed Bazalgette   Essential plot points: A young couple, Daniel and Rosie Berry, are lying back in the countryside at night, talking about their future, when a ball of flames streaks overhead and crashes into a nearby hill. They go to investigate, and strange grey creatures overwhelm them. The... 

Arrow S04E16 “Broken Hearts” REVIEW

Arrow S04E16 “Broken Hearts” REVIEW
Arrow S04E16: “Broken Hearts” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Weds 8pm Writers: Rebecca Bellotto, Nolan Dunbar Director: John Showalter   Essential plot points: Cupid, having been released by ARGUS, threatens a young couple who are tied up, then shoots them both with arrows through the heart after making them declare their love for each other, repeating Deadshot’s words that, “Love is a bullet to the brain”. Damien Darhk’s... 

Houdini & Doyle S01E05 “The Curse of Korzha” REVIEW

Houdini & Doyle S01E05 “The Curse of Korzha” REVIEW
Houdini & Doyle S01E05 “The Curse of Korzha ” REVIEW   Airing in the UK on ITV Encore, Thursdays at 9pm Writer: Joshua Brandon Director: Ed Bazalgette   Essential plot points: A foreign medium, Madame Korzha, leads Gudgett and a crowd of police officers into a sewer, after being guided there by spirits. Inside they find a kidnapped girl, Julia Hargreaves, with a message written in blood on the wall: NO INNOCENCE. Houdini is... 

Arrow S04E15 “Taken” REVIEW

Arrow S04E15 “Taken” REVIEW
Arrow S04E15 “Taken” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Weds 8pm Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu, Brian Ford Sullivan Director: Gregory Smith   Essential plot points: Oliver and Curtis’s husband Paul try to help Felicity at physical therapy as she attempts to walk, following the implanting of Curtis’s chip. However, it proves too much for her. Paul tells her not to be disheartened, and that the human body needs time to adapt. Leaving... 
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