If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/25/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice

For the last four years, I have affectionately referred to Gotham as my favorite #SlowMoSharkJump, and it has been a great cheeky ride, but tonight our allegorical Arthur Fonzarelli crashes down to the water on those jet skis when the series finale airs. From the start this has been a tale about a select set of Batman characters: Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Jim Gordon, The Penguin, The Riddler, & Selina Kyle…who will become Catwoman. This core crew lasted from the pilot to now as we saw in last week’s penultimate episode, wherein they united to face down Bane and Nyssa al Ghul and the army they have co-opted control of.

Bruce tried to use the Joker’s old bombs to corner the army, but that did not cut them off from the Green Zone. Jim & Selina rescued Barbara and the baby from Nyssa, and he tried to have them all escape through tunnels. When Bane’s army showed up to kill Jim, the refugees stood in the way and the army refused to kill innocents. In the aftermath of this battle, Gotham was ready to rebuild. Penguin & Riddler vowed to be great villains again as Gordon was finally made Police Commissioner. Bruce left Gotham, seeking some sort of solace, leaving Selina only a note. She tried to head him off at the airport but failed.

Honestly, this could have been the last episode, but they wanted to fast forward the tale to when Bruce is fully Batman, hence tonight. I think we move into the future a few years, so maybe now the same gawky teen Bruce Wayne we’ve endured for years. I can’t wait either way and am mega-sad to see this show go. Guess we have Batwoman to look forward to at least!

On tonight’s episode, “The Beginning…” the series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. A series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and the Riddler are up to their old tricks. However, when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together an even more sinister plot targeting the city, and a new figure emerges from the shadows to be the hero Gotham desperately needs.

Meet the new Batman on tonight’s series finale on FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching the season finale of The Orville, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the second season of FOX’s The Orville comes to a close. On last week’s episode, Isaac was performing some time experiments when the ship came in contact with gravitational waves. This caused a younger Kelly from seven years earlier to appear on the ship – in her timeline, younger Kelly had just had her first date with Ed. Prior to this incident, Ed and the modern-day Kelly had discussed that it would be unprofessional to give their relationship another go while they worked together on The Orville. So Ed saw the arrival of the younger Kelly as an opportunity to give their relationship another try, and with his ex-wife’s blessing, he did so. When she first arrived, the younger Kelly was disappointed to see how her life had turned out – divorced and not even the captain of her own ship. But as she spent time with Ed and the crew, she seemed to appreciate the life she would have in the future. Isaac eventually figured out a way to return Kelly back to her own time. However, when she arrived back home, Kelly decided to change her future, and these new plans didn’t include a second date with Ed.

Assuming this younger Kelly was in fact the same one that’s on The Orville seven years later, and not just from a similar-but-alternate timeline, then her decision to forego her relationship with Ed and alter her future could have huge repercussions for those aboard The Orville. How will her decision affect the crew? In this new future, will Kelly now be the captain and Ed her subordinate, or will the ramifications be even more drastic? Will it undo some of The Orville’s big accomplishments, the disasters they’ve averted, and the treaties they formed over the past two seasons? I can’t wait to see how things are shaken up in tonight’s finale.

On tonight’s season finale, “The Road Not Taken,” the crew must contend with the disastrous fallout from Kelly’s decision.

See all the fallout tonight on FOX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces, Superstore, A.P. Bio, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Tacoma FD.

Jenny’s Choice

Some big happenings…well…happened on last week’s S.W.A.T.. We knew Mumford was going to retire, and last week, he finally did. He turned responsibilities over to Rocker, and it was clear that Deacon was regretting all the decisions he’d made that led to him not being named team leader. Rocker should do fine in the position, but I gotta feel for Deacon, who was passed over for Hondo’s position before for a reason out of his hands. This time it’s his fault, but still… The whole big group of them gave Mumford a little party to celebrate his retirement and time at SWAT. Before Mumford drove away in his hot sports car, he was surprised by a young woman who was there with her husband and baby. Turned out she was a little girl herself when Mumford saved her on his very first SWAT call (or first call as team leader, maybe? I don’t remember…). It was a sweet, emotional moment as she thanked and hugged him.

Also big last week was Hondo’s decision to foster Darryl himself. The kid had been staying with Hondo’s mom temporarily after Darryl’s mother was a bust because the man she was living with turned out to be a jerk (to put it politely), but Hondo was looking to find a permanent foster home for Darryl. Unfortunately, when he visited the one who’d volunteered, he realized that it wouldn’t be a good fit for Darryl – a safe home for him but lot of structure and rules and no love or warmth. Late in the episode, Hondo and his mother sat down with Darryl and said they’d like to keep him with them permanently. It was a really sweet moment. I know it won’t be easy, given Hondo’s work schedule, but it’s good to see Darryl doing well and being given a chance he wouldn’t otherwise have.

On tonight’s episode, “Rocket Fuel,” the SWAT team discovers a new version of PCP with ties to an escaped drug dealer who created a version that ravaged the city decades earlier. Tan’s personal ties to the case emerge when he brings in his mentor, Ben Mosley (Dominic Hoffman), the former lead detective on the original drug case, to help. Also, Chris weighs a major decision regarding her romantic relationship with Kira and Ty, and Hondo’s patience is tested by his new familial responsibilities.

To see if Chris makes a decision and how Hondo deals with the new responsibilities, tune in to CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Family Food Showdown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Abby’s , Beat Bobby Flay, & Impractical Jokers.

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