American Television Shows, New Shows

The Enemy Within – Season 1 – All Eps Recaps

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Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, (Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) one of America’s most notorious traitors, is brought out of a Federal Supermax prison to help Agent Keaton (Morris Chestnut (Rosewood) track down the criminal behind a co-ordinated attack on three cities.

FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists the most notorious traitor in American history to help catch a spy.


S1, Ep1
25 Feb. 2019

Pilot


Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, one of America’s most notorious traitors, is brought out of a federal Supermax prison to help Agent Keaton track down the criminal behind a coordinated attack on three cities.


S1, Ep2
4 Mar. 2019
Black Bear


When a former CIA operative is murdered, Keaton enlists Shepherd to help recover valuable intel that could take down Tal once and for all.

S1, Ep3
11 Mar. 2019
The Ambassador’s Wife


Following the discovery that a U.S. Ambassador is selling classified intelligence to a Colombian cartel, Shepherd devises a plan to catch him that will push Keaton’s moral code to the brink.

 S1, Ep4
18 Mar. 2019
Confessions


When intelligence obtained by Shepherd during her stint is linked to a pending attack on U.S. soil, the team embark on a manhunt to find and stop a deadly international operative.

S1, Ep5
25 Mar. 2019
Havana


Once Shepherd convinces Keaton that Anna Cruz is a mole inside the FBI working for Tal, Keaton decides to keep his enemies close. With a fox in their henhouse, Keaton and the team spy on one of their own, hoping Cruz will lead them to Tal.

S1, Ep6
1 Apr. 2019
Eye of Horus
After a bomb explodes in Jersey City, the team captures a key planner who can lead them to Tal, the mastermind behind the bombing, leading to an urgent mission to stop another bomb from going off.

S1, Ep7
8 Apr. 2019
Decoded


When the FBI intercepts stolen NSA software intended for Tal, Keaton uses the technology as an opportunity to go on the offensive and sends Shepherd undercover. Keaton must choose between catching Tal or saving the life of an innocent teenager.

S1, Ep8
15 Apr. 2019
An Offer


Flashbacks to the past reveal the fateful events that led CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd to betray her country and the ensuing investigation that put her on a collision course with Will Keaton.

S1, Ep9
22 Apr. 2019
Homecoming


After a major Tal operative escapes CIA custody, Shepherd returns to Langley to help track the fugitive down. Shepherd and Keaton discover the CIA is withholding vital information on Tal, so they spy on the CIA to find out what the agency knows.

S1, Ep10
29 Apr. 2019
Chigorin


When a group of contractors working for the CIA is murdered, Keaton and the team discover the CIA is keeping secrets from the FBI regarding Tal. Shepherd’s ex-husband finds out that Hannah has been lying and visiting Shepherd.

S1, Ep11
6 May 2019

The Embassy


When a highly sophisticated Tal operative evades FBI custody and flees to the Swiss embassy, the Cointel team must go under cover. What begins as a smooth counterintelligence operation quickly devolves into a tense hostage situation.


S1, Ep12
13 May 2019

Sequestered


Keaton and his team are able to intervene and stop the assassination of a high-profile congresswoman. Shepherd interrogates the congresswoman, who had previously used Shepherd’s treason conviction as a launching pad for her political career.


S1, Ep13
20 May 2019

Sierra Maestra


Tal’s war on the CIA expands to two fronts. Keaton and the CoIntel team must locate the domestic target before Chigorin launches an all-out assault on the unsuspecting innocents. Shepherd convinces Keaton to let her go to Cuba to thwart Tal’s attack.

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American Television Shows, New Shows

New Shows – The Passage

the-passage-posterThe Passage follows Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a federal agent who works for a secret government medical facility called Project Noah.


Project Noah scientists have discovered a virus that might be the cure for all illness. They work against the clock to deactivate the negative side of its power – the infected are turned  into bloodsucking, clairvoyant, killing machines that the show calls virals – and decide after random unsuccessful tests that a child will be the perfect test subject.

Someone who won’t be missed by family or friends.


Wolgast is charged with bringing in a young orphan named Amy (Saniyya Sidney). His instincts tell him not to do it.


Brad’s attempts to protect Amy cause him go rogue, just as Project Noah is poised to bring about an apocalypse as Amy highlights in her voice-over during the first episode.


Based on Justin Cronin’s trilogy Passages but is very different that the books.

 

 

 

 

American Television Shows, New Shows

‘Castle Rock’ Review

With a cast assembled from the golden age’s best utility players, Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason’s spooky take on Stephen King’s favorite town is one enticing trip.

To say much of anything about “Castle Rock” teeters on the precipice of spoiler territory, since so much of the Hulu anthology series is inspired by preexisting properties, each with their own devoted fandom.
Within the first few scenes of the premiere, there are enough references to Stephen King’s oeuvre to keep Jack Torrance typing “all work and no play” until the homicidal maniac actually becomes a dull boy. Said references will go unidentified in this review, but known characters, events, and most prominently, settings, keep coming back up throughout four utterly absorbing episodes.

So it should be doubly encouraging to know what’s best about Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason’s follow-up to “Manhattan” is what’s new. The original stories told within Castle Rock — King’s oft-visited Maine town from novels like “The Dead Zone,” “Cujo,” and “Needful Things” — are mysterious and haunting; they can be unsettling

See full article at Indiewire Television »

 

 

 

 

 

New Shows

What You Could Be Watching

la-tv-diva-logo The arrival of Spring always signals mid-season for network television shows, and this year there is a raft of new shows bubbling below the primetime surface, lurking in the shadows, ready to come forth once the major shows are on hiatus. Here are a few of the shows we’re watching, now that the Season Finales of all our favorite shows are on the way.


KILLING EVE (BBC America)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also created and stars in Amazon’s sex-com gem Fleabag) wrote this razor-sharp witty, fun, show, based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. Starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Eve, a British intelligence analyst who’s bored at her thankless desk job and decides to investigate a series of murders she suspects are being committed by a female assassin – not heard of in the intelligence community as research suggests more murders are committed by men.


The titular Eve makes it her business to investigate, and gets in trouble for running an unsanctioned investigation and is fired. However, she is quickly re-hired covertly to run an investigation to track down and apprehend the assassin.


The assassin, Villanelle (The White Princess‘ Jodie Comer), is a highly skilled contract killer with a penchant for group sex; in contrast to Eve’s boring marriage. Villanelle is a bit of a show off, which the investigators hope will lead to her capture, but as she steadily commits elaborate schemes to effect her crimes, and is armed with a brazen self-confidence, convinced she can’t be caught; we do wonder how long it will be before Villanelle kills Eve.


There are only eight episodes in this first run.


THE RESIDENT (FOX)

The cure for medical-show fatigue is The Resident, about a doctor supervising interns at a hospital. The Resident takes a hard look at the thorny ethical issues surrounding today’s health-care providers, and delivers a refreshing jolt of darkness to a genre that’s too often swimming in schmaltz.


The hospital’s renowned chief of surgery, Dr. Bell (Bruce Greenwood) botches a routine appendectomy, killing the patient, and then bullies his nurses into covering it up; but behind his back, his doctors and nurses are snickering about his shaky hands. Greenwood cleverly creates the type of icy villain we don’t normally get to see on hospital shows.


Bell’s main rival is hotshot resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (The Good Wife‘s Matt Czuchry). Czuchry walks a fine line between charismatic and obnoxious but brings a rugged antihero edge to the role, and Conrad’s ethical debates with Dr. Bell, where he stands toe-to-toe with his superior and challenges his decisions, are a highlight.


Emily VanCamp (Revenge) stars as nurse Nic; she seems to give Conrad pep talks every episode.


Episode 2 brings in an oncologist played by Providence vet Melina Kanakaredes.


Not all TV doctors have to be perfect, and The Resident goes a long way to expose each character’s flaws.