Posts Tagged ‘S01E03’


Episode: 103
Airdate: February 16, 2015
Directed by: Terry McDonough
Showrunners: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould
Written by: Vince Gilligan (creator) & Peter Gould (creator); Thomas Schnauz (written by)

Last week, Nacho [Michael Mando] gave Jimmy [Bob Odenkirk] an offer Jimmy felt he could refuse – but that doesn’t mean Nacho is forgetting about his plans for the Kettleman family. Jimmy, who is desperately trying to stick to the straight-and-narrow, finds himself suffering a major case of conscience, and the decisions he begins to make could have some pretty major consequences…permanent consequences. Click through for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 3 “Nacho” at length, as well as discussing ongoing storylines.>>



Episode: 103
Airdate: January 13, 2015
Directed by: Scott Winant
Showrunners: Tara Butters, Chris Dingess, Michele Fazekas
Written by: Andi Bushell

After the explosive (implosive?) two-part debut last week of Marvel’s Agent Carter, will we get more of the same in Episode 3? Being that Carter has only been ordered for eight episodes, and with the two-part opener we’re already almost halfway through the story arc, maybe tonight is a time to slow things down just a bit, so we can get to know the main players a little better. While tonight’s episode is more exposition-heavy, it still has its fair share of explosive action, and goes so far as to kill off a regular character, showing that its gutsy and gritty approach to secret service spy drama as evidenced last week is not a one-off blip. Click through to read my full review.

Spoiler Alert: This review will briefly discuss events of Episode 103 of Marvel’s Agent Carter, “Time and Tide”, and is written with the assumption that you are up-to-date on the series so far.


Episode: 103
Airdate: September 30, 2014
Directed by: David Warren
Showrunner: Matthew Miller
Written by: Janet Lin

Tonight’s third episode of Forever focuses on the theme of immortality. This is not surprising, given the premise of the show; but in this case, it’s the efforts of our ever-increasing aged population to find the secret to their own “fountain of youth.” But what happens when people taking a youth enhancing formula start to die? Click through after the break to read my full review.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Forever Season 1, Episode 3 “Fountain of Youth” will contain discussion of plot events in the episode. Click through if you dare.>>


Episode: 103
Airdate: September 26, 2014
Directed by: Michael Robison
Showrunner: Karl Schaefer
Written by: Eric Bernt, Craig Engler

While this could definitely have been a slice of “Philly Cheese Steak” based on how things have gone so far in the opening run of Z Nation, tonight’s episode may finally be showing hints of that thing the show has been lacking: a team-building episode that combines forgiveness, understanding, and a certain degree of kick-assedness that has, frankly, been missing so far. Is the show a contender with The Walking Dead? No, nor will it become one – but it might become something worth watching on its own merits, if the hints of promise here pan out. Click through for my full review.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review will discuss S01E03 of Z Nation, “Philly Feast,” including direct references to plot points and events in the episode.>>


Episode: 103
Airdate: July 6, 2014
Directed by: Jack Bender
Showrunner: Hank Steinberg
Written by: William Brinkley (based on the novel by), Steven Kane (created and written for television by), Hank Steinberg (created by)

Two episodes in, and I was just about ready to throw in the towel on this one. Does the third episode do anything different? Does it do enough to get me to come back for more? Click through after the break to find out!

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of The Last Ship Season 1, Episode 3 “Dead Reckoning” will include minor spoilers and plot points.>>

This is just a quick note to let anyone who is looking for these reviews know that they’ll be up in the next two days – I’m in the midst of mid-term essay grading, and work must needs come first! Come back later tonight or Tuesday (or apparently Thursday or Friday…) for my take on this weekend’s episodes.