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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chp 644. The Designated Spoiler

It’s 2017 now. And the holiday breaks are over when it comes to most TV series. Sherlock is back with a bang with the usual awesomeness and a lot of twists and heartbreaks. I mean, it HAS to be awesome when it takes two freaking years to film just 3 or 4 episodes per season right? Will we see season 5 or not? Even if we do, rest assured it will happen only in 2018 or 19.

Other favorite shows of mine have started airing again too. Lucifer, Chicago PD, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Elementary, they’re all back with their latest episodes. I’ve stopped watching Criminal Minds though, which had been one of my fav shows for the past 10 years. Ever since Morgan left and Hotch was fired from the sets, the cases had all become boring and cliché. 

Suits is still on a hiatus, but for those of you who love Suits, I really recommend you watch Conviction which too has just started airing after the winter break. Similar lines and plot.

Lethal Weapon too is back, and at first I thought the show wasn’t going to work out, like that shitty MacGyver remake. What an insult to my childhood favorite show MacGyver that we used to watch back in Mizoram via Bangladesh channel, by simply twisting and adjusting our TV antennae :D

But in the case of this latest Lethal Weapon remake, wow, the chemistry between Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans was just as awesome as the original Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh – Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. And of course it feels a bit weird seeing the same actor in two different shows you’re currently watching. In this case, it was Martin and Roger’s captain Brooks Avery, played by Kevin Rahm who also plays as "Mike B" in Madam Secretary, as Secretary Elizabeth McCord’s personal friend and consultant. And then there’s also Amenadiel from Lucifer who is also in Suits as Jeff Malone, Jessica Pearson’s lover.

At the same time, it is great to see the same character cross-over across different shows. We see regular crossovers among casts of Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Law & Order SVU and the soon to launch Chicago Justice where detective Antonio went to join Philip Winchester’s team. But I think all of us will agree the recent Arrowverse Invasion! crossover was one of the best crossovers we’ve even seen, as heroes from Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl teamed up to battle alien invaders across four explosive episodes. Sadly, all four mentioned shows are still on a break and will start airing only from February.

Even with that, I am still in a very happy place because of the other new episodes coming out. But I do have an axe to grind. And that is regarding this new TV show called The Designated Survivor.

I am a HUGE fan of Jack Bauer from the "24" series, and when I learnt that Kiefer Sutherland was going to be in "The Designated Survivor" I was ecstatic. I loved the plot and the suspense within the show. And just before the winter break started, the show ended with a cliffhanger – Did the assassin manage to shoot President Kirkman or did he shoot somebody else because of the distraction caused by Hannah Wells (played by the oh so beautiful Maggie Q, anybody still remembers her from "Nikita"?)

And that’s what most TV shows do, you know, end a season or the last episode before a long break with a cliffhanger. End it in suspense so that many viewers will be coming back to find out what happened next.

Except in the case of "The Designated Survivor", somebody royally screwed up.

So I went to IMDB to find out when the show will start airing again. 8th March it said. I was disappointed it was going to be such a long wait. But what I read further below was even more disappointing. Check it out for yourself. Read what is written for the plot of episode #12.

Are you fucking kidding me IMDB?????

Now we all know who got shot. Thank you very much. Idiot. What a total idiot whoever wrote that piece is. We need Jack Bauer to kick the person’s ass thoroughly. That writer just spoilt all the suspense. To be frank, I thought it would be Peter MacLeish who was shot instead, since his cover was blown anyway. But now there’s no point in imagining anything. I’m not even looking forward to the March release anymore.


The only redemption and saving grace from this debacle is if Kirkman’s wife was indeed killed but she was not the one shot at the end of episode #10, but then why mention something like that in the plot of episode #12 unless it happened earlier? This is so crazy man.

Mizohican out.