Hill Street Blues (1981) – The Second Oldest Profession, and Fruits of the Poisonous Tree

Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich and Robert Crais pen The Second Oldest Profession from a story by Bochco, Yerkovice and Michael Kozoll. It first debuted on 19 November, 1981. Bates (Betty Thomas) has a tough time when during a sweep of hookers, she allows a young woman to shoot up before being taken in, causing her…

Fringe (2011) – Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, and 6:02 AM EST

It’s time for Bell’s (Leonard Nimoy) soul to leave Olivia’s (Anna Torv) body but there seems to be no way to oust him from her body, and with him as the dominant consciousness, Olivia’s time to recover is running out. So Walter (John Noble) comes up with a shocking plan in Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. Written…

Fringe (2010) – Over There: Part One, and Part Two

The season two finale of Fringe got underway on 13 May, 2010. It was written by J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner, and Akiva Goldsman, who also served as the episode’s director. We know we’re on the other side from the beginning but the red-colored opening credits cements that idea. Peter (Joshua Jackson) joins Walter-nate (John Noble)…

Fringe (2009) – Earthling, and Of Human Action

The case that cost Broyles (Lance Reddick) his marriage resurfaces in Earthling. Written by J.H. Wyman and Jeff Vlaming, this episode first debuted on 5 November, 2009. When a strange, crumbling body draws the attention of Fringe Division, Olivia (Anna Torv), Peter (Joshua Jackson), and Walter (John Noble), Broyce has information to share about a…

Mission: Impossible (1971) – The Miracle, and Encounter

Phelps (Peter Graves) and his team work to convince the mob that one of its high-profile hitmen have turned against them by having a change of heart, literally. The Miracle was written by Daniel B. Ullman and debuted on 23 October, 1971. And no matter what I think of the episode (it was okay) what…

The X-Files (2002) – Providence, and Audrey Pauley

Series creator Chris Carter directs this episode, Providence, that he co-wrote with Frank Spotnitz, that concludes the story begun next week, while pushing the mythology arc forward with the super-soldiers, baby William and the UFO cult that wants him. First airing on 10 March, 2002, the cult, who believes that the ship they have uncovered,…

The X-Files (2001) – Empedocles, and Vienen

While Scully (Gillian Anderson) ends up in the hospital with a complication surrounding her pregnancy, Agent Reyes (Annabeth Gish) approaches Mulder (David Duchovny) with a case that may tie back to Doggett (Robert Patrick). Empedocles was written by Greg Walker, and first aired on 22 April, 2001. When an office worker, Jeb (Jay Underwood) is…

The Day She Died (2021)- S.M. Freedman

Dundurn Press delivers S.M. Freedman’s thriller, The Day She Died, to my summer reading pile, and it is a gut punch of a book, exploring dark secrets, while exploring the concept of forgiveness of oneself. It’s a captivating read that pulls you in, and drags you along at full-throttle on a white knuckle ride that…

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2009) – Daniel Alfredon

The third installment in the Millennium Trilogy, based on the novels by Stieg Larsson delivers a white knuckle ending to the film series that is just as engaging and character driven as the books on which they are based. Noomi Rapace returns as Lisbeth Salander, who is in the hospital, and then arrested following the…