Author Archives: Eric Rodriguez
Season 1, Episode 5 – Marion finds talent for Sun Records as Sam considers packing up and returning to Birmingham. Elvis wants to make a record to give his mama for her birthday. Johnny Cash proposes to Vivian. Dewey lets a naughty word slip and gets busted by the FCC while Col. Parker makes more bad bets and a costly mistake.
Season 5, Episode 3 – The Americans break into a secret Oklahoma lab, building their case of a United States sponsored grain-terror plot to starve the Russian people. Oleg investigates food shortages in Moscow and receives an extortion tape form the CIA. Paige uses her new emotional control trick while out on a date with Matthew and Mischa works his way through the Iron Curtain.
Season 7, Episode 14 – The Walking Dead relies on Rosita and Sasha to drive the action while Maggie continues her path to leadership. Meanwhile, Daryl avoids talking with Maggie until Saviors spring a surprise visit while Hilltop loses one of its most valuable residents and Eugene is forced to make a life-changing decision.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Elvis makes his first stop at Sun Records while Sam takes drastic measures to deal with his destructive behavior. Jerry Lee and Jimmy Swaggart compete for Peggy. Col. Parker gets creative generating revenue at Hank Snow concerts and Johnny Cash travels to an East Berlin brothel for his first time.
Season 1, Episode 18 – Lethal Weapon wraps its first season with a prisoner hijack, prisoner torture, a chase, more torture, a spectacular high fall into raging rapids, some dramatic revelations and betrayal, followed by more torture and a fight. No one in this finale is going quietly, except RJ who graduates high school and misses out on popping a tent with dad.
Season 5, Episode 2 – The Americans keep watch on Alexei Morozov as he travels to secret farms in Illinois. Stan has a couple dates with his new love interest but gets pressure from the CIA to help recruit Oleg in Moscow. Elizabeth and Philip show Paige how to keep her head while she’s getting intimate with Matthew.
Season 7, Episode 13 – The Walking Dead ends Morgan’s era of non-violence when one of Richard’s schemes turns a routine offering into a bloody engagement and costs the Kingdom one of their favorites. Carol discovers the truth about her friends at Alexandria and moves into the Kingdom to help Ezekiel prepare his people to fight the Saviors.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Ike Turner brings his band to Sun Records to make a record exactly when Sam is desperate for a hit, but he tries a different label when Joe Bihari stops returning his calls. Johnny Cash sings at Oktoberfest while stationed in Germany and begins writing about his prison. Elvis follows his love for the music that moves him.
Season 1, Episode 17 – Riggs and Murtaugh face a rogue Lethal Weapon who targets a young woman and her baby. Agent Palmer goes missing when she gets involved with the case and discovers new information about Miranda’s death that could devastate her relationship with Riggs. Trish gets an incredible job offer from a former client billionaire.
Season 5, Episode 1 – The Americans return with a new mission that requires a new son, meanwhile Paige still causes concern as she pursues her relationship with Matthew Beeman. Oleg returns to the Soviet Union and begins his new job and Philip’s estranged son goes on the run. Someone makes a deadly mistake while digging up William Crandall’s corpse.
Season 7, Episode 12 – Rick and Michonne find The Walking Dead at a carnival that offers fun and much needed supplies, but things don’t go as planned when Rick tries to corral the walkers into safe little groups. Rosita continues her renegade plan to assassinate Negan and turns to a skillful ally. Tara struggles with the promise she made with Oceanside as the need for weapons intensifies.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Sam records B.B. King at Sun Records and pitches his own local find while struggling to keep the lights on at the studio. Marion wants to define their relationship while Becky holds the family together. Johnny Cash heads off to basic training and young Jerry Lee Lewis tries to sneak into his uncle’s nightclub to hear some good music.
Season 7, Episode 11 – Negan asks Eugene to improve The Walking Dead for his defenses. Dwight gets blamed and punished for Daryl’s escape. Negan sends Dwight to track down a missing wife but offers Eugene three of his wives for entertainment. Eugene settles in as the Sanctuary Chief Engineer and all the perks that come with it.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Sun Records introduces us to Sam Phillips as he opens the doors to the Memphis Recording Service and begins to attract new talent who become some of the biggest names in music.
Season 1, Episode 16 – The Lethal Weapon team investigate an attack against a young college football recruit and his cousin. Murtaugh worries about Trish and their loss of income and considers taking a more lucrative security position at the local college. Riggs struggles with sobriety and his feelings for Agent Palmer as their relationship moves forward.
Season 7, Episode 10 – Rick discovers another community hiding from The Walking Dead and offers an alliance for the return of Father Gabriel and the imminent war against the Saviors. Richard loses his gun privileges and takes drastic steps to compel Ezekiel to war while Daryl drops in on Carol for cobbler and conversation before heading back to Hilltop.
Season 1, Episode 15 – Lethal Weapon adds another character from the movie series and brings Agent Palmer back to torment Riggs when a cartel informant is murdered before giving the DEA the name of their main money launderer in Los Angeles. Leo Getz helps Riggs and Murtaugh in some surprising ways when the Flores Cartel makes moves against a member of their team.
Season 7, Episode 9 – Rick seeks a combat coalition with the Hilltop when The Walking Dead returns from winter break. Jesus introduces him to King Ezekiel at The Kingdom and he plunders a load of explosives from a Savior trap on his way back to Alexandria. Rick discovers Father Gabriel missing and tracks him to a whole new armed community.
Season 1, Episode 14 –Dr. Cahill experiences life from inside a Riggs investigation when the Lethal Weapon team investigates the murder of Cahill’s new boyfriend. It’s all about secrets when Riggs finds out Murtaugh was also her patient. Murtaugh also investigates a much more explosive case when he discovers his daughter sneaking out at night.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Lucifer and Chloe search for the antidote to her designer poison. Dan and Ella help gather ingredients when Chloe passes out and goes to the hospital. Lucifer kills himself to return to Hell and question Professor Carlyle about his formula. It turns out, getting out of Hell is much more difficult than getting in.
Season 3, Episode 14 – A blackout turns the streets of Gotham to chaos while Gordon and Bullock search for Jerome. No more games, Nygma confronts Penguin about Isabella’s murder and puts his love to the test. Bruce takes an important step towards the cowl and cape while Kathryn gets his clone ready for a covert mission.
Season 1, Episode 13 –Lethal Weapon is all about grief management and revenge. Riggs can’t face Miranda’s family on the anniversary of her death and he feels guilty for living without her. Murtaugh and Trish are surprised to discover RJ has a serious girlfriend as he changes his college plans to be with her.
Season 2, Episode 12 –Lucifer and Chloe track a killer who is poisoning local college students and terrorizing others. Charlotte convinces Maze it’s time to tell Lucifer the truth about Chloe while Lucifer realizes his feelings are real and they can move forward with a loving relationship. Lucifer is crushed by the revelation and finds Chloe’s life in danger again.
Season 3, Episode 13 –Selina learns the truth behind Maria’s return to Gotham while Lee continues to cause heartache for Gordon at GCPD. Penguin loses his popularity as mayor after his on-air meltdown as Barbara, Tabitha, and Nygma subvert his control over the criminal underworld. Dwight leads Jerome’s cult in chaos across the city.
Season 1, Episode 12 – Riggs and Murtaugh both deal with life threatening situations when Lethal Weapon explores the bond of brothers. Riggs faces Trish in an arraignment when he arrests one of her most successful clients. RJ pushes to buy his first car while Murtaugh starts having intense chest pains, but tries to keep them secret from Trish and his coworkers.
Season 1, Episode 10 –Shooter Shooter nails the season finale with a massive shootout in the woods after Bob Lee rescues his daughter from the Russian Embassy where Krukov held her for leverage. Agent Memphis arrives in time for the assist and we meet an important, hidden player in the conspiracy, Agent Johnson’s new boss, and discover his secret alliance.
Season 2, Episode 11 – Lucifer wants to take his relationship with Chloe to the next level but is shaken when eight weeks worth of his sexual partners are called in for questioning due to a pair of recent murders. Chloe turns to Maze after a stalker leads her and Lucifer in the right direction while Charlotte and Amenadiel support Lucifer’s pursuit of Chloe.
Season 3, Episode 12 – Gotham enjoys a good economy and relatively low crime numbers under Penguin’s administration, but Nygma turns against him and builds a clever team to destroy his old friend. Selina reconciles with her manipulative mother with some guidance from Bruce. Gordon dodges the revenge of Lee and Carmine Falcone while one of Gotham’s most inspirational villains returns from the dead.
Season 1, Episode 11 – Riggs and Murtaugh trace the Lethal Weapon used to kill a Texas Ranger to their brothers at the Sheriff’s department and uncover a dangerous secret that could end Captain Avery’s career. Murtaugh stretches his integrity as far as he can to balance what’s right with what’s needed for true justice.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Bob Lee makes a deal with the villain Shooter for the safety of his family, Memphis is faced with dilemmas she never trained for and Meachum pays a price for his bad behavior. Julie proves to be a much more difficult hostage than Payne imagined and we lose one of the show favorites heading into the finale.