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Bringing the Golden and Silver Age character to the Beware the Batman universe while putting its own spin on his story, “Unique” introduces Manhunter (Xander Berkeley), a government agent kept in suspended animation for 20 years while evil scientist Dr. Anatol Mykros and his shadow organization known only as The Council have created an army of cloned automatons from his DNA.

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While Regina (Lana Parrilla) is tempted down a dark path dealing with Emma‘s (Jennifer Morrison) choice to bring Robin‘s (Sean Maguire) long-lost wife back in time with her from the past, the rest of Storybrooke has to deal with the other unforeseen consequence of Emma and Hook’s time-travel when Storybrooke gets a new visitor. Although Regina’s tale takes up a good portion of the season premiere, most of “A Tale of Two Sisters” deals with Elsa‘s (Georgina Haig) arrival in Storybrooke and the flashbacks with the Ice Queen and her sister Anna (Elizabeth Lail) explaining why Elsa walked through the door which Emma opened.

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With Katana (Sumalee Montano) attempting to stand-in for Batman (Anthony Ruivivar), Bruce Wayne takes some time off getting to know Harvey Dent (Christopher McDonald) and his head of security. After encountering Man-Bat (Robin Atkin Downes) for the first time, however, Bruce doesn’t waste any time in donning the cape and cowl and hitting the streets with Katana to find out who the new Bat-creature prowling the night of Gotham is.

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Clara‘s (Jenna Coleman) worlds collide when The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) shows up as her school’s new caretaker forcing Clara to apologize and make excuses to and for both men in her life. While not dealing with the deadly killing machine known as a Skovox Blitzer, The Doctor spends most of the episode insulting Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) who he cannot see as anything more than a soldier (which Danny hasn’t been for some time) and P.E. teacher (something he’s never been).

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Set three months after the events of the show’s Ninth Season finale, Booth (David Boreanaz) remains in prison for the death of three FBI agents. On the outside Bones (Emily Deschanel) gathers the Jeffersonian team to look into a 16 year-old murder in hopes of unraveling the conspiracy inside the FBI. Hodgins (T.J Thyne), Clark (Eugene Byrd), and Cam (Tamara Taylor) have their hands full when they discover someone to great pains to make it incredibly difficult to gather any new useful information about the remains should they ever be exhumed. Fearing for her husband’s safety in the prison, Bones also takes it upon herself to blackmail the Federal Prosecutor (David Fabrizio) in charge of his case to get Booth sent home before another prison assault leaves Booth with more than just scrapes and bruised ribs.

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Picking up a few months after the end of last season’s finale, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team remain fugitives from the United States Government as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. works to slowly rebuild the organization while remaining in the shadows. Since the time we’d seen them last May (Ming-Na Wen) has taken Skye (Chloe Bennet) under her wing to complete the agent’s training, Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) has left the team although the injured Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) still hallucinates conversations with her while trying desperately to communicate and complete his assignment which he could have accomplished far more easily before his brain damage.

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Picture Rizzoli & Isles mashed-up with Highlander (without the head-chopping). Ioan Gruffudd stars as immortal doctor Henry Morgan currently working as medical examiner for the New York City Police Department. Every time the doctor dies his body magically disappears from the scene only to reawake in the middle of the Hudson River. Using his extensive medical knowledge about death, while hiding the truth about his condition from everyone in the world except an old man (Judd Hirsch) he raised from infancy, Dr. Morgan uses his experience to help solve crimes.

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After spending the first-third of the episode on a fake reality used by Moloch to lower the defenses and force Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) into revealing information about an artifact the demon needs to lead his army into the Earth, the season finale picks up in earnest with Ichabod breaking out of his casket, reuniting with Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood), and working together to stop the plans of Moloch and the Sin Eater (John Noble).

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After living new lives provided by The Machine for weeks the team finally receives a new number. In his role as a narcotics officer, Reese (Jim Caviezel) joins Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to look into an Egyptian immigrant (Navid Negahban) forced to work for a small-time criminal organization needing the man’s skills to create a computer network safe from Samaritan‘s watching eyes in time for the biggest heroin shipment of the year. The group’s pressure, and Reese’s intervention, put the man’s teenage son in danger leading to Reese deciding to make several questionable decisions including enlisting the help of Elias (Enrico Colantoni).

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With the season premiere returning Sheldon home and introducing a new career for Penny (Kaley Cuoco), “The Junior Professor Solution” deals with the leftover fallout from last season’s finale and Penny’s future in pharmaceutical sales. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) returns to the university still dead set against continuing his study of String Theory. Much to Sheldon’s surprise, the university offers the scientist more money and a way to choose a new field of study but only if Sheldon agrees to become a junior professor and teach a class.

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