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Cindy Cardozo

Cindy is happy to be a part of VitalThrills.com. Her varied interests include movies, television, books, and theater and has written for BroadwayWorld.com, BlogCritics.org, and other websites prior to joining the Legion. She believes in the power of art in all its forms to elevate the human spirit and when she isn’t writing, she is working behind the scenes in community theater and slowly learning to play guitar.

The Flash Episode 6.3 Recap and Review: Dead Man Running

Secrets are kept, and eventually exposed in this week’s character driven episode of The Flash, titled “Dead Man Running.” We get a deep dive into the psyche of our favorite snow queen, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker,) and are introduced to Ralph Dibny’s mom, Debbie (Amy Pietz) along with this season’s incarnation of Harrison Wells (Tom …

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The Flash Episode 6.2 Recap: Barry Faces Death in A Flash of the Lightning

What would you do if you knew you were going to die in a matter of weeks? Now add to that thought: what would you do if you knew that your death would be the saving of billions of lives, including those of everyone you love? This is the self-sacrifice that Barry faces in “A …

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The Flash Episode 6.1 Recap and Review: Into the Void

The Flash hits the ground running in its season opener, “Into the Void.” The episode is filled with black holes, both physical and emotional as Barry and Iris deal with the loss of their daughter, Nora. Starting just after the events of last season’s Legacy, we find Barry and Iris in S.T.A.R. Labs where they …

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The Flash Season 5 Finale Recap: Legacy

There were cheers and tears in the The Flash Season 5 finale, bringing the season’s stories of legacy to a bittersweet close. The episode begins with a voice over by Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) recapping her personal hero’s journey, while the scene picks up where last week’s episode left off – Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) jumps in …

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The Flash Episode 5.21 Recap: The Girl with the Red Lightning

Time runs out for Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) at the start of this week’s episode of The Flash, titled “The Girl with the Red Lightning.” It was a strong opening for an episode that had a lot going on. We see Thawne tortured with electricity before being carted away for his execution after 15 years …

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The Flash Episode 5.20 Recap and Review: Gone Rogue

Nora joins the Young Rogues in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.20. In an episode that feels light on action, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) embarks on a heist at an arms manufacturer with the help of Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty), Queen Bee (Emily Kinney) and Rag Doll (Troy James.) Barry and Iris are at odds about …

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The Flash Recap and Review: Secrets are Revealed in Time Bomb

One way or another, everyone in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.17, entitled “Time Bomb,” is dealing in secrets and playing with the truth. The episode opens with Eobard Thawne telling Nora that he does not know how to deal with this new Cicada that showed up in last week’s episode, and that the only …

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The Flash 5.16 Recap and Review: It’s All About Legacy

After a season that seemed to plod along in terms of catching the big bad Cicada (Chris Klein), this week’s The Flash 5.16 episode, entitled Failure is An Orphan, felt unevenly rushed as the big event approached. The episode starts with a conversation between Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh.) We learn that they’ve …

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The Flash Episode 5.15 Recap: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd

Kudos to the VFX team of The Flash for bringing this episode to life. The highly-anticipated showdown between Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and King Shark (voiced by David Hayter) only disappointed in its brevity. Their brief battle takes place near the end of the episode – with the rest of the night dedicated …

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The Orville Episode 2.6 Review – A Happy Refrain

I’m not one who goes for Valentine’s Day. So, if you are expecting a list of favorite Valentine episodes or cutest superhero couples, you can count me out. During the month of February, I’m more likely to roll my eyes or try not to gag when confronted with cloying television romance. I’ll stick to sci-fi, …

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The Flash Episode 5.14 Recap and Review – Cause and XS

This week’s Groundhog Day-inspired episode of The Flash, titled “Cause and XS,” could have been called The Do-Over. That is precisely what Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) got — multiple times — in this timey wimey installment. Nora got to relive watching her loved ones die one-by-one on Cicada’s dagger, and poor …

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The Flash Episode 5.13 Recap and Review – Goldfaced

In The Flash Episode 5.13, things are not going well for Team Flash. Once again, their plans have gone awry despite purposely putting themselves in harm’s way in order to catch the season’s Big Bad, Cicada (Chris Klein). This week, it was not only Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) with the bad plan, but …

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The Flash Episode 5.12 Recap and Review – Memorabilia

This week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Memorabilia,” teaches us that memories are not reliable. In yet another frustrating turn of events, Barry’s idea to reach Cicada by awakening his niece Grace from her coma goes predictably wrong, and the consequences could be dire in this timeline and in the future. “Memorabilia” opens with Nora creating a …

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Rent Review: A Look at the Live (Sort of) FOX Performance

The live broadcast of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent was a highly-anticipated event for theater fans everywhere. While many younger fans consider this show to be a period piece and others view it as too contemporary for their taste, this story of the struggles of a group of young people dealing with issues …

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The Flash Episode 5.11 Recap and Review – Seeing Red

The Flash Episode 5.11 was a lesson in the complex combination of fear and rage. Orlin Dwyer/Cicada (Chris Klein) has been laying low since Team Flash discovered his identity and he is mad as hell about not being able to visit Grace in the hospital since CCPD has her under observation. It seems that he has …

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The CW Network to Honor Women at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Given our polarized political environment, this year’s awards season is bound to be full of wishes and speeches for inclusivity and diversity. On the heels of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and despite a study that was done by Creative Artists Agency and the company Shift7 that shows that films starring women do better at the box office, …

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In Praise of Supergirl and The CW Network

2018 has been a tough year. Not only are we dealing with a divided nation polarized by politics and demagoguery, we have sustained losses that have left us reeling. As always, I’ve turned to my favorite network television shows as an escape from the daily bombardment of bad feelings I get from trying to read …

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