The Stranger reveals some truths to Jonas who must now decide how to proceed with this new knowledge and his father's map of the caves. Uncomfortable connections are also brought to light as Mikkel begins his new life in 1986. And while we've routinely questioned the Ulrich/Hannah relationship, learning the genesis of her obsession with him sheds light on her 2019 persona.

Episode Grade: A

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The Winden family mysteries continue to ramp up, but it's the introduction of Noah that alters the central focus. Is this the man to whom Helge refers when he says "he must stop," and does Noah have anything to do with the missing boys? And what is it that has Peter Doppler so spooked? Nevertheless, while couples all around them seem to be having their relationship troubles, Magnus and Franziska take theirs to a new level.

Episode Grade: A

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Mikkel finds himself in 1986, and after meeting his grandmother and parents in their younger forms, he's finally taken in by kindly nurse Ines Kahnwald. In an episode that further establishes the interrelationships that exist in the small town of Winden, the nuclear power plant looms in the background causing us to question whether it is responsible for the deaths of the cows and birds. Dark Netflix 

Episode Grade: A

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As the search for the missing Mikkel gathers momentum, the mysteries surrounding Erik, Mads and the recently discovered dead teenager only complicate the situation. On the other hand, it now becomes abundantly clear that we're dealing with time travel on some level, and when Mikkel finds himself in 1986, The Stranger's notation "When is Mikkel?" begins to make sense. Dark Netflix.

Episode Grade: A

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"Secrets," the pilot episode of the German Netflix series Dark introduces four families, the small town of Winden, and the dark past that no one seems to want to talk about. Already renewed for a second season, the series combines elements of science fiction, horror, and the supernatural to weave a fascinating tale.

Episode Grade: A

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As the world's technology develops at a lightning pace, science fiction television continues to explore both the benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence. Is it inevitable that those mankind creates will eventually rebel against the creators? Series like Battlestar Galactica, Humans, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Westworld, and Dollhouse intelligently explore these complex ideas as the reality looms just around the corner.

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The newest science fiction creation from the mind of Mickey Fisher (Extant), Reverie explores the rapidly developing world of virtual reality and both the problems and benefits inherent in this technology. Starring Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest), Dennis Haysbert (24), and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), the pilot examines what happens when users of the Reverie software program become trapped inside the program.

Episode Grade: Dave B-  Wayne B

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In the series finale, Echo and Paul return to the Dollhouse so that Topher can attempt to put things right and gain some semblance of redemption for his role in the present apocalypse. Priya and Anthony resolve their differences and set out to remake the world after Topher's pulse bomb returns the Dumbshows and Butchers to their original selves. Is the ending hopeful? That's up to the viewer to decide.

Episode Grade: A+

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Echo makes a final attempt to bring down the Rossum Corporation despite Boyd and Clyde's efforts to further a plan whose end game still appears rather murky. Episode highlights also include Anthony and Priya putting aside their personal aspirations to enter the fray, and Paul Ballard and Mellie enjoying a brief moment together before a jarring decision takes hold.

Episode Grade: Dave A+ . Wayne A

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Through a series of flashbacks, we learn the backstory of Caroline's relationship with Bennett Halverson (Summer Glau), and their attempt to bring down the Dollhouse. However, in arguably the series' biggest reveal, the identity of the "man behind the curtain" finally becomes known.

Episode Grade: A

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