On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? [more inside]
Game of Thrones: The Spoils of War Show Only Season 7, Ep 4
Meera speaks to Bran. Jon gives soulful looks. Arya arrives in the North. Missandei explains herself. A reunion occurs on Dragonstone. Daenerys fights back. Jaime faces an unexpected situation. A shipment of gold moves around. Bronn does the thing. Dragons do their thing [more inside]
Elementary: Hurt Me, Hurt You Season 5, Ep 24
Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict. [more inside]
Longmire: A Damn Shame Season 1, Ep 3
Walt investigates a death at a horse barn. [more inside]
Legends of Tomorrow: Last Refuge Season 1, Ep 12
The Pilgrim begins targeting each of the team members, so they decided to take themselves out of time as babies. It goes as well as you'd expect.
Steven Universe: Keystone Motel Season 2, Ep 15
Steven, Greg, and Garnet go on a roadtrip out of state.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: US torturing of detainees, upping the stakes against Jack Warner Season 2, Ep 17
This week: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko warns Vladimir Putin likely to invade soon. Azerbaijan prepares to host the European Games, a new Olympics-style sporting festival, drawing closer scrutiny for their terrible human rights record. Canadian senators discovered to have spent over a million dollars of the government's money for things like golf and fishing trips, hockey tickets and holidays -- but spent $24 million to discover it. And Now: Newscasters Trying Not To Swear. The main story is on torture, American's attitudes and misconceptions regarding it, and how little has changed since we learned the CIA engaged in it, how it doesn't work, and why we seem to think that it does. LWT got Dame Helen Mirram to read key excerpts from it. YouTube (15m) And Now: Newscasters Not Trying Not TO Swear. And finally, an update on former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who responded (3m) to Oliver's Trinidad TV response (4m) to his video (7m). The "epic and dramatic music" in Warner's is Ash (3m), by The Secession.
Fortitude: Episode 11 Season 1, Ep 11
We started with ice, we end with fire. The chilling thriller concludes with a dramatic and emotional finale. Vincent faces a life-threatening situation, while Dan must make a devastating decision. Loose threads are sewn up, and our tale comes to an end. Who is left standing? Who will be back for the next series? [more inside]