Liir isn’t dead yet, technically. There’s a lot that could have killed him in the ten years since the death of Elphaba, the so-called Witch of the West, and the subsequent disappearance of Dorothy and the Wizard. The Good Witch has been deposed by an increasingly theocratic Emperor Apostle, who has built up the Emerald City militia for reasons unknown. Faceless bodies are cropping up in the countryside, and the Conference of Talking Birds is getting eaten, and roughly a third of Oz is literally on fire. But somehow, Liir—last seen alone in the Witch’s castle, with nothing left of her but a cape, a broom, and rumors that he might have been her son—he has survived all this and more, for just long enough to turn up comatose in a ditch in the middle of nowhere. (cw: lots of things) [more inside]
A megalomaniac has taken over the nation and launched pogroms against its most vulnerable members. Civic faith is at an all-time low, bringing the country to the brink of disunity. Party loyalists have been installed at the head of public schools, and the military is being built up anew for no reason known to the public. Not that anybody seems to care about any of that, except for the girl with no soul and green skin. Welcome to the land of Oz, roughly forty years B.D. (Before Dorothy). [more inside]
Angel: In the Dark Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
The first* crossover episode has Oz arriving at Angel Investigations, Inc.™®©, to deliver the Gem of Amarra. He's followed close behind by Spike, who indulges in a bit of torture before Doyle and Cordelia and Oz save the day. And of course, Broody McBrooderson decides it's better to stay in the shadows, destroying the Gem to prevent it from tempting him to be evilly invulnerable. [more inside]
Supernatural: There’s No Place Like Home Season 10, Ep 11
Dean starts on a new health regimen to help keep his dark side in check. Sam and Dean continue to search for a way to remove the Mark of Cain. While researching, Sam finds a video of Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day) beating up a district attorney. Believing there must be some explanation for Charlie's unusual behavior Sam and Dean begin to look into what happened.