It’s reunion time this week on the podcast, as Noel checks back in with Outlander for the first time in years just as Claire and Jamie reunite in the much-anticipated “A. Malcolm.” Has time made the heart grow fonder? Does the episode work as well for Noel as regular viewer Kate? How does this episode speak to the traditions of melodrama and romance, and just how prevalent are these genres on TV right now?

Before we dive in with Outlander, though, we talk through another fun week in TV. As ever, we kick things off with the comedies, including a particularly strong Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a somewhat mixed Jane the Virgin, Halloween-themed episodes of Fresh Off the Boat and Broad City, and another excellent The Good Place. Then we move over to the rest of the week’s TV, including a check-in with Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, a brief look at Queen Sugar and follow-up on Mindhunter season one, a loose discussion of The CW’s superhero shows (Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow), and a more in-depth chat about the strong pre-World Series hiatus cliffhanger episode of The Exorcist. 

Which musical-inspired Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song was our favorite this week? Which Huang best embodied their Seinfeld counterpart? How are The Flash and Arrow handling their overly large casts, and was that a flirt session between (former) Father Marcus and (Fish and Wildlife) Agent Morrow? (Spoiler alert: Yes, and more please!) Tune in for our thoughts on all of this and more on the latest episode of The Televerse.

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Spotlight: Outlander’s “A. Malcolm” (1:23:20)

Our Week in Comedy
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (20:55)
Jane the Virgin
Fresh Off the Boat
Broad City
The Good Place

Our Week in Reality, Drama, and Genre
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (56:24)
Queen Sugar (58:27)
Mindhunter Season 1 (1:00:12)
The CW’s Superhero TV Roundup (1:04:14)
The Exorcist

Music Featured: “I’ve Got My Head in the Clouds” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears; Excerpts from Bear McCreary’s score to Outlander, “A. Malcolm”

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