Fri, July 3
For most visitors to Washington, D.C., a stop at what literally is the city's center attraction is a must. This special traces its history, as well as those of such related landmarks as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. A major element of the Mall's background is the 1963 civil-rights march on Washington, whose symbolism has endured. So has those of such Mall-connected initiatives as the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Who says you can't have potentially profitable ideas when you're in college? Every one of the products or services pitched in this episode was originated by its inventor while he or she was still in school. One of the ideas is a scholarship app that causes major discord among the Sharks, who include Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. A Virginia couple uses the proceeds from the backpacks they make and market to offer microloans to others.
The president and co-founder of "Rocket Fizz" is stunned by what he discovers about his sweets-shop franchise in this episode. Robert Powells isn't happy to discover how archaic the company's handling of inventory is. He may not have a leg to stand on, though, when -- while going incognito as a worker -- he proves less than proficient on the assembly line at the firm's bottling plant.
In the new episode "History Rhymes," Amanda and Doc Yewll (Julie Benz, Trenna Keating) recruit the help of an Omec rescue party after Nolan and Irisa (Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas) fall into an unexpected (and possibly fatal) tour of their own past. Elsewhere, Stahma and Datak (Jaime Murray, Tony Curran) prepare to move decisively against Rahm Tak (Lee Tergesen), the general of the Votanis Collective.