Arrow – Season 7 Episode 15

“Training Day” Arrow deals with the teething problems associated with the entirety of the team coming to work with the SCPD causing friction between the two groups. In theory there’s a lot of interesting plot that can be mined from the prospect of a team of vigilantes having to suddenly operate within the confines of…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 14

“Brothers & Sisters” Arrow focuses on the importance of family and how these relationships define people in both time periods. The previous episode delivered the binary reveal of Felicity’s pregnancy in the present and that Blackstar is William’s sister Mia born to Felicity and Oliver in the future. These reveals connect the two time periods…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 13

“Star City Slayer” Arrow dabbles with horror when the serial killer targeting the team steps up his efforts as a couple of characters consider major life changes. One way or another family has always been at the heart of this show whether it be Oliver’s connection to his parents and Thea, his marriage to Felicity…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 12

“Emerald Archer” Arrow celebrates its 150th episode with a slight alteration in format and a suggestion for how the show moves forward. The documentary format has been used here and there in TV shows to offer different insights into the characters. The Simpsons “Behind the Laughter” is the only one that springs immediately to mind…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 11

“Past Sins” Arrow continues with the thread of Robert Queen’s actions becoming an issue that Oliver has to deal with in the present day when someone comes after him because of something his father did. For someone who has been dead for around 12 years Robert Queen still makes a significant impact on the lives…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 10

“My Name is Emiko Queen” Arrow returns from hiatus to formally introduce the newest addition to the cast and establish what could be a new status quo for the show. The final non-crossover episode ended with the revelation that the new Green Arrow is none other than a child of Robert Queen. Long lost siblings…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 8

“Unmasked” Arrow deals with the aftermath of Oliver’s release from prison by exploring what his life and the structure of the show looks like with the shift in status quo. In a way, Oliver’s imprisonment was a really simple solution to the problem of Oliver Queen’s vigilante double life being known to the public. It…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 7

“The Slabside Redemption” Arrow closes out the prison arc with the long awaited Oliver/Diaz showdown amidst an all out prison riot. Seven full episodes of Oliver Queen in prison was far more than I expected from this season. Of course a long plot doesn’t necessarily mean a good one but the writers have made good…