The Flash – Season 4 Episode 7

“Therefore I Am” The Flash offers a look into the backstory of this season’s villain, Clifford DeVoe aka the Thinker and suggests how big a threat he is to Team Flash. Last week’s episode may have been more or less a dud but it did have an effective cliffhanger that set up the beginning of…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 6

“Promises Kept” Arrow continues the Slade Wilson centric story started last week as Diggle’s emotional and physical issues start to cause problems for the team. The decision to move Oliver Queen into the background with Diggle taking on his mantle as Green Arrow was a brave idea since this show has been heavily defined by…

The Flash – Season 1 Episode 6

“When Harry Met Harry…” The Flash deals with Barry training the latest addition to the team when another Bus Meta makes their presence felt in Central City. Barry has found a new project in Ralph Dibny. He has taken it upon himself to turn an arrogant, self obsessed chauvinist into a hero and it’s an uphill…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 5

“Deathstroke Returns” Arrow explores the backstory of Slade Wilson when he asks Oliver for help finding his son and delivers the long delayed reveal of Vigilante’s identity. The relationship between Oliver and Slade has consistently been one of the more interesting things this show has to offer. It was established last season that the Mirakuru…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 5

“Girls Night Out” The Flash brings the female characters into focus as the budding newly-weds go on their bachelor/bachelorette parties. This show has always had a bit of a woman problem in terms of how the female characters are handled and this episode highlights this while attempting to address it. Iris’ Bachelorette party is hilariously…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 4

“Reversal” Arrow introduces a mastermind villain for the season and focuses on Felicity being overwhelmed by her various responsibilities. The title “Reversal” refers to the role reversal between Oliver and Felicity that defines this episode. Felicity is the one pulled in different directions by her commitments while Oliver is the one left to have dinner…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 3

“Next of Kin” Arrow toys with a new status quo when Diggle takes up the mantle of the Green Arrow as Oliver adjusts to life without a double identity. I mentioned last week how much potential the idea of Oliver passing the torch to someone he trusts while still being on the show has and…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 2

“Tribute” Arrow deals with identity as a concept following Oliver being potentially outed as the Green Arrow last week. This episode deals with identity in a very literal sense -with the investigation into Oliver Queen- but also in a broader sense. I’ll cover the literal first because it’s the most simplistic. Arrow has done this…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 1

“Fallout” Arrow returns for a sixth season and answers the mystery of who survived the destruction of Lian Yu at the end of last season. Opening season 6 was always going to be an uphill struggle for the writers of this show. Season 5 was a creative high and the finale numbers among the best…

Kneel Before Pod – Arrow Season 5

The DC TV Universe -sometimes referred to as the Arrowverse or the Berlantiverse- will soon return for another dose of superhero insanity. Before that happens; Kneel Before Pod just do a series of episodes on the previous seasons. The concluding chapter is Arrow season 5 where Craig and Chris do a quick round-up of their…