Arrow – Season 7 Episode 5

“The Demon” Arrow continues to intensify the risk to Oliver Queen as his incarceration in Level Two continues as Felicity takes it upon herself to provide some outside assistance. Five completed episodes and Oliver Queen is still in prison. I must say I’m shocked that this story has gone on so long and I’m pleased…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 4

“Level Two” Arrow moves Oliver to another level of the prison which presents new problems for him as Dinah and Rene’s disagreement over what to do with the new Green Arrow comes to a head. The prison storyline has gone on for longer than I thought it would have and it shows no signs of…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 3

“Crossing Lines” Arrow continues to have Oliver Queen compromise himself in prison as Felicity’s obsession with bringing Diaz to justice grows. I mentioned last week that many TV shows achieve long term success by making minor changes to the formula while keeping things feeling familiar. The previous episode had a fairly standard Team Arrow sequence…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 2

“The Longbow Hunters” Arrow introduces the Longbow Hunters and plays around with changing team dynamics during Oliver’s absence. One of the best things about a long running TV series is that years of character development allow for a rich assortment of supporting characters capable of carrying their own stories. Most of the characters in this…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 1

“Inmate 4587” Arrow returns for a seventh season with Oliver Queen in prison, Felicity and William in witness protection as well as the rest of Team Arrow finding a place for themselves now that they can’t resume their vigilante careers. Season 6 was definitely an uneven season though it did have a strong finale that…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 23

“Life Sentence” Arrow closes out its sixth season with an F.B.I. team-up, a last stand for Ricardo Diaz, a possible status quo change and oh so many handshakes. The previous episode ended with a cliffhanger in the form of Oliver making a deal with Samanda Watson to have the F.B.I. step in to help him…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 22

“The Ties that Bind” Arrow prepares for the season finale by escalating the conflict with Ricardo Diaz and throwing seemingly insurmountable odds at the characters. The villains in Arrow have always been somewhat repetitive in their approach to taking on Oliver Queen and the people he surrounds himself with. This observation isn’t entirely a criticism…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 21

“Docket No. 11-19-41-73” Arrow puts Oliver Queen on trial and makes many of the other characters make difficult choices when they are made to testify. The trial story has been left on the back burner for so much of this season. It had gotten to the point where I was sure that the writers had…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 20

“Shifting Allegiances” Arrow brings Rene back from his extended stay in the hospital as Oliver tries to get himself an audience with Ricardo Diaz using some very risky tactics. Rene’s presence has definitely been missed on the show. The alternative Team Arrow just aren’t as interesting without him for some reason I have trouble putting…