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…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 23

“Lian Yu” Arrow closes off its fifth season by focusing on Oliver’s final battle with Adrian Chase and bringing an end to the flashbacks. Last week set the stage for the conflict by outlining the stakes and setting up Oliver’s temporary team with the enigmatic cliffhanger showing him asking Slade Wilson for help. The opening…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 22

“Missing” Arrow sets the stage for the season finale when the next phase of Adrian Chase’s plan is set in motion and Oliver struggles to counter it. One of the most frustrating tropes in modern genre storytelling is the villain being caught because it’s part of their plan. It can be clever when executed correctly…

Kneel Before Pod – DC TV Crossover

The latest edition of Kneel Before Pod brought together me (Craig) and Chris to talk about the recent TV crossover event that brought together The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to take on invading aliens. It was exciting to see how these characters would work together in a sprawling story that takes…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 8

“Invasion!” Arrow brings its contribution to the crossover event while celebrating the 100 episode milestone by looking back. Having the 100th episode fall in the middle of a crossover event must have been a challenging prospect for the writers as there’s the need to celebrate the legacy that the show has created while moving the…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 1

“Legacy” Arrow begins its fifth season with Oliver struggling to juggle his responsibilities as Mayor and his role as the Green Arrow. This show has had a rough couple of seasons in terms of quality and the challenge has been how to bring it back to the storytelling heights of the second season. Last season…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 23

“Schism” Arrow brings another season to a close with Oliver’s ongoing struggle against Damien Darhk reaching its conclusion before he succeeds in wiping out humanity. This episode isn’t about stopping Damien Darhk’s plan as that happened last week so this episode is mostly focused on dealing with the problem of the man himself lingering around…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 22

“Lost in the Flood” The end of Arrow season 4 is almost upon us and Damien Darhk steps up his campaign to start the world anew with the rest of H.I.V.E. behind him. Darhk suffered a little bit of a setback last week when Felicity and Noah managed to lock him out of the control…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 21

“Monument Point” The stakes are high as Arrow continues to build towards the season finale with a greatest hits of villains introduced this season and last. At this point in the season bringing back a collection of the surviving villains makes a lot of sense. In terms of narrative economy it saves so much time…