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…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 20

“Genesis” Arrow starts building towards the finale as Damien Darhk’s mysterious Genesis plan start to gain some much needed momentum. That’s not to say it’s the main plot despite it being the title of the episode. It’s definitely in there but is largely only mentioned as a thing that is bubbling along in the background….

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 19

“Canary Cry” Arrow returns from a hiatus and completes the sendoff of a major character who met their end in the previous episode. This was quite a slow episode and it really needed to be as the death of a major character isn’t simply something that should be glossed over to the point that the…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 18

“Eleven Fifty-Nine” Arrow says goodbye to a cast member and finally answers the long standing question of who ends up in the grave that we have seen in flash forward scenes before this point. The question of who dies has been hanging over the show all season and has provided the writers with endless opportunities…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 17

“Beacon of Hope” Arrow decides to cut loose and have some fun for a change as the Brie Larvin aka the Bug-Eyed Bandit (Emily Kinney) puts Palmer Tech under siege looking for the same device that restored Felicity’s ability to walk. Brie Larvin was a less than memorable villain when she appeared on The Flash…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 16

“Broken Hearts” Arrow deals with the fallout of the Oliver and Felicity break-up while Damien Darhk has his day in court following his arrest. I’m sure frequent readers of this site will be able to guess what problems I had with this episode and you would probably be absolutely spot on. I’m not a fan…