Arrow – Season 6 Episode 9

“Irreconcilable Differences” Arrow heads into the winter hiatus with betrayal, mistrust, a wedding and a villain team up that promises complications when the show returns in January. Most of the above list is true except from the wedding, technically that happened during the crossover so this episode technically has the reception. Oliver and Felicity throw a…

Kneel Before Pod – Crisis on Earth-X

This year’s Arrowverse crossover has been and gone so Kneel Before Pod had to contribute to the discussion. Craig and Chris take up the task of talking through this historic TV event and have a great time doing it. The conversation covers the story, evil doppelgängers, headcanon, comic book events, use of characters and a…

Crisis on Earth-X- Night 2

DC’s Crisis on Earth-X continues with our heroes separated and captured by Nazis with little hope of rescue or escape. Going into the third part the situation is grim. Oliver, Barry, Sara, Alex, Jax and Martin are stuck in an Earth-X concentration camp while Team Arrow, Cisco, Caitlin, Harry and Kara are trapped in the…

Crisis on Earth-X – Night 1

This year’s Arrowverse crossover begins with a double whammy taking place in episodes of Supergirl and Arrow. Our heroes are forced to battle the darkest parts of themselves when Nazis from another Earth attack. A crossover like this creates problems for a reviewer in terms of how to approach it. I wrestled with whether I…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 7

“Thanksgiving” Arrow celebrates thanksgiving with an arrest, a change in leadership, setting up and ongoing plot and general friction within the team. This episode is where things feel like they’re starting to come to a head. It’s about the right time in the season for some of the setup to start paying off to prevent…

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…

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…

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 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…