Arrow – Season 6 Episode 17

“Brothers in Arms” Arrow explores Diggle’s desire to take on the mantle of Green Arrow causing a major rift to develop between the the only two members of the team who go out in the field. Broadly speaking this season has been about loss, it could be argued that it has been about change but…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 16

“The Thanatos Guild” Arrow returns to the well of League of Assassins storytelling while saying goodbye to a character present on the show since day one. This episode is a difficult one to review as there is a lot happening. Thea’s departure is one of many things going on in this single episode creating an…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 15

“Doppelgänger” Arrow brings back an old friend as Evil-Laurel tries to assume the identity of Earth-1 Laurel in an effort to save herself. Evil-Laurel’s role in this episode plays out pretty much as I expected it to. She angles for sympathy from the press and the authorities while forcing Team Arrow to play along with…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 14

“Collision Course” Arrow turns up the tensions between the two teams when they come to blows over their differing views on what to do with Evil Laurel. The binary team dynamic has been a mixed bag since it was introduced but it has a lot of potential as it has built in dramatic possibilities. In…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 13

“The Devil’s Greatest Trick” Arrow ups the tension as Cayden James threatens to reduce the city to rubble with the bomb he has been holding onto for some time. This season has spent a lot of time focusing on parental relationships. Oliver learning how to be a father to William has been a running narrative,…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 12

“All For Nothing” Arrow explores the question of Vince’s loyalty as Cayden James’ stranglehold on Star City makes the overall situation more urgent for the two vigilante teams. Last week treated Vince as a risk. Trusting him to deliver accurate information and not lead either team into a trap had a lot of danger attached…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 11

“We Fall” Arrow starts to explore the dynamic created by having two distinct crime fighting teams in Star City as Cayden James steps up his criminal activities. I praised the previous episode for approaching the schism between the original members of Team Arrow and the new recruits in a really adult way. Emotions ran high…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 10

“Divided” Arrow returns from winter hiatus with a divided team, growing tensions and a group of villains working together towards a common goal. The previous episode ended on a really pessimistic note with Team Arrow split down the middle between the original members and the new members and a group of villains uniting in common cause….

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…