Arrow – Season 8 Episode 4

“Present Tense” Arrow merges the two timelines and forces the team to consider the legacy they’re building with their actions. The cliffhanger in the previous episode had a great deal of potential attached to it and it’s great to see that no time is wasted in living up to that. Bringing the young characters back…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 3

“Leap of Faith” Arrow reunites OIiver with Thea on a trip to Nanda Parbat in an attempt to find out more about The Monitor. Having Thea back on the show is always welcomed. She has grown a great deal over the years and her presence on the show is sorely missed. It’s great that this…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 2

“Welcome to Hong Kong” Arrow continues its final season victory lap by reminiscing about the show’s third season as Laurel deals with the loss of her world. Many would argue that the Hong Kong flashbacks in season 3 are a chapter of the show’s past better left forgotten as time might be better spent on…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 14

“The Sin-Eater” Arrow deals with some lingering issues as Oliver’s accidental murder of Billy Malone comes back to haunt hiim while Susan’s research starts to become a problem. Susan has been looking into Oliver for quite some time and has gathered some fairly damning evidence of Oliver’s exploits. It is well known that he was…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 13

“Spectre of the Gun” Arrow approaches the issue of Gun Control when a man shoots up City Hall causing people to feel uncertain about how safe they really are in Star City. Approaching hot button issues on TV shows can be a really problematic thing. It often comes across as underdeveloped and/or preachy. Tackling these things…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 12

“Bratva” Arrow heads to Russia so that the team can stop the sale of a nuclear weapon to terrorists by the corrupt General Walker. I can’t believe Team Arrow are dealing with nukes again. Wasn’t the lesson learned last season about how bad an idea that was? This is something that should be beyond what…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 11

“Second Chances” Arrow concentrates on recruiting a successor to the Black Canary mantle as Felicity opens a door into a past that she thought had been put behind her. Laurel’s final words to Oliver were a request to make sure that the Black Canary legacy lives on. In this show it is very much a…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 10

“Who Are You?” Arrow returns from hiatus and immediately deals with the mystery surrounding the return of Laurel as well as how her suddenly being back affects the team. Laurel’s death hit the team in really significant ways so it’s easy to see how her return would give everyone some much needed hope after some…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 9

“What We Leave Behind” Arrow returns to the Prometheus story as his attack on Team Arrow escalates in a significant way. There’s a meme going around questioning if season 6 of Arrow will have flashbacks from season 1. This episode shows that this is almost a possibility but also that it can work really well….

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 7

“Vigilante” Arrow introduces a new rival for Oliver’s self imposed title as the saviour of Star City as Quentin starts to deal with his issues. I know I’ve said it before but I’m really loving the back to basics approach that this season has. Having Ragman around has shown us that the show is capable…