Arrow – Season 7 Episode 17

“Inheritance” Arrow picks up the thread of Emiko’s dishonesty and introduces another clandestine organisation that represent a large scale threat to the team. This show really loves a secret society. We have seen a number of them over the years with each being more mysterious than the last. The latest is known as The Ninth…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 16

“Star City 2040” Arrow devotes an episode to the future timeline to explore Mia in a more detailed way as the deadline to save the city approaches. This show is nothing if not formulaic. Every season that has featured ongoing stories from a different time period has taken a full episode to further that plot…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 15

“Training Day” Arrow deals with the teething problems associated with the entirety of the team coming to work with the SCPD causing friction between the two groups. In theory there’s a lot of interesting plot that can be mined from the prospect of a team of vigilantes having to suddenly operate within the confines of…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 14

“Brothers & Sisters” Arrow focuses on the importance of family and how these relationships define people in both time periods. The previous episode delivered the binary reveal of Felicity’s pregnancy in the present and that Blackstar is William’s sister Mia born to Felicity and Oliver in the future. These reveals connect the two time periods…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 13

“Star City Slayer” Arrow dabbles with horror when the serial killer targeting the team steps up his efforts as a couple of characters consider major life changes. One way or another family has always been at the heart of this show whether it be Oliver’s connection to his parents and Thea, his marriage to Felicity…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 12

“Emerald Archer” Arrow celebrates its 150th episode with a slight alteration in format and a suggestion for how the show moves forward. The documentary format has been used here and there in TV shows to offer different insights into the characters. The Simpsons “Behind the Laughter” is the only one that springs immediately to mind…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 11

“Past Sins” Arrow continues with the thread of Robert Queen’s actions becoming an issue that Oliver has to deal with in the present day when someone comes after him because of something his father did. For someone who has been dead for around 12 years Robert Queen still makes a significant impact on the lives…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 10

“My Name is Emiko Queen” Arrow returns from hiatus to formally introduce the newest addition to the cast and establish what could be a new status quo for the show. The final non-crossover episode ended with the revelation that the new Green Arrow is none other than a child of Robert Queen. Long lost siblings…