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 8 Episode 1

“Starling City” Arrow begins its eighth and final season with a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of Oliver Queen’s crusade. TV shows in their final season often get nostalgic because they’ve earned the right to do so. Seven seasons on the air builds up a significant legacy and Arrow has always been good…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 21

“Living Proof” Arrow deals with the fallout of the previous episode while exploring Oliver’s tendency to fall back on his darkest impulses. This amounts to the second time that Team Arrow have survived an explosion that reasonably should have killed them. Blowing up a building that they all happen to be in should be fatal considering…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 20

“Confessions” Arrow has the team under police interrogation in order to piece together the confusing events of a mission gone wrong. I can’t help but feel that this show is playing catch up with itself at this point. It has taken so long to reveal the main threat of the season because of the various…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 19

“Spartan” Arrow introduces a figure from Diggle’s past and has Felicity consider wonder what her legacy will end up being. It’s definitely a cliché for TV shows to introduce parent characters in later seasons in an effort to manufacture drama in an environment where writers are running out of ideas. I don’t believe that the…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 18

“Lost Canary” Arrow delivers a female centric episode with Felicity scrambling to find Evil Laurel after she goes off the rails. The previous episode had Evil Laurel outed to the city as someone with ties to Ricardo Diaz. This episode picks up in the aftermath of that with Evil Laurel discredited and on the run…

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…