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…

Kneel Before Pod – DC TV Crossover

The latest edition of Kneel Before Pod brought together me (Craig) and Chris to talk about the recent TV crossover event that brought together The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to take on invading aliens. It was exciting to see how these characters would work together in a sprawling story that takes…

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 8

“Invasion!” Arrow brings its contribution to the crossover event while celebrating the 100 episode milestone by looking back. Having the 100th episode fall in the middle of a crossover event must have been a challenging prospect for the writers as there’s the need to celebrate the legacy that the show has created while moving the…

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…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 6

“So It Begins” Arrow moves Prometheus to head villain position as Oliver’s past and present start to collide. Having Prometheus as a potential season long threat could be problematic as repeated appearances where his plans fail could result in him becoming toothless. Alternatively he may seem like he has no real plan if he is…