Arrow – Season 8 Episode 10

“Fadeout” Arrow ends its 8 year run with the return of some old friends and a final goodbye for Oliver Queen. Planned series finales are difficult because the writers have to come up with a way to conclude a show in a way that proves satisfying for fans while also finding the right final words…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 9

“Green Arrow and the Canaries” Arrow spends its first post crossover episode laying the groundwork for an upcoming spin-off focused on Mia, Laurel and Dinah picking up Oliver’s crusade to keep the city safe. Backdoor pilots are a strange beast in television. It’s an episode of a show designed to set up a different one….

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 7

“Purgatory” Arrow continues its final season victory lap with the return to where it all began and a few blasts from the past in the mix. Could Arrow ever have ended without one more trip to Lian Yu? The answer to that is a definitive no! Oliver Queen’s island prison has been a permanent fixture…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 6

“Reset” Arrow delivers its take on a time loop as a test from The Monitor with the surprise return of an old friend to complicate the situation further. I still remember the days when Arrow was a grounded street level superhero show where you would never expect to see a time loop episode play out….

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 5

“Prochnost” Arrow chooses Russia as its next stop on the victory lap final season as the team works to assemble the necessary components for their God killing weapon. The arrival of Mia, William and Connor into the present day opened up a number of possibilities that can be explored. A final season should be about…

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…