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Arrow – Canary Cry

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2016

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Arrow - Canary Cry

As the members of the team struggle to deal with the death of Laurel (Katie Cassidy) an impulsive young woman (Madison McLaughlin) assumes the identity of Black Canary and begins targeting those she blames for the death of her parents. Whether or not she stays dead, or is eventually resurrected like so many of the characters in the series so far, “Canary Cry” certainly attempts to sell the idea that Laurel isn’t coming back (even going so far as to publicly out her as the real Black Canary at her funeral). Cassidy does appear in the episode as we get flashbacks of Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel following Tommy’s death rather than scenes from the island this week.

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Arrow – Eleven-Fifty-Nine

by Alan Rapp on April 7, 2016

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Arrow - Eleven-Fifty-Nine

The latest episode of Arrow answers one big question while raising several others. More than once during “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” I wondered if I had missed an episode somewhere. Yes, I remember the team letting Andy Diggle (Eugene Byrd) out of his cage and deciding to trust him but when did he become a trusted field agent of Team Arrow? And weren’t we just seeing Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) mock Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and telling the would-be conqueror that H.I.V.E. was leaving him in prison and moving on with their plans without him? Why, all of the sudden does Malcolm want to help Darhk? And, as for the Diggle storyline, is there anyone anywhere that didn’t see how blatantly obvious his betrayal would play out?

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Arrow – Beacon of Hope

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2016

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Arrow - Beacon of Hope

Brie Larvan (Emily Kinney), the crazy scientist with a swarm of robotic bees, crosses over from The Flash in order to steal a valuable piece of technology from Palmer Technologies. Holding the entire building hostage, Larvan hopes to force Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to turn over herself and the experimental technology that allowed to regain the use of her legs. Locked out of her computer network and trapped in her office with her mother (Charlotte Ross) Thea (Willa Holland), Felicity and her friends will need help to make it out alive.

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Arrow – Broken Hearts

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2016

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Arrow - Broken Hearts

Cupid (Amy Gumenick) is a character of diminishing returns. By this point Arrow has gotten everything it’s going to get out of the psychotic love-obsessed archer, but that doesn’t stop the show from going back to the well once more. This time a grieving Cupid comes to town targeting loving couples. Of course this means the recently split Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will be forced into a contrived wedding setup to catch the killer.

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Arrow – Taken

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2016

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Arrow - Taken

The abduction of Oliver‘s (Stephen Amell) son William leads to major turmoil for both his mayoral campaign and his personal life. Given his recent struggles against Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), who uses the boy to blackmail Oliver into ending his campaign for mayor, Green Arrow reaches out to a friend who has a bit of magic herself in a mystic amulet capable of temporarily bestowing the power of animals to its wearer. Previously introduced in her own animated web series (which the show has some fun with), Vixen (Megalyn Echikunwoke) is brought to Star City in hopes that her magic might help Oliver put a stop to Darhk’s reign of terror.

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