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Arrow – Nanda Parbat

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

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Arrow - Nanda Parbat

Recent revelations and uncovered secrets prove to have consequences which will begin with Thea (Willa Holland) turning Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) over to Nyssa (Katrina Law) and the League of Assassins and lead Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to Nanda Parbat and face-to-face with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) who, rather than torture the archer (as he’s done with Merlyn), makes Ollie an offer he may not be able to refuse.

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Arrow – The Return

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2015

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Arrow - The Return

In an episode that flips the format of the show’s First Season Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to the island in the present along with Thea (Willa Holland) while we see lengthy flashbacks to Ollie working in Starling City for Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) during his missing years. The island storyline allows for the return of Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), who was freed from the A.R.G.U.S. cell by Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to teach Ollie and Thea a lesson, and another secret falling by the wayside as Thea learns just what a bastard her biological father truly is.

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Arrow – Canaries

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2015

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“What I know, Oliver, is that you started something, something strong enough to live on past
you. Question is, can you live with what it’s become?”

Arrow - Canaries

No more secrets. Finding a way to work through major plot points naturally over the course of a single episode “Canaries” continues a shift in the show as Oliver (Stephen Amell) must face the fact that the war on crime in Starling City isn’t only his any more. It takes a fight with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), an argument with Roy (Colton Haynes), and some sound advice by Diggle (David Ramsey) to force the green-hooded hero to realize the city and team he’s returned to isn’t the same one he left.

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Arrow – Uprising

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2015

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Arrow - Uprising

As Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes his journey home Arsenal (Colton Haynes), Canary (Katie Cassidy), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) try to keep Starling City from falling into chaos. With the police removed from the Glades Brickwell (Vinnie Jones) continues to tighten his grip on the city. However, the would-be kingpin’s past will come to bite him in the ass when Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) discovers the identity of Brick’s first victim. While the episode doesn’t deliver the teased team-up of Merlyn and Team Arrow in the end it offers the beginning of something even more intriguing in a partnership of sorts between Thea‘s (Willa Holland) brother and father.

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Arrow – Midnight City

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2015

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Arrow - Midnight City

As Oliver‘s (Stephen Amell) wounds are tended to by Maseo (Karl Yune) and Tatsu (Rila Fukushima), things continue to worsen back home in Starling City where Brickwell (Vinnie Jones) makes a brazen attack on city hall abducting three hostages in an attempt to blackmail the Mayor into giving the would be kingpin complete control of the Glades.

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Arrow – Left Behind

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2015

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“After you confirm that it is his blood you’ll exhaust yourself with conspiracy theories as to how
I planted it or how it’s all a lie. And after enough time passes you’ll be left with one
inescapable truth – that Oliver Queen is dead.”

Arrow - Left Behind

Arrow returns with the fate of its star in doubt for much of the mid-season premiere. Three days without a word from Oliver (Stephen Amell) following his showdown with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) makes both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (Colton Haynes) begin to question whether or not their friend survived his encounter with the head of the League of Assassins. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) both continue to hold out hope, although even Felicity has trouble believing in the chance of Oliver’s miraculous return after receiving Malcolm Merlyn‘s (John Barrowman) evidence to the contrary.

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Arrow – The Climb

by Alan Rapp on December 11, 2014

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Arrow - The Climb

Arrow‘s mid-season premiere means revelations and new danger for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) who is ordered by Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) to produce Sara‘s killer in 48 hours or the League of Assassin will start killing 50 citizens in Starling City to properly motivate him. Turning his attention back to Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Green Arrow will make a heart-breaking discovery about his sister Thea (Willa Holland) in an episode that reasserts Meryln’s behind-the-scenes machinations and delivers us Oliver’s first confrontation with this season’s other main baddie: Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable).

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Arrow – The Brave and the Bold

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2014

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Arrow - The Brave and the Bold

The second-half of The Flash/Arrow crossover brings Barry (Grant Gustin), Cisco (Carlos Valdes), and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) all to Starling City to help in the search for a former agent of Argus returned to take revenge on the organization that left him for dead. I’ll freely admit Captain Boomerang (Nick E. Tarabay) has one of the more ridiculous concepts of any Flash villain. He’s a killer with a boomerang fetish, but is that any more ridiculous than a hero with a bow and arrow? Presented here as a merciless and skilled killer as well as a battlefield technician whose arsenal includes several surprise trick boomerangs, the episode makes good use of the character by presenting him as a large enough threat that both heroes, and both supporting teams, are all needed to stop him.

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The Flash – Flash vs. Arrow

by Alan Rapp on December 3, 2014

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The Flash - Flash vs. Arrow

The first-half of the two-part crossover brings Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) to Central City for Star Labs help in identifying an unusual weapon used in a recent killing in Starling City. Although we’ll have to wait a day for the story behind the boomerang and the official introduction of Captain Boomerang on Arrow, the latest episode of The Flash does offer a different challenge to the heroes who struggle to work together to take down a metahuman with the ability to put his victims into an uncontrollable rage.

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Arrow – Draw Back Your Bow

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2014

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Arrow - Draw Back Your Bow

Of all the DC characters I thought about Arrow bringing into the fold I never assumed they’d use Cupid, but the character fits in rather well. Created in 2009 as Green Arrow’s #1 obsessed fan, Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick) makes her way to Starling City in the latest episode of the season as a former police officer with obessessive-compulsive disorder whose affections become focused on Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) after he saves her life during a flashback to last season’s finale. Reborn as an archer with heart-shaped arrowheads, Cupid returns to town to woo her would-be lover by killing a path through the city.

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