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Arrow – The Thanatos Guild

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – The Thanatos Guild
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Arrow - The Thanatos Guild television review

An offshoot of the League of Assassins created by Malcolm Merlyn before his death arrive in town for Thea (Willa Holland) and a map her father left behind. The Thanatos Guild believes Thea is the key to unlocking a great prize Merlyn discovered shortly before his death. The arrival of Nyssa (Katrina Law), another former daughter of the demon who understands Thea’s desire to distance herself from that life, helps persuade Thea to fight rather than run, but uncovering just what the Guild is after will change Thea’s destiny. The episode’s B-story feels mainly like filler as Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) investigate corruption in the police department.

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Arrow – Doppelganger

by Alan Rapp on March 12, 2018

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There’s a shake-up in Star City as Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) comes forward pretending to be this world’s Laurel Lance putting Oliver (Stephen Amell) in a tough spot and preventing Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) from taking revenge on the super-villain for her recent actions. Meanwhile, Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) consolidates his power and influence in the corrupt police force apparently leaving him as the major villain over the remainder of the season. Add to that the return of Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), captured by Diaz’s cronies, and there’s plenty for Team Arrow to deal with.

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Arrow – Divided / We Fall

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – Divided / We Fall
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Arrow - Divided / We Fall television review

Returning from mid-season hiatus, the first two episodes of Arrow heat-up the fight between Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and the team led by Cayden James (Michael Emerson) who is so overconfident after fracturing Team Arrow he reveals the full roster of baddies under his control before hijacking Star City’s infrastructure and holding it for ransom to the tune of $10 million a day. The episodes also reveals James’ reasoning for attacking Oliver’s city, although it appears the villain is blaming the wrong bow-and-arrow wielder for the death of son. Despite bending to the terrorist’s demands, the latest piece of information may offer Oliver an out if it turns our he can’t defeat the villain as either the mayor or its hooded vigilante.

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4
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Legends of Tomorrow - Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4 TV review

The four-part crossover concludes with the death of one of the Legends (helping the show write off the character of Firestorm which it never learned to use properly), the arrival of the other Legends (better late than never), and our heroes’ return to Earth-One for a final confrontation with the Earth-X invaders. Keeping half the Legends in reserve until the final episode does help boost our heroes numbers in the final episode, but is a disservice to Ray (Brandon Routh) who, given his tenure in the Arrowverse, certainly draws the shortest straw this time around. The death of Stein (Victor Garber) is hardly surprising, but how he is kept alive from his critical wounds at the beginning of the episode, and his sacrifice, both work well.

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The Flash – Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2017

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  • Title: The Flash – Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3
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The Flash - Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3 TV review

Things are looking pretty bleak for our heroes at the beginning of “Part 3” (and aren’t a whole hell of a lot better by the end). Most of our leads are captured and imprisoned on Earth-X, the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) is preparing to carve out Supergirl‘s (Melissa Benoist) heart, and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and the Arrow B-team are trapped in the particle accelerator. Enter Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). Well, a new version at least (complete with his comic book trademark glasses the previous Earth-One Cold was too cool to wear). We also get a new hero in the Ray (Russell Tovey), a grizzled General Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), and a last-ditch plan for our heroes to make it back to their Earth before it is too late.

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