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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on March 31, 2015

in News

news-and-notes-03312015Deadlline is reporting The CW’s still-untitled super-hero spin-off team-up show has cast Ciara Renée as Hawkgirl (whose complicated history and reincarnation will be part of the character)

Variety is reporting Arrow‘s Stephen Amell has signed on to play the role of Casey Jones in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel that absolutely no one is demanding

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Arrow – Suicidal Tendencies

by Alan Rapp on March 26, 2015

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Arrow - Suicidal Tendencies

Ra’s al Ghul‘s (Matt Nable) attempts to force Oliver (Stephen Amell) to accept his offer lead to more dead bodies with green arrows stuck out of their chests. Pledging to bring the vigilante to justice, Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) takes his new A.T.O.M. suit for a spin only to discover the true identity of the man under the hood. Despite a pair of confrontations, both in and out of costume, the heroes eventually come to an understanding although the episode’s closing scene suggests thing are going to get far worse for Oliver and his friends before the situation with the League of Assassins is resolved.

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Arrow 2.5 #6

by Alan Rapp on March 22, 2015

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Arrow 2.5 #6Taking place before the events of Arrow‘s Third Season Arrow 2.5 has dealt predominantly with the fallout of Season Two and a new villain taking on the role of Brother Blood. Arrow 2.5 #6 shifts away from that storyline to focus on the ongoing back-up story involving a madman in Kahndaq who has come to the attention of Amanda Waller and A.R.G.U.S.

With Lyla pregnant Diggle agrees to lead the Suicide Squad into Kahndaq, rescue a group of schoolgirl hostages, and bring Khem-Adam to justice. Diggle’s team includes Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, and former Kahndaq terrorist leader Ravan. However they aren’t the only ones seeking an audience with a terrorist who believed he has been resurrected and empowered by old gods to save his nation. Nyssa and Sara want a word as well.

The shared Arrow/The Flash hasn’t made a decision about where it comes down on magic. Arrow 2.5 #6 teases us with the possibility of Black Adam without making any firm decisions about how powerful the madman has become or what Ra’s al Ghul wants from him. For fans.

[DC, $2.99]

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Arrow – The Offer

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2015

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Arrow - The Offer

Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns home to Starling City with Diggle (David Ramsey) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to think long and hard about the offer from Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable). Receiving a frosty reception from Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who now knows the truth about Sara‘s death, watching Thea (Willa Holland) continue to struggle with what Malcolm has done to her, and learning about Felicity‘s (Emily Bett Rickards) romantic relationship with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), combined with the self-doubt of whether or not he’s actually made a difference in the city, lead Oliver to seriously consider Ra’s offer to take his place as the new head of the League of Assassins.

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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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