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Arrow – Inheritance

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2019

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Arrow - Inheritance television review

As Emiko‘s (Sea Shimooka) relationship with Dante (Adrian Paul) is discovered, “Inheritance” offers flashbacks to Emiko’s relationship with the terrorist and his organization: The Ninth Circle. While initially appearing to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) stop Dante, it doesn’t take long for Emiko’s true loyalties to be revealed as she distracts the team large enough to allow the Ninth Circle to acquire the ingredients for Sarin Gas which they plan to disperse using the stolen drones. Despite the betrayal, Oliver continues to cling to the idea he can save his half-sister, but what he doesn’t realize is his sister isn’t working for the Ninth Circle but running it. It turns out she’s also the one responsible for the sinking of the King’s Gambit and Oliver being stranded on Lian Yu.

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Arrow – Star City 2040

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2019

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Arrow - Star City 2040 television review

Arrow spends an entire episode in the future with “Star City 2040” as Mia (Katherine McNamara), William (Jack Moore), Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones), Zoe (Andrea Sixtos), and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) rescue Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and race to stop Kevin Dale (Raj Paul) from blowing up Star City. “Star City 2040” features plenty of questionable old age makeup and future tech as the heroes are not only to storm the castle and rescue the princess but even win back an old ally to their side. Still, Dale has big plans for Star City and Archer (which looks to be the thread which will eventually tie events back to the show’s current storyline).

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Arrow – Brothers & Sisters

by Alan Rapp on March 6, 2019

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Arrow - Brothers & Sisters television review

“Brothers & Sisters” gets its title from the current storyline of Oliver (Stephen Amell) attempting to help Emiko (Sea Shimooka) and the future arc where William‘s (Jack Moore) struggles with the knowledge he has a sister (Katherine McNamara, whose conception has been confirmed in the current storyline). Meanwhile, most of the episode’s action takes place in A.R.G.U.S.’s attempt use Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) and the Suicide Squad to capture Dante (Adrian Paul). Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is less than pleased with the discovery that Diggle (David Ramsey) has let Diaz out of prison, and even briefly considers blowing the man’s head off (although apparently she’s far from the only one with murderous thoughts towards Diaz as Arrow finally seems willing to close the book on the character and move on).

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Arrow – Star City Slayer

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2019

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Arrow - Star City Slayer television review

There are definitely pieces that work in “Star City Slayer” but also just as much that will likely frustrate fans of the show. With a large portion of the episode set aside to deal with William‘s (Jack Moore) return, it becomes obvious fairly quickly how the character has been mismanaged up to this point. Not fitting into the show’s larger plans, the only available option is to ship him off to his grandparents while a villain’s attack helps convince Oliver (Stephen Amell) that it might be for the best (and help explain his disconnect to the city and his family in the future plotline). And for that villain, Stanley Dover (Brendan Fletcher) returns as the killer threatening Oliver’s friends in a crazy attempt to reconnect with his former prison buddy. Dover actually works fairly well here, especially with the addition of his paralyzing agent that leaves his victims completely at the mad man’s mercy.

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Arrow – Emerald Archer

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2019

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Arrow - Emerald Archer television review

Several familiar faces return for Arrow‘s 150th episode presented as a documentary (featuring alternate takes and camera angles of clips from several episodes over the series runs) about Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), vigilantes, and their role in Star City. Those returning include Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus), Barry (Grant Gustin), and Ragman (Joe Dinicol) who provide their own takes on Oliver and vigilantes along with interviews and sequences from the current cast of series regulars. And when Oliver puts himself in harm’s way to be lure out the villain of the week, the episode even offers the return of Team Arrow. The documentary-style of much of the episode offers its strengths and weaknesses, but overall the episode turns out well (and we do get more regular scenes between characters when not in front of the documentary crew).

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