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Justice League Action – Party Animal

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2018

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Justice League Action - Party Animal television review

The holiday-themed “Party Animals” gives us a look at the Justice League at Green Arrow‘s (Chris Diamantopoulos) Christmas party. Even Batman (Kevin Conroy) makes an appearance, when the Flash (Charlie Schlatter) learns that the Dark Knight’s attendance is all the Emerald Archer wants for the holiday and decides to kidnap Batman at super-speed. The party is interrupted by the appearance of Plastic Man (Dana Snyder) who brings the tranked-out Solomon Grundy (Fred Tatasciore), captured earlier in the episode, as his guest. Grundy’s outburst, and the sequence of events which follow offer the true meaning of the holiday. Green Arrow’s insistence on letting the events play out even earns him some appreciation from Batman (and what more could Ollie ask for?).

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Arrow – The Demon

by Alan Rapp on November 14, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – The Demon
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Arrow - The Demon television review

The season’s theme of unexpected alliances continues as Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds an old frenemy on Level 2, and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) enlists the help of both Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) to discover what off-the-books experiments Dr. Jarrett Parker (Jason E. Kelley) is doing with inmates on a facility the prison doesn’t even admit exists. Although the show has really short-changed the character, the return of Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) offers some nice prison escape fight sequences and helps give closure to Talia’s storyline (and continue to tease a Batman connection to the Arrowverse that The CW has shown no actual interest in ever exploring). The torture Oliver endures also opens a new possible legal recourse to get him out of prison.

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Arrow – Level Two

by Alan Rapp on November 6, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – Level Two
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Arrow - Level Two television review

Like many of his previous plans, Oliver (Stephen Amell) getting thrown into Level Two of Slabside Maximum Security Prison doesn’t go exactly according to plan as he spends the episode in a battle of wills with Dr. Jarrett Parker (Jason E. Kelley) who uses a variety of methods including starvation, sound torture, drugs, and shock therapy in an attempt to break the prisoner’s will. It sounds like the good doctor hasn’t done his research about just who he’s dealing with (didn’t he watch the first six seasons of the show?). While presenting himself as someone trying to help Oliver, there’s more than a little of Dr. Hugo Strange in Dr. Parker’s methods.

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Arrow – Crossing Lines

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – Crossing Lines
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Arrow - Crossing Lines television review

“Crossing Lines” is the weakest episode of the new season as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) gets jerked around in prison, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards, whose over-acting nearly sinks the episode) blurs lines in her hunt for Diaz (Kirk Acevedo), and Diaz makes a withdrawl from the CDC (which looks a bit like Mirakuru). More of a transitionary episode than anything else, “Crossing Lines” says farewell to Agent Watson (Sydelle Noel) while leading both Oliver and Felicity down potentially dark paths to get what they want. The episode is notable for no flash-forwards, instead we get an A.R.G.U.S. B-story involving Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) lying to each other once more. Ain’t marriage grand.

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Arrow – Longbow Hunters

by Alan Rapp on October 23, 2018

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  • Title: Arrow – Longbow Hunters
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Arrow - Longbow Hunters television review

While Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) has gone back to ground, his minions (assassins known as the Longbow Hunters armed with high-tech weapons) rob an A.R.G.U.S. facility of a super-battery. Not willing to leave it to A.R.G.U.S. to find Diaz, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) enlists the help of Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Rene (Rick Gonzalez) to track the missing tech. Diggle (David Ramsey) will get a closer look at Kodiak (Michael Jonsson) and Red Dart (Holly Elissa) when the assassins attack a train in search of a WMD which the battery can power. While protecting the train, Diggle will also get his shot at Diaz, although his choices only further strain a friendship. If Felicity wants helping hunting Diaz, she needs to look in a different direction.

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