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  • Title: Supergirl – Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One
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Supergirl - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One television review

Supergirl kicks off the crossover The CW has been building towards for years as an anti-matter wave is approaching all Earths, threatening to wipe out all of existence. The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) pulls heroes from various locations, bringing them to Supergirl‘s Earth-38 to make a stand. While the show’s current storyline’s are mentioned, most notably Lena (Katie McGrath) villain turn, the focus is on Crisis as all hands are on deck (even Lena) to find a way to evacuate the Earth should Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), White Canary (Caity Lotz), the Atom (Brandon Routh), Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Mia (Katherine McNamara), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), and the Flash (Grant Gustin) fail.

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Arrow – Purgatory

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2019

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  • Title: Arrow – Purgatory
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Arrow - Purgatory television review

The final pre-Crisis episode of Arrow takes Oliver Queen‘s (Stephen Amell) back to Lian Yu in and episode that attempts (somewhat clumsily) making sense of the various missions and locales Oliver and his friends have returned to over the course of the season. On the island the group will race to complete a weapon for the the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) while literal ghosts from Oliver’s past arise to cause complications. The farewell tour brings back a couple of familiar faces in Yao Fei (Byron Mann) and Fyers (Sebastian Dunn), but in an episode (and season) devoted largely to fan service (when not advertising a big crossover), I was disappointed not to see Shado (Celina Jade) earn a final cameo.

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Arrow – Prochnost

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2019

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  • Title: Arrow – Prochnost
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Arrow - Prochnost television review

Oliver Queen‘s (Stephen Amell) this is your life tour takes him back to Russia with Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis) in search of a scientist and weapon capable of turning the tide in the upcoming Crisis. “Prochnost” offers the opportunity for another appearance by Anatoly (David Nykl), this time as a friend, some father-daughter bonding in a Russian fight club, and a difficult choice for Laurel (Katie Cassidy) considering the offer dangled in front of her by Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) and the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett). I could have done without Oliver’s conflicted overprotective father moments, but other than that the main plot works well enough (though the best moment between father and daughter to this point takes place in the bunker at the beginning of the episode involving the Queen family’s vendetta against tennis balls).

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Arrow – Leap of Faith

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2019

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  • Title: Arrow – Leap of Faith
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Arrow - Leap of Faith television review

Oliver Queen‘s (Stephen Amell) this is your life tour takes him to Nanda Parbat and a reunion with Thea (Willa Holland) where the pair will race both Taila al Ghul (Lexa Doig) and Athena (Kyra Zagorsky) to an ancient tomb. While Talia and Athena are both after a sword each believes can be used as a symbol to reform the League of Assassins, Oliver is after the League’s knowledge of the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in order to confirm he is backing the right side in the coming Crisis. After some fun (but really not all that difficult) tomb raiding, Oliver doesn’t get the clarity he hoped (although the show does offer the first mention of the Anti-Monitor – even if the reference is lost on the Queen children).

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Arrow – Welcome to Hong Kong

by Alan Rapp on October 24, 2019

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  • Title: Arrow – Welcome to Hong Kong
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Arrow - Welcome to Hong Kong television review

The second episode of Arrow‘s final season works better than last week’s premiere as it becomes obvious that the common theme of these early weeks will be putting Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) on a road trip of hitting up various locales important to the show over the years. “Welcome to Hong Kong” takes Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey), and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) back to Earth-1 on a search for a scientist who fits into the larger plans of the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett. The return to Hong Kong (where most of the flashbacks from Season Three occurred) offers a call-back to the Alpha-Omega virus and the return of both Tatsu Yamashiro (Rila Fukushima) and China White (Kelly Hu). Following this theme, next week offers a return to Nanda Parbat and more familiar faces.

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