If you’re a #DCTV fan, you’re going to want to mark November 27, 2017 with a big X on your calendar. That’s the first day of this year’s four-part CW crossover…and it’ll find our heroes landing on Earth-X.
This year’s Comic-Con is now behind us, and while those of us who were there rest our weary legs and get caught up on some much-needed sleep, DC fans the world over are buzzing with excitement over the amazing news and announcements that broke over the weekend.
The Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl don’t just save lives on TV…they also save your shoulders at Comic-Con!
Tonight was a conclusion (of sorts) to the slow burn ignited by Prometheus at the beginning of this season.
You might need to bear with me a bit on this one, folks.
A long time ago—my first blog, actually—I wrote about how I’m a newcomer to Arrow. As such, some of the references in episodes require me to do some (usually a lot) of research to connect the dots from other seasons.
After tonight, I found myself doing quite a bit of digging to understand who Malcolm Merlyn is and how he connects within the Arrowverse.
High drama in Star City tonight.
Thea returns. Rene still can’t decide if he wants to be a dad. Ollie’s dad is an accidental killer. The flashbacks return…
I was really excited to see Cody Rhodes’ character, Derek Sampson, return. I’m a little bummed he wasn’t really used as much as I thought he would be, but that’s how the cookie crumbles, I guess.
Overall, tonight had a lot of moving parts in it.
It’s been phrased differently over time, but Murphy’s Law basically breaks down to this: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
It’s safe to say that this pretty much sums up tonight’s episode.
But I’d like to step back for a brief second. I saw something in the comments section of last week’s column that I’ve noticed for a while now and it looks like others see it, too.
Curtis aka Mr. Terrific—err, Mr. Comedian?
After a little hiatus, Arrow has returned. I have to admit, though, this episode left me feeling a little like Homer after he joins the Movementarians and they show him the brainwashing video.
Homer: “Wait, I’m confused about the movie. So, the cops knew that internal affairs was setting them up?”
Movementarian: “What are you talking about? There’s nothing like that in there.”
Maybe the gap between episodes kind of threw me, but I found myself a bit confused at points tonight.
Diggle dropped a line in tonight’s episode that I feel I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t start the column out with it. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen or heard a hero in a comic, TV show or movie say this and it’s too good to not repeat. Here it goes:
“We don’t hire criminals and pay them with diabetes drugs!”
Haha. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on…
Tonight’s episode had a lot of moving parts—probably the biggest being Anatoly stepping out of the flashbacks and into the present storyline to take care of Ollie’s dirty work.