Arrow: Star City Surrender

Man…I’m not sure what to think about the finale. There were elements I liked and some things that just left me feeling kind of unfulfilled.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW

Overall, I felt the episode moved well and had a nice pace to it. The big win was not wrapping up Diaz’s storyline tonight. As much as it would have been nice to have taken him out, his character was built up/developed all season, and he has such a long reach, that it would have felt cheap for him to come to an end within 45 minutes.

Arrow: Off the Hook

Tonight wrapped up the current predicament that Ollie finds himself in. When you think about it, they could have stretched things out with the trial, but didn’t. Even though we don’t know if it’s actually over, I’m really happy they didn’t drag it out.

Arrow: Scars Last Forever

Many times, the superhero shows and movies we enjoy tend to stick to a similar format: focusing on the good guy and his/her struggles and ultimate triumph over the bad guy. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, I’ve always been one who believes (and likes to see) the good guy come out on top. But, there’s a part of all of us that likes to know what makes the bad guy tick—I think it’s human nature. In fact, a lot of great creators have often found the villains to be more interesting and complex than their hero counterparts.

Arrow: An Arrow Carol

A really solid episode tonight. Dare I say it was my favorite of the season?

I think so.

There was a lot of cool stuff going on, especially the idea of starting out in the present with Ollie handling Diaz’ crooked cops and then backtracking ten hours to show you what led up to that moment.

Arrow: Boiling Point

Tonight got me. I’ll admit it.

Arrow is a good show in the sense that it makes me think and rethink a number of its themes. There have been a few times I’ve given my thoughts/opinions in a #DCTV Couch Club column, only to look at things from a different light a few episodes later. Not that I always recant my views, but there have been times that I’ve come around to the counter arguments made by other characters regarding certain themes.

Arrow: When Friends Fight

Hey, we’re back! Arrow took a little break while we all watched our countries attempt to win gold, but it’s time to return to Star City and to its superhero mayor.

It’s been a little while and I might jump all over a bit after tonight’s episode, but we’ve waited long enough. Let’s get to it…

First Look: The Fall of Red Arrow

It was a final page that Green Arrow fans won’t soon forget. Ferociously battling against the Ninth Circle, Malcom Merlyn, and his own mother, Oliver Queen was saved by his sister as she leapt in front of the arrow that had been fired directly at him. It was the most personal blow struck against Ollie yet in his ongoing battle with the powerful forces that have destroyed his life and city.

Arrow: Busted Mission, New Threat

I was pleasantly surprised with tonight’s episode. The pacing was good and the content of the episode was important to the overall theme of this season.

I mean, what can you really say about this season’s Quentin and Laurel storyline that hasn’t already been said? It’s odd and played out. Now, if we were seeing hints or clues that maybe there were two Laurels—one good and one bad—or something like that, I think I’d be more inclined to care. I just didn’t get the angle of her following him. Is it the good Laurel and she’s trying to figure things out?

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