Arrow: No Shoes. No Shirt. No Kill.

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.

Breaking News: Katie Cassidy Returns to Arrow

Fans worldwide were shocked and saddened when Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance met an untimely demise last season on Arrow.

She’s since shown up in flashbacks on the show, and has voiced the character on CW Seed’s animated Vixen series. However, Cassidy’s about to return to Arrow in a big way…with a twist.

Arrow: No White Hat

There was a TV show in the late 1950’s and early 60’s called The Rifleman. It was a Western that revolved around a rancher, Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors), raising his son Mark in the New Mexico territory of 1870’s.

I watch the reruns all the time.

Why?

Arrow: Daughter of the Demon

This past Monday, I popped dinner in the oven and flipped on the tube. I was looking to unwind from the daily grind. I did the standard channel surfing game for bit and decided to check out what I had saved on the old DVR.

To my delight, I had an episode of Comic Book Men. I don’t go much for the “reality” shows, but I dig this one—as I’m a fan of Kevin Smith and the View Askewniverse.

Arrow: About That Reveal...

Wow…well, it looks like I have my work cut out for me tonight—even though I was hoping for impeachment. :)

But be honest, who saw tonight’s reveal coming? Quite the shocker!

Let’s discuss and break down what happened. And I’m going to put a big SPOILER ALERT here for anyone who hasn’t yet watched the episode. Time to peace out until you’ve seen it.

Okay, for those of you still here, let’s talk about “Fighting Fire with Fire’s” big turn:

Curtis’ husband slapped him with divorce papers!

Arrow: Maskless

We could have a really long, drawn out discussion debating whether life imitates art or if art imitates life. Honestly, I only have a very surface-level understanding of those concepts—or what I think they mean, at least.

That being said, I believe tonight’s episode leans on the idea of art imitating life. A lot of times when different artistic mediums tackle real-life hot topic issues, they can leave the audience split because it can feel contrived or somewhat cheesy.

Arrow: Mo Metas, Mo Problems

Before I jump into the meat and potatoes of this column, I want to touch on something…

Metahumans.

I recently wrote a chapter-by-chapter look at GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 for DCComics.com where I gave my feedback and thoughts regarding the newly released trade that collects Green Arrow’s first Rebirth storyline.

Arrow: We're Back, Baby!

Welcome back, guys!

Hope everyone had a nice break. I’m trying to thaw out from the frigid Midwest cold and ice, but ready to bring this column to you.

I guess the best place to start would be with the obvious: Laurel!

Errr… fake Laurel, that is.

I sort of thought something was up when we saw her at the end of last episode. Part of me believed it could really be her, but another (bigger) part of me knew it had to be some kind of work.

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