Arrow gets Darhk

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Now that I’ve had a chance to reflect, it’s now time to review the fourth season of the CW show “Arrow.” So let’s sit down and reflect on the happens. Contains Spoilers.

Before we get to the overall plot, let’s just take care of the elephant in the room: The death of Laurel Lance because it was polarize between the fans to say the least. Yes, it was sad by the death of Laurel but it had to happen in order to raise the stakes in the battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk. Could it have been another character? Probably not because Oliver and Laurel have a very strong emotional connection dating back to longer than everyone else on the team that isn’t his sister. It won’t have been as motivating if it was Felicity. While they were engaged, Laurel is considered to be his first love. First anything trumps all.

The overall plot this involved Team arrow taking on HIVE, Oliver trying to run for mayor, Diggle find his brother, and Olicity. Olicity takes the most out of the season. It’s the downfall of the season because it’s used ineffectively to tell the main story, which was Arrow vs HIVE.

One of the major flaws with this season is the pacing of it. The season starts off really well paced and then it died. Literally, the momentum just stopped. It tried to get it back but then the season finale happened. The season had really well done episodes but all the goodness those episodes built up to was just lost. I do want to mention that the action scenes this year was extremely well done.

The flashback this season didn’t work at all. It was tied into the main plot but it just got too confusing in where the flashbacks became filler to the already intense main plotline. The flashback became pointless and didn’t matter at all.

The season finale was pretty much the same as the season before-literally. Except for the fact the team left Oliver and Felicity alone to protect the city. Oh, and Oliver is mayor and he ended up stabbing Darhk. But it felt like a rip off. The episode before it was really good and raised the stakes and then it went down the drain. The only good thing it did was set up nicely for season five.

Overall, the season was bad but it wasn’t great either. At times, it was amazing but overall it was just ehhh. I cannot wait for season five in order to see where the hell this goes. I hope it goes where the pace is better.

 

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Arrow Season Four: Felicity is BA

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Oh my! Stephen Amell and The CW treated everyone to the trailer for the newest Season 4 of “Arrow”. It’s all kinds of goodness that makes my soul glisten with glee!

The trailer is everything I wanted and more in it. You got all the main characters suiting up, Olicity in bliss, Felicity and a machine gun, Thea kicking ass, and everyone’s favorite canary being dumped into the lazarus pit in order to be reborn for the new series “Legends of Tomorrow.” Pretty much, it’ just in time to get you excited about the new season of Arrow, which will premiere on October 7 on The CW. Check out the trailer down below and be ready to watch it over and over again.

 

Posted by Stephen Amell on Friday, September 4, 2015

Arrow: My Name is Oliver Queen

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Welcome to the most cleverly named “Arrow” recap blog on the interwebs, “Arrow.” It’s the season finale and boy, do we have a barn burners this week.

Let’s begin with the fact that Team Arrow is not dead.  I mean, they ruined it by the previews but I’m glad to know that there is a cure.  Too bad, that Oliver is a cure. The Flash saves them and they go out to Starling City to help Oliver save the city….whether they want to or not. Oliver sabotages the plane and ends up fighting the League with Nyssa before Ra jumps off the plane with the weapon and a parachute…because even the leader of the assassins can’t fly.

Fun fact: League of Assassins just doesn’t kill people with weapons, they also use bio warfare. Ra infects four of his men and has them to kill themselves so they can release the toxins into air. All I keep thinking is this is very thought out plan for people who are like ancient technology.  Team Arrow takes care of them, with the help of Speedy while Oliver takes on Raul. While this is happening, Felicity and Ray try to find a way to disperse the cure to the city.

Oliver and Ra battle to the death on a bridge while the SCPD watches on and getting ready to kill both of them. Oliver finally kills Ra and gets his ring. SCPD shoot him down and when you think he is dead, the Atom flies in and saves Oliver. Shocker he’s fine because the League has bulletproof armor and it was Felicity and not Ray that saved him. But let’s pause for a moment and reflect on something. The assassins have bulletproof armor but not armor that protects you against not against swords and arrows. Something doesn’t seem right there.

After the battle, Team Arrow has a sappy moment of reflections. Diggle leaves angrily, Malcolm takes over the League as Ra because that was part of his deal with Oliver, Ray dies in an explosion, Thea becomes Speedy, Laurel is a badass now, and Oliver and Felicity drive off into the sunset….yes, that actually happened.

Overall, I felt this episode was lackluster but it was still very good It just had me saying “that’s it?” I thought that it would have a little better ending to it. I didn’t like how they killed off Ray. I wish he died a little more heroically. It honestly just felt rushed and like it should have been a two parter and not just one episode finish.

This episode felt like it was the series finale because you had Oliver and Felicity running off and all the plots wrapped up to a point. I don’t know if this is for the new TV show but it makes me feel not know where it’s going for Season four. Will the Arrow return? What does it mean for Malcolm? Where is Oliver and Felicity going? I guess we will have to wait until the fall to know.

Arrow: This is Your Sword and now we’re married

This is Your SwordWelcome to this week’s edition of “Arrow”…..I ran out of clever titles,okay! On this week’s episode, we had a wedding and a mass murder with a side of poisonous gas all rolled into one. So let’s get this bad boy started.

Oliver is still Oliver!!!! That’s right, Oliver is in it with Malcolm Merlyn to take the league down from the inside. This was a breath of relief because I don’t know about you, but I didn’t want to see him go to the “dark side.” Well, he’s on the dark side pretending while he’s still good but yet hurting his friends in the process to prove that he’s on the dark side. Oliver is just 50 shades of complicated now. Especially when he’s suppose to marry Nyssa, who doesn’t want to marry him. Hell, she even tries to kill him during the wedding.

The real kicker in Oliver’s life is that Raul wants him to totally kill and destroy Starling City via poisonous gas. Because mass killing everything always makes for a fresh start. Team Arrow,minus Thea, gets a wind on this and decided to adventure to the island of misfits assassins (I know that it’s not the right name for the place of the League of Assassins but deal with it because I find it catchy). There they have a bomb ass fight where everyone looks BA, including Laurel. Turns out that it was all just a decoy (shocker!) and they got taken prisoner because it was all the master plan. Malcolm then throws Oliver under the bus and ends up getting himself and Team Arrow to get into the League of Assassins version of gas chamber. And this is where the episode ends with a cliffhanger that is no longer suspenseful because the preview for new week’s episode shows everyone live.

The best news of the night is that Thea and Roy finally get closure after massive hours of sex. Roy handed over his red outfit to Thea, who according to the preview, becomes Speedy (look him up). I knew that she would be speedy when she appeared the last week with a hood and arrow like a mofo badass.

The sad news of the night is that Oliver’s best friend’s wife from China appears to help Team Arrow and she’s a badass. That’s not the sad part, but rather she killed her own husband. It was very depressing especially when he thanked her for freeing him.

Overall, this episode was probably the best episode of the season. I cannot wait until next weeks.

 

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