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Arrow Review: Constantine Adds Soul to the “Haunted” Season 4, Episode 5

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Arrow Season 4, Episode 5 – Quick Impressions (Spoilers)

Does anybody have a cigarette? Nobody’s going to judge you if you’re basking in this week’s post Arrow afterglow. After all, “Haunted” is a fun, enjoyable episode which saw Oliver cross swords with the revered chain-smoking, street magician Constantine. Technically this wasn’t a crossover since NBC cancelled Constantine earlier this year after its first season ended. The best thing about NBC’s Constantine is lead actor Matt Ryan, he’s back as the same titular character and he hasn’t lost a bit of his roguish charm.  

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Arrow: Season 4, Episode 1 “Green Arrow” Review

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Arrow Season 4 Premiere – Quick Impressions (Spoilers)

Arrow is back on track! For better or worse, Arrow and its central characters have been in a constant state of evolution. After the first season which was rooted in comic book realism, the show has since delved into mirakuru super strength, Lazarus pit resurrection and as we head into Season 4, mysticism.

Like any self aware show, the producers are able to recognize where they’ve made some missed turns and accordingly, make a number of course corrections for the brand new season.

The most noticeable change in the opening scene in “Green Arrow”, is a domesticated Oliver. Not only is Ollie smiling, he’s cracking egg omelet jokes. The lighter tone and touches of humor owes a lot to how well Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards play off of each other. So much of last season was spent keeping Oliver and Felicity apart, it’s actually a relief that they aren’t bickering with each other.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 22 – ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ Review

Arrow Season 1 Episode 22  Darkness On The Edge of Town Oliver and Felicity

Hello Arrow fans! Everything that is fun to watch about Arrow is encapsulated in Season One’s penultimate episode. What could have felt like another hour of set up, turned out to be a thrilling season finale part one. The episode’s climatic quality is the result of the entire cast having significant scenes, a death of an important character, the exciting caper in the Merlyn building and finally a rematch between the Hood & the Dark Archer.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 21 – ‘The Undertaking’ Review

Arrow Season 1 Episode 21 The Undertaking

Hello Arrow fans. With only a couple of more episodes left in the season, “The Undertaking”, brought together several unresolved plot points which as a faithful viewer is fairly satisfying to watch. “The Undertaking” did not rely on any big surprises or last minute revelations rather the episode examined Malcolm’s ruthless plan to destroy the Glades from it’s inception 5 years ago and how it resulted in the sabotaged yacht that stranded Oliver on the island.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 20 – ‘Home Invasion’ Review

Arrow is back after a 3 week break with an episode that had Laurel protecting a child from a hitman intent on killing all witnesses and Diggle facing off against his brother’s killer.

Since I’m a little rushed for time, this is going to be a quick recap and review. Continue reading Arrow Season 1 Episode 20 titled Home Invasion review.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 19 – ‘Unfinished Business’ Review

One of the most polarizing villains on Arrow makes his reappearance this week. After episode 12’s Vertigo, many fans voiced their objection to Seth Gabel’s take on the psychotic drug dealer The Count. In anticipation to Unfinished Business I was curious if the producers would re-envision The Count to appease dissenting fans or embrace what some have described as a Walmart version of Heath Ledger’s Joker.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 18 – ‘Salvation’ Review

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In Arrow Season 1 Episode 18 titled Salvation, a new vigilante inspired by the Hood, broadcasts online killings of criminals that have wronged The Glades.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 17 – ‘The Huntress Returns’ Review

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In Arrow Season 1 Episode 17 titled The Huntress Returns, Helena Bertinelli coerces Oliver into helping her track down her mobster father.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 16 – ‘Dead To Rights’ Review

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In Arrow Season 1 Episode 16 titled Dead To Rights, Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is still alive and his next target is Malcolm Merlyn.

As the last episode before a three-week hiatus, ‘Dead To Rights’ delivered a brisk, eventful hour of surprises, high energy action and an intriguing cliffhanger; a terrific formula to get viewers to eagerly anticipate the show’s return on March 20th.

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Arrow: Season 1 Episode 15 – ‘Dodger’ Review

Arrow Episode 15 Dodger

A hostage taking jewel thief nicknamed Dodger (James Callis) strikes Starling City. Meanwhile, Thea’s purse gets snatched by a pickpocket named Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and Oliver goes on a date with Detective McKenna Hall.

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