ARROW – "Crucible" Discussion

CrucibleSometimes the titling of certain ARROW episodes is a bit strange; such as last year’s finale “Sacrifice”. Throughout the episode the word “sacrifice” was consistently used, which begs to question if it was intentional or perhaps sloppy (in terms of writing). I make this statement because of “Crucible”, the fourth episode for season two. This episode doesn’t necessarily deal with the subject of having a ‘crucible’, but the word is uttered quite frequently for a good 2 minutes. So, because of that, was this a proper title? Honestly…it doesn’t matter. “Crucible” was a fantastic episode of ARROW, and delivered more solid content.

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ARROW – "Broken Dolls" Discussion

Broken DollsIf there were any true problems to ARROW’s third episode of the second season, “Broken Dolls”, they were simply styles of execution that could’ve seized potential opportunities, but didn’t. In terms of what the episode accomplished, it did quite a lot. While the antagonist of the episode could easily clock this episode as the first ‘filler’ episode; the writing team behind the show were smart and introduced two new characters this episode, as well as dropping some pretty significant information.

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ARROW – "Identities" Discussion

“What’s the identity of this season?” That question circled my head after viewing the latest entry (Episode 2) from ARROW’s second season, “Identities”. The episode was able to immediately pick up from where “City of Heroes” left off, but wasn’t as spectacular as the season opener. Despite that, it was a thoroughly enjoyable episode, and raised quite a few questions as well.

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ARROW – "City of Heroes" Discussion

After much anticipation (at least from me), ARROW is back in full-swing for its season 2 opener, “City of Heroes”. When trying to find a continuing point from such an extraordinary finale, television shows can either triumph or fall when moving forward. Luckily, ARROW strikes the bulls-eye, as “City of Heroes” not only triumphs, but also establishes a brand new tone for the second season. Read more about ARROW – "City of Heroes" Discussion

ARROW – "Unfinished Business" Discussion

Ironic that my last discussion post for ARROW Season 1 deals with the episode titled “Unfinished Business”, episode 19 of the show. It almost feels as if my coverage of Season 1 should’ve been done earlier; hence the irony of ‘Unfinished Business’. In terms of the episode though, it dives back into the Vertigo drug concept with overall satisfying results. It ties up the one of the B-Plots of the show, and can perhaps be looked at as the last true ‘filler’ episode before the final sequence begins.

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ARROW – "Salvation" Discussion

The main focus of “Salvation”, Episode 18 of ARROW, was to both solve a somewhat mystery and give a character a purpose. While it again can be looked upon as ‘filler’, it’s loaded with impressive stunt sequences, precise cinematography, and an interesting storyline. As I tend to watch each episode at least 3 times before writing about it…this episode really did grow on me.

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ARROW – "The Huntress Returns" Discussion

By the title itself, episode 17 of ARROW initially turned me off. If you recall from previous discussion entries; I’m not a huge fan of the Huntress character. Granted; the latest outing from Helena Bertinelli was much better than her initial entrance…but the return of her character still made me cringe a bit. Luckily, “The Huntress Returns” succeeds in being the best Huntress-focused episode. In terms of actual ARROW content though, it’s pretty average.

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ARROW – "Dead to Rights" Discussion

Well, this is it. The one. This is the episode that many view as the utmost best episode of ARROW. For all the fans who love it, they have complete reason to. Episode 16 of ARROW had a lot going on, and was an absolute incredible arc relating to certain characters. With this episode being the first of the series to actually be helmed by a comic book writer (Geoff Johns), “Dead to Rights” delivered. But…I think I may be in the minority who still doesn’t see this one as completely perfect.

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