Sometimes 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.
If 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.
“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.
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 …
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.
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.
It almost feels as if episode 15 of ARROW’s purpose was to solely introduce one new character. In terms of an actual episode, it essentially felt pointless. Despite this, the episode remained to be overall enjoyable…but again, didn’t appear to have relevance.
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After quite the cliffhanger of “Betrayal” we’re given the follow-up titled “The Odyssey”, perhaps one of the best episodes of ARROW. With it’s thriving story, precise editing, and clever devices, the episode solidifies any unresolved faith that the flashback/island scenes in ARROW serve no relevance.
I’m really not sure what to honestly make of Episode 13 of ARROW. “Betrayal” is pure filler, sure. But…it’s a lead-in to one of the most interesting episodes of the season, as well as providing engaging action and an adequate story. Perhaps the ideal of “Betrayal” was its narrowness, but for some reason it begs to offer more.
May draws in warmer weather, summer’s beginning, and television season/series finales. While many have been shown this week to audiences, with the overall plots echoing to audiences throughout the next 3 months; none can come close to the fantastic finale, “Sacrifice”, from ARROW.