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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 12: ‘Unchained’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzledArrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

In this week’s episode, “Unchained,” Felicity finds herself in a keyboard battle with a surprising villain, Thea deals with some serious health issues, an old friend returns, and literally four other plots occur. Kevin Fair directed the episode and the script was by our old friend Speed Weed, and Beth Schwartz.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Star-Lord, Grunkle Stan, Jasmine, X-Men-Meets-Jem, And More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 11: ‘A.W.O.L.’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

In this week’s “A.W.O.L.,” Dig and the rest of the team try to stop a team of rogue military men from taking over ARGUS while Felicity finds herself in a debate with...herself. Charlotte Brandstrom directed the episode, and it was written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Brian Ford Sullivan.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analaysis: Season 4, Episode 9: ‘Dark Waters’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

This week’s episode, “Dark Waters,” unfortunately isn’t a sequel to the J-horror film Dark Water, though it does have quite a bit of doom and gloom, with many major, minor and incidental characters put in some serious peril as Damien Darhk really turns the screws on Team Arrow. John Behring directed, while Wendy Mericle and Ben Sokolowski took on writing duties.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 8: ‘Legends of Yesterday’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

This week’s episode, “Legends of Yesterday,” reunites the Flash and Arrow teams, and fully sets the stage for the upcoming spin-off series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Oh, and everyone dies. Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Brian Ford Sullivan wrote the episode, which was directed by our new name champion, Thor Freudenthal.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 7: ‘Brotherhood’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

This week’s episode, 'Brotherhood', focuses on yet another character we thought was dead being less dead than we thought; Oliver’s fight for hope and a political platform beyond the word “United”; Ray’s battle with back-from-the-dead ennui; and any excuse to let Neal McDonough chew the scenery in every scene he appears in. James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Keto Shimizu and our returning name champion, Speed Weed.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 6: ‘Lost Souls’

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It’s past time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

The latestepisode, 'Lost Souls', focuses on what happened to a character everyone assumed was dead, but in something of a theme this season, turns out to be alive all along. Plus: Sara’s still working through some stuff, a relationship hangs in the balance and the best guest star on the show, Felicity’s mom, comes back to town! Antonio Negret directed the episode, which was written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Beth Scwhartz.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 5: ‘Haunted’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

In this week’s episode, 'Haunted', the team unites with another DC Universe character to restore something we all thought lost to the grave --- actor Matt Ryan’s portrayal of John Constantine. Plus, a lot of setup for another TV show, rampant mispronunciations and a couple of weird, computery plots. John Badham directed this episode, with a script by Oscar Balderrama and Brian Ford Sullivan.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 4: ‘Beyond Redemption’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

In this week’s 'Beyond Redemption', Ollie ramps up his new mayoral campaign, a new Arrowcave opens for business, some dirty cops make their presence felt, a deception is revealed, and a character’s return from the grave causes some family turmoil. Lexi Alexander directed the episode, and the teleplay was by Beth Schwartz and Ben Sokolowski.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 4, Episode 3: ‘Restoration’

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It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.

This week’s episode, 'Restoration', divides its time between Nanda Parbat, where someone may just be coming back to life, and Star City, where the team takes on a metahuman while Dig investigates the death of his brother (maybe he should take him to Nanda Parbat, too). Plus, more island stuff than we’ve seen in other episodes! Wendey Stanzler serves as director, and Wendy Mericle and Speed Weed (yes, Speed Weed) turned in the script.

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