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, “Lost in the Flood,” goes to great lengths to make sure you understand that the writers are very smart and making Biblical references to Noah’s ark. Also, Felicity gets wrapped up in a less-than-welcome family reunion. The episode was directed by Glen Winter, from a script by Oscar Balderrama, Brian Ford Sullivan and George Papp.
Both Supergirl and The CW still have plenty of questions to answer over the big move this fall, though as any fan would surely guess, Kara’s network move will afford the chance for one giant crossover with The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. To wit, The CW has released its DC-heavy schedule, teasing the epic crossover to come.
My understanding of TV's Arrow comes largely from reading ComicsAlliance's weekly recaps. Because of that, I assumed that --- Flash and Legends of Tomorrow crossovers notwithstanding --- it wasn't the kind of show that really lent itself to battles against cybernetic spider monsters. Immortal assassins and hooded vigilantes, sure, but cyber-spiders? That's right out.
But now, I have been proven wrong. In the next chapter of the digital-first Arrow: The Dark Archer comic, Malcolm Merlyn is going to be facing off against a reasonably terrifying giant mutant spider. And in case you didn't know, it's a story co-written by Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman, the former Doctor Who star who plays Merlyn on the show, and illustrated by Daniel Sampere. Check out a preview below!
Funko's second Legion of Collectors subscription box brings all your favorite characters from DC's television universes together mostly in time for their season finales. Though Supergirl ended in April, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow are all nearing wrap dates on their respective seasons. Thus far, Funko's DC efforts have all been tied to the cinema or television worlds, and that trend will continue into the next box, which is themed around Suicide Squad. You would think eventually Funko will get around to linking these boxes to the comic universe (as they have with Marvel a few times), but perhaps it's for the best to focus on the one consistent constant in DC's stable right now and hit up the Rebirth Universe later.
For now, all we actually have is the DC TV box, and it's pretty good.
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. But for this belated installment, Agents of SHIELD recapper Ziah Grace has stepped in to take Matt Wilson's place.
On this week’s episode, “Monument Point,” Team Arrow makes some questionable choices, Felicity and Captain Lance are both going to be looking for new jobs, and a returning villain calls Thea “mommy,” which weirds everyone out. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode, which was written by Speed Weed and Jenny Lynn.
Only two episodes remain in The Flash Season 2’s immediate future, though next Tuesday will take us into the recent past with the return of several familiar faces. Not only will Laurel Lance live on as the Earth-2 Black Siren (amusingly photographed on an undoctored set), but even more deceased metahumans seemingly make the trip in our first photos.
The Flash managed to slow things down a bit for Kevin Smith’s emotional “Runaway Dinosaur,” but all hell breaks loose in Central City by the looks of next week’s penultimate Season 2 outing “Invincible.” In addition to an Earth-2 Laurel on the loose to unleash her inner Siren, a whole army of colorful (and familiar) baddies have taken to the streets.
The Flash fans will have a chance to see their hero through Kevin Smith’s eyes by ante-penultimate Season 2 outing “The Runaway Dinosaur,” as well an early installment of Season 3, but would the Yoga Hosers director ever take on Arrow? Not behind the camera, perhaps, though Smith now wants to write an episode or two of The Flash’s DC TV progenitor, adapting a famous villain from his own comic run.
Arrow may seem a little shorthanded going into the Season 4 finale, but Season 5 may yet return the team to its full strength. Even as one hero remains six feet under, Arrow Season 5 will reportedly return Colton Haynes as Roy Harper for a number of episodes.
TV audiences are less and less trusting of death these days, something Arrow intended to subvert in Season 4 by the killing of a major character. For his part, Stephen Amell insists in a new interview that said character will stay six feet under, but is it a misdirect?
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