TV Review: Arrow 3.22 “This Is Your Sword”
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Season 3 Episode 22: “This Is Your Sword”
Directed by Wendey Stanzler
Written by Erik Oleson, Ben Sokolowski, Brian Ford Sullivan
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Brandon Routh, Paul Blackthorne
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 8:00pm

It’s almost the end of season 3! We are getting there! Last week, Al Sah-him took over as Oliver (Stephen Amell) faded away to brainwashing. he already murdered a Diggle (David Ramsay) hallucination, but his real task now is to kill Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law). Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is desperate to save her, especially because they’ve become good friends. The others? Not so much. But… Laurel gets her way and the gang tries to fight. An awesome canary call saves Nyssa, so Al Sah-him kidnaps Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson). There is another exciting showdown, where Thea (Willa Holland) and Oliver are at a draw, but Nyssa is taken. Where she finds out…

Nyssa and Oliver have to marry? I was as horrified as Nyssa looked.

And then we find out how Maseo (Karl Yune) and Tatsu’s (Rila Fukushima) son must have died – the hint in a trickle of blood.

Arrow 3.22 “This Is Your Sword” review: Oh thank god! I knew he was faking! This was revealed pretty early, and the first hint was in one of the clips. Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) mentions that Maseo brought the bio weapon to Nanda Parbat. Then we see Oliver react while his back was turned.

And then…

It was a plan with Malcom (John Barrowman) the whole time! Back to Castle Greyskull they went! The group got a teensy bit annoying when they were shouting about lies and distrust. But Tatsu donned her Katana mask and was soft-spoken and badass at the same time. Her moment was touching, and it really was her moment in the middle of the massive martial arts extravaganza on Nanda Parbat. Really, horribly, devastatingly, tears-in-my-eyes sad. Predictable though, Malcolm turns back into Malcolm. I hope it’s part of the plan. I adore when those two team up.

Thea goes to find Roy (Colton Haynes). How do you think that reunion went?

They showed us what I think is the end of the Hong Kong drama – also, too sad.

The Atom (Brandon Routh) flies through a jet – a freakin’ jet! He’s such a good guy. I’m going to really enjoy that spinoff.

Here comes the reluctant-I’m-gonna-kill-my-betrothed-bride! Are they really going to be husband and wife? Is that how far Oliver is willing to go? Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) looked like someone kicked her puppy.

Such a good episode! My god! The finale promises to be bananas. Cannot wait til next Wednesday.

The Arrow season 3 finale airs next Wednesday, May 13th at 8pm on The CW. The preview of the finale shows The Flash (Grant Gustin) – hooray for crossovers!

The CW’s “This Is Your Sword” synopsis:

Arrow This Is Your Sword (Ep# 322)
AL SAH-HIM TAKES HIS FINAL STEPS TO ASCENSION; ROY AND THEA REUNITE — Oliver/Al Sah-him (Stephen Amell) finishes his training and is left with two final tasks to become the next Ra’s al Ghul. Ra’s (guest star Matt Nable) threatens Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) and delivers some shocking news. Meanwhile, Malcolm (John Barrowman) makes a surprising offer to Team Arrow and Thea (Willa Holland) goes to see Roy (Colton Haynes). Wendey Stanzler directed the episode with story by Erik Oleson and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#322). Original airdate 5/6/2015.


Before Al Sah-Him can ascend to Ra’s al Ghul, he must bring destruction to Starling City. Arrow is new Wednesday at 8/7c!

Get ready for one of the most intense fights of the season. Go inside Wednesday’s new Arrow with Marc Guggenheim!

The end is here. Arrow is all new Wednesday at 8/7c!

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