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TV Review: Arrow 5.16 “Checkmate”
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Arrow
Season 5 Episode 16: “Checkmate”
Directed by Ken Shane
Written by Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Segarra, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 8:00pm

Two weeks ago on Arrow, the jig was up as Prometheus leaked to the SCPD that the Green Arrow killed Officer Malone. Oliver (Stephen Amell) explained the real reasons, but then it was leaked to the press. Impeachment loomed and Vigilante attacked. Oliver was worried about Thea (Willa Holland) as she was displaying characteristics of their mother. Thea resigned to find herself. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) fixed the Susan Williams (Carly Pope) situation. Paul asked Curtis (Echo Kellum) for a divorce. Prometheus was revealed (to the audience) as…

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Arrow 5.15 “Fighting Fire with Fire”
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Arrow
Season 5 Episode 15: “Fighting Fire with Fire”
Directed by Michael Schultz
Written by Speed Weed & Ben Sokolowski
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Segarra, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 8:00pm

There is chaos in Star City… so the usual for Mayor Oliver Queen aka The Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team. After putting away three escaped convicts, Oliver faces threats of all shapes and sizes this week including Prometheus, Vigilante, impeachment, his sister becoming a vindictive politician, and a reporter girlfriend finding out his secret identity – you know regular Arrow stuff.

Spoilers for last Wednesday’s Arrow below.

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TV Review: Arrow 5.14 “The Sin-Eater”
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Arrow
Season 5 Episode 14: “The Sin-Eater”
Directed by Mary Lambert
Written by Barbara Bloom & Jenny Lynn
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Segarra, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on Arrow, the second amendment was front and center, as Mayor Queen’s office was the target of a shooter. The culprit, was a man who lost his entire family to gun violence and was angry that the city did not pass a gun measure. Oliver (Stephen Amell) was able to talk the guy down from doing more harm, and then get a bipartisan measure passed in one episode. Oliver Queen for mayor of NYC!

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Arrow 5.13 “Spectre Of The Gun”
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Arrow
Season 5 Episode 13: “Spectre of the Gun”
Directed by Kristin Windell
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Segarra, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2016, 8:00pm

Last week on Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) went back to Russia and back to Bratva, after word came through that General Walker (Garry Chalk) escaped, and is selling a nuke to Russia. He and the gang (sans Wild Dog) went to stop that madness, with Rory (Joe Dinicol) stopping a nuclear blast with his rags. He went away because they were broken after that. Oliver’s new sleeping buddy was a spy, unbeknownst to him. Lance (Paul Blackthorne came back, and Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez) stayed behind to babysit and inspire him. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continued with her “hack-tivist” ways.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Arrow 5.12 “Bratva”
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Arrow
Season 5 Episode 12: “Bratva”
Directed by Ben Bray
Written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Segarra, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol
The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2016, 8:00pm

Last week on Arrow, the team went shopping for a new Black Canary, but nobody was quite right according to Oliver (Stephen Amell). They found a promising young meta vigilante with the same power as Laurel. She was after the poeple that killed her partner. After ducking them for a while, Oliver showed her another way, and she was on the team. Adrian (Josh Segarra) was able to free Diggle (David Ramsey) while pissing off a shady general. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) went back to her “hack-tivist” ways. In the flashback, Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) started training Oliver.

Spoilers below.

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