I’ve been watching Arrow, and mostly enjoying it, since the show debuted several years ago. I also haven’t make a secret about the fact that I’ve felt disappointed by most of this season, especially the whole ongoing “split teams” plot that just isn’t working on many levels. Well, it’s like the writers heard that many people don’t like this story and said, “Hold my beer.”
If you’ve been watching Arrow for a while, it’s become clear that something has been up with Thea Queen, played by Willa Holland. Her part has been getting smaller and smaller, with long absences based on flimsy excuses. According to several sources, Holland herself has been behind the reduction in her role.
I have been disappointed in a lot of this season of Arrow. I’m finding the split teams story long and drawn out and often poorly written. “Doppleganger” finally shows signs of improvement in this slump.
Several disclaimers here. This review will not be as spoiler free as most of mine are. And this is not remotely going to be a favorable review for Arrow’s “Collision Course” episode.
Cayden James continues being annoyingly smug as Arrow deals with “The Devil’s Greatest Trick.”
Arrow’s “All For Nothing” starts with Quentin and Oliver trying something new to get some help in the seemingly futile struggle against Cayden James. James continues to be one step ahead and virtually omniscient. Let’s just say that while Quentin and Oliver don’t get what they want, some ARGUS agents have a much worse
The very tense second half of Arrow’s season continues with “We Fall.” Cayden James is still running around the city with his mob of villains and thugs, the heroes are proving utterly ineffective at stopping him, or even inconveniencing him, and Team Arrow is still split in two factions. Someone needs to collectively slap some sense into all of them, but I don’t see any likely candidates on the horizon.