After eight seasons, launching a universe of shows and a new era of superhero tv, and some truly amazing crossovers, the flagship show of the CW-verse/Arrowverse, has come to the end of the road. Oliver Queen sacrificed his life during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and now it’s time to wrap up the loose ends.
Arrow is the flagship of the DC/CW Universe, and arguably helped usher in the modern age of hero tv. The finale of season seven has a very busy time, trying to wrap up major plots in the present and future, set up for the big crossover down the road, and almost end the series, since it comes back for a very short run this fall.
Last episode, the team decided to cover up two murders and commit obstruction of justice, but they’re the good guys. Or the less bad ones at this point, I guess.
Arrow has had a very uneven season. Diaz was still lurking around for far too long, there was the new Suicide Squad Ghost Protocol Initiative, and various conflicts with Dinah and Laurel, and the “Who Is The New Green Arrow?” plot.
The titular hero takes a backseat on his own show once again to give some other characters air time. A recent subplot takes center stage, more of Emiko’s background is investigated, and another character takes their leave.
Much of this season of Arrow (the second to last, we recently learned) has been accented by flashes forward to a not so great future for Star City.
Arrow has hit many milestones in its run, and now adds another trophy with episode #150, which is farther than a lot of shows make it.
Arrow’s 7th season continues with “Past Sins,” an episode I really didn’t care for at all.
Taking a familiar concept out for a new spin, much of this episode is narrated by the new Green Arrow.
As happens a lot, Arrow gets a new voiceover as the season moves forward. It’s still Oliver, but now he’s talking about the current circumstances of his incarceration, and ends it with “Now, I am Inmate 4587.”