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.
At the mid-season break, Team Arrow was divided when Dinah, Rene, and Curtis quit the team. With Diggle still suffering from his mysterious nerve malady, that leaves Oliver in the field solo.
Given that at the end of the big crossover, Felicity and Oliver got married, the title “Irreconcilable Differences” was a bit troubling. I admit, I was wondering if this was going to be the shortest hero marriage ever. Instead, well… you’ll see.