I tend to like both underdog and obscure characters. I also have a real fondness for the original Teen Titans. Putting those two things together, it shouldn’t be any shock I count Roy Harper among my favorites.
The final season is nearing its end, Oliver’s prophecied death is at hand, and the Crisis is just about to start. The show has had some ragged seasons, but this one has been great, and I’m really going to miss this show when it goes away.
Arrow’s farewell tour continues, with the current and future teams still working to fit in together. You can’t do a spin through Arrow’s past without including Russia, and that’s where they’re heading this time. We visit an old friend/occasional ally, get another familiar face back, and see loyalties tested in the conflict with the Monitor.
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.
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.
The season of Diaz evades everyone and the good guys kind of flail about continues as the team tries for some “Due Process,” an ironic title considering vigilantes skip that part of the law.
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.”