Let’s Talk This Week’s Geeky TV: ‘Arrow’ Does Penance

10.26.16 1 month ago 99 Comments

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Last week on Arrow, we learned that John Diggle was framed for treason. And also not dealing with his brother’s death at Diggle’s hands at all well. So we all know what that means: It’s time for Ollie to stage a good old-fashioned jailbreak, whether his new team of greenhorns agrees with his opinion or not.

Of course, breaking into a military prison isn’t generally a cakewalk, even if you’re a trained spy and ninja, and it appears Ollie will have to lead his team through the finer points of premature criminal resident transfer. And some of them might be severely injured, especially Wild Dog, which seems to greatly overestimate how attached we are to Wild Dog. Seriously, he might as well be called Cousin Oliver.

Joking aside, Arrow has had a very strong launch this season by going back to basics, and upping the stunt budget. Even the flashbacks, which are more or less just a demonstration that the Russian mob needs to read a few books on recruiting and the interview process, have been fun to watch. The show feels like it’s back to itself, and after a sometimes tough fourth season, that’s exactly what it needed. We’ll see if it keeps the streak alive tonight at 8pm EST on the CW. Join us, won’t you?

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