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Arrow: State V. Queen (02 x 07)



This week’s episode did not meet our expectations. We’ve came to the conclusion during the last few weeks that Malcolm is back. He may not beee visible, but he’s back to his old tricks. We see in the opening of the episode that Malcolm’s tools are the cause of the villain breakouts. Sure enough Moira seems to be the decoy to Malcolm’s tricks which makes us wonder if she’s in on it. It’s not too surprisingly since Moira has helped Malcolm in more ways that one over the years.

We finally got some more information on the relationship between Malcolm and Moira. They were lovers. Shocker, huh?! We knew Moira was cheating on Robert Queen with Malcolm, but did Robert’s death plant some fear in her? Since season one Moira has always been fearful of Malcolm and used that to her advantage in her trial. Apparently Thea’s love for bad boys doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
Another truth was revealed to the audience — Thea is not Robert’s daughter.

Let that sink in for a moment. Thea’s father is the murderer of the thousands of innocent lives in the Glades. What will happen when Thea finds out? Will Malcolm reach out to his last relative?

Laurel is still a complete mess. Prosecuting your ex-boyfriends mother cannot be easy. Especially since the case should have been a cut and dry win. How could Laurel lose? How did the jury let Moira off on all then charges? One word. Malcolm. Obviously the man either still has feelings for Moira or they’re still working together.
With the Count back in Starling City, the Arrow is at risk. The Count has completely lost his mind since the last time we saw him and we thought he was crazy to begin with. The Count gave us a performance that was much to similar to Heath Ledger’s Joker. The Count’s insanity was too much for this episode and gave off too much of a comic book feel. It was almost unreal.

Felicity really puts her love for Oliver to the test and puts her life at risk to capture Vertigo a final time. Although Oliver claims to be a reformed vigilante, he cannot help but to kill Vertigo for the woman he loves. Yes! Team Felicity! Let’s hope that Oliver can now come to grips with his true feelings.

The ending flashbacks seemed to prove their importance. Last week we saw Sarah deceive Oliver into showing Doctor Ivo where Slade and Shadow are located. While his mistake may have been grave, he comes across the arrowhead that holds the coordinates of the hidden Chinese submarine that everyone is trying to track down. Life is finally looking up for our island crew.

Watch Wednesdays at 8/7C on the CW to find out what will happen next!

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Steven McQueen Leaving TVD for Arrow?



Is Steven McQueen leaving The Vampire Diaries?! Maybe. Possibly. Actually, probably not, so no one panic! 

Steven McQueen, who plays Jeremy Gilbert on the hit CW show, has been campaigning to play Nightwing on Arrow, another CW drama.

And the picture on his Instagram with Stephen Amell, proves that his wishes might just come true…. eventually. At least he’s talking to the right people!



Photo Credit: Stephen McQueen Instagram

The two were hanging out and supporting hockey’s L.A Kings for the NHL finals. The photo does however include #nightwing in the caption, which makes it clear that McQeen is not giving up on his dreams anytime soon!

Nightwing is a DC comics character who is a later incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin. As of right now, Nightwing hasn’t even been introduced on Arrow mainly because there hasn’t been room for him on the show’s complicated storyline. No word on whether the producer plan to introduce him in season 3 either. Maybe this is already a done casting and McQueen is subtly trying to give us all a hint?

Or maybe he would be better trying his efforts at the new Fox show, Gotham, which focuses on a time before Batman existed, although the producers have said the show is set so far in the past, Nightwing might have not even existed yet.

What are your thoughts?


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Arrow: “Suicide Squad” Preview



Opposites attack. How will the Arrow team hold up against everyone enemy they have ever let go? Find out Wednesday at 8/7C on the CW!

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Arrow: The Promise (02 x 15)



The PromiseWe come back into Arrow right where we left off last week. Slade is in Oliver’s house and he’s getting pretty friendly with Moira Queen. Turns out that he’s now making donations to Moira’s mayoral campaign. Well played, Slade Wilson, well played. Slade even digs the knife in deeper when he suggested opening a bottle of rum and having a drink toward “friendship”.

Normally I’m not a big fan of the flashbacks as you’ve learned from my reviews of Season One, but this episodes flashbacks were actually crucialto the storyline. Oliver and Slade were brothers on the island. Slade taught Oliver everything he knew, especially when it came to the bow and arrow. Which puts in perspective how dangerous Slade actually is.

The PromiseWhile trying to take over the cargo ship, Oliver allowed for himself to be caught by Ivo and his men and thrown into a cell. Ivo, not being agentle man, puts Ollie in his torture chair. After realizing that Oliver won’t give up the coordinates of his friends easily, he injects him with a truth serum. The location of Slade and Sara flows easily from his lips the moment the serum goes through his system. No, Ollie, No!! But wait, another flashback, Sara created a serum that would fight off the truth serum and give Oliver a clear head. He gave Ivo the wrong information and now Sara and Slade can come take over the ignorant ship. After a long fight, Ivo lets it slip that Oliver is the reason that Shado is dead, that Ollie chose Sara over Shado. The anger that flashes in Slade’s eyes is mystifying. His “brother” betrayed him and is the reason the woman that he loves is dead. Slade turns on Oliver and Ivo escapes. More truth starts coming out when Slade reveals that he kept the Mirakura. He makes Oliver a promise that he’s not going to end his life until he has known complete and utter despair.

Back in Starling City we find Roy training with Sara, Diggle and Felicity. He looks pretty hopeless. When Oliver alerts them that Slade is in his house, they all devise a plan. Diggle sets up outside the mansion to take a shot at Slade as he leaves, Roy heads into the house to get Thea and Moira out of the way just in case anything goes wrong, and Sara is just ready to fight. Everyone is there except for Felicity.

Just before Slade leaves, he tells Oliver that he made a promise a while back, and he’s now here to fulfill it. Diggles goes to take his shot and someone comes behind him and knocks him out. What?!! Slade gets away free.


Moira takes Slade’s side when Oliver goes back in to talk to his mother. She can’t overlook the way he was treating her benefactor and if that’s the way he’s going to act, maybe he shouldn’t live with them anymore. Bold move, Moira. Especially since a few months ago, you tried leveling the city.

The last scene shows Slade watching several video screens. His trip to the house wasn’t for nothing. The tour Moira gave him provided plenty of time to plant cameras throughout the mansion.

Slade is set on making Oliver pay, but who will be caught in the crossfire? And who knocked out Diggle? Could it be Felicity? What do you think? Tweet @brittanydebaltz and keep the conversation going.

Arrow Wednesday at 8/7C on the CW

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