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Arrow: Three Ghosts (02 x 09)

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The ScientistAfter being traumatized with last week’s last shot of a dying Oliver, we were plunged into this week’s episode with Barry Allen working with Felicity and Diggle to save Oliver. Even though Oliver is alive, he’s angry with Felicity for including another person on the “big secret”.

Arrow_2_9_1So one of the side affects to the rat poison that Barry gave Oliver is hallucinations. First Oliver is seeing Shadow in his own house. Shadow’s ghost tells him that the forces that are going to be coming against him are far too strong for him to resist. Too strong for Oliver? Never! But we come to find out that there is some truth to what she’s saying. Then he seems Slade, who believes that Oliver is the reason that Shadow is dead. Well, Slade you’re right. Oliver chose Sara over her during his time on the island. Finally Oliver is lifted up by Tommy. Just when we thought out hero couldn’t take anymore, Tommy Meryln, Oliver’s best friend, shows up with some words of wisdom to lift Oliver out of his mental pit and gives him enough strengthto fight back.

Roy… Oh buddy. I can’t say that I feel bad for him. After Oliver shoots him in the leg with an arrow, Roy still doesn’t give up. He continues to track a lead and is taken by Brother Blood and injected with the Mirakuru. Greaaaat. Now Roy is going to either die or have super powers. What could possibly go wrong?

Three GhostsSlade is alive! Not only was he in one of Oliver’s hallucinations, we catch a glimpseof him giving orders to Brother Blood. Slade’s DNA is where the Brother Blood is getting the Mirakuru from, and he’s dead set on taking Oliver down.

In the final couple minutes we see Barry Allen racing into his apartment and something going wrong at STAR Labs. The particle accelerator blew up and as a result Barry is struck by a lightning bolt. Dummy, who holds onto a metal stick out of the roof? We see a bolt of electricity pulse through his body and across his face, and it’s final, Barry Allen is the Flash.

What will Oliver’s future hold after the mid-season hiatus? Will Roy join the Brother Blood or will he be Oliver’s only chance on defeating the Mirakuru forgood? Find out when Arrow returns to the CW on January 15 at 8/7 C.


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Steven McQueen Leaving TVD for Arrow?

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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!

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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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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)

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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.

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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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