The CW's Arrow closed out Season 3 this past week with the surprisingly final "My Name is Oliver Queen," but for many a creeping sense of indirection has permeated the emerald archer's arc this year. Now, we attempt to pinpoint where Arrow went astray, including a character absence that may surprise you, and what hope we might find for Season 4.
All season long, Arrow has steadily dismantled its core characters and story conventions to allow Oliver to ascend to the throne of Ra's al Ghul, and tonight's Season 3 finale "My Name is Oliver Queen" took things way, way further. Not only is the Arrow officially no more, but several others fell, and two characters may never return to Starling City. You know, until Season 4.
Anyone who caught last night’s Arrow installment “This Is Your Sword” may have been somewhat alarmed by the final minutes, in which … well, everyone seemed to die. Apparently, The CW intends to continue the series after all, releasing a full-length trailer and photos for next week’s Season 3 finale “My Name Is Oliver Queen.” FINE.
Much as we’ve enjoyed reviewing and recapping Arrow for the past three years, tonight’s “This is Your Sword” brought it all to a screeching halt, killing off … well, just about everyone. Sure, there’s Season 4 to think about, The Flash, and even that much-hyped spinoff, but what can we do? Everyone’s dead. It’s been real, y’all!
Arrow Season 3 has been a bit slow to build its main engine, but with only two episodes remaining, “Al Sah-Him” put the pedal to several metals. Not only did Oliver’s new League persona introduce us to a major Season 4 H.I.V.E. of villainy, but so too do we know how Season 3 will throw down in its final hours, and what new heroes will suit up for the cause.
The CW’s Arrow is still going strong in Season 3, but did you know that the emerald archer has never once chosen his own superhero name? Or that the famed Starling City is actually a composite of Germany and Philadelphia? These are just some of the Arrow points targeting you in the fourth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which will not fail this city!
Arrow fans were in for a big treat with tonight's "The Fallen," as DC dropped some major mythology, while Oliver and Felicity just plain dropped it. Yes, Olicity shippers, the inevitable has finally come to pass, and it was everything we always imagined it would be. Oh, and some stuff happened with Oliver, Thea and the League too, but we'll get to that!
Despite a well-known roster of heroes, Arrow and The Flash’s Atom-centric teamup spinoff still ranks as something of a mystery with fans. Now at least, a legendary formal title may have emerged for the new series, as well as insight into how long the series would last each season.
Last night’s Arrow installment “Broken Arrow” brought plenty of bodies and bloodshed, though at least one major character departed with the suggestion that they wouldn’t return, at least on a regular basis. Now, Arrow bosses have confirmed that a major character of the series won’t return as a regular in Season 4, but may drop back in a few weeks from now.
Arrow fans have been anticipating that Season 3 would drop plenty of bodies before its finale, but good grief, did tonight’s “Broken Arrow” spill a good deal of blood for a CW drama. Find out who from #TeamArrow landed themselves on the wrong end of a blade, and what Atom-ic and Flash-y mysteries are afoot by our full review!