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.
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In some ways, tonight’s episode of The Flash functions as a true season finale. If my instincts about next week are right, next week is really meant to set up next season rather than put a capper on this one. I’m not sure “Rogue Air” was actually a particularly great episode of The Flash in total, even if the last five minutes featured some pretty spectacular superhero action. The rush those minutes provided, capped by the seeming victory over Barry’s arch-nemesis, might lead one to feel more positive about the episode as a whole. But whether or not you enjoyed this episode or not, one thing seems certain: Eobard Thawne had to be stopped tonight so things can truly go to hell next week.
Arrow Season 3 will wind down this week as Constantine frantically scours the tube for a new home after its NBC cancellation, but could the two end up intertwined? Stephen Amell has expressed an interest in doing a crossover with DC’s demon-fighting detective, which apparently has almost come to fruition before.
Well, we didn’t need any superpowered time-travelers to see this one coming. Given the breakout success of both Arrow and The Flash, soon to culminate in another Season 3 crossover, the much-hyped teamup spinoff is officially a go at The CW. Are you ready to meet DC’s Legends of Tomorrow?
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!
Good news, iZombie fans. The CW has decided to renew the hit television series for a second season, providing a nice counterbalance to the grimy, broody world of The Walking Dead. Zombies aren’t all doom and gloom, you know. The show, based on the comic book series of the same name, recently ended its first season — and you won’t have to wait long for Rose’s next chapter to arrive.
Both Arrow and The Flash have sustained plenty of crossover in their first seasons occupying the same cinematic universe, but with either finale only weeks away, worlds in crisis will undoubtedly collide. Now, we know for certain that Barry Allen will race over to Arrow once more for the Season 3 finale, putting some flash in “My Name is Oliver Queen.”
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If The Flash titled its episodes like Friends, this one would have been called “The One Where Iris Finds Out”. But it’s not, so it’s called “Grodd Lives” instead. What many of us watching this show all season have been waiting for finally happened, this time without any time travel shenanigans undoing the reveal. I’m of two minds here: Of COURSE I’m happy Iris is finally on the inside, but in no way did the show justify waiting this long to do so.