Arrow Review: Divided (Season 6 Episode 10)

Arrow Season 6 Episode 10
Team Arrow must come to grips with their inner turmoil, while facing Cayden James and his band of supervillains.

Welcome back, after our month-long hiatus!  The Arrow midseason premiere, “Divided,” opened on a strong note and managed to make good on the last cliffhanger, which not only saw Cayden James, Black Siren, and other season long antagonists join forces, but also maintained the conflict amongst the newer Team Arrow recruits and Oliver and co.

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‘Arrow’: The Conundrum of Completing the Team

Team Arrow
Arrow has presented many different versions of its team roster, but how exactly is that affecting the levity of its storytelling?

The midseason finale of Arrow saw the current version of the vigilante team disperse after a lack of trust amongst their ranks. With the series now in its sixth year, Arrow has been through several roster changes within the core team, and though it may seem as though this revolving door of vigilantes is keeping the series fresh, it feels like it may be weighing it down. Here’s a look at how Team Arrow can be constructed in the best possible situation for the coming episodes of Arrow.

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‘Arrow’ Season 6: How Would the Writers Improve Black Siren?

Black Siren

The midseason finale of Arrow spotlighted a small, but hopeful, glimpse into Black Siren’s story. The optimism for a full redemption arc for her is at an all-time high for fans of the character. With an entire second half of Season 6 coming in the new year, here’s a look at some of the things we’d like the series to do with Black Siren.

The return of Laurel Lance in some capacity (AKA Earth-2’s Laurel Lance/Black Siren) on Arrow Season 6 has not progressed to the results some fans have wanted to see. So how can the writers give fans what they want without crossing their “organic” story barriers?

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Our ‘Arrow’ Season 6B Wishlist: How Can the Series Get Back on Track?

Arrow Season 6 Episode 7 / Arrow Season 6B
Black Siren is still helping Cayden James’ and his own “Legion of Doom” attack Team Arrow, while Oliver has taken on the Green Arrow mantle again, but how poorly developed was Season 6A?

With a less-than-fulfilling first half of Arrow Season 6, we’ve put together a wish list of several things we’d like to see that might get Arrow back on track, including more focus on the newbies of Team Arrow, a deeper dive into the motivations and flaws of the villains, and a final, albeit temporary team. 

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It’s Time for the Black Canary to Leave ‘Arrow’

Black Canary
Green Arrow and Black Canary. It’s a comic book fixture in every new issue and story involving the Green Arrow, but in the television universe, they just can’t seem to ever get this duo written correctly. 

The CW’s Arrow introduced the Green Arrow to a new variety of fans, which has come with both positive and negative aspects, but none more negative than the ineptitude of the writer’s room when it comes to writing the Black Canary. It’s literally taken them three tries to get this character right, but it’s just impossible for them. So, what’s the problem?

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Arrow Review: Irreconcilable Differences (Season 6 Episode 9)

Arrow Season 6 Episode 9
“Irreconcilable Differences” found Team Arrow at odds with one another when it’s discovered that there may be a mole amongst their ranks, prompting Oliver and Co. to question their loyalties within the team.

Arrow Season 6 Episode 9 made for an interesting hour of this season, despite its repetitive storyline with a betrayer in their midst. We saw some interesting team dynamics and perspectives, the possibility of redemption for a season villain, and the completed face, or faces, of the new threat that Team Arrow is up against.

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How Should ‘Arrow’ Change After Participating in Parallel Earth Warfare?

Parallel Earth Warfare
After much anticipation, or very little at all, we’ve made it through the grand “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover. We saw hook-ups, the exchanging of vows, Nazis, the ramifications of parallel Earth warfare, and we even lost a beloved Arrow-verse character.

With such an impact that came from this crossover, it’s expected that there should be some fallout in the oncoming episodes. Arrow, which has been the more tame side of the DCTV universe, found its core characters all hoisted into a spectacle of an event, way outside of its normal “Save Star City” routine. With the crossover opening new doors for the universe, what does that now mean for Arrow?

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Arrow Review: Crisis on Earth-X (Season 6 Episode 8)

Arrow Season 6 Episode 8
Nazi doppelgangers from Earth-X come to our heroes’ home world to set forth some nefarious plans during Barry and Iris’ wedding. Team Arrow, Team Flash, the Legends and Supergirl must band together once again to stop the threat.

On Arrow Season 6 Episode 8, “Crisis on Earth-X,” we learn more about the motives behind the Earth-X doppelgängers and why they’ve come to wreak havoc on Earth-1. Through this we’re met with a familiar face, a couple of interesting team-ups, and the two worst wedding guests ever!

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The ‘Arrow’-verse Has Too Many Heroes

Arrow-verse
The Arrow-verse, which started strong with Oliver Queen coming home from his five years away after being stranded on Lian Yu, has grown dramatically since those first episodes, and now The CW has five superhero-themed shows slated on the network. But when is it too much?

The fact is there are too many heroes in the Arrow-verse. Deny it all you want, but Crisis on Earth-X (the four-way crossover event between Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow) definitely showcased this fact, too. While it’s good for big, eventful fights, like the fight against the Nazis, there just isn’t enough time for every hero to get the focus they deserve, and the numbers keep growing within the separate shows.

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