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Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 8 - The Scientist PLUS A Look At The Mid-Season Finale
After putting Count Vertigo down for good in "State v. Queen," Arrow took a week off to prepare for the arrival of another, probably even more popular, DC superhero. And even though Barry Allen hasn't become the Flash just yet, his arrival still marked the first time that superpowers appeared on The CW series. How did the special abilities fit into the gritty, realistic Starling City that the comic book inspired show has created? Surprisingly well, actually.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 7 - State v. Queen PLUS The Scientist's Flash-y Preview
After the mission to Moscow, Arrow is back in Starling City for "State v. Queen" to face off against some new characters from the DCU as well as returning favorites. That seems to be a successful formula for the show with "Keep Your Enemies Closer" introducing Amanda Waller as well as bringing 'Deadshot' back for the exciting tangent that sent the 'Green Team' overseas. This week, Oliver's familiar foe is none other than Seth Gabel's Count Vertigo.
Arrow Adds An al Ghul And Dons A Domino Mask
Those who have been paying attention to the name-drops on Arrow know that it was only a matter of time before one or more of the al Ghuls, a family intimately and often involved in fellow DC superhero Bruce Wayne/Batman’s life, showed up in Starling City. Well, The CW’s superhero series has recently cast an al Ghul. Not Ra’s. Nope, not Talia either. Yes, there are more.
Arrow Offers First Look At The Flash, Which Will Now Get A Stand-Alone Pilot
This news comes after network higher-ups have seen Arrow’s eighth and ninth episodes, where Allen’s Central City assistant police forensic investigator is first introduced. According to >Deadline, the highly positive reactions have led them to believe the character is worth more focus, and they’re willing to finance the loftier budget that pilots usually call for.
The Reinvention Of The Crime Procedural: 5 Shows Doing It Right
The crime procedural and television go together like peanut butter and jelly, or green eggs and ham. Or, like a serial killer and a jail cell — which is probably why they’re so darn popular. For over fifty years, the crime procedural has dominated television: from Dragnet to Columbo, 21 Jump Street to Law & Order and beyond — all of these iconic procedural dramas made the case for, and canonized, the methodology behind the madness, now and forevermore. In fact, crime procedurals are the number one US television export. We seem to really love them, huh?
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 6 - Keep Your Enemies Closer
There’s barely been enough time to properly process the major name-drops during last week’s run in with the ”League of Assassins” with the mysterious mercenaries mentioning both Ra’s al Ghul and his daughter Talia in the attempt to capture the Canary. And yet, "Keep Your Enemies Closer" possibly bested the previous episode of Arrow when it comes to DCU easter eggs. Oh, it was also another damn solid installment of The CW superhero series.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 5 - League Of Assassins
Amidst a flurry of small-screen superhero news, from The CW adding Hourman to their roster to Marvel and Netflix announcing their epic partnership, Arrow continues to provide the model for a successful comic-book inspired series. Sorry, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. By focusing on Black Canary, "League of Assassins" continued to populate the series with popular DC characters including a reference to two of Batman's biggest (big-screen) foes.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 4 - Crucible
Last night's episode of Arrow didn't have the strongest villain of the week (and not because the 'Mayor' didn't have a DC Comics connection) but the big reveal made up for that lack and more. Actually, there were two rather big reveals in "Crucible" with the disclosure of the Canary's secret identity driving the serialized narrative before another 'twist' occurs at the very end of the installment.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 3 - Broken Dolls
While "Broken Dolls" saw Oliver Queen continue his corpse-less quest to save Starling City, this week's episode of Arrow was also overflowing with references to the DC Comics universe. The second season of The CW's comic book series has been busy expanding the world by writing nods into every installment - from the subtle mention of Flash in "City of Heroes" to the appearance of both Sebastian Blood and Bronze Tiger in "Identity" - and last night didn't disappoint.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 2 - Identity
While there wasn't a nod as exciting as "City of Heroes'" dropping news of Central City's particle accelerator being prepped, the second episode of Arrow's second season still had several DC Comics references as well as feature a few new comic book based characters. Oh, and "Identity" was also a great episode of action-adventure television, not simply relying on all these references for a 'cool' recognition factor but effectively working them into the narrative. They all matter.
Arrow Season 2: A Look Back And A Look Ahead
At the end of Arrow's first season, the 'Hood' had all but failed his city. The vigilante couldn't stop 'the undertaking' that left his home in ruins and Starling City is in need of a hero more than ever. Maybe a city full. And before The CW super-series returns with a "City of Heroes" to start Season 2, now is a good time to take a look back at the events of last year as well as discuss the 'powerful' additions for the new season.
Arrow Casts Glee's Grant Gustin To Play Flash
It looks like Grant Gustin will be Warbling his way back to The CW. The Glee actor has landed a pretty significant role in the upcoming second season of Arrow. He's reportedly set to recur as Flash in Arrow, and if all goes well with the episodes, he could end up going on to star in the potential spinoff series at the network.
The CW's Arrow Continues Expanding The DCU On The Small Screen
DC is trying to get its connected comic-book universe off the ground on the big-screen with Superman/Batman serving as a sequel to Man of Steel but all the 'second tier' superheroes (apparently everyone who's not Clark or Bruce) are still having their origins unfold on The CW. Marvel's rival has really come a long way since Smallville.
Arrow Team Hopes To Strike Another Bullseye At The CW With The Flash
Outside of the Dark Knight trilogy and the recent Man of Steel, Warner Bros. hasn't had as much big screen success with their stable of DC comic book characters as, say, DC's main comic book competitor, Marvel. But where Warners has succeeded is on the small screen, with series like Smallville and Arrow, which will start its second season in October. The CW is hoping to continue that success with Flash.
Arrow 2013 Comic-Con Panel Live Blog
The pilot premiered at SDCC last year and now Arrow is back at the Con to promote the upcoming season second of the superhero series. In attendance for the panel are stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes as well as executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. The CW action adventure is also bringing a special preview of the upcoming season, one that focusses on Oliver's 'transformation from vigilante to hero.'
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