ARROW Previewpalooza: “THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD” Crossover Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Wednesday December 3rd episode of ARROW. Direct from The CW, “PART TWO OF THE ARROW AND FLASH CROSSOVER EVENT — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness (guest star Nick E. Tarabay) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) why A.R.G.U.S. is involved, but she defers until Harkness attacks the building, killing several agents and targeting Lyla. The Arrow joins the fight and gets help from an old friend – The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin). Harkness manages to get away and Oliver teams up with Barry again to find him before he can get to Lyla. When Harkness plants five bombs in the city that are timed to explode at the same time, both teams must come together to save the city. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Grainne Godfree Schwartz (#308).” [Read more…]

ARROW Awesomeness: Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, John Barrowman and Paul Blackthorne Talk Season 3

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If you are among the millions of ARROW fans who have already circled the hit CW show’s October 8th return on their calendar, you’re probably going to pay attention to this post. Particularly because stars Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, John Barrowman and Paul Blackthorne were only too happy to talk Season 3 during their recent jaunt at San Diego Comic Con 2014. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

SING YOUR FACE OFF: John Barrowman Previews His New ABC Singing Show With a Twist

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Just when television audiences thought they had seen it all, ABC came up with a new kind of singing competition series — one where the contestants are celebrities who volunteered to be transformed to look just like one of their favorite icons. Anyone can give it their best shot at singing like someone they admire, but not everyone can pull off the feat of looking like their idols at the same time. So in an era where what you look like on stage is just as important as how you sound, this may be the ultimate challenge for performers looking to up their game.

In an exclusive interview, star John Barrowman (ARROW, DOCTOR WHO) talked about the fun of working on such an unusual entertainment show and who he would love to be transformed into if ever given the chance. [Read more…]

ARROW Scoop: EP Marc Guggenheim Previews the Season 2 Finale and What Other Deaths Lie Ahead

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In last week’s episode “Streets of Fire,” Starling City was literally under siege by Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) Mirakuru Army. The chaos and disorder was just the beginning. Anyone and everyone was a target. It did not matter who it was. The Mirakuru infected were no longer men with the ability to reason. They just murdered everyone who happened to be in their path. Starling City’s newest mayor Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro) was not even safe as he took a sword to the chest by Ravager aka Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) — as if we could even call her human anymore. The District Attorney was added to the body of the fallen before anyone could blink. Slade’s humanity is highly in doubt as he merely laughed with maniacal glee at the death and destruction his army was raining down upon the city that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) held so dear.

As also seen, everyone of Oliver’s team and those who align with him are targets. Having already taken the life of Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson), Slade has vowed to take at least one more life — the second person Oliver holds most dear. Given that Slade had dispatched one of his nameless/faceless men to hunt down Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and another to the police precinct where Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and her father Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) were holed up, that only leaves two possible candidates of who is the person Oliver holds most dear: Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Just who will be the lucky lady? That is what everyone is holding their breaths over for this week’s momentous Season 2 finale.

In a recent exclusive interview, executive producer Marc Guggenheim talked about what tense alliances lie ahead in the finale and whether Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) will rise from the dead one last time to take a stand to protect his daughter, Thea. [Read more…]

ARROW Season Finale Previewpalooza: “Unthinkable” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Wednesday May 14th second season finale of ARROW. Direct from The CW, “OLIVER MUST DECIDE ONCE AND FOR ALL IF HE’S A KILLER OR A HERO — Slade (Manu Bennett) moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) life. While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge and realizes sometimes it takes doing the unthinkable to stop the monster. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) takes on Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) with a little help from some friends, and Thea (Willa Holland) turns to Roy (Colton Haynes) in her time of need. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg” [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: “Streets of Fire” (Masks, Mirakuru, and Malcolm Merlyn, Oh My!)

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Ever since we found out that Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) was not only still alive, but that he is also Thea Queen’s (Willa Holland) father, we knew that Malcolm would one day return to Starling City to finish his mission to destroy the Glades and to claim what he thinks rightfully belongs to him — his daughter. Unfortunately for Thea, upon the death of Moira (Susanna Thompson), Malcolm now feels safe enough to return. Without Moira’s threat to unleash the League of Assassins on him, Malcolm returns and undoubtedly has another diabolical plan that he wants to spring upon everyone.

But will Malcolm stand and fight with Oliver against Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) to protect Thea or will Malcolm simply steal Thea from right under Slade and Oliver’s noses? And how will Roy (Colton Haynes) feel about Thea’s father resurrecting from his very richly deserved death and coming back to perhaps finish off the Glades, Roy’s home turf?

As if Oliver Queen did not have enough on his plate at the moment, having to face and deal with Malcolm Merlyn is the last thing he needs; unless Malcolm is sticking around to help out and fight against Slade Wilson and his Mirakuru army, Malcolm is one more problem to deal with another day.

But will Thea see it the same way? Maybe she is intrigued by the idea of getting to know her biological father. After all, she has not been privy to Malcolm’s extracurricular activities as the Dark Archer and all the times he and Oliver faced off. So maybe in her mind Malcolm is just the parental figure she needs right now. Though I suspect even if Thea were initially swayed by Malcolm’s charm, she would ultimately sense the one thing she cannot abide by – the lies. After listening to her own family’s lies for years, Thea is pretty finely attune to when someone is lying to her and it remains a hot button for her. Malcolm had better tread carefully or she might unleash all her pent-up rage and anger against him if she finds out he is also lying to her about anything. [Read more…]

ARROW Previewpalooza: “Streets of Fire” Sneak Peek! (AKA: The Return of Malcolm Merlyn)

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Wednesday May 7th episode of ARROW. Direct from The CW, “MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman). Nick Copus directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Ben Sokolowski”

Added executive producer Andrew Kreisberg at a recent press event, “All hell is going to break loose in the city, and Thea will find herself in a precarious predicament. She will be saved by her father. Malcolm is going to offer her what she doesn’t have anymore. That was part of our math with killing Moira. If we were going to send Thea in that direction, she needed to not have anything pulling her back — now that she has a brother who lied to her and has done something unforgivable and no mother. Then on the flip-side, she has Malcolm Merlyn saying: “I will never lie to you Thea.” [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: A War Is Brewing in “City of Blood”

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It was inevitable that someone close to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) would eventually die. All heroes paint a bulls-eye on their loved ones the second they take on the responsibility of being a champion. In Oliver’s case, his fate was predetermined by the events on that blasted island. Meeting Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) was both the making of Oliver and perhaps the undoing of Oliver – and all because of a girl. Shado (Celina Jade) was blessed to have been loved by two very good men; but her death caused shockwaves that are still being felt today. Oliver may never fully escape his decision to choose Sara over Shado when Ivo (Dylan Neal) held a gun to their heads and told Oliver to choose. Slade is certainly never going to forgive Oliver, and under the influence of the Mirakuru serum, Slade’s mind is warped beyond the limits of humanity. Slade is now just a monster seething with rage and vengeance. Unfortunately, it is not totally unlike how Oliver was when he first return to Starling City – that all consuming desire for revenge at any price.

But the price of Slade’s unrelenting pursuit to destroy Oliver took a deadly toll in last week’s episode “Seeing Red.” It claimed the life of Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson). When placed in the same position of being forced to choose between two people he cared about Oliver, simply could not choose this time. He was bereft with anger, agony and helplessness. That left it up to Moira – being a mother who never ever hesitated to do whatever it took to protect her children, she willingly stepped forward and declared herself to be the one willing to die so that her children may be spared. As Slade swung his sword and sliced right through Moira, we watched in utter horror. Slade may have declared it an honorable death, but there was nothing honorable in watching a woman being cut in half before her children’s eyes just because a madman wanted to play a game. [Read more…]

ARROW Spoiler Alert: EP Andrew Kreisberg Dishes on Wednesday’s Bloody Shocking Final Scene (“Seeing Red,” Indeed!)

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This week’s episode was a tear-jerker on many levels. It was bad enough seeing Roy all zombified and hurting everyone he cares about. But the death of Moira Queen tops everything. As the matriarch of the Queen Empire it was a devastating loss. Thea and Oliver are bereft and nearly unfunctional after losing their mother, and in such a brutal, heartless fashion right before their eyes. It is now apparent that Slade Wilson’s revenge this season may have initially felt agonizing and relentless, but never more so diabolically evil that with that thrust of his sword claiming Moira’s life. It did not help that Moira chose to sacrifice her life so that her children could live and that Oliver would not be forced to chose. In the end, she is still dead and Slade is the one responsible. What did he achieve in killing Moira? It only demonstrated how far gone his humanity is. There is no saving him. There is only the time remaining on the clock in how many more minutes and seconds Oliver lets him live.

In a press interview, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave some candid and cryptic answers to the more pressing questions about why this tragic event came to pass and what lies ahead for the ARROW heroes. [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: “Seeing Red” (Roy, Romance and Rampage, Oh My!)

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First the bad news, Roy (Colton Haynes) wakes up. Yeah, that shouldn’t be the bad news. But this is the episode where Roy goes on a rampage and Starling City takes a heavy beat-down in the process; and the city is not the only victim as when Oliver (Stephen Amell), Sarah (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus) all try to help Roy, they come away wondering if there is anyone who can stop Roy. So at a time when everyone should be solely focused on taking down Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), it is one of their own that they are tracking and battling.

But before their internal war breaks out, Oliver and Sara take a beat to enjoy a private moment and start to discuss their future. But can superheroes ever really have futures? Must they live their lives only one day at a time? This ongoing conversation between Oliver and Sara reveals all the doubts and the excitement that they go through looking ahead. [Read more…]