ARROW Preview: Slade’s Trap Is Sprung and Oliver Queen’s Family Must Pay The Ultimate Price

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On the heels of last week’s shocking surprise, where Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) found Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) standing in the Queen Mansion living room, this week’s episode “The Promise” reawakens Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) memories of that fateful day after which nothing was ever the same again — the day that Slade found out about Oliver’s choice to save Sara (Caity Lotz) over Shado (Celina Jade) on the island.

So what exactly happened on Ivo’s boat? Did Oliver and Sara rescue the other prisoners? Was the mirraku serum all destroyed? How did Slade find out the truth about Shado’s death? And did they all make it off that boat? That tale is finally told and it does not go exactly as planned, as heroes and villains take on different roles when faced with greater fears and greater motivation. There is also an unexpected visit from a familiar friend that also does not go as expected.

Back at the Queen Mansion, with Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) and possibly Thea’s (Willa Holland) lives on the line, Oliver must find a way to save them before Slade’s angry wrath is unleashed upon them all. But who can stop Slade whose mind has been warped and festering in a mirraku-infested haze for 5 years? Alone and unable to leave for one second with Slade in the house, Oliver must stand his ground to protect his family — weaponless and without the protection of his anonymous hood. It is a rare day that Oliver finds himself so defenseless and utterly naked before such a threat. Can Slade be reasoned with? Will anything less than total annihilation of the Queens satisfy his blood-lust?

Who amongst Oliver’s team will be the first to realize the danger that Oliver is trapped in? Will it be Diggle, Roy, Sarah or Felicity to the rescue, or will they be oblivious of the threat ’til the dire end? [Read more…]

ARROW Scoop: Meet Barry Allen! A Chat with Grant Gustin, EP Greg Berlanti & Writer Geoff Johns

(Article by Sarah Stephens)

Following last week’s nail-biter of an episode, ARROW fans are dying to get some scoop on Starling City’s most recent import, Barry Allen. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the guy to ask. Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen, sat down to give us some juicy details on the pre-Flash character. After last week’s cliffhanger (spoiler alert!), where Barry learned the true identity of his hero the vigilante, we just had to go straight to the source and ask executive producer Greg Berlanti and writer Geoff Johns to find out what it was like bring Barry Allen to life. Get the inside track here before ARROW vanishes….until Jan 15th, 2014. [Read more…]

ARROW: Colton Haynes Talks Rocks Ahead for the Thea/Roy Romance and Whether Roy Will Forgive Oliver

Last week’s episode “The Scientist” had many revelations and shocking moments, one of the biggest being when Oliver (Stephen Amell) shot Roy (Colton Haynes) with an arrow to keep him from getting in his way. That Oliver would actually shoot Roy felt like an arrow piercing our hearts.  We felt Roy’s acute pain and disbelief.

In a recent press interview at the WBTV Mondo International Press Tour, star Colton Haynes talked about how Roy is going to react to the Arrow’s betrayal and what roadblocks arise in the Roy/Thea (Willa Holland) blossoming romance as a result of the Dark Archer’s return. [Read more…]

ARROW: Season 2 Shapshot from Stephen Amell on the Oliver/Roy Fallout

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is not the only terse and succinct superhero on television, but he is the one with perhaps the biggest heart. He will literally do anything to protect his family and those he loves. We have seen him struggle time and time again to walk the line between vigilante and hero. He recently crossed back over to the dark-side in order to save his teammate Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) when The Count (Seth Gabel) had her in his clutches, and Oliver snapped again when he thought that Roy may be endangering Thea – and an arrow through the leg was Roy’s punishment for daring to venture more into Oliver’s forbidden vigilante world.

In a recent press interview at the WBTV Mondo International Press Tour, star Stephen Amell briefly talked about the Oliver/Roy relationship and Oliver’s struggle to stop the killing in his quest to help the people of Starling City. [Read more…]

ARROW EP’s Talk Barry Allen, Address Felicity/Oliver Shippers and Tease Various Villains!

By: Sarah Stephens

It’s finally here! Ever since it leaked that none other than Barry Allen, aka The Flash, would be appearing on ARROW the speculation has been wild on just when and how he would appear. Well, the “when” has been answered- tonight on the all new episode of ARROW. The “how” is a little more fun. Look for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin of GLEE) to stop by Starling City as a CSI import from Central City helping the Scooby gang investigate a strange and lethal robbery. While in town, Barry is going to get up close and personal with his own hero, the vigilante.

Barry, pre-Flash transformation, will stick around for two episodes and shake up the dynamic of Starling City’s protectors, particularly when it comes to everyone’s favorite tech girl Felicity. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explained “We spent a lot of time talking about Barry, even before the pilot aspect, just how we were going to introduce him in these episodes. Especially with the way the season had been going, talking about Oliver and Felicity and their growing relationship or feelings for each other, the fact that Barry and Felicity are so similar and they’re both a little bit uncomfortable in their own skins and both very likable and personable, it just seemed like they would instantly hit it off, which would complicate things for Oliver even more.” He continued “The fallout from episode 9 carries over into the next episodes, as far as Oliver and Felicity. Barry has had a profound effect on them.” [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: A Flashy New Face, A Returning Villain and A Party!

When we last left off with our heroes of Starling City, two stunning events had just occurred: (1) Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) was acquitted for her part in the Reckoning, and (2) Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) returned announcing that he was the father of Thea Queen. It is hard to say which moment caused fans jaws to drop harder, but certainly many were left stunned by these sudden shocking events. Even Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was surprised to see his mother escape the vengeful wrath of justice. But apparently that was all Malcolm’s doing – he pulled a few strings to ensure that Moira was freed. [Read more…]

We Shine the Spotlight on ARROW Star Celina Jade

By Sarah Stephens

CW’s ARROW comes roaring back for season two on October 9th at 8pm. Last season, we met the two halves of Oliver Queen’s life: the citizens of Starling City and the mysterious island guests who played a role in creating the Arrow.  None did more so than Shado (Celina Jade), daughter of Oliver’s first mentor Yao Fei. Audiences figured out fast that Shado, a Chinese lawyer, isn’t your typical damsel. A master archer and skilled fighter, Shado plays a direct role in honing Oliver’s skills while they work together to leave the island. Even more intriguing, Shado and Oliver share the same dragon tattoo. In season two, fans will learn more about the martial arts maven Shado and who she is to Oliver.

Celina Jade isn’t new to the action scene. Born in Hong Kong, Celina’s father is American Kung Fu star Roy Horan. Celina started training at a young age and took her action fighting skills to the big screen in Hong Kong, staring in Legendary Assassin.  Beyond that acting and martial arts, Celina has an extended career in modeling and music.
We shine the spotlight on Celina Jade as she sits down to chat about her character Shado, teases us about what’s next on ARROW and gives a behind the scenes look at filming on an action set like ARROW. [Read more…]

From Zero to Hero: David Ramsey and Katie Cassidy Talk ARROW Season 2

Still reeling over the death of Tommy Merlyn during last season’s shocking ARROW first season finale? Well, you’re not alone! Case in point, this San Diego Comic Con 2013 shot interview with ARROW stars David Ramsey and Katie Cassidy, who reflect on losing Tommy (and with it actor Colin Donnell), Oliver’s journey from “The Hood” to “Green Arrow” and tease where their character’s find theselves when the hit CW series returns for its second season this fall. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

New Villains! New Heroes! New Story Structure! ARROW EP’s Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim Answer Your Burning Questions

Wondering how ARROW executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim plan on possibly topping their hit CW show’s phenomenal first season?! Well, wonder no more, because recently caught up with the talented twosome at San Diego Comic Con. What follows is their spoilerific interview that touches on a wide range of subjects including but not limited to their need to surprise audiences at every turn (See: Tommy’s death), who inspires them (See: Joss Whedon’s season-long BUFFY structure) and the evolution of Oliver! See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

Direct from San Diego Comic Con 2013: John Barrowman Uncensored!

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Fans across the globe have been faithfully following John Barrowman through his diverse entertainment career.  It was thus with great pleasure that John made such a splash on the scene at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  He not only hosted his own panel alongside his sister Carole Barrowman, John also showed up for a surprise appearance at the ARROW panel, participated in numerous autograph signings, and attended all the glitzy parties, including the Entertainment Weekly party hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. [Read more…]