What are you willing to do for your job? Are you ready to do anything for your career? Are you ready to kill it out there? There are many others that would love to kill you for your job. Are you ready to behead them for it? Because that’s what you must do to rise the corporate ladder in Gotham according to the Eighth Episode, The Mask.Read More
Robert Stukowski| Nov 27, 2014
Who is Felicity Smoak? Who is this woman that runs Arrow’s IT network? Why does she exist? Where did she come from? She’s not a comic book character. She was created specifically for the TV series. So, who is Felicity Smoak? We find the answers to these questions in the fifth episode of Arrow Season 3, The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak!Read More
It’s a part of his plan. Everything that has transpired was done according to his design. All fall under his umbrella. He alone says who lives and who dies. What you had for breakfast this morning was even planned by him. For he is the puppet master of Gotham. He is the Penguin.Read More
I finally have stable internet after two weeks. It was great being alone time, don’t give me wrong, but I love having internet. I admit I might have an tech addiction, but that’s good this day and age. I do this blogs for a living, and I need Internet access to do them.
Now, that I am back, I got a back order to fill. While I was able to seek refuge with my uncle for the first week of my absence, I could not get much done these past two weeks. That means I have to work my butt off to make a living now.Read More
Robert Stukowski| Nov 2, 2014
With Thea back in town, everyone returns to their regular mission: finding Sara’s killer. Everyone has their suspicions, but all signs point to Malcolm Merlin who is also back in town. After some investigations and a few fights, Team Arrow finds themselves at war with the League of Assassins in the fourth episode of the third season of Arrow.Read More
This is another episode that makes me wish I watched Arrow since the beginning. The characters make references to past events that I don’t know the significance making the scenes confusing. I know these characters have a history together, but that’s it.
The episode was called “The Magician”, probably alluding to the character Malcolm Merlin who was supposed to be dead but isn’t. He’s also Thea’s biological father, who makes his status as an Arrow villain interesting, but I wish I knew the significance of this.
Throughout the episode, the cast considers Merlin the one that killed Sara in the first episode of the season. Even the League of Assassins sends in someone to investigate the guy. At the end, we are told that he didn’t do it, but, like the League, I’m not so sure of this. His last scene with Thea suggests he knows more than he is telling everyone (except for Thea herself).
Thea is obviously in league with her father. This makes the dynamic between her and Oliver fascinating. She knows Oliver is Arrow, but Oliver obviously does not know this. I’m waiting for the moment when Thea will finally and openly betray her brother and his friends. Thea may even be the magician mentioned in the title.
In the end, this episode sets up the plot for the rest of the season. Team Arrow and the League of Assassins are now at war, with Arrow protecting Merlin. We still have the Sara mystery to solve as well, but that’s just there to bring everyone to Starling City.
Overall, I like where the series is going. I will have to pick up the DVDs for the first two seasons to see what I have been missing, but that goes without saying. If you liked the episode, or hated it, please tell me in the comments below, and I will post my next Arrow review on Thursday after the episode airs the night before.
This week, the episode is called “The Secret Origins of Felicity Smoak”. It sounds like we are getting some Felicity backstory with it. So, it should be interesting. In the meantime, you can read my previous Arrow review here.
Robert Stukowski| Nov 2, 2014
At some point in a young super hero’s life, you have to decide who your main friends and enemies will be. All great powers need a reason, and everyone needs people to fight and people to support them in those fights. Great, if you can find them naturally through normal human interactions. If you cannot…Read More
Robert Stukowski| Oct 29, 2014
We get some Harvey Bullock back story while the MCU gathers evidence against Jim Gordon in this week’s episode of Gotham. We also get an excellent Halloween Gotham special where mad men kill rich people under the name of the Goat.Read More
Robert Stukowski| Oct 24, 2014
This week, we hunt the elusive Thea as Team Arrow heads down south on the search for Oliver’s sister. Back home, Laurel decides to replace her sister as the Canary on the third episode of the third season of Arrow on the CW.Read More
Robert Stukowski| Oct 22, 2014
The world is all about running. We all run for various reasons. Some of us run for work. Others run for play. But, we all run. Sometimes you have to slow down and run really slow. Other times you have to pick up the pace and speed down the track. In every case, running means…Read More
Robert Stukowski| Dec 18, 2014
I may be a physicist, but I don’t read physics blogs as much as I would like or maybe I just read the wrong ones, because, while researching for a previous article, I stumbled upon a war.
Yes, a war. It’s a devastating war where reputations and careers are on the line. It’s a war fought in every form of media from books to blogs to interviews to videos to any and every form of media that offers time and space. It’s a war where you, my dear readers, are the pawns and the weapons are words. Strangely enough, it’s all about nothing.