I recently was talking to Meka about The CW’s amazing winning streak with DC TV Universe’s superhero series which include the critically-acclaimed Arrow and last year’s spin-off series The Flash. To which he mentioned he’s seen a few episodes here and there while in the gym. Seriously Mek, you and I may be the biggest comic book nerds to write for this site – and you’re dearly missing out on some amazing television. Of course, I don’t subscribe to cable, so I’ve been playing catch up through Netflix and/or other not-so-legal means.
Season 2 of Arrow just might be some of the best action-packed superhero television – and, well, quite possibly the best portrayal of Deathstroke we may ever see (unless he appears in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, if rumors are true).
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK:
Moving along, season 4’s big bad is Teen Titans villain Damien Darhk – although this version of Darhk brings mysticism and magic into the fold. There’s even an amazing crossover where Matt Ryan’s Constantine shows up – it’s just a damn shame the show was cancelled. Just when I was starting to fall in love with Zed. NBC, you have failed this series.
The following videos show just how menacing Darhk is:
I digress. In episode 9, we were left with quite the cliffhanger, and quite possibly a red herring of sorts when Darhk’s army of H.I.V.E. soldiers shot up Oliver Queen’s limo – shortly after being engaged. The promo for the newest episode is filled with even more misleads and red herrings, with shots of a grave and an incredibly raged Oliver set on revenge.
Rumors have been circulating that Felicity will end up in a wheelchair, and become Oracle. Although the former will likely be true, the latter would be a disgrace to the story and legacy of Barbara Gordon. We can only speculate what will go down when the episode airs on January 20th, preceded by a new The Flash on the 19th and the premiere episode of another Flarrow spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. In other words, every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday will be filled with DC action on The CW. Who would have ever thought?
Question remains, will we ever see the return of Nyssa Al Ghul?