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Arrow Season 6 Episode 13 Recap: The Devil’s Greatest Trick

Has the whole Cayden James plot been wearing you down?

If so, we are happy to report that Arrow Season 6 Episode 13 gifted viewers with a whole lot of twists. 

Cayden and his team decided to detonate the bomb to destroy Star City at midnight. This was in response to Vigilante turning against them. 

We took a trip to the past and found out that Cayden was working as a hacker, and it was getting in the way of his relationship with his son. 

He was missing his son’s basketball games, and disaster struck when the failing father was whisked away by ARGUS agents. The heartbreaking thing about it was Cayden later learned his son was murdered. 

Former Helix worker, Alena unmasked the murderer and confirmed he was none other than Karl Iscove. The trouble about all of it was that he was dead. 

Oliver took the real footage to Cayden who was shocked, but he told Oliver and Diggle to round up Anatoly, Diaz and Black Siren. 

Oliver managed to get the team together and got them to go after the three villains. 

Black Siren later admitted to being the one to order Owen’s murder, but Cayden seemed to think she was bluffing. 

Dinah was on hand to fight with Black Siren. She was still mad because Siren murdered Vincent on Arrow Season 6 Episode 12. 

Quentin appeared in the nick of time, but Dinah stole his gun and shot Black Siren. Afterwards, Quentin continued to have hope that there was some of Laurel inside the villain. 

Thus, he kidnapped her and took her well away from everyone. Will this end well for anyone, or will it all be a little too much to handle?

Elsewhere, Cayden was finally arrested and taken into custody. He chatted with Oliver and seemed like he genuinely wanted to help take down the others. 

Oliver agreed to let Cayden visit his son’s grave because he understood how difficult it was to be apart from a family member. 

However, Ricardo Diaz later made his way into where Cayden was being held and admitted that he was the one who killed Owen and that he took great pride in it. 

Ricardo then said that Star City was going to be taken over and that he would be the one in power. Before Cayden got a chance to respond, the new villain stabbed him to death. 

Who would have thought we would be losing the villain this early in the season?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 12 Recap: All For Nothing

The Grim Reaper came calling on Arrow Season 6 Episode 12, but did a character worth caring about die?

When the episode got underway, Cayden James continued to tighten his grip on the residents of Star City. 

He had control of most of the city, and not even A.R.G.U.S. managed to help take the villains down. 

Oliver and Thea conferred about what the best course of action would be to save as many people as possible. 

The best course of action, it seemed, was to create bomb shelters to give the citizens a place to hide if the unthinkable happened. 

Oliver and Diggle worked together with the aim of taking down Vigilante, but then Renew Curtis dropped the bomb that Vince was a good egg. 

This gave Team Arrow a glimmer of hope as Felicity came to the conclusion that Vince could plant a technological device in in Cayden’s lair to give the details about the mobile bomb. 

While Oliver was against using Vince because he’s been doing lots of sketchy things for over a year now, he realized there was no other way, and he had to roll with it. 

In an unsurprising turn of events, Vince was caught in action. He thought he fooled his way out of it, but Cayden and Anatoly later captured him. 

Dinah was adamant to save Vince because they go way back, and all that jazz. The team could hear him being tortured. Oliver did not want to save Vince because the bomb needed taking care of, but Curtis and Rene stepped up to the challenge. 

Just when Dinah caught up with Vince, an explosion lit up the whole venue, and Dinah was left trapped. That’s when Black Siren appeared in all of her villainous glory. 

She seemed against killing Vince, but she did so right after Cayden told her, solidifying herself as a villain. 

Dinah was mad because she failed to save her man, and that he mostly died for nothing. Felicity found out that the same people who released the picture of Oliver as Arrow edited the video of Oliver killing Cayden’s son. 

With this latest twist, Team Arrow is more divided than ever, and Dinah is determined to take down all of those who were involved in the drama in Star City. 

Given that Black Siren hesitated, is it fair to assume that she’s thinking of to the good side? 

That could be fun because Dinah is not ready to forgive her and will probably want to kill her. 

What did you think of the episode?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 11 Recap: We Fall

Cayden James may be one of the dullest villains to date on The CW’s Arrow, but he sure knows how to turn up the heat. 

On Arrow Season 6 Episode 11, Cayden was killing people left, right and center to get his point across to Oliver. 

Oliver turned to Quentin and gave him back control of the SCPD to try and bring some safe zones into the city because things were just getting out of hand. 

William was caught up in one of the attacks when he was on a school bus on a trip. Explosions trapped him and his classmates in a tunnel. 

The good thing about having a crime-fighting father is that you get some survival skills that come naturally. Things took a turn when William got cut off from his friends due to the severity of the explosions. 

Oliver saved William, but the kid figured out who was behind the mask, and he was not impressed. 

If you watch Arrow online, you will already know that Oliver promised his kid he would not go back to crime-fighting.

Oliver decided it was bet to let his son spend some time in the bunker to get a feel for the place. Maybe if he got to see the good that Oliver was doing, he would understand. 

This gave Felicity the opportunity to talk about how amazing her husband is at what he does. Slow, but surely, William was coming around to his father’s line of work. 

“Heroes don’t always make it home; I never forget that,” Felicity said before taking a look over at Laurel’s suit. 

“Oliver hasn’t always been truthful, he’s not perfect, but he makes his sacrifices, and so we have to make ours. You can worry, but you have to believe he’s going to be OK. That’s the only way this works.”

Yes, Felicity is excellent at inspirational talks, and should probably give the team them instead of Oliver from here on out. 

William seemed to warm to the idea of his father being the Green Arrow, so that’s the big positive. 

Oliver later apologized for lying to his son and agreed that there was no excuse for lying. Oliver even went as far as offering to hang up his Green Arrow costume for good. 

The kid knew how integral to saving the city his father was and wanted him to continue with it. See! There is such a thing as being open and honest. 

Cayden James may have terrorized the residents of the city, but he his influence helped Oliver get closer to his son. 

It’s just a shame Oliver gave up and allowed the transfer of $ 10 million to the villain at the close of the episode. 

You win some; you lose some. 

What did you think of the episode?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 10 Recap: Divided

Going after a villain on your lonesome is not that fun. 

Oliver Queen realized just that on Arrow Season 6 Episode 10 in the aftermath of the team falling apart. 

Cayden James made it his mission to get some stock in Star City, so he turned to Jerry Bertinelli to sell his control of Star City ports. There was some bribery thrown in for good measure. 

Curtis made a trip to the bunker to check up on Diggle, but there was some interference in the lair, and it paved the way for Felicity to find out that the lair has been bugged for quite some time. 

This made Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity aware that the secret identities of the team members were no longer a secret and that made the mission to take down the villain even more desperate. 

Another lead later, Oliver finally got close to Cayden, but he was shocked to find out that Cayden was just one of the villains he would have to take down. Oliver had to make a quick getaway before meeting a demise. 

This paved the way for Oliver to meet up with Curtis, Dinah, and Rene to fill them in on what was going on. Dinah was floored by the reveal that Vince is part of the band of villains. 

Initially, Dinah was apprehensive about believing Oliver, but it was all confirmed when she confronted Vince, and he turned on her. 

While Oliver was intent on continuing with things the way they were, Diggle wanted to drum into his friend’s head that forgiveness could be the way forward. 

Instead, Oliver pressed on and met the villains in a warehouse, and took down a lot of them. Ultimately, Vigilante took Oliver down once again, but he did not die. 

This gave Oliver food for thought as he realized that he could not fight alone because there were just too many villains to take down. Oliver then decided to ask everyone to rejoin the team and take down the villains. 

However, Curtis, Rene, and Dinah opt to decline Oliver’s request and make their own team that will operate from the headquarters of Helix. The reason was that the trust issues in Team Arrow are just not worth it. It was a crazy twist, but Curtis helped put Diggle back out into the field. 

Elsewhere, Thea continued to get accustomed to being out of her coma, and she was not impressed with Lance. He wanted to find a way to redeem Black Siren because of her uncanny lookalike to Laurel. 

This did not go down well primarily because of the amount of effort Thea put into trying to “fix” Malcolm, but she ultimately waved the white flag and joined his cause. 

However, she stopped short of rejoining Team Arrow because she is “not there” yet. How long will it take?

What did you think of the episode?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 9 Recap: Irreconcilable Differences

Oliver and Felicity got married at the close of the DC crossover, and Arrow Season 6 Episode 9 found them making the whole thing official. 

When the episode got underway, the couple were ecstatic to be married finally, and it seemed like Donna Smoak was slowly, but surely getting the hots again for Noah. 

While everyone enjoyed the event, Lance got a shocking phone call in which someone volunteered the news that someone from Team Arrow spoke to Agent Watson and named Oliver as Green Arrow. 

Oliver wondered which member of the team could be trying to double-cross him, so he tasked his new wife with showing him where Rene, Dinah, and Curtis had been. 

She found footage of Dinah meeting with Vince, and that was enough for the team to rule her as the perpetrator, but would she really go this far?

Oliver decided to leave her out of a mission to steal something from good old ARGUS. The reason for the mission? Lance had been kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James wanted the device for Lance’s safe return home. 

When the team made their way back to the bunker, Dinah was unimpressed that she had been left out of the mission and wondered why that could be the case. 

Oliver wasted no time in confirming they already know about her meet-ups with the villains. Dinah was mad, saying that was not the case and they should have spoken to her first. 

Just as Dinah was being looked down on by every single member of the team, Rene chimed in with some news: He was the tipster who went behind the team’s back. 

The FBI allegedly threatened him from ever seeing his daughter again, so he was forced to tell them the man in green was none other than Oliver Queen. 

Oliver was irate, but he knew the lengths he would go to for his own kid, so it made sense, in a way. Things got worse when Rene did not follow protocol on the exchange. 

But Team Arrow was fracturing and Dinah and Curtis were not impressed with the fact that they were put in the firing line for chatting to the feds. 

They quit the team and left Team Arrow in their rearview mirror, and who can blame them? Trust is integral to keeping things going smoothly. 

Oliver questioned how Cayden knew what was going on in the bunker, and they realized that Black Siren planted a camera in the bunker so everything they had been doing was being watched. 

We then found out that Anatoly, Vince, and Ricardo Diaz were all working together, so there’s that. 

What did you think of Arrow’s farewell to 2017?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 6 Recap: Promises Kept

A new villain emerged on Arrow Season 6 Episode 6 and made it clear he was intent on making some changes to the criminal underworld of Star City. 

The new addition was Kirk Acevedo who was playing DC comics villain Richard Dragon. On the CW hit, his character goes by the name of Ricardo Diaz. 

The new character had an ominous link to Diggle who was still keeping up the charade as the latest iteration of the Green Arrow. Diggle was still struggling with drugs, and it turned out his drug supplier was Ricardo. 

Diggle realized that Ricardo posed a threat to team Arrow, so he turned to his wife Lyla and told her all the details about his drug taking. 

Diggle supplied the team with Ricardo’s whereabouts and was forced to watch the drugs go up in flames. Diggle later confessed all to his team and apologized for keeping them in the dark. 

Meanwhile, Slade continued to reconnect with his son after being reunited with each other. Slade decided to join his son on a risky mission, one that Oliver opposed to. 

Slade’s son then wanted his father to attack Oliver and finally take him out of the equation, but then Slade turned the tables and sided with his former enemy. 

The newly formed duo went after Kane before he and his band of misfits could attack the water supply. Slade and Kane had to head-to-head in an emotional battle. 

Slade tried to tell his son that he was only killing because he was high on mirakuru, but the kid revealed that he witnessed Slade kill during a camping trip. 

Slade said goodbye to Oliver once again as he noted it was time for him to get some results with his children. He wanted to be a good father for once in his life. 

We also got to see some flashbacks of Slade being picked up from Lian Yu seven years before the current events. 

Slade trained with ASIS but struggled to move on from what happened to Shado. Slade then murdered the whole ASIS crew after the ghost of Shado told him to avenge her death. 

Something tells us Slade is going to find himself in some more trouble with the principal characters before long. His sons are wild. 

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 4 Recap: Reversal

Michael Emerson is in the building!

On Arrow Season 6 Episode 4, the popular actor debuted as Cayden James a.k.a. the man who founded Helix.

He was not impressed with everything that happened to him, so he was ready to embark on a revenge mission, and that meant taking some people down. 

Alena revealed the truth to Felicity, and it sent Felicity right to her team to let them know there was something villainous on its way to Star City and they had to be prepared. 

Felicity and Alena joined forces to find a ghost mirror drive that would give them access to some of Helix’s most important files. 

When they found the device, their mission was thwarted by none other than Black Siren who showed up to cause some mayhem for them. 

Cayden revealed himself to both Alena and Felicity before ordering Black Siren to murder them. He also revealed that he saved Black Siren from death on Lian Yu. 

In a scuffle that involved all of Team Arrow, Alena was injured and made her way to the hospital. Felicity managed to confirm that Diggle was right about Black Siren’s murders being covers. 

They make their way to a place known as “the vault,” which the villains are trying to access. Oliver played Overwatch and Felicity managed to take the firewall down and save the internet, and of course, their lives. 

While it seemed the team won, it was quickly revealed that Cayden wanted her to take the firewall down so he could upload some malware of his own to get the upper hand. 

In a somewhat surprising move, Felicity, after conferring with Alena, decided to call her company Helix Dynamics. Alena wanted to become a permanent fixture at the company, but it seemed like Ms. Smoak was on the fence about the potential hire. 

She was worried about the trust because Alena’s loyalty wavered in the past, but would she really stick the knife into Felicity twice?

Also, Oliver and Felicity celebrated the third anniversary of their first date, but things were thrown into doubt when it emerged that the villains wanted to play a little game. 

The episode concluded with Oliver getting a phone call from Slade Wilson who wanted his help with a brand new mission. 

Could it involve his son?

We’ll have to wait to find out!

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 3 Recap: Did Olicity Reunite?

Diggle continued his new role as the vigilante of Star City on Arrow Season 6 Episode 3, and not everyone was glad about the shifting dynamics of the team. 

When the episode got underway, Diggle adapted to his new role with ease, but FBI Agent Watson noticed that the Green Arrow was no longer shooting arrows. 

On top of that, Diggle made a crucial mistake during a mission, and it resulted in several civilians being put in danger, and they all needed medical attention. 

Dinah wanted her friend to thrive in his new role, so she pushed the team to move past it because it was always going to be a learning process for him. 

But, she waited until she and Diggle were in private and grilled him about whether his health could be the issue. He vehemently denied it and claimed the issue was dealt with. 

During the next big bust-up with Onyx, Diggle managed to get the team to capture the elusive villain to give the team a major win. We then found out that Diggle was using a drug to fix his issue. 

This is not going to end well. 

Curtis and Felicity reveal their high-tech crossbow that shot arrows without having to use it manually, so it was an excellent way to shut the media up about what was going on. 

With Oliver relieved of his duties as Green Arrow, he focused on raising William. Felicity stepped in to let him know that it was best to work through his issues with his son. 

She opined that putting everything aside would come back to haunt them down the line. Oliver then asked Felicity to tutor William because he was worried about a math test. 

Oliver later gave Felicity a key to his apartment, and Oliver said that everyone feels better with Felicity around. That paved the way for their first big kiss in a long time. 

The city council passed a new anti-vigilante bill that caused a headache for Oliver. He managed to find a way to bring it to a halt, but it means there will be a referendum to see who wants the bill to come into effect. 

What will everyone decide? Will they keep the Green Arrow around or will he have to change things up?

Hit the comments below with your take on the latest events from this hit CW drama series. 

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 2 Recap: Who Replaced Oliver as Green Arrow?!

Oliver Queen is officially hanging up his coat as the Green Arrow!

That much was confirmed on Arrow Season 6 Episode 2 after a damning picture of him as the vigilante was leaked to the media.

Naturally, Oliver took to city hall as Mayor to deny that he is associated with the Arrow. That was not enough to put the rumors to bed, so he then claimed that Bruce Wayne could be the person helping the mean streets of Star City. 

This confirmed that Batman does exist in the CW DC TV universe, but could we be meeting Bruce before long? It would be a little too soon what with Gotham going strong on Fox, but it’s still fun to have some superhero name-dropping thrown in for good measure.  

Oliver realized that he could kill two birds with one stone. William was struggling to connect with him because he felt like his father could disappear just as quickly as his mother did. 

“I am going to do everything in my power, forever, to make sure that you never end up alone in this world,” Oliver said to William.

“And I know that you think that that’s not up to me — and that’s a fair, smart point — [but] I think I’ve found a way so that maybe it can be.”

The shocking development involved Oliver asking Diggle to take on the coveted role, and he did so with great pride. This was a big thing for Oliver to ask, and the person he knew who could become a solid vigilante is Diggle. 

But, that’s also putting Diggle in the firing line, and he has a toddler to worry about. This is Arrow, so logic is generally thrown out the window for some shock value. 

We also found out that shrapnel from the blast on Lian Yu left him with a neurological condition. How long will he really be able to continue his crime-fighting ways?

This could be yet another instance that Curtis comes in handy because he’s actually a very smart man. 

In other events, Anatoly returned, and it became clear that his friendship with Oliver is well and truly over. Hey, that’s what happens when you go back on your word, Ollie!

Anatoly kidnapped a diplomat and held him for a $ 20 million ransom. This meant that SCPD’s rebuild was going to have to wait a little longer. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just move to a new office?

Logic!

Felicity was ready to launch a new company, and that meant she needed Curtis to join forces with her because, in the world of technology, he’s the ying to her yang. 

Over to you!

What do you think of the show’s fresh new direction? How long will Diggle be the Green Arrow?

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: Who Died on Lian Yu?

Arrow finally returned last night, and we finally found out who died after the crazy explosion on Lian Yu at the conclusion of Arrow Season 5

When Arrow Season 6 Episode 1 got underway, it was five months later, and we got the reveal that Oliver, Diggle, Curtis, and Rene had survived the blast. 

If you watch Arrow online, you will already know that Malcolm Merlyn blew himself up to save Thea right before the island exploded, but was it all for nothing?

As the episode progressed, we got flashbacks to find out what happened, and it did not look good for Thea.

Slade found her lifeless body and led Oliver to say goodbye to his sister. 

Because Willa Holland has been less prominent on the hit CW series of late, she seemed poised to exit, but everything was not as it appeared. 

Thea was revealed to be in a coma, so that was not quite as bad as an off-screen death.

It remains to be seen whether Holland is sticking around with the show, but if the actress does not return, we guess she could be killed off-screen. 

The other person who did not make it out of the blast alive was Samantha, who was adamant that Oliver takes on their son full-time in the aftermath. 

However, William felt like Oliver was the person who caused the blast because of what Adrian said and the kid favored Reza over Oliver. 

After much back and forth, Oliver managed to get William on his side after revealing that he did everything he could to save his mother and that he would never do anything to hurt him. 

The other person presumed dead on the island was Black Siren. She attacked Lance and Dinah, forcing Lance to shoot her. 

They left her on the island for dead, but someone appeared to bring her back into the land of the living, and she went to war with the residents of Star City. 

She blew up the SCPD offices and killed nine officers.

Thankfully, Rene had just graduated to become an officer, so at least the city knew it was going to need some new officers. 

When the graduation ceremony for the SCPD officers came, everyone expected there to be a terrorist attack, but for some reason, nothing happened. 

The Arrow lair was then intercepted by Black Siren and her goons, and Diggle was forced to fight for his life.

The team showed up in time, but they realized that Siren had stolen one of the devices Curtis used earlier to detonate a missile headed for Star City. 

With that, it left the team questioning the villain’s next move, but things took a crazy turn when a picture of Oliver as Green Arrow was leaked to the media. 

How will the Mayor be able to spin this one? We’ll need to wait another week to find out!

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