I have added episode stills from 3×15 – Nanda Parbat.
– Episode Stills 3×15 – Nanda Parbat
Stephen will be on Late Night With Seth Meyers on February 23 .
“The Return” was a weird episode. Enjoyable, but weird. It had all of the elements of a great Arrow episode—Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) return, Oliver and Thea time, emotionally compelling flashbacks—but they never quite clicked into place. Everything just felt rather underwhelming—tonight was a flashback heavy episode, which led to not enough time being given to Oliver and Thea’s struggles against Slade. It also felt as though the show was kind of spinning its wheels tonight, even though it had so much good material to work with. To be fair, Arrow has been firing on all cylinders since it returned from its midseason hiatus and in that time it has burned through so much plot. With nine episodes left in the season, this was probably the best moment to pump on the breaks, move its many pieces around, and set the stage for the final stretch of episodes.
FLASHBACK: STARLING CITY
We’ve seen Starling City before Malcolm joined the League and before the Queen’s Gambit accident, but tonight was the first time that we’ve checked in on our Starling residents during the time period that Oliver was away—and everything is not okay in the city Starling. Out of grief, Quentin has become a slightly belligerent alcoholic and his relationship with Laurel isn’t in the best place because he resents her for taking a job at a law firm in San Francisco. Thea also isn’t doing too well and has turned to drugs. Tommy’s doing his best to keep Thea on the straight and narrow-ish, but there’s only so much he can do.
Added screencaptures from last night episode.
– Screen Captures 3×14 – The Return
In last week’s “Arrow,” Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) tasked Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea Queen (Willa Holland) with conquering their fears in order to face Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) and his deadly League of Assassins, sending them to the island of Lian Yu.
The desolate landscape that forged Oliver into the show’s titular hero is now used by ARGUS as a supermax prison for The Arrow’s most dangerous foes — among them, Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), the man responsible for murdering Oliver and Thea’s mother. In Variety‘s exclusive preview of the Feb. 18 episode, aptly titled “The Return,” the duo come face to face with their old enemy, and it’s safe to say that it’s not a particularly friendly reunion.
Elsewhere in the hour, a flashback takes us back to when Oliver and Maseo (guest star Karl Yune) returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Tommy (guest star Colin Donnell). Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim and Erik Oleson.
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Stephen, Cassidy (Black Canary) and Haynes (Arsenal) filmming a night scene on the set of ‘Arrow’ in Vancouver on February 17, 2015.
– Arrow On the set > February 17 2015
Added scans from latest issue of SciFi Now.
– Magazine Scans SciFi Now – Issue 103 2015
I have added episode stills from 3×14 – The Return.
– Episode Stills 3×14 – The Return