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Arrow: Oliver’s Identity Exposed

After six season of guarding the identity of his alter ego, Oliver has finally been ousted at the end of the S07 E01, possibly by Black Siren. While this is an important move on the part of the producers’ to marry Oliver the mayor with Oliver the vigilante into one, it sure will have dire consequences moving forward. 

I do blame the people of Star City for being dumb all these years, how hard could it be to ID the man. Deep down, I think they’ve always known, but choose to play pretend. Now that Oliver is doing good with the city job, as Mayor, I want to believe the populace will be more accepting of his secret double life, which wouldn’t be a secret anymore.

This revelation has been a long time coming, the full consequences of this revelation can only be seen as they unfold. As usual, things will only get worse before they start to get better.

Arrow airs Thursdays on The CW

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Prometheus To Feature In Arrowverse 2017 Crossovers

Are you a fan of The CW Arrowverse?

Did you watch Arrow’s fifth season?

If you answers to both questions are yes, then you’ve met Prometheus (no relation to 2012’s Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel).

Prometheus

Prometheus was the villain to beat, a player on a whole new scale for Oliver and the other members of Team Arrow. Even though he died at his own hands at the end of the season, he won, he caused Oliver enough damage to last a lifetime. And now, its been confirmed that Prometheus, or at least a variant of the villain, will be appearing in the annual crossover event.
This year’s crossover is titled, Crisis on Earth-X, and will be a fallout between our heroes and villains around the multiverse on the occasion of Barry and Iris’ wedding. Prometheus, from Earth-X, has been billed to appear as a formidable foe for Oliver; it’ll be wonderful.

Crisis on Earth-X

The crossover episodes have become a yearly event since inception in 2015; every year keeps getting bigger and better. After last year’s Invasion, one might be tempted to think no way forward, but this year promises to be better.

Arrow Season 6 Will Feature Deathstroke’s Backstory

Deathstroke, as played by Manu Bennett, remains the one of the best villains of the CW’s hit show, Arrow; contested heavily by Prometheus.

With Oliver Queen’s personal journey into the Green Arrow ended with season five, the storytelling takes a different format, more time to be focused on supporting characters.

Deathstroke was brought into Team Arrow as a necessary evil to ensure the defeat of evil master planner, Prometheus; giving him the opportunity to return to the show’s narrative after a substantial absence.

Reports from showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, revealed that Deathstroke gets his own two episode story arc, episodes 5 & 6 of the new season to further dive into what made the man we know as Slade Wilson. I expect this would be tales prior to his arrival at Lian Yu – his personal life, military training, and he events that led to his arrival on the island with Billy Wintergreen.

Marc revealed also that a Deathstroke episode arc would have long been featured on the show but was shelved to make room for DC’s Extended universe (their version of the MCU), and now, since the DCEU didn’t seem to need the character anymore, the Arrowverse was free to make use of him once again.

Arrow season 6 premieres on October 12, at 9 P.M., on the The CW.


The Originals is coming to an end

Just in now from the SDCC where our favorite TV shows have taken center stage to making announcements and release trailers.
As seen on Julie Plec’s Twitter handle now – The Originals has come to the end of its run.


Season 4 of the hit vampire show was originally thought to be the series finale, judging by the way it ended. With an extra season, we’ll see the direction the story will take, and where Julie Plec (The Executive Producer) will leave us for the series finale.

TV Review: The Originals (S04E13 – finale)

Rinzy’s Ratings: 4/5 (B)

Every now and then TV shows deliver finales that are both  emotional and intense. This episode was one of such.

I know I must have felt bad for The Mikelsons more often than not right from their run on The Vanpire Diaries, but this… this finale… this finale shook the very foundation of family and what it means to love someone ineffably.

At the start of the episode, The Hollow wasted no time in showing her power to the witches of New Orleans by raising up Dominic (Remember that douche witch faithful?) It also didn’t take The Mikelsons long to agree to Vincent’s suggestion on how to defeat The Hollow, even though it’ll destroy them (Goodbye, Always and Forever). Quickly they dispatched the witches faithful to The Hollow’s cause, and Dominic (Bye-bye Dom!) The bulk of the episode rested on the repercussion of the terms agreed upon to defeat the unkillable Hollow.

Vincent’s crazily brilliant idea was for him to split The Hollow as was done in time past, into four, and send her to rest in the blossom of the four immortal Mikelsons – Rebecca, Klaus, Elijah, and Kol. A comdition they all naturally agreed on. So into the condition was Freya that she almost transitioned herself into a vampire to be fit to habour The Hollow, save for the timely appearance of Kol. The hard part of the condition was that, all four siblings could never meet again, least The Hollow tries to piece herself back. Very crazy plan right? Makes you wonder how on this earth the selfish Mikelsons who always profess to remain dedicated to themselves would agree to it. The answer is simple, because Hope is their salvation; the innocence they’ve all lost in themslevesand can only aspire to protect in the only candidate of the next generation of Mickelsons.

Elijah had it the worst: being that he has always been the one trying to get his family on track every time they hit a crossroad. This time, he sought Marcel and Vincent’s help to compel him to drop his natural instinct to preserve not just Klaus but the entire family.

There’s just one problem I had with this season – I extremely anticipated an all out battle between Hope and The Hollow, because of how much their great powers were teased. I still fan the flame of hope for this though.

By the end of the episode, everyone had began to live their different lives – Rebecca finally got her wish, as Marcel flew through to New York just to be with her, having ditched Sofia’s request off screen to flew around the role with her; Elijah at France, playing the grand-piano to the entertainment of free folks; Kol, off on his way to propose to Davina; and Klaus, hovering around Elijah. Hayley and Hope found themselves at Alaric and Caroline’s school for special kids (I guessed this one right). 

People… I lost a tear with Klaus in this episode as he wept for his daughter, Hope. It’s been fun watching the different shades of Klaus over the last seven years. He’s been a beautifully written character and at this point where his arc is at redemption, it’s been wonderful watching him express his pains at the glaring truths that he could fail Hope, his hope.

It’s certain The Mikelsons would be back together, through whatever witchy loophole the producers come up with. But till then, let’s revel in the depth of emotions this season finale has sent us to.

TV review: iZombie (S3E12)

I’ve never reviewed iZombie here, even though I’ve diligently followed it since its first season. Why? I really can’t say. Maybe because the show hadn’t given me a stronger reason to shout WTF! Until now.

The penultimate episode of the third season did plenty to shake things up, and I’ll try to talk about the noteworthy ones… the groundbreaking two.

1. Liv isn’t so holy afterall.

    If you’ve been following iZombie from the very beginning you’ll understand what happens to zombies after they take a snack on human brains – they tend to see visions and behave very much like the dead person they just feasted on. Now, in this episode, Liv ate the brain of Ravi’s former boss who had an oversized sexual appetite; something Ravi himself could attest to being that he had also slept with her in the past. Liv found herself visiting a bar one too many times until she hooked up with Filmore Graves. What makes this all the more noteworthy is that, Filmore Graves is the boss of Liv’s boyfriend, and all three are zombies. Yep! Zombies can only bone themselves.

    Liv is in a tight corner, though this plot might not be addressed until the new season, it’s still a wonder one: it raises the question of how much of you is you as a zombie under the influence of a new brain.

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    2. Explosion gallore.

    One of the dangling plot thread this season has been about Discovery Day (The day humans discover the existence of zombies). It’s been a real threat, becoming realer as the days go by. With a new  Mayor that is a zombie and a very wealthy firm run exclusively by zombies, I’ll say the undead have a better chance winning the way in Seattle. But when the major truth activist of the city turns into an undead against his own will and decides the best way to leave this world is with a bang, things take a drastic turn. I can swear I didn’t see that coming. Though iZombie has taken such explosive risk in the past, in terms of storytelling, this one managed to seem fresh and unexpected. This scene opens the door for so many questions because, as much as the bombed house contained lots of zombies, there also were lots of humans there. It makes fun at the entire reason why humans would be fighting the undead if it’ll cause them to be their own undoing.

    There you have the two shocking factors of this episode. I enjoyed this episode so much that I promise to review the season finale.

    iZombie returns next Tuesday on The CW.

    TV Review: The Originals (S4E12)

    I’ll start this review with the announcement that, Freya and Keel in finally did the deed.

    And… I give this episode a B+

    Still reeling from the events of the last episode, The Mikesons all feel relaxed and happy with the belief that they’ve defeated The Hollow (unknown to them its in their hope and salvation). Something happened in the first ten minutes of this episode that is common with most broadcast shows, Hope did something off that someone in the person of her mother realized but didn’t take serious. This is a common occurrence and for a show based on the supernatural, every detail should count.

    Anyways, it doesn’t take long for the quiet to fade. Sofia (Marcel’s gf) wakes up, and tells Marcel what he doesn’t want to hear. In extension, the whole squads hears about it. Everyone prepares to go deal with the Hollow proper once and for all. Did I mention that Rebecca tried to seduce Marcel just so that her family can remain in New Orleans? She failed woefully. This made me laugh at how much the dynamic of The Originals not been the number one beasts of the world anymore has come to stay.

    So, Vincent thinks it wise to channel Marcel to fully learn the spell Inadu’s mother used to trap her 1500 years ago, 

    Hayley’s particularly smart in this episode, quickly figuring out that The Hollow is in Hope. She and Freya blankly ponder on what to do as neither of them would hurt Hope. 10 points for The Hollow’s ingenuity! At first, I complained of Hayley’s lack of observation, up until this scene where she showed great observatory skill as is necessary between mother and child. Freya casts a spell that knocks Hope out and sends The Hollow’s essence away.

    Back from the land of the dead, Vincent and Sofia think it wise for Klaus to reach into Hope’s head to reassure his daughter to keep fighting The Hollow from the inside until her family can defeat the Big-bad Hollow. This fight from Hope’s angle requires that she not fall asleep else The Hollow wins.

    At the quarters, The Hollow, now in her own skin successfully puts every of the Bads down. Technically, this was all a distraction for Vincent to trap her and send her into her cage (the book) using her mother’s spell. Vincent failed. Hope disappeared from her father’s presence, The Hollow also from her confrontation with Vincent. Hope wakes up as The Hollow and the first thing she does is burn her book, the one that gave Vincent ideas on how to defeat her, after which she heads to the church to address her waiting disciples.

    Klaus gives a heartwarming speech of how the family can’t give up until they save his heart and soul, Hope. Vincent takes away whatever inkling of family they have left by saying he has an idea but it will be the end of their greatest pledge to each other – Always and Forever.

    I think this was a wonderful penultimate episode. Next week’s finale looks to be explosive: I can’t wait to see what Vincent fully meant by his closing remark.

    The Originals returns for its 4th season finale next Friday on The CW.