All posts by Molly Deininger

Molly is a Cleveland native with an English degree from Wittenberg University. She is a romantic comedy connoisseur but is currently obsessing over hot superheroes.

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Season two of “Arrow” ends on a high note with its finale, “Unthinkable.” Since the introduction of Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) as its villain, we’ve been hurtling at near breakneck speed toward this finale. The writers haven’t been afraid to burn through material, making it one of the most exciting shows of the season, and the finale is no exception. Oliver (Stephen Amell), his team, and some unlikely friends face Slade in their ultimate showdown, hoping to end Slade’s one man vendetta against Oliver once and for all. It’s bothRead More
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It’s the penultimate episode of the second season of “Arrow,” and the action is kicked into high gear. “Streets of Fire” follows Team Arrow as they attempt to put an end to the seemingly unstoppable force of Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro), Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau), and their Mirakuru army. We pick back up with Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy), trapped in the building where they tried to stop Slade’s army. They’re separated by the rubble and somehow Oliver’s bow ended up by Laurel. TheRead More
City of Blood

Posted On May 1, 2014By Molly DeiningerIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ Almost Loses Its Hero

After last week’s heartbreaking episode of “Arrow,” we return to Starling City to see the aftermath of Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) slaying of Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson). “City of Blood” picks up a few days later; the mayoral election came and went, and with no opponent, Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro) has been elected. The episode opens at Moira’s funeral and everyone is there except for Oliver (Stephen Amell). A seat in the front is kept empty for him. Simultaneously, Sebastian is being sworn in as mayor and Starling City hasRead More
Seeing Red

Posted On April 24, 2014By Molly DeiningerIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: A Mother’s Sacrifice on ‘Arrow’

At the start of nearly every episode of “Arrow,” Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) voiceover reminds us that his one goal is to save his city. If this was Moira’s (Susanna Thompson) show, she would tell us that her only objective is to protect her family. If we have learned one thing about this morally ambiguous character, it’s that she will do anything to keep her family safe. In the truly devastating “Seeing Red,” we learn just how far the Queen matriarch is willing to go. We begin the episode in theRead More
The Man Under the Hood

Posted On April 17, 2014By Molly DeiningerIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Team ‘Arrow’ Fights Back

With only five episodes remaining in the season, “Arrow” is hurtling toward what is sure to be an explosive season finale. This episode, “The Man Under the Hood,” has its characters fighting, and mostly failing, to pick up the pieces left over from Slade’s (Manu Bennett) path of destruction. “The Man Under the Hood” proves itself to be a clunky, yet mostly satisfying follow-up to the last game changing episode. We open with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) adorably fussing with a face mask in a van with the rest ofRead More
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In a spectacular episode of “Arrow,” we follow Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team as they try to save a kidnapped Thea (Willa Holland) from Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) clutches. The stakes are high as the season continues to build toward its finale, and with as many shocking moments as “Deathstroke” has, one has to wonder how the writers will top this one. The episode begins where we left off, with a devastated Thea in Slade’s car after her breakup with Roy (Colton Haynes). She soon learns that Slade isRead More
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Posted On March 27, 2014By Molly DeiningerIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ Ladies Let the Darkness In

This episode of “Arrow” is called “Birds of Prey,” referencing the comic book team most famously made up of The Huntress, The Black Canary, and Oracle. Of course, there is no Oracle (yet?) in the “Arrow” world, but this episode does mark the return of Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw) and her alter ego, The Huntress. Her reappearance brings the full Team Arrow back together in the hope of stopping Helena’s wake of destruction in her pursuit of killing her father to avenge her fiance’s murder. The episode begins withRead More