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TV Review: Arrow S3E8 The Brave and the Bold

arrowOn this episode of Arrow as Oliver, Arsenal, and Diggle pursue a killer named Digger Harkness, they encounter an ARGUS team; Oliver and the Flash team up to try and stop Harkness.

I mentioned in my review yesterday that the Arrow’s appearance on The Flash added a bit of darkness to an otherwise overly “bright” show. The reverse can be said for this second team-up episode that has the Flash head to Arrow. Barry helps the Arrow see he doesn’t have to be so dark and moody, and can lighten up a bit.

Taking its name from DC Comics’ (in)famous team-up comics, this episode sees the Flash and Arrow take on Captain Boomerang, a rogue I generally associate with the Flash.

The red speedster and his crew head to see the Arrow and a while gang fight this new villain. What’s solid is, the episode plays off the two’s previous interactions, especially last night’s episode of The Flash. What’s also great is the two episodes together give us numerous winks and nods to the comic team-ups many of us grew up reading. Last night it was “who’d win in a fight,” and tonight is the lessons heroes teach each other, with a return to “who’d win in a fight.”

Two separate shows that are good on their own, but together so much stronger. Here’s to many more team-ups in the future.

Overall rating: 8.5

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