TV Review: Arrow S4E14 Code of Silence

arrowOliver and the team uncover HIVE’s plan to take out Team Arrow once and for all. With HIVE’s next attack imminent, Lance wonders if Donna is safer without him in her life.

Arrow is a bit mixed tonight with a balance of Team Arrow’s personal life and the superheroing. There’s an engagement party, a Mayoral debate, and then trying to stop HIVE. It’s all mixed in together in a weird episode that bounces all over the place in quality.

The episode comes back to that whole protecting your loved one theme, which gives huge hints as to who will be in the grave down the road.

There’s some action, and a lot of humor. The big thing is things are getting a bit clearer as to the whole Mayoral race and why it’s important, though the big picture as to why the bad guys are doing what they’re doing isn’t super clear. As a whole, things feel like we’ve seen it before.

I think my biggest problem with the episode is it packed in WAY too much. It’d have been stronger just focused on the debate or just focusing on the engagement party. Doing the two, things felt a bit thin and the focus was all over.

This is another bridge episode, not good, not bad, it just is. But, the good moments here are at least really good, so there’s that.

Overall rating: 7.3

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