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TV Review: Arrow S4E16 Broken Hearts

arrowFollowing the events of William’s kidnapping, Darhk has become less powerful, but Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid, has emerged into Star City to cause chaos on the city and the Green Arrow.

Arrow is a bit of a mixed bag as Oliver and Felicity deal with the fallout of Felicity calling off the wedding. It’s all done with Cupid running around to cause chaos for those in love and getting married… you can easily see where this is going, and in many ways it’s very bad.

Instead of having an adult conversation a sham wedding is done to draw out Cupid and Oliver bares his soul to Felicity at the fake wedding instead of having a conversation before. It’s beyond a shitty situation and really crap writing in many ways. It dumps on Felicity in a bad way and puts her in a spot that’s unfair to the character.

In a season that had some solid possibilities as far as character development when it comes to Felicity, the writers cut that short by quickly having her walk again with only an episode or two to reflect on the situation, an insult in many ways to the character and viewers. Here too we see that sort of process and direction for the character.

It’s been a weird season, and this episode makes it clear it’s not as weird as it is lazy at times, and when it comes to Felicity, the season is beyond insulting. This may be a low point for the season, it’s definitely just a bad episode all around.

Overall rating: 6.1

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