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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Arrow Season 06 Episode 14: Collision Course

March 2nd, 2018 by Todd Black Comments

I’m not really sure what to say about tonight’s Arrow. I’ve already heard comparisons to Civil War, and much like that film, the plot and conflict was very contrived, and it left both sides on very weak ground. And “Collision Course” did many things that left me scratching my head.

First, the positive, I like how the fallout of Cayden James’ death was handled, especially since the money that Star City needed was gone, and Black Siren (somehow…) took it. With the fate of the city on the line, both Team Arrow and the Outsiders were gunning for her, which led to many confrontations, not the least of which was Team Arrow invading the bunker of the Outsiders thinking that they had her.

This was the first red flag, if Black Siren already was in Outsider custody, she would’ve been tortured or dead by the time Team Arrow found her. Why didn’t they ask why they were at the scene where Siren was last?

Then, once Quentin revealed he had Siren in a safe house of sorts, the question over what to do with her arose. Naturally, Siren offered to give the money back if they got her out of the country so Canary couldn’t get her first. But…the Outsiders wouldn’t have that.

This led to many moves and backstabs that resulted in Siren getting away, the money not being retrieved, and Team Arrow and the Outsiders now permanently on the outs. Some of it was understandable, but the end scene where Felicity and Diggle were chastised by Curtis for what “they did” was really bad. He did despicable things too, and yet they came to support them, but who cares right? You don’t like them…so chastise! *rawr*.

Then there’s that ending scene, where is that going to take us with Laurel? No clue.

In the end, “Collision Course” was very poor in many aspects, and though some good things did happen, it wasn’t enough.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!