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'Arrow' react: 'I am my own worst enemy'

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched that April 2 episode of Arrow, stop reading now!

So Slade’s plan is officially underway, and the first three steps seem to be as follows: 1) Tell Thea that Malcolm Merlyn is her biological father. 2) Hijack a bus full of prisoners in order to expand his army. And 3) Tell Laurel that Oliver is the mother freakin’ Arrow. Yep, that just happened. Let’s get into it!


'Arrow' react: The darkness inside

I sort of wish I were cool enough that if I got three of my exes in the same room, two of them would be related (is that cool?), and two of them would wear masks and know how to kick some serious ass. Unfortunately for me, three of my exes in one room would mean a bit more witty banter and a lot less leather. But that’s what happens when you don’t live in Starling City, I suppose. And in case you didn’t catch the episode and am wondering which three exes I’m talking about, tonight marked the return of Helena Bertinelli, who was later joined by the lovely Lance sisters. Let’s get to it!


'Arrow' react: Dig(gle) a little deeper

As far as I’m concerned, the more Diggle, the better. And tonight’s episode reminded me why that’s the case. And when you add in a tearful Ollie and the Suicide Squad? Oh yeah. I’m one happy viewer. Here’s what went down: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Divergent' hits theaters, 'Dancing With the Stars' returns, 'Pretty Little Liars' ends, and more

This week has a little bit of everything, from a big blockbuster hitting theaters to a new album perfect for your party playlist — not to mention a handful of television premieres and finales. For Pretty Little Liars fans, another season is coming to an end, while Drop Dead Diva viewers are gearing up for the show’s last run of episodes. So if you’re seeking a break from all things March Madness, look no further than our planner. You’re welcome.


Crisis, 10 p.m., NBC

In the middle of a field trip, a school bus — one that’s carrying the children of some of the nation’s most powerful people — is taken hostage. How far will they go to save their kids?


'Arrow' react: I am the captain now

It has officially begun. Slade found out the truth about Shado, and five years later, he’s introduced himself to Oliver’s entire family in order to keep the promise he made Ollie on the island: “You cannot die until you have suffered the same way that I have suffered, until you have known complete despair, and you will. I promise.” Let’s get into it!

We picked up right where we left off, with Oliver and Slade participating in the world’s firmest handshake. Slade had just made a sizable donation to Moira’s campaign and seemed to be all about eliminating that pesky wage gap. As Slade put it, he and Moira have something in common — they know how difficult it is to pick yourself up when other people have written you off. And with full glasses of Slade’s authentic Australian rum, they all drank to friendship. Seconds later, Slade asked about the boat accident, and more specifically, the island that must’ve been hell for Oliver.

And to hell we went! The majority of the episode took place on the island, where Oliver was perfecting the art of training shirtless in preparation for the big takeover. The first step in their plan involved burning what was left of the Mirakuru so that Ivo would never get his hands on it. And the second step involved a toast, not dissimilar to the one we just watched at the Queen mansion. Slade had been saving some booze, but considering this might be their last night on the island, they raised a glass to taking the freighter, getting off this island forever, and to Shado. That night, Oliver dreamt of Shado, but it wasn’t nearly as pleasant as it sounds: She was asking “why didn’t you choose me?”while repeatedly stabbing him. So perhaps the better word to use there would’ve been “nightmare.” However, some good came out of it: Oliver woke up and put on Shado’s hood for the first time. At the same time, Slade grabbed that Deathstroke mask. It was game time.


'Arrow' react: 'It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Queen'

Spoiler alert: If you have not watched the Feb.26 episode of Arrow, stop reading now! READ FULL STORY

'Heroes: Reborn': We are never, ever getting back together. Probably.

In a more fair world, one where television shows are not judged by the announcement of their intention to exist but instead by the content of the episodes they produce (which is to say, a world without Twitter), we would keep our mouths shut and wait for Heroes: Reborn to hit the airwaves next year before deeming it the mediocre thing it has every chance of being. But my editors tell me that taking a respite from obsessing over True Detective “might be healthy” for me. And anyways, there are some legit things to fret in theory about the prospect and potential of Heroes: Reborn. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' react: Family matters

You know how when you’re in a relationship, you would do anything to get a glimpse inside your significant other’s head to see what they’re feeling? Honestly, I think I want to know what’s going on inside Oliver Queen’s head more than anyone I’ve dated. I mean, what is happening?! I know he’s always had a thing with Sara, but how does he feel about her? And how does he feel about Laurel? Most importantly, how does he feel about Felicity?! This is genuinely driving me insane. Damn you, Ollie! You’re a fictional character and you still somehow have me feeling like a stereotypical female over-analyzing a (non-existent) relationship. Uggghhhh. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' react: Roy rage

Alright, I’ll go ahead and say the two words everyone is freaking out about: Suicide Squad!!! After that episode, it seems highly likely that we’re close to a Suicide Squad-Team Arrow showdown of epic proportions. Oh, and to put a little icing on that cake, Sara is back, and according to the promos, she brought Nyssa al Ghul with her! Dig and Ollie really should’ve listened when Felicity suggested they get an X-Ray machine. But let’s not get caught up on the future and focus more on what. just. happened. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' react: Hugs, not drugs

The lesson tonight was clear: Drugs are bad. Popping pills will get you fired, and mirakuru — basically the heroin of Starling City if we’re making a scale — will make you nearly kill a prostitute-murdering lawyer. Okay, so that gets complicated, but remember: Just say no to drugs! Somebody really should get some D.A.R.E. classes introduced to Starling City’s schools. And with that, let’s move on. READ FULL STORY

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