Arrow season 7 episode 19 review: Spartan

Den of Geek - 04-23

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This review contains spoilers. It’s always a good day to see Ernie Hudson on screen. Arrow brings in the heavy hitter for a crime-fighting caper episode with a classic feel. This Diggle-centric episode is long overdue and makes excellent use of its guest star, multiple timelines, and the show’s accumulated history, playing out similar themes across multiple generations of fathers, sons, and brothers. Over in 2040, however, we see the unfortunate downside to the future tense, where neither characters on-screen nor writers of the show seem to have adequately learned their lessons, making things feel a bit trapped in amber.