DVD Wholesale Quick Overview:
Season 7 of this television series opens five months after Oliver (Stephen Amell) decides to disclose his secret identity as Green Arrow to the FBI. He is now in prison, serving a life sentence. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and William (Jack Moore) are in the witness protection service, trying to adapt to their new life. Meanwhile, in Star City, a new arch-wielding vigilante takes on the mantle left by Oliver, striking the curiosity and anger in some of his associates.
Five months after being exposed as Green Arrow and into his prison sentence, Oliver tries to maintain a low profile in hopes of getting a reduction to his term, an effort which is complicated when he’s being stalked by Diaz’s associates…
The central storyline of Oliver and Emiko I felt was well done, in the end. It started off that Emiko was just like Oliver and was consumed by revenge against the bad guys, then it turned out she was a bad guy (girl, I guess) and the person she most wanted revenge on was her and Oliver’s father for leaving her and her mother alone. She soon kills fellow Ninth Circle member Dante when she finds out he was responsible for killing her mother, but continued to try to wipe out a good chunk of the city and drag Oliver’s name through the mud … or flat-out kill him. In the end she reveals she could have saved her half-brother and their father from their watery fate but decided not to, which nearly leads Mr. Queen to kill her in revenge, only to once again remember the lessons he’s learnt over the course of seven seasons and try to bring her to the good side instead, which admittedly fails as she soon dies by the hands of her former colleagues anyway. Either way, I liked the back and forth, and the fact we managed to avoid “I have to do this alone” brooding Oliver, finally showing that some of the lessons he’s had to learn four or five times have actually sunk in.
Well into its seventh season, superhero drama Arrow finds itself in its best place narratively since the series’ second year. This is due in large part to its decision to really commit to the story of Oliver in prison, which has led to an almost complete re-imagining of the show’s scope and premise. This was a bold move, and one that was clearly born of much internal reevaluation and behind-the-scenes planning. What is Arrow if it isn’t about Oliver Queen hiding a vigilante identity? What does this show look like if its primary reason for existing is sidelined for a third of the season? And how does it move forward afterward?
The answer seems simple enough: For Arrow, the future is female.
DVD Wholesale Main Features :
Actors: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Rickards, Colton Haynes, Echo Kellum
Producers: Greg Berlanti, Beth Schwartz
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR-Not Rated
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2019