In Review: Arrow – Confessions

When they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper in to help them stop the Ninth Circle

Synopsis: When they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper in to help them stop the Ninth Circle; things go awry and there is massive collateral damage; Dinah investigates what happened.

Review: Arrow takes on a little bit of a True Crime feel this week as the team is questioned over an operation, which goes horribly wrong.

The Story

When a raid goes horribly wrong and security guards are beaten to death. Team Arrow comes under scrutiny for the beatings and Dinah has to investigate and interrogate her fellow team members in order to keep things by the book. Meanwhile, Emiko who has killed Dante is still in charge of the Ninth Circle and has a very dangerous weapon that she plans to use to bring the City down.

The Acting

Juliana Harkavy puts in a solid performance this week as she has to help question her other team members about what went down. But for me, it is Danny Wattley as Sergent Bingsley who kind of steals the show and proves to be a real fawn in Oliver’s side. Especially when he goads Oliver about having served time.


This was a bit of a different pace of episode for the series and it had a True Crime feel to it as we see most of the individual team members questioned and provoked by the Police who are funneling to get to the truth of what happened.

I really found Felicity’s moments in the interrogation room to be pure comic relief as her pregnancy feeds her appetite for numerous snacks to munch on while she sidesteps the various questions that are being thrown at her.

The revelation at the end that it was one of the Team Arrow members that did the beatings though was a little bit of a disappointment.

Overall. A pretty solid episode, but also a little slow to get going.

Arrow - Confessions
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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