Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne arrow

"Arrow" Season 8: Paul Blackthorne's Quentin Lance Set to Return for "Multiple Episodes"

We're officially in November – which means The CW's "Arrowverse" shows are pretty much in full swing at this point. Arrow is shuffling off the network's programming coil after an abbreviated 10-episode eighth season (making The Flash the "elder states-show" of the "Arrowverse"), Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman joined the family alongside Supergirl and expanded the Batman […]

Paul Blackthorne arrow

Arrow Season 6: Saying Goodbye to Paul Blackthorne

There is a huge batch of superhero television series on the air right now, and you can arguably credit Arrow for paving the way. Picking up the genre as Smallville ended, the series launched in 2012 with an interesting collection of actors pulled together. The story of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was simple — they told […]

Arrow Season 6 Finale Recap: Life Sentence

This article contains spoilers for the Arrow season 6 finale, 'Life Sentence'. . . . . . Last night we got the season 6 finale of Arrow, which ends in the way I thought it would for the most part — with a couple of surprises. The end of the previous episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) […]

Emily Bett Rickards Calls [Spoiler]'s Arrow Series Exit "Tragic"

We are very close to tonight's season finale of Arrow, and a lot of folks are talking about it. Not just fans, but we've covered comment from executive producer Marc Guggenheim, actress Emily Bett Rickards, actor Stephen Amell, and others. And while the bulk of the episode is about Oliver Queen taking back Star City […]

Paul Blackthorne arrow

Paul Blackthorne Talks About His Upcoming Exit from Arrow

The one thing we know for sure is that when the dust settles after the season finale, the next season of Arrow will be short one as Paul Blackthorne (who plays Quentin Lance) leaves the series and signs on to new NBC series The InBetween. Blackthorne has played Lance since the pilot episode in 2012, having […]

Arrow Season 6: 12 Images from the Upcoming Season Finale

And then there was one. The CW has released 12 images from the upcoming Arrow season 6 finale. This should be the final showdown between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) for the fate of Star City. Spoilers ahead! . . . Here is the synopsis for the season finale, called 'Life […]

Arrow Star Paul Blackthorne to Work 'The InBetween'

Many fans were sad to see reports that Paul Blackthorne was leaving Arrow at the end of the season. The actor has played Quentin Lance since the pilot episode, moving from detective to captain all the way to now being the Mayor. The character is also the father of Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Sara Lance […]

Arrow Season 6: Inside the Episode 'The Ties that Bind'

Tonight is the penultimate episode of Arrow season 6, and it's called 'The Ties that Bind'. As with previous seasons, it is named after an Bruce Springsteen song. It will be interesting to see if that tradition continues with Marc Guggenheim stepping down as showrunner with the end of the season. The CW has released […]


Arrow Season 6: [Spoiler] to Leave Series at End of Season

With Arrow season six speeding towards it's conclusion, it's not surprising to learn of that certain cast members won't be back for season seven. We already knew that Willa Holland was leaving the series and they had the goodbye episode of Thea Queen a few episodes back. But word from is that another original […]

arrow season 6

Arrow Season 6: Cutting Things Really Close

There's a lot of changes coming up for Arrow as the show wraps up season six and gets ready for season seven. Current co-showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle are stepping aside and Beth Schwartz will be taking over with the new season. Schwartz has been with the show since season one when she worked […]

arrow season 6 episode 20

Arrow Season 6: 12 New Photos for Episode 20, 'Shifting Allegiances'

The CW has released 12 new photos for the upcoming Arrow episode 'Shifting Allegiances', the 20th episode of the sixth season. There are a few surprising things we get to see in these images, some that confirm my previous suspicions. But there are spoilers ahead… so leave now if you don't want to know. Here […]

Arrow Season 6: Katie Cassidy on the Difference Between Laurels

Katie Cassidy was a regular on Arrow for four seasons. We watched her character go from being a crusading public defender, to a cut throat assistant district attorney, to suiting up at the Black Canary and eventually being killed by Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). It was a wild character arc that seemed to have been […]


Arrow Season 6, Episode 18 Recap: Fundamentals

This article contains spoilers for Arrow season 6, episode 18, 'Fundamentals'. This episode kicks off with a lot of action as Oliver (Stephen Amell), in his season 1 costume, goes into police headquarters after Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) and is being pretty brutal to anyone in his way. Sure these are cops on the take, […]

Collision Course

Arrow Season 6, Episode 14 Recap: Collision Course

This article contains spoilers for the Arrow season six episode – Collision Course. . . . . . The episode was called Collision Course, but it might be more appropriate to just have called it Collision as the two different versions of Team Arrow slammed into each other hard, and left casualties. Both teams are […]


Arrow Season 6: Oliver is Betrayed in the Mid-Season Finale

Coming out of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover, Arrow returns to its Thursday night time slot for the mid-season finale. Some big things happened during the crossover, so if you're not caught up, go watch it then come back to this article — there are spoilers in the trailer. The synopsis for the episode talks […]

Quentin Lance: A Reason Arrow Fans Should Be Thankful

Since season one of Arrow, Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) has been one of my favorite characters on the show. In the beginning, he was the cop who saw his daughter go off with the spoiled rich kid Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and go missing at sea. His other daughter, Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who was in […]

Arrow Season 6

Katie Cassidy Talks About Arrow's Black Siren And Quentin Lance

As soon as Katie Cassidy appeared on The Flash as Black Siren/Laurel Lance of Earth-2, the idea of how Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) would react to seeing an evil version of his dead daughter came to mind. It was addressed near the end of season five of Arrow, as the two had a few scenes together. […]

Dresden Files

Game Night – Playing The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game

I've been seeing a lot of Kickstarter projects for novel related games. There is the Mistborn game based on the Cosmere universe by Brandon Sanderson which shipping soon, a deck of cards featuring art from The Name of the Wind, from the Kingkiller Chronicles from Patrick Rothfuss that is going on now and the cooperative […]

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell's Greatest Co-Star – The Unsung Hero Of Arrow

As the CW series Arrow heads towards the finale of their fifth season, they are also coming to the conclusion of the shows flashbacks. The continuing use of flashbacks made the show unique, running parallel stories five years. We got to see two different character arcs for the same character. We watched the Oliver Queen […]