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Tobey Maguire

Broken 'Arrow': A dud finale highlights a series in decline

Broken 'Arrow': A dud finale highlights a series in decline

Using the power of hope to overcome evil magic would be a subpar plot to a "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" movie, much less the finale to a season of “Arrow.”

The image of Oliver Queen besting his enemy and saving the day thanks to the emotional boost of a thousand faceless Star City residents (who have absolutely no reason to have faith in him) is bad enough. But this was a mangled ending foolishly dedicated to a bungled attempt to incorporate magic into the show’s storylines long ago.

Why show such slavish dedication to a broken story arc, why make your viewers sit through a...

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