Sci-Fi This Week: Arrow Teams Up With Demon’s Daughter

Find out what’s airing in science fiction and fantasy this week.

Things are picking up in the new season of Arrow, and this week Oliver is confronted by Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) — the daughter of the legendary villain Ra’s al Ghul — who has learned about Sara’s fate. Together they’ll team up to go after the newest suspect in the crime: Malcolm Merlyn.

Also this week: On Resurrection a desperately ill Bellamy receives a shocking revelation about his past, Hydra makes S.H.I.E.L.D. look like a terrorist organization in front of the world, and the 2-part season finale of Doctor Who begins when the Doctor comes face-to-face with the mysterious Missy.

Here’s your schedule for this week in sci-fi television:

Gotham (106) - Spirit of the GoatGOTHAM
FOX, 8/7c
“Spirit of the Goat.” When a killer begins targeting the first born of Gotham’s elite, Bullock is forced to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past. Later, Gordon is confronted by past decisions.
Sleepy Hollow (206) - And the Abyss Gazes BackSLEEPY HOLLOW
FOX, 9/8c
“And The Abyss Gazes Back.” Sheriff Corbin’s son returns from war, but his strange behavior leads Abbie and Ichabod to question his intentions.

The Flash (104) - Going RogueTHE FLASH
The CW, 8/7c
“Going Rogue.” The Flash stops a robbery but the culprits get away after shooting a guard, and The Flash chooses to save the man instead of following the criminals. The group’s leader gets his hands on a stolen “cold gun,” which could kill The Flash.
Agents of SHIELD (206) - A Fractured HouseAGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC, 9/8c
“A Fractured House.” The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack The United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall.
Arrow (304) - The MagicianARROW
The CW, 8/7c
“The Magician.” A furious Nyssa confronts Oliver about Sara. When Oliver learns Malcolm Merlyn is alive, he and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer, intent on bringing Sara’s killer to justice. Meanwhile, Oliver and Roy work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea, who has returned home.
The 100 (202) - Inclement WeatherTHE 100
The CW, 9/8c
“Inclement Weather.” A suspicious Clarke confronts President Dante Wallace and demands answers. Kane interrogates one of The 100, and Abby performs emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Octavia resorts to violence to find Lincoln.
Haven (Season 5)HAVEN
Syfy, 7/6c
“Exposure.” Audrey is forced to call in some outside help to cope with the harsh new reality that she is no longer immune to the troubles and Nathan may be lost forever.
Grimm (402) - Octopus HeadGRIMM
NBC, 8/7c
“Octopus Head.” As Nick and Hank turn their attention to a string of attacks where victims are left without their memories, Nick weighs whether or not he should regain his Grimm abilities. Trubel joins the investigation and puts herself in harms way. In Vienna, Adalind is being held captive and learns that she is more connected than ever to Nick.
Doctor Who (Season 8)DOCTOR WHO
BBC America, 8/7c
“Dark Water.” In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming … “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.
Once Upon A Time (406) - Family BusinessONCE UPON A TIME
ABC, 8/7c
“Family Business.” The race is on to track down the elusive Snow Queen, who was once a foster mother to a young Emma, in order to discover her ultimate end game for Storybrooke. Meanwhile, back in the past, Belle travels to Arendelle and, with Anna’s help, seeks out Grand Pabbie to help her regain her lost memories in order to discover the fate of her mother.
Resurrection (206) - AfflictionsRESURRECTION
ABC, 9/8c
“Afflictions.” Bellamy, now desperately ill himself, turns to an unexpected source, his shadowy government contact for help and ends up with a shocking revelation about his past. And after another returned disappears into thin air like Caleb Richards, the living look for answers. A newcomer to Arcadia makes Henry a tantalizing offer.
The Walking Dead (Season 5)THE WALKING DEAD
AMC, 9/8c
“Slabtown.” Things appear safe and nice, but there is a bit of a dark side for another group of survivors.

What are YOUR top picks for this week?


Darren is a fan of all things science fiction, and founded the popular Stargate website GateWorld in 1999, followed by SciFi Stream in 2007. He lives in the Seattle area.

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