Sci-Fi This Week: Will Arrow‘s Oliver Queen Turn To The Dark Side?

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

Arrow‘s Oliver Queen considers the full implications of his future, this week finding himself deep within the League of Assassins. Elsewhere Nyssa, once the “Heir to the Demon,” finds herself allied with Oliver’s old friends back in Starling City.

Also this week: Barry and his friends set a trap for Dr. Wells on The Flash, while on Game of Thrones Jaime and Bronn make landfall in Dorne. Things go from bad to worse for Orphan Black‘s Helena, and it may finally be time for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s two leaders to put aside their differences.

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

Gotham (121) - The Anvil or the HammerGOTHAM
FOX, 8/7c
“The Anvil or the Hammer.” The Ogre breaks down Barbara’s emotions, while Gordon and Bullock go to great lengths to track him down. Meanwhile, Penguin leads a massacre, beginning an epic war, while Bruce learns the truth about Wayne Enterprises and Nygma deals with his recent actions.
The Flash (120) - The TrapTHE FLASH
The CW, 8/7c
“The Trap.” Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Joe set a trap for Wells. Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a decision regarding Iris, which leaves Joe a bit unsettled.
Agents of SHIELD (219) - The Dirty Half DozenAGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC, 9/8c
“The Dirty Half Dozen.” Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust.
Arrow (321) - Al Sah-himARROW
The CW, 8/7c
“Al Sah-him.” Oliver goes through a rigorous transformation. The League of Assassins sets their sites on Nyssa, who is back in Starling City training Laurel. When Nyssa realizes they are coming, she arms up to face them alone but Laurel asks Felicity and Diggle to help protect her new friend.
Grimm (420) - You Don't Know JackGRIMM
NBC, 8/7c
“You Don’t Know Jack.” A string of homicides have the press asking Captain Renard if a Jack the Ripper copycat has arrived in Portland. Meanwhile, Adalind and Rosalee must work together on a last ditch attempt to fix Juliette’s condition. Elsewhere, Juliette decides to help her new ally even if it means hurting those around her.

LOST GIRL and BITTEN air Fridays on Syfy Channel.

Orphan Black (303)ORPHAN BLACK
BBC America, 9/8c
“Formalized, Complex, and Costly.” Leda and Castor are both on the hunt for original clone DNA. On-the-lam, Mark and Gracie pursue new leads to find the samples that might set them free, while Art and Sarah reunite to track them down. Meanwhile, Cosima and Scott try to learn more about Castor’s biology and Alison’s new money-making venture is going gangbusters.
Once Upon A Time (421) - MotherONCE UPON A TIME
ABC, 8/7c
“Mother.” Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history.
Game of Thrones (504) - Sons of the HarpyGAME OF THRONES
HBO, 9/8c
“Sons of the Harpy.” Jaime and Bronn sneak into Dorne by sea, but their arrival isn’t the secret they’d hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Sansa discusses her future with Littlefinger; Jon is tempted by Melisandre; and Tyrion has a new traveling companion on his way to Meereen.

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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