TV Club: Arrow moves pieces around before the big finale, along with one huge return

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Arrow doesn’t do this sort of episode too often, but my goodness was tonight’s story the archetypal example of a table-setting episode. Sure, stuff happens, with the entirety of Team Arrow captured and Oliver assembling one hell of a trio to take on Prometheus and his allies, but almost everything tonight is about setting up next week’s season finale. That’s understandable, as next week appears set to function as a conclusion not just to this season but to the first major phase of the show’s existence. After all, we run out of flashbacks as of next week, with Oliver having to defeat the resurrected Konstantin Kovar so he can be rescued by the fishing boat and complete the circuit with the series premiere. Whatever happens in season six and beyond, Arrow is leaving a big part of itself behind at the end of this run …