Arrow: 2.08 The Scientist – HQ Promotional Photos
The CW has published a the official description and promotional photos for episode 8 “The Scientist” of Arrow, marking the return of Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev and also the first appearance of Barry Allen (The Flash).
Here's the HQ promotional images:
Here's the press release:
BARRY ALLEN COMES TO STARLING CITY — A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea (Willa Holland) not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured. Michael Schultz directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns (#208).
'The Scientist' will air on December 4th at 8/7c on The CW.
Here's a short clip of Summer Glau's arrival at The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
We'll have the complete interview soon.
Thanks to @tarkentonjason for the clip.
Arrow hit the ratings bullseye last night. Final ratings for Diggle-centric 'Keep Your Enemies Closer' have come in and Arrow had 3.09 million viewers and a 1.2 in Adult 18-49 demo. This episode was the show's most-watched and highest-rated episode of the season in Adult 18-49 and Adult 18-34.
I guess The Black Canary arc didn't hurt the ratings. But Summer Glau's heavy promoting of the show through online interviews didn't hurt it either. It looked like Summer was Arrow's Public Relation this week.
The CW was so happy with last night’s numbers that they issued a press release about how many milestones Arrow hit last night; and keep in mind that the press release is based on preliminary numbers but Arrow has adjusted UP in final ratings.
THE CW’S ARROW IS ON TARGET, HITS SERIES HIGHS IN ADULTS 18-34 AND MEN 18-34
November 14, 2013 (Burbank, CA) – The CW’s ARROW struck a bull’s-eye last night, hitting series highs in adults 18-34 (1.1/4 – tie), and men 18-34 (1.4/5), according to preliminary Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Last night’s ARROW delivered The CW’s best performance in the Wednesday 8-9 p.m. time period in men 18-34 in five years (Oct. 2008).
ARROW also matched its season high in adults 18-49 (1.1/3), and had its second-most watched episode of the season (2.99M).
ARROW gained +22% week to week in adults 18-34, +56% in men 18-34, +10% in adults 18-49, +27% in men 18-49 (1.4/4) and +7% in total viewers.
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE grew +9% versus last week in total viewers (1.69M), and held even in adults 18-49 (0.6/2).
Week to week, The CW’s Wednesday night was up +7% in total viewers (2.34M), +14% in adults 18-34 (0.8/3), +13% in adults 18-49 (0.9/3), and +13% in men 18-34 (0.9/3).
In time-shifted viewing this season ARROW is averaging a +37% gain in total viewers in Live + 3 Day viewing versus Live + Same Day, a +41% increase in adults 18-34, and a +46% jump in adults 18-49. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE also sees sizable increases in delayed viewing, averaging a +33% gain in total viewers, growing +52% in adults 18-34, and gaining +46% in adults 18-49 in L+3 compared to L+SD.
What did you think about Arrow 2×06 "Keep Your Enemies Closer"? Share your thoughts below and take on our poll in the forum.
On-Screen Items: Bobby-B coat by Judith & Charles
Summer Glau looked amazing in the sixth episode of the second season of The CW's superhero drama Arrow ''Keep Your Enemies Closer'. The character she plays, Isabel Rochev, is a high level business woman used to frequenting boards meetings and fashionables evenings, therefore she wears the most sophisticated clothes and combine them with the most refined accessories.
Summer Glau screen worn long coat with leather sleeves and green leather trim dress from Arrow episode 2.06 'Keep Your Enemies Closer' has been identified. It's the Bobby-B coat by Canadian fashion designers Judith & Charles.
Find below screen captures from the Arrow episode featuring Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev wearing this elegant Bobby-B coat by Judith & Charles, as well as photos of the coat:
Bobby-B coat by Judith & Charles
Summer Glau's handbag is a Leather Bowling bag with zips from Zara.
Leather Bowling bag with zips from Zara
Take a look at Summer Glau's fashion and style as seen on Arrow at: Isabel Rochev Fashion and Style on Arrow
Feel free to share with us your thoughts on Summer Glau's look on Arrow in the comment section below.
The gallery has been updated with logoless HD 1080p screen captures of Summer Glau in 'Crucible' - Arrow Season 02, Episode 04.
Here's a sample of the screen captures featuring Summer Glau as the enigmatically beautiful and professionally dangerous Isabel Rochev:
Summer Glau is coming back as Isabel Rochev in season 2, episode 6 of Arrow, titled 'Keep Your Enemies Closer'. Check out a video promo for this exciting episode and tune in to The CW next Wednesday at 8pm for an all new episode of Arrow.
The Winners of the Arrow Poster Print Giveaway are...
Thank you to all the fans for taking time out to comment and enter the Arrow poster print giveaway.
Now is the time to reveal the name of the eight winners of the productions stills featuring Summer Glau, Emily Bet Rickards and Stephen Amell in Arrow, printed on 24x18 inches (60×45cm) aluminium plates, provided by our friend Fox012.
And the winner are...
Congratulations to the winner and we'd love to have a feedback from you once you received your prize!!
Sending you out a congratulations message as well as the details about the shipping now so we can send you your prize. As mentioned in the giveaway, the final attribution relies on the condition that the winners and Fox012 can sort out the delivery conditions.
Side note: Our giveaway has drawnn the attention of Can’t Stop the Serenity (CSTS) local events. So don't be surprised if you see one of those aluminium prints in a future raffle or an auction to benefit Equality Now charity.
Also herbwest is the winner of the 39x28 inches (100x70cm) Continuum aluminium print. The pictures is a group photo of the cast of the Canadian hit sci-fi series starring Rachel Nichols as a time traveler (see photo below). Congratulations herbwest!
Arrow: Is Summer Glau secretly playing Talia al Ghul?
Things might change for Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev in future episodes of Arrow. She started as Oliver's business rival in episodes 1 and 4, but we can expect the ice to thaw between the two business associates as time goes on. And if you're not convinced, the image from next week episode "Keep Your Enemies Closer" showing Isabel in a nightgown with Oliver standing next to her bed should.
Take on our poll: Will Isabel and Oliver have an affair?
But there might be more coming for Isabel: in Arrow episode 2.05 "League of Assassins", baddie of the week Al-Owal did drop a huge hint that "the child of Ra's al Ghul" is looking for Sara Lance (watch video below). It was interesting that they decided to use the line “the child of Ra’s al Ghul” which could mean that we might see Talia al Ghul before her dad shows up. Arrow sure does know how to entertain its comic book fans.
UPDATE: Spartacus alum Katrina Law has been tapped to play Ra's al Ghul's other progeny, Nyssa al Ghul.
All viewers of "The Dark Knight Rises" and the DC comics know that Ra's child is Talia al Ghul. Arrow writers are accustomed to dropping names, only to see them on the show some time later. Which leads us to ask: Could Isabel Rochev turn out to be Ra's al Ghul's daughter, Talia? This is definitively something to watch out for in Arrow.
We've already seen that twist in Christopher Nolan's directed "Dark Knight Rises" (2012); Marion Cotillard's character Miranda Tate was masquerading as a business woman (she took over Wayne Enterprises) and later revealed herself to be Talia al Ghul.
Anyone can see the similarity to Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev, looking to take over Queen Industries.
Remember how Miranda hookep up with Bruce Wayne in "Dark Knight Rises". So if Oliver turn out to have an affair with Summer Glau' Isabel, we will take this as a further sign.
Oh wait, there's the photo above.
We do not know to what extend Arrow's writer will stick to the comic book characters but if you take a look at the comic book versions of Isabel Rochev and Talia al Ghul, you'll notice that Summer Glau looks more like Talia than like Isabel.
As an Arrow fan, Jacqueline, told me with humour, she is expecting "Malcolm Merlyn to come walking shirtless out of Isabel's bathroom."
There's other possibilities here, though, as in the comics Ra's has two other childs, a second daughter named Nyssa, who was born in 19th century Russia and a third child named Dusan, an albino who was supposed to succeed his father in ruling the League of Assassins.
And don't forget the mysteries attached to Summer Glau's character itself: the name Isabel Rochev is on Robert's Queen list of people who have failed this city. She is probably also the same woman we saw in Arrow 1×22 “Darkness At The Edge of Town”, from which Fyers - the English man leading the operations on the island - received its orders (see previous Blog post for all the images). More, Isabel’s surprising connection to the Queen family will be revealed in episode 8, teased executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
We still don't know how Sara Lance got from the boat where she was help prisoner to the League of Assassin. So oviously that story will be told in later episodes, maybe when Talia al Ghul makes her appearance.
Now that we've reviewed all the hints left by Arrow writers we're eager to hear what you think about this interesting plot twist, so please take on the poll in the forum Is Isabel Rochev Talia al Ghul in disguise? and share your thoughts with us.
Wether Isabel Rochev is Talia al Ghul in disguise or not, it looks like Arrow's writers are slowly building a very interesting character for Summer Glau. She's up to no good, and that makes it fun and interesting to watch.
Tune in to The CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c for all-new episodes of Arrow!
Arrow 2.06 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Extended Preview
Here's an extented promo video for next week episode of Arrow titled 'Keep Your Enemies Closer', inwhich you can catch a glimpse of Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev. It looks like things are steaming up with Isabel!
This show keeps getting better. Don't miss the return of Summer Glau, next Wednesday at 8/7pm CST for an all-new episode of Arrow!