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Ask Matt: Arrow, Homeland, Love for Jane, Sons of Anarchy Finale, Forever and More

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Question: The mid-season finale of Arrow certainly got the fans talking, but it was Stephen Amell's tweet of "It was a good run" that sent the fandom into a tizzy with speculation of his and the character of Oliver Queen/Arrow leaving the series. Amell further fanned the flames when he took to Facebook noting that Arrow was more then just about Oliver Queen. And the executive producer stated this episode would change the series. All of this feels like blatant fan manipulation beyond normal entertainment standards. I'm in serious doubt that we saw Oliver "die," and feel it is all part of the next evolution of his experiences as The Arrow, but it did get me to wonder, can a show like Arrow continue to be successful, even on a smaller network like The CW, should the decision be made to kill off the main character? You've already fielded questions about the "Laurel Lance/Black Canary problem," and there are many out there who feel she is the weakest link when it comes to the Arrow narrative, but there are some strong supporting characters in Arrow's cast. That being said, we've spent the last three years invested in the story of Oliver Queen as Arrow. What are your thoughts on a situation such as this? — Chris

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Season 1, Episode 8
Season One Finale. After their interrogation of Geraci yields new info but no critical breaks, Hart and Cohle find themselves back at square one. However, a seemingly arbitrary detail in a photograph, along with a homeowner's old tax records, provides the pair with a vital new lead in their 17-year-old case. The two men pursue the lead to an apocalyptic confrontation.

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Season 1, Episode 7
After Marty is shown a harrowing piece of evidence, he and Cohle forge a truce as they probe a murky conspiracy of disappearances connected to the Dora Lange murder, a path of connections that leads to the Tuttle family. Hart reconnects with Maggie, who later pays Cohle a visit. Cohle and Hart uncover a connection to an old colleague and enact a plan to draw him out.

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Season 1, Episode 6
In 2002, Cohle and Hart begin to fall back to familiar and violent obsessions. Hart is reintroduced to a former prostitute he met during the Lange investigation. In 2012, Papania and Gilbough question Maggie, now divorced from Marty, about Cohle and Hart during 2002, the year their relationship fractured and Cohle quit the force following a suspension.

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Season 1, Episode 5
A violent denouement in the forest clears the Dora Lange case and turns Cohle and Hart into local heroes. As time passes, Hart faces new tensions and temptations, and Cohle learns from a double-murder suspect that there could be much more to an old case than he'd once thought. In 2012, Gilbough and Papania put their cards on the table, presenting disturbing new intelligence.

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Ask Matt: Arrow, Homeland, Love for Jane, Sons of Anarchy Finale, Forever and More

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: The mid-season finale of Arrow certainly got the fans talking, but it was Stephen Amell's tweet of "It was a good run" that sent the fandom into a tizzy with speculation of his and the character of Oliver Queen/Arrow leaving the series. Amell further fanned the flames when he took to Facebook noting that Arrow was more then just about Oliver Queen. And the executive producer stated this episode would change the series. All of this feels like blatant fan manipulation beyond normal entertainment standards. I'm in serious doubt that we saw Oliver "die," and feel it is all part of the next evolution of his experiences as The Arrow, but it did get me to wonder, can a show like Arrow continue to be successful, even on a smaller network like The CW, should the decision be made to kill off the main character? You've already fielded questions about the "Laurel Lance/Black Canary problem," and there are many out there who feel she is the weakest link when it comes to the Arrow narrative, but there are some strong supporting characters in Arrow's cast. That being said, we've spent the last three years invested in the story of Oliver Queen as Arrow. What are your thoughts on a situation such as this? — Chris

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True Detective Adds Iconic '80s Rocker for Season 2

True Detective has fans scratching their heads, and it's not due to one of Rust Cohle's rambling existential speeches.

After casting comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams in key roles for the upcoming second season, the acclaimed anthology series has also added '80s pop icon and... read more

Golden Globes Surprises and Snubs: The CW Breaks Through and Modern Family Gets Shut Out

What a difference a day makes, right? After the Screen Actors Guild Awards went with the new, the Golden Globes went — as usual — with the new Thursday. Check out our Globes surprises and snubs, and then tell us yours.

Fargo, True Detective and The Affair top Golden Globe nominations

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Jane the Virgin: A nomination for the irrepressible Gina Rodriguez was expected, but few saw the series nod coming. These are the first nominations read more

Fargo, True Detective, The Affair Top Golden Globe Nominations

Fargo, True Detective, The Affair and a bunch of new faces topped Thursday's Golden Globe nominations.

Golden Globes surprises and snubs: The CW breaks through and Modern Family gets shut out

Fargo led the way with five nods, including for TV movie/limited series, where it'll compete opposite True Detective, The Normal Heart, The Missing and Olive Kitteridge.

The Affair is up for ...
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Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Tapped for Season 2 of Fargo

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons will co-star as a married couple in the second season of FX's FargoDeadline reports.

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Premiered: January 12, 2014, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: An anthology crime drama written by novelist Nic Pizzolatto. The first season focuses on Louisiana investigators taking another look at a 1995 murder when a similar case occurs in 2012, while the second involves the death of a California mayor and his possible ties to a career criminal.

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