'Arrow': Why you have to watch the fall finale, plus fun with Emily Bett Rickards

The "Arrow" midseason finale, "Three Ghosts," may be the last episode of 2013, but it's a big one. Not only does the episode set up the rest of Season 2, but it also provides the basis for a planned "The Flash" spinoff.Also, the story is kind of incredible.Find out why this works -- and then enjoy some fun with an Emily Bett Rickards video.Why 'Arrow' does midseason rightMidseason finales are an increasingly big deal for serialized shows. Networks tend to pull even their best-performing programs off the air for a month or more in the winter, so the last episode before that has to be big enough to keep viewers interested through weeks of holiday blahs. "Arrow" may have mastered the art in "Three Ghosts." Some of the reasons for this mastery are:Movement -- but no final resolution -- occurs in the relationship between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Rickards).Deaths (yes, plural) make it...



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