"Arrow," just two seasons old, has been a durable presence for The CW — a cult hit that's managed to hold and engage fans, even though one key reason for that departed last night.
Susanna Thompson's Moira Queen was dispatched in the closing minutes. Even though we don't usually pay close attention to all the comings and goings on prime-time series — you'd need a scorecard, not a column for that — this one is notable: Thompson is a fine veteran actress, with fanboy and girl cred of long standing, or at least since her memorable reign as the Borg Queen on "Star Trek: Voyager." She helped get this series off the ground immediately. She is mother of Oliver Queen — Stephen Amell — and was run through with a broadsword last night. A clip below. (She was dispatched by the bad guy, Slade Wilson — Manu Bennett, of "The Hobbit," and Crixus of "Spartacus." )
Adieu, sweet queen.