Post by AntiArbitrator on Dec 11, 2013 20:18:08 GMT -5
"The Scientist" was a very good episode.
It introduced Barry Allen who should be a good addition to the series and I hope we see more of him. He has scientific and forensic knowledge that should be very helpful. Felicity obviously likes him and I do not think Oliver likes that. Barry also likes Felicity so that friendship should be interesting.
Roy wants to help in more ways than Arrow deems safe. Arrow shot Roy in the leg to prevent him from engaging their foes. I do not think that bodes well for their alliance.
They had to fight a super soldier that was so strong he was super human. Something from the island made that possible.
Moira's acquittal in the trial was orchestrated by Malcolm Merlin. He is alive! And he now knows that Thea is his daughter.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Dec 11, 2013 22:28:15 GMT -5
"Three Ghosts" is an exciting episode and contained important information about the characters, what they have done, what happened to them, and what is happening to them now.
The unidentified substance that entered Arrow's body caused his blood to coagulate and was killing him. Felicity asked Barry to diagnose what was wrong with Oliver. Barry used rat poison to thin Oliver's blood and that saved him.
When Oliver became conscious and saw Barry leaning over him, he choked him until Diggle intervened. Oliver was very angry with Felicity for revealing his identity to Barry even though it saved his life.
The arrow that Arrow shot into Roy's leg was still embedded because he did not want to go to a hospital. Roy and Sin were in Thea's bedroom. Oliver removed the arrow...quite painfully...and called Diggle so he could tend to the wound.
The "ghosts" or hallucinations were well done. Oliver hallucinated Shado who encouraged him to give up the bow and stop fighting. The hallucination of his island buddy accused him of being weak and getting people killed. The hallucination of Tommy absolved him of blame and reminded Oliver that he is not a murderer; he is a hero.
When they went after Cyrus Gold, a spy-Officer Daly-informed the Alderman and they set a trap for Officer Lang and the other cops. Arrow could not help because the hallucinations compromised him.
Arrow was determined to stop Cyrus Gold and fought him. Prior to the battle, Roy was injected with the drug. Arrow was smart and shot the equipment that was needed to make the drugs and destroyed all of the rest of the drugs. The explosion also terminated Cyrus.
In spite of Oliver being mean to Barry, Barry made a mask for him out of special material that will not interfere with his line of sight. Felicity likes the mask and said it makes Arrow look like a hero.
Barry was excited to watch the new particle accelerator get turned on, but the rain was creating problems. While standing in his lab, the news showed the accelerator malfunctioning and sending shockwaves over the city. Lightning struck Barry's lab. He fell into broken glass and some unknown chemicals that entered his body.
Next episode Roy will have the powers of a super soldier, but what will Barry become?
Post by AntiArbitrator on Jan 17, 2014 18:13:19 GMT -5
This was another excellent episode. Arrow never disappoints me. I need to make a list of my 10 favorite shows and Arrow will certainly be on it.
Felicity has been spending time watching over her friend while he is in a coma. At the end of the episode, he had not yet awakened. Oliver became frustrated with Felicity when something went wrong while he was pursuing a bomb suspect. They had an argument. I was not sure if Oliver was mad at Felicity because he was jealous of her attention to her friend or just because she had been away from the job.
Oliver is very frustrated that none of the drug dealers have ever met the man in the mask and he is desperate to confront him. I think Ollie's flashbacks will put him on the right path to who the man in the mask is.
Thea is very worried about Roy because he has become moody and he is obviously keeping secrets. Then, Thea witnessed Roy exhibiting an amazing feat of strength when he kept her mother from being crushed. He played it off as adrenaline, but it is more than that.
Arrow, Diggle and Felicity were a brave crime-fighting team. Diggle and Felicity bravely studied and dismantled a bomb trigger. But Diggle was shot in the process.
I love seeing Arrow's prowess with the bow. When he was trapped in a manner that prevented him from taking a step without setting off a bomb, I was thoroughly entertained when he used an arrow to shoot and short-circuit the fuse box.
I knew Alderman/Mayoral candidate was unscrupulous, but now I know he is psychotic. ADA Lance also realizes it now.
Since Oliver is a scholar and a gentleman, he apologized to Felicity for being harsh with her. He told her that although in the beginning he wanted to do the job alone, he now realizes that he needs her and Diggle. Then he told Felicity that they are partners and that made her smile.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Jan 29, 2014 14:11:25 GMT -5
Excellent episode with a lot of action.
Laura is the only one who suspects Sebastian Blood of being corrupt and evil and she is correct. When her father realizes Laura has an addiction to prescription drugs, he cannot trust her judgment regarding Blood. Blood killed his own father when he was young; had his mother committed to an institution so that she could not reveal what he had done; and then he arranged for the murder of his mother when she revealed the truth to Laura.Yep! He is evil. Blood talks tough but he is not the man in charge. Our buddy from the island is in charge of Blood and he is the toughest bully on the playground.
While Laura is disintegrating, Roy is brooding and uncooperative when Thea tries to get him to talk about his issues. After Thea talked to Oliver about Roy's moods, Arrow tried to help Roy and offered to train him to control his strength.
Arrow and his team continued to track the person in charge of distributing the drug to create super soldiers. I think they are close but they need to stop trusting Blood. Otherwise, he will keep throwing them curve balls.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 9, 2014 18:10:53 GMT -5
Roy was a very uncooperative student and the "wax on, wax off" style of training frustrated him more than it did the Karate Kid. Roy wanted to hit something that hits back, so Arrow took him on a case. I did not think that was a good idea at all and, sure enough Roy tried to beat someone to death. When Arrow stopped Roy, the thief was able to get away with the earthquake prototype.
It was an exciting episode and I was happy to see more of Officer Lance, Diggle and Felicity.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 9, 2014 19:02:50 GMT -5
Heir to the Demon
This episode was a thrill for Arrow fans. We were treated to scenes with Oliver, Sara, Lance, Slade, Nyssa al Gul, Moira and Felicity showing their individual brand of strength. There was too much drama for me to summarize so I have shared some information about Nyssa al Gul, who had a special relationship with Sara. The link is to to an excellent recap. Enjoy.
The episode begins innocently enough - a woman is trying to make her way into Starling City until her passport kicks off an “A.R.G.U.S. Security Alert” alarm. Though the officers try to take her down, she quickly proves more than capable of handling herself as she manages to subdue each one of them before calmly walking through customs and into an unassuming Starling.
The woman is revealed to be Nyssa al Gul, the daughter of notorious leader of the League of Assassins, Ra’s al Gul. When confronted by Oliver, she admits that she’s come to Starling for Sara. When Sara asks for a minute, Oliver says that she doesn’t need to explain but she can’t leave with her because he doesn’t trust her. Sara shrugs off his concern, asking him to trust herself instead.
At the end of the episode, at the lair, Oliver is training viciously when Sara comes down. Both a little bit broken, they both admit they don’t know what’s going to happen now that their respective worlds have been rocked. The episode ends with things getting steamy between the two.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 26, 2014 20:54:37 GMT -5
S02, E14 Time of Death
NEW (First Aired: February 26, 2014)
Felicity feels left out when Oliver makes Sara a part of the team; a brilliant thief known as The Clock King arms himself with technology that can open bank vaults; Laurel refuses to attend a party for Sara.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 1, 2014 16:41:07 GMT -5
When Felicity saw the fun that Oliver and Diggle were having during a mock battle with Sara, she felt left out. Later, we saw Felicity in a very attractive latex outfit practicing on a punching post. The guys were a little surprised.
The case involved a man who was brilliant at hacking computers and he masterminded break-ins using a device that could open any vault. He retaliated against Felicity when she interrupted his computer feed.
It was interesting to see Felicity and Sara work together to thwart the thief's attempt to rob Queen's Industry.
After Diggle explained to Oliver that Felicity felt left out, Oliver told Felicity that she would always be his girl.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 21, 2014 15:09:57 GMT -5
Slade (Oliver’s ally on the island) made a large contribution to Moira’s campaign fund so that he could gain access to her home. She thinks Slade wants to help her and grants him a tour of the house so that he can admire the art on the walls.
Slade has become Oliver’s enemy so Oliver is furious that he approached his mother. I was a little amused when Oliver tried to stab Slade as soon as his mother’s back was turned but Slade is as good a warrior as Oliver. Oliver did cleverly dial his Arrow headquarters and left the line open so his team could hear the conversation. Sara recognized Slade’s voice and rallied the troops to go to Oliver’s aid. Diggle set up a sniper’s rifle and waited for Slade to exit the house.
Oliver volunteers to walk Slade to his car, but Diggle is knocked out at his post. Oliver realizes Cyrus Gold (the dude who is running for mayor) is working for Slade. When Oliver asks Slade what he wants, Slade replies, “Five years ago I made you a promise. Do you remember? Well, I’m here to fulfill it.”
During an island flashback, Oliver, Sara and Slade plan to attack the ship that Sara had been on for the past year and kill Ivo (the man who killed Shado). Ivo is on the island to obtain the mirakuru drug. After a guilt-fueled nightmare about Shado, Oliver dons the hood for the first time while Slade puts on the Deathstroke mask. Their ruse worked and the team started fighting the crew members and freeing the prisoners.
While Arrow held Ivo at arrow point, Ivo blamed Arrow for Shado’s death and Slade heard him. Slade was furious and because he has mirakuru in his system, his rage is uncontrollable. He beats Arrow up and throws him in a cell. Sara and some of the prisoners jumped ship and made it to shore. A scary scene happened when Slade took Oliver out of the cell. He gave Ivo a gun and told him to show him how he shot Shado. When Ivo pointed the gun at Oliver, Slade cut his arm off. Then Slade made the promise to Oliver:
“You cannot die until you have suffered the same way I have suffered. Until you have known complete despair. And you will. I promise.” Now Slade is in Starling City to keep that promise and he planted “bugs” in the house when he was given a tour.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 22, 2014 23:15:59 GMT -5
The team splits up this week, as Oliver tries to track down Slade, and Diggle goes off to take charge of his own mission. Oliver asked for help from the Russians but he was antagonistic toward them and was thrown out of the local branch of the Bratva. Later, his Bratva contact turns up with one of Slade's arrows through his eyes.
Oliver's real arc is that he starts out trying to push Sara away for her own safety, but he ends up letting her join him in planning to fight Slade. I was surprised that Oliver and Sara are really in a relationship rather than in a heat of the moment fling. Laura has accepted the relationship and that should make things less awkward.
The real star of the show this week is Diggle. He hooks up with the Suicide Squad, which has always been one of my favorite comic book concepts. This time out, the Squad consists of Floyd Lawton (Deadshot, the man who killed Diggle's brother), Shrapnel (the bomber from six episodes ago) and Bronze Tiger (big guy with metal claws and China White's sometimes-bodyguard). They're being supervised by Lyla Michaels, Diggle's ex-wife who he's now sleeping with. And above her is Amanda Waller. The Suicide Squad is a group of captured bad guys who get sent on dangerous missions because it doesn't matter if they get killed. And if they try to sneak off, there's a remote-control bomb in their heads.
There are other potential Squad members (we clearly hear Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, although nobody's entirely convinced the character will really be on the show as anything but an off-screen voice), but that's the team for this mission. Diggle joins them and they go to Markovia to get some deadly nerve agent from a bad guy named Gholem Qadir. The first part of the mission goes all right, although Shrapnel tries to drive off, so Amanda Waller blows his head up. This makes Diggle question who the bad guys really are.
And then when it turns out that Waller's plan is to just stand Deadshot next to the nerve agent so she can target him with a predator drone strike, he rebels. The nerve agent still gets destroyed, but Deadshot lives and it's not as clean a job as Waller was hoping.
Diggle is unhappy with Lyla's involvement, but he doesn't want to lose her again. We also get to see flashbacks where Diggle first starts liking Lyla in Kandahar.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 26, 2014 15:49:38 GMT -5
I thought the Huntress' father was already in jail. If she is the one I am thinking of, she was vengeful and murderous. Oliver tried to help her to adjust and let the hatred go, but it did not seem she was receptive at that time.
Are we going to see a battle between the Huntress and Sarah?
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 27, 2014 16:53:49 GMT -5
Jeff I create threads based on the number of posts that are anticipated. Birds of Prey was as exciting as I anticipated and I enjoyed every minute of it. I like to see Officer Lance participate and help the masked vigilantes. That is so different from the way he started his relationship with the Arrow.
The Huntress was still violent and I was disappointed when she managed to win a fight with Sara. Then I was happy when Sara said she was holding back during the fight and showed the Huntress who was the better fighter. Go Sara! The ladies did a great job in this episode.
It was cruel of the D.A.'s office to use Laurel the way they did and it was lucky Sara was there to keep Laurel from taking a drink. I have to suspend disbelief that Laurel would not recognize her sister even while she was wearing a mask.
In the episode "Heir to the Demon", Officer Lance convinced Sara to let her sister (Laurel) know she was alive. In the following episode, Office Lance arranged a dinner party to bring the family together. Laurel was still mad at Sara and blamed her for all of her problems. The party did not end well.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Apr 3, 2014 14:51:14 GMT -5
Deathstroke is getting his revenge by revealing the secrets Oliver has been trying to keep. He also plotted to make Oliver lose control of Queen Consolidated.
Deathstroke kidnapped Thea; then he told her that Oliver knew who her father is and kept the information from her. Now she is really angry with her brother. I must admit I do not really understand why she is angry with Oliver since it was not his secret; it was her mother’s secret.
We learned that Isabel Rochev is working for Deathstroke and has taken over Oliver’s company. We finally had the opportunity to see her fight but she did not use all of those moves she learned in Firefly so Oliver was able to subdue her.
It seems bizarre to me that Deathstroke is using Shado’s death as the basis for his revenge since she chose Oliver over him. But I must keep in mind that the mirakuru affected his brain and he is now taking advice from Shado’s ghost.
Deathstroke’s last act of revenge in the episode was to go to Laurel’s home and inform her that Oliver is the Arrow. I don’t know what Laurel will do with the information because she just looked shocked.
The only people who are not angry with Oliver are Diggle and Felicity. Roy was irritated at the decisions Oliver made and left in anger.