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.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Apr 17, 2014 18:29:21 GMT -5
Jeff It was very exciting. Oliver's family and friends are still struggling with emotional issues, but his core team is sticking together and trying to stop Slade from creating an army of super soldiers...deadly super soldiers.
After Isabel, the corrupt CEO of Queen's company, gloated about Slade's plans, Arrow, Diggle, Sara and Felicity pretended to be bandits and blew up the warehouse that Slade needed. When they returned to the lair, Slade was there. Boy, were they shocked! Bullets went flying everywhere and all of the team members were tackling Slade but he is so strong, he was able to get away.
Felicity took inventory and realized Slade came there to steal a special object that they had. They decided to go on the offensive and take Slade out. Yippee!!!
I knew we were in for a showdown when Oliver entered a laboratory and there was a machine with multiple tubes that were hooked up to the potential super soldiers. The machine was filled with a combination of the drug that was given to Slade plus some of Slade's blood. Arrow saw that Roy was hooked to the machine and he decided to rescue Roy rather than destroy the machine. If he had destroyed the machine while Roy was attached to it, Roy would have died. Slade and Isabel came in and threatened Arrow. Diggle shot Isabel twice while Arrow escaped through a skylight.
I think it is safe to assume that Deathstroke will have his army the next time we see him.
Warning - family drama ahead...
Thea is still angry at Oliver and Moira and now she is angry that Mr. Queen knew she was not his daughter and loved her anyway. I never liked Thea anyway.
Laurel has investigated Slade's claim that Oliver is the Arrow and was going to tell her father, but he told her he does not want to know who the Arrow is. His name is not important, but what he does is important. While thinking about the Arrow, I could tell that Laurel was making the connection that her sister works with him.
Post by AntiArbitrator on May 1, 2014 15:21:43 GMT -5
Yes, I watch Arrow live.
Slade killed Moira last week. This episode started with Moira’s funeral and we immediately noticed that Oliver was absent. He went away because he feels it was his fault that Moira was murdered and that Slade has hurt other people. Everyone is worried about Oliver except Thea who continues to throw hissy fits.
Blood is sworn in as mayor. After Blood talked to Laurel at the reception, she was even more convinced that he is smarmy and untrustworthy. She told her father and convinced Oliver that Blood is working with Slade. Oliver blindsided Blood at a private club and confronted him. Blood was shocked but finally admitted it.
Oliver decided to turn himself over to Slade (aka suicide) so no one else will be hurt because of him. Felicity and Diggle strongly object to Oliver giving up, but he was determined. He went to the meeting place and was giving his farewell speech when a dart hit him in the neck. Felicity, Diggle and Laurel did that to knock him out and rescue him.
Arrow, Diggle and Felicity set a trap to blow up Blood’s army, but it did not look to me like they were successful. At the end, Blood’s army, wearing red and black, was roaming the city and wreaking havoc. A guy at the police station attacked the cops and another guy attacked people at the train station.
That is bad enough, but Isabel is alive and injected with the mirakuru. She fired Thea from the club and is kicking the Queens out of their mansion.
Post by AntiArbitrator on May 18, 2014 11:53:43 GMT -5
Arrow season 2 finale: Unthinkable
New (May 14, 2014)
Arrow is the best action hero TV series I have ever seen. It shows Oliver Queen’s complicated history and his very complicated relationship with his friends and family.
Slade kept his promise to make Oliver suffer a terrible loss. After Slade killed Moira, he was determined to destroy something else that Oliver loved – Starling City. He created an army of super soldiers and turned them loose to create chaos in the streets so that the police would be distracted while he enacted his plan. Those guys were indiscriminately killing innocent people, attacking the police and vandalizing property.
The secret government agency decided the best course of action was to send a drone to totally destroy Starling City so that the super soldiers would be unable to get to other areas. Arrow and his team thought the best solution was to create a cure for the mirakuru and inject the soldiers so they would become normal (weak) again.
I enjoyed the non-stop action when Arrow, Sara, her father and her ninja buddies, and Roy were fighting super soldiers in the Giadono Tunnel while the drone was en route to blast the city. That’s what I consider a true test to see if they could perform under pressure. Diggle and the guys he fought with before were at the secret agency to demand they stop the drone and give Arrow a chance to succeed. Felicity played a big role in capturing Slade and the city was saved.
They teased us with a scene where Oliver gazed lovingly into Felicity’s eyes and said that Slade thought he had kidnapped his true love (Laurel) but Slade got it wrong because his true love was Felicity. Finally! Near the end, Felicity approached Oliver about saying he loved her and she looked so hopeful, but Oliver would not respond. His expression was passive and it was impossible to determine what he was thinking.
Felicity asked Oliver how he learned to fly an airplane and that led to a flashback to when he woke up in Hong Kong and met Amanda Waller, the head of the secret agency. Now we know who those legs belonged to that they showed us a year ago.