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post #2011 of 2022 Old 02-04-2016, 10:46 AM
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Felicity's father. I didn't see that one coming.
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Another surprisingly solid episode this week, unlike The Flash. The usual TV hacking lameness aside and the plot from Live Free or Die Hard, the rest of it was mostly all good.

The return guests worked well and a lot of group hand-to-hand combat and some good stunts made this an action-packed episode that worked. Amell's freerun training clearly paid off and Katrina Law sliced and diced pretty well in some well executed sword sequences. Far better than when Matt Nable tried it. I really wish Law had been cast as Laurel because she just fits on the show better in every way. That said even Laurel managed to get a genuinely slick moment of stunt jumping this week and we didn't have to suffer her Canary Whine either. Roy too got a ziplining hero moment and didn't fall down. That offset the one pretty lame stunt in which the stunt double jumped over a railing and behind a computer rack so Colton Haynes could run out from where he had obviously been hiding and into the camera. I was fine with the Thea Lifetime movie scenes too since it was a Roy going away party and Thea dying actually tied in to a better story angle.

Even Shado reappearing actually worked because they just stated from the beginning it was all just imaginary.

Plus Merlyn makes an appearance, Mr Terrific got to be nearly terrific and a villain that despite having a lame name, was actually one of the least stupid of all. With a very good twist.
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The scenes with Roy and Oliver felt like they were about to kiss or just have sex right there. Way too heavy bromance going on. Also shado actor is horrible at acting.
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Ah well I knew the silent canary version of Arrow would not last long.....she was back in full volume this week.
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How does Oliver defeat Malcolm so easily?

"Nowadays, you can just click a button and buy a book, meet your spouse or ruin someone's life. Sometimes those last two are the same thing." John Oliver.
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I quit watching 5 or 6 episodes ago. One of the main reasons is that the outcomes of these confrontations are purely arbitrary, and don't usually matter in the long run anyway...

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How does Oliver defeat Malcolm so easily?
That was my thought, too. Oliver barely beat him at the end of season 1. I haven't seen anything in intervening time that implied Oliver's skills have greatly improved or that Malcolm's have gotten worse.

Overall, I thought it was a good episode. I just think they should have shaved 45 seconds from somewhere else in the episode and extended the Oliver vs Malcolm fight longer to make it feel like the victory was more of a challenge.

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How does Oliver defeat Malcolm so easily?
But you know why! Because the writers wrote it that way, they did this week anyway... Next week? Who knows...
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Yeah apart from Ollie beating Malcolm far too quickly (that should have been epic - his fights with lame villains lasted longer), this was another solid episode with some big moves. The League being disbanded, Malcolm going to Darhk and Felicity turning in her father so soon were all pretty good story moves. The fight choreographers have really put in the work over the last few episodes too.

The show has been working much better with a limited team and less comic-ness. Laurel's Canary Whine really stuck out this week as out of place. The show has gone back to being dark and melodramatic in good ways. With Barrowman pulling out his angry face again and everyone else reeling in the hyper-reactions to be less cartoonish. Thea in a coma just demonstrates how better the show is with less characters on deck all trying to get a piece of the action hero pie.

From the preview though it looks like it's back to all-hands on deck fighting some more gimmick villains next week.


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I like to keep one of these in my back pocket. You know, just in case.

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You know, it was really nice of Darhk to stay home knitting the past few weeks so that all of these B- and C-tier plots could happen without interruption.
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You know, it was really nice of Darhk to stay home knitting the past few weeks so that all of these B- and C-tier plots could happen without interruption.
Isn't he working on his wife's campaign?

At least some people in the election race for Star City are putting some time and effort into it.


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