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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2013, 09:03:09 am »
The Odyssey



Well, it took 14 episodes, but we finally get that Back Story on the Island episode that I've been waiting for and it was pretty damn good. I like how the flashback was set up because Oliver/Arrow gets shot by his mother in their standoff from the previous episode. This leaves him bleeding out and the only one that can save him is Felicity, who delivers him to Diggle where they proceed to try and save his life. While basically knocked out on his feet, this leads us into the flashback scenes where we see an early escape attempt off the Island crash and burn, a fight between Deathstroke and Slade Wilson, as well as Yao Fei secret and why he is so reluctant to leave the Island. His daughter is being held captive.

The episode also was good on levity with probably the best tie-in into Castway, the movie when he realizes and says "I'm trapped on an Island and my only friend is named Wilson". referring to his "bonding" with Slade Wilson. Haha. Priceless. Fantastic episode and I can't wait for the next one to drop. I'm really enjoying this series. So much so that I want to check and see if my Library has any sort of compilation volume on the Green Arrow.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2013, 09:08:14 am »
I forgot to mention that Slade "kills" "Deathstroke" during their fight. So I'm guessing that Slade will eventually take up the mantle and likeness of his nemesis, giving birth to the 'official' Deathstroke known in the comic book world. Since I don't follow these particular characters or have a great deal of knowledge about them, I'm in the dark of when and where the transformation takes place.

Now I say "kill" because all we see is a knife sticking out of his eye socket. In real like this is surely a kill, but in the realm of comic books, this does give them an out to come back. So, there ya have it.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2013, 05:54:32 pm »
Added Episode 15: Dodger
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2013, 06:01:02 pm »
Dodger



Kind of a slow episode given that this was about Oliver and Diggle asking out their respective crushes. Not sure why they chose to make this a double date kind of deal other than one dared the other to ask. Anyway, this also saw the first case that the new team with Felicity working as Ops, which is actually an interesting addition. For starters, she is not intimidated by other Oliver or Diggle and will put both on notice if they cross any lines. The other cool thing about the episode was the addition of two former players from Battlestar Galatica. James Callis as the Dodger and Rekha Sharma as Claire Abbott. Not sure if either is going to be a returning character, but it was cool to see them share a scene together.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2013, 06:01:40 pm »
Added Episode 16: Dead to Rights
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2013, 06:08:44 pm »
Dead to Rights



Who would have ever guessed that an episode focusing on Tommy would be so good? It's about damn time they gave him a good story because up till now, the character has been pretty much useless and one that I couldn't see having a future in the show. He was beyond boring. So, with his Father the target of an assassination plot, that leaves Green Arrow the job of saving him. Only problem is that he isn't able to stop the bullet, which leaves him on borrowed time. With time running out, Oliver has no choice but to reveal his Arrow identity to Tommy, which immediately brings him in on the secret. Now, where does the story go? It seems like that Tommy will not handle this news well and it may set him down a dark path, which I'm okay with. It will add some luster and dirt to him.

The other big twist came at the end when Laurel's mother reappears from out of nowhere to tell her that she thinks that her sister may still be alive. This is getting good! Soap Opera 101.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2013, 04:24:21 pm »
Added Episode 17: The Huntress Returns
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2013, 05:56:06 pm »
The Huntress Returns



Even with the cool assault by the Huntress on the Safe House and ensuing fight with Arrow, the episode was just okay for me. Not sure what I was expecting with her return, but it clearly wasn't an epic return, which it should have been. Also, the flashback scenes were too short, but it did reveal or at least hint at how Oliver got off the Island. But even that seems suspect because it's clearly not 5 years into his stay. So, I expect a reversal of fortune no doubt.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2013, 12:24:00 am »
Added Episode 18: Salvation
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2013, 12:27:38 am »
Salvation



Average episode that has Oliver trying to catch a vigilante that thinks he is doing the same work as Green Arrow. Actually, he is. There is no getting around the fact that both are killing the 'bad' guys. So for Ollie to get self righteous to justify what he does isn't the same thing is kind of laughable.

So, it looks like Ollie may be trying to start something up with Laurel. That's not gonna sit well with Tommy. Do you really want to mess with someone that knows your true identity? I think not.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2013, 12:32:03 pm »
Added Episode 19: Unfinished Business
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2013, 12:35:40 pm »
Unfinished Business



I hope that Seth Gabel has more episodes in the future as 'Count Vertigo'. He was awesome in Fringe and I think he will be just as great in Arrow. But with him locked up in a mental institution, he won't be getting out any time soon. But one day, he will escape and that can be the time for the writers to really expand the character into something more.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2013, 08:01:50 am »
Added Episode 20: Home Invasion
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2013, 08:11:26 am »
Home Invasion



The episode was pretty good, but not great.  As always, I find myself drawn more and more to what happened on the Island and Oliver's training. But the biggest twist is that by the end, he, along with Slade Wilson and Shado are captured with the help of her.....father. Yeah, it's meant to be sinister but we all know that it's part of his ruse to protect her and keep control of a situation that could get way out of control if he were not involved. The other big thing the episode has is the end of Oliver and Diggle's working relationship. How long this last is anybody's guess. As for Tommy and Laurel, I think their break up is definitely permanent.

It was great to see J. August Richards pop up on the show. I haven't seen him in hardly anything since Angel went off the air. Sadly, this was a one time gig as his character Mr. Blank was killed off. Well, this is the DC Universe, so no one really stays dead.
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Re: Arrow (Season 1 - 2012)
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2013, 11:43:47 am »
Added Episode 21: The Undertaking
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