I am surprised by the quality of the Green Arrow plotline by CW and look forward to watching it every week. It takes time to build a good series.. as long as they don't make it too cheesy/corney. It was years ago that I read the comics, but I do recall somebody stating that they wish Laurel and Oliver work together. Green Arrow and Black Canary are married in the comics, with her real identity being Diane Laurel xxxx. I can only assume that they fight crime together in the future with a long story arc.
I don't get why people are picking on Amell. I think he does a great job at portraying such a damaged and broken guy. If you had read articles, they had made it clear why Justin Hartley was not chosen, nor asked. Amell, to me seems like someone who can actually switch between all these personalities and personas he has to put on to his family, friends, enemies, party guests, etc. I may seem really impersonal at times, but if you had been watching the series, you'd understand why he acts so broody.
As for this episode, I throughly enjoyed it. The Royal Flush Gang introduction was outstanding and I appreciated what direction the writers took it in.
In regards to Tommy and Thea, I think it'll defiantly happen down the line once Oliver and Laurel make their way back into each others arms.
Moira's interaction with both Thea and Oliver was enjoyable and it was great to see what they could do with family time. The ending scene between her and Oliver was outstanding.
OK, a few things. Arrow is my fav new TV show first off. Second off, I never read the comic, so the guy in the funny mask last week, or the guys in the funny mask this week, do nothing for me, they are OK, I just don't get giddy over them. The show needs to do two things to keep me enjoying. First off, Laurel and Arrow need to work together, and either Ollie or Arrow and her need to lead most eps for me to enjoy the show, Tommy needs to find a different hobby, he steals time from the A team. These shows only get 2 doz eps or so to make their 'mark', gotta keep the A team on screen. Second, the show has to keep the fight scenes, and the disguise / hiding from public somewhat real, practically anyone with half a mind should be able to figure out he is the masked vigillante, and sorry, armed with only an arrow, the scenes have to make sure they don't get too fake. Still, I like the show, hope it makes it.
I agree ... Justin Hartley should of been rockin the green.Not Mr.Robot-o
I like this series, but i swear for all the realism they are trying to achieve he sure does like to dodge bullets a lot.
You never wrote with lemon juice on paper and then held it to a flame? That kind of invisible ink is classic kid's stuff.
And I agree about Arnell - Bring back Justin Hartley.
I also agree with everyone about how stiff the actor is when he's Oliver, & plus the face he makes he when his pissed like when he flund out Diggle tricked him is real cheesy aswell. I really only watch this show bc I love the Green Arrow, I started falling asleep at the end of the episode, the show needs to do something to spice it up, Laural at her office is getting boring also & I'm still baffled at how Thea is only 17 & they allow her to do drugs, drink & go to Adult nightclubs
@ fortyseven and lk_vomit , I'm barely holding on as well.
Mostly for the genre as it beats any procedural.
Arrow needing Diggle to tell him there's more than one way to clean up a city. Okay, I'll give but Oliver Queen can't be that naive. Money is power as his list has shown us. Why not use his for more than just buying arrows.
Thea's crush was out of left field and terrible writing. Laurel is still difficult to root for or even like. Moira is getting better as I liked her scenes.
Flashbacks - don't need them every week. Oliver Queen needs more scenes where he isn't 3 words from leaving a room. It's annoying. We get it, he's Arrow.
I love this show! Every week the episodes are superb!
I guess I am the only one that does not find his voice overs cheesy. I actually like them. Stephen Ammell has a soft, smooth sexy voice and there really is not way he can toughen that up and that is not a bad thing! I could listed to him talk all day long!
I loved the scene when he and Diggle were training that was one HOT scene.
I too think they have to come up with better excuses but it still seems to work.
No Detective Lance this week.
I do not want to see Tommy with Thea, she is only 17 and he is 27. Maybe wait a few years on that one. We all know Laurel will end up with Oliver and I think she was pushing Tommy way and pretending not to like him because Oliver is back.
Seeing Oliver and Moira at the end was sweet and I too am not 100% sure about her yet.
I think Diggle is good for Oliver, they make a good team.
I really liked this episode. I liked that Diggle got Oliver to deal with people not on the list. While that's a long list, how long was that going to last if Oliver takes one out every episode. I slightly wish the family didn't have ties to Oliver's father; I find it hard to believe that EVERY single problem in that city can be traced back to his dad. But I'm glad he's becoming a true "hero" and I loved Diggle's speech to him about being a hero. Plus the way Diggle tricked him into helping was great. I agree the "something's come up" excuse is lame, but maybe once he gets that club actually running it will make more sense. And I agree that his lines are a bit cheesy sometimes; I like Oliver more when he loosens up and isn't in vigilante mode. I'm all for Laurel and Tommy, it is way too soon for Laurel and Oliver to get back together. As for Tommy and Thea, well I don't see how it's strange for Thea to have a crush on her older brother's friend. Soing something about it...well no that shouldn't happen and I'm glad Tommy acted the way he did. He handled the situation well.
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