My thoughts... on your thoughts!1. I completely agree, it didn't make much sense. We've seen the Tomorrow People teleport willy-nilly, so what's the problem? In and out in a few seconds at most, which wouldn't give the Ultra agents time to react.2. Another excellent point. Instead of teleporting out, Cara puts Astrid in mortal danger to fight the Ultra agents! 3. This is an extremely pertinent question, one I assume will be swiftly answered during the next episode. Perhaps it will be spun that the Tomorrow People were using Astrid to spy on Stephen without his knowledge, which is why John and Cara were protecting her, and Horrid Hillary is a vindictive harpy who falsely accused Stephen of revealing his powers to Astrid.
The scene just came off a little oddly, is all. I think most people would be more concerned with the obvious initial fact that mysterious men in dark suits are trying to murder them. Oddly, I don't recall her asking if her family is safe from the execution brigade, which would, I think, be kinda important under the circumstances.
More likely, Mr. Creepster works for the League of Assassins and is waiting to see if Laurel's meltdown will lure her sister back to Starling City.
I was staring in disbelief at Astrid when she was asking how soon she could go home. A day, two? Really, for such a smart person, she apparently devolved into a total idiot. Ultra set up a whole special 'audition' just to murder her, and she actually thinks it'll be okay to go home in a day or two? The entire operation, though, was botched from beginning to end, starting with Horrid Hillary's vindictive 'outing' of Astrid, thus forcing Jedikiah to summon the firing squad. Will Astrid's rescue change circumstances? After all, will continuing to go after her *really* help maintain operational security? After the huge mess they made of the hotel? Given that Astrid knew about the Tomorrow People for weeks and gave nothing away, it might be in Ultra's best interests now to not draw even more attention by attempting to murder her again. (How were they going to explain her bullet-ridden corpse in the first place?)
I really like Colin Salmon; I hope Moira's mayoral campaign means we'll be seeing more of him as Walter in the near future! Also, I thought at first that Oliver had called Quentin, but found it odd that we didn't hear the other end of the conversation. The only other person who made sense, therefore, was Sara.
Who keeps a working earthquake machine - even a prototype - in their basement? (Okay, fine; obviously Malcolm Merlyn does.) How did the bad guys know it was there, anyway? And how did they know it even existed? And what made them so sure that the device was even viable? It was sitting around in Merlyn's garage, and hadn't been used as part of the Undertaking, even though I'd imagine that earthquake-making machines aren't easy or cheap to make. It would've been really funny if the countdown reached zero and nothing happened. (On a side note, I don't think Malcolm is going to be too thrilled when he hears about Bronze Tiger's little foray into B&E in his home!)
I rewatched the scene, and it looked like Oliver *might* have slipped the car key off the keychain. It's really hard to tell as it happens out of frame, though. Why does Laurel have so many keys all on the same chain, anyway? What are they all for? I would never put my house keys on the same keychain as my car keys - that's asking for trouble if I lose them or they get stolen, and as a (former) ADA, Laurel would know this.
Hillary is horrible, isn't she? I loved it when Jed gave her that verbal beatdown, saying that getting someone killed was not a cause for celebration. "If I say 'yes' and you smile, you're next." Jedikiah is definitely not your average mustache-twirling villain; there were tears on his face when he took young John to see his friend executed. Though I'm definitely curious as to what Jed is thinking after it becomes clear that Astrid is being protected by John and Cara and the Tomorrow People.
@Carissa Pavlica- Ollie asked Thea to call a cab for Laurel, which is how she made (falling down drunk) it back to her apartment to meet her not-so-dead-as-previously-reported sister. It was a big risk for Oliver to reveal his true identity to Roy; we'll have to wait and see if it backfires. To be fair, they could all be dead right now, so it was probably an acceptable risk in the grand scheme of things. On the positive side, it gives Oliver common ground with Roy (i.e. Thea), and Ollie can definitely train Roy more freely and answer a lot of the questions that had been frustrating Roy. Anyone else think that Nick Fury got a lot better looking at the end of this episode, when he came to ask Bronze Tiger if he'd ever heard of the Avengers Initiative? Wait, sorry, wrong universe... ;-)
I foresee a sudden spike in sales of Doc Martens... ;-)
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