You nailed it. After the awesome episode we got last week, this one felt like a punch in the face. That's all I can honestly say. WASTE.
Shoot - I'm so late on this! 1. I wasn't surprised, actually. We all know that Roy Harper becomes Oliver Queen's sidekick - it was just a matter of time. Roy's unfortunate Mirakuru incident was the perfect catalyst. 2. Rob Ford's gonna show up and it'll be Battle of the Bad Mayors!! No - seriously, Carissa's right. The repercussions are going to be greatest for Oliver, who's now going to be right in the middle of family and the politician he's been steadfastly supporting. 3. I LOVE what they've done with Thea. She went from an annoying, rebellious teenager to a young mature woman with a good head on her shoulders. Her character development has been great, and I just want her to stay that way. 4. Hmmm. Hard to say. I think Nick and Hank are on to something. However, in the comics, Roy Harper is kind of a jerk. The Mirakuru may be how they work that into the series. 5. Laurel in a Rob Ford-ian drunken stupor (I'm from Toronto, I can make these jokes), not sure if what she's seeing is real. 6. STILL not happy with the casting of Amanda Waller. She's just not intimidating enough, and until we see some real bad-assery from her, that will be a sore spot for me on the show.
I don't watch NCIS, but I will watch anything that Scott Bakula is in. I've loved him since I was a kid and he was on Quantum Leap.
LOL...sooo, you're a Prince fan, right? :-) I thought this was the best episode of New Girl all season, and not even because of Prince. The writing was the sharpest it's been, and the whole cast NAILED it this time around. I thought it got a little slower towards the end (but who cares, Prince was singing), but the first 10 minutes or so was just fantastic. Also - did anyone else get "Finger Prince" flashbacks of Animaniacs when Jess pointed her "finger guns" at Prince?
Just responding to your comment down below - I don't think for a minute that this is the end of the "missing file" at all. I think Arrow's been pretty good with tying up loose ends - and the way they've spun the Laurel story actually has given me more faith in the writers than before. Also - I have to say that THIS is another reason why I love TV Fanatic. I think this is one of the few places left where we can talk and argue and discuss the shows we love while still being respectful of others' opinions. :-)
Very cool! I had no idea :-)
I did not know that at all! Thanks for the info, will give them a listen.
Rosa was hilarious in this episode, agreed. It's the way her hypothetical questions just went on and on..."how many guns do I still have hidden? What about the axe? Do I still have my throwing stars?" I'm glad you're enjoying the show - and thanks for checking out the review every week :)
I totally agree with you and Dreamrose that it seemed strange that they dropped the missing file. Right there with you. What you said though is exactly my point. Things might have gone differently if it were brought to them by another source. But Laurel isn't a credible source to them. She was successfully set-up and completely discredited, to the point where no logical mind would believe her accusations. What's happening to her is what you've been saying all along when all of us were simply annoyed with Laurel - they're pushing her to rock bottom. I'm not bashing Laurel - I happened to think this was a great episode for her. I'm just trying to see it from everyone's perspective.
I hope you don't mind a contrary opinion, but I respectfully disagree with your points on Laurel. I think you're being too harsh on Oliver and everyone else. We, as viewers, know that Laurel's telling the truth. However, if you look at it from the POV of the other characters - to them, she doesn't have valid points at all. All Laurel has is wild conjecture and unfounded accusations, compounded on by irrational behaviour. Laurel had no proof of her accusations against Blood, and her only "lead" was the word of a woman committed to an asylum. He also freely admitted to knowing Cyrus Gold, so no one really has a reason to suspect him. And if all that wasn't enough, she was found to have an opioid addiction - I mean, between stealing pills and the apparent paranoia, you couldn't get more classic drug addict behaviour. We all know that Laurel's being set up, but there's no reason for any other character to think so. No logical person would lend any credence to her words after all that, and I would find it less believable if they did. Also, Oliver - I don't think he actually went to Blood to give him the "benefit of the doubt." I actually thought he was being sarcastic, and went to see Blood to get a face to face opinion on whether he was lying or not. He never told Sebastian that Laurel complained - I think he wanted to see how Blood would react when talking about Laurel. Lastly - Roy - can't we assume that part of his stupidity is due to the Mirakuru? I mean, they keep drilling into our heads that it messes with people's minds - perhaps this isn't just stunted growth on his part, but As for being suspected simply because his last name is sinister...well, you probably shouldn't watch Hannibal LOL :-) (no one on the show has figured out it rhymes with cannibal yet...honestly...) I do agree that the stuff on the island was pointless - (though I don't quite agree that sisters do what Laurel supposedly did "all the time"). (sigh) No more round tables for me after this, right? :-)
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