Modwild

Agree! Agree, agree, agree. Ray was acting normally, reminding Felicity that "But, Oliver!" wasn't a good enough reason to let an entire city perish and Laurel, while we still have no idea what made her wander over to see her dad, at least read him the riot act for picking up the bottle. So, three normal people. Thea is also very excited about the prospect of helping people and starting her new journey, so I'd place her in the win column. I'll say it again, Season 4 should start out with a very strong team of Dig, Laurel and Thea that will be very difficult to break up. That's a dynamic that gives me hope.

Modwild

I'm following the show's lead. How many times is Oliver going to be pronounced "dead" or leave the city before he's gone for good? Quit toying with the idea and let him leave for a while. When everyone was proclaiming "Oliver Queen is Dead!" they couldn't even allow his face to be off the screen for one episode, yet the go-to finale is for him to ride off and quit the biz. Frankly, it's getting old, this up and leaving shtick, when he never actually goes. Let's see what happens when he takes a real break. After this mess of a season and this horrific finale, I'm open to it.

Modwild

Or perhaps sad that nobody is as in tune to pop culture as they claim to be. Even decades later it's still a phrase to be reckoned with.

Modwild

But you can't tell me that I can't tell someone they don't have to apologize to me! I think. Wait. Hey, thanks! My review was accurate. I don't suck! ;-)

Modwild

When I was little, I thought for SURE I could just pop into a car and drive a standard. When I bought my first standard, I cried for a week and wanted to take it back because it stalled every time I tried to use the clutch, so, yeah. I waved people around on hills while bawling my eyes out and I live in Pennsylvania. Felicity should have stoned her head on that dam.

Modwild

You're right. If it was never coming back, I wouldn't have HATED it. But, it is. To what? Nothing was set up for Season 4. That's unheard of in this day and age. All we know for sure is Team Arrow lives on and Black Canary, Speedy and Diggle will be one hell of a team by the time anyone bothers to come back. Everyone else will be interlopers.

Modwild

I'll be attempting to do an overview of the entire season next week! Should be fun. :-)

Modwild

I wouldn't mind superpowers being introduced to the world to keep the universe open if the rest of the story was written strong enough to support it. It's not. You mentioned something very important, that Oliver once had a mission. I can't think of the last time he did anything with that mission in mind. It occasionally comes up when Felicity is giving him a romantic pep talk, but not otherwise. To be honest, I'm not even sure if the lead had a purpose this season. What was Oliver's drive? To determine if he was worthy of Felicity? Talk about lacking depth. The supporting characters had a lot more depth than the lead.

Modwild

Yeah, Oliver could barely stay alive a few months ago, but now he killed Ra's in record time. Terrible fight scene for the poor old dude to meet his maker. I can't stop replaying the horror of this hour in my head.

Modwild

It's a trend across the television universe. More and more TV moguls, people who are running three and four shows so that so much of what we watch suffers as a result. Not much is fresh and new anymore. :-(