I think Laurel's potential has been unrealized over the years, but I wouldn't say she's been underutilized. She's had a lot of screen time, and a ton of her own storylines since she's been separate from Team Arrow. They've been pushing her HARD this year in an attempt to finally get the audience to connect. In my opinion, it's too late for her, but I will give them credit for the effort to finally have her fulfill her potential. It just isn't working with the past two seasons and Sara's portrayal of Canary. So no, Laurel isn't underutilized, she's been mishandled.
I have a feeling Emma and Hook will be taken to Oz by cyclone at the end of this season... Yet another world visit I don't care about.
I absolutely loved this! It had twists and turns and a compelling story that kept me drawn in for the entire hour. I'm convinced that Elizabeth is actually Red's daughter; it would explain why he's so obsessed with her. I also did not see the bit about her husband at the end coming until right before it happened. They opened up enough mysteries to keep me tuning in next week.
I absolutely loved this episode! I feel bad for Cruz, because so many people (myself included) are just going to hate her because she's with Sam, so I took the time to learn her name... Still doesn't make me like her any more. I'm interested to see how it plays out though. As long as her and Sam are done by like Episode 6ish.
I just don't understand how the cure came to be if he was the one who created the immortality in the first place... What about Katsia (or however it's spelled)? He made her up? If he did I don't see the point in making up a witch... There's a lot left unexplained but I have faith that it will all be glossed over in the first five minutes of season 5, never to be touched on again. It still made for an awesome bombshell!
So much awesome that I'm still recovering the morning after. I jokingly said about halfway through, 'what if billy chambers is still alive?' but I never would have expected it to actually be true! I also never expected David to be his accomplice. I think that was even more shocking to me than the reappearance of Billy. We have a lot of the major pieces, but I want to know how the whole thing fits together. I love the way this show reveals small bits at a time and ends up with one major divide that needs to be closed in order for it all to make sense. I've given up on trying to guess what's going to happen because it always blows my mind. I'm just waiting on the edge of my couch for them to tell me if/how David/Billy connects to Jake/Jake's Boss and how much planning went into this. They must have planned to pin that murder on David to get him an 'in' with Pope and Associates so it's been a long road to get here. insane!
I'm not a big fan of the Oliver/Laurel romance. I just don't feel anything between them. It's not often that I don't root for the main couple (the only other exception being my support of Elena/Damon in TVD, but I still understand the Elena/Stefan relationship and can see the chemistry between the two)so I feel like it says something about the show that I don't feel or understand it here. I could chalk it up to my love of Felicity but I just don't understand the Oliver/Laurel connection at all and see no chemistry between them. I love the way Oliver and Felicity interact and I just don't see the same thing with Oliver and Laurel. Maybe they can embark on a relationship and get the feelings they have for each other out of their system? I doubt it, so I'll just quietly continue loving Felicity and ignoring Laurel...
I'm hoping that once she realizes Alicia's leaving, Kalinda will too. I wanted four things to happen this season: Alicia/Will, Diane/Kurt, Kalinda/Cary, and Alicia and Cary making their new firm. I guess 2 out of 4 isn't too bad... And maybe working at separate firms will bring Alicia and Will closer. At the very least, they can have hate sex!
I love Nolan so I'm hoping for maybe Aiden... I hate that the show always puts a guy in front of us and basically tells us she loves him, so we have to like it. We never get to see relationships develop. Here's a twist, maybe it will be Nolan's Aunt Carol. She would technically be a true ally and it would surprise Emily. Though I guess she isn't really a core character. Maybe Takeda? I'd rather a fringe character still essential to Emily's journey (making them 'core' in a way...) such as Aiden or takeda died. Just not Nolan!
I can't believe they killed Jacob. He was my favorite of the psychos. I found his struggle between wanting to fit in and knowing he was in over his head very compelling. I would have liked to have seen him continue on, perhaps making more decisions like the one to let Joey go, yet still be seen as remaining on the cult's side. It would have been cool to learn more about him and see a sort of traitor within the cult itself. The part with Debra at the end completely blew me away. I can't even imagine getting buried alive. Hands down the worst way to die so I hope they get time to save her!One irritating comment: what is with Claire? Why does she seem to think attacking a SERIAL KILLER at every given opportunity is a good idea? I don't understand why she stabbed him last episode in the first place (she WAS is a house full of psychos, stabbing their ring leader seems like a dumb idea...), but now it's like she doesn't even care about trying to get back to her son. I hope she doesn't die, though. I'm not sure if Ryan Hardy could survive that.
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