Thea Queen as played by Willa Holland is perhaps the most dynamic character that Arrow has ever had. Oliver Queen, over the course of the show's many season has become a bit stale and so his little sister is really the one that had the most complete and satisfying arc. Thea Queen, in the first season looks to be the basic conception of a teenage party girl sister and someone to be easily looked over. So when she returns later on as a full fledged dark avenger, it is the most shocking and exciting development that could have been created for the character. From the first season's prep school pleated skirts and low cut party dresses to the business like blazers she wears when not in her superhero alter ego, the change in her character's look is noticeable. The hacked off hair serves to make her look older and more respectable and we can't get enough of her comic book costume. The all red, leather get-up is in direct contrast to her brother's darker attire and serves to set her apart from Oliver Queen. Which is perfect because this is a character who deserved to be appreciated in her own right.
Will Capt. Lance participate in trying to save his town or will he just stand idly by on the sidelines while the citizens of Starling City drop to their deaths all around him? I'm not sure which is more helpful at this point.
Seriously. Why are they dressed up like twinsies? It's really a little bit odd, don't you think? What happened to Oliver's awesome furry number he was wearing when we were still calling him Al? Now it's like they're going to the school picnic at the amusement park together.
Is Ra's kicking Oliver in the chest with his boot? Things have gone from bad to worse in short order if that's the case. Is this part of Oliver's plan to prove to himself he's strong enough to take over the League?
Ra's, the hooded street thug who is currently leading the League of Assassins, needs a new right hand man at his side since Katana (Tatsu) killed Maseo. While Oliver looks like Mini-Me at the moment, we have to vote he overthrows Ra's and tosses him aside.
I remember when I first started writing about Ra's al Ghul. He seemed to have so much promise, what with his moral code and his seemingly intelligent conversations. Instead he's just another nutter hiding under a hood. A street thug with too much power and a magical fountain. What a disappointment.
Someone has happened upon Oliver in the dark and they're trying to take him out! Waddya wanna bet it's Ra's? In this installment, Oliver is going to wonder if he's strong enough to take on the position as head of the League and what it will do to Team Arrow. He's strong enough. Not sure about the team, though.
Oliver and Thea touch base before all of the schnizzle goes down in the city center. Does he have any idea she's going to suit up as Speedy? At this point, does she even have any idea? Can't wait to see it go down.
Oliver: I just need your A game right now Felicity. Felicity: I don't have it! My friend, our friend, was shot with arrows and fell off of a rooftop. Her body is upstairs right above us in a freezer because we don't know what to do with it, with her, so I am so sorry, Oliver, if I have feelings, but maybe if you did, too... I'm sorry. That was mean. But this is Sara we're talking about. Your Sara. How can you stand there being so cold and rational? Oliver: Because I don't have the luxury of falling to pieces. Everyone is looking to me to handle things, to make the right decisions. Everyone is looking to me to lead. If I grieve, nobody else gets to.