Really not getting all the rage after last night’s Arrow episode. It was completely heart-wrenching, yes. It hurt, yes. It sucks to see a character who is liked killed. But I cannot see for the life of me why that seems like that was just “thrown in there” or that the episode was just quickly put together without much though since we’ve known for a while Slade’s purpose is to make Oliver suffer and lose everything. Of course he’d end up in that situation again and I hate that it was his mom and his sister. It fit the episode though. Build Moira up to rise above the current situation despite her past faults and stir up/complicate things with the question of whether she actually dies a hero. There’s a great EW article with some insight on all of that.
Yes, some of the stuff Sara said seemed out of the blue but she’s still got some things to work through, apparently. We don’t all show every card, every side of us to every person we see every single day - even those closest to us.
The baby thing…not quite out of place as it might seem even though it’s not the usual island flashback. The episode was really Oliver and Moira’s. Parallels from his time prior to the island and choices he made versus choices his mother made. How far a parent will go for their child - what Moira did for Oliver (whether right or wrong) regarding the baby and what she did in the end of the episode by sacrificing herself for both her children.
I’m very glad we’re going to get to see some of the grieving process that we didn’t get with Tommy. Stephen said the episode was a game changer for the series…he was right. Huge moments for everyone that impact A LOT of things. Oliver has a lot on his plate… Roy on the verge of crazy and out of control (I wish they’d have let him at least speak some in the episode), the loss of his mother, wondering what will happen to the company, Sara left, Slade left an open threat out there, there’s a kid of his out there that he is unaware of, a Merlyn secret he’s not going to know about (for right now)… Check out that EW article…even talks about how things last night were a set up for season 3.
I don’t always trust the writers and what I see happening but I know a lot of that is because we get so invested in the show and characters and feel they deserve a well written and thought out script. Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Not everything was perfect in this episode but it was pretty dang good. One of their better ones.
-I have an idea of who that could be…a very good idea.
-The light to his darkness. The one who literally brightens a room.
-That’s the second time someone has said he deserves better.
-Felicity Megan Smoak. Endgame.
Seriously. I swear she was ready to say that person’s name too. I think Sarah knows exactly who that person is.
Holy crap. I was not emotionally prepared for tonight. At all. That entire episode was NOT what I was expecting based on the previews. The whole freaking thing was like what you’d expect in a season finale.
Stephen’s post on Facebook about the episode…accurate.
Poor Oliver… So many questions. So many answers. So much WTF just happened?! What a spiral that could take him down…just like the Undertaking last season.
The ONLY bright spots - Olicity moments and Thea and Diggle convo time.
how am i supposed to believe a man, who doens’t believe in love?
i s t i l l d o .the next time your lips touch emma swan’s, all of her magic will be t a k e n. everything that makes her special, that makes her powerful, that makes her a threat, will be gone.i w o n’ t d o i t . i’ll tell her.
and she’ll d e f e a t you.
Game changing news… As in they’ll probably set it up for Felicity to have to decide whether she stays or goes to work with/be with Barry maybe? Or she heard what happened to him & Barry’s change to the Flash will help in the finale?
MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman). Nick Copus directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Ben Sokolowski (#222).
(The CW)Arrow’s Oliver Queen may be a one-man army of abs and justice, but when the man under the hood needs a hand (or a hack) he relies on his girl, Felicity Smoak. The two first formed an unconve…
This would make me sick if true. Adorable that Thea would be her sister but…it’d make some Olicity reeeeeeal weird.
Oliver: *internally screaming*
Look!! Look at all the blinking! That means he’s about to lie his tight little ass off! But he’s doing it to make her happy. You adorable fucking idiot.
Wow, he totally is…he’s mentally trying to keep himself from admitting something he’s not ready to admit.
And he wants her happy. That’s all he wants for her. The thing is…it’s what she wants for him too.
Can we just take a moment to look at Stephen’s acting. Because look at all the pretty. This is one of the many things I love about being part of a series. Watching the actors grow and become even more phenomenal actors.