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.
spring night — one hour worth
a thousand gold coins;
clear scent of flowers,
songs and flutes upstairs — threads of sound;
in the garden, a swing,
where night is deep and still.
— su tung-p’o (1037-1101ce)
photos by atomiczen in new zealand’s lake tekapo and tazmania’s cradle mountain
I’m either a totally far gone shipper or too Olicity deprived, or both, when I go through the extended trailer frame by frame like 20 times (seriously they packed so many .1q34234234 of a second blips in there it’s ridiculous - they so do that because they know fans are gonna tear it apart lol) and find this treasure and totally squee at Oliver’s hand on Felicity’s shoulder alskdfjal;ksdjfalksdjfasfdasfd.
The question is, where are they? Has Slade connected them to one another via Queen Consolidated? Does he feel bad about something they are looking at that impacts her? Did Slade blow up her apartment??
This was poor writing. Poor hindsight. Yes, he wasn’t thinking clearly because of Thea, but he spent years reading and memorizing the names in that book. He trusts his team with his life…they warned him about her from the start. And the writers want me to believe that he would just sign EVERYTHING…
I agree with you that it was OOC but I do also feel like he’s not been himself lately. He’s been rash and I think that is the unique effect that Slade Wilson has on him. He can’t think straight - not just because of Thea but because he feels in some ways that he deserves whatever Slade is dishing out. He can’t focus, can’t think, he has reverted back to reflexes - he’s Oliver on the island, the “kid” Oliver…not the grown man who makes plans and thinks ahead and trusts his team. He’s unpredictable because he’s afraid of Slade. Absolutely petrified.
I agree, he’s not himself. BUT, that doesn’t mean you lose sight of who your enemies are and who you trust. He knows that. Isabel has never been one he could trust - or she shouldn’t have been with her name being in the book as well as his team’s feelings towards her and the dirt they dug up on her.
Sloppy writing just hurts my heart and that’s what this was.
Very true - I am just generally enamoured with this episode and am more than willing to turn a blind eye to that. You are right though. It was dumbass. I feel like sometimes though, Oliver is pretty much a dumbass without Digg or Felicity to advise him.
Perhaps I’m not the right person for this talk as I have found Oliver to be grating lately and I sort of want him to fall flat on his face for a bit. I think it would give Stephen some delicious acting opportunities as well as shake up the dynamic of the show a bit.
I’m all here for Oliver not being on top of his game. He has had too many distractions and I need him to focus on what is most important in his life. Is it worth it to keep so many lies from so many different and important people in your life - cause at this point the dude has no idea anymore.
But yes, as you said, sloppy writing but I am for one am willing to forgive it as I need to see Oliver redeem himself for some of the bone headed moves he’s made lately.
I wish they’d chosen a different route for some of their storytelling. Because I think the reason a lot of people wouldn’t mind seeing Oliver “fall” is because of the sloppy writing - they are tired of the back and forth and all over the place.
Oliver Queen spent five years on an island where nothing good happened. Nothing.
I’d rather see him rise than fall.
I have to completely disagree. He was on the rise earlier in the season and as mid-season and the season finale are coming, you have to expect conflict to arise. The climax of a story is then something is in conflict or ttransition. If it’s Arrow, all hell starts breaking lose. They’ve set this up over the course of the season pretty well by inching Isobel in. I started calling her connection with Slade a couple weeks ago. Seeing him sign over the company to her wasn’t a surprise. Slade has been messing with his mind since showing up at his family’s house. Oliver has shown it’s getting to him mentally and emotionally. Nothing good happened on the iisland and Slade returning in Starling City has jarred him. I’m not surprised to see Oliver “falling” into a hole. Sarah suddenly appeared in his life alive again, is sister was taken, shown on a broadcast in front of many people, Slade was in his home, he knows where Oliver works, has told him he’s there to break his world a part piece by piece, injected Roy, Helena coming back, completely broke Thea’s trust of anyone (in her mind) by telling her Malcolm is her father and now he’s shared the secret with Laurel. How can that not mess with a person’s mind and put them off kilter?
Sure, no way in hell the Oliver of earlier this season would have signed it over. The Oliver reeling from quake after quake after quake thanks to the sly work of Slade and those he’s partnering with…that takes a mental toll and I for one am glad he put his family as priority over that job. Of course it wasn’t “smart” to sign it over to Isobel, but with the toll everything else has taken on him, I don’t know that any of us would have made a clear judgement in the moment when your family’s life is on the line with a crazy madman.
I I expect more crazy to come in the next weeks and it to really start sending Oliver into a spiral. IT’ll make the rise he makes once again even more profound. And who will be with him all the way? Dig and Felicity. Team Arrow, always.
Don’t get me wrong, that last scene was really awesome. But Oliver and Amanda are on first name basis now?? Since when? And they talk like “old friends.” What the hell did I miss?
Obviously Diggle must’ve filled in Oliver that ARGUS knows about Team Arrow, but… IDK I…
Thank you, I needed a good laugh…
You’re welcome. :) Glad I could provide it. I lost a follower for it too…eh. I’m just getting tired of the revolving door that is Lian Yu. They just need to tell us it’s the Lazarus Pit, already. ;)
I’m actually guessing there’s backstory that we don’t know about when it comes to Oliver and Amanda that we just haven’t seen. As things progress, they may do flashbacks since the Suicide Squad will be appearing again. I mean… “old friends” CAN be said with sarcasm. Not sure how it’s baffling. There are 40 minutes to the show.