‘Arrow’ Review: Can Oliver Right this Sin of his Father?

Once again Oliver is trying to right his father’s sins. None of his father’s sins have been easy to right, but this will be the biggest challenge yet, and saving his sister might not even be an option.

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We knew Emiko (Sea Shimooka) was hiding something. I could never have imagined what she was hiding but I like that she’s leading the ninth circle and doesn’t need saving. Not that I want any more turmoil for Oliver (Stephen Amell), but I don’t want to see another damsel in distress. Mr. Queen may have put her down this path, but she chose to go down it.

I thought the biggest surprise would have been when Emiko put a knife to Dante’s (Adrian Paul) throat threatening him because he disobeyed an order. We all assumed Dante was in charge. That wasn’t the biggest surprise, though. It looks like she paid Malcolm to take down the Gambet. If that is true, she was a lost cause a long time ago. Of course, if she didn’t, Oliver would have never become the Green Arrow. That doesn’t change how Oliver may feel when he finds out what she did.

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I like when Arrow brings us these big surprises. Especially when it has nothing to do with one of our favorite characters being dead. Though, we still haven’t figured out where Oliver is in the future. Will his sister be the end of him?

I used to hate Black Siren but now that she’s Laurel (Katie Cassidy), I love her. Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) really needs to give her the benefit of the doubt. She might not be doing everything exactly by the book but she’s not killing people. She got Oliver out of jail and helped Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) when she was at her lowest.

She’s really going to be tested now that Emiko has outed her for working with Diaz. If only it was as simple as explaining to people that she was trapped in that working relationship. I hope she doesn’t go back to her old ways. I like the new her.  I will admit that Emiko is partly right, Laurel doesn’t know who she is but she’s finding herself.

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We are starting to see why everything went to crap in the future. It appears that the ninth circle might get ahold of Felicity’s computer program, Archer. That is the problem with making innovations like that, in the wrong hands, it can be used as a serious weapon. I am happy that she’s still following her passions, though. There’s just an ominous feeling in the air.

I am excited for Alena (Kacey Rohl) to be back. Her fast talking is only a match for Felicity. With Curtis gone, I’m glad they brought her back.

Three weeks until we get to see where this story goes next. I’m most nervous for Oliver, not just because we don’t know his fate but because he needs to give up hope on his sister and just treat her like any other villain. And we all know he won’t.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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