Arrow – S7 Ep12 – The Emerald Archer Review

This is a very special episode celebrating 150 episodes of the show. A huge achievement. The whole episode was executed impeccably well with lots of great nods to its past whilst following a great story in the present day.

It kicks off with the Warner Bros logo and a documentary begins all about vigilantes which focuses on Oliver Queen, narrated by none other than Kelsey Grammer. A nice little DC connection is made as Star City, Central City and Gotham City are all mentioned as part of the vigilante crisis. There are interviews with past and present cast members. An interview with Quentin Lance from 2014 is shown right at the start, which was a bit emotional. Thea Queen, Sara Lance, Rory Regan and Cindy ‘Sin’ Simone all make an appearance to give their views on vigilantism. Seeing Sin especially was great given that she’s an integral part of the shows history and makes you remember the glory days of Roy moving on from his troubled upbringing and becoming Arsenal. Speaking of Roy, there were clips of when he protected Oliver and claimed to be the Arrow before he left. I would say that is one of my favourite moments of all seven seasons so I loved being reminded of it, and hearing it being called Starling City again!

Current cast members Felicity, Diggle, Dinah, Curtis, Diaz and Rene all have their input but it was Laurel’s interview which was most insightful. I mentioned on our podcast (go check it out) that it was like no one remembers that when the original Laurel died it was revealed that she was The Black Canary. This was addressed in her interview finally as she shows how unsupportive she is for Star City’s current vigilantes and claims validity having been one. Barry Allen also pops up to support his pal and talks of his vision is to stop people suffering from the dark experiences her has. Oliver is quite self deprecating in his interviews though and wishes things could have always been the way they are now … hoodless.

There’s a new threat in Star City in the form of Chimera (Curtis is extremely proud of himself for giving him that name). He’s hunting down vigilantes and keeping their masks as show pieces. Curtis, Diggle and Rene rally round Oliver to take Chimera down and even Dinah is forced out of hiding and in turn, reveals her secret identity to Mayor Pollard. Ultimately it was fab to see them all working together as a team again. We haven’t seen this for quite some time. Regardless of their good intentions, Curtis, Diggle and Rene are arrested for violating the anti-vigilante law. Surely this means that Curtis, Diggle and Dinah join Oliver and Rene in having their true identities made public now? However, Mayor Pollard doesn’t press charges and instead gives them the same role as Oliver has working with Dinah. I mean their secret is going to be hard to deny with their actions being documented on camera. After butting heads the entire episode, Mayor Pollard seems to start willing Oliver to change her mind.

William returns home this week and he seems different. After being moody at home and spending quality time with Zoe he eventually reveals to Felicity that he’s been expelled from his boarding school meaning that he was unable to take any of his exams. Oliver won’t be impressed! The final scene this week takes us forward again to 2038 where Connor and Mia are watching back a now banned documentary we saw being filmed during the episode. They find the old Arrow headquarters and Mia talks about vigilantes getting exactly what they deserved after destroying Star City. We’ve seen Connor before in an episode of Legends of Tomorrow, living as the future Green Arrow. These flash forwards could be about to get VERY interesting.

Arrow – S7 Ep11 – Past Sins Review

Arrows Past sins episode is a tremendous hour of TV, that proves even superheroes can’t run from their past. It also proves that heroes make excellent directors. This episode was David Ramsey’s directorial debut and I think he did a sensational job.

With next week being the 150th episode, this one was a great callback to episode one, and shows how far the show has come since a guy called “Hackett” was shot on a life raft.

We see Oliver and Laurel being interviewed on TV at the beginning of the episode, and they almost seem like friends. Oliver promises he will no longer be hiding in the shadows (His turtle friends might be though)

After Ollie introducing himself to Emiko last week we see that he asks her to give him a chance, and she refuses, Oliver regrets that Emiko is not a part of his life. Though he understands her anger, he spends the entire episode proving to her he is nothing like Robert.

Suicide Squad is back under an alternative name due to silly DC rules. Curtis almost says the forbidden words before lyla interrupts! I’m excited Cupid is back, she is delightfully crazy and her flirting with Curtis is amusing!

I’m not the biggest Curtis fan, but for once I agree with him when he reacts to the Diggle’s having Diaz. A massive betrayal to the Queens. Curtis doesn’t agree with putting bombs in people’s heads so he invents a simulation that makes Diaz believe he is free, and in said simulation Diaz murders Curtis and escapes with his “Squad”- he is then awakened to find that Curtis just molested his mind. Very clever move for Mr Teriffic! He outsmarted the Dragon.

Curtis doesn’t agree with the “Squad that must not be named” and doesn’t understand the need for it now Dig has the tech he made. Diggle disagrees so Curtis tell him he will not be following orders from him anymore (until director Diggle yells cut!)

I’m a huge fan of Felicity and Laurels friendship this series, which we see develop when they go for a glass of wine (That wine not being Amell’s Nocking Point wine is a missed opportunity in my humble opinion). Laurel sees an old face that she clearly doesn’t like, he is called Brett and on her earth she hurt him, and we later discovered he killed her Quentin. Laurel tries to go after him and Felicity helps her. Laurel explains that she feels responsible for Quentin dying on her earth, because when she was a kid she had a tantrum about a cake which forced her Quentin to go out, and he died on his travels. Felicity explains how stupid her blaming herself is. With Felicity’s friendship Laurel is definitely becoming more Laurel like and Felicity is becoming way more likeable (to me anyways, I have a rocky relationship with her character). I hope we see way more of their friendship in the future. I really enjoy it. Felicity takes Laurel to Dinah, who tells Laurel that she has Brett and will be keeping him in custody. Laurel is starting to realise she has friends in Felicity and Dinah!

Someone isn’t a fan of the Laurel and Oliver’s interview so, naturally, they kidnap and torture the guy who interviewed them. Detective Oliver is on the case! And he discovers that the kidnapper is none other than Hackett’s son, the guy his dad killed. Though I understand Hackett’s frustration- Oliver didn’t kill his Dad, Robert did, and Robert hurt Oliver more than he hurt anyone. So my conclusion is that Hackett’s anger was misguided! Oliver is more understanding of young Hackett’s psycho antics!

Hackett doesn’t want Oliver in the police so Oliver- in a very stupid move, asks to be fired, and Dinah refuses! Rightly so. Hackett breaks into the police and threatens to kill everyone if someone doesn’t kill Oliver. He hacks into the electrical grid (they should have seen that coming since his name is Hack-it) and threatens to electrocute people if he doesn’t get Ollie. Ollie comes out and tells Sam he knows he is a liar, he should have told him his dad was dead. Oliver says he knows he should have given him closure.

Obviously nobody kills Oliver. Because the Arrow is a great friend for the police to have. Dinah fixes the electricity and Oliver safely restrains the mad man!

Oliver feels like another Tv Interview so goes and admits on TV that his dad killed Hackett to save him. In doing so he proves to Emiko that he isn’t like his dad. He is honest and he wants to show people that.

Emiko approaches him and admits that took guts, and she can see Oliver is different from their father. She is coming around. But I still miss Thea, and she will remain my favourite Queen sister.

I really want Thea to come back and meet Emiko. Maybe Emiko would tell her where she got all her super combat skills!

The episode ends with Dinah finding a note in her car that reads “one by one, I’ll kill you all”- so I’m guessing team Arrow has another enemy to fight! And I can’t wait for next week to see them fight said bad guy in the 150th episode!! What an achievement for a show. Well deserved!

Arrow – S7 Ep10 – My Name is Emiko Queen Review

Arrow had a wonderful return this week with an episode which is, at its core, an introduction to our new Green Arrow- Emiko Queen.

We discover that Emiko is a secret love child of Robert Queen, and therefore- Oliver’s sister. This is also the episode that Oliver Queen finds out about his sister through a shard of glass with her blood on it, which Felicity analyses and discovers that the blood is Oliver’s sister on his fathers side, which leads them down a rabbit hole where we discover that Robert left a note to Walter explaining he loved another woman and had a daughter with her, and he instructed Walter to look after them. This letter was buried by Moira so Emiko and her mother were never cared for after Roberts death. Oliver is distraught that his father would do something as unforgivable as abandoning his child- his little girl, and her mother. After all he has done to redeem his family’s name, he doesn’t feel this is redeemable. We discover that Emiko’s mission is one of revenge after he mother was murdered a year ago. Which I’m hoping Oliver will help her achieve in the right way once and if he regains his new sisters trust.

Emiko goes to Rene injured and teams up with him to take down her mothers murderer. Rene convinces Emiko that he wants to help her because he missed being part of a team that does good in the city. Together with Curtis they discover that the guy she has been after all this time isn’t her mother’s killer. Emiko might not be looking for a team, but it seems that she has one regardless. Rene becomes her “partner” even if it means breaking the law.

Maybe Rene and Emiko will become a thing? Though the future suggests otherwise. Rene seems like a douche in the flash forwards.

I Hope Emiko gets her own Superhero name though, because she seems like a great addition to the show and I think she deserves her own identity.

One question that’s really bugging me about Emiko is her skills, if her mother was only murdered a year ago, where on earth did she get her combat skills from. There is no way she could get that advanced in such a short time.

We also see Diaz- the gift that keeps on giving, at Argus in this episode, who refuses to help the Diggle’s with their investigations, so Diggle decides to offer a deal and bring back “Task force X” AKA “The suicide squad” to help find Dante. Lyla doesn’t support this decision but presents a united front in front of her boss. Personally, I think to let Diaz go would be crazy, and Diggle not keeping Oliver informed is one of the worst betrayals possible after all Diaz did to him and his family. Diaz gets a bomb in his neck and threatens Lyla as he gets injected!

Hop in a Time machine and we see that Rene is the Mayor of the Glades and has access to a security system that Zoe and Dinah want to try to help Star City and save it from the bombs Felicity “allegedly” planted in the city. Rene isn’t very forthcoming with his tech, and Dinah has to stop in to remind him that they made a pact to always help each other, and tells him Felicity is dead. Rene still refuses to help so Dinah takes the security system by force. One thing I noticed is that the mark of four is apparently etched on the wrists of Oliver, Felicity, Rene, Dinah, Diggle and Roy, so I can’t help but wonder where Curtis is in the future… not as much as I wonder where Oliver is though.

Rene investigates what Dinah tells him and finds that one of his political friends murdered Felicity and is in on the plans to level Star City.

At the close of the episode we see Oliver wallowing in disappointment that his father ruined Emiko’s life. Felicity reminds him that he is not his father, and he can help Emiko, he can reach out to his sister. We then see Emiko at Roberts fake grave by the queen mansion, with her voiceover saying “People say that revenge corrupts the soul, that if you go down that path, you’ll never come back, but sometimes, embracing the darkness is the only way to get justice. My name is Emiko Queen, I will get justice for my mother, and no one will stand in my way” then we see Oliver coming up behind her and saying “Hello Emiko”- it’s going to be fun seeing Oliver deal with a relative who is pretty much him seven years ago.

It was an excellent comeback episode, a welcome introduction to the sister Oliver never knew he had, and the ending has me so excited for next weeks episode to find out what Emiko makes of Oliver and what Oliver will do to help his sister. I am SO glad Arrow is back!

Arrow – S7 Ep9 – Elseworlds Part 2 Review

Before I even begin reviewing the second hour of Elseworlds, I just want to say that this crossover has been my favourite so far. The typical comic book green arrow humour has come out as the Arrow became the Flash and I love it! It’s been so funny!

The opening to this episode alone was epic- they took the time to have Barry do all the prison scenes so he could literally be Oliver Queen! It was epic!

First surprise is Slade Wilson’s son, Joe- showing up to fight Argus- DRESSED AS DEATHSTROKE! and our superheroes show up and defeat him, effortlessly, and then back at Argus, they explain the whole Freaky Friday situation to Diggle and Curtis- and ask them to help! Diggles ongoing confusion in crossovers is incredible! Felicity shows up and comments on “Olicitys” problems in paradise, and the heroes decide not to share the swapsies situation with her, because their relationship is strained enough because of the issues with Felicity’s personality change last week!

Our heroes head to Gotham! GOTHAM! Where Barry comments on Batman- and Oliver very hilariously comments that Batman is an urban legend concocted by the Gotham police to scare criminals- then angrily declares “I’m the original vigilante Barry!”… which was brilliant!

When they get to Gotham, the trio arrive on a building where the bat signal is located… much to Barry’s excitement, and Oliver’s frustration! Stephen and Grant have exceptional chemistry in these crossovers, the back and forth between them during this episode was golden, and I love that their friendship off screen is so evident in their scenes together!

On the streets of Gotham- Oliver, Barry and Kara are stopped by Gotham police who try to take their belongings… Barry goes all “Green Arrow” after Oliver tries to diffuse the situation and beats up the cops with his newly discovered combat skills!- The three are arrested and imprisoned. After being bailed out by a mystery ally, they are collected from prison and chauffeured to Bruce Wayne’s building where we discover that Bruce Wayne left Gotham three years ago! I think it’s forking incredible that the show makes references to BATMAN! he is bound to show up in the Arrowverse eventually and I’ll be here patiently waiting!

In the building we are introduced to our newest hero- Kate Kane- who says Bruce hasn’t been seen in years- to which Barry responds that he would NEVER compare himself to a total badass like Batman- as Oliver insists quietly with a seething glare towards Barry that Batman is a myth! Which again made me giggle- real Oliver’s lack of belief in Batman is amazing. And once again- I can’t wait for them to one day come face to face!

Oliver asks Kate who she is and why she is helping. And Ruby Rose iconically declares “Its Kane… Kate Kane”. I love her already! She tells the trio to use the building to work from if they want, and the WiFi password is Alfred! I LOVE that Easter egg better than I love Cadbury’s Easter eggs! Oliver admits that he… the Flash, stole some data from the Police that may help them! And he used his long-lost-since- episode-one computer skills to hack a pen drive that reveals John Deegan, a suspected mad man seems to be the guy they need to locate!

Kara has a heart to heart with Kate and we see a foundation of a friendship I hope will continue when we finally get our show about Kate Kane! And Kate reveals that the guy they are looking for is at Arkham asylum! And that’s where the fun begins! Kate Suits up and we see Batwoman in all her glory!

Back at Argus, Cisco and Caitlin show up to help Felicity and Curtis and reveal to Felicity that the body swap happened! Bit awkward, but she was bound to find out eventually! Cisco lets slip that Iris figured out something was off based on “Lovers intuition”, which clearly hits a nerve with Felicity and she admits to the team that her relationship is strained because she and Oliver have become different people. Caitlin offers Felicity some support by explaining that Oliver probably didn’t want to tell her the situation because of how Iris reacted. Caitlin reminds Felicity not to give up on love.

Felicity discovers a way to reach the reason behind all the mystery lightening that’s appeared in starling city, and they discover its old school 90’s John Wesley Shipp’s Barry Allen!!!! And he tells them to get the book, which they pass onto the heroes!

Oliver, Barry, Kara, and Caitlin break into Arkham asylum which has more Easter eggs than a chocolate factory in April! Examples include a cell for Nora Fries, and another for M Guggenheim! Oliver and Diggle confront John Deegan, who admits to being responsible for the swapsies! But refuses to change the reality back to normal, Deegan escapes by releasing all prisoners from their cells, catalysing some epic combat scenes in the Asylum.

Caitlin comes face to face with Nora Fries, Mr Freeze’s wife, who is played fantastically by Cassandra Amell, Stephen Amell’s wife, and though her role in this crossover is brief, I’m hoping her escaping Caitlin sets her up to be a villain of some sort when Batwoman gets her own show! I thought her small part was really good, and I already want to see more of the character!

Kara manages to retrieve the book from the crazy psychiatrist! Meanwhile, as Oliver attempts to blast Nora with lightening he releases some gas that causes Oliver and Barry to hallucinate their greatest nemeses, so as fake Barry battles with Reverse Flash, fake Oliver struggles with Malcom Merlyn where in reality they are battling with each other! Whilst doing so they are battling each others personal demons and realising that they have both underestimated each other’s past issues.

Batwoman shows up and snaps the two out of their hallucination battle, and tells them to leave the city. Kara wishes Batgirl luck and they shake hands beginning what I feel will be a super friendship!

Back at Argus, Oliver and Barry admit to each other that they didn’t really realise how bad the other had it, Barry didn’t realise how much Oliver had been through, and Oliver realises that Barry is stronger and more resilient than he realised. Barry advises Oliver to work things out with Felicity which causes him to go and tell her that though they may change, the thing that will never change is that she is the love of his life. They kiss and make up and get rudely interrupted by Alternative Flash from earth 90 who makes a cool reference about Diggle being a superhero on his earth and warns them about “The Monitor” who is the bad guy who gave the book of destiny to the mad psychiatrist to change reality and test their earth!

The four heroes iconically walk towards the Monitor guy to face off with him! He dismisses 90’s Flash into a puff of smoke! The Monitor warns the team that something worse than him is coming and he is testing to see what heroes on what earth can defeat him. He summons the book from Argus with another puff of smoke and heads back to see Deegan. He hands him the book back to meddle with reality again.

The episode ends with Barry and Oliver dressed like some bad punk band- and they are bad guys called the “Trigger Twins”. they have no powers, and are caught by the cops- Malcolm Merlyn and Ricardo Diaz. Oliver and Barry escape to be confronted by a dark version of Superman!

What an explosive episode! I’m genuinely blown away by it.

Love Ruby as Kate Kane and I pray that Oliver adopts a bit of Barry’s humour permanently! It’s been so refreshing seeing Stephen Amell play some comedy parts. He has done a fantastic job with his character during this crossover! I can’t wait to see part three!!

Arrow – S7 Ep6 – Due Process Review

Season six has had a really strong start! And  episode 6 continued that trend seamlessly!

We begin the episode with Anatoly being threatened by Mr Diaz- old friends become enemies… but I prefer the bromance between Oliver and Anatoly way more! I enjoyed Anatoly’s role in this episode! Diaz wants to use Anatoly to “Help destroy Oliver Queen”… I hope Diaz gets tired of that soon, he is beginning to remind me of the short Rat in pinky and the brain, but replace taking over the world with destroy Oliver Queen!

Back in Slabside- Suspicious Stan is still creeping around Oliver and updating him about Brick being treated like a proper prisoner now, when a guard rudely interrupts to advise him he has a visitor! Que black siren/Un-Laurel showing up playing lawyer. I say that sarcastically but I actually love the role Laurel is playing in this season- she advises Ollie that she is appealing his conviction, because of the Level two fiasco- with the help of Felicity. Ollie is shocked by this revelation- because as far as he knows, Felicity and Un-Laurel aren’t BFF’s… I’m loving the Lauricity pairing. It’s the friendship I never knew the show needed but the two characters bounce off each other really well! However, Oliver reminds Un-Laurel that she is the reason that Diaz got away, and advises her to stay away from his family, and that she is not his Laurel! Which is fair enough, but I’m enjoying her struggle with being good. And I admire her success at it. Katie Cassidy is doing an exceptional job with that role!

Later in the episode Lauricity have a meeting about Mission save Oliver, which is interrupted by a beep advising that the longbow hunters are up to something in a creepy location, where they meet with wild dog and introduce him to their new friendship before barging into a building and opening a box thinking they will find the silencer, however they find our friend Anatoly gift-wrapped with a bomb. Argus and SCPD rushes in at this point, before they all run out and the building blows up behind them! Not a scratch on any of them thankfully! Except Anatoly, who was mildly tortured by Diaz!

Diggle confronts Felicity about being in the middle of his mission and being friends with un-Laurel. It comes out that everyone is doing stuff the others don’t agree with- like Felicity and Dinah working with un-Laurel, Wild Dog working with Un-Green Arrow, and “Team Felicity” kidnapping and almost torturing the silencer, Curtis declares they have communication issues and feels like it’s an appropriate time to bring up his birthday being forgotten about. I disagree with Curtis on this. I feel it was a super inappropriate time to mention that point!

They all agree to work together without Un-Laurel, which is unfair considering she is doing all she can to help- her BFF convinces her to please continue helping Oliver while she gets Diaz with the others, and Un-Laurel agrees.

Anatoly gives all the Diaz insider info he has to the team. Anatoly is reserved in wanting to help the team catch Diaz- he wants to just go and relax on an island, the Bratva clearly doesn’t have a good pension plan when you get fired. A new dark felicity makes an “Enthusiastic suggestion” that forces Anatoly to help them in their mission to catch a dragon. Anatoly points out that Felicity has changed and felicity reminds him that the old felicity never caught any dragons! So Anatoly visits an old friend to download a hard drive that will help them locate Diaz. Anatoly is clearly in trouble and very close to getting caught and Felicity refuses to send back up in- Diggle eventually sends in the troops to retrieve Anatoly and the information, but Anatoly gets injured before he is saved. And that my friends, is where we begin to see Darth Felicity- the one who cared less about Anatoly’s life than the mission. Thank god Dig saved Anatoly. I would have shed tears if he died!

Diggle confronts Felicity for the second time in the episode about her decisions in the field and who she is becoming. Felicity is willing to do whatever it takes to end this- Diggle reminds her that he has been in real war and he doesn’t want her losing herself over finding Diaz.

Later they discover that Diaz has access to some hardcore bombs. Before going out to stop Diaz Felicity visits Anatoly and has a nice chat with him about her new attitude. Anatoly gives some really bad advice to her- to embrace the Demons and have no more half measures. Maybe Anatoly is to blame for future Darth Felicity! Hopefully we won’t get there though- but I’m really enjoying her having a cold side. Not that she didn’t have a cold side anyways- this is the girl who used her first steps after a miracle to walk out on her fiancé- so there has definitely been cold moments for Felicity- but I enjoy the fact that there is an actual story focusing on her struggle with good vs bad- especially when paralleled with Laurels transition from bad to good. Emily is nailing the role! Anatoly tells her that old Bratva Ollie would have killed Diaz without giving thought to the cost.- which gives Felicity an idea to where Diaz is, and the bombs! The team find the bombs and attempt to deactivate them manually at the exact same time. They realise that Diaz had a backup detonator on his phone so in an attempt to retrieve it, the team take down Diaz with the help of Fake Green Arrow. They disarm the bombs, save the city and capture the dragon!!!!!

Flash forward and William can’t believe that Felicity is dead! (I don’t neither… I’m to familiar with resurrections in this show, if there is no body, there is no death! That’s my motto!) old Dinah tells William that Felicity isn’t the same one he knew and loved, but he is still motivated to continue the mission his step-mother sent him on, regardless of who she was before she apparently died. William and Zoe do some bonding while Roy and Dinah catch up. Roy tells Dinah that the note in Oliver’s bow was “The Mark of Four”- and as someone who doesn’t read the comics I’m stumped by what this means but it sounds pretty serious to me! Dinah has some doubts about William because he is Oliver’s son and she hasn’t seen him for years, so I can’t help but question what happened in the past/future that made Felicity so dark and Oliver seemingly untrustworthy?! So many questions!! When they find a room that threatens to kill them Roy has to use his super archery skills to unarm the explosion which was a welcome and exceptional callback to season one- back when Oliver used to throw tennis balls at the wall and shoot them. When the bomb is de-activated they discover a plan that Felicity had access to that reveals itself to be some kind of plot to level Star city. William insists that Felicity would not have come up with this plan and convinces team future to continue their mission to find whatever Darth Dead Felicity of the Future wants to lead them to. They discover her final call was to someone called Black Star.

Back in Slabside Suspicious Stan is taken to the hole for killing a guard- and Stan shouts he thinks it was Brick, so- naturally, Oliver approaches Brick and asks what he knows about the death of the guard, and Brick denies all knowledge. Oliver threatens that he will find out what happened. Brick Doesn’t realise how good an enemy Oliver can be! Oliver causes a scene and goes to chat with Stan who has been beaten by the guards- and Stan cry’s about the whole killing an officer situation- he seems to have an awful lot of intel for an innocent man- and his intel leads Oliver right to the murder weapon- Bronze Tiger’s knife. Oliver turns over Turner and gets Slimy Stan out of the hole- Turner shouts that they have the wrong guy and call me naive but I believe him! I think Stan is the man. He is fishier than a salmon in my opinion!

In court Un-Laurel fiercely fights for Oliver’s freedom because of how abused he has been in prison and their neglect of prisoners. She states that it’s hard to be a hero when nobody expects you to be, and this passionate speech is witnessed by Dinah- the appeal is lost but I feel her speech won Dinah over- it seems the leopard really is changing her spots! Later Laurel is clearly planning on attacking the judge who declined her and Dinah steps in and stops her by telling her that she is beginning to believe she has changed, and tells her to take her own advice and be a hero when nobody expects it.

Laurel visits Oliver and tells him she lost the case but they will be investigating the prisoner abuse because of what she did. Oliver thanks her. Laurel tells Ollie that she has good and bad inside her and she is not his Laurel, but she isn’t exclusively bad neither. After catching Diaz, Felicity gives Anatoly all he needs to escape to the Maldives- so I hope we see him again in the future- and she calls Laurel to tell her they caught Diaz. Felicity then visits Diaz and tells him she will kill him- she seems pretty serious about it, the cameras are off and the gun is out and she seems very prepared to shoot- especially since Diaz is antagonising her- but as she is about to do it- Un-Laurel bursts in to save the day. She says that she is arranging a trade of Diaz for Oliver- if Ollie helps the feds with their case against Diaz, he can walk free! Awesome work Laurel!

The episode ends in Slabside with Oliver questioning Slimy Stan on how he knew the blade that killed the officer was turners- Stan says he must have heard it somewhere but Oliver seems onto Stan being suspicious! Finally!

Really strong episode this week, love the Lauricity friendship, really glad Ollie is onto Stan not being a friendly and I can’t wait for next week- Slabside redemption- highly anticipated!

Once again, sorry about the length! I can’t help myself!