So here we are Towelites, episode three of what may be my new favorite TV show of the year, Arrow. Not only did this episode prove me wrong once, but twice. First off, the episode Lone Gunman diverted away from what seemed to be the overall formula of the show where Green Arrow hunts down someone on his list and brings them to justice. This starts to happen at the beginning of the episode but that’s until Deadshot takes out Arrow’s target. Suddenly we have the classic superhero vs supervillain arc, something that I really enjoyed about the episode. Unlike the Dark Knight Trilogy, which this show has been compared to on various occasions, we see Ollie doing some real detective work tracking down Deadshot through his own investigations. Again the usage of inner dialogue adds to the element that this is truly as comic book based television show. The second surprise of the episode to me was as I was commenting to my wife about how I don’t think that Dinah will become Black Canary because in the comics she is a master martial artist and an all around badass, and that is not how they are depicting her in the show, no more than a few minutes later she is kicking the crap outta some guy who is causing trouble with Ollie and Tommy. So I digress, I will give her a chance on this one. Anywho, all around I really enjoyed this episode, it may be my favorite of the season so far. The ending (SPOILAGE) when Diggle finds out that Ollie is Green Arrow, and then they cut to credits, only left me wanting more. Also we get a sneak peak into who shot Ollie while he was on the island, from the previous episode, and as I showed off the preview from the upcoming episodes, we all know who is about to show up!
Here are some preview shots of the Royal Flush Gang…..who are definitely not androids!
Here’s a promo for next weeks episode “An Innocent Man“
Oliver (Stephen Amell) still hasn’t figured out how to get back in Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) good graces, but a late night bonding session with Thea (Willa Holland) gives him the inspiration he needs. Looking into a suspicious murder case, Oliver realizes an innocent man, Peter Declan (guest star Lane Edwards), was framed by one of the targets on his list. As Arrow, he asks Laurel to help prove Declan’s innocence. Meanwhile, Walter (guest star Colin Salmon) asks one of his employees, Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Rickards), to look into a $2.6 million withdrawal that Moira (Susanna Thompson) made without his knowledge. David Ramsey and Paul Blackthorne also star. Vince Misiano directed the episode written by Moira Kirland & Lana Cho.
Arrow airs Wednesdays on the CW at 8pm EST! Check out all of DFAT‘s previous Arrow coverage here!
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Great review and thanks for the video clip! I didn’t even know that this show existed until I spent Halloween night at one of my coworkers’ house from DISH, and we watched her Arrow recordings. It took a while for me to get past the narration, but that did come easily since there was so much going on in each episode. She had them all saved to a folder on her Hopper, which I was surprised was so organized considering that it has a 2-terabyte hard drive. I’m not familiar with some of the characters/villains, but I can definitely see this show becoming one of the most fun to watch. I’ve already set my own DVR to record it since it seems like if I were to miss a single episode I would be missing a lot!
Yeah I’m really loving the show so far. We kissed this weeks update due to the hurricane but we will do a double post this week!