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Funstin 2/8/2013 5:16:58 AM

I said the EXACT same thing to my wife when we were watching it!  "Why can't they drop 'The Hood' and call him 'Arrow" or something?"  She reminded ME that Clark was "The Blur" for several seasons and never really became Superman until the show ended.  I can look past it for now.  I suspect once he has completely turned from Vigilante to Hero then the public will start calling him 'Green Arrow' whether he wants them to or not.

Iridan 2/8/2013 5:54:38 AM

Very good episode. I'm enjoying how things are progressing. However, I too am getting tired of 'the hood'.

monelonmonday 2/9/2013 9:14:18 AM

YEAH  WB PAY ATTENTION NO BODY LKES THE HOOD

 

CaptAmerica04 2/9/2013 12:08:33 PM

Nobody likes "SPOLIERS!"  ;)

Eric770 2/10/2013 1:38:34 PM

I feel the vibe on the hood issue and just because we had to endure "the blur" for every season but the last does not mean they have to cut-copy-paste the same situation here! On a seperate note, is it just me or does anyone else feel that the Tommy/Laurel relationship seem a bit too forced and only exists to set up the future story line of Tommy vs. Arrow? Tommy's character came off a bit girly in this episode and I''m caring a little less for his screne time (and those of him and Laurel) with each episode. it's not that I want Oliver and Laurel together, I just don't really believe in Laurel as the 'one true" love for our hero since she gave it up to his best friend, then and now. But if they are following the example of Smallville Laurel is community property since everyone had a turn with everybody on that show - Lana, Lois, Chloe, they all had several lovers before they went for the hero! The hero shouldn't settle for left overs, i'm just saying! 

WarCry 2/11/2013 8:53:27 AM

 Here's one complaint that I feel is valid from a story-telling point of view:

You set up a scene...hero gets in a fight gets his butt whomped on, and to prove he's really "one of the bad guys", his opponent 'kills' him and dumps his body with....a dramatic cut to commercial! "Oh, no!" says the viewer, "how will he get out of this one??" And the commercial ends with the revelation it was all a gag, a prank, whatever.

But here, firstly, they showed that Oliver knows how to do the nerve-pinch-fake-death trick. And overriding that is the fact that we KNOW he survived the island.

I love them putting the island flashback stuff in there, but don't make it the lead-out, cliffhanger going into commercial. It carries no weight at all, because we know 1) that it WILL be resolved, and 2) we know HOW it be resolved (because of the nerve-pinch trick they already showed us).

The art of suspense is lacking. They need to go back and do a little more Hitchcock research, methinks.

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