Arrow: Suicide Squad Review Comments -


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Iridan 3/20/2014 12:39:06 PM

I don't know, I was kind of bored during the episode. Maybe I would have liked it more if I read the comics. It just didn't seem to go anywhere for me.

Good catch on Shrapnel. I didn't consider that. They probably all knew about the implant, so I highly doubt he would have run.

It seemed convienent that Laurel was at the bar at such opportune times. Sloppy writing.

This used to be my favorite show, but it's starting to lose some of my interest. I think there are just getting to be too many characters and too many know Oliver's alternate identity. Again, this might be how it is in the comics, I don't know. I still like the show, but I prefer season 1 to season 2.

javaone 3/20/2014 12:48:39 PM

I really liked the episode. First and foremost, that Easter egg of Harley Quinn locked up in the A.R.G.U.S. cell was unexpected and had me grinning from ear to ear. Also, I like the way they played up the love/hate relationship between Diggle and Deadshot. The writers seem to be giving us some better character development that adds to the overall story. There were some minor things that annoyed me, though...

First, Oliver tells Felicity that Slade Wilson is good at keeping a low profile, yet a government agent has a clear as day photo of Deathstroke. Now, shouldn't it be the other way around? Seems a photo of Slade would be more likely than a photo of one of the most ruthless assassins in DC comics. I dunno...

Also, while I understand they have to move the story along really really fast in an hour episode, it was just a little too easy for the SS team to be able to quickly find, remove and dispose of the tracking device in Deadshot's eyepiece just seconds before a Hellfire missile hit them. But I'm probably nitpicking...

Great, solid acting job this episode! Glad to see they got a meatier storyline to use Diggle in, and it was good to see how Oliver is finally admitting that he doesn't know how to beat Slade.

BunyonSnipe 3/20/2014 1:43:13 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think they are leading up to a big reveal, regarding Bruce Wayne?

I think they may have a throwaway line about some 'Crazy Gotham Billionaire' jumping out of a window thinking he could fly, or something along those lines...

There is another possibility of course, what if seeing his parents murdered in front of him sent the young Bruce Wayne insane, and HE instead became THE JOKER!?

but with with the resources of a Batman?

How about MICHAEL KEATON playing Bruce Wayne as THE JOKER?

Arrrgh, sorry cannot get this idea out of my head now :P

CaptAmerica04 3/20/2014 1:52:32 PM

A good episode, but I don't think it was an A.  More like a solid B.  There was a lot of squandered potential, and, for the first time since I started watching Arrow, I felt like the production values and script were more akin to something we'd have seen in "Smallville."  Aside from the "cameo" of Harley Quinn, I really didn't see much in this episode to get excited about.

Likewise, the trailer for next week's "Birds of Prey" looks to disappoint, as we have no female character team-up and what looks to be nothing more than a catfight between Huntress and Sara Lance.  I'm not optimistic.  Hopefully they will get back on track and tighten the show back up for the last few episodes of the season.


CaptAmerica04 3/20/2014 1:53:22 PM

Oh, as for the implant, Deadshot makes a comment that he knew about it, so why didn't Shrapnel?  This was sloppy writing IMHO.

BunyonSnipe 3/20/2014 2:10:57 PM

Shrapnel might just not have given a shit!

tjanson 3/20/2014 2:14:57 PM


DrGrammar 3/20/2014 3:20:03 PM

Great REIVEW !!!!

Eldogg42 3/21/2014 6:24:33 AM

I'll admit i'm not as familiar with the DC storylines as I am with Marvel, especially Suicide Squad.  I'm sure its the same as Marvel's Thunderbolts.  Both teams are set up usually with some type of head exploding implant. I'm sure that Shrapnel and the rest of the team (Villians) were aware of the implant.  But Shrapnel was more of the anti-government wants to make a statement type of character.  So he probably didn't care about the implant.

jonniej1017 3/21/2014 9:49:16 AM

NIT PICKING!!  everyone.. and Tim Janson.. tisk tisk for u listening to these guys and changing your original GRADE.. very disapointed in you.. shows that you are weak and easily influenced. Dont do it again!!! The show was good. It was setting us up for weeks to come. No body bitches when we see Darly and Beth for an hour just talking in TWD. Doing absolutely NOTHING the entire show!!  This episode had some cool action.  I thought it was great that diggle ran downstairs to save Deadshot. and that he was the target NOT the house... "umm deadshot stand right next to the toxin.. I want to get a good picture for my FB page" " hold that pose for just 10 more minutes..  thank you.. LMAO. 

And the voice of Harley in the jail cell was very cool.. I cant wait to Bruce Wayne!!  AND  where the hell is FLASH???  is he making an appearance this season or what????

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