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pablo1999 1/30/2014 12:28:59 PM

Just an FYI - the husband's name is Walter - not Robert.  But very much agreed - this was a very good episode.  My daughter and I both loved it.

samson 1/30/2014 1:01:43 PM

 I really wanted to love this episode. But, it was just okay for me. Not great. Roy being that close to Arrow, in a lighted room, but still not realizing he's Oliver? I know it's part of superhero lore that a domino mask is enough to conceal one's identity, but on a show that tries to be more grounded in reality, it's really pushing credibility a tad too far. All the other times Arrow has been around people who know Oli, there was the "darkness of the environment" that gave the show a thin but acceptable excuse for him not being recognized. If they're going to go the "mask covers all route" then they should embrace the costumes entirely and give Bronz Tiger an actual costume. 

And speaking of masks, why would he allow Roy to go out on a mission with him without so much as face paint? If some thug recognizes Roy, then it's only baby steps to connect Oliver to Arrow. But, in all. Due fairness, the same could be said for Diggle.

Also, taking Roy out when he was so obviously not in control really goes against the smartness of the character thus far.

It was a fun episode, though. For me it was B- to B.

tjanson 1/30/2014 1:40:13 PM

 pablo faux pax on my part...got robert queen crossed with walter steele

Iridan 1/31/2014 7:47:15 AM

I agree with the A grade. I loved the episode, but I do have a couple minor quibbles. I would have liked if they had played Roy's training out for a couple episodes and maybe teased him turning into a villian.

The other thing is, what has happened with Diggle the last few episodes. He's done pretty much nothing. I think they need to give him more.

LooneyBinJIm 2/1/2014 6:36:39 AM

This was a great episode. Could we actually see a Suicide Squad spin-off in the near future? Iridan, you may just be on to something here. On the island, Ollie mentioned that Slade had a son. I thought he was refereing to Jericho (would love to see him show up), but what if it was Grant (a.k.a. Roy)?

This show has loose continuity, so Roy could turn out to be Slade's son perhaps? That would explain why he was able to survive and has powers like Slade. Also, maybe Roy or Slade will end up in the "squad" later on down the line.

It seems more and more people are finding out about Ollie's secret. His mom is so concrened about Thea's parentage coming to light, what if the thing that stops her from becoming mayor is the Arrow's identity being revealed?

With Olivers stance on leaving his enimeis alive, and Iron Heights being mentioned so often, I can see this happening, and them using that old SuperMax movie idea as a story arc in later seasons.

audioslave69 2/1/2014 8:19:30 PM

 Maybe i need to see the episode again, but if I understood correctly they hired Ben Turner to stop the Arrow's attack, but then again breaking him out is what alerted Felicity on what they were planing on doing. So if they had not hired Ben they wouldnt have even noticed that they stole the prototype machine, right?

CaptAmerica04 2/3/2014 10:23:51 AM

Yeah, this was NOT a great episode, IMHO.  Too many plot threads, all rushed, and none of them done well as a result.  Arrow gets stabbed in the back with blades at least 5-6 inches in length, and barely reacts.  Roy is a powder keg and Oliver acts like he's just having a bad day.  Laurel's plotline is just boring at this point (though the return of Black Canary suggests potential forward movement there).  And, as audioslave pointed out above, had the bad guys just remained acting in secret, nothing would have raised a red flag and they would've likely gotten away with their nefarious plot without so much as a hiccup.  Instead they created a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure by breaking Bronze Tiger out of prison (in a REALLY far-fetched and ridiculous method, too!).

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