Last week we faced a tragic event on ‘Arrow’ and now we get to see the beginning of those repercussions, which should last all season long. Those of you who are big fans of ‘Arrow’ know the significance of the Sara character and I’m sure most of us were happy to see her return at the end of the season premiere.
However, that excitement was ended shorty after her appearance when we saw her get blasted with at least three arrows to the stomach by an unknown archer. The second episode of ‘Arrow’ season 3 continues with this story line of the main characters coping with Sara’s death, as well as trying to find out who did it. Without discussing too many spoilers (for those of you who aren’t caught up) let’s take a look at some of the positives and negatives of the second episode of season 3.
- Flashback scenes to Hong Kong- When they first introduced the Hong Kong aspect into the flashbacks I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but this week on ‘Arrow’ we had a special guest appearance that made the flashbacks so much more exciting. We saw the return of one of my favorite characters Tommy, who was Oliver’s best friend that died at the end of season 1. This alone made the flashbacks much more enjoyable for me.
- Felicity & Diggle’s Reaction to Sara’s Death- a huge problem for me on TV shows or movies is that when somebody significant passes away, the characters seem to move on way too quickly and it seems as if the deceased never even died. Well trust me, you feel it in this episode as Emily Bett Rickards gave one of her best performances as Felicity Smoak. Diggle also reacted very strongly to Sara’s death since he decided to help Oliver find her killer rather than stay cooped up with his girlfriend and new born daughter.
- Thea Queen (Oliver’s sister) and Malcolm Merlyn- While I enjoy aspects of each of these characters, the story line that is developing with both of them has me concerned. Last season we discovered that Merlyn is Thea’s biological father and she ended up leaving with him at the end of season 2. In this season she is supposedly “training” with her father to become some ninja assassin and if you’ve been watching this show thoroughly than you know it is highly unlikely for her to become such a thing.
- Oliver and Laurel’s Reaction to Sara’s Death- While I understand that Laurel has just lost a sister, I still can’t stand the way she is reacting to it. The writers went way too far with her overly dramatic breakdowns and they still are heavily hinting towards her become a super vigilante herself, they really need to stop this. As far as Oliver’s reaction, he didn’t really have one. He seemed really upset with his facial expressions and he even explains that he needs to be strong so everyone else can grieve Sara’s death. However, this is a woman that he loved and had been through a hell of lot with. They should have at least had him crying on his own or something more believable.
This third season of ‘Arrow’ has got me hooked so far and I will continue to cover each episode as long as it stays good. Well there you go, our thoughts on ‘Arrow’ season 3 episode 2. What did you guys think of the episode? Express your thoughts!
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