Sunday, November 18, 2012

What I’m Watching: Arrow

Arrow: Season 1, Episode 6 “Legacies” (B-)

It’s good to see Diggle fighting for Oliver to take a break from his seemingly endless list of corporate bad guys to spend some time stopping some equally damaging but less high-profile criminals. The revelation that it was a family that was robbing the banks came awfully quickly for the dynamic duo when the police seemed to have absolutely no clue, and Oliver sure seemed intent on not allowing the security guard to participate in his takedown of the family members, which of course would have ensured that no one got hurt. Taking off his hood so that Currie Graham’s father could see his face and know that he had tried hard to save him was layered with meaning, indicated rather obviously by the flashback to Oliver hallucinating his father. It’s not as if things are going much better between Oliver and his mother, and her hostility has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she’s secretly evil and had him kidnapped and interrogated upon arrival back from the island. Telling him that she wonders why he bothered coming home at all was harsh, and that’s one relationship that’s going to take some repairing. Tommy’s efforts to romance Laurel didn’t work so well, and instead he managed to hurt Thea’s feelings in a major way and inspire her to get extremely drunk. Something tells me that the new Oliver wouldn’t so much mind his best friend dating his sister, and it would be more convenient since Oliver clearly isn’t over Laurel.

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