In phrases of second-to-last episodes of a season, tonight was strong. It definitely arrange what I assume can be an explosive (pun meant) finale subsequent week.
To get proper into it, the episode begins off properly by establishing this concept of complete peace amongst the various most important characters of Arrow. We see Ollie cooking with William and Felicity. Rene enjoys a hockey recreation together with his daughter. Curtis spends time together with his boyfriend and Dinah is in her factor—urgent certainly one of Diaz’s goons in an alley.
All appears nicely and proper of their worlds, till it isn’t…
Just as we’re getting a second to mirror on these scenes of happiness, they’re already lifeless and buried as Diaz sends his males to kill Team Arrow. As the viewer, you see this coming a mile away—you’re type of simply ready for it and that’s okay. It works. Funny, although, regardless of how far Diaz’s energy reaches, he can’t appear to discover a group of professional goons to complete the job on Ollie and firm.
Something I actually appreciated on this episode was the race to obtain and decode the flash drive. The “what could be on it” angle completely drew me in. I do know Felicity says that it contained an inventory of everybody related to Diaz and whom he has management over. However, I’m unsure we all know that as a reality. I wouldn’t be stunned if there was totally different information on there.
Obviously, no matter it’s, Diaz needs it dangerous. His conduct would recommend that perhaps it’s a breadcrumb path of folks that results in him, however I really feel like that’s too straightforward, and Arrow likes to throw some curveballs simply whenever you assume you might have an concept of what’s happening. For instance, although they are saying the drive was destroyed within the hearth, I’m don’t assume that’s the final we’ll see of it…
Speaking potential curveballs…might Anatoly find yourself being the lowkey hero that finally unravels Diaz? It’s definitely wanting that method. The apparent trace was him leaking information to Ollie, however he goes one (essential) step additional. He crops the seed of doubt in Diaz’s thoughts that perhaps it was the Quadrant who truly leaked the data after which got here in to “save” him as a approach to exert their energy over him. If you’re going to beat Diaz, a great way to assault him is to go after his ego. It clearly works, as evidenced by Diaz turning into unhinged and killing two Quadrant heads.
These actions is perhaps subtly digging him right into a gap that would finally be his grave. Like loads of males of his similar mindset, the will for energy over all might be his demise. It’s solely a matter of time. Part of me thinks that he acquired too huge and has too many irons within the hearth and that may contribute to his finish.
The largest twist tonight got here when Ollie goes to Agent Watson—the FBI agent who was investigating him earlier within the season. Personally, I don’t actually care an excessive amount of for this character. She all the time looks like a strolling cliché to me—the basic by-the-book, no BS authoritative determine. I used to be shocked Ollie went to her, however now I do know why—she’s clear. She’s not owned by Diaz or anybody else. But extra importantly, she’ll do the suitable factor and take Diaz down, it doesn’t matter what it takes. I’m assuming she’ll have to usher in a hefty crew to try this. It’s going to be one thing of a monumental activity of unraveling Diaz’s net with a view to get to him.
I assumed the perfect a part of tonight’s episode got here proper after Ollie admits to her that he’s the Green Arrow. If you keep in mind, she requested him for two issues. One was for Ollie to confess he was the Green Arrow and the second was not revealed to us tonight. What might it’s?
Watson’s fundamental drive has all the time been having Ollie admit he was Green Arrow and that was glad tonight. I’m actually curious what the second factor is. I’m considering it’s one thing alongside the strains of an settlement that she’ll assist Ollie, however with the understanding that Ollie has to show himself in? What do you assume?
Next Thursday can’t come quickly sufficient!
Matt Ross covers Arrow as part of the #DCTV Couch Club. Catch new episodes of Arrow Thursdays at 9 p.m. (eight p.m. CST) on The CW.