Arrow has returned and I was just as excited about it (maybe even more) as I was about the premiere of the Flash. So, this is my review of the first episode of Season 3 of Arrow – beware of Spoilers!
I’m a little torn about this episode, not because it was bad or anything like that, but because it was a roller coaster for my feelings. We start right back in Starling City with Oliver/Arrow hunting some criminals and cleansing the city. Detective Lance is now Captain Lance and he decided to finally thank the Arrow for the things he’s done for the city and stopped the task force that was assigned to tracking Oliver down. Other than Oliver being broke, things finally seem to work out for the entire team (except for Roy, who clearly misses Thea) and Oliver even considers dating Felicity (finally!!!), but it wouldn’t be Arrow, if everything didn’t go downhill from there. Of course, the villain of the episode, Werner Zytle, who has claimed the mantle of Count Vertigo, has to go and ruin everything. Here are my more detailed thoughts on what’s happened:
- We’ve thoroughly established that Felicity is one of my favourite people on the planet and that I ship her with everyone. So, I was overjoyed with happiness when Oliver finally asked her out, but of course he can’t date her after she’s been endangered because of him (her wounds vanished way to quickly by the way!). Seriously, stop leading that poor girl on! He then proceeds to tell her that he can’t say that he doesn’t love her, he just doesn’t know if he’ll ever be ready to be with her. So, is she just supposed to sit around and wait for him to decide when it’s safe for them to date? She now knows that he loves her, but still can’t be with her – that doesn’t make any sense! Although it made me super sad, I am with Felicity and I think it’s a wise choice to say they are over for now (which they are clearly not anyway).
- We got our first look at Ray Palmer aka future Atom. I like the guy and I detect a possible romance with Felicity. I’m not just imagining that! He was pretty much stalking her!
- Diggle got his baby daughter and she’s super cute and perfect! He’s going to be a great father and has to dial down on the dangerous jobs he’s taking; I’m looking forward to seeing more of that!
- The little insert of Barry Allen calling Oliver was totally unnecessary in my opinion. I got why they did it on Flash, but it didn’t do anything for the story or episode in Arrow.
- Still no fan of Laurel …
- We got Sara back, just so that they could kill her!? What on earth were they thinking? And who was the person shooting her? With arrows? They better explain all that really soon.
So, that’s it for this episode. Happy to discuss it with you in the comments! Tell me what you thought about it!