The sister-wives compound has been all but wiped out. Mack has emotional coldness and scruff. He and Addy head off. Murphy got a sister-wife pregnant and she goes looking for him. Murphy is narcissistic and selfish. Cassandra is feral and mind-controlled by Murphy.
There are dire prognostications for the future. Murphy is grotesquely incompetent as a hero and creates a zombie strip club. Murphy has opportunistic resentment and a total commitment to being an a-hole. He dresses like a pimp and is disloyal and unreliable. This is not massively significant.
“Friendly ain’t the vibe I’m getting.”
“You try dressing a classy lady in Cheyenne Wyoming.”
“Which way is daddy?”
There is mumbling and face-pulling. Merlyn strides into the Arrowcave and stunt doubles fight. Are the Glades still in a bad way? An idol is stolen. Diggle is a moron and never apologies. Laurel dresses in faux Parisian boho style as cheese-anvils of foreshadowing fly. What is Damien planning? Does anyone care? Diggle’s hero name is Spartan. Oh come on and the helmet still looks dumb.
Damien is a trier. I hope Diggle pays for his stupidity and wilful moronic actions and for lecturing Oliver on Felicity. Laurel is told it is her moral duty to be DA and stop being Black Canary.
Merlyn annoys with his usual fierce precision. Andy smiles fixedly. Damien stabs the perennially under-appreciated Laurel with one of Oliver’s arrows as everyone just stands there. Oliver brings Laurel to the hospital in her hero bondage gear. Wouldn’t someone have outed her to the press? Oliver keeps forgetting he cheated on Laurel. Anyone wouldn’t everyone know who Black Canary is now? Wouldn’t that have repercussions?
TPTB make Laurel’s death all about Felicity. Conclusive evidence that Felicity is the creator’s pet. Laurel babbles and has wistful thinking; she calls Oliver the love of her life. Ignoring Tommy, again. Oliver is an ass with impunity. What a way to trivialise Laurel’s death and make her look like an awful person. Oliver has no haze of tenderness. Lance isn’t there when Laurel dies and these don’t seem like liveable conditions for him. This ep was okay but a striking testament to how Laurel has been invariably reduced to a speed bump on the Oliver/Felicity love highway. TPTB have been treating Laurel negligently since season 1. Poor foregrounded Laurel.
“I’m going to go hit the streets.”
“I know exactly what that Kevlar won’t protect”
“Sara’s not dead anymore.”
“Who’s in charge?”
“He hurt her real bad.”
There is no quiet gravitas or sombre dignity. Is Kimble faking a deceptive air of slow-wittedness? Gerard is a cop and can’t act. The head bad boy (Chris Evans) is a shameless self-promoter. This was superficial and formulaic and bad to an exalted degree. The local sheriff (Marshall Bell) has an eye on Kimble. As for Kimble, he seems to be looking for the one-armed man (Stephen Lang of ‘Terra Nova’).
Is Gerard starting to believe there is a one armed man? The jerk ass teen plots. Gerard does not seem to have any other cases. An annoying disliked teen whines. Shame feels like annihilation to him. There is a car wreck and a cover-up. This was once interesting project is just assorted ephemera.
“You will not last out there.”
“These and the wonderbra add 3% to the tips.”
“I said it was good not happy.”
“You didn’t do much right either.”
“There was a guy and this is him. Come on, you’re thinking it.”
“Learned it at crowbar tech.”
Why didn’t Snow mention Earth 1 Hunter before? Jay aka Hunter yells causing no grave concern. There is a fight. Barry takes time to gloat and then feels mortification. Jay aka Hunter has anger and antipathy. Barry is so consistently wrong. This episode sparked weary detachment. Harry promises violence, Jay aka Hunter’s time remnant explanation is crap and who is the man in the iron mask? Jay aka Hunter is loony with genuine relish. Barry gives up his speed. Snow is useless and gets kidnapped. Her and her terrible taste in men.
“This is my welcome home.”
“No relatives wanted him.”
“That’s like some real Hannibal Lecter type level.”
“Hatred is a strong motivator.”
“The skies parted and showed me another word.”
A boom mike is visible in one scene. Patterson is chased through the woods by the mad brothers, one of whom looks like the Unabomber. Kurt’s sister and her daddy complex bores. The crazy brothers have helpers. Tasha gets suspicious. People are obstinate and weirdly unrevealing. Kurt and his father have manpain. Jane is given photos to fake having memories of the past. David and his voice like a rusty gate fades away. This was goodish with toxic thoughts. Why are Jane’s gang after Weller? What are they after period? Is Kurt the real bad?
“That’s no fun.”
“A sudden passion for union meetings.”
“I was very unpopular in high school.”
“I’m just asking.”
“He’s mourned you his whole life.”