Iron Heights prison releases gangster Cyrus Vanch (David Anders of ’Alias’, ’Heroes’ and ’Once Upon A Time’). He wants to be top dog in the city and plans to take down the Hood. Meanwhile Oliver is in denial over his black widow mother and Quentin Lance looks like he is about to stroke out.
Island flashbacks show how Oliver ran across yet another nutter on the island, this one a Christian Bale wannabe. Also Tommy Merlyn pulls faces. Laurel is in peril, again. Moira lies. There is a police mole. Oliver learns about something called The Undertaking and there is a cliffhanger. This was okay.
“I like swords.”