This Overall a good episode ,The Best Parts for me: *the flash cameo*the diaz reveal*Dinah Rage mode However,I didn't like laurel and quentin-I hate Lance family-storyline it's cringe to watch,william was little annoying in this episode I mean the whole city was going to explode.
Just wow! What an amazing episode! Unleash the Dragon!
Since it's mid-season finale, this show has greatly improved. A lot of stuff going on: the Dragon reveal, the Arclight namedrop, Dinah going all ruthless on Black Siren, the bomb plot finally ending (thank God), heartbreaking Cayden James backstory and Quentin full on Black Siren redemption.
But first things first. I'm seriously in love with that final scene. It was just brilliant. The acting, the cinematography, that low-angle shot, the final execution, everything was just perfect. Richard Dragon's final line was the cherry on the top.
"Well, you were always talking about how much you miss your son. In case you didn't know, I'm the one who had him killed. Tell your boy I said hello". That was not only savage but also ruthless as hell. I just love him. That right there is the darkness this show needs. That Richard Dragon reveal was just fantastic. That final scene Gabe me the goosebumps. The freaking chills. That last shot, that's how you reveal a villain.
However, one of my favourite lined was "And this city.. oh, this city... it's primed for a takeover. You see, guys like you never understand these things. Why destroy a city when you could take it over?" that was so well-acted and executed. I loved how Kirk played it.
I'm at the verge of seeing a flashback and automatically knowing it means death's ahead. However, this might be the only time I genuinely cared about Cayden James. Michael Emerson really boosted the character with his acting in this episode. He was beyond amazing. The scene where the ARGUS's minions took Cayden and he couldn't watch his son playing was heartbreaking. I felt sorry for him. Not to mention when they told him he died. I loved the change in his attitude towards his family. He really wanted to make things right with his son and when he was about to do it, his son died. Man, that's just sad.
I'm so happy with the bomb plotline finally coming to an end. It was really tiresome for that storyline to come back and forth during the last couple of episodes.
The whole Dinah stuff was great. She was totally ruthless and vengeance-driven. I liked that she didn't even hesitate and if someone gets in her way that's just collateral damage. I loved seeing her going the dark road. She's kinda be owing everything she hated out of anger and pain. Love that. At first I loved team Newbies but now I'm sort of hating it. I love Rene but the past few episodes his character has lost that spark that I loved so much. And if I hear him saying "This doesn't change anything, hoss", I swear I'm gonna explode.
There was just something that I didn't particularly enjoy, and that was the whole "let's force William into the storyline". I know that this season is all about family, bla, bla, bla, but I hate this kid drama and I thought we left it behind when William accepted that Oliver needs to be the Green Arrow. Apparently not! I have no freaking idea how a kid would think that going directly to where the guy who wants to blow up the city was a good idea. I get that he'd be with his dad and all, but you're kinda just getting on his way.
I'm on board on the Black Siren's redemption train. I just hope that when it happens she doesn't lose the snark that characterizes her. Her snark just gives me life so I just hope they don't get rid of her and bring just Laurel back, but a mixture of them. She was amazing in this episode, really showing that she's fed up with everything and doesn't give a fuck. I loved that scene when she "confessed" because she was just tired. Katie Cassidy played it so well. I just love her sarcastic attitude and I really think she hates herself little bit and she doesn't want to show mercy because she knows she's weak inside and if she shows how afraid she really is, she wont be able to face life itself. I loved how calm she was when she blew everyone and then walked off like nothing happened.
I get that Quentin is kinds traumatized after watching her two daughters die (more than once), and I wouldn't blame him. After all he's gone through quite a lot, so I get his attitude. But he really weirded me out in that scene when he cuffed Black Siren to his car and just drove away. He went full on Misery. He's like, "you're gonna be like my Laurel whether you want it or not, so you'd better want because if you don't, I'll make you".
There was another thing that felt weird. Alena's presence ft weird somehow. At first I thought she was in the episodes an excuse because of the flashbacks, but it seems like she's staying. I watched the episode when it first aired and I might not be recalling it perfectly, but to me, she was just wandering around doing just nothing. She didn't quite help advancing the plot. It might be that the writers are just bringing her slowly into the story but I just don't like her, at least not yet. Let's see how it all evolves.
From now on, whenever Oliver says "I have an idea" like that, John's stomach should drop, hard.
Oh, Quentin. I have to wonder which path would end up destroying you more, this one or the bottle...
Wow what a turn... a f*cking amazing episode!!!
Can we just have William explode, the writing and acting for this character is soooooooooooo bad. One thing I did not want, beside seeing William anytime, is more Diaz.
William is Arrow's equivalent of Flash's Iris.Annoying and attention seeking.
william i love you but you need to STOP.
Cayden James took the cake here, he wasn't a really good villain to begin with, but did impress me with his acting in the end, poor guy, was too haeartbroken over his son's death and didn't see that the person responsible for that is one of his associates. Diaz you freaking asshole! Is there any surprise here? I'm hoping he would make a better enemy against Oliver and his team.