Arrow Review: Crucible

OMG ARROW! Why you gotta be so damn perfect?!?!?! You are  totally making everyone else on broadcast TV…well, besides The Good Wife, look bad! But don’t worry, that’s a good thing!

xcaity-lotz-as-the-black-canary.jpg.pagespeed.ic.j7D6IxJkQzI’ve watched this episode three times now. I watched it twice last night and once again this morning. That’s how awesome it was. I’m obsessed.

First off, Caity Lotz is perfect. The cast and crew of Arrow struck gold when she got cast as Sara Lance, a.k.a. The Canary. She fits in perfectly with Ollie and the gang.

As expected, The Canary is none other than Sara Lance. What wasn’t expected was Ollie knowing that she didn’t die on the Queens Gambit and lied about it to everyone else. How heartbreaking was that scene when Ollie tells Dig and Felicity about knowing she didn’t die, seeing her a year later, and then had to watch her, supposedly,  die again.  Everyone in that scene played their parts perfectly from Ollie being angry to Dig trying to wrap his head around the situation to Felicity wondering if Ollie had any happy stories. You could tell her heart broke, like ours, when Ollie confessed that he just wanted to forget those terrible years on the Island and that’s why he lied about Sara.

We still don’t know what happened to Sara after she “drowned” on the Queen’s Gambit; all we know is that she came back to Starling after hearing about the Earthquake and the tales of the Vigilante. But from the clues she’s been giving us we know she must have been raped a few (or more) times and we also know that she met Slade. The way Oliver dodged her question about where Slade was makes me worried. They either had a falling out or worse, Slade is dead. I am hoping for the former because I want to see him again!

But even though Sara came back to look over her family, she still isn’t ready for them to know that she is alive. For one, she knows that if they find out, it means that they will never want to see Ollie again; something I don’t think she wants considering Laurel needs him at this point.

Laurel is a mess. She’s drowning her pain in wine and pills which leads her to getting pulled over for drinking and driving. Do we have a new Thea situation on our hands? It might look that way considering how messed up the Lance family is at the moment. If ever there was a time for them to find out that Sara is alive, it’s now. I really hope that Ollie can convince Sara to tell them; otherwise I don’t think she is going to be able to protect them all that well.

Now lets talk about that INSANELY AWESOME twist at the end of the episode.

Sebastian Blood is our main villain and I TOTALLY didn’t see that coming! I am used to seeing Kevin Alejandro play the bad guy but I realllllly thought he was just a shady politician who wanted to rid the Glades of the garbage it faces. But now we find out that he is a murderer; a scary one at that! So what’s his endgame?? Control and Power over the Glades? Or something more sinister…? I can’t wait to find out!

Other Thoughts:

  • Isabel Rochev is BORING, which is a shame because Summer Glau is a great actress. I hope they can turn her character around soon.
  • You know who is NOT boring? SIN! OMG I am so obsessed with Bex Taylor-Klaus. Seriously I love how she can have a role that is somewhat similar to Bullet but totally make it different and awesome. I want to see more of her adventures with the Canary and Roy!
  • More calls to The Flash arriving! They name dropped S.T.A.R. Labs last night!



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