Hey what's up viners, really wanted to make some sort of a discussion on the new TV series on CW Network, 'Arrow' which evidently shines light on Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow. There hasn't been a forum discussion about the series and thought it was the right time would to create such a thread like this one, so I've decided to put in on myself to do so. I have recently finished up watching Episode 16: 'Dead To Rights' and thought of it as one of the most intense episodes so far. With the previous episode having Roy Harper making first appearances on the show, it'll open up way more opportunities towards the next season like they have with Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) in this first season of 'Arrow'. Here's a review on the latest episode of a 'Arrow' to get you on track for the continuation.
'Death of Rights' Analytic Review
There are many shockers and bombshells that unfold in 'Dead to Rights', some that are dealing with vigilantes and bounties being collected which usually is the focus of the first season thus far. One of them is having to do with Oliver revealing his secret identity to his best friend, Tommy in order to save his father, Malcolm Merlyn's life. Now, with Diggs and Felicity also knowing about him being the vigilante of Scarling City, this places Oliver in great risk of exposure. This episode mostly touches up on Tommy and his father's complicated relationship as Malcolm tries to bring his son (family) back into his life after leaving Tommy behind for so long. Will he be able to fix the relationship he once had with his son, more so improve on it? Now, Deadshot, he's a villainous assassin, and one of the greatest adversaries of Green Arrow in comics who makes a re-appearance on the TV series as he's assigned by China White of the Chinese Triad to kill Malcolm during his acceptance speech. After much patience, Deadshot's able to lure Malcolm to his pen house where he takes fire, putting a few sniper bullets into his chest that are filled with poison. However, Arrow suddenly appears and eventually saves his life. He is sent to the hospital in a hurry but not before Tommy gave his father a blood transfusion to prevent the poison of Deadshot's bullets from spreading. In the last scenes of this episode, Malcolm wakes up with his son right there next to him and thought it would be a good time to reveal his secret identity. However, it all comes to a halt when Moira enters the room having Malcolm heatedly demand her to find the murderous traitor.
In the ending of this episode we are presented with some great cliffhangers that will lead to the future episodes, and most likely continue on through the next season. We see in the near end, that Dinah Lance, Laurel's mother who makes her first appearance on the television series, confronts Laurel for the first time since Sarah apparently passed away to bring her very surprising news that her little sister might not have died in the shipwreck which stranded Oliver on the island. Laurel also mentioned about Sarah's pet canary, depicted to be the color black which might be a foreshadow of the character, Black Canary. We also get to learn that Deadshot, is the murderer of Diggle's brother and in the end see him almost come close to losing it when he finds that he's still alive. Most likely we'll be witnessing Diggs trying to work on taking this murderous assassin down and will probably be on top of his and Oliver's schedule until he does.
Really enjoy the 'Arrow' TV Series and if your that person who hasn't been watching, go to CW Network's official website and make sure to catch up on all the re-runs leading up to episode 16! What are your thoughts on the first season of 'Arrow' thus far? Do you guys wish there was more flashbacks of Oliver and Slade (Wilson) on the island? Really like how they're starting to show more of flashbacks on the island with longer, extended scenes and think they have been doing phenomenal not only with the series but also by taking in feedback from the fans; which seems to be depicted within these last episodes. Great job Andrew Kreisberg, Mark Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti and the cast on 'Arrow' for making it such an exciting year for Green Arrow, thanks again!