I get why they're doing this but I don't like it. Ra's sees potential in Oliver -- he lasted longer than most in combat (despite fighting like a flailing fool), recovered from it, came back to face Ra's and kept his composure when he was captured vs. Malcolm who totally broke down and begged for his life. Ra's sees potential there, but to make this offer that soon? If anything, he'd view Oliver as a guy who doesn't know when to quit and think he isn't aware of when he's outclassed. What's the rush? It's been established Ra's has been around since at least the mid-1800s (or at least I think that was the year dropped), so this decision feels completely rushed and undeserved. When Ra's expressed interest in people like Batman, it's because they're formidable, driven and brilliant. All he's really seen from Ollie is his drive and I don't think that's nearly enough to jump to this proposal.
Oh, and I forgot to mention it in the review, but when did Roy get such a nice car and how'd he afford it? Was it a gift from Thea back when they were dating or something?
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought the handling of the melee fights between skilled characters was odd.
Solid episode,glad diggle getting some spotlight, laurels just plain stupid i pm still torn on wether i like her or not,flashbacks still basically pointless, btw did ollies morals go out the window in this one because it seemed to me at the end diggle and ollie were straight up killing them ninjas, ollie even shot one in the neck
I didn't even think about that, but you're right. If shooting a guy with a flaming arrow and watching him explode isn't risking death in Oliver's mind, then... I don't even know :P I guess rule of cool triumphs over logic, but hey I can't complain.
Hey now, that guy technically stopped, dropped, and rolled ;)
@comicsrulebutdbzdoes2: That's a good point about the killing. I was just assuming he (Ollie) was going brutal but still in a non-lethal way. I'd need to rewatch the ep but I thought the stealth stab may have been next to the neck?
Why do you think the series is ending with issue 50 like you said in the essential reads?
I said it may end and that's based on what was said back at SDCC. It's old information -- the fact they have up to issue 50 planned and going beyond that seems to depend on sales. They haven't officially said yet whether they're moving past 50, but I obviously hope they are.
@k4tzm4n: My bad, I wasn't trying to imply that you personally had a problem with it. I don't know if the intention was geared towards humor or not, but I do believe the writer wants every character, even 'red shirts' to all sound like actual people.
No worries at all. I agree it was natural dialogue.
@cap10nate: I think Bebop and Rocksteady were asked to hang back for a few reasons:
1) They got A LOT of love in the last story arc. So it wouldn't be cool for them to (wart)hog the spotlight like that.
2) Shredder likely has more faith in the two he brought with him. Powerful and smart, so he likely thinks they're more needed against such an intelligent and dangerous enemy.
3) Even though they aren't tactical, they're still powerful. So, just in case there's something that Hun and Karai can't handle, they're there just in case. Plus, maybe he thought they'd do the most damage to the lab if the Ninja Turtles' betrayed him?