Adding the particle accelerator to the equation at least makes more sense than lighting + chemicals = Flash. Interested to see where they go with Roy. I guess he isn't going to be an archer, huh? Glad Lance is going to get re-promoted, although that it is an unfortunate way for it to occur. Seeing Ollie be a badass with that arrow removal in front of his sister's friends was cool too. I LOVE THIS SHOW!
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I'm glad to see Batman Beyond becoming a part of the current DCU canon, hopefully we'll get a on-going focusing on him.
Though I am curious, if they plan on introducing Terry in this new series, what does this mean for his current digital comic series?
Yeah I don't mind them messing with Terry as long as they keep his book out of whatever crap they pull. Maybe it will be great, but I have very little faith in New 52 events.
I would love for this to be a success. Lemire, Azzarello (which spell check is telling me should be spelled Mozzarella), Frankenstein, and Terry. That all sounds great. And then there is Firestorm, haven't read anything of him since Brightest Day. He is only noteworthy during events, huh? Which half are they killing this time?
Grant Gustin is a good Barry, but it's laughable how many DC heroes have tragic backstories and dead-parent motivations.
All heroes, actually.
Spider-Man ? Daredevil? Hawkeye? all dead parents >_>
It's the perfect Disney movie!
4/5 Loved the references and Raider's-like action sequence of Ollie boarding the truck. That thunder in the scene with Barry next to the chemicals AND THEN THEY DIDN'T DO IT! I forgot that this was a two-parter so the ending was really abrupt. Felicity mentioning the arrows not being good enough after Allen already mentioned how to improve them made Ollie's decision to use regular ones look really boneheaded. Oh well they'll hit the rule of three for that when they pick up that thread next episode so Ollie can take down strong people. Also no Laurel in this episode. Thank you!
References I picked up on: Kord, Reverse-Flash, Red Arrow (blood on the arrow [maybe I just want that to count so it'll happen already]). I missed the Grundy one.
Looking forward to next week.
I enjoyed my way through the episode so I'd give a 4/5. I was not picking up before on the Felicity/Oliver thing, but I don't really have a problem with it. It's funny that Oliver consistently has a type in different media (computer girl): Chloe in Smallville and in Green Arrow #23 - Shados, Conclusion they're setting up that Naomi is into him. Back to the episode, I am finding it hard to understand how Sarah can be so cold in the past and have Oliver instantly trusting her in the present. Obviously we're going to see that resolved so I'm interested in what they cook up to connect points A and B. Finally, I know it's just for product placement, but there is no way a competent shadowy criminal organization like H.I.V.E. would be showing up in a Bing search.
I would have given this episode a solid 4 but I see the validity in all of the points made above. One thing that bothers me about the episode is that imo Laurel's motivation is pretty weak. I am worried that she will become too unlikable. I really loved the Roy stuff as the review said and it was definitely the most compelling aspect of the episode.
I completely agree with everything you said. I have always been a bit "meh" with Laurel, but her argument didn't explain a complete 180°. Seeing her lose confidence in him and thus wanting him to stop because she thinks he is just going to get in the way makes more sense and if played out still could have had the same ending without making her seem such an easily impressionable character.
@k4tzm4n Yeah him entering the crated room seemed really stupid on his part, but it was still a cool enough scene for me to look past that. I'm loving that ComicVine is covering comics-relevant TV-shows now, keep up the good work guys.