is it just me or did Oliver sound too much like batman in the latest episode what with him jamming the whole "No Kill" Policy down Helena's Throat despite the fact he's killed a few guys before and seeing what some of these men have done...anything less than death would be considered a crime
Finally watched the first 4 episodes. I love it. It's really awesome. I believe in this version of Green Arrow.
"You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
Flannery O'Connor on the beats.
I wish Helena would've kept the crossbow.
Jean Grey, Gwen Stacy, Professor X, Mar-Vell, Richard Rider, Kid Loki- Bring Them Back!!!
I imagine she'll be able to pick up another crossbow. Pretty sure she was only using guns when she assassinated the Tong leader as a misdirection.
Had the episode on a second time today as background noise, and I have some additional thoughts.
- Why is Diggle so pissy about Helena? I get that he thinks she's dangerous and reckless, but he acts like he's got her all figured out before they ever meet. He didn't have a very high opinion of Ollie before, either, so why does she get the cold shoulder? Why is Diggle so adament about Ollie not making the effort to help her.
- Ollie's full of it, claiming that killing isn't his opening movie. During the big action sequence, the very first thing he does is shoot a guy in the chest down a flight of stairs. That dude is dead. I'm also a bit unclear as to how Ollie is more moral than Helena.
- A guy who sells oxycodone to teenagers is on Robert Queen's list of baddies destroying Starling City? Are jaywalkers and habitual matress tag pullers on there as well? It looks like a pretty long list.
- What was up with Helena and Laurel being pissy with Oliver and Tommy after their dinner date. Helena may not have known what was up when she invited Tommy and Laurel to join them, but Laurel certinally did, and it was obvious that Ollie and Tommy both knew it was a terrible idea right from the start.
- Something that's been bothering me for a while, how did Laurel meet Ollie and Tommy. In this episode, Ollie claims they've all known eachother forever, and in a previous episode, Laurel mentions an eigth grade class trip to the local penitentiary. How does the daughter of a police officer end up in the same class as the sons of billionaires? Did she steal a school uniform at some point and just blend in?
- Awkward Sexy Nerd Woman is hilarious. I want a whole episode of her and Detective Lance solving crimes together.
I liked Helena's plan of starting a mob war to destroy her father's organization. Great ending with Oliver's stepfather discoverering more about what's going on with the crime syndicate. He'll probably be killed off because he's starting to know too much information about them.
Other that that I thought this episode was a return to form, a lot of things got crammed into 40 minutes of TV and the action was good. And hey, another DC villain got unceremoniously killed off!
"Doesn't everyone on here hate comics? Isn't this a forum where a bunch of middle aged men sit around and bitch about how they hate comics and haven't read them in twenty years?" -Mezzaro-
The episode was a bit contradicting. He says killing isn't what he tries to do yet thats what he's been doing. I mean, he does let people go but mostly the henchmen he kills. Unless Oliver slowly changes his whole no killing thing and just tries to stop someone it makes no sense. Diggle did get to him the previous episode or the one before when the cop got shot in the bank. Maybe he's slowly changing his way of working which in a way should happen. He's just blowing away people like nothing
Also, wasn't Green Arrow meant to have similarities to Batman early on?
Along with Ollie's mentor on the island, China must hold the record apart from the main cast for repeat appearances so far.