THE FLASH – ARROW Crossover Photos: A Legendary Gathering of Heroes

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The CW’s DC shows are having their second major crossover in early December and setting up the new spin-off series, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.

In part 1 of the crossover — which will take place on THE FLASH — Vandal Savage arrives in Central City and has his eye on Kendra Saunders. When she and Cisco are attacked, they turn to Barry for help. But Savage — who is an immortal — is even more dangerous than Barry’s usual brand of villains, so he takes Kendra to Oliver and his team and asks for help. It’s in Star City that we need Hawkman, who seems to share a connection with Kendra and spirits her away.

Watch an extended preview for the crossover

In part 2 of the crossover — which continues on ARROW — Kendra and Hawkman are taken to a secure location by Barry and Oliver. Malcolm steps in and arranges a meeting between The Flash, Green Arrow and Savage, but I’m sure you can guess how well that’s going to go. Can the two teams come up with a weapon powerful enough to defeat Savage?

THE FLASH - ARROW crossover will begin on December 1 at 8:00 p.m. and continue on December 2 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.


















ARROW Recap: The Year Of Diggle


It seems like no one stays dead for very long on ARROW. It turns out that Diggle’s brother, Andy, was not so dead, after all. But the reality of that fact hit John really hard because Andy is definitely not the guy Dig thought he was.

When Team Arrow is doing a routine mission to stop the Ghosts’ actions, things escalate quickly. During a fight, John shoots one of the Ghosts and decides to take off his mask to finally learn the identity of one of them, but to his complete and utter shock he finds himself staring at his very much alive brother. When Diggle got that file from Damien Dahk – through Lance – I thought it was strange that they seemed to wrapping up this storyline so quickly. It was too easy; there had to be more to this whole mess than just John finding out his brother was dirty, right? After all, weren’t the producers promoting this season as “the year of Diggle”?

To my absolute relief, the Andy Diggle storyline is nowhere near finished and, let me tell you, they do not explore David Ramsey’s talent enough. Last night just proved to me that – just like we saw with Emily Bett Rickards last week – we have only scratched the surface with Ramsey and I really, really hope they give him some juicier plots as we advance into the season.

Dig finds out Andy is alive and well and, apparently, one of Dahrk’s soldiers. But to everyone’s surprise, he is not at all willing to rescue him. The disappointment and anger at finding out that the brother he had once thought so highly of has criminal ties seem to be too much for Dig and he wants nothing to do with even the plan of rescuing Andy. It takes a lot of convincing from Oliver for him to agree to go scout out a location that Lance discovered for them and – even then – he doesn’t let anyone but Oliver come with him. They nearly get themselves killed and don’t make any progress on the Andy front, but they do find out that Dahrk gives his ghosts something that makes them susceptible to suggestion.

Meanwhile, Oliver’s mayoral campaign is taking off and he has a couple of appearances to make in some big events in Star City. They attend a gala that honors SCPD and, after Oliver gives his speech, Damien Dahrk approaches him and asks to talk. When they are alone, Dahrk basically threatens him that he should forget about his plans to revitalize the Bay Area and that they could do great things together. When Oliver asks him what would happen if he refused, Dahrk gets all pissy and says Oliver wouldn’t run unopposed anymore.

The thing is, Oliver sees this as an opportunity to infiltrate HIVE and a chance to save Andy. Dig wants him to let it go already, and so does Felicity. She reminds him that he decided to run for mayor in order to do things for Star City that he couldn’t do as the Green Arrow; things he could do in the light of day.

While all this is happening, Felicity enlists Ray’s help to try and crack the DNA on that tooth John extracted from one of the ghosts a couple of episodes back, remember? The one with only half a DNA. Of course, Ray being Ray, he cracks it and even finds a base of operations where the ghosts are. Felicity keeps insisting on the fact that he should return to his life and get his company back, but he admits to her that he has been catching up on everything he has missed in the past six months, and he feels like all his hard work didn’t accomplish much and he needs to figure out what he wants to do next – but he doesn’t want to go back to his previous life. This is, very obviously, the set up for his move to LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the crossover, so it looks like he will find a purpose in life pretty soon.

Anyway, they storm the place and manage to get Andy out, but hey, it turns out that he really is a bad guy, after all. Apparently.

Meanwhile, Thea is fighting the blood lust again and she nearly kills a guy who tries to hit on her while she is on a date with Alex, Oliver’s campaign advisor. Malcolm pays a visit to her and tells her she should do something about it, but she tells him to leave her alone, once and for all. But when she is fighting to rescue Andy, she runs into Damien Dahrk and when he tries to use his creepy power on her, something weird happens. It seems to backfire and it takes away her blood lust somehow, at least for a little while. So now she wants Malcolm’s help to try and make that permanent. What was really interesting about this, though, was that, not only it didn’t work on her, but it seemed to turn on Dahrk as well, which could really come in handy.

That said, my heart broke in a million little pieces for Dig and I really hope they manage to save Andy from himself, somehow. “Brotherhood” served to solidify even more this beautiful friendship between Diggle and Oliver and it was so great to see that they are back to being brothers. The scene where Dig saves Oliver’s ass – both times, actually – was awesome. The moment he says “I had to save my brother. The green one” was especially touching.

What did you think? Hit the comments below and tell me all about it, or come talk to me on Twitter.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ARROW on December 2 at 8/7c on The CW.




What’s coming up on The CW the week of December 7? Midseason finales for several shows, including SUPERNATURAL, ARROW and THE FLASH. On Monday, December 7 the network will be re-airing the ARROW/FLASH crossover and on Friday, December 11 The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will air, with Penn and Teller serving as grand marshals.

THE FLASH 2.09 “Running to Stand Still” (December 8): When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and James Jesse AKA The Trickster (guest star Mark Hamill) out of Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) meet Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale). Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg.

ARROW 4.09 “Dark Waters” (December 9): After the city is attacked again, Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a bold move against HIVE. Malcolm (John Barrowman) checks in on Thea (Willa Holland) and leaves her with a warning. Things take a horrible turn when Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) retaliates in a brutal manner at Oliver’s mayoral holiday party. John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski.

SUPERNATURAL 11.09 “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (December 9): Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) unleashes her power on the local townspeople as she issues a shocking challenge. Dean (Jensen Ackles) tries to better understand the hold Amara has on him, while Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) come up with a plan that could have disastrous consequences. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.

THE ORIGINALS 3.09 “Savior” (December 10): When a dangerous affliction threatens to expose one of her siblings, Freya (Riley Voelkel) searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse even as she finds herself the target of The Strix’s latest plan. Elsewhere, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) keeps a watchful eye over Cami (Leah Pipes) while she attempts to help Detective Kinney (guest star Jason Dohring), whose life has begun to spiral out of control as a result of Lucien’s compulsion. Meanwhile, a confrontation with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) causes Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) to reevaluate his decision to stay out of witch business, and Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) attempt at a quiet Christmas with Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) and Hope results in an unexpected surprise. Daniel Gillies also stars. Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie & Diane Adamu-John.

ARROW Sneak Peek: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem


Diggle has learned that his brother may not be the man he thought he was on ARROW, but is all of the information that he’s being fed actually true?

After keeping the connection between his brother and H.I.V.E. a secret from Oliver earlier in the season (a fact which caused tension between the two men), Diggle is being honest this week when he shows Oliver the evidence that Lance brought him about his brother. Apparently H.I.V.E. did away with Andy because his criminal operations conflicted with theirs. But Oliver is adamant that this story doesn’t jive with what Diggle has told him about Andy. Did Andy keep secrets from his brother or is Damien Darhk manipulating the situation?

Elsewhere in the episode, Thea’s bloodlust returns and she loses control in front of Alex.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ARROW on November 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

ARROW-THE FLASH Crossover Preview: Introducing LEGENDS OF TOMORROW


THE FLASH and ARROW will be sharing another crossover this year that serves to set up the new spin-off LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and a new preview advertising the event has been released. In early December, we’ll be meeting Vandal Savage, a man who arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders. When Kendra and Cisco are attacked by Savage, they turn to Barry for help. But Barry understands how dangerous Savage is and he takes Kendra to Star City and Oliver for help. Of course, that’s when things go bad. A man with wings (a.k.a. Hawkman) swoops in and flies off with Kendra.

In part 2 of the crossover, Oliver and Barry find Kendra and take her and Hawkman to a remote location to keep them hidden from Savage, while Malcolm sets up a meeting between Savage, Green Arrow and The Flash. Meanwhile, Felicity, Thea, Diggle and Laurel work with Team Flash to develop a weapon strong enough to kill Savage.

The ARROW-FLASH crossover will air on December 1 and 2 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on both nights on The CW.

ARROW Recap: All About The Smoak Ladies


Despite being promoted as the episode in which Ray Palmer would return to ARROW, it turns out that “Lost Souls” was really all about Felicity Smoak. Sure, the main plot was Team Arrow on a mission to rescue Ray from Dahrk’s clutches, but the underlying current was about how Felicity has been dealing with all the changes in her life.

Following last week’s discovery that Ray is alive, our favorite IT-girl-turned-CEO is frantic about finding Ray and hasn’t stopped her search in days. She is trying to pinpoint the origin of Ray’s message and is incredibly frustrated (and sleep-deprived) about the fact that her ex-boyfriend covered his tracks entirely too well and it’s taking forever for her to find him. We get a great scene right off the bat, when Oliver stops by Palmer Tech to talk to her and she introduces him to Curtis, who is basically drooling about how incredibly good-looking Oliver is. We completely understand you, Curtis. We completely understand you. Once he leaves, Felicity shows Oliver the message she got from Ray and tells him that she needs to find him, because he is out there somewhere and he is in trouble. Oliver somehow convinces her to go back home and get some rest for a little while — because Felicity is downright testy at this point, being so frustrated and sleep-deprived — but when they get to the loft, she gets an alert that her search paid off and manages to make contact with Ray.

And here is where things get interesting, because after she finds out that Ray is now mini!Ray, she is assaulted by a sense of guilt that drives her forward to find him and rescue him as soon as possible. He has been trying to contact her for months and she “was too busy traveling the world” with Oliver, as she said herself, and didn’t take the time to dig deeper when the explosion happened back in the season finale. And to make matters even worse, her mother shows up out of the blue. I absolutely love Donna Smoak and think she is hilarious and a good, supportive mother (in her own twisted way), but I completely understand where Felicity was coming from. Because it was suddenly too much for her and she was overwhelmed with all that was happening at the same time and all the emotions that recent events were evoking in her. So when everything suddenly crashes down on her, the doubts she has about her relationship with Oliver come to the surface and it was so good and heartbreaking and emotional. When she tells him that she had been swept up so hard in the whirlwind of their romance that she ended up losing herself in her love for him, my heart broke for them.

This episode showed very clearly just how much Oliver has grown in the past three seasons and how much better he is with Felicity is in his life. Season one Oliver would have probably run for the hills at the first sign of any kind of emotional trouble; hell, even Season three Oliver would have run or at least avoided a confrontation. But this Oliver — the happy, content with his life and comfortable with the love he feels for Felicity — actually took the issue by its horns and faced it head on. The dinner scene — after Mama Smoak leaves — was so intense and so heartbreaking, and I have to say that last night’s episode was Emily Bett Rickards’ very best performance to date. I have always thought she was great and I know she is talented, but I think we have only scratched the surface with her and there is so much more where that incredible performance came from.

Oliver gives her space — and I am so proud of how mature he was through this entire thing — and discusses his problems with Diggle. That was, by far, one of the highlights of this episode for me because it was their bromance at its best. While they were having a serious conversation and Oliver allowed himself to vent to Dig about what was going on, the whole thing was still light and full of camaraderie and jokes and friendship. This is why I got hooked on this show in the first place and this is why I keep watching; despite the fact that it is a superhero show, the foundation of it all is friendship and family and love and honor and all of these aspects were touched on in “Lost Souls”. And how ironic was it that the title “Lost Souls” led us to believe that it was about Ray and Sara returning from death, but the real lost and overwhelmed soul here was Felicity. Her talk with Mama Smoak just endeared Donna even more to me. Despite having her issues with her mother, Felicity opened up to her and confessed just how scared she was to lose herself, her identity to this all consuming love she feels for Oliver. Donna’s answer to that was heartwarming and hilarious, when she says that it would be very hard to find another guy who cooks and is that hot, and looks at her the way Oliver does.

They manage to rescue Ray — with Curtis’ help — and it was good to see that his stint as mini!Ray didn’t change him one bit and he is still the lovable, over enthusiastic nerd we all know and love. Felicity drives him home, and that last scene when she returns to the loft – which I loved seeing so much of last night, by the way – is just full of love. I am pretty sure that all Olicity fans around the globe (myself included) just melted in a puddle of feels and this scene really established that our favorite couple will be more than okay and are in this for the long run.

Meanwhile, Mama Smoak and Captain Lance met by total happenstance and we saw Sara fighting against the blood lust — courtesy of being resurrected via Lazarus Pit. It was so great to see her in action again, though. She is still my favorite Canary and I really wish she could stick around, but alas, she decided to go visit her mom in Central City. I wonder if this is going to be one of the links that takes Team Arrow to Central City in the crossover event in a couple of weeks.

What did you think? Hit the comments below and tell me all about it, or come talk to me on Twitter.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ARROW on November 18 at 8/7c on The CW.


ARROW Sneak Peek: Obsession and a Meeting


Ray Palmer will be needed on LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, but before he can make the switch he’ll be “resurrected” on ARROW this week. After receiving a message from Ray stating that he’s still alive, Felicity is frantic about finding him. But before that happens, both Oliver and Curtis caution Felicity to slow down. And it appears that Ray is being held by Damien Darhk, so it’s likely he won’t be eager to give up the trapped hero.

Elsewhere in the episode, Sara gets back into action when she joins Laurel, Thea and the rest of the team on the mission to rescue Ray, but she’ll be suffering effects from the Lazarus Pit and that could jeopardize the mission. Donna Smoak will also be returning to Star City and in a recent interview Stephen Amell hinted that Oliver and Donna have been enjoying a great friendship since Oliver started dating her daughter.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ARROW on November 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

ARROW Recap: The Green Arrow Meets Constantine


How awesome was last night’s ARROW? Bar none, this was the best episode of the season so far.

I admit that I had no idea what to expect, because I had never watched CONSTANTINE before, so it was all new to me. All I knew going in was that somehow John Constantine was supposed to get Sara back and snap her out of her killer zombie mode. But I had no idea how entertaining that was going to be and how much fun John Constantine actually was.

“Haunted” starts out with Zombie!Sara killing people. She is crazy violent and seems to be targeting young women, who bare a striking resemblance to Thea Queen. I guess being as dead as she was makes the blood lust for the one who took her life that much stronger, and for the signs to appear almost immediately. So she is dead set on finding Thea and killing her once and for all, and let me tell you, Zombie!Sara is terrifying. When she does find Thea at Laurel’s apartment, I was on the edge of my seat, yelling at the TV for Thea to run for her life. Also, did you guys notice how crazy strong Sara was? That scene where she basically throws Thea around like she is a rag doll and then starts chasing her down the stairs was intense. Major kudos to Caity Lotz and Willa Holland because it was nerve wrecking and brilliant.

Because Sara has it in for Thea and starts a killing spree in Star City in her quest to find the youngest Queen, Laurel’s secret is quickly revealed. The look on Oliver’s face when he first saw Sara was great and so was the subsequent heart-to-heart he had with Felicity about losing loved ones and dealing with grief. That scene was so short, but showed so much as to how far they have come in their relationship – especially Oliver. For a guy who kept his emotions and feelings and thoughts to himself, no matter what the cost, the fact that he is so easily sharing that part of him with her is nothing short of amazing. She confides in him that she heard Ray’s final message and it seemed to me like she didn’t have enough time to process his death and grieve the loss of her friend. No matter what happened between them, I truly believe Felicity considered Ray to be a really good friend and having to deal with such opposite emotions during the hiatus – the absolute happiness of finally being with Oliver and building a life together and the loss of a dear friend – probably caused some pretty unresolved issues for her. Now that she knows that Ray is alive and in trouble, I wonder how that is going to affect her relationship with Oliver.

Oliver finds out that Laurel took her sister to Nanda Parbat and used the Lazarus Pit to bring her back. Obviously, he isn’t thrilled about it and confronts Laurel, asking why she didn’t go to him with this in the first place. Laurel kind of throws in his face that he did the same thing for his sister, so he doesn’t get to be all judgemental about it. When Sara attacks Thea and puts her in a hospital, things escalate quickly and the things Laurel says to Oliver then really gets to him and makes him rethink a lot of his actions.

This subplot was actually really great. It was a chance for them to rehash this weird relationship they have and find out where they stand with each other. Because they went from being together, to not being together, to losing Tommy, to Oliver hooking up with Sara and then Sara dying to Laurel becoming the Black Canary. Whew, that was exhausting and they never sat down and just freakin’ talked to each other. They just went from one crisis, to the next and the next and there were a lot of unresolved feelings and things going unsaid that needed to be let out and this episode was great because it gave them the chance to do just that. So thank you, TPTB. Character development at its best here.

Oliver enlists his buddy John Constantine’s help to save Sara’s soul. Turns out they met in Lian Yu and that was a flashback I was actually interested in. Great scenes both on the island and in Star City and I really, really enjoyed Matt Ryan’s performance. He was just so funny through the entire thing and I guess now it was explained what kind of mystical things Oliver was referring to when he said he has seen things back in the season 4 premiere. So Constantine helps them and guides Laurel and Oliver through a parallel realm or something in order to save Sara’s soul. They fight against some killer ninjas, who look a lot like the ones from the League of Assassins, and finally restore Sara’s soul into her body and everyone lived happily ever after.

Or not. Because, meanwhile, Damien Dahrk gives Lance an assignment and Oliver asks Dig to go with him as backup. Turns out the assignment was to connect a device to a computer in a federal facility and they soon find out that what they were actually doing was deleting military files. Dig soon catches his brother’s name and Lance goes back to Dahrk and casually asks him about Andrew Diggle. The villain is all too happy to say that Dig’s brother was actually involved with organized crime and that was what got him killed. Lance gives John his brother’s classified file and my heart broke for him at that moment. Poor Dig.

And last, but definitely not least, Felicity thinks that there was probably another message underneath Ray’s final words and asks Curtis to help her crack it. When they do break it, it turns out that it was Ray saying he is alive and he is in trouble. Oh, snap.

Bonus lines: “This is your overlord Felicity Smoak” – coming out of the P.A. system at the lair.

“Well, he is a very specific kind of yummy” – Thea Queen, talking about John Constantine.

So what did you think? Hit the comments below and tell me all about it, or come talk to me on Twitter.

Don’t miss the next new episode of ARROW on November 11 at 8/7c on The CW.


ARROW Sneak Peek: Can Constantine Return Sara’s Soul?


John Constantine is making a guest appearance on this week’s ARROW, with Matt Ryan from the NBC series reprising his role.

After Sara escaped Laurel’s chains, she went on a rampage throughout the city. As the team quickly realizes, Sara has a very specific target in mind. But when she’s finally caught, Oliver realizes that one person may actually be able to help him: his old friend Constantine. Constantine believes that Sara came out of the Lazarus Pit without her soul, prompting him to do a spell to return it. But it’s not that easy, and it’s going to take a trip to “the other side” to bring it back.

Elsewhere in the episode, Diggle and Lance team up when Damien Darhk asks Lance to do him a little favor. And Diggle is going to learn more about his brother’s death.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ARROW on November 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

ARROW 4.04 Recap: Oliver Queen For Mayor

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Last night’s ARROW launched Oliver’s mayoral campaign, despite his team’s reluctance to support the idea at first. I can’t say I blame them, really. Their reaction to the news pretty much mirrored mine when he told Felicity a couple of episodes ago that he was going to run for mayor. Okay, sure, he is the Green Arrow, but the general public doesn’t know that. As far as the Star City people go, Oliver Queen is a spoiled playboy brat that led his family’s company to its downfall and lost it in the end. He shouldn’t even have that much money anymore, he doesn’t have any political experience, but yet he is still going to do it. I am very curious about how they are going to handle this and where this new storyline is going to lead them.

We finally saw the lair 3.0 and it turns out that Oliver is using Sebastian Blood’s old campaign office, which conveniently had a secret lair in a top floor. The new place is huge and Felicity happily explains that Cisco and STAR Labs helped put it together. Every member of the team has their own display with finger print identification and everything is just pretty awesome. Also, even though we know THE FLASH and ARROW exist in the same universe and the crossover episodes seem to be a yearly thing now, I just really love the fact that both shows reference each other so much. It seems that Cisco and Felicity have a pretty solid partnership (and friendship) from what we have seen so far and I really love how both shows are so intertwined. It’s almost like watching one huge show, except on Tuesdays we focus a little bit more on Central City and on Wednesdays we focus on Team Arrow.

The villain of the week was a group of dirty cops, who were stealing drugs from drug dealers in order to resell them, which was just a very, very twisted notion of justice, if we can even call it that. This storyline served only as a foundation for Oliver to find out that Captain Lance is working with Damien Dahrk, which led to one of the very best scenes this show has ever had. The confrontation between Oliver and Lance has been a long time coming and it was just so great and satisfying to see Oliver standing up for himself. I know that he isn’t a saint – and, sure, Lance had his reasons to hate him back in season one with the history he had with the Captain’s daughters – but the guy despises his guts for no good reason. Maybe just on principle. And Oliver Queen – and we are not talking about his night gig as the city’s vigilante, but the man himself – has been a pretty decent guy since early season two. It was so great to see how the tables have turned and for Captain Lance to finally feel on his own skin that, sometimes, good people do bad things because they have no other choice.

So Dahrk is threatening Laurel. Big deal. Like Oliver said, she can take care of herself and – despite my reservations with her – she can kick some serious ass now, just like Sara. So it’s time for the good Captain to stop hiding behind his daughters and hold his own weight, which he seems willing to do, by the end of the episode, when he tells Oliver that he is going to turn himself in. This storyline established that, now that Oliver knows Lance is working with Damien Dahrk, they can have someone close to the villain to figure out what his game plan is. So instead of turning himself in, Oliver convinces him to continue working with Dahrk and be his eyes and ears inside the enemy’s turf. Also, acting wise, that scene was absolutely brilliant. Both Paul Blackthorne and Stephen Amell brought their A game to this moment and it was such a joy to watch. 

Meanwhile, Laurel is keeping Sara hidden and in chains – because she is seriously like a wild, scared animal now – and tells Thea they cannot tell Oliver about this. As far as he is concerned, the two of them just spent a couple of days at a SPA and not in Nanda Parbat. But she decides to tell her father about her sister’s resurrection and nearly scares the guy to death when she just takes him to the place she is keeping Sara at and doesn’t even give him a heads up about what he is about to see. Your father has a heart condition, Laurel, for the love of god. You cannot just spring his not so dead anymore daughter on him like this. Jesus.

Anyway, Lance is obviously freaked out and tells Laurel that that is not Sara and then proceeds to tell Dahrk about it. Seriously, what is wrong with this family? I don’t know who is worse: Laurel, for bringing Sara back to life in the first place, knowing full well what the consequences would be and what she was going to subject her sister to; or Lance, for learning his dead daughter is alive again and then telling the bad guy about it. And then he takes the bad guy’s advice to heart and returns to Sara, ready to put her down, as Damien suggested. What. The. Hell. But Laurel gets there just in time and saves her sister from being murdered a second time. All seems well for a while, but later on, she returns to Sara’s secret hideout, only to find her sister is gone.

And last, but definitely not least, let’s talk about Felicity and how much I love her new found friendship with Curtis. Her line “Oh, my god, this is probably what talking to me feels like” was just so spot on and so spectacularly delivered by Emily Bett Rickards, that it had me laughing out loud. So when she tells him she knows the code showing up in her phone is coming from Palmer Tech and Curtis tells her he doesn’t have anything to do with it, they figure out it’s coming from the hand of the Atom’s suit. My guess is that (SPOILER ALERT?) mini Ray is trying to get in touch with her somehow, hence the criptic messages on her phone and the flickering lights at lair 3.0. But what was really great about this whole subplot was that it showed just how hard Felicity is taking his death and it was about time they touched on this. She may have been in love with Oliver the whole time she was with Ray, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care a great deal about him. And I really believe she is probably blaming herself for his death, so I am really excited to find out how they are going to approach this storyline and introduce Ray back into their lives.

All in all, very solid episode and it was a very nice touch that Thea is the one helping Oliver with his campaign. I have always loved their relationship, but it has been extra special this season.

ARROW returns with an all new episode on Wednesday, November 4 at 8/7c on The CW.