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  1. #16
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    Felicity hot!

    Great ep and i loved Walter being alive. Plus Diggle and Ollie making up and realizing the battle has just begun. My favorite episode so far.

    Also I loved the flashbacks to what happened before Oliver got stranded. More proof the flashbacks don't have to be from his stranding to be amazing.

    Such a great ep and it reminds me of stuff like Buffy, Angel and SV along with SPN at its finest.
    Last edited by Austin 3:16; 05-01-2013 at 09:02 PM.

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    Best episode yet by far. First off, things are finally moving forward with Laurel and Oliver. A little bit of honesty is all it took . I was perfectly fine with the way they handled Walter in this episode. For to believe that he was dead and then see his mother's reaction to the news is what led him to her meeting with Malcolm and allowed him to learn part of the truth.

    The action is this episode was superb. The casino scene was awesome and I vote Felicity has to make at least one appearance in that red dress at least once an episode . Ollie's prison break of Walter was a little over the top but this is Green Arrow we're talking about. He's more than capable of taking out a bunch of guys and in this series, I'm sure it was nothing compared to his time on the island.

    The last couple of episodes are going to be incredible. Malcolm vs Oliver showdown will be awesome and I think Roy and Oliver will finally 'meet.' Hopefully we'll see Oliver and Laurel's relationship continue to evolve but I don't want them getting together just quite yet. One last thing, I was SO glad to see the explosion trick arrow. I hope there is more to come in the future and that they begin to focus on Oliver finding different ways to take out enemies rather than killing them. I'm a huge fan of the trick arrows and can't wait for them to become more frequent.

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    Just an amazing episode. 9.8/10; one of, if not the, best ep of the season. Can't wait for the last 2 of the season.

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    Concerning SPN's season finale being the same night as Arrow's its been awhile since SPN had its season finale after something like Arrow or SV hasn't it? Was it season 9 of SV where we last had them back to back together for the finales? I may be wrong but either way it feels good. I like having two awesome shows back to back esp with I'm thinking and hoping will be two amazing season finales.

    Btw I think we found something just about as hot if not hotter than Tess in her dress from that alternate universe ep of SV. Felicity tonight just showed there's a new lady in town!
    Last edited by Austin 3:16; 05-01-2013 at 09:09 PM.

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    Wonderful episode except for the fact that Stephen and Katie have zero chemistry, lol. Wonder if it's intentional...I at least hope so because I don't understand why Katie was even cast as Laurel if they couldn't work up any chemistry between the two. But then again, I view the same problem with Christian Bale and Katie Holmes in Batman Begins, and then Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight.

    But besides all of that, I loved the episode...I have a feeling that machine is an earthquake machine and it will take hints to No Man's Land from Batman mythos...I believe the writers have said they take notice to a lot of Batman comics. If that's the case, it just screams like Malcolm is part of the League of Assassins(or Shadows) and they're taking cues from Batman Begins(or maybe even The Dark Knight Rises).

    Plus, "The Hood" is a freaking badass...he just placed a beating on those guards at that casino and then in Bludhaven, haha. Perhaps he will be stronger this time against the Dark Archer.

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    Gotta say. I always thought Oliver's acting was a bit lackluster, but he sure proved me wrong this episode! Especially that scene at the end when he was talking to Malcolm. Intense!

    Oh, yeah, and the trick arrow! w00t!
    Last edited by Kiarasa; 05-01-2013 at 11:14 PM.

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    Definitely my favorite episode so far! Just beat The Odyssey. I like how an episode 2 weeks before the finale can be so eventful. So much cool stuff going on: action sequences, Walter getting saved, Ollie and Diggle making up, the flashbacks (Susanna looked really great in them ), Malcolm's evil plan being revealed and of course, Olicity. As others said, Felicity rocked the red dress. And I loved her trademark innuendo.

    I only have a question and maybe I'll have to do a rewatch. Did Moira know that Malcolm would sabotage the Queen's Gambit? In one of the initial episodes, I had the impression that she did. But in the flashbacks that we saw, she seemed clueless.

    9 out of 10. I am saving my 10s for the last 2 episodes.
    Last edited by costas22; 05-02-2013 at 12:52 AM.

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    I almost never rate an episode 10/10, but this time I've made an exception.

    Fantastic work, all around.

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    DIDN'T SOMEONE ON THIS BOARD SUGGEST THE LIST HAD SOME DIFFERENT ROLE THAN PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE UNDERTAKING? WHOEVER IT WAS, GOOD ON YOU! ARE YOU A PROPHET, BY CHANCE?
    I've less of an idea how Gaynor fits in on the list, now. So, the list are just bad guys that got controlled. That makes the list a lot less of a priority to the audience, I think. I was surprised how casual/abrupt Malcolm's transitional speech was - we knew they started out trying to save the Glades and then Malcolm changed the tune, but I'd assumed the change had happened gradually, over time, not all at once.

    ETA: I was reading a review and it mentioned how Robert's reasons for getting involved in the project originally were self-serving - it was about his own atonement. I hadn't thought of it, but that's certainly true. And then on the raft, he was all about Ollie making right his sins, wasn't he? He even murdered a (innocent, so far as we know) man to help ensure Oliver's survival. Interesting insight into Robert's character.
    Last edited by Liriel; 05-02-2013 at 04:23 AM.

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    I loved it; I loved Felicity's one liner after I forget his name but he worked at the underground casino and when he destroyed Felicity's earpiece he said "The thing about card counters is they usually have friends" and she said "You wouldn't like my friends" then it cuts to Ollie shooting up the place.

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    It's interesting how many no-chemistry comments there are across the various boards, whether Oliver/Laurel or Oliver/Helena, and that many of them are from people pushing the "Olicity" ship. Yet, the three episodes where Laurel was a badass everyone loves. The writers and producers seem to know what they're doing, and it's reasonable to assume that Laurel's migration toward Black Canary will begin next season -- just as Helena's path toward redemption will begin next season. So, shouldn't everyone just relax and wait for those transformations to occur? Isn't the pace of the show fast enough to keep everyone entertained until those transformations do occur?

    I think Katie Cassidy has been fine, including her scenes with Stephen Amell. The coffee scene was fine, and you can see the two actors are comfortable with each other. Same thing with Jessica De Gouw, in all three of her appearances this year. While it's true that Emily Bett Rickards has been the surprise standout this season, which is great for the series moving forward, the other two women have more than held their own. I look forward to both women transforming their characters into crime-fighting heroes.
    Last edited by bbussey; 05-02-2013 at 06:00 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellrevue View Post
    A lot of things happened in the episode and a few things got resolved that had been left hanging for a long time. No Roy and cheating Oliver was the worst part.


    The Past: We learn why Malcolm is so bent on destroying the Glades, he is a psychopath. Well that was obvious from the beginning, he forced himself to listen to his wife’s dying please for help over-and-over again making his already “god complex” mind snap. Mr. Queen killed a bad guy in the glades and Malcolm has basically been blackmailing him into being part of the undertaking ever since. I really never liked Malcolm. Mr. Queen tells Moira about Malcolm’s plans and Moira tries to convince him otherwise. The guy that Moira got killed for blaming him for the assassination attempt on Malcolm’s life, he planted the bomb on the Queen’s Gambit that killed Sarah and her husband. So Moira got her revenge in a way.


    #Olicity: Really the best scenes were between these two or her and Diggle or Oliver and Diggle. Oliver can’t say no to a pretty face it seems, he gets convinced by Felicity pretty quickly to help him out. Casino fight scene was awesome. Felicity’s one liners are of course awesome. Her reaction to the supposed death of Walter was beautiful in a sad way (I really think there is a missing scene where they comfort each other). I’m glad that Oliver finally took Felicity’s advice and went to apologize to Diggle. They deserve to be together like a dynamic trio.


    Oliver/Laurel: The pizza scene with the stealthy DCU shout out. The obvious saying good bye but Oliver can’t actually say good bye to Laurel scene right before going out on the Queen’s Gambit. Laurel being surprised by the two men in her life telling her what everyone around her already knows. The best scene was her meeting Felicity, Laurel being suspicious of her in a jealous kind of way (Laurel ships #olicity).


    Saving Walter/Discovering Moira & Malcolm’s involvement. It is really satisfying to an audience when the hero finally catches up to what the audience already knows. Great job on how Oliver finds out, worried about his mother’s reaction to the news of Walter’s supposed death. Then his reaction in the hospital to Malcolm, he learned a lot more then just fighting skills on the island.


    Really I am on the edge of my seat on what they can do to make the final two episodes better then this one. Great job to all involved, especially the stunt team.
    Well, Robert Queen has been my favorite character since the beginning, and I keep hoping he'll turn up alive at the end of the season or something, but since he shot himself in the head right in front of Oliver, I guess that's not going to happen. Still, I find his whole reason for the list, and handing it off to Oliver, kind of pointless, after finding out what his reason for getting involved in the Undertaking was. Felicity has been my least favorite character this season- I can barely understand what the actress is saying, most of the time.

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    I don't get all the hate towards Stephen Amell, I think he is a great actor. Although being put next to John bARROWman will make any actor look stupid lol

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    Was the Oliver-Laurel pizza scene taking place in the mansion's living room? Because I remember Laurel saying in a previous episode that she hadn't been in Oliver's room since Halloween 2005. Just nitpicking.

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    Really great episode. So nice to have Walter back. I'm quite excited to see how Oliver reacts to his Mother now.

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