Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arrow - Midnight City

As Oliver's (Stephen Amell) wounds are tended to by Maseo (Karl Yune) and Tatsu (Rila Fukushima), things continue to worsen back home in Starling City where Brickwell (Vinnie Jones) makes a brazen attack on city hall abducting three hostages in an attempt to blackmail the Mayor into giving the would be kingpin complete control of the Glades.

With the city slowing falling apart Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (Colton Haynes) discover how Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is now spending her nights. Despite their disapproval, and a disastrous rescue attempt that leaves one of the hostages dead, Laurel's drive will help bring the team back together and even inspire Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to help with Ray Palmer's (Brandon Routh) super-suit. Given time, and Oliver's return, Team Arrow is shaping up to be a formidable opponent for anyone... like say the return of Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable) and the League of Assassins?

For the second time in as many weeks we get an episode without much in the way of action from our hero (except in flashbacks), but despite the city falling into chaos that the police seem unable to stop "Midnight City" ends on a hopeful note with Arsenal, Black Canary, Felicity, and Diggle all united in continuing Oliver's mission unaware that Mr. Queen is finally on his way home. How much his injuries might still effect him is yet to be seen, and how such a return may impact both Thea (Willa Holland) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), but with the rise of other heroes (and the continued tease of the Atom) Starling City continues to grow DC's television universe as Arrow builds to what is likely to be another high body count season finale.

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