Saturday, November 12, 2016

Arrow - So it Begins

The trail of bodies left across the city leads to new tensions among Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team, first because failed to tell them of the new threat in Prometheus, and second because the reasons for these killings tie back to Oliver's early days as the Arrow and his list of dead bodies. Prometheus himself continues to be a mostly forgettable villain, another dark archer with a slightly different mask whose motivations the show's writers continue to keep to themselves (and, no, I'm not taking that late reveal seriously). Things aren't any easier on the mayoral front as the chaos Prometheus' seemingly random killings has created threatens the peace and Thea (Willa Holland) discovers Quentin's (Paul Blackthorne) sobriety is a work of fiction.

The Russian flashbacks finally bring Oliver face-to-face with his target Konstantin Kovar (Dolph Lundgren) who has declared war on the Bratva. The choice of Lundgren, who even at the age of 59 strikes quite an imposing image on-screen, works well. Although we're still in the dark as to why Ollie wants Kovar dead, and what the Russian wants with Mr. Queen, bringing the two face-to-face is the first step in providing some answers to those questions.

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