Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Arrow - Leap of Faith

Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) this is your life tour takes him to Nanda Parbat and a reunion with Thea (Willa Holland) where the pair will race both Taila al Ghul (Lexa Doig) and Athena (Kyra Zagorsky) to an ancient tomb. While Talia and Athena are both after a sword each believes can be used as a symbol to reform the League of Assassins, Oliver is after the League's knowledge of the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in order to confirm he is backing the right side in the coming Crisis. After some fun (but really not all that difficult) tomb raiding, Oliver doesn't get the clarity he hoped (although the show does offer the first mention of the Anti-Monitor - even if the reference is lost on the Queen children).

Of all the various characters brought back for the show's final season, I'll admit I am happy to see Thea again (whose new purpose could fit into the larger Arrowverse should the actress and writers desire to give it a shot). "Leap of Faith" also includes a pair of B-stories as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) work together to save an operative's family and in the future the descendants continue to fight against the Deathstroke wannabes. Not a fan of the future storyline, which has dragged on far longer than my interest in it, it looks like next week will be offering a double-dose of the storyline that just won't die as the grown Mia (Katherine McNamara) and her friends are teleported back to the present (likely by the Monitor, as yet another test for Oliver Queen to prove and prepare himself for the coming Crisis).

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