Arrow 3×06 ‘Guilty’: Wildcats!

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You know what I love about Arrow? The show has well staged action set pieces but my favorite thing about all of this is the character work. I like watching these characters get to know each other better. I like Team Arrow gathering new allies. I like spending time in Starling City with these people. And most importantly, it helps when the stories connect in a meaningful manner.

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Looks like I was right about Roy’s flashes being related to Mirakuru. Well, partly right. Kinda. It tied into it with Roy’s memory tying itself back to Season 2 when he killed a police officer in his state of Mirakuru induced rage. So I was sort of right. Anyways, it turns out Roy didn’t kill Sara. I’m a little worried this season is going to spend a little too long on the red herrings of “Who killed Sara?” as a murder mystery is always fun, but can definitely overstay it’s welcome.

Justified did a mystery for its fourth season and redefined everything the show was about, after worrisome few episodes. That was a thirteen episode season. Arrow has 23 episodes. And I think Justified is a better show. You can see where my worries start to come in. Arrow is handling the mystery well now so there’s no cause for alarm just yet. The central characters and B plots of each episode are more than satisfactory and feel like larger than ever.

Wildcat getting some expanded screen time as a former vigilante with a pissed off sidekick was unexpected. I’m a fan of the actor and the character. Plus the ever growing landscape of superheroes is still predominantly white males so any hint of diversification is an improvement. How long do we give it before Wildcat becomes a part of the team? Or do we think he’s just going to sit on the sidelines?

I want to take a moment to appreciate the friendship between Felicity and Roy. They’re two very strong supporting characters and they have great onscreen chemistry. When things go wrong, Roy confides in Felicity. It’s just a small, sweet moment I appreciated in the show.

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Laurel’s evolution into Black Canary has really turned this character around for me in a big way. I don’t even remember how it felt to dislike this character. I do wish Sara was still around but her death is a good plot motivator. She was also the only LGBT character on the show, and one of the best, so you can understand my mixed feelings on that still.

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SOURCE: CW

I just have to ask this question: Where is Ollie living? I forget if he moved in with Thea or not. If so, that seems like a risky situation. She’s one of the only characters on the show who isn’t aware of his secret identity.

Overall, really fun and solid episode. If you go back and watch it, keep an eye out for Cupid in previous scenes. You might have missed her, making her final appearance seemingly random, but she’s there.

Oh, and Boxing Glove Arrow

*pew*

*pew*

Diego Crespo

Diego champions fallen TV shows that never had a chance to shine. LOST ruined his life for the better. Diego spends his days trying to convince strangers that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best shows ever made.

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