Their secret identities are surely safe in those masks.
The weaselly guy from Orphan Black was untrustworthy?!
One other thing - Kate Spencer is either the most incompetent D.A. ever or the biggest liar ever. Adam Donner did all this without her knowledge? Up to and including announcing Laurel's rehiring on the news and giving her a desk in the same office as the D.A. herself? For that matter, how the hell is Laurel even able to blackmail her way into a job? Donner getting fired has to be a matter of public record and it isn't like they can cover up the reasons why. So Laurel really has nothing to bargain with, ignoring that she isn't the most credible witness being a known drunk, drug abuser and disgruntled employee...
Bit of a weak episode. Felicity and Diggle have nothing to do. Ollie's pushing Roy to dump Thea seems really idiotic and Ollie seems to realize this on some level (though that may be down to Amell's delivery on his crack about Roy and Helena disliking his mentoring skills).Really, the best parts are the interaction between all of Ollie's exs and the various parallels between their experiences and the contrast between Sara in the flashbacks and Sara today. They almost managed to redeem Laurel... up until the end when we find out Laurel is giving in to her dark side and remains a manipulative bitch. Hopefully she'll become an outright villain so she'll be given something to do besides be taken hostage.I will say this for the episode - the fight scenes - despite being centered on attractive women - didn't have even a hint of fan service. Well, unless you just naturally have a fetish for leather-clad women hitting each other.My episode guide is up at http://www.mygeekygeekyways.com/2014/03/arrow-episode-guide-season-2-episode-17.html
"During the attack, unfortunately, I decapitated the engineer.""Oh, I think if the Huntress shows up, you should totally kick her ass." Diggle nods.I'm glad that Frank Bertinelli is finally dead.I hope they have a Blood/Queen debate episode soon.
Seriously, if Detective Lance doesn't know that Oliver is the Arrow, I just give up. They really need to turn him into the local Commissioner Gordon fast.
Also, Laurel continues to suck and be the least interesting of all of Oliver's exes.
Really hoping that we get a Sarah, Helena, and Felicity episode sometime soon. Maybe trying to find and rescue Oliver next season.
Roy also sucks. I just don't really give a damn about him.
For me, this was the first big misstep this season. Felicity had that great line about it being tough to keep track of who knows what, but otherwise the writing wasn't top notch. I'm also generally pretty forgiving when it comes to the usefulness of a domino mask, but did they really have to place Laurel and Canary in such close proximity? I half expected Laurel to shout "Sarah, STOP!" When Canary had Huntress in that choke hold, but nope, Laurel comes off looking even dumber because she couldn't tell it was her sister the whole time.
It's also hard to tell if Roy's "WE NEED TO BREAK UP." line was intended to be as hilarious as it was. Dude doesn't seem to have any subtlety in him whatsoever. His "rage shakes" were kind of cringe-worthy too, and I've not had too many issues with his acting besides this.
Ehh, maybe I'm just in a bad mood.
Sorry OT but the Psych series finale was super fun, val kilmer, billy zane, and a Monk reference/
Everyone know Helena is Huntress, so her mask is kind of pointless.
I like how she took time to remove her eye makeup later.
What was with the SWAT team just deciding to move in when they did?
How did Officer Lance explain what happened with Huntress's dad? How does he have a freaking job at the end?
Once the darkness is inside it doesn't come out, or "once you go Black Canary, you never go back."
It's been at least two episodes since Thea's cried about something, so we need that again. Thea doesn't want a ride home...the Queen mansion is in walking distance of club (?) but then accepts a ride from a guy she met once. SHE WAS SAFER WITH SUPED-UP PSYCHO ROY.
In fairness, you might not be looking at their faces.
@starmanmatt Not going into specifics, but that does work in real life :-)
@starmanmatt Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah....
Laurel was almost killed because the assistant DA was a lying asshat. She could sue the DA's office, but instead she settles for her job back. Seems fair.
" Well, unless you just naturally have a fetish for leather-clad women hitting each other."
This is Topless Robot. That's not even a fetish here. It's normal.
@EvilMonkeyPope After Sebastion dies, Moira can assume the Brother Blood identity as BLOOD QUEEN.
Still not as impressive as BORG QUEEN.
@ComradeDread1 I think when the inevitable official revealing to Lance happens it will be followed by something along the lines of "tell me something I don't know."
Then again maybe the insubordination at the end of season 1 was not the only reason Lance is no longer a detective.
@poisonshadow It seemed like Laurel recognized that chinple at the end but opted not to blow her cover to the murderess & SWAT team.
@mooter7170 Yup, Sean and Gus were the best couple on TV.
@scockery With cleavage like that they don't need a mask since everyone is looking "somewhere else".
EDIT: Sorry, didn't see dnjscott's comment.
@scockery I was just a bit saddened to see the sole reason of the forced breakup was to get Thea kidnapped. Because the only other thing it does is make Oliver look like either a huge moron, or they are making him pull a very dickish Batman Gambit to fully lure out Slade. Though I doubt the writing team is quite up to that caliber.
@dnjscott WE might not be looking at their faces (ok, I sometimes forget Canary has one) but I doubt Laurel was too distracted by Sarah's breasts. On the other hand I was distracted by them being face to face so much for so long and Laurel not being able to tell it was her sister. I mean, at least Oliver has the afterthought to sort of half turn when he is around detective Lance. But Laurel and Sarah spending half the episode together and Laurel not using her, you know, eyes may be even stupider than the Daily Planet gang and Luthor being fooled by Clark Kent's glasses.
@scockery @starmanmatt"... She could sue the DA's office..."
Sorry, but not even in this comic world is "sue the DA office" a realistic option.
@JediMasterBaytorr @EvilMonkeyPope As much as I want Starling City to elect a bonafide supervillain Mayor instead of another white collar criminal, I'd be down for Moira becoming Blood Queen.
@kirkbwriter @dnjscottAbout the masks, it's the Superman effect. It's an unwritten rule that no matter how obvious the person is under the disguise (i.e. eyeglasses) secret identities stay secret. Even if every time you give a secret hint at who you really are and the person shouts out "You're really Bruce Wayne!" (see the most recent Batman trilogy), no one notices and the secret ID stays secret until the hero outright says "I'm Batman."
@kirkbwriter @dnjscottIn fairness, Laurel is kind of stupid...
@kirkbwriter @starmanmatt@dnjscott yes, she is.
@starmanmatt @kirkbwriter@dnjscottTRUE, but the question then is whether or not she is THAT stupid?
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