Arrow brought the action this weekon their episode “The Undertaking.” Felicity actually looks hot without her nerdy glasses and frumpy outfits, Walter is found and Oliver finds that his mom is really against him.
This episode finally gave us background on why Malcolm had Robert killed the previous year and why he has Walter captive. Malcolm wants to purge the Glades. He wants to wipe the whole area out completely; men, women, children, houses and homes, all gone.
Why destroy the Glades? Malcolm’s wife was brutally murdered there and he did nothing to stop it. He ignored both of her dying phone calls and did not find out she was dead until the police showed up at his house. Malcolm admits to locking himself in his study and listening to her voicemail’s crying for help as her murders took her last breath.
Felicity breaks out of her awkward looking attire and dons a red slimming dress to an underground casino. The goal to get to Dominic Alonzo, the man Oliver believes kidnapped Walter. Felicity’s winnings get too big to not notice and she’s called into the manager’s office, where Alonzo finds the earpiece in Felicity’s ear. Oliver saves Felicity and demands to know where Walter is. To our horror, we find that Walter is most likely dead.
Too bad Oliver is smarter than that. When he tells his mother, Moira, that he believes Walter is dead she rushes into Malcolm’s office to confirm the news. Oliver hears it all. He now knows his mother is in bed with the devil, but he can also bring Walter home.
After breaking into a heavily guarded facility, Oliver rescues Walter and brings him back to reality. Who could possibly be waiting outside of Walter’s hospital room when Oliver walks out? None other than Malcolm. This guy never stops.
To top it off Laurel is waiting outside the hospital room and wants Oliver to tell Tommy that he’s not still in love with her. Oliver admits that he still loves her and that he doesn’t want any more lies in his life. Is this the breaking point for Oliver Queen?
Tune in next week for episode 22! It can only get better from here.
Steven McQueen Leaving TVD for Arrow?
Is Steven McQueen leaving The Vampire Diaries?! Maybe. Possibly. Actually, probably not, so no one panic!
Steven McQueen, who plays Jeremy Gilbert on the hit CW show, has been campaigning to play Nightwing on Arrow, another CW drama.
Photo Credit: Stephen McQueen Instagram
The two were hanging out and supporting hockey’s L.A Kings for the NHL finals. The photo does however include #nightwing in the caption, which makes it clear that McQeen is not giving up on his dreams anytime soon!
Nightwing is a DC comics character who is a later incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin. As of right now, Nightwing hasn’t even been introduced on Arrow mainly because there hasn’t been room for him on the show’s complicated storyline. No word on whether the producer plan to introduce him in season 3 either. Maybe this is already a done casting and McQueen is subtly trying to give us all a hint?
Or maybe he would be better trying his efforts at the new Fox show, Gotham, which focuses on a time before Batman existed, although the producers have said the show is set so far in the past, Nightwing might have not even existed yet.
What are your thoughts?
Arrow: “Suicide Squad” Preview
Arrow: The Promise (02 x 15)
We come back into Arrow right where we left off last week. Slade is in Oliver’s house and he’s getting pretty friendly with Moira Queen. Turns out that he’s now making donations to Moira’s mayoral campaign. Well played, Slade Wilson, well played. Slade even digs the knife in deeper when he suggested opening a bottle of rum and having a drink toward “friendship”.
Normally I’m not a big fan of the flashbacks as you’ve learned from my reviews of Season One, but this episodes flashbacks were actually crucialto the storyline. Oliver and Slade were brothers on the island. Slade taught Oliver everything he knew, especially when it came to the bow and arrow. Which puts in perspective how dangerous Slade actually is.
While trying to take over the cargo ship, Oliver allowed for himself to be caught by Ivo and his men and thrown into a cell. Ivo, not being agentle man, puts Ollie in his torture chair. After realizing that Oliver won’t give up the coordinates of his friends easily, he injects him with a truth serum. The location of Slade and Sara flows easily from his lips the moment the serum goes through his system. No, Ollie, No!! But wait, another flashback, Sara created a serum that would fight off the truth serum and give Oliver a clear head. He gave Ivo the wrong information and now Sara and Slade can come take over the ignorant ship. After a long fight, Ivo lets it slip that Oliver is the reason that Shado is dead, that Ollie chose Sara over Shado. The anger that flashes in Slade’s eyes is mystifying. His “brother” betrayed him and is the reason the woman that he loves is dead. Slade turns on Oliver and Ivo escapes. More truth starts coming out when Slade reveals that he kept the Mirakura. He makes Oliver a promise that he’s not going to end his life until he has known complete and utter despair.
Back in Starling City we find Roy training with Sara, Diggle and Felicity. He looks pretty hopeless. When Oliver alerts them that Slade is in his house, they all devise a plan. Diggle sets up outside the mansion to take a shot at Slade as he leaves, Roy heads into the house to get Thea and Moira out of the way just in case anything goes wrong, and Sara is just ready to fight. Everyone is there except for Felicity.
Just before Slade leaves, he tells Oliver that he made a promise a while back, and he’s now here to fulfill it. Diggles goes to take his shot and someone comes behind him and knocks him out. What?!! Slade gets away free.
Moira takes Slade’s side when Oliver goes back in to talk to his mother. She can’t overlook the way he was treating her benefactor and if that’s the way he’s going to act, maybe he shouldn’t live with them anymore. Bold move, Moira. Especially since a few months ago, you tried leveling the city.
The last scene shows Slade watching several video screens. His trip to the house wasn’t for nothing. The tour Moira gave him provided plenty of time to plant cameras throughout the mansion.
Slade is set on making Oliver pay, but who will be caught in the crossfire? And who knocked out Diggle? Could it be Felicity? What do you think? Tweet @brittanydebaltz and keep the conversation going.
Arrow Wednesday at 8/7C on the CW
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