Many revelations occur as the battle continues against Deathstroke’s army.

Title: “Unthinkable”

Cast and Crew
Director: John Behring
Writer: Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance / Maybe the Next Canary
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
David Ramsay as John “Dig” Diggle
Willa Holland as Thea Queen
Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
Colton Haynes as Roy Harper
Katrina Law as Nyssa Al Ghul
Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / The Canary
Audrey Marie Anderson as Lyla Michaels
Summar Glau as Isabel Rochev
Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller / White Queen
John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
Michael Rowe as Deadshot
Viv Leacock as Raven
Michael Adamthwaite as Torque
David Nykl as Anatoli Knyazev
Celina Jade as Shado

Full cast and crew may be found here.

Premise

The second season comes to an explosive conclusion, the Arrow falls further into alliance with A.R.G.U.S., and Team Arrow begins to resemble the one we know from the comics.

Diggle and Lyla have a baby on the way. Thea is just on her way.

The flashbacks will continue, but at least past-Ollie has left the island.

High Point

The Arrow’s plot to take down Deathstroke actually misled me—and it made perfect sense.

Low Point

Where is the army? How is this not an emergency / invasion demanding support?

The Scores:

Originality: 3/6

Effects: 5/6 The effects work well overall. The shot of the ship against an island was obviously CGI, but it looked impressive, in the way the obvious background effects in the original King Kong look impressive.

Acting: 5/6 The actors do well, especially considering how little screen time some characters get this week.

Story: 5/6 We have a worthy conclusion to this season. I sometimes wish the soap elements were handled a little less, well, soapily.

Emotional Response: 4/6 This week’s dialogue remains cheesy, but not as cheesy as Agent of SHIELD‘s. Very few people can write this kind of dialogue for live action well, and there is a limited supply of Joss Whedon.

Production: 5/6

Overall: 5/6

In total, “Unthinkable” receives 32/42