Murky waters, anyway, as we learn a little more about Damien Darhk, Star City learns he exists, Merlyn and the Canary come screaming in and have a blast, and a series regular might die.
Arrow picks up this week where The Flash, but with tighter plotting, and the fate of more than just the Hawks at stake.
This week’s Arrow features a returned brother, a bloodthirsty Thea, and a tortuous flashback that feels a little off-tone. We also see better-than-CW fight sequences, and a meeting between Ollie Queen and Damien Darhk, whose Mysticahl Powehrs apparently don’t permit him to see through the World’s Second-Most Obvious Disguise.
Team Arrow invade the sanctuary of the Darhk Lorhd to rescue Ray Palmer, while Felicity Smoak’s mom disrupts the sensibility of a plot that doesn’t require her.
John Constantine works with Team Arrow to save Sara’s soul. Brandon Routh makes a small appearance.
This week’s review ends with some challenging questions.
This week’s episode featured strong direction and action sequences, and an unusual family drama. Some key developments, however, have me hoping the title, by the end of this season, won’t refer to the series.
This week in the DCCWTVU brings us dysfunctional family dynamics, and at trip to the Lazarus pit.
Both episodes appear to be setting up the third DC-TV series, with Dr. Stein developing that healthy glow, Captain Cold considering his moral code, and a Canary making a problematic return flight.
Mayoral candidates, inter-vigilante tensions, and a Terrific debut mark the second episode of this season.
Arrow returns. Starling has rebranded itself Star City, but they still face familiar problems. Ollie and Felicity return to assist their old teammates against the forces of Damian Darhk.
Ollie puts on a new costume and a new, familiar name.