“The Ties That Bind” really amps up the tension for this week’s Arrow episode.
After the rough ending to last week’s episode, things continue to look grim for Oliver Queen in “Docket No. 11-19-41-73.”
Well, Oliver Queen is determined to do things on his own now that he’s lost his team and fired Overwatch. I think maybe part of why he did that was so that there wouldn’t be anyone around to say, “Oliver, this is a terrible idea,” when he decides to something new and stupid.
Arrow takes a break from the annoying heroes fighting heroes story to focus on two characters: Ricardo Diaz, the Dragon (I still don’t buy he’s supposed to be Richard Dragon) and Felicity Smoak. With most of the story on Arrow’s current big bad, the episode is titled, “The Dragon,” and the usual run of symbols…
The general deterioration of Oliver Queen’s life, or lives maybe, continues in “Fundamentals.”
I’ve been watching Arrow, and mostly enjoying it, since the show debuted several years ago. I also haven’t make a secret about the fact that I’ve felt disappointed by most of this season, especially the whole ongoing “split teams” plot that just isn’t working on many levels. Well, it’s like the writers heard that many people don’t like this story and said, “Hold my beer.”
If you’ve been watching Arrow for a while, it’s become clear that something has been up with Thea Queen, played by Willa Holland. Her part has been getting smaller and smaller, with long absences based on flimsy excuses. According to several sources, Holland herself has been behind the reduction in her role.