Oliver: “I’m sorry that I wasn’t there for you. I should have been. I got wrapped up in my own suffering, and I forgot that some people may be suffering too.”
Diggle: “We are getting dangerously close to hug territory, so I am going to step back.”
“Identity” is tonight’s episode of “Arrow.” If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. To review what happened last time, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 on the CW, channel 5 for local Houstonians.
Oliver struggles with what everyone thinks of him. He is not well liked as Oliver Queen, and he isn’t well liked as Green Arrow. No matter who he is, he can’t win. It will be interesting to see him continue to struggle with this. This is not something he was too concerned with last season. Laurel trusted him as the vigilante, and the only time where perception was an issue was when Tommy found out. Even then, Oliver wasn’t too horribly concerned. This is a great change, and it shows how much Oliver has changed since the pilot. He claims he doesn’t care as long as the city is safe, but it is clearly bothering him. Do you think Oliver or Green Arrow will ever be perceived as a good guy?
Oliver is having to make some changes in how his team operates. It’s nice that the writers are thinking about this. Felicity has to become Oliver’s secretary because, as he says, he can’t walk all the way downstairs to plan Green Arrow things. It’s not something a lot of shows think about. Another upside to Felicity being Oliver’s personal assistance is the sass. Also, more Olicity is always a good thing. Another change Oliver makes is he goes to Roy for help. He’s now found out how to plan who he takes down. He is going to use Roy to clue him in on the criminal activities happening in the Glades. The question is, when will Roy find out that Oliver is Green Arrow?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The mystery on the island is starting to get confusing. The writers haven’t dropped any concrete clues. Oliver picks up the rock that he later gives Thea. Soon the writers will have to explain more about these new people on the island and what they are looking for. Sebastian Blood is a sort of villain for Oliver Queen. He isn’t doing anything overtly evil, well that we know of, but he is making things difficult for Oliver. Watching Oliver navigate foes in the business and political world continues to prove entertaining. It’s not boring even despite the fact that Oliver doesn’t get to kick people’s asses in these scene. What is your impression of Sebastian?
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