Detective Lance: “Yeah, seems more appropriate than ‘the Hood.’”
“Broken Dolls” 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.
An old case of Detective Lance’s gets reopened. Maybe I should start calling him Quentin now since he is no longer a detective… nah that just feels weird. Anyways, the doll maker aka Barton Mathis escaped from prison, and Detective Lance decides to go to The Arrow to the case. First off, this gives the episode more of a crime procedural feel. It’s an interesting change. Diggle, Felicity, and Oliver start examining victims and how they are all connected. This is also a change up on how Oliver receives his new missions as The Arrow. All and all, this episode features some nice changes. It is great to see all the different ways that Oliver can choose his targets. What did you think of the mission?
This is an interesting episode for the Lance family. Now Detective Lance is the one working side by side with The Arrow, and it is surprising just how much Oliver drags him along to things. They make a great pairing. Detective Lance still is a cop, and he makes that known, which has the effect of keeping Oliver in line. Because of his alliance with The Arrow, he and switched positions with Laurel in terms of vigilante loyalty. This leads to some nice dad and daughter stuff. It’s not ridiculously exciting, but it is heartwarming. There is a lot of flip flopping in terms of how the two of them feel about each other. Laurel’s breakdown at the end seems off. What are your Lance family thoughts?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. One of the great things about this case is that it features someone with an axe to grind against Detective Lance and vice versa. Typically Oliver goes up against people he feels has failed this city, so in a way, it is about him. Roy gets a mission from The Arrow. It’s nice to see him being helpful and not really annoying. Sometimes he has come off that way, but now, he is trying to do what’s right. In other news, Moira may be getting the death penalty, which leads her to open up that there are even more secrets that Moira wants to keep hidden. It’s hard to figure out what there being more secrets means in terms of how it affects Oliver, more specifically Oliver as The Arrow. What are your theories?
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