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'Arrow' meets a big fan of the vigilante

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Barry: “So you’ve seen him, right? The vigilante. I read that he saved you. What was he like?”

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Felicity: “Green.”

“The Scientist” is tonight’s episode of “Arrow.” If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. Part two of the midseason finale of “Arrow” airs next Wednesday on the CW, channel 5 for local Houstonians.

There is quite a bit going on in this episode. The writers should have cut back on some storylines. Most of the storylines make sense and tie in nicely with the vigilante case of the episode. The flashback, Roy’s storyline, Barry’s introduction and Oliver’s latest targets all are connected. It is great that this happens because sometimes the flashback has nothing to do with what is going on in the episode. What the writers should have done is not had the Moira and Malcolm, nor the Moira coming back to work storyline going on. It would have helped some. Did anyone else think there was way too much happening?

This episode marks the introduction of Barry Allen, who will become The Flash (and soon have his own show on the CW). It’s hard not to fall in love with Barry. He is adorable and instantly has chemistry with Felicity. Barry comes to Starling City after hearing about the unique situation surrounding the Queen Consolidated break in. Also, can I just say that it is really funny to see Oliver at a crime scene when he is not wearing a green hood. Barry is a huge fan of the vigilante, and spends a good bit of his time talking to Felicity about him. It will be interesting to see him in the next episode dealing with the revelation that he technically has been working with the vigilante all along. What are your thoughts on Barry?

Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The miracle serum has made its way to Starling City, and funny enough, it is Sebastian Blood who is injecting people with it. Now, there is a lot going on in this episode, but one thing that is never mentioned is what Sebastian’s plan is when he sends out this guy to rob Queen Consolidated and a blood bank. Hopefully this will be addressed in the next episode. Roy gets fed up with the Arrow’s secrecy, and so Roy says that he will work cases on his own with the help of some friends. Oliver didn’t like that too much, and so he shot Roy with an arrow. This is interesting and very drastic behavior. He probably could have handled that better. Is anyone else counting down the moments until Roy learns that Oliver is the Arrow? What did you think of the episode?

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