Diggle: “I was thinking all of this would be more of a shock. What are you saying, you called this all along?”
Felicity: “I’m not saying anything except Oliver brought me a laptop riddled with bullet holes, had me trace a black arrow, and research a company involved in armored car heists. I may be blonde but I’m not that blonde.”
“The Odyssey” is the newest episode of Arrow. If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. To refresh your memory on the last episode, click here. Arrow airs Wednesday nights at 7 on the CW, channel 5 for local Houstonians.
Since Oliver is unconscious for the majority of the episode, most of the action takes place on the island. It’s great to explore more of what happened to Oliver back then and not just in a ten minute storylines in an episode. Through Slade Wilson, the writers are able to divulge more of what happened on the island before Oliver got there. Most of the flashback centers on Slade training Oliver and their escape plan. It’s great to finally see Oliver with a similar skill set to what he has now. Yao Fei’s betrayal suddenly makes a lot more sense. Flyers has his daughter, which forces Yao to work for him instead of going with Oliver. What did you think of this mostly flashback-centered episode?
What’s still unclear is how long ago this flashback happened, meaning how much time does Oliver still have on the island? Now the pilot shows Oliver getting picked up by fisherman on the island, but it also comes across as Oliver being by himself on the island. As of right now, there are still quite a few people there. In this flashback, Slade says the supply plans come every three months, and he has a plan to call in an airstrike on the island once he gets there. Now, Slade could still follow through with this plan, but that would mean something serious would have to happen to get him to leave Oliver behind. The other option is that when Oliver is rescued, there are still people on the island. What are your theories?
Felicity now knows the secret! She finds out when Oliver shows up as Arrow in the backseat of her car and de-hoods. It’s great that she finds out this way instead of her growing tired of Oliver lying to her when he brings her questionable tasks. While they save Oliver’s life, Felicity and Diggle do some chatting about this mission Oliver is on. It’s great to see the two of them one on one. What’s interesting is that Felicity didn’t completely sign up to join the hood brigade. She only joins in the hunt to save Walter. Did she surprise you with this decision?
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