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The second episode of season two continues to toss Oliver Queen under the bus. From the growing tension from becoming Starling City’s hero to his barking women, Ollie has his work cut out. Oh not to mention China White and Bronze Tiger look to bring down the Vigilante.
After the season premiere rocked us out of the trashy superhero funk we lacked, (read review here), we are back in action alongside of the Green Arrow. (We call him the Green Arrow because we all know that name change is coming, if It already hasn’t!) Plenty of action along with twists and turns pumped out the edge of the seat worthiness we have missed since Breaking Bad ended.
‘Identity’ provides just that for all of our characters. Who are they and who do they want to be? For Oliver, he is striving to become that hero the city needs and deserves. Queue the name change…now! As for Felicity and Diggles, they learn who they need to become to assist in furthering Oliver’s quest. A quest that has officially become more than crossing names off of a list.
Laurel becomes quite the force to reckon with as her bite now stings. Backed by the District Attorney, her role has now become an assistant attorney within the office since GNC was destroyed. Laurel, who once worked alongside the Hood, now looks to bring down the very man who she is working on rebuilding trust and a friendly relationship in Ollie.
One question remains unasked, that truly needs an answer. How long before Roy’s fury is released and he can become Speedy/Red Archer/Arsenal? Thea is quite the ball and chain for the poor lad as she continues to strain their relationship with her worries. Granted it makes sense, the loving girlfriend wants to be protective of her man, but as an audience it is growing old. Fast. Let Roy be coy and spring forth under the tutelage of Oliver!
The best part of the episode is the introduction of Bronze Tiger and reintroduction of China White. The Triad takes center stage as they hijack medical drugs which are aiding the victims of the Glades. Green Arrow’s knockdown fight with both villains provides a much needed touch to the series. Villains that matter, we are tired of the flavor of the week villains. The first season it worked quite well as they brought in the Dark Archer for the finale and underlining villain. This season may lack a centralized costumed villain to root against, only time will tell as the second season develops. Though remember, costume or not, Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) may provide enough stopping force to render anyone dazed and consumed by fear.
‘Identity’ garners 4 out of 5 stars!
- Great introduction of meaningful villains
- Tension between Ollie and his girls is quite the entertainment
- Please Thea, let your man grow up into who he is destined to be!!!
- Thank you Green Arrow
Remember Arrow is on the CW network at 8/7 central!
Read the Season Premiere review here!
Also if you need to catch up on Arrow, Netflix has added the entire first season to their catalog!