• Deus Ex Machina

    I really hope the writers know where they’re going with this, because it’s looking a little like they’ve jumped the shark with this one. On its own, it was a great episode, but the ramifications it’ll have on the rest of the series could be for the worse. Still, I’ll wait to see what happens before I pass my final judgement on it. As things stand now though, I’m a little worried.

    • ShalkaDoctor

      The writers haven’t got a clue sadly anymore. They just pander to Tumblr and Olicity shippers. They even made Laurel’s death about Olicity ffs!

      • Gustaff

        Despite my feelings about Laurel, I agree that was a crotch shot and didn’t need to happen. They could’ve made BC’s death about BC. It would’ve made for the perfect episode.

  • Gustaff

    YES! They didn’t kill Diggle. So glad it was laurel. Don’t care much about her. Now they just need to bring back witty, snarky, less-hypocritical Felicity and we’ll be all set!

    • ShalkaDoctor

      It should have been Felicity (or Thea). Laurel has actually been a much better character this season, whereas they’ve completely ruined Felicity and have made the show almost entirely about her (and her relationship with Oliver). Thea goes from tolerable into annoying as hell very quickly.

  • ShalkaDoctor

    There are rumours that Black Canary is going to be a part of the (disastrous) DC cinema universe, so the real reason Laurel was killed was the same as Amanda Waller or Deadshot – rather than creative reasons. I can’t wait to watch Arrow Season 6 where Felicity is the Green Arrow and Oliver Queen is dead!

    • Gustaff

      I think the DCEU Black Canary rumor is very true.

      Ah well, good thing CW got to Rip Hunter, Barry Allen and Oliver Queen before DC/WB could properly ruin them like they did Supes. The Flash is now CW’s flagship show and Arrow is the root of the CWverse. Can’t see DC/WB forcing CW to cancel them just so they can play house with Ezra Miller and whoever else they plan to pilfer from the comics.

      And before anyone accuses me of bashing BvS unfairly, let me state my case: 2/3 of Batman alone movies grossed 1 billion each. Supes + Bats + Wonder chick together can’t even get to 1 billion.

      The TV verse, despite it’s problems (and there are), is still doing better.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever been this disappointed or angry at a TV program, Mr Guggenheim has displayed nothing but a utter lack of disrespect for the source material, the actors and the fanbase that don’t fill up his tumblr dash. The show has been getting worse and worse for quite some time now, but he crossed a line and you don’t get to come back from that. I’m sorry Arrow, but I’m out. #NoLaurelNoArrow