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When big city life gets you down, sometimes you just need to get away — and if you’re Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), getting “away” means returning to the hellish island that transformed you into a hood-rocking vigilante. It’s understandable that Ollie wanted to leave Starling City behind, especially after the horrific events of last May’s finale, but I’m glad he made his triumphant return on the Oct. 9 season premiere of Arrow. After all, there’s work to be done!
Brave New Starling City
During Oliver’s little island getaway, a renegade group of Glade-dwellers began wreaking havoc on the city, seeking “justice” for the victims of the Glades explosion. But it wasn’t until they targeted Thea (Willa Holland) that Ollie finally slipped back into his trademark green — and damn, I forgot how well he wears it.
Speaking of Thea, can we talk about how amazing all of her scenes were this week? Whether she was hooking up with Roy (Colton Haynes), who she has crazy chemistry with; or visiting her mom (Susanna Thompson) in prison, a conversation that reduced me to a blubbering Andy puddle; Willa really knocked it out of the park on the premiere. Color me impressed.
When he wasn’t doing battle in the streets, Oliver spent the premiere getting down and dirty in the boardroom. Given his mother’s incarceration, Queen Industries was in an understandable state of flux, and the company’s head of acquisitions Isabel (Summer Glau) wasn’t making things easy for poor Ollie. I anticipate many fun encounters with those two in the weeks to come.
Oliver also had some loose ends to tie up with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), as they never really had “the talk” after sleeping together last season. They’re both still really sad about Tommy’s death — join the club, you two! — but it seems like they’ve come to a “let’s just be friends” understanding.
And that’s a good thing because, as we all know, this show is really just building up to Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) making sweet nerdy love on a desk.
Who Am I?
But the most epic part of the episode was definitely the final moment, when Oliver officially proclaimed himself “Arrow.” (OK, technically he just looked at an arrow, but you know what he was implying.)
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the season premiere? Drop a comment with your review below!
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— Andy Swift