Derek, 21, Film Student
Poster boy for social dysfunction
and self loathing
The “Three Ghosts” of Oliver Queen
"I know I called you a murderer but you are not. You are a hero. You beat the island. You beat my father. So fight Oliver. Get up and fight back.”
The end of “The Scientist” was so exciting and action packed that I excepted (a bit unfairly) that “Three Ghosts” would be just as exciting for the entire episode run. So I was a bit disappointed in the beginning of the episode the way things slowed and some of the content. However that is my only gripe with an otherwise fantastic episode and deeply satisfying midseason finale.
So let’s get a little more in depth about what I didn’t like before I gush nonstop about how much I love Barry Allen and the “bad-assery” that is Oliver Queen. I can only call the teaming up of Roy, Thea, Sin and Laurel the “un-fantastic four” and they were very predominant in the episode. Now I appreciate they were worried about the cops but when you have an arrow in your leg Roy, you.go.to.the.hospital. Their/Roy’s stupidity didn’t stop there, you are hobbling around on your recently managed leg, you don’t do dangerous recon.
On the one hand I do like that they are giving these three something to do and taking the same problem that Team Arrow from a different angle. However recently has only recently graduated from the Dawn Summers Preparatory School for Useless Little Sisters, Sin has no defining characteristics and Roy, so far, has been incredibly one note. Now normally I would bristle at Roy getting superpowers because I kind of sort of hate him but this could move whiny entitled jerk to a competent hero.
Now moving to an actual hero, Ollie having hallucinations on paper sounds like a storyline I’d absolutely despise. Yet while the Shado hallucinations was rather weak with each subsequent character they really improved. By the time we got to the Tommy hallucination I was really emotionally effected. Of course there is the kind of hilarious logical problem that when Ollie was fighting with Slade in actuality it was deleted scene from Fight Club. And wasn’t it good manners for Brother Blood to let Ollie finish that emotional conversation with himself before ordering his death?
Speaking of which I have never liked Brother Blood since his introduction simply because his goals where so vague and by vague I mean nonexistent. Also the portrayal was rather lacking. But the reveal that Slade is behind it all was so jaw droppingly awesome I don’t even care how boring Brother Blood has been to this moment. It’s not exactly a surprise that he is alive but he has he potential to greatly eclipse Merlyn in the badass super villain role. He needs more motivation to be evil than Shado’s death because she was such a wet blanket in life there is little difference but I’m excited to find out.
Now lastly I got to move on to Barry real quickly. Barry was an actual ray of sunshine in the last episode. Yet I did have a tiny bit of reservation on if he could calm down enough to lead his own show. In “Three Ghosts” we got a much more muted but still likable Barry. While I desperately want to see Felicity expand outside the romantic subplot it was nice to keep Barry’s story contained to that keeping in his chemistry with Felicity from the last episode. Thanks to the final sequence with Barry my interest in a potential Flash series went from optimistic hope to a desperate mighty need to see it now. RIGHT NOW. MAKE.IT.HAPPEN.CW. please.
Oh and Oliver created Solomon Grundy in the most badass rally fight scene ever so that’s a thing that happened.
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