So I finished ARROW season 1 & 2 on Netlix and now I’m starting season 3.
Season 2 was dark and very violent and the Deathstroke character was the perfect villain, much more entertaining then Merlin in the first season. Now in season 3 we get Ra’s al Ghul as are main villain.
We start the season with a sort of flashback villain, Vertigo. I think that character type will be a constant bad guy Oliver has to face. This first episode was OK, I’m not a huge fan of him and Felicity getting together. When they go out it just felt awkward, a forced romance. I like that they take Oliver off the island and show us how he knows who Amanda Waller was. We saw a tease oh her shoes in the past seasons. The big WTF of the episode was when Sara got killed, this scene reminds me a lot of the ending to the first episode of HOUSE OF CARDS. We have a cool main character that we got to like and are interested to see where she goes and then she gets killed off.
In the 2nd episode is OK, its there to only help push Laurel’s story arc of becoming the Canary. The scene where they buried Sara’s body seemed out of place. They’re just burring her body at a very lite cemetery…alright then. We also get to see Tommy again in a flashback, that was cool I guess. We also find out at the end of this episode that Thea is being trained by her father Malcolm to be a fighter, or a killer like him.
The 3rd episode Oliver finds out where is sister is hiding and goes to bring her back to Starling City. Instead of an Oliver flashback in this episode we get a Thea flashback, showing her the months of Malcolm training her. We also get a plot where Diggle has to stop a rogue agent who wants to sell identities of agents, which includes Diggel’s wife. Thea finally decides to go back with her brother, but you can tell she’s not the same Thea who left Starring City.
Episode 4 gets really juicy when Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter/Sara’s former lover comes looking for her. She tell’s Oliver that Sara was checking on leads that Malcolm Merlin was still alive. So everyone suspects that we was the one who killed Sara. We get to see a dark side of Laurel in this episode who at this point wants revenge over the death of her sister. As the story goes along you start to see that yes Malcolm is a killer, but he was most likely not the one who killed Sara.
My guess its someone that Ra’s al Ghul sent, since we find out when we see him that he never fully expect her in the League of Assassins. We learn in the flashback that Weller was for a fact the one behind the attempted plane crash that Oliver stopped on the island. We also learn that on the plane was Chine White, the triad villain in the first season. So that character is going to be factor in this season some way or another.
Now on new character I want to talk about is Ray Palmer played by former Superman Brandon Routh. In the comics he’s a good guy, he’s funny so far in the show and I really doubt that he’s a bad guy. I think by the midseason episode we’ll see him team up with Oliver and his team.
So that’s my thoughts on the first four episodes of season 3 of ARROW, I’ll be reviewing and spoiling this weeks episode on Thursday!