In Review: Arrow – Dangerous Liasons

Oliver, Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase.

Synopsis: Oliver, Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase. Helix tells Felicity they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return.

Review: This episode is the first have seen in awhile that doesn’t have a flashback, which is a good thing.

The hunt for Adrian Chase continues, but its also threatening divisions inside of team Arrow.  Most notably between Ollie and Felicity.

On top of this we also have a little tension between Diggle and his wife with regards to some of the methods she is using as the leader of ARGUS.

That said. There is one nice moment in the episode in which Rene is reunited with his daughter and its all thanks to Deputy Mayor Lance. The friendship between Lance and Rene continues to be one of the dramatic high points of the series. In that its almost a father and son type of friendship.

There’s no shortage of action in this episode and Curtis continues to find fascinating new uses for his balls, which is sort of becoming an ongoing joke.

The major part of this episode is closing the chapter of Felicity’s relationship with Helix. She has to make a stand in this episode and leave team arrow to go on a mission with Helix in order to access some tech that they can use to hunt Adrian Chase, but the mission also includes releasing a master spy from an ARGUS Black Site.

On top of this. Felicity is kind of questioning Helix’s methods of intelligence gathering anyway. This becomes more intense when her friend inside of Helix accidentally kills an ARGUS agent.

Overall this was a pretty solid episode with some nice moments slotted in between the action. The only think missing was Oliver wearing the Green Arrow costume. Hopefully he’ll feel confident and worthy enough to wear it again in the next few weeks.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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