In Review: Arrow – Disbanded

Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver's decision to ask the Bratva for help in taking down Prometheus.

Synopsis: Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver’s decision to ask the Bratva for help in taking down Prometheus.

Review: While marginally better than last weeks torturous episode. This weeks continuation of the story still sees Oliver in self pity and brooding mode as he disbands the team.

Felicity while working with Helix finds a way to expose Adrian Chase’s secret to the world.

Meanwhile Diggle leads the disbanded team on a mission of damage limitation to undermine the Bratva in the hopes that it gives him time to talk Oliver round.

Curtis works out what Felicity and Helix are up to and manages to obtain the device that they need off of Chase so that they can hack it and unscramble the signal that it gives off.

By the end of the episode Oliver is beginning to come around to his old self again and pretty much cuts ties with the Bratva and Anatoly Knyazev.

We get some really powerful acting performances from David Ramsey and Stephen Amell in this episode As Diggle struggles to talk Oliver down from his misguided use of his ties t the Bratva.

Also the reveal that Helix knows about Felicity’s ties to the Arrow and everything was predictable, but was handled fairly well.

The little side mission that Felicity and Curtis go on in order to find the means to unscramble Adrian Chase’s device was a little bit of fun sewn into what would have otherwise been another morose episode.

Another fun moment was when Dina Drake proclaimed herself to be the Diggle of the new team.

Once again. This was marginally better than what was on offer last week, but is still not what I sign up for in terms of a superhero show. So I’m hoping that the writers are slowly going to be backing off from this darker approach and start to bring the fun and action back as the season draws to a close.

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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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