In Review: Arrow – Human Target

When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver's new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance AKA Human Target

Synopsis: When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver’s new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance AKA Human Target, for help. Meanwhile, Felicity’s worlds collide when Detective Malone joins the ACU.

Review: This for me is the best episode thus far of the season.

Finally we have some forward momentum in terms of what Church’s master plan was, which would involve the Bratva, but as we had already figured out. The main antagonist pulling Church’s strings is Prometheus who will likely now take more of a central role.

I was so pleased to see Christopher Chance brought in to stand in for Oliver as Mayor in order to expose Church by allowing him to think he had killed the Arrow. It sort of reminded me in a way of how disappointed I was at the cancellation of ‘Human Target’ a couple of years back, but I also sensed that this particular incarnation of the character is likely a tad closer to the comic book.

What was also cool was the fact that one of Oliver’s Bratva Flashbacks sees Christopher Chance saving Oliver’s life, which is something that is picked up on after the fact by a certain determined reporter who seems to want to undermine Oliver’s tenure as Mayor of Star City.

The only thing I wasn’t so keen on with this episode was the whole Felicity boyfriend thing and the scene with Oliver about them both moving on romantically. I didn’t really feel it was needed given that they have pretty much both obviously moved on.

Also good was the fact that Diggle had to debrief Wild Dog after his torture. I thought Rick Gonzalez (Rene) and David Ramsey (Diggle) worked really well together and the scene almost felt like Diggle was gaining a younger brother to fill in for his biological brother who was killed last season. 

Seeing Prometheus step up to the plate at the end of this episode was pretty cool and I can’t wait to see how Prometheus ties in with the Flashbacks. If indeed he does in some way. I’m now quite excited to see what happens next week.

Arrow - Human Target
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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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