Synopsis: Black Siren returns to give Chase help; Felicity plans a birthday party for Oliver; Lance is angry with Rene for missing the custody hearing about his daughter.
Review: Black Siren leads a charge to help Prometheus’s plans to kidnap everyone that is close to Ollie.
Over the course of this episode we see all of team Arrow get abducted in various situations. Rene has gone off the map and does not appear to be among the captives by the close of the episode.
In the Flashbacks this week. We see Kover torture Ollie with a drug that seems to be designed to gradually try and drive its victim to suicide. But thanks to some zen like hallucinations Ollie manages to beat this drug. These scenes didn’t really feel necessary. They seemed to work only as something to juxtapose against Ollie’s conversations with Adrian Chase.
Black Siren’s re-introduction was a welcome bit of drama if only to see Quentin’s reaction to it. The scene where Speedy is telling Quentin that this is not his Laurel was one of the most powerful moments in the episode.
By end of the episode Malcolm Merlyn and Nyssa Al Ghul turn up to lend Ollie a hand. But they’re probably not going to be enough to help Ollie take on Adrian Chase’s army.
The final moments see Ollie paying a visit to Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, which sets the scene perfectly for next weeks finale.
Katie Cassidy was a welcome return here at Black Siren.
We always felt that Cassidy was dealt a short straw by the writers when she was a series regular as Laurel Lance, but thankfully thus far her role as the Siren has been more interesting.
It’s fair to say that we’re all looking forward to next week’s instalment to find out just how far Deathstroke will go before he turns on Ollie again.
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