In Review: Arrow – Reversal

Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the Citizens of Star City. 

Synopsis: Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the Citizens of Star City.

Review: When Black Siren appears to be killing random nobodies. What starts out as a mystery takes on a rather sinister turn, which could not only destroy the internet but will also destroy up to 4% of the world’s population.  Initially, Diggle leads the team in pursuit of Canary, but there seems to be one more fox in the proverbial hen house and that would be Cayden James. The arch-criminal that Felicity got released from a secure facility in last season.

When a who former workmate from Helix turns up with concerns about Cayden James. Felicity has to listen and sets about trying to resolve the situation with her former work mate. Oliver soon becomes involved but is rebuffed by Felicity for interfering with a situation that she feels he is not equipped to deal with. Thankfully the team, which is still be led by Diggle steps in while Oliver takes on what Felicity’s job would normally be and directs her with the safest route to the computer server room.

There is one massive problem that I have with this plot, which is are we all really expected to believe that the internet as in the world wide web. Is all operated from a single big room? That for me was a bit of a stretch. I guess the world is a much smaller place in the DC Universe.

Michael Emerson puts in a brilliant performance as Cayden James and could well be a really good villain to watch in the coming weeks. Katie Cassidy returns as Black Siren and is fantastic in the role. Why did the writers not give Cassidy the evil villain role a lot sooner. She’s so much more interesting and fun to watch than Cassidy’s incarnation of Black Canary. 

Overall. This was a pretty good effort, which sets off Cayden Jame’s master plan into action. I look forward to seeing how this progresses in the weeks ahead.

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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:
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