In Review: Arrow – The Demon

Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her.

Synopsis: Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her. Meanwhile, Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS. Dinah works with an unlikely ally.

Review: This episode finally reveals the identity of The Demon and it doesn’t really turn out to be that much of a surprise, but it does make for some fun storytelling possibilities later down the line.

The Story

Having survived his initial introduction to Level 2 via the not so caring hands of Dr. Parker. He now finds himself in the general population, which contains the worst of the worst and learns that Talia Al Ghul who he thought to be dead is the elusive demon. It isn’t long before the two find themselves working together for a common goal.

In Star City. Felicity is still working with Laural and they recruit Dinah into their circle of trust. Felicity has managed to track Diaz down thanks to a tracker, which she placed on The Silencer. When visiting Oliver to reveal the good news. Felicity learns that Oliver has gone to level two, which gives her a new problem to take on.

At ARGUS Diggle and Curtis are still helping Layla with her investigation into the conspiracy that is taking place within the special ops organization. Curtis is assigned an undercover mission to help ARGUS track down a crook by the name of Bird who is dealing in chemicals.

The Acting

It was great to see Lexa Doig make a return as Talia and much fun was had seeing her and Oliver interact with each other in the prison. Hopefully, we will see more of Talia in the weeks to come. I mean Oliver and the former members of Team Arrow are going to need all the help they can get if they stand a chance of taking Diaz down.

I also enjoyed seeing Juliana HarkavyKatie Cassidy and Emily Bett Rickards mix it up as Dinah, Laurel and Felicity formed a somewhat uneasy alliance in order to both help Oliver as well as track down Diaz. The catty back and forth between Dinah and Laurel is fun to watch and both Harkavy and Cassidy put me in mind of Alexis Colby and Crystal Carrington from the classic Dynasty series given that they were being so catty in their mutual disrespect of each other.


This was a fun episode to watch with some of the pieces beginning to come together. We get a little Diaz towards the close in which he gets a little revenge on an old friend. But the main appeal of this episode is the return of Talia and her working alongside Oliver for a mutual goal.

Arrow - The Demon
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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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