In Review: Arrow – The Recruits

Oliver recruits Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp for his team

Synopsis: Oliver recruits Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp for his team, but his training methods prove to be too much for some to handle. In his flashbacks Oliver continues his initiation into the Bratva.

Review: This second episode sees Oliver having to recruit a few new people to his team. And boy does he give them an ass whooping.

Due to him still feeling guilty over the death of Black Canary Ollie is using the same training methods, which were used on him when he was initiated for the Bratva, which is about the only justification I can see for having these flashbacks thus far.

Wild Dog is perhaps the most rebellious of Ollie’s recruits, but it falls on Curtis to tell Ollie that they do not trust him because it seems that he does not trust them.  Which causes Ollie to rethink his methods and reveal his identity to Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp.

Meanwhile in terms of his Mayoral duties Ollie learns that a corporation that he has been relying on to fund a new medical initiative in Star City is in fact corrupt and selling arms to Tobias Church.

During a fight between Arrow and Church and his thugs. The Arrow makes a new ally, but how long with it last.

There was some good stuff here.

I particularly liked that Curtis stood up to Ollie and also like that they are developing this character and hope to see him evolved as the show moves forward.

I’m also enjoying that Diggle is back in the armed forces, but do hope that he returns to Team Arrow in the not to distant future.

Arrow - The Recruits
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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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