In Review: Arrow – Training Day

Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver's frustration, things don't go as planned.

Synopsis: Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver’s frustration, things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah gets some life-changing news.

Review: There’s a bit of conflict this week as Oliver begins to have issues with the SCPD chain of command and how stuff is done.

The Story

Following up on stuff from previous weeks. Team Arrow have all been deputized as official members of Star City Police Department, but the new deputies have to learn Police procedures and by order of the Mayor. They have to use standard issue Police weapons and wear Police Uniforms.

It’s fair to say that Oliver and the team have issues with this and must figure out a way to prove that their way is better than SCPD Procedures. By catching a corporate criminal called Midas who is selling chemical weapons to an underworld gang.

In the flash-forward scenes, William and his sister Maya work together to try and obtain a microcassette player so they can play the message that Felicity left for them.

Elsewhere Laurel Lance learns that Diaz has been killed and Ben Turner holds the key to who committed the murder.

The Acting

Katie Cassidy puts in a solid performance this week and the scenes she shares with Michael Jai White are really good.

Juliana Harkavyputs in a good performance and the scene where she breaks the news that she can no longer use her canary cry is tinged with sadness.


This was pretty much another filler episode, which strayed a bit off the track of the overall story arc, but despite that, it still manages to be entertaining and does manage to establish a means by which Team Arrow, who are back together again, can work with SCPD.

So we got no follow up on Dante this week, but am sure he will be back in weeks to come.

We do get some Emiko Queen this week, but with a bit of a twist.

Arrow - Training Day
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