Arrow: (S06E13) “The Devil’s Greatest Trick”

Cayden (Michael Emerson) basically promised to blow up the city in the matter of a couple of hours, so Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the hacker girl from previous episodes – Alena (Kacey Rohl) tried really hard to prove that the video of Oliver killing Owen, Cayden’s son, is in fact fake. They believed that alone would stop Cayden from making any incredibly stupid decisions, as is the one of blowing a city.

We then got a scene to a throwback when his son was still alive and who Cayden was before becoming a person who threatens to kill thousands, milions of people. We know he was an activist, or a hacktivist – should we say. He was a good guy, trying to save the world, feeling guilty for missing out his son’s basketball matches and what not. One day, when he tried especially hard to catch a match, police came to take him for an alleged crime and after that … His son ended up being murdered. It was definitely emotional.

Well anyhow … Cayden now isn’t the only one who is trying to avenge a loved one, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) also got down to finding Black Siren in order to get her revenge. Though everybody warned her not to get all dark and twisted, the way she is, she just didn’t care much.

The rest of the team didn’t spend too much time saving Black Siren, as Felicity and Alena then succeeded to pull out a real video of the sad night of Cayden’s son’s murder. Luckily, Cayden was somewhat reasonable enough to watch the video, but he also instructed Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to find his three ‘former colleagues’ who have gone missing, as he now knows that one of them is a traitor.

When they gathered them all together, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) claimed she killed his boy, but Cayden obviously pointed out that she isn’t the kind of person that would have the guts to do it. Hmm. Lance (Paul Blackthorne) was definitely happy to hear that, as that’s something that he has been saying (and firmly believing) this entire time – “It’s my daughther, she is good!” or “there at least has to be something good in her!”

Cayden then tried to blow up the city and Oliver turned out to be the party pooper, finally preventing him to do that. Cayden was then brought in and Lance took Laurel in to his own custody, being the proud father that he is AKA being the obsessed puppet that he is, to say it in a better way.

Well, neither Laurel or Anatoly (David Nykl) were in the end the master minds behind the murder of Cayden’s son, ‘Mr. Diaz’ (Kirk Acevedo) did that all on his own and he outted himself by paying Cayden a visit. He also outted his plan – the obsession to take over the city. And he ended up killing Cayden. Well, there you have it …

Arrow is now taking a little break, till around the beginning of March, so let’s just agree to tune in then!


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