Arrow: (S06E14) "Collision Course" and (S06E15) "Doppelgänger"

The city was up in panic because of the 70 million that Cayden  was given before he got killed, which are now missing, as unconvenient as that is. Now everything might shut off, including schools. Then, they realized that Laurel (Katie Cassidy) was the one who stole the money. It seems like she is the key for everything. And Lance (Paul Blackthrone) is still following her around and protecting her, like he is her number 1 fan. Well, actually, he probably is.

I am not sure who else is her fan, but it is pretty sure that Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) isn’t, which got Oliver (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) thinking that she is hiding Laurel in her own team’s bunker. That obviously wasn’t the case, since Lance “locked” Laurel up at his place. However, the teams no longer have any trust in each other and there is nothing else they are capable to do any more than fight. What a shame …

Anyhow, because he was very much pissed off at Team Arrow, Rene (Rick Gonzalez) decided to plant a speaker onto Oliver, so they could eavesdrop on them and find out the info that they own. Draaamaaaa.

Thea (Willa Holland) then found Laurel at Lance’s care and she phoned the team. They got on their way, making a deal with Laurel to send her to another country as she gets them info about the money. However … The other team arrived as well and they battled each other, making Laurel an easy way to run. The battle was really cool, actually. I mean, yes, Rene got hurt to a point when he had to be sent to a hospital to recover and everything felt quite inhuman, given the fact that these people literally used to be a team a couple of episodes ago … However, this points to how life works in reality – it is very easy to fall out with a person after an argument and this is exactly what these characters did. I am quite sure they will be friends again when enough time passes, but I’m actually glad to see that they aren’t right now.

Going back to Laurel/Black Siren … As she ran, she planned an interesting story to be told – that she is the real Laurel and she has been kidnapped, not dead. Interesting.

Onto the next episode … Black Siren acted out how she is Laurel Lance infront of the media, even hugging Oliver and Lance and absolutely crying her eyes out. Brilliant performance by Katie Cassidy. I don’t like her, but, yes, brilliant.

Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) was back, apparently being used as a witness against Oliver. Some crooked cops have been torturing the poor guy, as they also took Laurel to see Anatoly (David Nykl). Is anyone not crooked in this town? Has Green Arrow been doing his job, at all? I’ll admit it’s more fun if they aren’t good guys, but – still. Lance and Dinah then decided to investigate this and find out who are the people they can trust, if anyone at all.

Meanwhile … Thea’s emotions toward Roy led her into taking on the figure of Speedy again and her, Dig and Oliver had a rescue action for him. The scene between Roy and Thea was one of the cutest things ever, as he asked her if she is wearing his hood and pointing out that it “looks good on her”, they then shared a kiss. I always liked them as a couple and it hurt imensely when he left the show. Oliver was able to see what Roy does for Thea, too and so he advised her to go with him, wherever he is going, once they rescue him. Might be a smart move, though I’d prefer if Roy could actually stay HERE.

They then found out about Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) playing them. Diaz also brought in Laurel and Roy. He really hates Oliver, for some reason, does he not? “Laurel” decided to be good by bringing the intel on Diaz to the team. Or so we thought. Instead, this was all Diaz’s plan. This girl just doesn’t know how to be good, damn it.

The episode ended with Roy and Thea rekindling their romance and some woman possibly reporting to Nyssa (since she will be returning to the show in the next episode) that she has found Ra’s al Ghul’s kin.

Well, there’s that. This episode was actually really good! The first 20 minutes, especially, because it brought back the essence of the “old” Arrow, with Thea being Speedy again and Roy being back. Those were really the golden times of the show and it’s obvious this is exactly what is missing from Arrow having its magic … It’s sad that we now only get moments like this, not an entire season … But there’s only so much you can do about that.

Let’s tune in next time! Might be an interesting episode.

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