Alright guys and gals, we had a great episode brought to us tonight!
So there are questions that still remain that we will get to. We got brother and sister team-ups in both present and future, and we may be getting more of a comic book reference than we ever asked for in this episode. Let’s get to this review!
So in this episode, we saw Rene (Rick Gonzalez) help Emiko (Sea Shimooka) with getting down to who killed Emiko’s mother, by giving the bullet to Oliver (Stephen Amell). Only he did not know Emiko’s mission until he was handed the bullet. I guess the one good thing to learn from this experience Emiko; never trust Rene. He will spill the beans to your half brother about what you are up to. Though it was nice to see Emiko willing to allow Oliver to help so they could try to bond a little bit. In the end, she regretted it. Especially when they went after the gun dealer that sold the bullet. Well, at least Emiko got a copy of the interrogation that happened, and at least this is step one of getting closer to knowing Oliver. But will it be enough to help them become closer to each other?
back to the future
In the future of 2040, we also see some conflict between Mia (Katherine McNamara) and Adult William (Ben Lewis). The two don’t really believe that they are related, and hey we can’t blame them. Especially since William probably never did take any of Oliver’s calls. He tried silencing him out of his life which, (hint, hint) is why he never knew about Mia! But if the two of them take away their differences, they can learn something from each other.
Like Mia can tell William about what Felicity was like while she was growing up I guess without a father. Then William can tell Mia about what Oliver was like as the Green Arrow if that’s what she wants to know about. Do you know what also occurred to me? If Barry (Grant Gustin) ends up disappearing from the Crisis crossover coming up next season then both Nora and Mia will have something in common; growing up without their dads. Too soon? Anyway, it’s interesting to see that Felicity tried giving Mia a life that was good.
comic book lore
But we have to ask the major question. Are they going the route with this season that leads straight into the comic story? Is Dante the leader of the Inner Circle? For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, the Inner Circle is a secretive group that helped a lot of villains in the past to take over Star City. But when things went bad they had a different group affiliated with them destroy the city in hopes they would rebuild a city in their image. When DC Comics chose to rewrite the history of their comics they made it so now the Inner Circle has been conspiring against Oliver Queen to destroy Seattle to rebuild it as the new Star City since the old Star City was destroyed and left in rubble.
Anyway, the Inner Circle is a group of guys and gals who are into some pretty dark and twisted things. They always believe that Queen blood has to be the reigning empire of the newly built city and be at the center of the destruction. However, in the comics, Emiko and Shadow were both hired to help and betray Oliver at the right time so Oliver would help the Inner Circle. Will the same thing happen in the series? It’s hard to say!
In the series, Dante seems to be the leader of something. It seems very possible that it might be the Inner Circle. What would their mission truly be? And are they fixing it to where the Inner Circle would be the big bad for Season Eight? It’s a possibility, but it’s also hard to say. All that we know is that someone -and I’m thinking it’s Dante- paid someone to kill Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). But did he die from those burns, or did he hang on like how he knows how to do? We will find out by next week most definitely! However, it doesn’t explain how Dante and Emiko already know each other. When did they first meet? Why is he saying she can come home? Literally, we have so many questions and I’m sure we will be getting answers soon enough!
Next Episode: Arrow(S07E15) “Training Day” airs Monday, March 11, 2019, at 8/7c on The CW