Alright guys and gals we had another great episode brought to us tonight and it was a good one! Was this episode the first trail episode to see if a full Birds of Prey episode would look like? Are we losing Laurel in the present timeline? Will we see Laurel return next season only one way to find out by continue watching but we have a lot to talk about so lets get to this review!
So in this episode we were really convinced that Laurel/Black Siren (Katie Cassidy Rodgers) had turned back to the dark side. She even went out and searched for Shadow Thief (Carmel Amit) to go on a crime spree. But something just felt a little off about the whole thing, but the team up would’ve made a bit of a awesome spin off movie if you ask me. But it was never about the two criminals teaming up that made the episode really good. The fact that this is the trial episode to make a Birds of Prey episode for Arrow is really awesome and was the real prize of the episode. I know that everyone would’ve loved to have Helena return to the series and maybe one day she will to make that full on Birds of Prey episode but as of right now we had Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Diana/Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy), Sara/White Canary (Caity Lotz), and Laurel/Black Siren be the real team of the episode, even though Black Siren was the one who was causing trouble but still in the end they did team up.
So this episode was also all about Oliver (Stephen Amell) trying to find answers about who hired Kodiak (Michael Jonsson) to kill Emiko’s (Sea Shimooka) mother even though they didn’t find out who hired Kodiak at least they found out how things work by hiring him for a job. At least Kodiak was willing to be helpful in anyway possible, and it was awesome seeing Kodiak again even if it wasn’t in the greatest circumstances. I mean I still hope that we get that awesome and bad ass fight between Kodiak and Oliver/Green Arrow because we need a bad ass fight between those two. In my opinion it would be amazing, but it needs to happen at the right moment too in an episode, like maybe have Emiko hire Kodiak to go against Green Arrow and then later in the episode have the two of them fight against each other and make the fight bad ass while your at it.
We also had in this episode Laurel/Black Siren revealing shes going back to Earth-2 to try to become the hero that Felicity and company knows she really can be. Will it last it’s hard to tell right now but we do see in the flash forwards she does return to Earth-1 so that’s something to look forward too, but in the present time it looks like we will have to wait for her to return maybe for Season 8 for the crossover, it’s hard to tell. I hope we have Laurel return sooner or later but since Season 8 will be the last season I hope they can get a lot of the cast to return to make it a fantastic season. Only time will tell wither we will get Black Siren become the new Black Canary of Earth-2 or not but hopefully we do.
Next Episode: Arrow (S07E19) “Spartan” airs Monday April 22, 2019 at 9/8c on The CW