Arrow (S08E01) “Starling City”

Welcome ladies and gentleman the final season is upon us and with it our beginning of the crisis crossover. We had tears, we had joy, we jumped out of our seats loving we had people back from the dead, we had a roller coaster of emotions brought to us tonight, so with that being said let’s get to this review!

Alright so this episode literally brought back memories of season one and with it being the final season it should do that. We found out Oliver (Stephen Amell) was transported to Earth-2 which is the Earth that Black Siren/Laurel Lance/New Canary (Katie Cassidy) is from. Oliver was sent to this Earth on a mission just as I predicted would happen.

While on this Earth there were so many things different including a comic book reference they did with beloved Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) which was making him the Dark Archer which really does happen in the comics people. We also saw Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) be Green Arrow on this Earth. We also saw Batman’s cowl/mask on Lian Yu, which makes a possible theory that Oliver and Bruce on that Earth trained on the same island.

Oliver had one mission from The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to retrieve Dwarf Stars from the company’s lab and then it would’ve been on to the next Earth but Oliver had to meddle in the Earth’s affairs. Which got him in trouble, and then got Laurel involved and then Diggle (David Ramsey) had to follow along. Which made things worse, because poor Diggle had to play memory games on where did Oliver go after he did such and such. At least Diggle remembered and was able to catch up pretty fast.

Now my theory wasn’t totally off on what I thought Season 8 was going to consist of which was Oliver jumping from Earth to Earth almost all season to recruit people for the crossover. And since The Monitor went and started that for Oliver’s mission it’s easy to see that I might’ve been right for once. Maybe this is how Tom Welling’s Superman will be found and brought to Earth-1, especially since Earth-1 is ground zero for where Crisis on Infinite Earths is going to happen.

As for Earth-2 we saw it get wiped from existence which is what’s going to happen to all Earths if Oliver and the other heroes can’t stop the crisis. Poor Oliver he had to see everyone he cared about all over again die like Moira (Susanna Thompson), and Tommy (Colin Donnell) but at least Laurel is saved for now let’s hope she makes it to the crossover.

And have you noticed that The Monitor has told both Oliver and Barry (Grant Gustin) that they are going to die. I’m starting to see a pattern too on both these heroes. One Barry had Iris to get him to overcome this notion that he has to die by trying to change the outcome of the future. And two Oliver has Diggle to help him overcome this notion of having to die to save the universe that the future can be changed. So which is right? Only one way to find out countdown to the crossover!

Next Episode: Arrow(S08E02) “Welcome to Hong Kong” airs Tuesday October 22,2019 at 10/9c on The CW