Arrow(S08E02) “Welcome to Hong Kong”

Alright guys and gals we have another great episode brought to us and sorry for the review being a day late. But we have quite a bit to talk about so with that being said let’s get to this review!

So in this episode Oliver (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Earth-2 Laurel (Katie Cassidy) all land back on Earth-1 after witnessing the total destruction of Earth-2. The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) told Oliver because he meddled in the earth’s affairs it forced the crisis to attack that Earth. Oliver’s new mission brought on by The Monitor is to find Dr. Robert Wong (Derek Lowe).

When Oliver tries telling Laurel her Earth is gone, it doesn’t set well with her. She tries going on her own mission to make it back to Earth-2 but is even told by David Chin (Lou Ticzon) that Earth-2 is no more that he can help Laurel go to any other Earth except for Earth-2 because it’s gone.

Meanwhile, Oliver and John are accompanied by Tatsu Yamashiro/ Katana (Rila Fukushima) which I have to say it’s good to see they were able to get Katana back for this season especially since it’s the final season. Oliver and Tatsu reminisce about the past years that their paths have crossed and what happened with her and the Crescent Order.

When Oliver and the others find out The triads and it’s leader China White (Kelly Hu) are after the same person the team must act fast to retrieve the doctor first when that fails the team finds out why China wants Wong. Wong recreated the deadly virus that was used once and almost used again and it seems like China White wants it for her own personal reasons but will have to wait even longer for those plans since her plans failed.

I know we all noticed when Katana and China White encountered each other China said to Katana it won’t go down like how it did last time, which makes us wonder how many times has Katana and China White come face to face with each other? But Katana sure did have a close call in this episode, we almost saw the demise of our hero by China Whites hands but thanks to Laurel our hero was saved.

I think though Oliver is making the right choice by questioning The Monitors missions and questioning wither it’s right to keep on these crazy missions. And Oliver will be heading back to Nanda Parbet where Thea (Willa Holland) has taken residence at. Oliver is hoping to get some answers from what’s left of the League if Assassins about The Monitor.

And Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) is also working with The Monitor, so question is how long until Diggle finds out that his wife is working with The Monitor? I guess we will find out soon enough since Diggle, Oliver and Laurel are all working together on these missions.

Next Episode: Arrow(S08E03) “Leap of Faith” airs Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 10/9c on The CW