Alright guys and gals I have to apologize for having this review a day late but at least I’m getting it to you my readers now. We had a lot that had happened in this episode including a character death. So let’s get to this review!
So in this episode we had a character death happen in the flash forward scenes, we saw Zoe/The New Canary (Andrea Sixtos) be killed by John Jr (Charlie Barnett) the way how they did the characters death though it was almost a homage to Earth-1’s Laurel Lance like the location of the stab wound. It’s just sad that this Canary won’t be doing anymore good hero work but it was an honor to be able to see Zoe grow up and be an amazing badass in the future.
As for the present, Oliver (Stephen Amell) went to Nanda Parbet to see Thea (Willa Holland) Who may or may not have knowledge about The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) but because Nyssa wasn’t able to be around to help, Oliver had to get help from Talia (Lexa Doig) which I’m really glad we get to see Talia again and she has a form of the league reassembled. When they begin the hunt for the answers to find out who The Monitor really is. They find out that it turns into a scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt turns into act of greed, betrayal, and maybe some back stabbing but even through everything it was all worth it, because Oliver got his answers and even inspired Talia to not start The League of Assassins again but instead start a League of Heroes with Thea at Talia’s side as a shared partnership of the Demons head’s sword. But if they do start the League of Heroes they will need a better name for that sword.
Oliver did however find out about The Anti-Monitor through that book so it wasn’t all a waste because he now realizes that in the end he’s going to need to face off against The Anti-Monitor to save the universe. But at least Oliver found all he needed to know, and I hope we get to see Thea come back for the crossover. I would love to see Thea fight side by side with all the other heroes.
Not only did Oliver get sent back to the Arrow bunker by a flash of light, but after the death of Zoe, our heroes of 2040 get sent back to 2019, but it’s not all a bad thing. At least Oliver is going to be able to get to know his daughter Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis) gets one more time with his father before Oliver has to face against the evil in the crisis crossover. But the question is, who sent Mia, William and Connor (Joseph David-Jones) to the past which is our present? Was it The Monitor? Was it another cosmic force? I’m thinking we are going to find out next week!
Next Episode: Arrow(S08E04) “Present Tense” airs Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 10/9c on The CW