A New Day
Last time we left the team saving the day from Ras' Al Ghul. Oliver and Felicity retire from the team, Thea takes Oliver's place with Laurel and Diggle was pissed at Oliver. Five months have passed since then and it's time for Oliver to return to the city he swore to protect...so whats been happening? Lets find out...
We open to see our former Emerald Archer living a quiet life in the suburbs and despite them not saying it both Felicity and Oliver do not feel comfortable at all. They seem very happy together, but in the end they both feel awkward after all they've done. Meanwhile Team Arrow is having trouble with a new group of enemies called the Ghosts. If I had to describe them as anything, I would say that they are the cross between the League of Assassins and real life spec ops teams....yeah its that bad. After the leaders of the city get killed, Thea(who keeps wanting to be called Red Arrow) and Laurel go and get Oliver, despite Diggle, who for the time being will be referring to as his name due to the fact his vigilante persona doesn't have a name. To address the elephant in the room, I think Diggle's helmet is meh. If it could cover his entire head, I would be fine, though in all honesty I think it would be better if the designers went more the route of the Guardian.
In the end, the team stops a bomb from destroying Star City, Oliver hacks into the emergency broadcast to declare his intentions and rebrands himself the Green Arrow, and we get two big revelations that made me lose it. First the revelation that Damien has an ally in the leadership of Star City...QUENTIN LANCE! Team Arrow's ally for two and a half season now working with the Darhk was actually a twist I never saw coming and can't wait to see more.The other revelation though was the shows first flash forward: Where Oliver cries at a fresh grave, where the name isn't shown... This season looks like it's going to be one hell of a ride.
+ Fresh New Style
+ Sweet Action Scenes
+ Fresh Interesting Villain
+ Mind Blowing Twists
- Diggle's boring troubles...