We last left Star City with the reveal of the Green Arrow and the team swears to take down the Ghosts and Damien Darhk. So how is that new mission going? Lets find out...
We open up to one of the major things I noticed and continue to hope for as the season goes on: Team Arrow working in sync. In the past seasons we see the team split apart to fight a larger threat which is fine, but if you have a team you should have shots of them fighting in sync. Take for example the dual combat in Arkham Knight, while it wasn't used enough, when you saw one person tossing a baddie to another it felt awesome. Same can be said here. The team works together leaping, getting around, and attacking together. Not only did it look good but it also continued to show Oliver growing as a character. He is trusting people again, and it really has shown since the beginning of this season. This needs to continue, it'll help the action to the point it could rival the special effects of The Flash.
Speaking of criminal, the villain this week was supposed to be Anarky...so where is he? The man on the TV screen was NOT Anarky. Anarky is supposed to be hacking into public service feeds and swearing to take down the corrupt government. He has followers to help him fight against oppression and control....THIS GUY IS JUST A LOSER WITH NO FRIENDS! You are probably thinking I'm over exaggerating, but the only reason why Anarky is doing this is because of the fact that he wants to join Damien Dahrk's organization....The Anarchist who swears to tear down the wall's of corrupt organizations wants to join an Organization....WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?! Even after Damien says he won't accept him, he just continues to act like a psycho until Thea lights him on fire. In all honesty it felt like the writers just wanted Arrow to have his own version of the Joker.
With the exception of the recycled Sidekick plot and Joker wannabe, the episode was pretty solid when it comes to storylines, though I lean towards liking Felicity's more. She returns to Palmer Tech as the president...and immediately has to begin firing people. I liked this as this was whole new territory for her, and it was clear it was causing her distress. This is Felicity Smoak, one of the sweetest characters we've met in the Flarrowverse and now she has to ruin people's lives. Thankfully she found a solution at the same time Oliver found a solution in helping the city during the day: HE'S RUNNING FOR MAYOR! You know that job position that keeps opening up because every season a mayor dies...wait...WELL GOOD LUCK OLLIE!
This season is going great so far and hopefully it keeps going.