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Old April 25 2013, 11:54 PM   #796
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I'm wondering when he goes to "fairly well groomed shipwreck survivor with allies" to "hairy wildman in green clothes". I mean, he has to have been on the island for ahilw now, but he looks about the same. I'm wondering when he decides to go with the Tom Hanks "Castaway" style of island living

The stuff has been interesting, I just wonder how long they can do it. I'm hoping GA gets more than just two seasons (I'm pretty sure its already had a season 2 confirmed) and I'm hoping they don't drag it out much longer than that if they end up getting more seasons than that.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:02 AM   #797
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The island story can't have been longer than 2 or 3 weeks... Even though he was shot through the chest on the first day.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:44 AM   #798
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Well...they could go the Lost route and do FLash FORWARDS in future episodes (with Arrow having a beard!). And if they need to - Flash-sideways --they bring in the sci-fi element of parallel universes with Justin Hartley .


Speaking of a Beard...wouldn't that be helpful as a "mask"?
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Old April 26 2013, 04:27 AM   #799
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I think they will have flash forwards on the island. They almost have to.
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Old April 26 2013, 05:55 AM   #800
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Why?

Smallville went for ten years and Oliver was only on the island for 5.
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Old April 26 2013, 06:52 AM   #801
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Because the flashbacks run the risk of being repetitive if they slowly go from one event to the next. I like the flashbacks but over the course a single season not much has changed.

To make things interesting they should have some jumps ahead. Perhaps even the flashbacks will end this season with a cliffhanger. With next year picking up some time later.

I am going to be fascinated to hear how far in advance they plot the flashbacks and how they shot them. I think in some episodes those are there just because its part of the format. Not because it adds much to his back story. If the flashbacks were a edited together like a movie some of this stuff would be edited out for pace.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:42 AM   #802
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When he discovers a giant plug we'll know the show is in trouble
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Old April 26 2013, 12:23 PM   #803
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The island story can't have been longer than 2 or 3 weeks... Even though he was shot through the chest on the first day.
I'm fairly sure it was mentioned that it had been a few months.
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Old April 26 2013, 04:32 PM   #804
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Yeah time has already passed its just not been very visible yet. Which they are going need to start showing better.
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Old April 26 2013, 06:32 PM   #805
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He was only on the island for 5 years. Not a lot of way to show that short a time pass. Beard and hair length are about it physically. All his scars and stuff would be covered by clothes and him gaining skills in fighting and bowmanship really dont mark the passing of time.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:43 PM   #806
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That thing about Guantanamo and blonds...
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Old April 26 2013, 08:24 PM   #807
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Baltar and Tory meet again! We got ourselves a little BSG reunion with James Callis and Rekha Sharma.
Not only that, I'm also quite sure that the guy who Ollie stole the bike from was Ronald D. Moore.

Yeah, I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I marathoned through the season this week.

Overall a decent show which tries a bit too much to be Batman Begins in the present and Lost in the flashbacks.
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Old April 27 2013, 04:48 PM   #808
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^ No mention of Moore appearing on the show. Had to look it up just in case.

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Plus there are lot of potential partners for Oliver being setup. Roy Harper obviously and perhaps Laurel.
Nothing yet for Laurel, but it looked like they were setting Roy up to be a sidekick. I'm not well versed on Green Arrow lore, so I didn't know that he's Speedy.

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Old April 27 2013, 06:36 PM   #809
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I am glad they are moving so fast with Roy becoming Oliver's sidekick. When he was announced being on the show I thought they would draw it out and he would really just be Thea Queen's boyfriend.

Its interesting my Dad watches the show. He read the comics all the way back in the 40s as a kid. Plus he is really into archery. So its right up his alley even though his memories of the comic is very vague. He picked on Roy being setup as the sidekick even though having no memory of Speedy.

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Old April 27 2013, 06:47 PM   #810
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Its interesting my Dad watches the show. He read the comics all the way back in the 40s as a kid. Plus he is really into archery. So its right up his alley even though his memories of the comic is very vague. He picked on Roy being setup as the sidekick even though having no memory of Speedy.
That's really cool about your dad, I'm glad you mentioned that.

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I'm wondering when he goes to "fairly well groomed shipwreck survivor with allies" to "hairy wildman in green clothes". I mean, he has to have been on the island for ahilw now, but he looks about the same. I'm wondering when he decides to go with the Tom Hanks "Castaway" style of island living.
The way I'm interpreting it, what we've seen so far is the first month or so, and there are enough sharp implements around that Ollie and Slade can maintain some masculine scruff.

The really hairy Ollie we see in the opening voice over I am guessing is 5 years later. I am further guessing that everyone else was off the island but Ollie by that point, and he spent the last year alone, or playing cat and mouse with a few remaining mercenaries. By that point he was less concerned with grooming.
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