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Old May 2 2013, 12:47 PM   #856
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I find Felicity far more attractive with the glasses on then when she gets all dressed up.
Very solid episode here, great flashbacks to fill things in about how they plan to destroy the glades.
My only problem was the creation of a new company name that was going to create the device to destroy the Glades. DC didnt have any large evil corporation names they could use?
I still have noe idea why they called it Starling City
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Old May 2 2013, 04:03 PM   #857
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Oh sure mention Walter and there he is.
I honestly hadn't read any previews or anything.

That was an amazing episode. I really liked the flashbacks and seen young Laurel and Ollie. The casino scene was cool, especially when Oliver pushed the guy through the door, and when the other guy broke a pool cue on Oliver and he just stood there

Felicity had loads of lines that made me laugh. I liked the brief scene between Laurel and Tommy, and the romantic in me got a bit too excited at the last scene between Oliver and Laurel.

I'm glad that Digg is being brought back into the fold.

Best bit of the episode? Oliver hang gliding into the enemy base lol.
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Old May 2 2013, 04:25 PM   #858
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Oh sure mention Walter and there he is.
I honestly hadn't read any previews or anything.
I chuckled a bit too. Mention him, and there he is. Of course, he was bound to show up sooner or later.

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The casino scene was cool, especially when Oliver pushed the guy through the door, and when the other guy broke a pool cue on Oliver and he just stood there

Felicity had loads of lines that made me laugh.
I thought they were a bit careless at the casino. He took off his hook and now people know that he has a blonde accomplice.

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Best bit of the episode? Oliver hang gliding into the enemy base lol.
I wonder what he did with that parachute.
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Old May 2 2013, 04:50 PM   #859
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He did show his face to quite a few people who he let live this week.
Pretty sure Tommy is going to sacrifice himself to save Laural from one of his fathers arrows in the last episode setting up the Oliver reveal to her at that point. Of course we know Tommy wont really be dead but will return as the new and improved Merlyn.
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Old May 2 2013, 05:06 PM   #860
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The makeup artist did a great job of making Ollie look "baby-faced" in the non-island flashbacks. He actually looked kinda "rich kid" pudgy.
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Old May 2 2013, 05:39 PM   #861
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My only problem was the creation of a new company name that was going to create the device to destroy the Glades. DC didnt have any large evil corporation names they could use?
Though not directly related to the bomb, Moira did mention Robert was investing a lot of time in Kord Industries. I wonder if that's a throw away line for next season.

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I still have no idea why they called it Starling City
I've thought that weird too. The first few times I heard the name, I thought I heard it wrong.

My guess is TPTB probably wanted the city name to resonate in a way that sounded more like a real city name. They may have been some sort of weird copyright issue. For instance, Star City Games is a very well known establishment; though oddly enough they'd probably want the PR that would come with the show.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:56 PM   #862
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Felicity had loads of lines that made me laugh. I liked the brief scene between Laurel and Tommy, and the romantic in me got a bit too excited at the last scene between Oliver and Laurel.
Her reaction was like all the air had just been sucked out of the room. She couldn't breathe from his announcement. It was very well played.
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Old May 2 2013, 08:03 PM   #863
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Icemizer wrote: View Post
I find Felicity far more attractive with the glasses on then when she gets all dressed up.
Very solid episode here, great flashbacks to fill things in about how they plan to destroy the glades.
My only problem was the creation of a new company name that was going to create the device to destroy the Glades. DC didnt have any large evil corporation names they could use?
I still have noe idea why they called it Starling City
And then there was this "Ted Kord Fundraiser" in the flashbacks.
They're quite selective with the DC continuity.

Meh, I wish they weren't sponsored by Microsoft so much. All that Windows 8 product placement really takes me out of the narrative, especially when Felicity uses it at work. She's an IT expert! Why would she use Windows 8 for work??
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Old May 2 2013, 08:53 PM   #864
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Shazam! wrote: View Post
Icemizer wrote: View Post
I find Felicity far more attractive with the glasses on then when she gets all dressed up.
Very solid episode here, great flashbacks to fill things in about how they plan to destroy the glades.
My only problem was the creation of a new company name that was going to create the device to destroy the Glades. DC didnt have any large evil corporation names they could use?
I still have noe idea why they called it Starling City
And then there was this "Ted Kord Fundraiser" in the flashbacks.
They're quite selective with the DC continuity.
And Walter was held in Bludhaeven.

Early on people did think the Moira was involved with the sinking of the Queens Gambit - well I guess we know now she wasn't.

almost felt sorry for Malcom Merlyn at one point.
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Old May 2 2013, 10:53 PM   #865
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And Walter was held in Bludhaeven.

Early on people did think the Moira was involved with the sinking of the Queens Gambit - well I guess we know now she wasn't.

almost felt sorry for Malcom Merlyn at one point.
I honestly have to admit --- when Bludhaven was mentioned, I expected Nightwing to cameo.

The odd thing is, this kind of messes with the tradition locations of several major cities muchly.

Star City is traditionally a West Coast town while Bludhaven is usually considered to be the outskirts of NYC/Gotham or somewhere in New Jersey.

So either Ollie went to the other side of the continent (which it didn't seem like) or the cities locations have been tweaked.

Starlet City being on the West Coast to date has made a lot of sense because it easily explained a seemingly oriental named island and may other facets of the 5 year gap. Though no one has stated where Starlet City is to date, this whole Bludhaven pickup muchly feels like the writers forced the city name in there =(.
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Old May 2 2013, 11:01 PM   #866
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Well Ollie did take a plane to Bludhaven. We don't know how long the interval was between Ollie finding out about Walter and arriving at Bludhaven.
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Old May 2 2013, 11:41 PM   #867
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I read a while back that the show's creators went with Starling City because they felt Star City didn't sound realistic enough. Doesn't make sense since when they namedrop places like Coast City (or was that Central City?).

Anyway, I thought this week's episode was great. I really liked the flashbacks, and this is the first time that I really liked Malcolm as a villain, and not been into him just because I liked Barrowman on Torchwood. The look on Oliver's face before the turned to face Malcolm was priceless. He wanted to snap his neck right then. I'm guessing he'll get his chance soon.
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Old May 3 2013, 12:13 AM   #868
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I really wish he was hide his face better when dressed as Arrow because I don't buy he's not been I.D since hes world famous billionaire survived on an island face all over the TV and papers in his 9-5 part of the day.
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Old May 3 2013, 12:17 AM   #869
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The makeup artist did a great job of making Ollie look "baby-faced" in the non-island flashbacks. He actually looked kinda "rich kid" pudgy.
He looked like a tranny.

No offense to actual trannies.
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Old May 3 2013, 12:23 AM   #870
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This was a good episode. I liked the flashbacks being of the events leading up to the island, instead of more island stuff. Its interesting to see Walter back, although I wonder what Merlyn is going to do about it. He was holding Walter for a reason.

I liked the Ted Kord reference, and the mention of Markov. I'm guessing merlyn's way of making a disaster will be with a device that causes earthquakes, or something similar. I can't wait to see what happens in the last two episodes of the season.
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