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Old January 16 2014, 01:19 PM   #511
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Yea I barely recongized Slade either but then thought maybe it was intentional to give him a new Mirakuru rebirth look.
I said it earlier in the thread but I am constantly amazed at this shows ability to juggle so many characters and give them all something to do every week. The writers have a great handle on this aspect of the show. Now they dont always have good things for them to do. Laurels mistrust of Blood for instance makes no sense. And was it just me or did she look very plain this week?
The villian this week was also a throw away. I would have hoped for more on that front but Shrapnel is not one of the best bad guys you could choose. Had he been caught in one of his own explosions near the end of the episode and his body become embedded with metal fragments that would have been better. It was a neat escape by Ollie though from his death trap.
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Old January 16 2014, 03:33 PM   #512
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Slade looked different but I recognized him. The actor got a haircut and shaved the side of his face for the present day scenes. It gives him a more refined look fitting the comics. But its a change for filming the flashbacks without any explanation. Same issue they have with Oliver.
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Old January 16 2014, 06:54 PM   #513
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This version of Shrapnel reminded me of Mad Stan for a minute.
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Old January 16 2014, 09:01 PM   #514
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I enjoyed the EP. Nice Batman Begins moment in the beginning he even had the voice down. LOL. I am guessing Ollie & Blood got close over the 5 weeks? I don't remember them being that chummy. I am probably wrong. Always love seeing Felicity, Thea & The Borg Queen. I like seeing Katie Cassidy too but they seem to be struggling with Laurel.
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Old January 16 2014, 10:56 PM   #515
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Slade looked different but I recognized him. The actor got a haircut and shaved the side of his face for the present day scenes. It gives him a more refined look fitting the comics. But its a change for filming the flashbacks without any explanation. Same issue they have with Oliver.
Obviously, Mira-Kuru gives you a clean shave after each injection...
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Old January 17 2014, 11:48 PM   #516
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Green Arrow is famous for social commentary. Berlanti, where the hell is my social commentary? The Queen family needs to go broke ASAP, so I can finally get my left wing socialist superhero!

PS, the kid who plays The Flash is awesome.
Agree about the Flash...

The Green Arrow/Green Lantern books of yore were famous for their liberal/conservative contrasting viewpoints.

That might play very well today, but it'd have to be done right.

For one thing, you'd have to bring the right subtlety into the story, without bonking the audience over the head with it.

And you'd have to figure out a way to do special effects for GL in a non-suck/non-cheesy way, without breaking the bank.

I'm not sure which would be tougher.

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^Apparently it was too hard to do it even on a triple-A movie budget. Just got around to watching that the other week...yikes!
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The mask and costume weren't great, but the ring effects were fine.

i think the effects were good, especially during the training segment of the movie. It was the goofiness of the ending...with Hal singlehandedly beating Parallax, just ruined the movie for me. Had Hal been PART of a Corps team that all try to beat Parallax, with Hal's unique creativity (being a Earth guy, especially from America) being key to saving the day.... THAT would've worked for me.


But back to where this tangent started....what other hero could play the "conservative" to Oliver's "liberal" (if the TV character even thinks like that)...maybe Diggle?


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I wonder if they'll move Felicity to the new Flash series.

And Ollie could use a cool new superhero's motorcycle.
I would for it to be revealed the Felicity is her MIDDLE name...and that her first name is Iris



Also -- i appreciate the conflcit with Felicity and the resolution...keeps Oliver human, and respects Felicity,
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Old January 18 2014, 02:12 AM   #517
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^The Question would be a good conservative foil for Ollie.
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Old January 18 2014, 04:27 AM   #518
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Not a bad episode, but nothing spectacular. Can't really think of any specific comments at the moment.
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Old January 18 2014, 06:32 AM   #519
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Yep, it was fine. Perfectly normal and healthy for a show like this to have just-fine cooldown eps now and then. Wouldn't mind an update on Walter or Digg's personal life...
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Old January 19 2014, 03:54 AM   #520
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I love the "Saint Walker's Hospital" reference. Their motto should be "All will be well."
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Old January 23 2014, 04:12 AM   #521
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I felt Diggs was a little off this week. He seemed upset with Ollie right from the get go and it did not feel quite right.
Poor drug addled Laurel didnt have a good few days. Now she needs a new job, wonder if Queen is hiring these days.
Good to see Slade in full gear at the end. Looks very badass in that outfit.
Sin looked pretty hot in her dating dress.
Roy is just not going to end well.
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Old January 23 2014, 04:31 AM   #522
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Nah, Roy's being trained now. It's all good.

Hehe, I almost expected a "never rub another man's rhubarb" from Blood when they take Laurel.
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Old January 23 2014, 06:44 AM   #523
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Pretty good episode. Roy realizes with great power comes great responsibility. It's interesting to note how Laurel is the one portrayed as the druggie instead of Roy. Too bad she has failed to prove that Brother Blood is corrupt, but it's not over yet.

As for Slade, I don't get why he's furious at Ollie despite their history together. And if he wants Ollie dead, why not do the job himself?
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Old January 23 2014, 07:17 AM   #524
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Guessing things get worse in the island flashbacks between Ollie and Slade. And like Bane, he wants to break Ollie, not just kill him.
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Old January 23 2014, 07:57 AM   #525
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That was actually a well thought out plan by the villains to misdirect the heroes. Even something worthy of Xanatos.
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