Arrow: Deathstroke Returns
November 10, 2017 5:12 AM - Season 6, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Joe is taken hostage by mercenaries and the mission to rescue him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade's hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
 
Well, that was better than I expected. I was actually interested in a Slade Wilson plot instead of getting flashback glaze. Though yeah, I wasn't invested in the past adventures of his kid until his kid turned out to be a crime boss. Booyah!

"The flashbacks feel gratuitous and redundant and stop this episode in its tracks. Always, Arrow, always.
"It’s as though this was always intended to be the first part of a two-parter, only somewhere along the road the Arrow writing team realized they just didn’t have enough stuff to fill part one. The result: some time spent watching Slade Wilson load his camping equipment into a trunk." Har.

Why would Oliver Queen have enough "celebrity power" to help in a war torn foreign country?
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:18 PM on November 10


Well he was a billionaire playboy with a survivor backstory. Maybe they think he's on par with a washed-up Kardashian or something.

That episode was so frustrating. On the plus side, the slowed down tempo of Slade's fight scene reminded me of the fight scenes done by Denys Cowan in The Question--which is exactly what I want to see more of in comic adaptations. Forget the sped-up camera work, give me slow, well choreographed fights that we can actually watch.

On the other side, I hate what they've done with Joe. I was so looking forward to the Arrowverse version of Joey Wilson/Jericho. He's got to be the cheapest character to do from a special effects standpoint, while at the same time, being useful to the team. Plus, as a character, he'd be a nice antidote to Rene's toxic masculinity.

Can't say I'm too chuffed about the Vigilante's ties to Dinah, or his invulnerability.
posted by sardonyx at 4:39 PM on November 11


Well he was a billionaire playboy with a survivor backstory. Maybe they think he's on par with a washed-up Kardashian or something.

1. Oliver is the only "famous" person Slade knows.
2. The show needs to drag out "I quit being the Green Arrow and yet still give Oliver something to do" for a few more episodes.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:24 AM on November 12


The show needs to drag out "I quit being the Green Arrow and yet still give Oliver something to do" for a few more episodes.

"My name is Oliver Queen. Let's see what's on television right now."
posted by Servo5678 at 3:43 PM on November 12 [1 favorite]


"My name is Oliver Queen. Uh, Felicity, could you help my son with his homework?"
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:51 PM on November 12 [1 favorite]


"My name is Oliver Queen. I'm surprisingly the best mayor this godforsaken city has have so far."
posted by numaner at 11:10 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]


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