Arrow: Next of Kin
October 26, 2017 8:57 PM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
Forgive me if these are unassociated random thoughts, but this is what jumped (or keeps jumping) out at me.

How can Oliver call that jail cell that he keeps William in a bedroom? There is no window. Isn't that illegal in most jurisdictions? And he's the mayor. He should understand zoning bylaws (or at least know there are zoning bylaws). Every time they show that room it just bugs the heck out of me.

If all of the Kord employees were killed by the concussive force of the flash bangs, why didn't that happen to Team Arrow?

I can't even put into words how ridiculous that nerve gas exposure scene was. So people can breathe in some unknown quantity of this super-duper-extra-strength gas and not suffer any effects whatsoever? I was going to ask in what world, but then I stopped myself by recalling it's the same world where heroes can just randomly drop nuclear weapons on parts of the U.S. population and nobody cares or says boo.

So what D.C. super serum is John injecting? Some variation on Venom or Alec Holland's Bio-Restorative Formula or Hourman's Miraclo? Maybe it's distilled blood of Nergal, which would be a nice excuse to bring back Constantine (although he's supposed to be appearing on Legends, not Arrow, right?)
posted by sardonyx at 9:05 PM on October 27, 2017

Just wanted to add that it's so not fair to tease us with the possibility of Dinah interviewing Ted Kord and then not introducing Ted. There is no way Warner Bros. or D.C. (or whoever is in charge of live-action adaptations) is going to go ahead with a Blue and Gold project or a Blue Beetle one, so just give us Ted already.
posted by sardonyx at 9:10 PM on October 27, 2017

I wonder if anyone's noticed that there's ever been three Arrows. Or for that matter, three Canaries. Because even if you do run around in the shadows in a hood a lot, I think anyone who sees the GA in the face is gonna notice there's a new sheriff in town?

I know a lot of people don't agree with me on this, but uh...yay Olicity :)
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:49 AM on October 28, 2017

Absolutely. I mean Channel 52 news keeps showing photos of him, and somehow you'd think even the least observant people would notice the difference between John and Oliver or John and Roy (if that's who they "officially" believe was under the Hood.

I don't mind Oliver and Felicity together. I just didn't like when they turned Felicity from spunky to weepy. That was annoying.
posted by sardonyx at 3:21 PM on October 28, 2017

Gotta admit it, Ollie's got game. "Here babe here's a key to my place my son needs you. Come by any time!" I can't wait for the "you're not my real mom!" episode.

Did they have a special Diggle-sized Green Arrow costume? Because he has gotten enormous over the course of this show. His biceps are probably as big as Oliver's thighs. Perhaps this the "Diggle is juicing" plot simply wrote itself.

Dinah / Black Canary is a better actress and character than this show deserves. She's really solid. I wish they'd do more with her as herself and not just being the only one who notices that Diggle hasn't fired his gun since they got back from the exploding island.
posted by Nelson at 9:19 AM on October 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ditto on wishing more development on Dinah rather than just a reaction face for the rest of the team. Although I did get this brief sense that Diggle was going to ask her to lead... before he decided to start juicing up.

I also like Olicity. I don't mind it in the slightest bit.

The Kord scientists didn't die from the flash bangs, they died from Onyx hitting them.
posted by numaner at 4:35 PM on November 1, 2017

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