Arrow: Divided
January 19, 2018 5:34 AM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity, and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.
posted by oh yeah! (5 comments total)
I still have no idea what Oliver thought his plan at the warehouse was supposed to be. I mean I think he wanted to lure Cayden and friends there and then ambush them, but nothing seemed to be set up to accomplish that, even before Bertinelli turned.

I can understand Curtis, Rene and Dinah wanting to be on a more equal team, but I still find their snit about being under surveillance a bit too high on the horse (as we've discussed in past threads). And if Curtis was able to work with Felicity to implant the chip before Oliver's attempt to apologize, he should have been willing to do so afterwards, and not just hand Felicity the chip and say go for it.
posted by sardonyx at 9:40 PM on January 20, 2018

I am also very confused about what Oliver's plan was. I thought the explosives were supposed to bring down the warehouse? And then that didn't happen...

I think they're definitely stretching the emotional logic of the characters to provide drama, and it's a bit frustrating. However, I'm hoping the team B is CW's budget version of the Terrifics comics. I haven't read them, only learned about them in one of those internet rabbit hole sessions, but it sounds great. Although it's more likely that Dynah would be the leader of that team. Go team Black Canary!
posted by numaner at 8:41 PM on January 21, 2018

I haven't seen it yet, but I was hoping the team breaking up was a clever ruse to lull Cayden and his crew into a false sense of security.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:54 PM on January 21, 2018

it is most unfortunately not.
posted by numaner at 8:58 PM on January 21, 2018

I haven't picked up the Terrifics book at all. Plastic Man has always annoyed me. I guess Phantom Lady is fine, but I have no real like or dislike of her. I am fond enough of Metamorpho from his Batman and the Outsiders/Outsiders days, and comic book Mr. Terrific has never made much of an impression on me, so it was an easy "skip it" decision. So that's the long way of saying I have no idea if they are trying to mimic that team dynamic in this show or vice versa. (Although I thought I read something about it being DC's answer to family dynamic of the original flavour Fantastic Four.)

It seems like the investigate/prosecute Oliver for being a murdery vigilante plot has been dropped too easily. Yes, they brought it up with regards to Wild Dog, but it didn't affect Oliver at all. I think they need to clear that up ASAP, wipe the slate and start over with a fresh arc.
posted by sardonyx at 5:35 AM on January 22, 2018

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