Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
October 22, 2018 7:46 PM - Season 7, Episode 2 - Subscribe

In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver has to align with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity's attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle, whose allegiance to ARGUS takes priority.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total)
I swear old Roy looks more like Matt LeBlanc than he does himself.

As a group working under the name "The Longbow Hunters" the villains don't make any kind of sense, considering none of them actually use a bow--the closest we get is the dart/Widow sting lady.

As I pointed out last week, ditching William caused serious abandonment issues. Good job Felicity.

I really wish they'd wrap up this leftover plot mess from last season and get to something. I especially wish they'd give us an antagonist that's actually worth Team Arrow's time, not to mention our time.
posted by sardonyx at 9:33 PM on October 22, 2018

It's not like elephant hunters go around throwing elephants at things...
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 12:06 PM on October 23, 2018 [1 favorite]

I still can't really recognize Roy.

So William's gay? Huh. Older William is rather cute though.

I miss the pink hair.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:22 PM on October 23, 2018

Arrow's l'il prison buddy is super obnoxious, how long will it take for us to find out he's Diaz' inside man?

I'm sort of OK with the new plot setup. Argus Diggle as the heavy, Felicity as the outlaw, Dinah as the only character with competence and a fucking clue. I'm OK with Diaz being generic kingpin, although they gave him screentime this episode so, eh.

They introduced the Longbow Hunters like we're supposed to know who they are, but they've not been on TV yet have they? I tried reading about who they are in the comic books but the book story has diverged so far from the TV story it doesn't make a lot of sense. I like Evil Captain Notmerica and his shield that sounds like a light saber though.

Seriously, this show is so.. mediocre. I started watching it years ago because I needed something fun and uncomplicated and a little soap operaish. No lie, the beefcake shots brought me in a bit too. It's evolved into something that I think now takes itself too seriously. Maybe it's time I started dating other shows.
posted by Nelson at 6:47 AM on October 25, 2018

I only pay attention to about 40% of every episode, which probably boils down to "the bits Felicity is in."
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:41 PM on October 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

You are watching Legends, aren't you, Nelson? If not, that's about as fun and uncomplicated as it gets these days. It's even promising to throw in some extra soap opera elements this season.
posted by sardonyx at 8:32 PM on October 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the suggestion! I've watched about a season and a half of Legends, inspired by their goofy contribution to the last big Arrowverse crossover event. It definitely is fun and mostly uncomplicated. But so much buddy angst! I should go back and watch more.
posted by Nelson at 8:40 AM on October 26, 2018

I think this current shakeup might last for a while, and we'll just have to trudge through it. But I think once you've come to accept this new reality the show will be better for it. I'm always one for shows that really throw out the baby with the bathwater and make a new baby, so even though it feels really strange to me I'm willing to give it a chance.

Prison Arrow has shades of other prison shows, and I'm glad that it seems like he might be in there a while, unlike The Flash. I like that they're sticking with the darkness of Arrow, what with Oliver having to get the guard fired instead of doing things his way, but at least it makes sense.

I think Diaz might hang around a bit longer, if only because the Longbow Hunters are compelling enough villains on their own, but the show already weaved them into being his underlings, so if you want more out of them, Diaz is going to stick around too. I'd be interested to see if they could pull off another kill-the-big-boss-and-the-henchmen-will-be-the-new-big-bad, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Felicity going to the FBI is interesting, I was half expecting her to track down the new Hood. And on that note, we're all on the same page that the new Hood is basically adult William coming back in time right?

Roy being mysterious is odd, but I'll go with it. Perhaps that's just what Lian Yu does to people.
posted by numaner at 10:57 PM on October 29, 2018

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