Arrow: Inheritance
March 26, 2019 5:27 PM - Season 7, Episode 17 - Subscribe

Laurel learns about some damaging information that affects Emiko. Always looking to protect his sister, Oliver invites Laurel to help investigate, which makes Felicity happy as her friend is now working with the team. However, when things go awry, Felicity is forced to make a choice between the team and Laurel.
posted by oh yeah! (7 comments total)
well I figured that was coming, but I gotta say... I'm not clear on what Emiko's original intent was. Now that they've stumbled onto Archer she seems pleased, but was all the fake-Green-Arrow stuff really about finding her mom's killer, or was it just to gain Oliver's trust? Or both? She did seemed like she was expecting Dante to have answers about her mother. But then why gain Oliver's trust in the first place? Was it just to keep the Ninth Circle off the radar?

I guess this is also how she recruits Rene or something, since he's the big bad of the future, and I wouldn't rule out that he'll be part of the Ninth Circle.
posted by numaner at 7:13 AM on March 27, 2019

I'm a little confused here... The Ninth Circle is the new League of Assassins and Emiko is the new smoking hot half-Asian / half-White Ra's al Ghul? I mean the show's not even rhyming anymore, it's straight up repeating itself.
posted by Nelson at 7:30 AM on March 27, 2019

Actually, the Rene-Emiko vibe this episode felt a bit strange--to me it seemed as if the writers were trying to put the pair together romantically.

I guess this is the week for ret-conning history, first with Lex pulling all the strings on Supergirl and now Emiko and Dante being responsible for blowing up the Queen's Gambit.

Laurel is pulling some fabulous, gloriously shoulder-padded jackets out of the wardrobe closet.

The dynamic between Dinah and Laurel felt pretty honest. It would be hard to trust Laurel after everything she has done in the past, but it is evident she's trying to reform (or at least live up to Quentin's faith in her).

Oliver really needs to listen to John.
posted by sardonyx at 7:31 AM on March 27, 2019

Oliver always needs to listen to John. Oliver sure is a pushover for someone who was once a master strategist. Yao Fei and Slade Wilson would be disappointed!

Did Emiko and Dante blow up the Queen's Gambit, or were those Malcolm's plans and they decided not to interfere? Or, was Malcolm also a member of the Ninth Circle?

I am glad the show hasn't forgotten not-Laurel's past misdeeds and that she will presumably face some sort of consequences for her actions (which will probably turn out to be sacrificing herself for Team Arrow).

I'm curious to see how much of Rene's story gets told in the remaining episodes.
posted by plastic_animals at 11:45 AM on March 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I kind of took it that Dante commissioned Malcolm to blow up the yacht, but you could be correct in that they got wind of the sabotage and decided not to interfere. I think I came to the conclusion I did because Dante gave her that speech about it being a present from the Ninth Circle family, implying that this done on her behalf to destroy the old family she had trouble cutting ties with in the past.
posted by sardonyx at 12:37 PM on March 27, 2019

Oh. Joy. Oliver's back again. With a sister who acts just like him. Two Queens being a taciturn grumpy arching pain in the ass. Whee.

Alena is cute but deserves better plot than this.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:12 PM on March 27, 2019

it's to Katie Rohl's credit that I don't even recognize a hint of Marina
posted by numaner at 9:59 AM on March 28, 2019

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