Arrow: Canary Cry
May 5, 2016 6:37 AM - Season 4, Episode 19 - Subscribe

Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with a recent death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and seek help to bring her back.
posted by numaner (6 comments total)
This was such a filler episode. I couldn't care less about fake Canary. They spent the whole episode leading up to the graveyard scene in episode 1 of the season. The only thing fake Canary did, to me, was convince Alex that Thea isn't with the vigilantes. And no explanation at all about how this girl modified Cisco's tech to fit her own use? Like there's this smart scientist gymnast that just happens to pop up right now? I guess I could suspend that disbelief, but it's still not gonna make me care about her.

I felt so bad for Captain Lance though. The poor man, keep seeing his one of his daughters die and come back, and now the other can't.

The problem with this episode was that it's too long, but it had just enough meat that you shouldn't cram it into either the previous episode or the next one. So... fake Canary!
posted by numaner at 7:30 AM on May 5, 2016

Seconding everything you said, numaner. The other thing that bugged me was that fake Canary was actually smart enough to use the cry. Unlike real Canary who mostly seemed to forget she ever had it.
posted by sardonyx at 8:19 AM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

This episode is everything that's wrong with serialized television. They had a long arc they wanted to stay on, but they didn't have the material for 22 episodes. So we get this flabby piece of garbage.

They should have sped up the episode before or after to include the necessary plot points and then just had a self-contained out-of-left-field episode here. All flashbacks, maybe.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:48 AM on May 5, 2016

What was with putting the full wig on Quentin Lance for the Tommy funeral flashback? He didn't look like that in season 1. Do they not even have anyone who cares enough to figure out when these flashbacks are set?
posted by phearlez at 10:00 AM on May 6, 2016

I wondered the same thing. Though now that I go pull up season 1 cast pics, it looks like he did in fact still have hair. Not sure the hairline matches up, though. Maybe that's what you meant?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:24 PM on May 6, 2016

I actually didn't think it was all that bad, given its subject matter. Hell, we didn't even have to watch Oliver in the cave with whatserface this week. Diggle going all OOC was pretty bad, though.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:04 PM on May 27, 2016

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