Review by Logan
The last episode of Arrow unleashed a new and bold story for Oliver. Or, should I say, for Al Sah-Him. Oliver Queen is dead, our hero has been saying, and he’s been replaced by the heir to the throne of the demon, the successor for Ra’s al Ghul. As I pointed out in my review of last week’s episode, this was not only a good thing for the show because it was unexpected, but it opened up a whole new era of moral discussions and worldview explorations. It was reminiscent of Harvey Dent’s “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” and it prompted us to look with introspection at what it would take for us to change and go down that dark path, which surely could never be justified.
With this week’s episode, however, we take a step back.