In Review: Arrow – Brothers & Sisters

After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle and Lyla finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him.

Synopsis: After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle and Lyla finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to bond with Emiko.

Review: We get our first look at The Ghost Initiative in action.

The Story

Diggle and Layla reveal to Oliver, Felicity, and Rene that they are using Diaz as part of the Ghost Initiative to go after the crime boss Dante, who apparently has spies planted at just about every level of A.R.G.U.S. Felicity is not too happy with this news and initially plots with Laurel Lance to kill Diaz, but is talked out of it.

Meanwhile, in the future scenes, William who is still operating under the assumption that Felicity is dead has just found out that he has a sister. As the two bond William finds that his younger sister is every bit as capable as Felicity. Especially when it comes to solving puzzles.

Back in the present day. Oliver is trying to form a bond with his sister Emiko but is not making things easy on himself by muscling in on her quest for justice.

The Acting

Some solid performances this week. Mainly from Emily Bett Rickards and Katie Cassidy. The latter of which gets to show us a softer and more caring side to Laurel Lance, who has come a long way in her redemption story arc from where she was at the start of the season.

Overall

This was a really good episode, which builds more on the story arc and introduces us to the real villain of the piece who looks to be even more deadly than Diaz. The fight scene between Dante and Oliver towards the end of the episode was pretty epic.

I also enjoyed the close of the episode where we see a new twist with regards to Emiko and her past coming back to haunt her.

9.6
Arrow - Brothers & Sisters
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.8
  • Stunts
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.2

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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