Synopsis: Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis, and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.
Review: The feud between team arrow and the former team members comes to a head once more as they race each other to find Black Siren in an attempt to recover the money that Cayden James extorted from the city, but does Black Siren actually have the money is a question that I found myself asking throughout most of this episode.
This was a pretty good episode, but I can’t help but feel that it was potentially hyped up more than it should have been. I mean let’s face it. Ollie, Diggle, and Felicity have been at loggerheads with Rene, Curtis, and Dinah for weeks now and its kind of getting old. I’ll admit that this episode had some really strong character beats and some solid drama, but it felt like a story that the writers maybe should have pulled out a week or two ago.
There’s a moment in the episode where Curtis uses Diggle’s magic implant against him, which was a moment I have kind of been waiting for given that both Curtis and Felicity are hackers and if it came to loggerheads between them. Then they’d obviously use their tech skills against each other. Echo Kellum put in a great performance in this episode and was the voice of reason and has been that guy for the last few weeks when it comes to the team that is made up of the former team Arrow members. Also putting in a strong performance was Juliana Harkavy as the vengeful Black Canary wanting to pretty much kill Laurel Lance, who was hardly in a position to fight back.
Overall. The character beats within this episode were far more interesting than the conflict between the former teammates, but I really do hope that they find a way to resolve their differences soon because it looks like bad guys have a few key players within the cities police force in their pockets.
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