Synopsis: Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.
Review: Things begin to unravel in the future with William while in the present the team hunts down Diaz.
Things are really beginning to get interesting in both the future storyline as well as that in the present.
In the future William with help from Dinah, Roy and Rene’s daughter come closer to unraveling the mystery surrounding the death of Felicity and learn that Felicity may have changed for the worse.
Meanwhile, in the present day. Felicity is becoming ever more ruthless in her quest to get Diaz and clear Oliver’s name. So much so that she endangers the life of Anatoly while he is on an op for Diggle and ARGUS. The Op gets them a few steps closer to capturing Diaz, but Diggle is rightfully pissed with Felicity for putting lives in unnecessary danger.
In Slabside Oliver sets about investigating the murder of one of the prisoners in order to clear the name of a prisoner he has been trying to protect but learns that he is perhaps not as innocent as he has been making out.
David Nykl makes a welcome return as Anatoly and shares a few really strong scenes with Emily Bett Rickards in which he tells Felicity that she needs to be ruthless in order to get Diaz. These scenes work well in tandem with what we learn about Felicity’s future.
Katie Cassidy gets a wonderful few scenes in this episode. The court scene where she is trying to make a case for the release of Oliver Queen is really strong and well delivered, but the scene that immediately follows where she has a heated exchange with Dinah who intervenes when she tries to go after the judge was also well acted.
This was a really strong episode, but it mostly dealt with Felicity and her journey to get Diaz, which may or may not be at an end.
The storyline concerning Slabside Prison kind of felt like it was just by the numbers in that it was just something for Oliver to do while biding his time.
All the action in this episode was outside of the prison or in the future.
We get a series of fantastic fight scenes where the team takes on Diaz and the Long Bowmen.
Given how this episode concludes. It will be interesting to see where things go in future episodes.
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