In Review: Arrow – Past Sins

The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.

Synopsis: The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman, and Carrie Cutter.

Review: Past sins catch up with Oliver and Laurel in this episode, which works as a means to bridge the gap between Oliver and his newfound sister Emiko.

The Story

This episode starts with Oliver speaking to his sister Emiko who doesn’t want a bar of what Ollie is saying because she thinks he is the same as his father. This initial conversation prompts Oliver to go before the press to turn over a new leaf of transparency in the hopes that it will win back the trust of his city as well as Emiko.

Unfortunately for Oliver, a ghost from the past comes back up when Sam Hacket the son of his late father’s bodyguard kidnaps a reporter and gets him to soil Oliver’s good name.

Elsewhere Laurel who has won public acclaim as the most popular District attorney runs into a ghost from her past, which winds up to be the drunk who killed her father. A drunk that she’d thought she’d killed when she was on Earth 2. In order to find out the truth about him. She goes to Felicity for help.

At ARGUS Curtis objects to Diggle and Layla’s decision to reactivate the Ghost Initiative and tries to figure out a way that he can get similar results but in a more humane way.

The Acting

Echo Kellum puts in a great performance this week and has some pretty harrowing scenes to play with Diaz as well as some intense moments with Diggle. The moment where Curtis reveals he has got one up on Diaz is beautifully played out and the VR simulation even had me fooled for a moment.

Overall

This isn’t the best episode that we have seen by any stretch, but it still managed to entertain and add a few new layers to the characters that we haven’t seen before.

It will be interesting to see what Oliver and Emiko’s brother and sister dynamic will look like once they begin to talk to each other properly and develop trust. Hopefully, we don’t wait too long for that.

Overall. Not a bad episode.

 

9.2
Arrow - Past Sins
  • Story
    8.8
  • Acting
    9.6
  • Stunts
    9.4
  • Incidental Music
    9.1

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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