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(Review) The Arrow 3x5

A really good episode!



Spoilers for The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak:

I really enjoyed this. It was good to get more background on Felicity. Though I can see her as a hacker back in college, but a Goth Girl? Anyway, her hair looked dyed as a Goth but apparently the blondness is dyed. Or maybe she dyed both times, because that's very black hair!

I liked Felicity's mom. Granted, if my mom dressed like her, it would be a tad uncomfortable, but otherwise, she wasn't a nagging, critical mother from what I saw. And I can't imagine what it was like living with her genius daughter and husband while she isn't on their intellectual level. I can see Felicity spending a lot of time with her father and the usual mother/daughter frictions intensified because of it.

I'm glad that Felicity realized that her mother was a good person (I had the feeling she was embarrassed by her. That's okay when you're a teenager, but you should be beyond that when you've graduated college for five years). And no matter how old you are, running to your mommy after a bad experience (nearly getting killed!) is instinctive. :)

And I give her mom credit. She worked sixty hours a week at a crummy job in high heels as a waitress to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads after Genius Daddy took off on them.

Nice touch that Ray inadvertantly saved the ladies! :)

Poor Laurel. Glad she can finally talk to someone.

Is Diggle the most adorable thing carrying his baby around? And Sara is an absolute doll! :)

I like Ollie and Thea re-connecting by watching TV in her new loft and eating popcorn. Even though they're headed for heartbreak, siblings know each other very well, and there's some degree of comfort there. It's like putting on old shoes: you know what you're getting and it makes you feel relaxed. The two of them have been through a lot together. Unfortunately, Malcolm Merlyn approves, so that means trouble ahead for Ollie and Company.

Poor Roy! I really hope his dream isn't true! The poor guy can't catch a break!



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