Anarky: “First, you catch me. Then, you break me out. Now you want to catch me again? Make up your mind!”
“Blood Debts” is the January 20 episode of “Arrow.” Warning, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
It’s a little disappointing that the majority of the hour was spent watching Oliver avoid seeing Felicity. He spent his time trying to take down Darhk to avenge Felicity, but it would have been a lot more entertaining to see Oliver with Felicity. There’s a lot to work out there, and unfortunately, we never see Felicity really cope with her diagnosis.
All we know is that there is a diagnosis, but the specifics are unclear. A bit more clarification would have been helpful. Donna made it seem like Felicity would never walk again, but Felicity lives in the world of metahumans and resurrections. Surely, there’s another way, but for some reason, no one brought that up.
What was super annoying was that no one went to see Felicity after surgery that we know of. Everyone seemed focus on Oliver and getting Anarky and Darhk. I wish someone, knocked some sense into all of Team Arrow, and they took an hour breather or so to just be with Felicity in her time of need. Laurel, stopping by why Felicity was asleep to take Oliver away doesn’t count.
The one moment that was completely heartbreaking was Felicity thinking that Oliver was dumping her. This was a nice alternative to having her upset that Oliver was gone. She’s knows him, and she knows what he would do in the event that someone hurt anyone that he cares about.
Seeing her completely vulnerable with Oliver instantly brought on the tears. For the record, Oliver had the best reaction possible – he put her ring back on and was appalled that the nurse took it off.
Not that Felicity being in the grave was ever a real possibility, but it’s still nice that she was ruled out. It would have been nice to get some other hint as to who it might or might not be. There could have been someone else in the limo. Who do you think is in the grave?
It’s been awhile since this has made it into a review, but in case you were curious, the flashbacks are still ridiculously boring. There’s not one thing going for them. It was sort of nice to see the tattoo Constantine gave Oliver show up, but that’s about it. Where’s Sara? Do we know how she got off the island? Bring her or one of Oliver’s friends that he rescued from the freighter back, and then maybe then the flashbacks will be worth watching – maybe.
Speaking of boring, Andy also still fits into that category. There’s nothing that makes him worth rooting for, and you almost just want to tell Diggle to release Andy into the wild. Then we wouldn’t have to see him again.
Did anyone else find it weird that the “treat him like a brother” advice that Lyla gave Diggle actually worked? It didn’t feel genuine, and it earned an eye roll
The only thing Andy does is show that Darhk’s goal of resetting the earth has serious followers. One thing that was a little shocking was that Darhk’s wife is more ruthless than he is. It could be fun to see her enter the ring a bit more and not just sit on the sidelines, although it’s hard to believe that she couldn’t defend herself in any way against Anarky. She’s clearly got a mean streak in her (proven by the killing the Green Arrow comment), but it must just be all talk because she looked helpless when Anarky had her tied up.
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