Felicity: “We are going to stop him because it’s what we do. It’s who we are.”
“A.W.O.L.” is the January 27 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.
Andy and Diggle were the forefront of this case of the week, and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t the most riveting either. Sorry, but this brotherly relationship drama just isn’t captivating. Are you enjoying the all the Diggle and Andy storylines?
Albeit, it was interesting to see how differently Andy and Diggle view the world. Diggle wants to fix it, while Andy wants to take what he can from it. The flashback helped to highlight this fact. It showed what kind of man Diggle was, and is, outside of his life in a mask. Diggle’s always been fighting the good fight.
Did anyone else do a dance of joy when the flashbacks of the week were Andy and Diggle centric? We had a reprieve from the super-boring island. The flashbacks also had a direct tie in to the case at hand. Of course the flashback somehow managed to have an island connection, but let’s just ignore that.
All the flashback did was prove to the viewers that Andy is really shady and that Diggle is right to be wary of him. We saw how well he lied to Diggle’s face in Afghanistan. While Shadowspire was in the flashback, we didn’t really get a good sense of their criminal organization. All they did was steal some opium that the military already confiscated. Any soldier could have done that, probably.
Personally, it’s still hard to completely trust Andy. He helped Diggle save Lyla’s life, which is a start, but there haven’t been enough good deeds to outweigh the shady past. It’s hard to tell if Andy didn’t just play along to try to earn some more freedom and leave his cell. Has Andy won back your trust?
The most exciting and most shocking thing was the death of Amanda Waller. She’s been this permanent fixture at Argus, and it seemed like she would just always be there to mess things up and be shady as all get out. Her death was completely unexpected, and it earns major points for that. Will you miss Amanda?
Felicity went through an identity crisis this hour, and it was amazing to watch. Instead of Felicity just questioning her life after her accident, she had to deal with Past!Felicity haunting her. The ghost of Felicity past, you might say. It was amusing to watch Felicity battle it out with herself.
While we saw how Diggle has always been on the mission of saving the world, Felicity hasn’t. She once was at a point in her life where she just looked out for herself. We only briefly met this Felicity, so it was great to spend a bit more time with her and to witness just how different she is from the girl we fell in love with in the IT department chewing on a red pen.
Felicity had to face who she was to know that where she is know, who she is now, is what she wants, even though it’s dangerous. This was something that Felicity really had to realize herself. No one from Team Arrow, Oliver included, could be the one to coax Felicity back into the field. She had to do it herself.
Olicity has been a fantastic, fantastic thing to happen to “Arrow.” They have such a great relationship, and their conversations tonight proved that. Not only do they help each other out in their personal lives, but also Felicity keeps Oliver focused on their superhero mission, so to speak. Her speech to Oliver in the lair was fantastic.
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