Arrow “Penance” recap and review
Shooting its way onto our screens this week is the latest episode of Arrow. We have more Bratva, a kidnap and it’s prison break time.
Someone should have called Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell because Oliver and Lyla are breaking Diggle out of prison. This is one of a few storylines occurring in the episode, but I’ll cover this first. Diggle is in prison as we know from previous episodes and Oliver breaks in to rescue him despite team Arrow’s objections. It goes relatively smoothly (Diggle only leaving so Oliver doesn’t get arrested) and they escape by being flown away attached to a plane. It looked very cool to be fair.
While back in Star City, team Arrow have their own problems. It starts well by taking down an associate of Church. A bit too well. As it turns out, the evidence on him was a bomb that explodes inside the SCPD. You knew it had to go wrong. This allows Church to steal weapons from the SCPD and things are even worse because Ragman quits after he finds out Felicity’s part in Havenrock. Team Arrow then find out that Church is targeting the anti-crime unit but they show up to stop him, along with Ragman who is back. That didn’t take long! It doesn’t go as smoothly this time as Wild Dog is captured by Church and is tortured, with Oliver promising to find him.
Finally, over in the flashbacks Oliver continues his initiation into the Bratva. He has to get information from someone involved with Kovar then murder him. A little bit harsh, but Oliver reluctantly does it and is allowed to join the Bratva. Hooray!
My first impression of this episode was that it was a bit hit-and-miss. It wasn’t my favourite of the Arrow episodes this season but it did have shining moments. I loved Diggle being broken out of prison because not only did we see Oliver doing Green Arrow work out As Oliver Queen but it felt like the original team was back together. It shows the lengths both will go to for each other. The prison quite possibly had some of the worst guards I have seen though.
I am also enjoying the Bratva flashback a lot, however this episode felt a bit lackluster with not as much happening as previous episodes. Oliver’s ruthlessness was fascinating to watch. Wild Dog being kipnapped was a good twist because it highlights that the team just aren’t at Green Arrow level yet and have a long way to go. It also enhanced Church as a villain, seeing him torture Wild Dog before wanting to murder him, showing how evil he really is.
I’m glad Ragman hasn’t quit as he is probably the stronger member of the team when in rags. I predict that Wild Dog will be rescued pretty soon next episode but not without injuries. However this didn’t grip me as much as other episodes. None of the main villains of the season have made an appearance on any CW show this week which I found interesting (CADMUS, Dr Alchemy, Prometheus, Reverse Flash/Damien Darhk).
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