Oliver: “I need to believe that no matter what happens in our lives, no matter how much darkness infects us, I need to believe that we need to come back from that.”
“Brotherhood” is the November 18 episode of “Arrow.” Warning, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Arrow” returns on December 2 on the CW. Be sure to catch the first part of the “Arrow” and “The Flash” crossover on Tuesday December 1 at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
There are so many questions about how Andy is alive. He was killed by Deadshot, who doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to claim he killed someone, get that name tattooed on his body, and then actually be lying about it. Either Deadshot was tricked (unlikely) or something still isn’t right.
It was a little annoying that no one brought up questions about how Andy’s still alive. The focus was more on him being under Darhk’s influence. Someone should have tried to theorize about how this was possible. What’s your theory on all of this?
Sorry if this sounds terrible, but Andy being alive was not all that entertaining. There wasn’t a compelling reason to care. It did give us some emotional Diggle scenes, some great brother moments between Oliver and Diggle, and we got to have everyone talk about family. Other than that, it was just kind of there and a little boring. It wasn’t as boring as the flashback of the week, but it was still unentertaining.
One thing that was interesting was how Laurel still believes she did the absolute right thing with Sara. It would have been easier to agree with her (or disagree with her) if we actually knew how Sara was doing once she got her soul back. But wait, we have no idea because Sara was back for all of five seconds before leaving. This will forever be annoying.
Thea had a super surprising run in with Damien Darhk. His little life source sucking power that he does (seriously, what is he doing?) did not hurt Thea at all. It actually hurt him, and Thea felt less inclined to murder the next person she saw. This raised a lot of questions, and was the most intriguing scene involving Damien throughout the entire hour. Do you have any theories?
Bless Felicity and Diggle for calling Oliver out on his terrible plan to basically repeat the Oliver is Al Sah-him plan. His plan to infiltrate HIVE was too reminiscent of the League of Assassins plan, and it was great that those similarities didn’t go unnoticed.
Oliver still has a tendency to return to what has worked for him in the past. It’s his family and friends who keep him on the right track. Long ago Diggle said that he would be Oliver’s conscience, and that still stands true, and now Oliver has Felicity to make sure he is staying on the right track.
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone realize that Malcolm essentially wants Thea to become Dexter? Time to get some blood slides and a boat, Thea! Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.