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December 17 2014 @ 12:56 pm
Arrow - The Climb  
This show is just getting to me. I feel like it could be my favorite show (not counting Outlander of course). I know some out there don't appreciate it and I honestly thought I wouldn't but to me Oliver/The Arrow is just so different than so many Heroes.

He still has that annoying habit of thinking he can't be with the woman he loves because of who he is and the possibility of danger to her. This annoys me to no end but there are times I think he might be right, starting with the League of Assassins. The League has no compunction about killing a person, good, bad or in between. If the death of someone seems to fit their needs or even their whims it seems like a possibility. So should Felicity and Oliver be together it is highly possible they would try to kill her.

My problem with this is that anyone could kill Felicity and instead of spending what time they have together they are apart. A better solution would be to train Felicity to protect herself so she's not such a target.

Anyways, my thoughts were basically going to be about this episode..... so spoilers following the image....
[Super Spoilers!!!!!]I pretty much knew that Thea was the one who killed Sarah. Originally I wondered and then they told us the killer wasn't of average height and suddenly Merlin had taught Thea what he knew. Plus Sarah clearly knew her killer. My only hang up was I couldn't figure out why Thea would do it unless she thought Canary was after Merlin and was trying to protect him without knowing that it was Sarah. I kept going back to Merlin being the killer but that wouldn't make sense with the average height thing so it just had to be Thea.

Now we know why Thea did it, because Merlin drugged her so she was suggestible and would forget. Merlin just won father of the year *sarcasm here*. I think Arrow or possibly Felicity or someone else should leak that video to Thea and let her know what a scumbag Merlin really is. And that he would leak it and put Thea in danger. Yeah, he loves his daughter.

And stupid Oliver saying his goodbyes and telling Felicity he loved her. *sniffles* What the hell, Oliver? Stop toying with the girl.

And then Ray showing Felicity that he wants to suit up and be ATOM and have her help him out. I loved her line, "Why does this keep happening to me?" Priceless.

But the kicker was the ending of the episode. What the hell!? Though I'm wondering if by the angle of the blade if Ra's Al Ghul just went though that lung??? I have no idea but then Oliver fell off that steep mountain or whatever it is that he'd just climbed up. How can he survive the things he's surviving? I mean they want us to believe he's dead but then the show is over so I speculate he'll be back. But I get the feeling we have to see Felicity grieve. Damn it!

Okay so going back to the previous week where The Flash and The Arrow crossedover! Brilliant. I loved it so much and I liked the comparisons in Oliver's world verses Barry's. Oliver has a point about his extreme actions. He has more life and death situations which is brought home in The Climb when he's "killed" but also when Felicity tells him that he needs to kill Ra's to survive and not to hesitate.

Worst thing of all is we have to wait until January 21, 2015 to see what happens next. How painful, though admittedly not as painful as the 6 month wait the Outlander fans are having to endure and are only halfway through!

Yes, everything comes back to Outlander! LOL
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 18th, 2014 08:42 am (UTC)
Arrow seems to be taking a lot of story points form the Batman stories, so he probably dropped into Rhas' living for eternity pool or something like that *G* I mean, that man is supposed to be ooooold, with a daughter that age, and he doesn't look it, so...

But yeah, we'll see.

Malcom really hit the jackpot of fatherly love there. I think he's actually proud of himself!

I would love more Roy and Diggle action to compensate the Arrow's 'death' but I think we'll just get the ATOM route instead.

Looking forward to seeing Felicity deal with it all. Love her strength
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 19th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Yes! When Ra's saids something about 65 or 67 years ago... I wanted to say... you hadn't been born yet? I mean there is no way but whatever. I'll go with it. I don't know that much about the comics so I'm pretty much okay with whatever storyline.

I know. I hate Merlin. I want Ra's to kill him.

I think so too but I hope Roy and Diggle are very active because the whole Arrow team is awesome.

I adore Felicity so I can't wait either.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on January 5th, 2015 09:08 am (UTC)
I don't know much about the comics either, I got that mostly from the Batman movies and Andy :D

Yes, please :D

Definitely, I love their team dynamics. And Roy's outfit :D

She's awesome!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 7th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
See I tend to look up things on Wikipedia but I never remember anything.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on January 7th, 2015 08:41 am (UTC)
Hehe, Wikipedia is like youtube, I drift from one thing to another and in the end I don't know where I got there from where I started out :D
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Claires feetsireesanwar on January 8th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
I do the same thing!
Phoenixburned_phoenix on January 12th, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
hehe *g*
tracyj23: Holiday - Christmas treetracyj23 on December 18th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not really sure what to say to this episode. I like where the story is going and the darkness it invokes but at the same time it kind of feels like it's going all over the place and constantly introducing new "super" characters, and in some ways I'd just like to see the original guys - Arrow, Diggle, Roy and Felicity together doing stuff.

I"m kind of torn with this show. I do enjoy it immensely but sometimes I find it a bit confusing and maybe a little over the top. At least it's coming back soon. I haven't gotten into Outlander (which has the longest hiatus since BSG!), but the one I'm waiting to see, Agents of SHIELD, isn't back until March. January is only a couple of weeks away! And there's Christmas and New Years in there to keep us occupied. :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 19th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
Me too though I think this story has been building for a while. I think they started it back when Sarah came back as Canary though sometimes it feels like it is all over the place.

I do love Oliver, Roy and Diggle just doing their crime fighting thing. They are such an awesome team.

Believe me I feel your pain with that huge hiatus for AoS. I don't know what Starz is thinking with Outlander.

It is true, January is close and I know I'll have a lot to do and watch so I'm good but Arrow is just one of those things I never wait to watch.
tracyj23: Doctor Who - 10th Doctortracyj23 on December 20th, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
I guess it all makes sense if you're a connoisseur of the comic books and know all the characters already but it just seems like too many to me. You've got Sarah, who was just a girlfriend, suddenly becoming a "superhero" and then Thea who was just his sister becoming something more, now more new characters ... I just can't keep track of them all and why there need to be so many.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 22nd, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
See I like that there are lots of characters and everything doesn't always rely on just Oliver but then I still want a lot of their story.

And with this show I've come to realize all these "other" characters have stories that play into Arrow's story but that they aren't necessarily overly important.
tracyj23: Clark Gregg and Ming Na Wen - Philindatracyj23 on December 23rd, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
I suppose, I guess I just find it kind of confusing sometimes. And a little unrealistic. But I'm still liking it so I'll watch to see where it goes. :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 24th, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)