Tyler McCarthy Oct 13, 2016Arrow
strikes a balance between realistic superheroics and superhero realism in its latest episode, The Recruits...
This review contains spoilers.
5.2 The Recruits
The finale of Arrow
Season 4 left us all scratching our heads thinking, “they sure have written themselves into a corner here, haven’t they?”
Oliver (Stephen Amell
) and his estranged girlfriend, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards
), were the only members left on Team Arrow
after various members quit or, you know, died. Somehow, in just two episodes, the series is edging out of that plot corner while simultaneously finding its footing in an expanding TV universe.
First, let’s go all the way back. The series started in 2012 with a heavily bearded man being discovered on a deserted island after five years stranded. That man ended up being the highly-trained archer and vigilante now known as The Green Arrow
. Bob’s your uncle, a Deathstroke here,