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Oliver's next target is Scott Morgan, a power executive who jacks up prices for electricity when people most need it. John Diggle suggests they go after the gang of bank robbers that recently wounded a police officer during a daytime heist. Oliver is not so keen but John isn't the kind of guy who gives up very easily. Oliver quickly identifies one of them as a high school acquaintance, Derek Reston - and learns that Reston may have turned to crime because of something Oliver's father did. Tommy meanwhile isn't having much luck with his hoped for romance with Laurel. He seeks Thea's advice. Flashbacks show Oliver's doubts about his survival on the island. Written by garykmcd

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The masks that the Reston family wore during their bank robberies had the markings of the ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of spades. This is in reference to The Royal Flush Gang, a criminal group from the DC comics that have come into conflict with numerous DC superheroes. See more »

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In previous episodes, Oliver has shown sufficient hacking skills to illegally transfer money to several recipients whose bank details he could not have known in advance. However, in this episode, he requires Felicity's help to do simple web searches. See more »

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Laurel Lance: Tommy?
Tommy Merlyn: Yeah.
Laurel Lance: Is Thea okay?
Tommy Merlyn: Oh, yeah. She just ate some bad crab cakes.
Laurel Lance: Are you sure it wasn't something she drank?
Tommy Merlyn: Don't worry, I got this. You can go back inside. Keep having fun. Looked like you were having a nice little do-si-do with the good doctor.
Laurel Lance: Tommy, I'm gonna let you in on a little-known secret about Dr. Carter Bowen: the man is a gigantic ass. And the only reason why I danced with him is because he wrote a massive check to CNRI. Why would you think anything else?
Tommy Merlyn: I guess when it ...
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It Just Keeps Getting Better!
14 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is the best one of the show so far, and brings a decidedly different tone to "Arrow". The antagonists here are not as black-and- white as the corrupt businessmen Oliver has been taking down. For the first time, Oliver deviates from the list, and it's a direction Diggle is intent on leading him down. We are beginning to see the makings of a hero in the hooded vigilante.

While the aforementioned criminals must be dealt with, of course, they took a backseat this week to the exploration of relationships between the characters. For the first time, Ollie's interactions with Thea and his mother seem truly believable, and they play off each other nicely.

"Legacies" did a fantastic job of making me actually care about the characters I've been watching on the screen for the past few weeks. Tommy Merlyn finally got some decent screen time here, and I've gone from finding his character shallow and annoying to enjoying his presence and looking forward to his appearances.

After last week's great "Damaged", I thought the standard had been set, and I wasn't sure how much better the show could get. "Legacies" eliminates any concerns I had about the future of "Arrow"; it is easily the best episode thus far, and sets the bar even higher for what is already turning out to be an amazing series.


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