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"Betrayal" doesn't get everything right, but it gets a lot of mileage out of its titular theme, as multiple characters betray the trust of those they supposedly care about.
There was a lot that went down on Arrow tonight - a new big bad, a bust gone wrong, a kidnapping, and an inadvertent confession, to name just a few - and for me, that was kind of the problem.
It not only disappoints me to tell you that the latest episode ranks among the most myopic, but also that it's hard to summarize what exactly makes "Betrayal" any worse than other entries.
We'll have Green Arrow canon characters swinging in and out of the series, but it appears none will stick while the main offensive is Lance vs. Arrow. Oh, please let me be wrong.
A deceptively strong episode that builds slowly, revealing an ever more elaborate web of deceits and deceptions between its main players.
Still, however melodramatic, the events of the episode (thematically speaking), could prove to have lasting ramifications for more than just Oliver and Moira.
We have faith in the series going forward, but "Betrayal" does very little to address the series' more glaring weaknesses.
Plenty of stuff and things and whatnot went down in Arrow this week, but only one element really mattered.
There's action, intrigue, and while Vanch is pretty weak as villain-of-the-week, the ongoing Moira Queen sub-plot and the introduction of Slade Wilson means that there's plenty of interesting foes for Oliver to tangle with.
It was all in this week's episode of Arrow, "Betrayal," during which Oliver Queen finally faces the truth about his mother's involvement in the citywide criminal conspiracy he's piecing together.