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"Unfinished Business" offers a particularly good example of Arrow's occasional willingness to buck superhero conventions when the Hood is knocked out by an orderly.
To make matters worse, the driving force behind all the drama was - once again - Starling City's drug of choice, Vertigo, which, while dangerous, doesn't exactly make for an intriguing villain.
Ongoing issues with the flashbacks aside though, 'Unfinished Business' is a solid Arrow outing - character development comes more to the fore this week, with action taking a back seat, which every once in a while is no bad thing.
"Unfinished Business" is a bit of a detour, sacrificing advancement of the overarching plot for the sake of character development. On a series whose supporting cast has been painted in the broadest of strokes...that's certainly not a bad thing.
Episodes like "Unfinished Business" really aren't good for Arrow's health in the long run, because no amount of crazy is sustainable forever.
I was a bit underwhelmed with "Unfinished Business" as it unfolded...We knew the stories, aired the differences and fought the fights. Until I got my A-HA moment.
There's some decent storytelling in general this week, mining good scenes from some freshly complicated relationships.
There are some loaded dramatic elements that actually manage to have some decent heft here.
"Unfinished Business"...ultimately feels overcrowded and unfocused.
This episode improved on the last few installments by tightening and streamlining the plot.