Cast & Crew
Laurel Lance/Black Siren
Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Captain Quentin Lance
Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood
Barton Mathis / Dollmaker
Dr. Anthony Ivo
State v. Queen Photos
WOW! Now that was a huge, huge twist! Merlyn alive! Thea is his daughter! Oh, and Brother Blood is finally ready to build an army of super-soldiers. Whew, things are really heating up in Starling City!
The fantastical is seeping into this world, and Arrow is upping the pulpiness to meet these new elements head-on.
Do you want to start with how great Seth Gabel was this week? Because he was great, hitting a blend of camp and darkness that managed to feel totally organic to the show's world. I loved it.
Despite being a bumpy, table-setting entry in what has otherwise been a fantastic second season of Arrow, the episode was bolstered by the shocking events of its final act.
All in all, an exceptionally uneven hour that was mostly righted by its final act...with plenty of stirred and shocking developments for the future.
At first blush, this courtroom drama looks to be the centerpiece of the episode. Instead, in true Arrow fashion, it serves as merely the catalyst for the revelation of some much deeper, darker truths.
Bad acting and "copycat Joker" writing make [Count Vertigo] the lamest entry in Ollie's rogues gallery. Luckily, the other elements in this episode were much stronger, so the end result was still pretty enjoyable.
A shame then that 'State vs. Queen' falls back on those same old Nolan-esque tropes, with one sequence...ripped directly from 2008's The Dark Knight.
Brutal, guys. Just brutal. A tremendous step backwards for a show that has done a fine job of not only reinventing itself this season.