Arrow Season 5 Episode 1
Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Rick Gonzalez, Chad L. Coleman, Tyler Ritter
After Laurel’s death and the departure of both Diggle and Thea From Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow.
First episode from season 5 is here and we pick off with Team Arrow only consisting of Oliver and Felicity. Most of the episode is Felicity trying to convince Oliver that Diggle and Thea won’t be back and that he needs to find new recruits to join the team. The funny thing about this episode, it was the first time in awhile that I didn’t mind Felicity. It worked and didn’t feel forced on us like in past seasons. Sure this is still a CW show and we will ultimately get the relationship drama between the two again, but for the time being it was a nice change of pace.
As for the rest of the episode, there was some similarities between this episode and season two were Oliver actually has another story arc to go along with fighting bad guys and felicity. In this episode we see the dilemma that Oliver faces being the new Mayor of Star City and still trying to keep its citizens safe by running around at night as The Green Arrow. This just might be the most interesting story they had for Oliver since that season two, and it also is giving the character outside conflicts to deal with. Hopefully season 5 continues with these changes and doesn’t rely to heavily on the Felicity/Oliver on and off again relationship to deliver.
Another aspect of this episode and we will definetely seem more of in the near future is the Recruits. New blood was needed to keep this show interesting, the writes for four season have relied to heavily on the same four people to keep delivering on tired story arcs. With new character to add to the mix at the very least will add new drama to the mix. I am also excited to see that Curtis Holt will be joining Team Arrow. Hopefully soon we will see Mister Terrific.
I feel this was a strong start leading to a fresh season, as long as we don’t get to much of the past Arrow season we should be good, and I truly believe this could be a great season.
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