Arrow Season 5 Episode 3
“A Matter of Trust”
Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Josh Segarra, Paul Blakthorne, Audrey Marie Anderson, Rick Gonzalez, Joe Dinicol, Madison McLaughlin, Tyler Ritter, Carly Pope, Cody Rhodes, Mike Dopud
Now that Oliver has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn’t feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog defies the Green Arrow’s orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Derek Sampson, who is terrorizing Star City. Sampson proves more powerful than Wild Dog and its up to the Green Arrow to go head to head with Runnels to save his teammate.
Another solid episode from Arrow, this has proved to be a higher quality season than expected. I’m glad that we have the return of familiar faces in Diggle and Lyla. We get the guest star of Cody Rhodes, who faced Stephen Amell at wrestlemania. I also loved the play on Cody Rhodes WWE character Stardust, which was the name of the drug being pushed in Star City.
If you were searching for any issues with the episode, it seems like the writers have found themselves in a little bit of a rut. Each week it seems like Oliver isn’t progressing as a character as fast you would like. There is a weekly repeating cycle of Oliver is wrong about something, Felicity tells Oliver he is wrong, Some devastating event occurs, Oliver realizes he is wrong and informs everyone he is. I think there is a change that needs to happen. I would like to see Oliver learn and become more of a team member.
As for the new team, we finally get to see them in action together, which means we get to see Curtis Holt in action. I like the name tease of Mister Terrific and can’t wait to see how his character progresses into the hero we know from the comics. Wild Dog seems to be a wild card within the group and looks to be a issue waiting to happen, while I still haven’t figured out Evelyn Sharp. She is like the new Robin to Batman, you know how they keep getting younger and younger.
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