Since I'm on vacation - and thus, home when Arrow is starting, for once - I thought we'd mark the occasion with a live commentary before I start work on the latest Arrow Episode Guide entry.
Word of warning - this DOES have SPOILERS! So don't read this until you've seen the episode!
0:00 - Ok. Piano music. Wasn't expecting that.
0:01 - Ah. Classic Hero/Secret Identity inter-cut scene.
0:03 - Hmm. Weak man until he got a gun. Are you getting this subtle social commentary?
0:04 - Dammit, Felicity! I'm getting my mack on.
0:05 - Ok. Canary has an interest in Laurel. Why?
0:07 - Oh lord. Turns out Canary is... Damn it!.
0:08 - Well... that complicates things.
0:11 - Okay... Ollie saw Sara a year later. I smell a flashback coming.
0:12 - "Five years where nothing good happened." Well, except for the sex with Shado..
0:13 - Hey, it's The Haitian, from HEROES!
0:14 - And now... more exposition!
0:16 - Hey, it's... that lady... from ARGUS!
0:17 - Camp Kirby. Nice reference.
0:19 - And... the DA makes his move on Laurel.
0:21 - I do love the smug way Felicity says "I believe you ordered... Mr. Queen"
0:25 - Halfway through the episode and the bad guy hasn't really done anything. Anyone else notice that?
0:27 - When did this become an after-school special?
0:29 - And now... well, probably an explanation. Maybe.
0:31 - Amazing how far Quentin and Ollie have come as characters. This conversation never would have happened before.
0:33 - That can't be sanitary.
0:38 - I was wondering if we'd see Roy in this one.
0:42 - That was a damned effective action sequence.
0:48 - And here we go...
0:50 - Niiiiiiiice trade off!
0:53 - Another reference to that particle accelerator. Wonder if that's a
0:54 - Never trust a smiling politician.
0:56 - Okay. That's out of left field....
0:59 - Oh hell... is that....?