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Arrow S210 - Blast Radius

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Nov 23, 2002

Oliver continues his search for the man in the skull mask to no avail. Meanwhile, Felicity has been traveling to Central City to visit Barry who is in a coma due to being hit by the lightning. Serial bomber Mark Scheffer, who goes by the name "Shrapnel", begins setting off bombs across Starling City as an anti-government movement. Sebastian Blood begins his campaign for mayor and decides to organize a Unity Rally for the city. Scheffer targets the rally, but Oliver is able to apprehend Scheffer and the bombs are disarmed. During the commotion, Thea witnesses Roy using his new strength and confronts him. Laurel continues to look into Blood, after discovering that he has ties to Cyrus Gold. She visits a mental institution, where she finds Blood's mother, who reveals that Sebastian killed his father and put her in the institution to cover it up. In a flashback, Slade experiences adverse effects to his mind and personality due to the Mirakuru.

This episode felt somewhat like a filler, namely due to the slow advancement of existing story arcs.

The tension between Oliver and Felicity was interesting, but aside from that, not much happens.

One curiosity is that 4 weeks have passed since the last episode - and although Arrow knows what this "Miracle" drug can do, he hasn't apparently done anything to try and deal with Roy - he's been injected, and likely to go mad - and he's Oliver's younger sister's boyfriend. Is Oliver really going to do nothing but stay back and watch what happens?