Arrow S319 - Broken Arrow

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Nov 23, 2002

With Roy arrested for being the Arrow, the District Attorney decides not to charge Oliver with any crime. In prison, Roy fends off attacks from the other inmates. While Oliver and his team plot to break Roy out of prison, as well as determine how to stop metahuman Jake Simmons, Captain Lance obtains a search warrant for Verdant and uncovers Oliver's hideout, though he only finds Roy's fingerprints. Oliver enlists Ray's help in stopping the metahuman. After a failed first attempt, Oliver and Ray sync their movements through a neural network, but when the network malfunctions during the battle, Ray defeats Simmons himself, and places him under S.T.A.R. Labs' custody. With the help of a former A.R.G.U.S. agent, Roy fakes his own murder so that the public believes the Arrow is dead and Oliver Queen innocent. As a result, Roy is forced to leave the city. Ra's visits Thea and after a brief fight he mortally wounds her with his sword. In flashbacks, Oliver infiltrates A.R.G.U.S. to stop Waller, only to discover that she did not send the men after him and the Yamashiros: it was actually done by General Shrieve, who plans to release the virus in Hong Kong. Oliver, Maseo, and Tatsu steal the vaccine, as well as the plans for how Shrieve plans to infect the city.

They had us going with the whole Roy thing - we really believed for a moment that he might be dead. However, had no idea of why he was going or where - that just seemed to come out from nowhere.

And then - Thea at the end?? Because of what happened with Roy, it's tempting to think she's not dead. However, after Season 2 am not sure!

No idea what's really happening with the Hong Kong storyline - Oliver keeps breaking into labs to steal a virus or vaccine, then gets chased a lot.

Captain Lance - his vendetta against Arrow doesn't realy make much sense to me. And trying to blame Roy's "death" on Arrow when it was Lance's crusade to put him behind bars that caused everything in the first place...

Will have to watch the next one to see what really happened to Thea...