Arrow Season 2, Episode 17 - Birds Of Prey: 3 DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs
1. Don’t Call Me SpeedyOf course, we already know that the exchange isn't going to go smoothly. I mean, the big bad of the present storyline is Deathstroke. Slade is still pissed about Shado and I still don't really get why anyone blames Oliver for her death. Mirakuru, it's a hell of a drug, something that Roy knows all too well. This week saw the long awaited return of the newest sidekick's training but that unfortunately also came at a cost. I'm sure we were all anticipating that the changes going on inside the burgeoning superhero were going to strain his relationship with Thea, however, I still hoped Arrow wouldn't resort to the whole 'keep your distance to keep her safe' trope.
Let's hope it was played for good reason (you know, like pushing her into Slade's car) and the separation doesn't last too long. They are good as a team, Speedy and the Red Arrow. Besides, she's the only thing keeping Roy in line with her nickname being the only reason he didn't kill the joyrider who shot through his hand. And I'm sure we all had a good laugh when he told the rest of Team Arrow that he didn't want to be given one. Let's hope he likes Arsenal. Poor Thea. They all treat her as too precious to know the truth. Something tells me that Malcolm Merlyn's daughter can handle it and just might find out next week.
Arrow returns with Episode 18, "Deathstroke" next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Created by Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, the DC Comics inspired series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett, Paul Blackthorne and Susanna Thompson.
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