Looks like we’ll be on the verge of having the Green Arrow as the mayor of Star City! Think about it. Our vigilante, our hero, as our mayor!
Mayor Queen, has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
On last week’s episode of Arrow, Laurel and Thea made their returns to Nanda Parbat in search of Malcolm Merlyn and the Lazarus Pit. Why? Well, they wish to bring Sara back to life, despite the time in between Sara’s death and the present.
They find the hideout of the League of Assassins and immediately confront the new Demon’s Head, Malcolm Merlyn, and request for his approval to use the Lazarus Pit to bring Sara back from the dead. Without hesitation, he declines their request. Knowing the powers that lie within the Pit, he concluded that due to the time in between Sara’s death and now, the Pit can’t even guarantee that it will fully revive Sara.
And even if she were to be brought back to life, there’s no telling who or what would come out of those waters.
Hearing of this, Nyssa al Ghul quickly disapproves and is disappointed in Laurel greatly. After all, Sara was Nyssa’s lover for quite some time and it must hurt to hear that your fallen loved one could be revived, but under the wrong circumstances.
Meanwhile, back at Star City, an A.R.G.U.S. operative breaks into Diggle’s home and delivers him some information that hits Diggle hard from his past. Remember how Diggle’s brother was murdered? Well, if you don’t, I’ll break it down really quick, really easy.
It was always a mystery to who killed Diggle’s brother. It was discovered that Floyd Lawton, better known as Deadshot, was hired for the job by a woman named Mina Fayad, an employee of Damien Darhk’s association, H.I.V.E.
The operative informs Diggle on the whereabouts of Fayad and what she’s planning on doing next. Diggle takes immediate action and goes without Oliver’s back up. This doesn’t turn out too well for both heroes, for Oliver went after a new threat without any help, too.
This new threat is a metahuman that was recommended to Darhk by Fayad and was later hired by Darhk after Anarky proved that he couldn’t finish the job. His name is Jeremy Tell, but DC Comics fans might know him better as Double Down. His power? He can turn playing card tattoos into physical weapons and are quite lethal. Tell was given this ability after the particle accelerator explosion affected him while he was getting his tattoos done at a parlor.
Both heroes put up a great fight, but were ultimately unsuccessful at achieving their goals, respectively. Felicity has enough of the bickering between the two former best friends and forces them to make amends with each other so that everyone in the team can get on the same page.
It was an emotional talk between the two. Between Oliver asking for forgiveness once again and Diggle telling Oliver that he can’t trust him anymore after what happened in Season 3, it was a talk that most people have gone through with a loved one at some point in their life.
But after a very long talk, the two reconcile their differences and agree on working together to take down enemies and to work on their friendship once more.
Back at Darhk’s hideout, Tell returns to him alongside Fayad, having failed his mission of killing the Green Arrow. Darhk kills Fayad in retaliation for speaking out of line to him and forces Tell to “finish the job.”
The two heroes team together and locate Tell after he tries to flee back to Central City. Together, they take down the metahuman. However, they did it without obtaining any new information about H.I.V.E. or Fayad. Alas, their victory wasn’t in vain for their friendship had grown back and is slowly becoming the brotherhood we all know and love.
Meanwhile, at Nanda Parbat, Malcolm Merlyn finally agrees to bring back Sara using the Lazarus Pit only to appease Thea.
They perform the ritual and dip Sara’s dead body into the Pit. At first, it seems like nothing was going to happen. However, bursting out of the Pit comes Sara and looks to be crazed with anger and frustration and leaps to attack everybody. The League of Assassins restrains her just in time for Nyssa to witness the ritual in shock and pain.
As a form of retaliation, Nyssa destroys the Lazarus Pit using a chemical Ra’s al Ghul created in case the Pit fell into the wrong hands. She, then, vows to take Malcolm Merlyn’s life when she is given the opportunity.
With Sara revived and going insane inside Nanda Parbat, how will Laurel ever return her to the hero we remember her as? And will this mean that Thea is, indeed, doomed to a life of killing as a result of her increased aggression?
Also, with no new information on how to take down H.I.V.E. and Damien Darhk, how can Team Arrow find a way to defeat the crazed leader?
On tonight’s episode of Arrow, Laurel must face her father, Captain Lance, and tell him the truth about bringing Sara back from the dead. But first, they have to bring Sara back to Star City from Nanda Parbat.
The truth will be revealed soon enough, ladies and gentlemen.
Don’t miss out on an ALL-NEW episode of Arrow tonight at 8 p.m. on SFL-TV, the CW!