Thursday, October 31, 2013

Arrow 2x04 "Crucible" reveals more than its predecessors

Arrow's second season has been getting  good reviews since its premiere a month ago. To justify those, i would like to add that there hasn't been one episode till now that would let you rest. The very first episode ended with the intro of Black Canary, and for the past two episodes they have build up on her character. We know she is ruthless and very agile. That has made the viewers happy and content, but Arrow doesn't waste much time to give you more. In 'Crucible', Green Arrow unmasks the Canary...and ho! He was in for a shock!

The dynamics between the Arrow and the Canary has also been stepped up in this episode. Where they used to fight crime alone, in their own ways, this episode helped them to team up against a crime warlord called the Mayor. We are surely going to see a lot more of them together, as it was also revealed that they knew each other, and also had to go through some serious stuff together on the island.

Another important reveal was that of the character named Brother Blood. This character from the DC world, is trying to build an army for himself to rule over the Glades. Now we come to know that one of the characters from the previous episodes is Blood. Maybe easy guesses for the fans. He wears a mask that looked very similar to the one that Scarecrow covers himself with, in the Dark Knight trilogy. Not to confuse that with this anyways. But it certainly seems like they would like the viewers to associate  themselves with the Nolan universe.

Here we also have Laurel trying to drown her sorrows in booze, and her father with his experience trying to dissuade her of it. Roy and Thea helps each other, while Canary's sidekick Sin gets injured in a shootout. Something with Felicity rubbing Ollie's chin ;). Lots happening in every episode, and a lot of characters have been already pushed onto the screen. The only problem now for the producers is to find them space and time to interact with the viewers. Well the very next episode is titled the "League of Assassins". So i take it that DC is not going to slow down, but just keep delivering you with more kicks. Well, i hope the next one tops this episode, because for now this has been my favourite.

Watch the teaser for next episode :

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